Craig Savill

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Craig Savill
Curler
Born (1978-10-25) October 25, 1978 (age 38)
Lahr, West Germany
Team
Curling club The Glencoe Club,
Calgary, AB
Skip Charley Thomas
Third Nathan Connolly
Second Brandon Klassen
Lead Craig Savill
Career
Brier appearances 10 (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
Top CTRS ranking 1st (2008–09)
Grand Slam victories 12: World Cup/Masters (Dec 2006, Jan 2008, Nov 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013);
Players (2008, 2013); Canadian Open (2009, 2012); The National (2012, 2014)

Craig Edward Savill (born October 25, 1978) is a Canadian curler from Manotick, Ontario, Canada.[1]

Career[edit]

Savill's father was stationed at CFB Lahr in Germany, and Savill was born there. However, Savill grew up and still lives in Ottawa. He must commute to play with his current team. He curls out of the Ottawa Curling Club in club play. Before playing with Howard, Savill won two Canadian Junior Curling Championships and two World Junior Curling Championships (1998, 1999) as John Morris's third. In 2001 he moved to the position of second, still with John Morris. The team went to the 2002 Nokia Brier, and lost in the final to Alberta, skipped by Randy Ferbey. A couple of years later, Morris moved to Alberta and Savill joined Howard's team. With Howard, Savill, second Brent Laing and third Richard Hart lost in the 2006 Tim Hortons Brier to Quebec skipped by fellow Ottawa Curling Club member Jean-Michel Ménard. The following year, at the 2007 Tim Hortons Brier they would finally be victorious defeating 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist Brad Gushue in the Brier final. They then went on to win the 2007 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, defeating Germany in the final.

Personal life[edit]

Savill is a real estate appraiser and owner of Savill Appraisal Services. He is married and has two children.[2] He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in late 2015, and as a result, he was forced to take a hiatus from curling.[3] As a special tribute, Savill was allowed to throw two rocks in a game for former teammate Glenn Howard's Ontario rink at the 2016 Tim Hortons Brier in his hometown of Ottawa. He would make both shots perfectly.[4]

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead Events
1996-97 John Morris Craig Savill Matt St. Louis Mark Homan 1997 CJC
1997-98 John Morris Craig Savill Andy Ormsby Brent Laing 1998 CJC, WJC
1998-99 John Morris Craig Savill Jason Young Brent Laing 1999 CJC, WJC
1999-00 John Morris Craig Savill Andy Ormsby Brent Laing
2000-01 John Morris Joe Frans Craig Savill Brent Laing 2001 Ont.
2001-02 John Morris Joe Frans Craig Savill Brent Laing 2001 COCT, 2002 Ont., Brier
2002-03 John Morris Joe Frans Craig Savill Brent Laing 2003 Ont., CC
2004–05 Glenn Howard Richard Hart Brent Laing Craig Savill
2005–06 Glenn Howard Richard Hart Brent Laing Craig Savill
2006–07 Glenn Howard Richard Hart Brent Laing Craig Savill
2007–08 Glenn Howard Richard Hart Brent Laing Craig Savill
2008–09 Glenn Howard Richard Hart Brent Laing Craig Savill
2009–10 Glenn Howard Richard Hart Brent Laing Craig Savill
2010–11 Glenn Howard Richard Hart Brent Laing Craig Savill
2011–12 Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill
2012–13 Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill
2013–14 Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill
2014–15 Glenn Howard Richard Hart Jon Mead Craig Savill
2015–16 Shawn Adams Mark Dacey Craig Savill Andrew Gibson
2016-17 Charley Thomas Nathan Connolly Brandon Klassen Craig Savill

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.curling.ca/2012/01/09/featured-curling-athlete-craig-savill/
  2. ^ http://cloudfront7.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/files/2013/12/2013ROTR_MorningRoar_Day6.pdf
  3. ^ "Popular curler Savill facing cancer fight". TSN Curling. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Long, Jamie (March 11, 2016). "Craig Savill, decorated Ottawa curler, fighting cancer during hometown Brier". CBC News. Retrieved March 11, 2016. 

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