Montgomery rules the rink at Islands

Jason Montgomery skipped his Duncan Curling Club rink into the BC Men’s Curling Championship via the Vancouver Island regional playdowns last month.

Montgomery was joined on the team by second Miles Craig of Shawnigan Lake, lead Will Duggan of Mill Bay, and third Jody Epp of Victoria.

The Duncan rink beat the Victoria foursome skipped by Jay Tuson 9-1 to win the B event on Dec. 16, bouncing back after a loss earlier in the day.

“I thought we played well this morning, just lacking a little bit of precision on rock placement. We were just on the wrong side of the inch a few times,” Montgomery told the Victoria Times Colonist. “Things obviously went better this afternoon.

“The guys definitely were making the shots and getting the rocks in the right spots to set up the angles in our favour.”

The provincial championship in February will be the fourth such event for longtime teammates Montgomery, Duggan and Craig.

“Last year we played really well at provincials, we played some tough teams, and didn’t come through, so I think we can build on that this year,” Duggan said. “We have a little bit more experience. We’ve got Jody now, with more experience at the provincial level, and I think that’s huge.”