Pat Simmons (curler)

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Pat Simmons
Curler 
Born November 21, 1974 (1974-11-21) (age 43)
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Team
Curling club Moose Jaw Ford CC[1]
Moose Jaw, SK
Skip Pat Simmons
Third Colton Lott
Second Kyle Doering
Lead Robbie Gordon
Career
Brier appearances 9 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
World Championship
appearances
2 (2014, 2015)
Top CTRS ranking 2nd (2013–14)
Grand Slam victories 2 (Masters, 2012; Canadian Open: 2013)

Patrick (Pat) "Simms" Simmons[2] (born November 21, 1974 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian curler. Simmons presently played on the 2014 and 2015 Canadian champion rink, the latter year as skip. As a skip, he has also represented Saskatchewan in four straight Briers from 2005 to 2008 and again in 2011. He has also represented Alberta twice at the Brier.

Curling career[edit]

Simmons made it to his first Brier in 2005 after winning his first provincial championship. He skipped Saskatchewan to a 6-5 finish, in a four-way tie for fifth place, out of the playoffs.

In 2006 Simmons skipped Saskatchewan to a 5-6 finish at the Brier, tied for eighth place and out of the playoffs.

Simmons had a much better record in 2007, finishing 7-4, but narrowly missed the playoffs once again, finishing in fifth place.

In 2008, Simmons finally skipped Saskatchewan to a playoff spot at the Brier, finishing the round robin in second place with a 9-2 record. However, he lost in the semi-final in an extra end to Ontario, skipped by Glenn Howard.

Simmons' rink qualified for the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, but finished the round robin with a 2-5 record, in 7th place.

Simmons would return to the Brier in 2011, throwing fourth stones for Steve Laycock. The team finished with a 4-7 record.

The next season, Simmons joined the Kevin Koe rink out of Calgary, Alberta replacing Blake MacDonald. [1] The team represented Alberta in the 2012 Brier, where they finished second. They played in the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, going 2-5. The team made won another provincial championship in 2014. At the 2014 Brier the Koe rink defeated John Morris' B.C. rink 10-5 in the final, giving Simmons his first Brier title.[3] The team finished in 4th place at the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship. It was the first time Simmons represented Canada internationally.

Koe left the team in 2014; the rest of the rink decided to stick together to compete as Team Canada at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier, drafting John Morris to replace Koe as skip.

During the 2015 Brier after Morris's Team Canada started off 2-3 Morris approached Simmons with an idea that Simmons skip and Morris move to vice. The move paid off as the rink went on to win the competition.[4][5] They finished in third place (bronze medal) at the 2015 world championships in Halifax.

Personal life[edit]

Simmons is a chiropractor. He is married to Cindy Simmons and has two children.[6] He resides in Moose Jaw.[7]

Teams[edit]

Season Skip Third Second Lead
1991–92 Scott Bitz Jeff Tait Pat Simmons Greg Burrows
1993–94 Neil Cursons Pat Simmons Rob Nixon Jamie Burrows
1994–95 Neil Cursons Pat Simmons Rob Nixon Jamie Burrows
1999–00 Pat Simmons Scott Bitz Brian McCusker Ron Pugsley
2000–01 Rod Montgomery Pat Simmons Joel Jordison Scott McGrath
2001–02 Rod Montgomery Pat Simmons Joel Jordison Brock Montgomery
2002–03 Pat Simmons Joel Jordison Ryan Miller Neil Cursons
2003–04 Pat Simmons Jeff Sharp Chris Haichert Ben Hebert
2004–05 Pat Simmons Jeff Sharp Chris Haichert Ben Hebert
2005–06 Pat Simmons Jeff Sharp Chris Haichert Ben Hebert
2006–07 Pat Simmons Jeff Sharp Gerry Adam Steve Laycock
2007–08 Pat Simmons Jeff Sharp Gerry Adam Steve Laycock
2008–09 Pat Simmons Jeff Sharp Gerry Adam Steve Laycock
2009–10 Pat Simmons Gerry Adam Jeff Sharp Steve Laycock
2010–11 Pat Simmons Steve Laycock Brennen Jones Dallan Muyres
2011–12 Kevin Koe Pat Simmons Carter Rycroft Nolan Thiessen
2012–13 Kevin Koe Pat Simmons Carter Rycroft Nolan Thiessen
2013–14 Kevin Koe Pat Simmons Carter Rycroft Nolan Thiessen
2014–15 John Morris
Pat Simmons
Pat Simmons
John Morris
Carter Rycroft
Scott Bailey
Nolan Thiessen
2015–16 Pat Simmons John Morris Carter Rycroft Nolan Thiessen
2016–17 Brendan Bottcher Pat Simmons Bradley Thiessen Karrick Martin
2017–18 Pat Simmons Colton Lott Kyle Doering Robbie Gordon

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 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18
Tour Challenge N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q QF
Masters / World Cup DNP F Q QF QF Q DNP Q QF C QF Q Q Q Q
The National DNP DNP F Q QF Q Q Q QF SF QF QF QF Q Q
Canadian Open DNP DNP DNP QF Q Q Q QF Q SF C Q Q DNP
Players' Championships QF Q SF SF SF Q QF Q Q Q QF DNP DNP DNP
Champions Cup N/A QF DNP

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/2373/teams/12358/team_athletes/12358-second-2204
  2. ^ 2017 Brier Media Guide: Previous Rosters
  3. ^ "Brier: Alberta's Kevin Koe beats B.C.'s Morris for title". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  4. ^ http://cjme.com/story/moose-jaws-pat-simmons-has-team-canada-rolling-brier/539454
  5. ^ "Team Canada Captures 2015 Tim Hortons Brier Gold". Curling Canada. Curling Canada. March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  6. ^ http://cloudfront7.curling.ca/2013roaroftherings-en/files/2013/12/2013ROTR_MorningRoar_Day5.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.curling.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/58/files/2016/03/BRIER-THURSDAY-ALL.pdf

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