Walnut Grove’s Marla Mallett and her team have qualified for the 2017 Scotties BC women’s curling championship.
Team Mallett, which competes out of the Golden Ears Winter Club, earned their berth by accumulating points at various World Curling Tour events.
Mallet, the team’s skip, is a former junior national team champion, having won that title in 1988.
The rest of her team is made up of third Shannon Aleksic (Abbotsford) and sisters Brette Richards (Kelowna) and Blaine DeJager (Prince George). DeJager is the lead and Richards is the second.
The Scotties takes place at the Glen Harper Curling Centre in Duncan from Jan. 17 to 22 with the teams playing for the opportunity to represent B.C. at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts Feb. 18 to 26 in St. Catherines, Ont.