Mary-Anne Arsenault

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Mary-Anne Arsenault
Curler
Born (1968-08-19) August 19, 1968 (age 48)
Scarborough, Ontario
Team
Curling club Dartmouth CC,
Dartmouth, NS
Skip Mary-Anne Arsenault
Third Christina Black
Second Jennifer Crouse
Lead Jennifer Baxter
Alternate Carole MacLean
Career
Hearts appearances 12: (1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2015)
World Championship
appearances
5 (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Top CTRS ranking 2nd (2003-04)
Grand Slam victories 0

Mary-Anne Arsenault (born August 19, 1968 in Scarborough, Ontario, also known as Mary-Anne Waye when she was married) is a Canadian curler from Halifax, Nova Scotia.[1] She is a five-time Canadian Champion, and two-time World Curling Champion.[2] Arsenault has skipped her own team since 2007.

Career[edit]

1999-2006[edit]

Arsenault joined up with Colleen Jones prior to the 1999 season. She had previously played with Jones, as her lead at the 1993 Scott Tournament of Hearts.[3] Together with Jones, Nancy Delahunt and Kim Kelly, The team would achieve great success, winning 5 Canadian Championships, and 2 World Championships. After a record winning 4 championships in a row, the team would struggle at the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts. Finishing round robin play, with a 6-5 record, the Jones team would end up in a four team tiebreaker. They would face Sandy Comeau of New Brunswick in the tiebreaker, where the opportunity to compete for a 5th Canadian Championship was lost, when Comeau defeated Jones 9-4.[4] For the first time since 2001, the Jones team would have to win Provincials to return to the 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts, which they did. After an impressive showing, the Jones team would finish second place in round robin play. After losing the 1-2 Game to British Columbia's Kelly Scott, they would meet team Canada, Jennifer Jones, in the semi-final. Nova Scotia would lose to Canada, giving the team a third-place finish and a bronze medal.[5] At the end of the season, the team would split up ending a successful eight-year run. With Jones, Arsenault played in every Hearts from 1999 to 2006.

2007-current[edit]

Arsenault would join together once again with Kim Kelly, and Nancy Delahunt, adding long time Jones 5th Laine Peters to the team. They would qualify for the 2008 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in January 2008 by defeating Colleen Pinkney in the Nova Scotia final. They would finish 6-5 in round robin, missing the playoffs.[6]

In 2009 and 2010 Arsenault skipped her team in the Nova Scotia Scotties coming in at 6-1, and 5-2. She lost 4-7 in the 2009 final and 5-6 in the 2010 finals both times to Nancy McConnery who went on to represent Nova Scotia at the 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. At the 2011 Nova Scotia Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Arsenault finished second with a 5-2 record in round robin play. She would lose the semi-final to Heather Smith-Dacey, who would go on to win the Nova Scotia Championship and finish third at the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

In 2011 Arsenault would reunite with former Jones teammate Kim Kelly, who joined Arsenault's team playing second.

For the 2012-2013 season Arsenault and Kelly reunited with former skip Colleen Jones, with the goal of reaching the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.[7] Jones throws second stones on the team, while acting as the rink's vice skip, or "mate" while Arsenault skips. Jennifer Baxter remains on the rink at lead, while Arsenault's former third of Stephanie McVicar, left the team to play with Heather Smith-Dacey, and Nancy Delahunt joined the team as the 5th.[8] The team qualified for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in their first season back together, and finished the event with a 5-6 record.

Colleen Jones left the rink in 2013, and was replaced by Christie Gamble at second (Kim Kelly moved to third). Kelly and Gamble left the team after one season and were replaced by Christina Black and Jane Snyder. Arsenault finally won her first career World Curling Tour event by winning the 2014 Gibson's Cashspiel.

Grand Slam record[edit]

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
The Masters Grand Slam of Curling N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q DNP DNP QF
Players' Championships DNP Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q DNP

Former events[edit]

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Sobeys Slam Q Q QF N/A DNP N/A N/A N/A
Colonial Square Ladies Classic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP Q

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