Grand Forks’ Team Bartlett takes silver at BC Juvenile Curling Provincials

A Grand Forks curling club wins silver at the BC Juvenile Curling Provincials.

From left: Zane Bartlett

From left: Zane Bartlett

A curling rink based out of the Grand Forks Curling Club took silver at the BC Juvenile Curling Provincials in Prince George, B.C.

Representing the Kootenays, Team Bartlett, which consisted of skip Zane Bartlett, third Evan Turgeon, second Jordan Field, lead Colin Anderson and fifth Devin Anderson, made it all the way to the final, only to lose to Team Habkirk from Coquitlam 7-3.

Team Bartlett opened up play with a 10-2 loss to the same Habkirk rink but subsequently defeated Team Withey (Prince George) 12-1, Team Ueda (North Vancouver, B.C.) 6-3, Team Cliff (Vernon, B.C.) 7-2 before facing Team Habkirk in the gold medal game.

“It was a good experience,” Turgeon said of the provincials.

“We met a good team in Team Cliff and the only team to beat us was Team Habkirk and they wound up taking the gold,” said Bartlett.

“It’s good to experience high-level curling,” Turgeon added.

While happy to medal, the rink expressed some disappointment in not being able to win it all but took it in stride.

“It’s a little heartbreaking but it’s our first provincials, so we’re OK with silver,” Turgeon said.

“We’re the second-best in B.C.,” Bartlett said.

With the gold medal so close, the rink is getting set for next season.

“We’ll wait for next year’s juveniles and hopefully take gold,” Turgeon explained.