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Mixed doubles champs in Victoria

Sterling Middleton, Emily Bowles, go undefeated to take the title at 11-team cash spiel
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Sterling Middleton (l) and mixed doubles teammate Emily Bowles "kicked it" at a curling cash spiel in Victoria taking the championship

Curlers Sterling Middleton and Emily Bowles are the 2022 Victoria Mixed Doubles Cashspiel champions.

Middleton, who grew up in Fort St. John and Bowles from North Delta, went a perfect 5-0 at the triple knockout event.

Now bothing living in the provincial capital, the pair beat another Victoria team, Alex Horvath and Sasha Wilson 9-6 in the championship Sunday, advancing to the final after a very narrow 7-6, eighth-end semi-final decision over New Westminster's Patrick Prade and Diane Gushulak.

Horvath, you may know, is Sterling's teammate on the B.C.-based Jacques Gauthier rink.

Like the semi-final, the final proved to be a see-saw battle for Middleton and Bowles, but unlike the game before, it needed an extra end to determine a winner.

After jumping out to a 4-0 edge, the duo saw their lead disappear in two short ends.

Tied 6-6 after eight, Middleton and Bowles were able to lie three in the extra end to seal the win - each taking home $550 in prize money.

A link to the event's Facebook is here.

If you scroll down, you can view the championship final as it was live streamed.

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