Jim Cotter opens provincial championship with pair of wins

Four rinks went undefeated during the first day of action.

The BC men's provincial championship runs until Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Defending champion Jim Cotter opened the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Championship with a pair of wins Wednesday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Cotter led his Vernon-Kelowna rink past Will House 6-3 in the opening draw and later hammered Chase Martyn 9-2.

Michael Johnson, Wes Craig and Glen Jackson also kept pace with Cotter’s rink with 2-0 records.

The tournament runs until Sunday.

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