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Men's field rounding out for BC Championships

The last four rinks have joined the party for the B.C. men's curling championship next month in Parksville.

Victoria's Neil Dangerfield, Jay Tuson of Victoria, Penticton's Wylie Eden, and Jay Peachey all qualified for the 10-rink provincial playdown after earning berths at the Kelowna Men's Open over the weekend at the Kelowna Curling Club.

Dangerfield captured the A event, Tuson qualified through the B event, while Eden and Peachey earned their way in with wins in the C event.

Among the 10 rinks at provincials Feb. 8 to 12 will be defending champion Jim Cotter of Vernon, whose rink also features Kelowna's Kevin Folk at third, second Ty Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky.

There is also some Kelowna content on the Brent Pierce rink from New Westminster.

Jeff Richard, who won the 2010 B.C. men's title, will throw fourth rocks for Pierce at the B.C. championship.

Pierce qualified for a spot thanks to his first-place standing within B.C. on the Canadian Team Ranking System.

Meanwhile, the B.C. Scotties women's championship, featuring Kelowna's Kelly Scott, will be contested January 23 to 29 at the North Shore Winter Club.

 

B.C. seniors

Kelowna will have representation at the B.C. senior men's curling championship Feb. 14 to 19 at the Kelowna Curling Club.

Rob Koffski's KCC rink earned a berth at provincials after qualifying at the regional playdown last weekend at the Oliver Curling Club.

Koffski defeated fellow Kelowna curler Garry Gelowitz 7-3 in Sunday's final.

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