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
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