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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sports Briefs: Howdy Neighbour! Curling foursome winds B.C. wheelchair title

Orginal article at: Kamloops Daily News

Darryl Neighbour’s Richmond rink pulled off a pair of comeback victories to sweep the best-of-three provincial wheelchair curling final at McArthur Island Curling Club on Saturday.
Neighbour, curling with Sonja Gaudet of Vernon, Kelowna’s Gerry Austgarden and Victoria’s Corinne Jensen, beat Surrey’s Gary Cormack, 7-6 and 9-8.
The Neighbour rink will represent B.C. at the national wheelchair championship in Thunder Bay from March 18-25.
Cormack, curling with Frank LaBounty of Prince George, Vancouver’s Bob MacDonald and Allison Duddy of Quesnel, took a 6-0 lead after two ends in Saturday’s opening draw.
Neighbour fought right back, scoring one in the third, then stealing one in the fourth, a deuce in the fifth and singles in the sixth, seventh and eighth to win 7-6.
Cormack had another great start in the second draw, leading 6-1 after three. Neighbour managed to tie the game in the fifth end, but Cormack counted one in the sixth and another in the seventh to lead 8-6 coming home.
Neighbour made a draw for three to win the game and the provincial championshi

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