Hollie Duncan

Hollie Duncan (born January 6, 1987 in Toronto, Ontario as Hollie Nicol) is a Canadian curler. She currently skips her own team on the World Curling Tour.

Hollie Duncan
Born (1987-01-06) January 6, 1987
Team
Curling clubRoyal Canadian CC,
Toronto, ON
SkipHollie Duncan
ThirdLaura Hickey
SecondCheryl Kreviazuk
LeadKaren Trines
Career
Member Association Ontario
Hearts appearances1 (2018)
Top CTRS ranking14th (2018-19)

Junior career

As a bantam-aged curler, Duncan skipped her Unionville Curling Club rink to a provincial Bantam championship in 2002.[1] In 2004, Duncan represented the Bayview Country Club when her team won the Ontario Winter Games championship.[2] Duncan wrapped up her junior career by winning the 2007 provincial junior championship.[3] Her rink of Laura Hickey, Karen Sagle and Hilary McDermott from the Kitchener-Waterloo Granite Club would then go on to represent Ontario at the 2007 Canadian Junior Curling Championships. At the juniors, Duncan led Ontario to a 7-5 record, which was not good enough to make the playoffs.[4] Duncan had a successful university curling career, playing for Wilfrid Laurier University. Duncan would win two national championships for Laurier, in 2008 and 2009. Duncan represented Canada at the 2009 Winter Universiade, where she won a silver medal for Canada.

Women's career

After juniors, Duncan joined the Kirsten Wall rink in 2010 as her third. The team would play in Duncan's lone Grand Slam ever to date, the 2010 Sobeys Slam, in which they were eliminated after posting a 3-3 record. In 2012, she joined the Jill Mouzar rink, playing lead. The team would play in Duncan's first provincial championship, at the 2013 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts where they finished with a 3-6 record. When Mouzar (now Brothers) moved back to her native Nova Scotia in 2013, Duncan moved to skipping the team. Duncan would lead her team to an appearance at the 2014 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts, finishing the event with a 2-7 record.

Duncan took two seasons off from competitive curling, returning in 2016, skipping a rink of Chantal Allan, Cheryl Kreviazuk and Karen Sagle. Allan was replaced with Stephanie LeDrew in 2017. The team would win the 2018 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Duncan's first provincial title, sending her to her first Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2018. There, her team posted a 4-3 round robin record which qualified them for the tiebreaker against Newfoundland and Labrador's Stacie Curtis. Ontario scored three in the ninth end and stole two in the tenth for a 11-8 win and a spot in the Championship Pool. They would not win anymore games, finishing the tournament with a 4-7 record. The following season, she failed to qualify for the playoffs at the 2019 Ontario Scotties Tournament of Hearts after losing the tiebreaker 10-5 to Julie Tippin.

Duncan started the 2019-20 season with a quarterfinal finish at the 2019 Cameron's Brewing Oakville Fall Classic despite qualifying for the playoffs as the number one seed.

Personal life

Duncan works as an investigator with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons. She is married to Tim Duncan.[5]

References

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