Charlie Sullivan (curler)
Charles A. "Charlie" Sullivan, Jr. (born April 30, 1968) is a Canadian curler from Saint John, New Brunswick. He is a former World Junior curling champion, and a five time provincial champion.
- Not to be confused with his father, Charlie Sullivan, Sr.
|Charles Sullivan, Jr.|
|Born||April 30, 1968|
|Curling club||Thistle-St. Andrews CC,|
Saint John, NB
|Brier appearances||5 (1990, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2011)|
In 1987, playing third for the Jim Sullivan rink out of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Sullivan won the New Brunswick junior provincial title earning him a right to represent New Brunswick at the 1987 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. At the Canadian Juniors, the New Brunswick team defeated Ontario's Wayne Middaugh 8-6.. This qualified them to represent Canada at the 1987 World Junior Curling Championships, which they won. They beat Sweden's Peja Lindholm rink 4-2 in the final. The Jim Sullivan Rink was inducted into the NB Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
In 1990, the team won their first provincial men's championship. At the 1990 Labatt Brier the team went 6-5 in the round robin, but won a tie-breaker and the semi-final before losing to Ontario's Ed Werenich in the final. In 1994, Sullivan won his second provincial title, this time playing third for Brian Dobson. At the 1994 Labatt Brier, New Brunswick finished 5-6, out of the playoffs. In 1997, Sullivan won his third provincial title, this time playing third for James Grattan. After finishing the round robin with an 8-3 record, they defeated Werenich in the 3 vs. 4 game, but lost to Manitoba's Vic Peters in an extra-end semi-final. In 2001, Sullivan won his fourth provincial title. This time, playing with Jim, the team finished with a 6-5 record at the 2001 Nokia Brier.
In 2010, Sullivan re-joined the James Grattan rink and won his fifth provincial title in 2011. He coached teams skipped by Sandy Comeau (2005 & 2007), Andrea Crawford (2013, 2014, 2019), Sylvie Robichaud (2016) at the Scotties. He coached teams at the Canadian Junior Championship in 1989, 1992, 1996. He attended the National Mixed Championships in 1990 (6-5), 2004 (6-5), 2011 (tie breaker), 2016 (Semi-finalist), 2017(6-4), 2018(semi-finalist). Sullivan has coached Saint John High School's swim team since 1991, and has led them to claim 36 New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association swimming championship banners.
Sullivan is separated and has three children. He works as a teacher with the Anglophone School District South.
- 2017 Brier Media Guide: Previous Rosters
- NBIAA Record of Saint John High School's provincial results as of 01/7/2014 http://sjhigh.nbed.nb.ca/sullivan/SJHS_SwimWeb/index.htm
- 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Mead Guide: Team New Brunswick