Team Ueda ties for 5th at BC Juvenile Men's Championship
Team Ueda, a combined VCC / North Shore Winter Club team, finished tied for fifth at the recently-completed 2013 Tim Horton's BC Juvenile Men's Curling Championship in Prince George.
Team Ueda represented Zone 5, which encompasses Vancouver, the North Shore and the entire Sea-to-Sky region. Team members are skip Jay Ueda, third Cullen Quek, second Arthur Yee, and lead Keegan Lennie (Jay, Arthur and Keegan are VCC members). The team is coached by former VCC member Max Langlais and North Shore Winter Club GM Liz Goldenberg.
At the BC Juvenile Championship, teams were placed in two pools. Team Ueda was 1-1 after their first two games and lost their third game, preventing the team from moving on to the playoff round. Team Ueda is to be congratulated, though, for handing the winning team their only loss during the event.
You can see all of Team Ueda's provincial championship results playdowns.com.
Before the provincial championships, Team Ueda won the Zone 5 berth by defeating Team Gardner two games to none in a best-of-three series in mid-January. In game one, they entered the eighth end down 4-8 and were able to score five points in the final end to secure the victory. In game two, Team Ueda got out to a 7-2 lead after five ends and then held off the Garnder press in the final three ends to win 7-5.