Dale Matchett

Dale Matchett (born September 1, 1975 in Newmarket, Ontario) is a Canadian curler from Alliston, Ontario. Matchett is a former provincial junior curling champion and a regular on the World Curling Tour.

Dale Matchett
Born (1975-09-01) September 1, 1975
Curling clubCookstown CC,
Cookstown, ON
Member Association Ontario
Top CTRS ranking11th (2009-10)


Junior career

In his junior career, Matchett qualified for four provincial junior championships (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996), winning in 1994 playing second for Joe Frans. The team would then represent Ontario at the 1994 Canadian Junior Curling Championships, where they finished with a 7-4 record in 4th place.[1] The same year Matchett skipped his Bradford District High School team to the Ontario Schoolboy Championship.[2]

Men's career

Matchett began his men's career as a skip in the late 1990s. His first World Curling Tour event was the 1998 Shorty Jenkins Classic, where his team of Ryan Werenich, Tim Morrison and Brad Anderson finished 6th.

When the Ontario Curling Tour began, Matchett became a regular on it, winning several events.

Ontario Curling Tour Wins (since 2004)

Although he has had success on the Ontario Curling Tour, Matchett has struggled to make it to provincial championships. During this time frame, he only played in two provincial championships, the 2006 Kia Cup (finishing 4th) and the 2011 Dominion Tankard (7th).

Matchett has played in eight (as of 2014) Grand Slam events in his career. He has only made the playoffs once, at the 2011 BDO Canadian Open of Curling. Matchett, and his then-rink of Werenich, Jeff Gorda and Shawn Kaufman sneaked into the playoffs with a 3-2 record, but lost in the quarterfinal to Mike McEwen.[5]

After skipping for most of his curling career, Matchett joined the Darryl Prebble rink in 2014 as Prebble's third.

Personal life

Matchett is legally blind in his right eye following a surgery to remove the lens in his eye in 1996.[6]


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