Tyler Tardi will curl for a medal at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George.

Tardi to play for a medal

Cloverdale curler competing at Canada Winter Games

Tyler Tardi has advanced to the semifinal round in men’s curling at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George.

The Cloverdale resident won his first four games of the competition to clinch first place in Pool B. He will play in one of two semifinal games tonight (Thursday).

Tardi, a member of the Langley Curling Club, is skip of the B.C. team which also includes lead Tim Henderson of Victoria, second Nicholas Umbach of Coquitlam and third Sterling Middleton of Sort St. John.

Team B.C. began play with an 14-4 victory over Albert and a 11-2 win over the Yukon Territory Sunday. They then edged New Brunswick 7-6 Monday, then doubled previously unbeaten Nova Scotia 8-4 on Tuesday morning.

In their final game of pool play Wednesday morning, the B.C. squad scored three in the 10th end to defeat Prince Edward Island 8-6.

Brooke Ashcroft of Surrey teamed with Langley’s Jessica Auton to place seventh in the target shooting air pistol team competition Tuesday.

The pair had a score of 669. Alberta won gold with a 716 score, following by Newfoundland and Labrador at 705 and Saskatchewan at 703.

In the air pistol individual competition today (Thursday), Ashcroft placed 15th.