Team Hudyma skip Lindsay Hudyma watches her rock during the women’s 3-4 playoff. Hudyma’s team lost 5-8 to Team Richards. Lindsay Chung photo

2019 B.C. Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships: Draw 14 highlights

Team Richards and Team Barry advance to semifinals after Saturday afternoon wins in Quesnel

With wins in the afternoon playoff, Team Richards and Team Barry advanced to tonight’s semifinal games during the B.C. Women’s and Men’s Curling Championships.

Team Richards defeated Team Hudyma 8-5 in the women’s 3-4 playoff to earn a trip to the semifinal, where they will face Team Brown at 7 p.m. tonight (Feb. 2).

Team Richards, who play out of Kelowna, Victoria and Prince George, was leading 3-2 after five ends then pulled ahead 6-2 after scoring three points in the sixth. After scoring one point in each of the seventh and eighth ends, Team Richards was ahead 8-2 before Team Hudyma, who are from Vancouver, scored three in the ninth to pull within three points.

“It feels good to come out and we had a pretty strong game there, we were doing the simple things really well and we were in control of that game most of the way,” skip Brette Richards said right after the win. “We were fortunate, she had a couple misses that resulted in our favour, but we certainly were in control of that game and feeling confident.”

Looking ahead, Richards isn’t looking to change much.

“I think we just want to keep doing what we’re doing, keep bringing our momentum forward,” she said. “Our game plan is relatively simple but if you make most of your shots, you’re going to be successful — the simpler they are, the better chance you have to execute them. So we’re just going to go out and try to do all the right things and see what happens.”

In men’s play, Team Barry from Golden Ears came back from a 4-1 deficit to tie the game 4-4 after scoring three points in the fifth end. Team Wenzek, from Langley, Royal City and Kamloops, pulled ahead 5-4 in the seventh, but Team Barry scored two unanswered points in the eighth end and again in the ninth to secure the win.

Team Barry’s victory means a spot in tonight’s semifinal against Team Montgomery at 7 p.m.

“That game, we just stayed patient,” said third Sebastien Robillard. “We got down early, and we managed to be patient and get our opportunities and take advantage of every opportunity we had.”

Robillard is feeling “great” going into tonight’s game.

“We’re really going to build on that momentum,” he said. “The last 24 hours have been really good, so we’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing and ride the wave. We’re just going to stick to our routine, have a nice snack in between games and come back strong for the night game.”

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Team Barry skip Josh Barry yells instructions to his sweepers during his team’s 8-5 win over Team Wenzek. Lindsay Chung photo

Team Wenzek skip Daniel Wenzek throws a rock during his team’s 5-8 loss to Team Barry. Lindsay Chung photo

The women’s teams are piped in prior to the 2019 Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championships 3-4 playoff. Lindsay Chung photo

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