Sports in BRIEF

B.C. Crokinole championship

More than $1,600 in cash prizes is at stake in the sixth annual B.C. Open Crokinole championship. Oliver welcomes players of all levels from across Canada, the United States and other countries to compete. Along with cash prizes, trophies are awarded and there is a silent auction and raffle prizes. Register by phoning 250-494-9310 or email Registrations can be mailed to Crokinole Players of BC,  c/o Ripley Stainless Ltd., 9732 Lenzi St., Summerland, BC, V0H IZ2. To qualify for the early registration discount fee, completed forms must be handed in or post marked by March 31, 2014.

Penticton Indoor Triathlon challenge

Registrations are being accepted for the second annual Penticton Indoor Triathlon challenge. Scheduled for Feb. 9 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the South Okanagan Events Centre, athletes complete a 15-minute swim in the Community Centre, then transition for 15 minutes to the SOEC and bike for 30 minutes before completing a 20-minute run. Categories include juniors, ages 12 to 17, open for 18 to 39, masters, 40 to 55, and masters plus for 56 and older. Participants can register in person at the Community Centre. Completed forms can be faxed to Shelie Best at 250-490-2446 or emailed to Registration cost is $54 and drink ticket and buffet after the event and age category awards and draw prizes.

Bill Mitchell Memorial Tournament

Cue’s Game Room is hosting the second annual Bill Mitchell Memorial Tournament on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. Mitchell was a respected member of the pool (billiards) community in Penticton. He died suddenly last year and members of South Okanagan Pool League and Cue’s Game Room partnered up to honour him by starting a bursary in his name at the Okanagan School of Arts. Last year they raised $2,000. Currently there are 50 people registered to play in the singles event and players of all ages are invited to sign up. Those who don’t want to play, but would still like to donate, can do so by dropping donations off at the Shatford Centre or Cue’s Game Room. Anyone interested in playing or donating are asked to call Subrina or Gord Monteith at 250-497-5220.

Penticton Men’s Rec Hockey

Game Time Sports Wolverines 7: Joel Marte (3),Tyler Judd (2), Ryan MacMurchy and Daniel Kerr.

Cawston Cold Storage Best Damn Wings 4: Jared Collen (2), Johnathan Spence and Jeff Barber.

EcoDry Ice Dogs  7: Ryan Drew-Scott (3), Mike Funk (2), Nick Riep and Sean Maktaak.

Mule Broncos 6: Stuart Nisbet (2), Jordan Moss, Chris Johnson, Jordan Simpson and Eric Cerutti.

Okanagan Trestle Tour

The second annual Okanagan Trestle Tour is being held July 6. The self-paced recreational ride is not a timed event, but provides riders the chance to enjoy a one-day trip on the historic Kettle Valley Rail Trail.  The 80-kilometre route starts at Myra Canyon to Penticton.  New for 2014 is a 40-km option starting at Chute Lake to Penticton. Enjoy riding over trestles, through tunnels and witnessing stunning views of the Okanagan Valley while approaching Penticton. There are rest stops offering food, drinks and mechanical support on route. As cyclists arrive at the Penticton Lakeside Hotel and Resort, they are greeted by live music, a BBQ and beverages. This year marks the  100th anniversary of the completion of the trestles in Myra Canyon (construction took place 1912-1914). The trestles were destroyed in the 2003 Okanagan Mountain Fire then rebuilt with the efforts of the Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society and the Canada Disaster Fund spending $17.5 million dollars.

Registration includes a special event T-shirt, BBQ, beverages and live music.  Early bird pricing starting at $100 (adults, $30.00 for the shuttle Service) is in effect until March 31.   Registration fees starting at $120 from April 1 -June 15. Space is limited. Register online at

The event will be supporting the Myra Canyon Trestles Restoration Society.


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