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Suggested title: Tankard and Scotties Championships 2014
Val-d’Or: the countdown has begun
VAL-D’OR (19 September 2013) – The Pavillon Desjardins Curling Club Sports Belvedere Val d’Or officially launched on Thursday, while the process leading to provincial curling Championships men “Tankard” and female “Scotties”, scheduled from 12 to 19 January 2014.
“curling Quebec told us last June, the organization of these championships . Now that summer is over and almost as new curling season is upon us, allow me to mention that the countdown officially begins today. Therefore, needless to say four months separating us from the event will be at least very active for our volunteers “ , said Thursday at a news conference, the president of the organizing committee, Adam Martin, also vice-chairman Curling Quebec.
These two competitions, identified some as flagship within the calendar of competitions Curling Québec, meet ten (10) men’s teams and eight (8) female. After these two major competitions, the winning teams will earn the right to represent Quebec, first in the men Nationals’ Tim Hortons Brier, “from 1 to 9 March in Kamloops, British Columbia, and Moreover Canadian women’s Championship “Scotties”, scheduled from 1 to 9 February at the Maurice Richard arena in Montreal.
high caliber Competition
both championships meet, of course, the best teams in Quebec. And although at the moment is a little too early to identify these formations, it is still allowed to think that male level, the names of Jean-Michel Ménard, defending champion Phillippe Lemay in Victoriaville finalist the last year, Martin Ferland and Steeve Gagnon, to name a few, should meet in Val d’Or for this high caliber competition.
on the women’s side, defending champion, Allison Ross, should also be part of the , as Marie-France Larouche and Eve Bélisle particular.
At the selection of the participating teams, three men and as many women’s teams that have accumulated the most points during the specified period will earn their pass for the championships. It will be the same for the final championship teams of the provincial circuit, which will take place at Club Laviolette Trois-Rivières in early November. The qualification process will continue thereafter until early January 2014. On the subject elsewhere, note that in men, the qualifiers for the West Zone will be held at Club Sports Belvedere, from 3 to 5 January.Three teams will then be selected. It will be the same for the playoffs in the Eastern zone that will take place on the same dates, at Club Etchemin Lévis.
Moreover, it is important to note that the Belvedere Sports Club of Val d’Or, which only account six years of existence, has nonetheless welcomed two important competitions. And faith of Martin Adam, male and female championships in January 2014 to retain attention again.
“The Club Sports Belvedere Val-d’Or has proven in recent years by hosting two major championships, the senior men in 2011 and the male and female junior Performance Brush in 2012. both championships were hits down the line to the point that people still talk about today. So we have the certainty that the next Tankard and Scotties championships will be just as memorable and it is in this sense that the whole team of volunteers is working “ , concludes the president of the organizing committee.
In short …
It goes without saying that a prestigious competition requires large expenditures. On the subject, the President Adam Martin provided an update regarding the financial support listed to date.
Thus, to date, over $ 7,500 was provided by large firms. There is talk of Osisko Mining Corporation ($ 2500), RBC ($ 2,000), BDO ($ 2,000), the insurance company Dulude Taylor ($ 1000) and the City of Val d’Or ($ 7500).
Source: Pierre Fellice