Charley Thomas

Charley M. Thomas (born April 4, 1986 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian curler from Calgary who currently skips his own rink on the World Curling Tour.

Charley Thomas
Born (1986-04-04) April 4, 1986
Team
Curling clubWestmount G&CC,
Hamilton, ON
SkipCharley Thomas
ThirdAdam Casey
SecondPatrick Janssen
LeadFraser Reid
Career
Brier appearances0
World Mixed Doubles Championship
appearances
1 (2015)
Top CTRS ranking9th (2015-16)

Curling career

Thomas started his career with an Alberta Provincial Junior title in 2004 and made his debut on the national and international curling scene representing Alberta and winning the 2006 Canadian Junior Curling Championships (Thunder Bay, Ontario) and 2006 World Junior Curling Championships (Jeonju, Korea). Thomas and team also qualified for the 2007 Canadian Junior Curling Championships by winning the 2007 Alberta Junior Provincials at the Granite Curling Club in Edmonton, Alberta. He went on to win his second straight Canadian Junior title over Brett Gallant's rink from Prince Edward Island, as well as a consecutive World Junior title by defeating Niklas Edin of Sweden.

After juniors, Thomas skipped his own team before teaming up with Chris Schille in 2008, throwing fourth stones for the team. Thomas played one season with Schille. Thomas returned to skipping between 2010 and 2014, and joined the Virtue rink for the 2014-15 season.

Thomas and teammate Kalynn Park won the 2015 Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Trials and represented Canada at the 2015 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship to a 4th-place finish.

Thomas returned as a skip for the 2015-16 curling season, playing in two Grand Slam of Curling events that season and four more in the 2016-17 curling season (including playing third on Brad Gushue's team in one event, as Gushue was out due to a hip injury.[1]

Personal life

Thomas is currently a student at the University of Calgary.[2]

Awards

  • Canadian Junior Men First Team All-star skip: 2006
  • Canadian Junior Men First Team All-star skip: 2007[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
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 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Elite 10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP Q DNP DNP DNP
Masters / World Cup DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP QF* DNP DNP
Tour Challenge N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A DNP Q T2 T2
The National Q DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP QF DNP DNP
Canadian Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q DNP
Players' DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Q DNP DNP

References

  1. https://www.sportsnet.ca/curling/charley-thomas-spare-team-gushue-gsoc-masters/
  2. 2017 Home Hardware RTTR Media Guide
  3. "Canadian Junior Mens". Archived from the original on 2007-08-18. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
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