Thursday 28 February 2019

Saltcoats'-born Laycock is ready to represent new province at this years Tim Horton's Brier in Brandon

                                                     (from Curl BC)

Playing in the Tim Horton's Brier on the National stage is nothing new for Steve Laycock.

The Saltcoats-born curler and graduate of Yorkton Regional High School will be making his 8th appearance at the event but for the first time, he will be doing so not representing Saskatchewan.

This time he will be represented British Columbia during the 2019 Tim Horton's Brier in Brandon that kicks off this weekend, playing third for Jim Cotter's rink who captured the BC Men's title earlier this month.

Laycock joined the BC rink after most teams across the country shuffled their teams after the 4-year Olympic cycle ended last summer and he admits it'll be probably will hit him little more this weekend that he'll be representing a different province.

"It hasn't been all the different throughout the year, but I think when I go to put on that BC jacket for the first time, that's when it will hit me & will feel a little different but either way I'm excited for the opportunity to play at the event once again, no matter the province."

Laycock skipped the Saskatchewan rink to a 6-5 record at last year's Brier in Regina, and with this years edition not too far away just across the border from his hometown of Saltcoats either in Brandon, he says expects to receive lots of support.

"I have a lot of family and friends that will be coming to watch, and hopefully there will be people there I didn't expect to come that will make the trip because it's so close by and hopefully they don't have trouble of throwing the odd cheer out for Team BC here and there."

Laycock and Team BC will open up their Brier on Saturday night at 7PM when they face Stuart Thompson and Team Nova Scotia.

The event which runs from March 1st to 9th will officially kick off on Friday with the Wildcard game featuring Brendan Bottcher up against John Epping.

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