In the year 2000, the Kelley Law and Greg McAulay curling rinks both won the provincial, national, and world championships. Not since 1980 had one province been the home of the Canadian men’s and women’s championship curling teams. This spectacular achievement spoke to the success of the teams and the sport of curling in British Columbia.

At the 2000 Brier (Canadian men’s curling championships) the Greg McAulay Rink, consisting of skip Greg McAulay, third Brent Pierce, second Bryan Miki, lead Jody Sveistrup, and spare Darin Fenton, was not expected to win. This was true despite the fact they were leading after the round robin portion with a record of 9-2. After the team did win, McAulay described the victory as “awesome” in a voice turned gravelly from yelling. After the Brier victory, the team had few problems at the world championships in Glasgow, losing only one game in the tournament en route to beating the world champion team from Sweden 9-4 in the final.

At the 2000 Scott Tournament of Hearts (Canadian women’s curling championships) the Kelley Law Rink, consisting of skip Kelley Law, third Julie Skinner, second Georgina Wheatcroft, lead Diane Nelson, and spare Cheryl Noble, played one of the great rebounds in the history of the tournament. The Law Rink faced not one, but five straight sudden-death matches to claim the title. This victory set the stage for the world championships in Glasgow, Scotland. The team finished the round-robin sharing the top spot with Norway with a record of 7-2. The Law Rink took the semi-final with a victory over Scotland by a score of 10-6, setting up a final against Switzerland. The Kelley Law Rink won the championship in the tenth end with a take-out from Law to get one point, leading to a 7-6 victory.

Kelley Law Rink: Elaine Dagg Jackson (coach), Kelley Law (skip), Diane Nelson (lead), Cheryl Noble (spare), Julie Skinner (third), Georgina Wheatcroft (second).

Greg McAulay Rink: Darin Fenton (spare), Greg McAulay (skip), Bryan Miki (second), Brent Pierce (third), Jody Sveistrup (lead).