Barb Spencer

Barbara "Barb" Spencer (born Barbara Jay[1] Kirkness, February 14, 1966) is a Canadian curler from Sanford, Manitoba. Spencer is a former Canadian Junior champion and a three-time provincial champion.

Barb Spencer
Barbara Kirkness

(1966-02-14) February 14, 1966
Curling clubAssiniboine Memorial CC,
Winnipeg, MB
SkipBarb Spencer
ThirdKatie Spencer
SecondHolly Spencer
LeadAllyson Spencer
Hearts appearances3 (1986, 2003, 2009)
Top CTRS ranking12th (2014-15)
Grand Slam victories0


Spencer had a successful junior career, playing third for her sister, Darcy's team. The team won the 1984 Canadian Junior Curling Championships for Manitoba. Two years later, Spencer won the provincial mixed championship, playing third for Hal Tanasichuk.

Spencer won her first provincial women's title, playing third for her sister, Darcy. The rink, which also included Barbara Fetch and Faye Irwin would go on to represent Manitoba at the 1986 Scott Tournament of Hearts. The team finished the tournament in a three-way tie for 4th place and a 6-5 record.

Spencer did not return to the Hearts until she won the 2003 provincial title. This time, Spencer skipped the team, while her sister Darcy played third, while Barb Enright and Faye Unrau rounded out the team. The team would finish with a 4-7 record at the 2003 Scott Tournament of Hearts.

Barb and Darcy won their third provincial title in 2009. This time, Enright was throwing lead stones, while new player Brette Richards was at second. At the 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the rink finished the event with a 2-9 record.

Spencer's sister, Darcy left the rink in 2011 to form her own team. In 2012, Spencer added her daughter, Katie to her team.

Personal life

Spencer comes from a curling family. Not only are her sister and daughters curlers, he father Jim Kirknes, her brother James Kirkness and her husband Jim Spencer are as well.[2]

Grand Slam record

In Grand Slam events, Spencer has made the quarterfinals in five events, and the semi finals. Since it became a Grand Slam event, Spencer has played in every single Manitoba Lotteries Women's Curling Classics since it became a Grand Slam, making the semi finals in 2013, and the quarters in 2008, 2009 and 2012. She also made it to the quarter finals of the 2008 Trail Appliances Curling Classic (Autumn Gold) and the 2014 Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic.

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
Players' Q

Former events

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Q Q QF QF Q Q QF SF N/A


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