The Western Blind Curling Championships were hosted in Weyburn from March 11-14 at the Weyburn Curling Rink, and organizers deemed the event to be a huge success.
This year marked the 48th anniversary of the annual championship tournament which had eight teams and 38 curlers in total competing.
Each western province is allowed to send two teams to represent them. The teams consist of a Skip, Third and Lead that are visually impaired or blind. The Second and Sweeper can be sighted or visually impaired, but each team must have sighted assistant, or player with sufficient level of sight, to support team members in lining up the broom and communicating the progress off the game.
The results are as follows for the tournament:
First place was won by British Columbia 2, following by British Columbia 1 taking second place, and third place was won by Alberta 2.
Fourth place was claimed by Sask 1, fifth went to Alberta 1, sixth was won by Manitoba 1, seventh went to Manitoba 2, and in eighth place was Sask 2.
At the end of the championships, the windup banquet and awards were held at the Weyburn Legion Hall, with the Legion providing the catering for the curlers throughout the championship.
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