Qualicum ladies spiel attract top teams

The Qualicum and District Ladies Bonspiel featured a host of teams from all over Vancouver Island as well as from the Mainland.

The curling competition hosted by the Qualicum & District Curling Club took place on Feb. 9-11. It had teams from Tsawassen, Nanaimo, Comox, Campbell River, Parksville, Port Moody, New Westminster and host Qualicum Beach.

Two junior teams entered for the first time, with the Qualicum Beach rink consisting of Amanda Litton, Jada Zimmerman, Mackenzie Bonnar, and Teya Vega winning the B Event.

Finishing first in the A Event was the Melissa Soligo rink from Nanaimo. Her teammates were Teri Palynchuk, Debbie Pulak, and Gillyan Haden.

Soligo was recently honoured with the Joan Mead Builder award for her contributions to curling as a player, coach and High Performance director by Curl BC.

The team skipped by Christine Jurgenson, a four-time world championship gold-medallist representing Canada, and an inductee into the Curling Canada Hall of Fame, clinched the C Event. Her rink consisted of Lorraine Gagnon, Cheryl Noble, and Roselyn Craig

The D Event was won by the rink skipped by Shirley Wong, Leslie Shearer, Lynn Anderson, and Shannon Roberts.

— NEWS Staff

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