Deb McKinney and Terry Foord from the Hope Curling Club earned their way into the 2020 BC Mixed Doubles Curling Championship, taking place Feb. 25 to Mar. 1 in Hope. (Submitted photo)

Hope curlers earn berth at 2020 Mixed Doubles provincials

McKinney and Foord to join 16 teams on home ice for championships

When Hope hosts the 2020 Curl BC Mixed Doubles Provincial Championships at the end of the month, two local curlers will be on the roster.

Deb McKinney and Terry Foord, from the Hope Curling Club, qualified over the weekend against a field of eight teams. And they won’t be traveling far for that competition — it is being hosted at the Hope Curling Club, Feb. 25 – March 1.

The qualifier, Mixed Doubles Open Playdown, was also held in Hope. Also earning a spot in the Provincials are Sasha Wilson and Duncan Silversides from Victoria.

READ MORE: Hope Curling Club set to welcome provincial championship in February

Mixed Doubles curling debuted at the Pyeongchang Olympics and is due to be in Beijing in 2022. The fast-paced version of the game features one male and one female curler and the game is played over eight ends (instead of the usual 10).

The BC championship in Hope will be a 16-team competition. Rounding out the roster will teams from Tunnel Town (Tsawwassen), Vancouver, Chilliwack, Golden Ears (Maple Ridge), Royal City (New Westminster), Delta Thistle, Abbotsford, Nelson, Kelowna, Victoria, Campbell River and Prince George.

READ MORE: Room for everyone at the Hope Curling Club


 

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