Selkirk girls’ curling team advances to high school provincial championship

Team Buchy is off to the 2016 B.C. High School Provincial Curling Championship after winning the East Kootenay Playdown this past weekend

Skip Alysha Buchy (front) watches a shot from Haylie Farquhar (back) as Kaila Buchy (left) and Arissa Toffolo (sweep) during practice at the Kimberley Curling Club.

Skip Alysha Buchy (front) watches a shot from Haylie Farquhar (back) as Kaila Buchy (left) and Arissa Toffolo (sweep) during practice at the Kimberley Curling Club.

Townsman Staff

The Selkirk Secondary School girls curling team is headed for the B.C. High School Provincial Curling Championship after an undefeated showing at the East Kootenay Playdown.

The Selkirk rink, skipped by Alysha Buchy and featuring third Kaila Buchy, second Haylie Farquhar and lead Arissa Toffolo, rattled off three wins at the high school zone playdown, defeating a pair of Creston teams and one other from Invermere.

Next up, the Kimberley rink heads for the B.C. High School Provincial Curling Championship, scheduled for March 3 to 5 at the Delta Thistle Curling Club.

The provincial championship is played under a seven-game round robin (eight ends per game) format. There are no playoffs following the round robin, with the first-place team being declared champion.

In the event of a tie, there will be a tie-breaking game to determine the outcome.

Team Buchy brings much experience to the rink, having competed together over the past year, most recently wrapping up an appearance at the 2016 Tim Hortons Junior Women’s Provincial Curling Championship at the Kamloops Curling Club.

The girls finished the annual event with a 2-5 record, defeating rinks from Vernon and Tunnel Town/Juan De Fuca/Parksville along the way.