Bob Ursel

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Bob Ursel
Born (1965-02-12) February 12, 1965 (age 52)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Curling club Kelowna CC, Kelowna
Brier appearances 3 (1999, 2003, 2008)
Top CTRS ranking 10th (2007-08, 2009-10)
Grand Slam victories 0

Robert (Bob) "Bobby" Ursel[1] (born February 12, 1965) is a Canadian curler. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Ursel curls out of Kelowna, British Columbia.

In 1984, Ursel skipped his native Manitoba to a Canadian Junior Curling Championship. The following year, he skipped the Canadian Junior Team to a World Junior Curling Championship title.

It would be 15 years out of junior that Ursel would finally make it to the Brier. He played third for Bert Gretzinger's 1999 British Columbia team. They finished 5-6. In 2002 Ursel moved to play third for Pat Ryan where he made the 2003 Nokia Brier. At the 2003 Brier, the team lost in the semi-final to Nova Scotia (skipped by Mark Dacey).

After the 2003 Brier, Ursel left the Ryan team to form his own team. He played in his third Brier in 2008 where he lost in the 3-4 game to Ontario's Glenn Howard.

Ursel sat out most of the 2010-11 season with a knee injury. His team continued to be referred to as "Team Ursel" on the World Curling Tour, but he was replaced by Ken Maskiewich at the third position while regular fourth Jim Cotter took over the reins as skip.

Ursel's father, Jim won the 1977 Brier, as skip of the Quebec team.

Grand Slam record[edit]

Event 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Masters / World Cup Q DNP Q DNP Q DNP DNP
Canadian Open DNP DNP DNP Q Q QF -
Players' Championships DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q -


  • C – Champion
  • F – Lost final
  • SF – Lost semi final
  • QF – Lost quarter final
  • Q – Did not make playoffs
  • DNP – Did not participate in event


  1. ^ 2017 Brier Media Guide: Previous Rosters

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