Curling: Mixed playdowns slide into Trail

The Kootenay Zone Mixed Curling Playdown starts tonight at the Trail Curling Club.

The Kootenay Zone Mixed Curling Playdown starts tonight at the Trail Curling Club.

Three teams from the West and East Kootenays will hit the ice to determine who will represent the Zone at the provincial championship in Kelowna Mar. 19-22.

The teams include the Myron Nichol rink from Castlegar, the Tom Buchy foursome from Kimberley, and Tom Shypitka rink from Cranbrook

The Buchy rink is a three-time provincial champion, winning the B.C. Mixed title in 2006, 2010, and 2012.

The first game goes tonight at 7 p.m., with draws on Saturday at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  The final curls at 10 a.m. on Sunday.