Judy Francis

Curlers earn bronze in provincial playdowns

A Summerland team won the bronze medal at the 2014 Senior Women’s Provincial Playdowns held in Courtenay Feb. 17 to 21.

A Summerland team won the bronze medal at the 2014 Senior Women’s Provincial Playdowns held in Courtenay Feb. 17 to 21.

The team was skipped by Lil Blashko, Cindy Curtain played third, Sylvia Lowe (Oliver) played second and Tammy Brennan played lead.

The team played well throughout the week and their record at the end of the round robin was four wins and three losses, which qualified them for a tiebreaker.

They won the tiebreaker, defeating the Cathy Smiley team from the Royal City Curling Club 7-5.

The semi-final was a very close game with the opposition skip (Lisa Deputan, Chilliwack Curling Club) making a great shot on the last end for the win and the silver medal.

The gold medal was won by the Penny Shantz foursome representing the Parksville Curling Club.

They will represent B.C. at the nationals in Yellowknife in mid-March.