Kyllo forced to run tiebreaker gauntlet

Alyssa Kyllo's Vernon-Armstrong rink forced into tiebreakers at B.C. Junior Women’s Curling Championships in Victoria.

Vernon’s Alyssa Kyllo found herself in a logjam of rinks tied for third place after the round-robin portion of the B.C. Junior Women’s Curling Championships Friday in Victoria.

Kyllo joined two other teams at 4-3 (Kamloops’ Corryn Brown and Prince George’s Falon Burkitt), requiring Friday afternoon tiebreakers. Kyllo first went up against Brown, with the winner heading right back on the ice to meet Burkitt. The winner of that advanced to face Chilliwack’s Stephanie Prinse, who finished second at 5-2, in a Saturday-morning semifinal.

Nanaimo’s Kesa Van Osch, who topped the eight-team pool at 6-1, advanced to Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. championship game.

Kyllo, who curls with third Amy Edwards, second Zetteh Gunner, lead Ashely Nordin and alternate Sydney Hofer, split her final two preliminary games, falling 7-6 to Brown in an extra end Thursday afternoon before grounding Williams Lake’s Michelle Ball 11-7 Friday-morning.

Trailing Brown by two points after eight ends, Kyllo rallied with back-to-back singles in nine and 10 to force the extra end, but Brown put it away with a point in the 11th.