Local curlers heading to BC Winter Games

The Juvenile Boys Curling Team of Colin Anderson, Devin Anderson, Elliott Starchuk and Dawson Reid from Grand Forks will represent Zone 1.

The Anderson rink from Grand Forks will be prepresenting the Kotoenays at the BC Winter Games after qualifying last weekend in Invermere.

by Leigh Wilson-Starchuk

On Jan. 15, the Juvenile Boys Curling Team of Colin Anderson, Devin Anderson, Elliott Starchuk and Dawson Reid from Grand Forks travelled to Invermere to play off for the right to represent Zone 1 at the BC Winter Games.

The team make up is as follows:  Skip – Colin Anderson, Third – Devin Anderson, Second – Elliott Starchuk, and Lead – Dawson Reid.

The first game was held at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Invermere Curling Club.

The game was a closely fought battle with the teams exchanging single points in the first two ends. The third end was blanked. The Geiger rink took two points in the fourth end to have a two point lead going into the fourth end break.

The Anderson rink was forced to a single point in the fifth end but stole one in the sixth end to tie the game up at three.  Geiger was forced to one in the seventh end to have the lead coming home in the final end.

Anderson was able to get one to tie the game up and force and extra end. The game went to the Anderson rink in the extra end with a steal of one.

Game 2 was played Saturday morning at 10 a.m. This game started with a blank end followed by Geiger getting his two points in the second end. The Anderson rink came back with a very strong end in the third end and took four. They continued to force the play in the fourth end and stole one going into the break.

The score after four ends of play was 5-2 for the Anderson rink. The Geiger team came back in the fifth end and took three tying up at five all.

The sixth end saw the Anderson rink respond strongly getting their two for a 7-5 lead. Geiger was forced to one point in the seventh end. The Anderson rink started the eighth end one up with the hammer.

Geiger’s last shot was a draw attempt but he came up light, meaning that Anderson did not have to throw his last rock.  The Anderson rink won the game by a score of 7-6.

The Anderson rink will now represent Zone 1 in the BC Winter Games in Penticton in February.

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