Abby curlers eliminated from BC juniors

Local curlers Kim Bonneau and Jordan Kiss finish fourth, fifth respectively

A pair of Abbotsford curlers came up a little short in their respective divisions at the 2016 Tim Hortons BC Junior Curling Championships in Kamloops.

Kim Bonneau, the lead for Team Loken, saw her team finish fourth in round robin play with four wins and three losses, but then lost 9-4 in the women’s divisions semi-final on Jan. 2.

Team Loken plays out of the Delta Thistle Curling Club, and also features players from Surrey and Coquitlam. The event featured the top eight junior teams in the province, with only the top four advancing to the playoff round.

The men’s division saw Abbotsford’s Jordan Kiss lead his team to a fifth-place showing in round robin action. Kiss, who skipped the team based out of the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster, captained his team to a record of three wins and four losses. The team narrowly missed qualifying for the playoff round, after losing 8-7 on Jan. 2. The winning men’s and women’s clubs qualify for the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in Ontario later this month.