Parksville Curling Club’s Team Shantz won the the 2022 Connect Hearing BC Masters Women’s Curling Championship. (PCC Facebook photo)

Parksville Curling Club’s Team Shantz won the the 2022 Connect Hearing BC Masters Women’s Curling Championship. (PCC Facebook photo)

Parksville Curling Club to host provincial masters curling championship in 2023

Deadline to register for the event is Dec. 14

Parksville will once again be the home of a provincial championship curling event.

The city will host the 2023 Connect Hearing BC Masters Curling Championships, Feb. 21-26 at the Parksville Curling Club.

“We hope to see an increased number of teams from every member club in B.C. registering for this event, which is now in its second year with an open entry format,” said Doug Sarti, Curl BC’s communications manager. “We encourage club members 60 and over to begin organizing their teams now for what will be an exceptional experience in the winter of 2023 in Parksville.”

READ MORE: Parskville curlers top 2022 Connect Hearing BC Masters Curling Championships

Teams entering this open entry B.C. championship can expect an experience that includes an opening ceremony, social events, banquet, officiated play, championship ice conditions, online scoring and live-streaming of games. In addition to that, Curl BC provides recognition of competitors, the host communituy and volunteers leading up to, during, and following each championship.

This year the preliminary round format will be a triple knockout, leading to a playoff format based upon the total number of entries. The length of the event will be dependent on the total number of entries, and will be communicated after the registration deadline of Dec. 14. Teams must plan to be available from Tuesday-Sunday when registering for this event.

The 2022 Connect Hearing BC Masters Championships attracted nine women’s and 12 men’s teams that was held at the Royal City Curling Club.

The women’s championship title was won by Parkville Curling Club’s Team Shantz led by Penny Shantz, Cindy Curtain, Janet Suter, Shirley Wong and Keren Ruus, while the men’s championship winner was Vancouver Island’s Team Craig consisting of Wes Craig, Ron Schmidt, Tony Anslow, Victor Gamble representing the Duncan Curling Club.

The winner of this championship qualifies for the 2023 Canadian Masters Curling Championships, which are an annual curling tournament featuring Canadian provincial and territorial teams.

— NEWS Staff, Curl BC

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