Team Cotter will advance to the finals after a 9-3 victory over Team Montgomery. Ronan O’Doherty photos

2019 B.C. Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships: Draw 13 highlights

Cotter beats Mongtomery 9-3 and Wark squeaks by Brown 8-6.

Team Montgomery came up short 9-3 in their match against Team Cotter this morning in Draw 13 of the B.C. Men’s Curling Championships.

Vernon’s Team Cotter, who are unbeaten so far this tournament will move on to the finals, while their Victoria opponents will match up against the winner of Team Barry versus Team Wenzek.

Skip Jim Cotter said his team is getting better with each passing game.

“Our communication has been just awesome,” he said of his team’s success, “We’re talking lots and always communicating and throwing the right weights.”

Like many winning curling teams, a commitment to level heads has done them well.

“We can only control what we can, so we just stay focused and keep doing what we’re doing between games and just staying with our routine.”

Cotter had nothing but praise for this competitor.

“We knew Monty’s team is a great team,” he said, “We knew we had to come out super tough and so every end we had to get our rocks into position.

“We knew we had to keep the pressure on, as they’re a really good team, so we had to come out strong.”

The top two Women’s teams also faced off in an intense match a couple sheets over.

Abbostford’s Team Wark managed to steal two in the tenth end to best Kamloops/ Royal City’s Team Brown 8-6.

Team Wark advances to the finals, while Brown will face the winner of Team Hudyma and Team Richards.

Sarah Wark was hoarse from all the yelling she had been doing at her sweepers all morning.

“I’m losing my voice because I keep getting super excited and yelling really loud.”

It has been a difficult week for the Women’s tournament’s top seed with many of their matches taking until the final ends to decide, but Wark said it has helped the team maintain their focus.

“I think every game this week it’s been close,” she said, “We’ve had a couple extra ends, we’ve had to make shots in the tenth, we’ve had to work really hard the whole game.

“We haven’t really had any gimmies and I think that’s really prepared us for a really good final game.”

READ MORE: Draw 12 Highlights



sports@quesnelobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Team Wark edged a tough Team Brown 8-6 in a tight match on Saturday morning.

Just Posted

COVID-19 “exposure event” at Quesnel Junior Secondary School

The school is one of two in Northern Health with exposure to the virus in the first weeks of classes

Fire hydrant and water main flushing begins Sept. 21 in Quesnel

The annual maintenance will take place throughout the city over the next three weeks

COVID-19: Northern Health assuring public it has declared no public exposure events or outbreaks

As of Sept. 17, there are 241 cases in the Northern Health Authority region

Cariboo firefighters deployed to Oregon

Twenty-three firefighters from the Cariboo Fire Centre are on their way to U.S.

VIDEO: Cow, calf moose hunt must be stopped: Dan and Vivian Simmons

‘Recovery of mountain caribou a top priorty’: ministry of forests spokesperson

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

70-year-old punched in the head in dispute over disability parking space in Nanaimo

Senior’s turban knocked off in incident at mall parking lot

Thousands of child care spaces coming to 35 B.C. communities

Province announces milestone in Childcare BC plan

Most Read