Bedard rink finishes sixth

Trail’s Rhonda Lee Bedard finished out of the medals at the B.C. senior women’s curling championships in Kelowna that wrapped up on Sunday.

Trail’s Rhonda Lee Bedard finished out of the medals at the B.C. senior women’s curling championships in Kelowna that wrapped up on Sunday.

With a 2-5 record the foursome from Trail — that included Rose Beauchamp (third), Laurel Babcock (second) and Anne Marie Byers (lead) — fell 13-0 to the second-seeded Sandra Jenkins rink (6-1) from Salmon Arm.

Bedard placed sixth out of the eight teams in the championship, finishing strong by winning two out of the last three games, 7-4 over Gwen Clark from Langley, and 10-1 over Cheryl Wyatt from Terrace.

Former Trail resident Kathy Smiley, who now skips for Royal City, finished the playdowns at 5-2, but was beaten 9-3 in the quarter finals by the Karen Lepine rink from Langley.

In the final, Nanaimo’s Penny Shantz beat Lepine 10-9 to claim the B.C. title.