Georgina Wheatcroft

Georgina Wheatcroft (born November 30, 1965 in Nanaimo, British Columbia as Georgina Hawkes) is a Canadian curler. She won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics while on Kelley Law's team.

Georgina Wheatcroft
Born (1965-11-30) November 30, 1965
Curling clubRoyal City CC, New Westminster
Hearts appearances8 (1987, 1988, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007)

Curling career

Wheatcroft made her Scott Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian women's national championship, debut in 1987 as a third for Pat Sanders. Wheatcroft's prior experience had been as a skip at the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in 1985 for British Columbia. Sanders, Wheatcroft, and their British Columbia team won the 1987 Scott Tournament of Hearts, defeating Kathie Ellwood in the final. At the World Championships that year, the team won the gold medal defeating Germany's Andrea Schöpp in the final.[1] In 1988 Wheatcroft played second for Sanders at the Tournament of Hearts and they lost in the final to Heather Houston. In 1989, Wheatcroft moved to Julie Sutton's team and again qualified for the Tournament of Hearts, where they would lose in their first playoff game. Wheatcroft would not go back to the Hearts until 2000.

In 2000, Wheatcroft played second for Kelley Law's rink. With Law, Wheatcroft won that year's Scott Tournament of Hearts and World Curling Championships. The team were runners up at the following 2001 Scott Tournament of Hearts, where they lost to Colleen Jones. The following year the team qualified for the 2002 Winter Olympics as Team Canada. The team defeated Team United States to win the bronze medal.[2]

In 2004, Wheatcroft skipped her own team to the 2004 Scott Tournament of Hearts, but her new team finished 4-7. She attempted to qualify the following year, but lost in the British Columbia playdowns. In 2005, she was picked up by that year's Hearts champion Jennifer Jones to replace Cathy Gauthier, and she moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba to play with the team. With her new team, Wheatcroft played in that year's Olympic trials; the team finished with a 5-4 record. Wheatcroft had the opportunity to play in the 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts because Jones had won it the previous year, and thus got to play as Team Canada. The team lost in the final to Kelly Scott of British Columbia.

2006 saw Wheatcroft return to playing with Kelley Law, as her third. In 2007, the team made their way back to the national championship, now called the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, after winning the B.C. Provincial Championship. At the Scotties they finished with a 5-6 record.

In 2008, she once again skipped her own team and qualified for the 2009 British Columbia Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Grand Slam record

Event 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09
Autumn Gold DNP Q Q
Casinos of Winnipeg QF Q DNP
Wayden Transportation Q Q QF
Sobeys Slam N/A Q DNP
Players' Championships SF DNP DNP


  • C - Champion
  • F - Lost final
  • SF - Lost semi final
  • QF - Lost quarter final
  • Q - Did not make playoffs
  • DNP - Did not participate in event
  • N/A - not a Grand Slam event that season


Season Skip Third Second Lead
1984-85Georgina HawkesChristine StevensonTracey BarwickMarni McNeil
1986-87Pat SandersGeorgina HawkesLouise HerlinveauxDeb Massullo
1987-88Pat SandersLouise HerlinveauxGeorgina HawkesDeb Massullo
1988-89Julie SuttonPat SandersGeorgina HawkesMelissa Soligo
1999-00Kelley LawJulie SkinnerGeorgina WheatcroftDiane Nelson
2000-01Kelley LawJulie SkinnerGeorgina WheatcroftDiane Nelson
2001-02Kelley LawJulie SkinnerGeorgina WheatcroftDiane Nelson
2002-03Kelley LawJulie SkinnerGeorgina WheatcroftDiane Dezura
2003-04Georgina WheatcroftDiane McLeanShellan ReedDiane Dezura
2004-05Georgina WheatcroftDiane GushulakKristen RecksiedlerMila Hockley
2005-06Jennifer JonesCathy Overton-ClaphamJill OfficerGeorgina Wheatcroft
2006-07Kelley LawGeorgina WheatcroftShannon AleksicDarah Provencal
2007-08Colleen JonesGeorgina WheatcroftKate HamerDarah Provencal
2008-09Georgina WheatcroftSteph JacksonKristen WindsorNiki Hatter
2009-10Georgina WheatcroftSteph JacksonSarah WarkKristen Windsor


  1. "World Curling Championships 1987: Tournament details". Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2010-03-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) at Sports Reference
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