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It was a terrific week for Team Tully: Jeff Guignard (Skip), Brock Tully (Third), Dustin Koch (Second), Nick Kuit (Lead), and Ron McKay (Alternate) at the Pacific International Cup Event, the qualifier for the Travelers Canadian Club Championships.
Unfortunately a silver medal means that the team does not receive an all expenses paid trip to Ottawa for the Champs, however it does mean that they're the second best club team in BC, which is quite spectacular. The boys went 6-1 in the round robin, beating the team from Richmond, who won the Lower Mainland Challenge a week earlier. Their loss in the round robin was to Chilliwack, the team tha would eventually beat them in the finals for the BC pool.
It is with great pleasure that the VCC announces Team Gray (Skip: Andrew Gray, Third: Andrew Forrest, Second: Kris Davis, Lead: Allison DenToom) from the Thursday Open, as the 2015 VCC Club Champions. Team Gray is pictured to the right.
On Thursday April 16th, Team Gray defeated Team Holmes (Skip: Jack Holmes, Third: Brian Enns-Oldham, Second: Mark Trowell, Lead: Jeff Berg, Alternate: Aaron Thompson) from the PRCL, to secure the title.
It was a storied bonspiel for team Gray, defeating teams such as Meller (Super Seniors, and eventual winners of the B-Final), and Tully (VCC's representatives in the Pacific International Cup) to clinch the title. Congratulations Team Gray!
The B-Final was also a hard fought battle, with Team Meller (Skip: Harvey Meller, Third: Brad Burton, Second: Jerry Ewan, Lead: Joel Bronstein, Alt: Brian Gessner, Alt: Steve Zolnay, Alt: Jim Tarnava) from the Super Seniors, beating Team Sutherland from the Granville Island Open.
The men's team consisting of Jeff Guignard (Skip), Brock Tully (Third), Dustin Koch (Second), Nick Kuit (Lead), and Ron McKay (Alternate) won their first two games on Friday against Port Moody (9-3) and Langley (9-2). They suffered a loss to Delta Thistle (8-5) on Saturday morning, however if they win against Tunnel Town at 4:30pm they will make it into the Semis.
In an exciting tie breaker 9-8 Team Tully won its way into the Dominion semi-finals. They're playing the home club Richmond team. Behind 6-2 after end 4, took 3 on a flash by the opposition skip and drew for the 3rd point. They then stole 1 to claw their way back. Delta took 2 and Vancouver took 2. 8-8 going into the last end without hammer. Jeff Guignard guarded a centre line rock in the 8 foot. Opposition skip peeled. Jeff tapped 8 foot rock into top 4 foot. Delta skip called draw but was heavy. That's the story. Team Tully at 11.
On Sunday they played Richmond, the home club and suffered a loss that sent them to the Bronze medal game. The top 3 teams proceed to the Pacific International Cup (PIC). Team Tully came out on top against Cloverdale to secure the bronze and the berth to the PIC. CONGRATULATIONS TEAM TULLY!
The Women's team consisting of Shelley Birston (Skip), Allison Dendoom (Third) Siobhan Robinson (Second), and Krista Frazee (Lead) unfortunately lost their third and final game at the same time this article was published. On Friday they beat Delta Thistle (8-0) and on Saturday were victorious against Tunnel Town (9-2), however fell to Coquitlam on Saturday afternoon.
Great work ladies, and good luck to the men at the PIC.
For a full list of results: http://www.bcclubchallenge.ca/mainlandcomp.php