Golden Ears hosts women’s provincials

Maple Ridge curling fans will find a lot of local interest in the provincial championships this year.

Maple Ridge curler Grant Dezura will compete for a provincial championship in February in Vernon. The B.C. Scotties are coming up in Maple Ridge next month.

Maple Ridge curler Grant Dezura will compete for a provincial championship in February in Vernon. The B.C. Scotties are coming up in Maple Ridge next month.

Maple Ridge curling fans will find a lot of local interest in the provincial championships this year.

Firstly, local skip Grant Dezura is among the 10 men’s rink to qualify for the 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship.

That event will be held in February in Vernon.

The Dezura rink, which curls out of the Golden Ears Winter Club, is skipped by Greg Dezura and includes third Kevin Mackenzie, second Kevin Recksiedler and lead Jamie Smith.

What’s more, the women’s championships will be held in Maple Ridge.

The BC Scotties provincial women’s curling championship is being played out at the Golden Ears Winter Club, from Jan. 21-25.

The semi-finals and finals will be broadcast on Sportsnet on the final day of the event.

Teams have been qualifying for the men’s and women’s championships at playdown bonspiels around the province.

For more information about the 2015 Scotties BC Women’s Curling Championship, visit http://bcscotties2015.curlbc.ca.

Men’s teams without a berth now have just one more chance to qualify for the championship – at an open playdown taking place at Peace Arch Curling Club (White Rock) on Jan. 9-11.

The 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship takes place from Feb. 3-8, 2015, at the Vernon Curling Club.

Visit http://cdimens2015.curlbc.ca for more information about the event or to purchase tickets.