This weekend’s Cash Spiel is an important one, as it will determine which eight teams from each division will qualify for the Tour Championships, set for January.
Each team playing in the Tour Championships will be competing for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.
Fourteen teams will be competing this weekend in the SunLife Financial Competitive Division, four of which will be playing on home ice. Representing Dawson Creek will be teams led by Tracy Steinke, Darrel Veiner, Jordan Steinke and Jeff Ginter.
Fort St. John will also be represented in the weekend Cash Spiel, as Glen Godberson and his team try to bring a victory back to the Energetic City.
Due to successful results at the previous two bonspiels, Sexsmith's team Balderston has already guaranteed their spot in the Tour Championships. However, the remainder of the spots are still up for grabs.
Looking at the EnCana Challenge Division, fifteen teams will be competing, with just team Marlene Maxwell representing Dawson Creek. Three teams will play on behalf of Fort St. John in the Challenge Division, including Bob Cooper, Donna Sipe and Jodi Busche.
The EnCana Division is a little less clear than the SunLife Challenge, especially because two of the division’s top teams won’t be competing this weekend, including teams Jeff Henricks and Kelly Henricks. Due to their absence, the door has been opened for their fellow competitors to break into the top eight.
The weekend event will also feature six junior teams in the Canwest Group Benefits Junior Division, who will hit the ice Sunday. Following this weekend, the Juniors have four more events in which they can earn points.
Games begin Friday at 1:30 p.m. and will be running all weekend, until the finals are played on Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m.
To view the standings leading up to this weekend’s cash spiel, as well as to see how points are awarded to teams, check the attached files.