Suzanne Birt

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Suzanne Birt
Curler
Born Suzanne Gaudet
(1981-10-02) October 2, 1981 (age 35)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Team
Curling club Charlottetown CC,
Charlottetown, PEI
Career
Hearts appearances 9 (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Top CTRS ranking 14th (2006–07)

Suzanne Birt (born October 2, 1981 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian curler from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.[1]

Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Birt, a skip, is a two-time Canadian Junior Champion (2001, 2002) and a former World Junior Curling Champion (2001). She also won a silver medal at the 1995 Canada Games.

Birt had attended the 1998, 1999, and 2000 Canadian Juniors before finally winning it.

At the 2001 World Juniors, she defeated Matilda Mattsson's Swedish rink for the gold. However, the following year she would only win the bronze.

2003–2011[edit]

In 2003, Birt qualified for the Scott Tournament of Hearts for the first time. Her team had an impressive tournament, going 10–1 in the round-robin only to lose both their playoff games. The next year she failed expectations, and her team finished 2–9 at the 2004 Scott Tournament of Hearts. In 2005, she lost in her provincial playdowns but returned to the Scotts in 2006. At the 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts, Birt's rink finished 4–7, and at the 2007 tournament, they finished 6–5. They did make the playoffs, but lost to Manitoba skipped by Jennifer Jones in the 3–4 game. Birt played in her 5th Hearts in 2008, finishing with a 3–8 record. Upon her return to the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, this time in her hometown of Charlottetown, Birt and her team were hoping to build on the momentum left by the defending PEI Champions, headed by Kathy O'Rourke, who made it to the final of the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Unfortunately Birt would have a tough time, finishing with a 6–5 record.

2012–current[edit]

At the very first Curl Atlantic Championship Birt and her team went undefeated in round robin play. She advanced to the semi-final where she defeated New Brunswick's Andrea Kelly. In the final Birt would meet with six time Scotties champion, and two time world champion Colleen Jones, where she would end up winning the championship, earning at trip to Switzerland to compete in the Bernese Ladies Cup.[2] Birt and her team would have a very successful time at the event, qualifying for the playoffs. She would defeat Canada's Jan Betker in the quarter final, before losing to Canada's Jennifer Jones in the semi-final. Birt and team would play in the bronze medal game, where they defeated Switzerland's Silvana Tirinzoni, to place third overall in the competition.

With the departure of Birt's second Robyn MacPhee, PEI Junior Champion Sarah Fullerton, was added to the team for the 2012–2013 season.[3] The team qualified for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts where they finished with a 5–6 record.

Personal life[edit]

Suzanne married Trevor Birt in June 2008, becoming Suzanne Birt [4] They have one child.[5]

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 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Autumn Gold DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Manitoba Lotteries Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Colonial Square Ladies Classic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP
The Masters Grand Slam of Curling N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Q
Players' Championships DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Former events[edit]

Event 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11
Sobeys Slam QF Q N/A Q

References[edit]