2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Menâ€™s Curling Championships
February 6-10 Parksville Curling Club
Parksville Curling Club 193 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC Presented by:
2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship
Schedule of Events WEDNESDAY, February 6
SATURDAY, February 9
8:30am 9:00am 1:30pm 2:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm
10:30am 11:00am 11:00am 7:00pm 7:30pm
Pre-game Practice Draw 1 Pre-game Practice Draw 2 Opening Ceremonies Pre-game Practice Draw 3
THURSDAY, February 7 8:30am 9:00am 1:30pm 2:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm
Pre-game Practice Draw 4 Pre-game Practice Draw 5 Pre-game Practice Draw 6
FRIDAY, February 8 8:30am 9:00am 1:30pm 2:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm
Pre-game Practice Page 1 vs 2 Page 3 vs 4 Pre-game Practice Semi Final
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Pre-game Practice Draw 7 Pre-game Practice Draw 8 Pre-game Practice Draw 9
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Message from the Mayor Welcome to Parksville! On behalf of Council and the citizens of Parksville, it is my pleasure to welcome competitors, their families and friends and spectators to the 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Provincials. It is indeed an honour to welcome you back to the City of Parksville. We know that your primary focus while visiting Parksville will be on the competition games and activities, however, we hope you will take time to see our beautiful City and region. Whether you walk through our spectacular downtown Community Park or stroll along the waterfront walkway and our spectacular beach, do take time to appreciate the natural beauty of our area. Congratulations to all participating teams. Your hard work, countless practices and dedication to the sport have led you to this event. Our very best for a successful tournament and do enjoy your stay. We await your return, for your next tournament or perhaps for your next vacation. Sincerely, CHRIS BURGER, Mayor City of Parksville
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Message from Curl BC Chair Terry Vandale A warm Curl BC welcome to everyone involved in the 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship. On behalf of the board, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the organizing committee from Parksville who took on this championship event not once but twice. There’s no doubt it has been an enormous undertaking, but event chair Penny Shantz and all her helpers have made it look easy. Thank you, Parksville, for all your hard work, and we hope you will continue to host events like this in the years to come. A big thank you to a big supporter of curling in BC, Canadian Direct Insurance, who sponsor this event. We are particularly grateful that this season the company has decided to help the Curling for Life Endowment Fund, which has been designed to ensure curling remains strong and vibrant in the province. Now when BC curlers purchase their home and auto insurance through Canadian Direct Insurance, mentioning Curl BC, it will help grow the endowment fund. Finally, thanks also to all the athletes, coaches and volunteers for your hard work leading up to this competition. Your dedication to the sport is what makes events like this possible. Good curling to all the participants! Terry Vandale, Chair, Curl BC
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Message from the Host Committee On behalf of our host committee, we welcome you to Parksville and the 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Mens Provincial Curling Championship! This is the second year in a row we have been honored with the presence of the best curlers in BC and we are very excited to have you come to Parksville. We would also like to give a warm welcome to all the friends, families and supporters who came out to cheer for their favourite teams. Events like this cannot happen without the support of Sponsors. We would like to extend a very special thank you to Canadian Direct Insurance, our Title Sponsor & SaveOn Foods, our Presenting Sponsor. As well, thank you to Tigh na mara Resort, Parksville Qualicum News, Morningstar Golf Course, Vancouver Island Brewery, Coastal Colour Printing, Lesley’s Esthetics, Parksville Chrysler, Tim Hortons, Parksville Chamber of Commerce and the City of Parksville. We have approximately 180 volunteers who have donated countless hours preparing for you! This committee is the absolute BEST I have worked with and I am excited for you to experience the results of their efforts. Just take a look at the drapery; Doneen Goff and her volunteers spent endless hours cutting and sewing all the drapery in the arena and it looks fantastic! Thank you to all the volunteers! Good luck to all the teams competing this week. We look forward to cheering on the Champion representing BC at the Tim Hortons Brier in Edmonton and the World Championships in Victoria! Enjoy your stay in Parksville! Penny Shantz Chair – 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Mens Provincial Curling Championship
Welcome to the 2013 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship Canadian Direct is proud to support this great Canadian pastime and we look forward to a top notch tournament in Parksville again this year. Good luck to this year’s athletes - we wish you all the best on the long road to the Brier. Finally, many thanks to the organizing committee, Curl BC and the countless volunteers who have helped to make this event a success. Colin Brown, Chief Operating Officer Canadian Direct Insurance PARKSVILLE • 8 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
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Message from the President Parksville Curling Club The members and Board of Directors of the Parksville Curling Club welcome the teams ,officials and dignitaries back to our oceanfront curling club. The change of venue for the banquet will allow more room to socialize , meet the teams and get their secrets to success. Good luck to all the participants and to the winning team, all the best at the Briar in Edmonton. A special thank-you to all our volunteers , without you this could not happen. Jim Hoffman, President Parksville Curling Club 193 Island Highway East Parksville, B.C. 250-248-3764 email@example.com www.parksvillecurling.com
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TEAM COTTER - Vernon - Vernon/Kelowna curling clubs. In its current form, Team Cotter has been around for only one year, but Jim has been curling with some team members for many more years. A 30-year curling veteran himself, Jim won the B.C. Men’s Championship last year in Parksville and won the 2011 B.C. Championships too. He placed fourth at Olympic trials in 2005 and was fourth at the B.C. mens championship in 2008. With a diploma in computer science, Jim is a health care data worker and is in the process of getting his coaching certification for Vernon junior curling teams. - originally from Winnipeg, Jason “the Gunner” Gunnlaugson (born July 2, 1984) is known for having been hired by the Russian Curling Federation to represent the country at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The deal which was announced in April 2010 fell through in November that year. The Gunner now lives in Vernon and this is his first year curling with Team Cotter. He has listed his profession as poker player. - Kelowna Curling Club. This is Tyrel’s second year with Team Cotter, but he has been curling for 14 years. A student in his third year of business school, Tyrel has been a provincial champion in junior mens curling in 2002 and 2005 and won the B.C. title with Team Cotter last year. He was Canadian runner-up in the junior nationals in 2006 and an all star team selection. In men’s curling, Tyrel won silver in Japan with Team Canada in 2007 and participated in the men’s provincials in 2009 as a skip. Tyrel teaches curling at various mini camps and likes to travel, play golf and fish. - Kelowna/Vernon curling clubs. A 28-year curler, Rick has teamed up with Team Cotter for nine years. A utilities technician with a diploma in criminal justice, Rick was a B.C. junior mens champ in 1996 and placed fourth at that year’s nationals. He part of the fourth place team at the 2005 Olympic trials and was a B.C. men’s champion in 2008 (fourth at the Brier) and again in 2011 and 2012
Skip – Jim Cotter; Third – Jason Gunnlaugson; Second – Tyrel Griffith; Lead – Rick Sawatsky
TEAM McARDLE - Royal City SKIP - Ken McArdle - Royal City Curling Club. This is Ken’s third B.C. men’s provincial tournament. He participated in 1994 and 2008, as well as the B.C. junior championships in 1984. Ken has been curling for 38 years and this is his second year with Team McArdle but first year as skip of this lineup. A coach in the 2011 junior provincials, Ken is a sales manager who likes to golf. THIRD - Dylan Somerton - Royal City Curling Club. Dylan has been curling for 11 years and works in the accounts payable department of a B.C. company. He lists his hobbies as running and playing guitar. He has competed at the 2010 national junior championships and the 2012 B.C. junior championships and both the 2011 and 2012 mixed provincial championships. This is his first season with Team McArdle. SECOND - Jared Bowles - Royal City Curling Club. He likes to golf, run and curl. Jared was champion of the Nova Scotia juniors in 2006. He placed fourth in the Canadians that same year. In 2009 he was ninth in the Nova Scotia men’s provincials. He added a fourth place in the same event in 2010. With a total of 15 years on the ice, Jared was a volunteer at the 2010 Tim Hortons Brier in Halifax. He works in the marketing department of the City of Burnaby and has a degree from St. Francis Xavier University. This is his second season with Team McArdle. LEAD - Michael Horita - Royal City Curling Club. A student at Simon Fraser University, Michale has been curling for 10 years. He made it to the provincial championships for both junior and mixed in 2012. This is his Skip – Ken McArdle; Third – Dylan Somerton; Second – Jared Bowles; Lead – first season with Team McArdle. Michael Horita PARKSVILLE • 16 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
TEAM GEALL - Delta SKIP - Sean Geall - Royal City Curling Club. Sean competed at the 2012 provincial championships, but the team this year has a different third and lead. With 24 years experience on the ice, Sean was the winner of the men’s provincials in 2009. A rentals and sales rep, Sean also likes golf. THIRD - Jay Peachey - Royal City Curling Club. This is Jay’s first year with Team Geall , but he has loads of experience at the highest levels, having placed third at the 2004 Brier and second at both the 1998 and 2009 provincial championships. A chartered accountant who has been curling for 33 years, Jay lists golf as his hobby. SECOND - Sebastien Robillard- Royal City Curling Club. Sebastien has curled for more than 25 years and competed at the 2005 provincial championships. A financial planner who went to Ottawa and McGill universities, Sebastien lists golf and tennis as his hobbies. LEAD - Mark Olson - North Delta Curling Club. For 29 years, Mark has been on the ice. This BC Ferries deckhand has also been a provincial champ in 2009 in mens curling, as well as runner up in 2010.
Skip – Sean Geall; Third – Jay Peachey; Second – Sebastian Robillard; Lead – Mark Olson
TEAM PIERCE - Royal City SKIP - Brent Pierce - Royal City Curling Club. Brent has been curling for too many years to mention and this is his second year as skip of Team Pierce. Brent is sales manager and is currently taking coaching courses and is a director of Region 11 and director of West Coast Curling Classic and is a board member of WCPA. In 1987 he was B.C. junior champion and repeated the feat in 1998. He was B.C. champion in 2009. He enjoys fishing, reading, parenting and being a loving husband. THIRD - Jeff Richard - with the Royal City Curling Club has been curling for 23 years in Kelowna and has been with Team Pierce for two years. A food and beverage manager for the Sunset Ranch Golf and Country Club, he is a Level 2 certified instructor. In 1997 he placed third in the B.C. Jr. Men’s tournament, was runner-up at the junior nationals in 1999 and was skip in 2010 for the B.C. men’s champion team. He enjoys golf and traveling. SECOND - Kevin Recksiedler - with the Royal City Curling Club, has curled for “lots” of years, and this is the second year he has been with Team Pierce. In 2004 he was provincial champion and he repeated that feat in 2009. In 2010 he was provincial runner up. He works as a territory manager. LEAD - Grant Dezura - is with the Royal City Curling Club and has curled for 25 years. In 1998 he was B.C. Mixed winner and in 2009 he was B.C. Men’s runner up. A professional juggler by profession, he enjoys hanging out with his Skip – Brent Pierce; Third – Jeff Richard; Second – Kevin Recksiedler; Lead – curling team. Grant Dezura PARKSVILLE • 17 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
TEAM BUCHY - Kimberley - Kimberley Curling Club. Tom has been curling for 35 years and has plenty of provincial and national experience. He participated in mixed provincial playdowns seven times between 1987-2012 and in the men’s provincial championships seven times between 1995-2012. An employee of the City of Kimberley Works Department, Tom has three of four members returning from the team that competed here in 2102. - Kimberley Curling Club. David has been curling for about 35 years and this is his first year with the Buchy rink. David competed at the 2010 mixed national championships, was fifth at the Brier in 1999 and runner-up at the provincial in 1992. He was the ational runner-up at the 1983 junior championships. David is president of Sysco Kelowna and enjoys golf and supporting his children’s activities. - Kimberley Curling Club. Dave spends a lot of time around ice, as he’s the City of Kimberley’s Zamboni driver. A curler for 32 years, Dave has been with the Buchy rink for five. A hunter, fisherman and family man, Dave has been to provincial playdowns in mixed 11 times betweebn 1991-2012 and to the men’s provincials seven times between 1993-2012. He also competed at the mixed nationals four times between 1994-2013. - Kimberley Curling Club. A 37-year veteran of curling, Darren is a general manager of the GM dealership. An active athlete and volunteer in curling, Darren was a regional qualifier in men’s curling events from 1997 to 2012. He was a provincial men’s finalist eight times and was a mixed curling finalist in 2011 and in 2012. He enjoys golf, skiing, hockey and biking. Skip – Tom Buchy; Third – Dave Stephenson; Second – Dave Toffolo; Lead – Darren Will
TEAM WAKEFIELD - Royal City - curls at his home club in Royal City and placed third at the B.C. championships in 2012 and competed at the national junior championships in 2008. Jay throws second rocks for this team and has been curling for 16 years. A computer engineer, Jay enjoys cycling and music. - Royal City Curling Club. Michael is a student who has been curling for 11 years and comp[eted lat year at these provincial championships. He throws last rocks for Team Wakefield. - Royal City Curling Club. Paul has been curling for 14 years and competed at the men’s provincial championships in 2010 and 2011. He made it to the national junior championships in 2008. Paul is an environmental healh student at BCIT and says he enjoys watching and playing as many sports as possible. - Royal City Curling Club. John is a teacher who earned his education at UBC and has been curling for 14 years. He has competed in these provincial championships three times (2010, 2011, 2012), placing third in 2012. John lists his interests and hobbies to include stand-up comedy, drumming and reading.
Fourth – Mike Johnson; Third – Paul Cseke; Skip/Second – Jay Wakefield; Lead – John Cullen PARKSVILLE • 18 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
TEAM BROWER - Peace Arch SKIP - Richard Brower - Peace Arch Curling Club. Richard has been curling since 1982 and he made it to the provincial championships for mixed in 1997 and men’s in 1994. He is the B.C. Dominion Curling Club champion for 2012. Richard enjoys golf and has both a Bachelor of commerce and a diploma in broadcast journalism. When asked at his regional playdowns how long this rink has been together, Richard replied “two days.” THIRD - Jan Bos - Vancouver Curling Club. Jan is an actor who has curled for eight years and has a Bachelor of physical education degree. He has been on the board of directors of his curling club for a few years and he won the 2011 Lower Mainland Club Challenge. SECOND - Ted Stanyer. Langley Curling Club. Ted has been curling for 37 years and competed at these provincial championships three times betwen 1996-2001. He was the provincial runner-up at the mixed championships in 2001. Ted has seven children, has been married for 26 years and has his own home inspection business. LEAD - Deryk Brower - Peace Arch Curling Club. Derek has curled for 23 years, all with his brother Richard. Deryk has a Bacheor of physical education degree, l a commercial property manager and he’s in his spare time he likes to surf, ski and hike.
Skip – Richard Brower; Third - Jan Bos; Second – Ted Stanyer; Lead – Deryk Brower; Coach – Larry MacDonald
TEAM YAMADA - Kamloops SKIP - Brent Yamada - Kamloops Curling Club. Brent has been curling for more than 30 years and he has competed at these provincial championships in 1997, 1999, and 2011. He won a provincial high school championship in 1982. This is the first year together for this team. Brent is a lab manager and a junior curling co-ordinator. THIRD - Corey Sauer - Kamloops Curling Club. Corey is an industrial instrument mechanic who has been curling for more than 25 years. His college team finished second at the 1990 national collegiate championships and he’s been to provincial championships for men’s (2011) and mixed (1993). In his spare time, Corey says he likes to play games with his kids an go geocaching with his wife and their girls. SECOND - Doug Murdoch - Kamloops Curling Club. Doug has been curling for 20 years and he is self employed in agriculture and says he learned to curl as a youngster through his 4-H club in Alberta. In his spare time, Doug enjoys triathlon training and summer water sports. LEAD - Lance Yamada - Lance has been curling for more than 30 years and was on the team with his brother for that 1982 high school provincial championship and the team that finished fourth at these men’s provincial championships in 2011.
Skip – Brent Yamada; Third - Corey Sauer; Second – Doug Murdoch; Lead – Lance Yamada PARKSVILLE • 19 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
TEAM BILESKY - Royal City SKIP - Andrew Bilesky - Royal City Curling Club. Andrew is a BCIT-educated aircraft avionics technician. This team has been together for two years. Andrew won the B.C. junior championships in 2001 and when he’s not curling he says he enjoys golfing, snowboarding and camping. THIRD - Steve Kopf - Royal City Curling Club. Steve has been curling for 14 years and he is a CSR at Westminster Savings. He has a BA in criminology from Simon Fraser University. Steve made it to the provincials as a junior very year from 2005-2009. Steve listed his hobbies as golf, travel and hiking. SECOND - Derek Errington - Royal City Curling Club. A journeyman plumber, Derek has been curling for 14 years. He has curled at the B.C. championships in 2010 and he won the B.C. junior championships in both 2007 and 2009. LEAD - Aaron Watson - Royal City Curling Club. Aaron is self-employed and he has been the runner up at these men’s provincial championships in both 2007 and 2009 and was runner up at the B.C. mixed championships in 2007.
Skip – Andrew Bilesky; Third - Steve Kopf; Second - Derek Errington; Lead – Aaron Watson; Coach – Neil Houston;
TEAM MONTGOMERY - Victoria SKIP - Jason Montgomery - Victoria Curling Club. Jason has been curling for 22 years. He is a self-employed as a horticulture technician in the landscaping industry and he enjoys golf and fishing. This is the first year together for this team. Jason competed at these men’s provincial championships in 2009, was fourth at the national junior championships in 2003 and third at the national mixed championships in 2010. THIRD - Miles Craig - Victoria Curling Club. Miles, a Zamboni driver, has curled for 19 years and lists his lone hobby as “hackey sack.” Miles competed in the 2009 men’s provincial championships and was the provincial junior champion in 2003 and the mixed provincial runner up in 2012. SECOND - Will Duggan - Victoria Curling Club. Will has been curling for 18 years. He is a joinery journeyman who owns a cabinet shop. He lists motorcycle trail riding, skiing and fishing as his hobbies. He placed fourth at the nationals as a junior in 2003, competed in the men’s provincials in 2009, was the provincial runner up in mixed in both 2009 and 2011 and was third at the mixed nationals in 2010. LEAD - Josh Hozack - Victoria Curling Club. Josh is a student studying accounting and he has curled for 12 years. He lists his hobbies as guitar and fitness. Josh competed at the provincial junior championships from 2009-2011 and made it to the national junior championships in 2012. - is in his first year with the team and has been curling for more than 20 years with his home club in Smithers. He has competed in the men’s regional qualifier in 2007, 2008 and 2010. Leonard is a biologist who enjoys outdoor wilderness activities such as mountaineering, Skip – Jason Montgomery; Third – Miles Craig; Second – hunting, wilderness adventures, white water rafting trips and fishing. Will Duggan; Lead – Josh Hozack PARKSVILLE • 20 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
TEAM JOANISSE - Abbotsford SKIP - Dean Joanisse - Abbotsford Curling Club. Dean skips a team that is new from the start of this year’s playdowns. Dean has curled for 32 years and he is both an artist and business owner. Dean was B.C. men’s champion in 2001 and 2007, Canadian junior champion in 1989 and B.C. junior high school champion in 1987. He lists his hobbies as family camping, music, art, photography, nature and friends. THIRD - Bryan Kedziora - Golden Ears Curling Club. Bryan has been curling for 14 years and he is a wash plant operator who has attended Douglas College. He competed at these championships last year here in Parksville and made it to the national junior championships in 2007 and 2009. Bryan lists golf and fishing as his hobbies. SECOND - Randy Shen - Abbotsford Curling Club. Randy has curled for 26 years and he works in information technology. He competed at the 2009 Canadian mixed championships and the men’s provincials every year from 2003-2006. Randy lists his hobbies as golf, skiing, camping, motorbiking and playing piano. LEAD - Michael Goerz - Abbotsford Curling Club. Michael is a junior architect educated at the University of the Fraser Valley. He has been curling for 17 years. Michael has been to the junior nationals (2007). Skip – Dean Joanisse; Third - Bryan Kedziora; Second - Randie Shen; Lead - Mike Goerz
TEAM LONGWORTH - Vernon SKIP - Mark Longworth - Vernon Curling Club. Mark has curled for 45 years and is an account manager. He was the chair of the B.C. men’s championships in 2009 and 2010 and competed at these championships in 1980, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2006, finishing third in 2000. He coaches at the junior level and lists basketball referee and golf as his hobbies. THIRD - Jamie Sexton - Vernon Curling Club. A BCIT marketing graduate, Jamie works in shipping. He has been curling for 39 years. Among his many highlights in curling: runner up at the Brier in 1987, runner up at the B.C. championships in 1994 and semi-finalist at the 1987 Olympic trials. Jamie lists his hobbies as golf, writing, his kids and aviation history. SECOND - Hugh Bennett - Salmon Arm Curling Club. Hugh is a certified horticulturist and landscaper who has been curling for 21 years. He was the all-star lead when he was on the team that won the world junior men’s championship in 2000. Hugh lists his hobbies as logging and skiing. LEAD - Mike Longworth - Vernon Curling Club. Mike is a student who has a degree in biochemistry and he has been curling for 12 years. Mike loists golfing as his hobby and he competed at the 2011 national junior championships. Skip – Jamie Sexton; Third – Michael Longworth; Second – Hugh Bennet; Lead – Jonathan Gardner; Fifth – Mark Longworth PARKSVILLE • 21 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
TEAM DANGERFIELD - Victoria SKIP - Neil Dangerfield - Victoria Curling Centre. Neil has been curling for 31 years and has had his current rink together for seven years. A research technician with Fisheries and Oceans with degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, Neil has been an athlete, official and volunteer with his home club. A lover of classic cars and a family man, Neil has participated in past provincials in 1997, 2011 and 2012. THIRD - Denis Sutton - Victoria Curling Centre. Has been with the Dangerfield rink for seven years — and says he has been curling “forever,” or about 45 years. An avid golfer who enjoys karaoke and running, Denis is a DJ care worker. He competed in the men’s provincials in 1997, 2011 and 2012, finishing second in 2011. SECOND - Darren Boden - Victoria Curling Centre. A project analyst with a commerce degree, Darren has also been curling for 28 years and with Team Dangerfield for seven years. He has been a regular club volunteer and in his spare time is a coach and player in mixed fastball. Darren is a coast qualifier in curling in 2001, ‘08 and ‘09 — was B.C. silver medalist in men’s curling in 2011 and competed in these championships in 2012. LEAD - Glen Allen - Victoria Curling Club. Glen is a 35-year curling veteran who has been with the team for seven years. On the faculty at Camosun College, Glen is an athlete and coach of the game, as well as a volunteer who was statistician at the 1999 Canadian Mixed and 2009 Scotties. In 2011, he was part of the provincial runner-up rink. As a junior, Glen was a PCCA champion in 1981 and took part in the 1986 BC Winter Games. FIFTH - Will Sutton - Victoria Curling Club. Skip – Neil Dangerfield; Third - Denis Sutton; Second – Darren Boden; Lead – Glen Allen; Fifth – Will Sutton
TEAM PEREPOLKIN - Vernon SKIP - Trevor Perepolkin, Vernon Curling Club. Trevor has curled for 25 years and was the B.C. runner-up in 2006 and B.C. champion in 1997. Under hobbies and intersests, Trevor listed baby Hana Kate. THIRD - Tyler Orme, Vernon Curling Club. Ron has 26 years of curling experience. He won the B.C. championships in 2010 and the B.C. junior championships and 1997 and 1999, where he was the first-all-star lead at the national championships both of those years. For his hobbies and interests, Tyler lists volleyball, baseball, dirt biking, fishing, hunting and camping. SECOND - James A. McKenzie, Vernon Curling Club. A conductor/engineer with CP Rail, James earned his education at SAIT. James has curled for 27 years and officiates curling at both the junior and senior levels. He placed third at the 2010 Saskatchewan provincial championships. LEAD - Chris Anderson, Vernon Curling Club. Chris is a road supervisor with the District of West Kelowna and a civil technologist who has curled for 22 years. He won the B.C. men’s championship in 2010, was third in 2011 and was the runner-up at the junior national championships after winning the B.C. junior Skip – Trevor Perepolkin; Third – Tyler Orme; Second – James McKenzie; Lead – Chris title in 1999. Anderson PARKSVILLE • 22 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
TEAM HORNING - Trail SKIP - Deane Horning - Trail Curling Club. Dean works with Tech Metals and has been B.C. men’s champion three times: 2002, 2003, 2005, finishing third at the Brier in 2003. Deane has curled for 30 years and this is the first year with this lineup. Deane lists hunting and fishing as his hobbies. FIFTH - Kevin Nesbitt THIRD - Don Freschi - Trail Curling Club. Don has an MBA and is president of Freschi Global Consulting Ltd. He has been curling for 40 years and competed at these B.C. men’s championships nine times (now 10), winning the B.C. title in 2005. He lists golfing and fishing as his hobbies. SECOND - Rob Norbert - Trail Curling Club. A senior production technician at SN Plus, Rob has curled for 20 years. He has competed in five previous B.C. men’s championships, winning the title in 2005. Golf and music/audio are his hobbies. LEAD - Brad Wood - Penticton Curling Club. A business grad, Brad is the owner of Nufloors in Penticton and he has curled for 33 years. He likes to fish and golf and competed at these chamopionships in 2009 and 2011, winning the title in 2011. Skip – Deane Horning; Third – Don Freschi; Second – Rob Nobert; Lead – Brad Wood; Fifth – Kevin Nesbitt
TEAM TUSON - Victoria SKIP - Jay Tuson - Victoria Curling Club. While he has led Team Tuson for four years, he has been on the ice for a total of 35 years. During this time he competed in the 2001 Brier and the 2010 and 2012 B.C. men’s championships. He is the CEO of an insurance brokerage and enjoys golf and skiing. THIRD - Colin Mantik - Victoria Curling Club. Colin has been with Team Tuson for four years and has been curling for 35 years. He competed in the provincials in 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2012. He is a firefighter who enjoys golf and scuba diving. SECOND - Glen Jackson - Victoria Curling Club. Glen is in his fourth year with Team Tuson and has been curling for 45 years. He was provincial winner in the men’s division in 2001 and also competed at the Brier in 1980. He competed at the junior world championships in 1976. Glen is a business person who enjoys skiing, boating, fishing and hunting. LEAD - Ken Tucker - Victoria Curliing Club. Ken has been with Team Tuson for four years and has been curling for a total of 41 years. He has competed at the provincials in the men’s category six times. Ken is retired and enjoys golf, waterskiing and fishing.
Skip – Jay Tuson; Third – Colin Mantik; Second – Glen Jackson; Lead – Ken Tucker PARKSVILLE • 23 • CANADIAN DIRECT INSURANCE
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Published on Jan 29, 2013