Team Tardi is competing against Team Ballard on Saturday afternoon for the gold in the junior provincials. (Langley Advance files)

VIDEO: Langley organizers roll out carpet for curling championships

Langley Curling Centre is hosting the 2017-18 BC Junior Curling Championships with finals Saturday.

A team of young Langley curlers is going for the gold Saturday at the provincials in their own backyard.

Defending champions, Team Tardi, are going up against a New Westminster/Coquitlam’s Team Ballard during the 2017-18 Boston Pizza BC Junior Curling Championship at the Langley Curling Centre on Saturday. This is the only provincial rival in this competition that Team Tardi has lost against this week, defeated on day one by the score of 9-5.

Nevertheless, Team Tardi is hoping to secure its third consecutive provincial title, said skip Tyler Tardi. Tardi is joined on the team by his brother Jordan, both of Cloverdale, as well as Sterling Middleton and Zachary Curtis. The team curls out of Langley Curling Centre.

On the men’s side of this week’s competition, Team Tardi (6-1) won a bye to the final after beating Team Horvarth 7-2 in the playoffs Friday morning.

READ: Langley junior curlers fight for provincial supremacy

On the women’s side, Team Daniels won a bye to the final after beating Team Bowles 11-5 in today’s semifinals and will now go up against Team Reese-Hansen on Saturday morning – at 11 a.m. – to determine who’s the champion. The final day of play, grandstand seating is being set up on the ice, which is why the blue carpet was literally being rolled out on the ice, explained curling centre manager Robyn Parker.

The championship, which started Monday, has seen eight U21 junior men’s teams and eight U21 junior women’s teams play against each other in a round-robin format.

The junior women’s and men’s finals will be livestreamed on Curl BC TV on Saturday, Dec. 23. To see the broadcast schedule, people can visit Curl BC.

Tickets ($7 for a day pass, $3 for a draw pass) for the Langley event will be on sale at the club, at the George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42nd Ave.

The winners of the 2018 Boston Pizza BC Junior Curling Championships will travel to Quebec for nationals. The 2018 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships will be held Jan. 13 to 21 at the Centre municipal de curling de Shawinigan and the Aréna Grand-Mère.

As for the other Langley team, Team Royea, the players looked like they were set to potenetially take the bronze midway through the women’s championships. But they lost that position before the semifinals,ultimately finishing fifth place in the B.C. rankings.

READ: Keep curling in memory of Mom

READ: Province’s best young curlers compete in Langley

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Slippery roads didn’t deter runners in the 11th annual Fort Langley marathon

Most registered runners and walkers still came out, despite ice from an overnight snowfall.

Langley street named after the late Hugh Davis

The street is near the family homestead that’s still a working farm.

Vancouver Giants fall with only 10 second left against Victoria

A Langley hockey team dropped a 4-3 game on the Island, before returing home to play Red Deer today.

Freezing temperatures expected in Lower Mainland

Snowfall warning ends, but surge or icy air to continue

Ball hockey fundraiser to honour Langley man lost to cancer

Annual tournament at UBC aims to raise $45,000 this year

Langley welcomes the Year of the Dog

The Live in Langley Chinese Association Lunar New Year gala was a feast for the senses.

VIDEO: Protesters rally for affordable housing ahead of B.C. budget

Residents call on province to keep locals housed

Update: Highway 97C reopened following multi-vehicle incident

Highway 97C is closed to eastbound traffic near Pennask Summit following an incident Sunday afternon

#Metoo movement causing confusion in many men, fear of missteps with women: experts

Being painted by the same sweeping brush as those alleged to have mistreated women has angered men

Liberals to dig deeper, aim higher on gender equality in 2018 federal budget

Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the budget would include measures to boost women in the workforce

Late-winter snow storm blankets Lower Mainland

Some areas got up to half a foot of snow

Body of missing skier found

Man’s truck found in Revelstoke Mountain Resort’s parking lot covered in ‘several days’ snow’

Most Read