Pat Simmons

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Dr. Pat Simmons
Dr. Pat Simmons

Skip John Morris
Third Pat Simmons
Second Carter Rycroft
Lead Nolan Thiessen
Alternate Scott Bailey
Curling club Glencoe CC,
Calgary, AB
Top CCA ranking 2nd (2013-14)
Grand Slam victories 2 (Masters, 2012; Canadian Open: 2013)

Pat Simmons, DC (born November 21, 1974 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian curler. Simmons presently plays third for the 2014 Canadian champion Kevin Koe rink from Calgary, Alberta. Formerly a skip in his own right, he represented Saskatchewan in four straight Briers from 2005 to 2008 and again in 2011. Since joining the Koe rink, he has represented Alberta twice at the Brier.

Curling career

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, replacing Blake MacDonald. [1] They team represented Alberta in the 2012 Brier, where they finished second. The team 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.[1] The team finished in 4th place at the 2014 Ford World Men's Curling Championship. It would make the first time Simmons would represent Canada internationally.

Koe left the team in 2014, and the rink has yet to find a replacement skip for next season. The rest of the team will stick together to represent Team Canada at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier.

Personal life

Simmons is a chiropractor. He is married to Cindy Simmons and has two children. [2] He resides in both Calgary and Moose Jaw.[3]

Grand Slam record

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
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
Masters / World Cup DNP F Q QF QF Q DNP Q QF C QF
Canadian Open DNP DNP DNP QF Q Q Q QF Q SF C
The National DNP DNP F Q QF Q Q Q QF SF QF
Players' Championships QF Q SF SF SF Q QF Q Q Q QF

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