Masters curlers hit the ice for nationals, including Langley players

The 2018 National Masters Curling Championships begin in Cloverdale and White Rock today.

The 2018 National Masters Curling Championships have hit the ice this morning in Cloverdale and White Rock.

The 26-team event – which features 14 men’s and 12 women’s 60-plus curling teams from across Canada – was officially kicked off Sunday evening with opening ceremonies at the Cloverdale Curling Club, and the competition itself began this morning at 9 a.m., at both Cloverdale and Peace Arch clubs.

Today (Monday), Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will feature games at both clubs – starting at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. – with bronze and gold-medal games set for Sunday.

The bronze matches will be held at Peace Arch Curling Club at 9 a.m., while the gold-medal finals are scheduled for Cloverdale, at 11 a.m. (women’s) and 2 p.m. (men’s).

Among those playing is Craig Lepine as skip for Team BC, and his rink featuring Neil Houston, Craig McLeod, and Kevin Jeannotte. This team is being coached by Craig’s wife Karen Lepine.

RELATED: Langley’s Karen Lepine curling this morning for bronze

To follow the tournament, visit www.2018masterscurling.com

 

Members of Langley’s Team Tardi were flagbearers at the opening ceremony for the masters curling championships that got underway. Team Tardi, which recently returned home as Canada’s world champion junior team included second Jordan Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, and skip Tyler Tardi. (Special to Black Press)

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