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Kamloops rink wins silver at China Open curling championship

Skip Corryn Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk are bringing a silver medal home to Kamloops.
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December 18, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Four Kamloops women are bringing home silver after the 2019 China Open curling championship.

Team Brown — made up of skip Corryn Brown, third Erin Pincott, second Dezaray Hawes and lead Ashley Klymchuk — competed at the competition in Beijing, China, which began on Dec. 13 and ran until Dec. 17.

The women defeated teams from Korea, Minnesota, Japan, China, Switzerland and Germany to move onto the finals.

“We were really happy with how it went,” says the team’s skip Corryn Brown. “Obviously, we would’ve been pretty happy to finish it off with a gold medal, but we were pretty fortunate as it was to even be in the semi-final.”

Brown says they lost to Russia 4-3 in the finals, with the winning point coming on the last rock.

“They ended up making a couple of tick shots, which is where their lead will tick our centre guard off the centre off to the wings where it’s not as usable for us… it was a relativity easy shot for her, but they did have to make it to win. She ended up making it and she won by one point,” Brown says.

Brown says despite the near win, they are still happy with the outcome and the experience overall.

“It was a really really great experience, I think what made this trip a little more special is we were able to do a bit of sightseeing on the second day we were there,” Brown says. “We had the day off so we went and saw the Great Wall of China that was pretty special.”

The team will take some downtime for the holidays and prepare for the B.C. Scotties curling competition from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2.


Silver medalists in China! After pulling off the come from behind win against the Swiss in the semi, we couldn’t quite pull it off in the final, losing on last rock to a strong Russian team ?? . What a great week with lots of laughs and good curling! Thank you to the organizing committee, the volunteers, officials and everyone who made the event possible. Thank you to everyone who was cheering us in back home! It was an honour to wear the maple leaf, thank you to Curling Canada for the opportunity! Congrats also to the Canadian men’s team @calvertteam on winning the bronze! ???? . We are excited to head home and have a few weeks rest over Christmas break and begin to gear up for the BC Scotties at the end of January. Happy holidays everyone! ???

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— This story was updated at 4:34 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, to add comments from Corryn Brown.

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