Ferguson off to regionals

The B.C. Curling regional playdowns for the Kootenays starts throwing tonight in Kimberley with Rob Ferguson’s Trail rink.

The B.C. Curling regional playdowns for the Kootenays starts throwing tonight in Kimberley with Rob Ferguson’s Trail rink looking to qualify for the provincials.

The Ferguson foursome is comprised of skip Rob Ferguson, third Brian LeMoel, second Joey Ferguson and lead Justin Kitcher,.

“We’ve all played together before at one time or another,” said Joey Ferguson.

“We’re a pretty good team, I mean we’ve only lost one game in the Super League, so I feel we have a good chance of winning.”

The Trail rink will face stiff competition in former two-time Brier skip Tom Shypitka from Creston and another Brier veteran and Super League foe, Nelson’s Fred Thomson rink with Trail’s Don Freschi throwing third stones for him.

The team’s first game goes on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. against Thomson. Ferguson will also likely face another Super League rival, the Myron Nichol rink from Castlegar, along the way.

While it is a competitive field, Ferguson says their team always goes into a bonspiel expecting to win but, in this case, even a second place spot will get them to the provincials in Parksville.

The A final goes Sunday at 7 p.m. with the B final on Monday.