Canadian Mixed Curling Championship

Last updated
Canadian Mixed Curling Championship
Established1964
2020 host city Saguenay, Quebec
2020 arena Foyer des loisirs et de la culture
2020 championFlag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Current edition

The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship is the national curling championship for mixed curling in Canada. The winners of the tournament will represent Canada at the World Mixed Curling Championship.

Contents

In mixed curling, the positions on a team must alternate between men and women. If a man throws last rocks, which is usually the case, the women must throw lead rocks and third rocks, while the other male member of the team throws second rocks. In 2004, Shannon Kleibrink became the only woman to skip a team and win a Canadian Mixed championship.

History

The Canadian Mixed Curling Championship was established in 1964, with Canadian Breweries as the event's sponsor and Frank Sargent as its committee chairman. [1] [2] For the first two years it was held at the Royal Canadian Curling Club in Toronto. The first championship was won by Ernie Boushy of Winnipeg with a record of 9-1. [3] [4]

In 1973, Seagram Distillers became the new official sponsor, until 1983.[ citation needed ]

Up until 1995, the event was typically held in March, but was bumped up to January that year when Unitel became a sponsor. That was also the year that the "Season of Champions" event series was implemented, and the Page playoffs began to be used.[ citation needed ]

Unitel's parent company AT&T became the sponsor in 1997, a partnership that only lasted until 1998. The event was dropped as a Season of Champions event in 2004, and was no longer shown on television. The 2005 event was bumped up to November of the previous year, and the event has been held in November ever since, and is why the event is never held in the year it is billed as. In 2005, the page playoff system was dropped and replaced by a 3-team playoff.[ citation needed ]

Starting with the 2008 Championships (held in November 2007), the Canadian Curling Association picked two curlers from the winning team to represent Canada at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. This ended with the 2012 Mixed Championship, with the creation of the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials.[ citation needed ]

Champions

The past champions of the event are listed as follows: [5]

YearWinning LocaleWinning TeamHost
1964 Manitoba Ernie Boushy, Ina Light, Garry DeBlonde, Bea McKenzie Toronto, Ontario
1965 Alberta Lee Green, Kay Berreth, Shirley Salt, Vi Salt Toronto, Ontario
1966 Manitoba Ernie Boushy, Ina Light, Garry DeBlonde, Betty Hird Fort William, Ontario
1967 Saskatchewan Larry McGrath, Darlene Hill, Peter Gunn, Marlene Dorsett Québec City, Quebec
1968 Saskatchewan Larry McGrath, Darlene Hill, Peter Gunn, Marlene Dorsett Saint Boniface, Manitoba
1969Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Don Anderson, Bernie Hunter, Bill Tarnish, Connie Reeve Kitchener, Ontario
1970Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Bill Mitchell, Hadie Manley, Bill Tarnish, Connie Reeve Vancouver, British Columbia
1971Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Larry McGrath, Darlene Hill, John Gunn, Audrey St. John Saint John, New Brunswick
1972Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Trev Fisher, Gail Wren, Bryan Bettesworth, Louise Fisher Thunder Bay, Ontario
1973Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Barry Fry, Peggy Casselman, Stephen Decter, Susan Lynch Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1974Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Rick Folk, Cheryl Stirton, Tom Wilson, Bonnie Orchard Winnipeg, Manitoba
1975Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Les Rowland, Aurdrey Rowland, Dan Schmaltz, Betty Schmaltz Kitchener, Ontario
1976Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Tony Eberts, Elizabeth Short, Clark Glanville, Eleanor Short Lethbridge, Alberta
1977Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Harold Tanasichuk, Rose Tanasichuk, Jim Kirkness, Debbie Orr Halifax, Nova Scotia
1978Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Bernie Yuzdepski, Marnie McNiven, Roy Uchman, Joan Bjerke Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1979Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Roy Lund, Nancy Lund, Ron Apland, Marsha Kerr Prince George, British Columbia
1980Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jim Dunstone, Carol Dunstone, Del Stitt, Elaine Jones St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
1981Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Rick Lang, Anne Provo, Bert Provo, Lorraine Edwards Winnipeg, Manitoba
1982Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Glen Pierce, Marlene Neubauer, Fuji Miki, Sharon Bradley Timmins, Ontario
1983Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Rick Folk, Dorenda Schoenhals, Tom Wilson, Elizabeth Folk Saint John, New Brunswick
1984Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Randy Woytowich, Kathy Fahlman, Brian McCusker, Jan Betker Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
1985Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Steve Skillings, Pat Sanders, Al Carlson, Louise Herlinveaux Toronto, Ontario
1986Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Dave Van Dine, Dawn Ventura, Hugh Millikin, Cindy Wiggins Kamloops, British Columbia
1987Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island Peter Gallant, Kathy Gallant, Phil Gorveatt, Simone MacKenzie Summerside, Prince Edward Island
1988Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Karen Fallis, Rob Meakin, Lynn Morrow North Bay, Ontario
1989Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island Robert Campbell, Angela Roberts, Mark O'Rourke, Kathy O'Rourke Brandon, Manitoba
1990Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Marvin Wirth, Glenna Rubin, Millard Evans, Robin Pettit Rimouski, Quebec
1991Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Karen Fallis, Scott Morrow, Lynn Morrow Thunder Bay, Ontario
1992Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kurt Balderston, Marcy Balderston, Rod Kramer, Joanne Morrison Grande Prairie, Alberta
1993Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Scott Saunders, Colleen Jones, Tom Fetterly, Helen Radford Swift Current, Saskatchewan
1994Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Grant Odishaw, Heather Smith, Rick Perron, Krista Smith Leduc, Alberta
1995Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Steve Ogden, Mary Mattatall, Jeff Hopkins, Heather Hopkins Sarnia, Ontario
1996Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Randy Bryden, Cathy Trowell, Russ Bryden, Karen Inglis Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1997Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Chris Johnson, Barb McKinty, Drew Eloranta, Lisa Gauvreau Kindersley, Saskatchewan
1998 Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Steve Ogden, Mary Mattatall, Jeff Hopkins, Heather Hopkins Owen Sound, Ontario
1999 Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Paul Flemming, Colleen Jones, Tom Fetterly, Monica Moriarty Victoria, British Columbia
2000 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Koe, Susan O'Connor, Greg Northcott, Lawnie Goodfellow Lethbridge, Alberta
2001 Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard, Jessica Marchand, Marco Berthelot, Joëlle Sabourin Weyburn, Saskatchewan
2002 Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Mark Dacey, Heather Smith-Dacey, Rob Harris, Laine Peters Halifax, Nova Scotia
2003 Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Paul Flemming, Kim Kelly, Tom Fetterly, Cathy Donald Abbotsford, British Columbia
2004 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Shannon Kleibrink, Richard Kleibrink, Judy Pendergast, Kevin Pendergast Timmins, Ontario
2005 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Mark Nichols, Shelley Nichols, Brent Hamilton, Jennifer Guzzwell Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
2006 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario John Epping, Julie Reddick, Scott Foster, Leigh Armstrong Whitehorse, Yukon
2007 Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Terry Odishaw, Becky Atkinson, Kevin Boyle, Jane Boyle Kitchener, Ontario
2008 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Dean Ross, Susan O'Connor, Tim Krassman, Susan Wright Calgary, Alberta
2009 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Sean Grassie, Allison Nimik, Ross Derksen, Kendra Green Iqaluit, Nunavut
2010 Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Mark Dacey, Heather Smith-Dacey, Andrew Gibson, Jill Mouzar Burlington, Ontario
2011 Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island Robert Campbell, Rebecca Jean MacPhee, Robbie Doherty, Jackie Reid Morris, Manitoba
2012 Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Jason Ackerman, Chantelle Eberle, Dean Hicke, Colleen Ackerman Sudbury, Ontario
2013 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Cory Heggestad, Heather Graham, Greg Balsdon, Amy Mackay Mount Royal, Quebec
2014 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Darren Moulding, Heather Jensen, Brent Hamilton, Anna-Marie Moulding Ottawa, Ontario
2015 Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Max Kirkpatrick, Jolene Campbell, Chris Haichert, Teejay Haichert North Bay, Ontario
2016 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Mick Lizmore, Sarah Wilkes, Brad Thiessen, Alison Kotylak [6] Toronto, Ontario
2017 Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Trevor Bonot, Jackie McCormick, Kory Carr, Megan Carr Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
2018 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Mike Anderson, Danielle Inglis, Sean Harrison, Lauren Harrison Swan River, Manitoba
2019 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Colin Kurz, Megan Walter, Brendan Bilawka, Sara Oliver Winnipeg, Manitoba
2020 Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Jean-Sébastien Roy, Amélie Blais, Dan deWaard, Brenda Nicholls Saguenay, Quebec
2021Cancelled due to COVID-19 [7] [8]

Related Research Articles

Jeff Stoughton Canadian curler

Jeffrey R. "Jeff" Stoughton is a Canadian retired curler. He is a three-time Brier champion and two-time World champion as skip. Stoughton retired from competitive curling in 2015. He is one of the most successful Manitoba skips in curling history, and one of the most successful players in Canadian curling history. He is currently the National Men's Coach and Program Manager for Curling Canada, as well as being the head coach of the Canadian Mixed Doubles National Team.

John Morris (curler) Canadian curler and Olympic gold medallist

John C. Morris is a Canadian curler, and two-time Olympic gold medallist from Canmore, Alberta. Morris played third for the Kevin Martin team until April 24, 2013. Morris, author of the book Fit to Curl, is the son of Maureen and Earle Morris, inventor of the "Stabilizer" curling broom. Morris grew up in Gloucester, Ontario and at the age of five began curling at the Navy Curling Club.

The World Curling Tour (WCT) is a group of curling bonspiels featuring the best male, female, and mixed doubles curlers in the world.

Kaitlyn Lawes Canadian curler

Lesley Kaitlyn Lawes is a Canadian curler. Lawes plays third for the Jennifer Jones team that represented Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics where they won the gold medal. They were the first women's team to go through the Olympics undefeated and the first Manitoba based curling team to win at the Olympics. Lawes curled with John Morris in the mixed doubles event at the 2018 Winter Olympics where they won gold. This win made her and Morris the first Canadian curlers to win two Olympic gold medals, and Lawes was the first to win gold in two consecutive Olympics.

Brett Gallant Canadian curler

Brett Philip Gallant is a Canadian curler from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He currently plays second for the Brad Gushue rink.

Chelsea Carey Canadian curler

Chelsea Danielle Carey is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. She is the 2016 and 2019 Canadian and Alberta women's champion skip and 2014 Manitoba provincial women's champion skip.

Dana Ferguson is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta. She currently plays second on Team Kelsey Rocque.

Laura Walker (curler) Canadian curler

Laura Walker is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta. She is a two-time Canadian University champion, a national junior champion, world junior silver medallist and world mixed doubles bronze medallist. Walker is originally from Scarborough, Ontario.

Becca Hamilton American curler

Rebecca Lynn Hamilton is an American curler from McFarland, Wisconsin. She is a two-time national women's champion, a two-time national junior champion, and a 2018 Olympian in both team and mixed doubles curling.

Jessica "Jessie" Hunkin is a Canadian curler from Parkland County, Alberta.

Alina Pätz is a Swiss curler. She currently throws fourth stones on Team Silvana Tirinzoni. She is a three time world champion and was the alternate player for the Mirjam Ott rink which represented Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Joanne Courtney Canadian curler

Joanne M. Courtney is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta. She plays lead for the Rachel Homan rink which won the 2017 World Women's Curling Championship and represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Tabitha Skelly Peterson is an American curler from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was a bronze medalist at the 2010 World Junior Championships and is a two-time women's national champion. She currently is skip of her own team, having traded positions with Nina Roth during the 2020 off-season.

Mallory Kean is a Canadian curler from Woodstock, Ontario. She currently plays second for the Chrissy Cadorin rink on the World Curling Tour.

Jocelyn Peterman Canadian curler

Jocelyn Andrea Peterman is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. She currently plays second for the Jennifer Jones rink.

Darren Moulding Canadian curler

Darren Moulding is a Canadian curler from Lacombe, Alberta and curls out of the Saville Sports Centre and the Lacombe Curling Club. He is a former Canadian Junior Silver Medallist, a Canadian Mixed Champion, and represented Alberta in the 2017, 2018, 2020 and Team Wild Card in the 2019 Brier Canadian men's championship.

Bradley "Brad" Thiessen is a Canadian curler. He is a long-time member of the Brendan Bottcher rink, currently throwing second stones for the team.

Catlin Schneider is a Canadian curler from Regina, Saskatchewan.

Karrick Martin is a Canadian curler. He currently plays lead for Team Brendan Bottcher on the World Curling Tour. He is the son of 2010 Olympic champion skip Kevin Martin.

Travis Colter is a Canadian curler from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He was a member of the 2019 Nova Scotia men's championship rink that competed at the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, Canada's national men's curling championship.

References

  1. "History of the Mixed". Curling Canada. February 13, 2014. Archived from the original on February 13, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
  2. "Dugie and champion rink named to Hall of Fame". Brandon Sun. Brandon, Manitoba. February 19, 1974. p. 6. Lock-green.svg
  3. 14 Rinks Entered in Quebec Mixed Curling Playdowns, News and Eastern Townships Advocate, Feb 20, 1964.
  4. "Curling News column", L'artisan. Nov 23, 1964.
  5. "Past Champions of the Mixed". Canadian Curling Association. Archived from the original on February 13, 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. 2016 Canadian Mixed Curling Champions
  7. "2020 events altered". Curling Canada. 2020-08-11. Retrieved 2021-05-08.
  8. "More events cancelled". Curling Canada. 2020-09-10. Retrieved 2021-05-08.