Craigs win mixed curling championship

Father-son duo Wes and Miles Craig joined forces with two sisters from Nanaimo to win the B.C. Mixed Curling Championship last week.

Shawnigan Lake father-son duo Wes and Miles Craig joined forces with two sisters from Nanaimo to win the AMJ Campbell B.C. Mixed Curling Championship last week.

The Craigs teamed up with Kesa and Marika Van Osch to win the event in Qualicum Beach. It marked the third B.C. mixed title for Wes Craig, the second for Miles, and the first for the sisters. The rink will represent B.C. at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in November.

After winning the A event in Qualicum, the Craig rink lost a page playoff against Team Tanaka of Tunnel Town.

That forced the Island quartet into a semifinal against Team Buchy Kimberley, which the Craig rink won 5-3, earning a rematch against Team Tanaka.

The Craig crew didn’t waste their second opportunity, beating the Tanaka rink 7-1, including a steal of four in the sixth end.

In February, Wes Craig’s Victoria-based rink that included Scott MacDonald, Tony Anslow and Victor Gamble, coached by Roz Craig, finished second at the B.C. Senior Men’s Provincials.