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Cloverdale hosts top curlers at Tournament of Hearts

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B.C.'s best curlers descend on Cloverdale next week for the province's largest women's curling event – the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Former world and defending B.C. champion Kelly Scott will be going after her fourth consecutive provincial title at the provincial playdowns, running Jan. 14 to 20 at the Cloverdale Curling Club.

Cloverdale's Marla Mallett team is also competing. Formerly of the Royal City Club, the team includes third Kelly Shimuzu, second Shannon Ward, lead Barb Zbeetnoff and fifth Danielle Callens.

The semi-finals are Jan. 19 and the finals are on Jan. 20. Both will be televised on Shaw TV.

Winners of the provincial and territorial championships then head to the nationals in Kingston, Ontario.

Cloverdale hosted the event in 2011. The Cloverdale Curling Club was formed in 1954 and has six sheet of ice.

The host rink saw 500 people a draw last time around.

Passes are $40, and will enable you to watch any of the games. The club is located on 176 Street north of the Cloverdale Arena (6150 176 Street, Surrey).

For more information about the tournament, visit http://bcscotties2013.curlbc.ca.

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