Langley curler aces qualifier for Canada Winter Games

Team Tardi, with ties to the Langley Curling Club, has been picked for Team BC which heads to the Canada Winter Games in Prince George in February 2015.

Team Tardi qualified through a playdown event held at Vernon Curling Club March 21-23.

The winning boys’ team was Team Tardi, with skip Tyler Tardi (2014 W.R. Bennett Award for Athletic Excellence winner, 2013 BC Mixed Doubles champion), third Sterling Middleton, second Nicholas Umbach (2014 BC High School Curling champion), and lead Timothy Henderson.

The team hails from all over B.C., with the skip a regular at Langley Curling Club.

“After a 4:1 record in the A pool round robin, the boys advanced to the playoff round,” Anita Tardi said. “They defeated Team Bartlett [Grand Forks] 7:3 to advance to the final. They met Team Silversides [Victoria] in the final and came out on top with a score of 7:2.”

The girls’ team is Team Daniels, based at curling clubs in Delta, New Westminster, Kamloops and Vernon.

Video of the qualifiers is online.

To see the results of the boys qualifier, and for more information about the teams, visit http://playdowns.com/curlbc/event.php?id_cmp=575.

In 2015, 19 sports ranging from traditional winter, traditional summer, Paralympic, and Special Olympic will make up the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

The 2015 Canada Winter Games will also include more than 2,350 young Canadian athletes, ranging in age from 12-35, in excess of 950 coaches, team managers, and officials, 13 teams from 10 provinces and three territories.

The 18 days of the games include 14 days of competition.

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