Road to the Brier leads to Kamloops
- Updated: December 19, 2013
Across the country, the top teams in men’s curling will be focused on provincial and territorial playdowns in the coming weeks, with the goal of competing in the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier, March 1-9 in Kamloops’ Interior Savings Centre.
In British Columbia, curling fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome, to see who will wear home-province colours in the Canadian men’s curling championship.
Five regional competitions have taken place in December: Kootenays, North, Thompson/Okanagan, Island and Lower Mainland. An open event, Jan. 10-12 in Salmon Arm, will determine the final four qualifiers for the 16-team field that will face off Feb. 5-9 at the Vancouver Curling Club in the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship.
Automatic berths in the provincial playdowns are awarded to defending champion Andrew Bilesky and John Morris, skip of the leading B.C. team in the Canadian Team Ranking System standings. Kamloops-raised Jim Cotter throws fourth stones for the Morris squad.
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