BC Junior Curling Tour wraps up, with four teams headed to provincials

The final standings for the 2018-19 BC Junior Curling Tour have been determined, with the tour coming to a close over Remembrance Day long weekend with the Optimist Junior Cashspiel at Esquimalt Curling Club.

The tour’s top two junior men’s teams and top two junior women’s teams will receive automatic berths to the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships, which are taking place at Vernon Curling Club from December 27, 2018 to January 1, 2019.

Langley and Victoria’s Team Tardi (Tyler Tardi, Sterling Middleton, Matthew Hall, Alex Horvath) has come in first in the BC Junior Men’s Tour with 260.00 points. The team won both the Anita Cochrane Memorial and the Rick Cotter Memorial. Skip Tardi and third Middleton will be looking to defend their title of BC Junior Men’s Champions in Vernon.

Richmond and Royal City’s Team Carpenter (Brayden Carpenter, Matthew McCrady, Zane McLeod, Branden Reimer) will also advance to the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships after coming in second in the BC Junior Men’s Tour with 244.00 points, just 16 points behind Team Tardi.

Delta’s Team Daniels (Sarah Daniels, Kayla MacMillan, Jessica Humphries, Sarah Loken) has claimed the top spot in the BC Junior Women’s Tour with 365.00 points. The team won the Parksville Junior Cashspiel, the Anita Cochrane Memorial, and the Optimist Junior Cashspiel. Daniels will be aiming to return to the top of the podium at the BC Junior Curling Championships, which she last won in 2016.

Victoria’s Team Reese-Hansen (Taylor Reese-Hansen, Catera Park, Jordan Koster, Sydney Brilz) came in second in the BC Junior Women’s Tour with 279.75 points. The team won the Rick Cotter Memorial and will be looking to defend their title of BC Junior Women’s Champions.

The remaining six junior men’s teams and six junior women’s teams that will be competing in the 2019 BC Junior Curling Championships will be determined at the junior playdowns. The junior regional playdowns will be taking place November 30 to December 2, with the junior open playdown taking place December 7 to 9.

The deadline for teams to register for the junior regional playdowns is November 16. More information can be found at https://www.curlbc.ca/curlers/competitive/junior/