Sparwood curlers head to provincials

The Sparwood rink skipped by defending zone champ Ralph Will is moving on to the provincial championship after winning the Kootenay zone Masters curling qualifier on the weekend.

Curlers from left to right: Glenn Jaeb

Curlers from left to right: Glenn Jaeb

The Sparwood rink skipped by defending zone champ Ralph Will is moving on to the provincial championship after winning the Kootenay zone Masters curling qualifier on the weekend.

Sparwood, Riondel, Creston and Beaver Valley met in Trail in hopes of securing the Kootenay provincial berth for the upcoming B.C. Masters Championship.

Will’s rink scored three in the extra end for a 7-4 win over the Beaver Valley in Saturday’s A final. The two teams met again Sunday morning in the B final with Beaver Valley.

Beauchamp needed a victory to force an A-B final, but Will’s rink overcame a 3-1 deficit with one in the sixth and steals of one in the seventh and eighth ends for a 4-3 win.

Sparwood will head to Qualicum on Vancouver Island for the provincial championship in March.