Local curler to compete at nationals
Tyler Klymchuk will skip the B.C. entry for the second time at the M&M Meat Shops Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships, which begin tomorrow (Saturday) in Fort McMurray, Alta.
Klymchuk, a Surrey resident and member of the Langley Curling Club, qualified for this year's competition by winning the provincial title last month . His teammates are third Corey Chester and second Sanjay Bowry of Victoria, and lead Rhys Gamache, also of the Langley club.
Curling out of the Cloverdale Curling Club in 2010 with a different team, Klymchuk won his first provincial Junior Men's championship and competed at the nationals in Quebec, tying for sixth place in the 13-team tournament with a 6-6 won-loss record.
"It will be nice to go back and get a second crack and do better than last time," he said. "It is going to be cold, but we are very excited."
A new format is in place for the 2013 championships. The 14 teams will be split into two seven-team pools. Teams will play a round robin within their pool, with the top four in each group moving on to a championship pool beginning on Wednesday, which will then lead to the weekend playoffs.