The Maple Ridge curling team won gold at the Salmon Arm tournament


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dated: 2022-11-20 06:07:19 .

Maple Ridge resident Grant Dezura has won many curling awards over the years and added another to the long list when he and the rest of his team won gold at the 2022 Twin Anchors Houseboats Classic.

Led by Dean Joanisse, winner of the 1989 Abbotsford Junior Curling Championship, Dezura and his teammates defeated seven other teams to claim a final round victory over Team Geall.

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Joanisse, who now runs the Golden Ears Winter Club in Maple Ridge, opened the Salmon Arm tournament with an 8-6 win over Vernon’s Longworth team.

Unfortunately, the second draw (or match) resulted in Team Joanissa being narrowly edged out by Vernon’s Team Nobert in a 5-6 loss.

But for the rest of the tournament, Team Joanisse remained perfect, defeating Cranbrook’s Team Medford, Salmon Arms’ Team Belway and topping it all off with a hard-fought 6-5 rematch win over Team Nobert.

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In the first round of the playoffs, Team Joanisse beat Team Longworth 7-4.

They then went on to the finals against Salmon Arm’s Team Geall, whom they easily defeated 8-4 to claim first place.

Team Joanissa consisted of:

• Dean Joanisse as Skip

• Grant Dezura as third

• Brendan Willis second

• Dave Stephenson as the main actor

Team Joanissa received $5,000 as the tournament winner. This was her first BCCT event win of the 2022-23 season, the next BCCT event will be in Dawson Creek on November 25-28.

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