Daniels wins silver at BC Mixed Curling Championship

Delta Thistle Club curler comes up short in final

Delta’s Sarah Daniels won a silver medal Sunday at the BC Mixed Curling Championship in Vancouver.

Daniels, a three-time BC junior champion and three-time silver medalist at junior nationals, lost 4-3 to the Cameron de Jong foursome from Victoria 4-3 in the final played Sunday at the Vancouver Curling Club.

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Daniels’ team featured third Brayden Carpenter and lead John Cullen, as well as Sarah Loken who recently won Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association curling nationals with her Douglas College rink.

Daniels qualified through the A-event of the triple-knockout draw, then went on to beat Kimberley’s Team Buchy, the B-event qualifiers, in the Page Playoff, winning a bye to the final.

Team de Jong, who had qualified through the C-event, knocked out the Okanagan’s Team Tolley, then went on to beat Team Buchy in the semifinal.

In the final, the teams traded single points or blanked ends until the fifth end when de Jong was able to score three. Daniels replied with one in the sixth and a steal of one in the seventh – leaving de Jong leading 4-3 with hammer in the eighth and final end. The teams shook hands when Daniels ran out of rocks.

Also competing at the event was Delta’s Cody Tanaka who never got on track as his foursome lost all three of its games.

Team de Jong will advance to the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship Nov. 4 to 9 in Saguenay, Que.

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