Local curlers win a chance to attend the PIC

Quesnel Curling Club will be represented when provincial and international curling bragging rights are on the line April 15 – 19.

Quesnel Curling Club will be represented when provincial and international curling bragging rights are on the line April 15 – 19 at the Richmond Curling Centre.

The 16th Annual Pacific International Cup features club curling championship teams from all over British Columbia, along with teams from the Yukon, eight U.S. states, Australia, New Zealand and for the first time—Brazil.

The Pacific International Cup (PIC) is one of the premier curling events in the world for the development of the sport at the grass-roots level.

Only true “club” teams are eligible. It provides B.C. club champions, American state champions, and international club curling teams with an opportunity to showcase their skills, while fostering the social traditions of the game.

The Quesnel men’s club champions, skipped by Blair Hedden, qualified for the PIC by winning the North region of the B.C. Club Challenge in March.

Hedden is joined by Tim Richards at Third, Allan Sand at Second and John Ayles at Lead.

At stake for the British Columbia men’s and women’s club champions is a chance to represent the province at the 2015 Travelers Canadian Curling Club Championship in Ottawa this November.

That event—formerly known as The Dominion (which was hosted by Richmond in 2011)—gives club curling teams the chance to play for a national championship, while being treated like the curling stars we see on TV at the Brier, Scotties and Olympics.

Round Robin games begin Wednesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. at the Richmond Curling Centre, and continue all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the playoffs being held Sunday morning and afternoon.

Complete schedules, standings and team rosters are available at http://www.picup.ca/home.php.

The PIC also raises money for the event’s official charity: Spinal Cord Injury BC, thanks to the generosity of the participating curlers in contributing prizes to our auction.

For more information contact Doug Bradley, Manager, Richmond Curling Centre @ 604-278-1722 or e-mail doug@richmondcurling.com or contact Jim Schuman, Chair, PIC  jaws@telus.net.

Participating teams:

Men’s: Arizona, Australia, California, Colorado, Illinois, New Zealand, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin, Yukon, eight BC teams from six regions.

Women’s: Brazil, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Yukon, eight B.C. teams from six regions.

 

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