Patti Knezevic opened the Scotties BC women's curling championship with a win.
The Prince George Curling Club skip earned a 9-8 victory Monday in the opening draw at the Cloverdale Curling Club as Lori Olsen's last rock draw was too light, stopping short of it's destined spot. The stolen point was the only one of the game as both skips earned their previous points with the hammer.
It was a conservative game until Olsen, representing the Royal City Curling Club picked up four points for a 6-4 advantage in the sixth end. Knezevic responded with a three-spot of her own in the seventh for the 7-6 lead. Olsen picked up her deuce in eight and the Prince George skip tied it playing in the ninth end.
Knezevic earned deuces in the second and fifth ends while Olsen picked up singles in the first and fourth.
Other members of Team Knezevic include, third Kristen Fewster, second Jen Rusnell, lead Rhonda Camozzi and fifth Falon Burkitt. The Prince George team is coached by Rick Fewster.
In their second game, the Knezevic team faced another Royal City foursome skipped by Kirsten Fox, in Monday's evening draw. The result was unavailable at press time. Fox also stole a win in her morning draw, scoring the final three points in an 8-7 win over Simone Groundwater of the Williams Lake Curling Club.
Today, Knezevic plays Marilou Richter and her Royal City foursome at 11 a.m., before facing off against Abbotsford's Allison MacInnes at 6:30.