Kemper Weightman sweeps. (Photo Curl BC)

Kitimat curlers win gold

… just not the championships

While they may not have walked away with championship titles, Kitimat’s curlers didn’t disappoint, winning Consolation Gold for their teams at the BC Winter Games in Fort St. John.

Team Kildaw, consisting of Smithers’ curlers skip Duncan Kildaw and second Kris McLean, and Kitimat curlers lead Markus Anthony and third Kemper Weightman, encountered stiff opposition from Team Parkinson in the first draw, the final score 7-4 to Parkinson.

In the second draw they fell 8-1 to Team Fei. In the third draw they played and beat Team Woolends 5-4.

In the fifth draw the team picked up steam, beating Team Beaton 9-2 to make it through to the final draw on Sunday, where they Beat Team Woolends again, this time 8-1, winning the team Consolation Gold.

Hirsch Creek Club’s Team Oliveira, consisting of skip Camryn Oliveira, third Ally Feduniak, second Grace Feduniak, lead Kayla Abram and fifth Shylean Bogart, played Team 4KGirl$ in the first draw, the final score 9-5 to Team 4KGirl$.

The second draw saw the team beat Team Cooper-Smith 8-7, but fall to a determined Team Trip in the third draw by 9-1.

In the fifth draw on Saturday, Team Oliveira found their rhythm and beat Team Smith 10-3.

Despite the big win and a sixth draw 6-5 win over Team Bowles, the team had to settle for Consolation Gold.

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The girls’ team that competed at the Winter Games, Kayla Abram, Shylean Bogart, Grace and Ally Feduniak, and Camryn Oliveira, and their coach Dave Durrant. (Photo Curl BC)

The joint Kitimat/Smithers’ curling team, Team Kildaw, consisting of Kitimat’s Marcus Anthony and Kemper Weightman (first and third from left), and Smithers curlers Chris McClean and Duncan Kildaw, with their coach Laurence Turney. (Photo Curl BC)

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