Curling: Tardi’s Fraser Valley rink rocks in BC Games opener

In the first boys curling draw, Tyler Tardi's Fraser Valley rink made short work of Thomas Love's foursome.

by Eric Welsh

Black Press

In the first boys curling draw at the BC Winter Games on Friday, Tyler Tardi’s Fraser Valley rink made short work of Thomas Love’s Thompson-Okanagan foursome.

Tied 2-2 through three ends, Tardi’s crew came through with three in the fourth. His final shot was perfect, squeezing between two guards and taking out a red rock in the six-foot circle before coming to rest.

“In juvenile curling especially, three is a really big number,” the Surrey native said. “Personally, I find it really hard to get in the right mind-set to bounce back from a three. We made it really tough for them.”

Love fought back with one in the fifth, but Tardi had two in the sixth and two more in the seventh to win 9-3.

The next boys draw is at 3:15 p.m., and Tardi said cited weight-calling as something they’ll look to improve on.

“The ice is changing a little bit, with faster spots and slower spots, and we’ve been having trouble with it,” he noted. “But we’ve been playing all-round really well for the most part.”