The 2016 Tim Hortons B.C. Senior Curling Championships kicked off Tuesday, featuring two teams with talent from the Parksville Qualicum Beach area.
Two-time B.C. senior women’s champion Penny Shantz, from Parksville, Kelly Bleau, from Qualicum Beach and their team out of Nanaimo are playing on the women’s side of things.
Also on the women’s side is Team Noble, led by skip Lynn Noble out of Qualicum Beach.
After the first day of action, both Team Shantz and Team Noble are 1-1, as both won their first games in draw one and were on the losing end in draw two.
The locals will share the same sheet of ice in draw four before the round robin portion of the tournament wraps up.
The tournament runs to February 21, taking place at the Richmond Curling Club.
— With files from Curl B.C.