David Smith (curler)

David Smith is a Scottish curler. He is the brother of curler Peter Smith and the father of curlers Kyle Smith and Cameron Smith.[1][2]

David Smith
SkipWarwick Smith
ThirdDavid Smith
SecondSandy Reid
LeadRoss Hepburn
World Championship
10 (1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2007, 2010)


In his very first international competition, the 1982 European Curling Championships, Smith won a gold medal playing second for Mike Hay. Hay and Smith were still juniors at the time and they won three straight bronze medals at the World Junior Curling Championships in 1983, 1984 and 1985. In the meantime, they won a bronze medal at the European Championships in 1983.

By 1986, Smith was skipping his own team. He won a silver medal at his second World Curling Championships that year. His Scottish team lost to Canada, skipped by Ed Lukowich in the final 4-3. Two years later, he skipped the British team to an eighth-place finish at the 1988 Winter Olympics (curling was just a demonstration sport). That same year he won a bronze at the World Championships. Still in the same year, he won a second gold medal at the European Curling Championships.

In 1990 he won another silver medal at the World Championships, losing to Canada's Ed Werenich in the final 3-1. The following year he won the gold medal, defeating Canada's Kevin Martin in the final 7-2. Later that year he won a silver at the 1991 European Curling Championships followed by a bronze in 1992. In 1993 he won his third silver medal at the World Championships, losing again to Canada 8-4, this time skipped by Russ Howard.

In 1996, Smith joined forces with Warwick Smith, playing as his third. That year he won another silver medal losing once again to Canada – 6-2. Jeff Stoughton was the winning skip. In 1998, David Smith played his last Worlds as a skip, finishing in fourth place. Later that year he played third for Gordon Muirhead winning a silver medal at the European Championships.

Smith would not play at another international tournament until the 2007 Ford World Men's Curling Championship, playing second for Warwick. It would be David Smith's worst performance at an international tournament, when they finished in 9th place.


  1. Chakelian, Anoosh (20 February 2018). "Game of Stones: The power struggle at the heart of British curling". New Statesman. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  2. "Curling". The Herald (Glasgow). 23 March 1990. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
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