Tom Brewster

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Thomas Brewster, Jr.
Curler
Born (1974-04-10) 10 April 1974 (age 42)
St Andrews, Scotland
Team
Curling club Curl Aberdeen,
Aberdeen, Scotland
Skip Tom Brewster
Third Glen Muirhead
Second Ross Paterson
Lead Hammy McMillan, Jr.
Alternate Thomas Muirhead
Career
World Championship
appearances
5 (2002, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
European Championship
appearances
4 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)

Thomas Brewster, Jr. (born 10 April 1974) is a Scottish curler from Aberdeen, Scotland.

Career[edit]

Brewster is a former World Junior champion, having won the title in 1995. The Scottish team which consisted of Paul Westwood, Ronald Brewster, Steve Still and David Murdoch finished 8–1 after the round robin, and defeated Sweden's Henrik Edlund and then Germany's Daniel Herberg to win the championship.

Brewster (far left) at the 2009 Scottish Mixed Curling Championship.

Brewster has skipped Scotland to two European Mixed titles, in 2006 and in 2009.

Brewster has been a frequent participant in World Curling Tour events, perhaps more so than the more successful Scottish teams. He has won a total of six WCT events, all European events. He has played in 12 Grand Slam events, advancing to the quarterfinals on five occasions (but never further).

In 2002, Brewster was invited to play in his first World championship. He was an alternate for the Warwick Smith team which won a bronze medal in 2002. Brewster won his first Scottish men's title in 2011, and represented Scotland at the 2011 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, finishing second in the round robin and winning the silver in the final against Canada's Jeff Stoughton.[1] In 2012 he again won silver, this time losing in the final against Canadian skip Glenn Howard.[2]

2014 Olympic team[edit]

Former World Champion David Murdoch was added to the Brewster rink in 2012 to boost the team's chances at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The team did not find immediate success in their first major tournament, finishing 7th at the 2012 European Curling Championships. After then, Brewster was bumped to third on the team, with Murdoch skipping. This turned out to be a successful lineup change, as the team won a bronze medal at the 2013 Ford World Men's Curling Championship.The team then went on to take bronze at the 2013 European Championships.[3]

Brewster made his Team GB Winter Olympic debut at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Brewster would not see any action at the games, as he would be the team's alternate for the event. However, he and teammates David Murdoch, Michael Goodfellow, Scott Andrews and Greg Drummond wound up winning the silver medal, after losing to Canada's Brad Jacobs rink in the gold medal game. The team disbanded in 2014.

Following the 2014 Olympics, Brewster focused on fitness training, in order to overcome limitations due to a broken leg he suffered when he was younger. In a 2016 interview with The Times he said that this training had allowed him to significantly improve his technique.[4] Subsequently he formed part of a new rink with Hammy McMillan Jr., Ross Patterson, and Glen and Tommy Muirhead.[4][5] In 2016 Brewster guided his rink to victories over Team Murdoch in both the Scottish championships in February[6] and the European Playdowns in October.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Tom is now the Ice rink manager at Curl Aberdeen.[8] He is married to Kim Brewster, and has one son and one daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotland lose out to Canada in curling final". BBC Sport. BBC. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Curling: Canada beat Scotland in men's world final". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 April 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "David Murdoch and Scots curlers secure Bronze at European Championships". Hamilton Management. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Campbell, Alan (1 April 2016). "Brewster aims to show his nemesis Gran that his part timers can be best in world". The Times. London. 
  5. ^ Ferrie, Kevin (30 August 2014). "Tom Brewster puts Olympic hopes on ice as new campaign warms up". HeraldScotland.com. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Team Brewster are Go Coco Scottish Curling Champions". Royal Caledonian Curling Club. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "European Curling: Tom Brewster & Eve Muirhead lead Scotland rinks". bbc.co.uk. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
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