Jeff Richard qualifies for B.C. men's curling championship
Kelowna's Jeff Richard is headed back to the B.C. men's curling championship.
Richard, who is joined this year by third Tom Shypitka (Cranbrook), second Jay Wakefield (Vancouver) and lead David Harper (Kelowna), earned a berth at provincials at the Okanagan men's regional playdowns last weekend in Kamloops.
Richard, the 2010 B.C. men's champ, defeated Scott Decap 8-3 in Saturday's A event qualifier.
Richard competed last year at provincials as a member of the Brent Pierce rink.
Also competing in the 16-rink field at the B.C. championship will be the Kelowna/Vernon rink featuring John Morris, Jim Cotter, Ty Griffith and Rick Sawatsky.
Cutter won the B.C. title in 2011 and 2012.
The provincials are set for Feb. 5 to 9 at the Vancouver Curling Club.
For more information, visit www.cdimens2014.curlbc.ca
The final 10-rink field has been set for the B.C. women's curling championship Jan. 6 to 12 in Prince George.
Defending champion Kelly Scott of Kelowna will be returning to try and win a record seventh provincial women's crown. Among other rinks competing is Karla Thompson of Kamloops, a team which features Kelowna's Brooklyn Leitch at second.
For more information on provincials, visit www.bcscotties2014.curlbc.ca