Over the course of the last decade, Kelly Scott has been the face of British Columbia women’s curling, representing the province at the Canadian women’s curling championship eight of the past nine years.
But the veteran’s remarkable run – which included a pair of Canadian titles and gold and bronze medals at the world championship – finally came to an end, Jan. 12 in Prince George. In the championship final of the B.C. provincial playdowns, Scott came up short with her last rock of the 10th end to lose 5-4 to Kesa Van Osch.
Van Osch made a perfect shot with her final stone to set up up the victory, and a trip to the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Feb. 1-9 in Montreal – along with teammates Stephanie Baier, Jessie Sanderson and Carley Sandwith.
The 22-year-old skip, playing out of the Victoria Curling Centre, represented B.C. at the 2012 M&M Juniors where she lost in the semifinal to Jocelyn Peterman of Alberta, who went on to win the championship.
Van Osch will face a rematch with Sarah Koltun in Montreal, one of her opponents from the 2012 juniors, who will wear Yukon/Northwest Territories colours at the Scotties.
“You Gotta Be There” for the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in the Maurice-Richard Arena. Tickets are available now by clicking here.