The World Curling Tour has seen some fine performances from teams housed out of Royal City. Two weeks ago the Kelley Law team were finalists in the Red Deer Classic defeating along the way Jennifer Jones, Amber Holland, and Rachel Homan of Ontario. This past weekend the Bryan Miki team won the Vancouver Island shootout in Victoria. Qualifying out of the C event team Miki got on a roll in the playoffs and defeated Jamie King in the final which included 2010 World Champion Blake McDonald. Team Bilesky were also strong in Victoria making the semi-finals.
This week team Pierce is off to Alberta for the Roaming Buffalo Wainright Classic and next week teams Wakefield, Miki and Bilesky head down to Seattle for the Seattle Men’s Cash event. Follow their scores at www.worldcurlingtour.com.
Wednesday’s Premium League results show blow outs by McArdle over Robillard 6-1 and Pughe over Mallett 9-3. Team Miki was out sparing for team Shen as they are currently in China competing in the Pacific Rim Challenge with the hopes of representing Chinese Taipei at the Worlds. Brent Pierce brought in young Daniel Wenzek to spare last night who helped in a 6-5 win over Steffin. Young Daniel may want to be weary of veteran Pierce’s aggressive recruiting techniques and painstaking practice regimen in the near future.