Sato rink set for showdown at provincial U18 curling championships

The team skipped by Coquitlam’s Hayato Sato is headed for a final draw showdown at the U18 provincial curling championships at the Juan de Fuca Curling Centre in Victoria.

Sato’s foursome lost its first game in six matches Thursday night, 3-2, to Alex Duncan-Wu’s Royal City/Port Moody  rink. But the only other rink that had been undefeated, led by skip Erik Colwell, also lost for the first time, 8-4 to Johnson Tao’s Richmond/Abbotsford rink.

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Sato’s Royal City rink, which includes third Joshua Miki from Port Coquitlam, as well as Burnaby’s Dawson Ballard and Troy Chong from Langley, meets Colwell this afternoon at 1 p.m. The winner gets sole possession of first place and a bye into Sunday’s final. The loser will play in a semifinal on Saturday.

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