Simone Brosseau’s rink from the Juan de Fuca Curling Club is in the thick of things after Day 1 at the Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championship, thanks to a big bounce-back game in the evening.
Brosseau, and her rink of Sarah Wark (throws skip stones), Kim McLandress and Janelle Erwin, were beaten 6-3 by Allison MacInnis of Abbotsford in the event’s opening draw at the Cloverdale Curling Club. But the squad from the Island rebounded in the evening draw with a convincing 9-3 win in eight ends over Simone Groundwater of Williams Lake. MacInnes went on to beat Marla Mallett 9-8 in the evening draw, and is tied for the lead with Kelley Scott’s rink from Cloverdale, who are the defending champs, and Prince George’s Patti Kenezivic.
Brosseau is in a four-way tie for second at 1-1, while Groundwater, Lori Olsen and Marilou Richter are winless after two draws.
Brosseau will face Mallett in today’s morning draw, before taking on Richter at 6:30 p.m.
The playoff round begins Friday night. The winning rink will represent B.C. at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national championship Feb. 16-24 in Kingston, Ont.
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