Kristy Lewis of Richmond concentrates on a shot during play at the Scotties B.C. Women's Curling Championships in Cloverdale. Lewis began play with a 13=3 win over Nelson's Jill Winters.

Perfect start for Scott

Provincial tournament under way in Cloverdale

Kelly Scott has opened defence of her Scotties B.C. Women’s Curling Championship with a pair of victories.

The Kelowna native skipped her rink to a 7-3 win over Patti Knezevic of Prince George Monday afternoon in the first draw of the 10-team competition, being contested at the Cloverdale Curling Club.

Scott followed up in the evening with a 7-4 triumph over Karla Thompson of Kamloops.

Two other rinks are also off to perfect starts after two draws.

Kelley Law, the losing finalist a year ago, also started by erasing a 4-2 deficit to Nicole Backe of Nanaimo on her way to an 8-6 triumph. The 2002 Olympian scored four in the seventh end and two more in the 10th.

Law then handled Adina Tasaka 9-2 in a battle of the two teams from the Royal City Curling Club in New Westminster.

Roselyn Craig of Duncan started her day by scoring three in the eighth end to break a 3-3 tie and defeat Jen Fewster of Prince George 6-4, then finished with a 7-5 win over 2002 B.C. champion Kristy Lewis of Richmond.

After one day of play, Fewster, Lewis, Tasaka and Patti Knezevic of Prince George are all 1-1 (won-lost).

Nicole Backe of Nanaimo, Thompson and Jill Winters of Nelson are still looking for their first victories.

Play continues today (Wednesday) and tomorrow with draws at noon and 7:30 p.m. both days.

Playoffs start Friday at 7 p.m., and continue Saturday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The final is

Sunday at 2 p.m.

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