The Tim Hortons B.C. juvenile curling championships are coming to Prince George. To make the event a sweeping success, volunteers are required.
Various positions must be filled, including officials.
"We are looking for officials, people to take some training," said tournament co-chair Tracey Jones, who doubles as the curling coordinator at the PGGCC. "On Feb. 23-24, we've got time booked for people to come in and do some officiating."
The championships are March 7-10 at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact Jones via e-mail at tracey.jo...@pggolfandcurling.com.
Provincials are expected to include eight boys teams and eight girls teams. Prince George will be represented by one boys rink, skipped by Dustin Withey, and by two girls rinks. Those skips are Alyssa Connell and Diamond Wilson.
Other boys teams confirmed so far are led by Mathew Nielsen (100 Mile House), Kyle Habkirk (Coquitlam), Brayden Carpenter (New Westminster), Jay Ueda (North Vancouver) and Ryan Cassidy (Victoria). To date, other girls teams registered are ones led by Dezaray Hawes (Chilliwack), Sarah Daniels (Delta), Marika Van Osch (Victoria) and Emily Smith (Qualicum Beach).
The juvenile division is for players in the 11 to 16 age range.
n A PGGCC rink skipped by Owen Mathison has qualified for the B.C. masters championship, Feb. 28 to March 3 in Cowichan Valley. Mathison and his crew of Clarence Wigmore, Lionel Fraites and Tony Barata advanced to provincials by winning a regional playdown on home ice last weekend. In a best-of-three affair, Mathison and his teammates topped the Alex Coffey rink of Quesnel.