The BC Senior Curling Championships wrapped up in Smithers over the weekend where 16 teams from across the province battled for three days for the top spot.
Coach, and coordinator of the tournament, Laurence Turney says the Smithers Secondary Boys’ Team clinched third place despite playing a solid game.
“We ended up having to do a tie breaker for second or third. It’s just one of those things – if you don’t play consistent and you don’t make the right shots at the right time,” says Turney. “They played brilliantly at times and then kind of turned around and missed a few key shots.”
Turney says they won the tournament a few years back in Creston and over the last five years have remained in the top five. During last week’s games, the Smithers boys played their rival from Grand Forks. Turney says that also kind of sunk their chances.
“They played well against the hard teams and had fun with everyone else…every team has this ability to make really great shots,” says Turney.
The winners this year are the Girls’ Team from Kitimat and the Boys’ Team from Kelowna.