Brown and Calibaba ousted from provincials
The Tim Horton’s Junior Provincial Curling Championships in Victoria have ended in disappointment for two Kamloops rinks.
Skip Corryn Brown, lead Sydney Fraser, second Samantha Fisher and third Erin Pincott finished with a 4-3 record, but lost 4-2 in a tie-breaker to Falon Burkitt of Prince George and did not make the playoffs.
On the men’s side, Brook Calibaba’s River City rink — lead Alex Nicholson, second Kael Kristjanson, third Spencer Holden and fifth Braden Krenz — joined Brown on the outside looking in, posting a 2-5 round-robin record.
The Brown rink dropped its opening matchup 8-6 to Kesa Van Osch’s Nanimo rink on Tuesday, Dec. 27, before bouncing back on Wednesday morning with a 7-3 win over Brittany McAulay’s Richmond foursome.
On Wednesday afternoon, Brown brought the hammer down twice, thumping Michelle Ball's Williams Lake rink 16-2 and Dezaray Hawes' Royal City rink 9-2.
Stephanie Prinse's Chilliwack quartet edged Brown 6-5 in the 10th end on Thursday (Dec. 29) morning.
The Kamloops girls bounced back on Thursday afternoon with a 7-6 win over Alyssa Kyllo of Vernon.
On Friday morning, Brown fell 10-1 to the Burkitt rink to wrap up the round-robin.
The Kamloops foursome won their first tie-breaker matchup — 9-2 over Kyllo — before losing to the Burkitt rink.
Calibaba lost 6-5 in the 10th end to Patrick McEachran’s North Vancouver rink on Tuesday and 7-1 to Josh Hozack’s Victoria rink on Wednesday morning.
On Wednesday afternoon, Calibaba split a pair of draws, edging Chris Haynes of Nelson 7-6 and falling 10-4 to Tyler Klymchuk of Langley.
Calibaba topped Cameron de Jong of Victoria 9-6 on Thursday morning and Justin Nillson of Kelowna edged the Kamloops rink 8-3 on Thursday afternoon.
On Friday morning, Brandon Emslie of Kelowna topped Calibaba 9-5.
The tournament wraps up on Saturday, Dec. 31.
Ken Brown and Brian Fisher split the coaching duties for the Brown rink, while Gailya Wasylik coaches the Calibaba team.