Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly (born April 4, 1962 in Halifax, Nova Scotia as Kim Ackles) is a Canadian curler from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She currently throws skip stones for Colleen Jones, whom she has won five national championships and two world championships.

Kim Kelly
Born (1962-04-04) April 4, 1962
Team
Curling clubMayflower CC,
Halifax, NS
SkipColleen Jones
FourthKim Kelly
SecondMary Sue Radford
LeadJulia Williams
Career
Hearts appearances17: (1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2013, 2019)
World Championship
appearances
5 (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Top CTRS ranking2nd (2003-04)
Grand Slam victories0

In 2019, Kelly was named the eighth greatest Canadian curler in history in a TSN poll of broadcasters, reporters and top curlers.[1]

Kelly had retired from competitive curling in 2006 but returned in 2010 playing third for Nancy Delahunt, failing to secure a spot in the provincial playdowns. She would then go onto join former teammate Mary-Anne Arsenault, playing the second position for the 2011/2012 season.[2]

For the 2012/2013 season Arsenault and Kelly reunited with former skip Colleen Jones, with the goal of reaching the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Jones will either play third or second position, while Arsenault will skip. Arsenault's current lead Jennifer Baxter, will play lead, while her third Stephanie McVicar, is expected to join the team as the fifth. Nancy Delahunt has offered to join the team as coach or manager.[3] Since this announcement McVicar has left the team to play with Heather Smith-Dacey, and Delahunt has joined the team as the 5th. Jones will play third, and Kelly will remain at second.[4]

Kelly (as third) joined Jones, Mary Sue Radford and Delahunt to win the 2016 Canadian Senior Curling Championships, following that with an undefeated run to win the 2017 World Senior Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alberta.[5]

Personal life

Kelly is married and has two children. She is a retired pharmacist.[6]

References

  1. "Top 10 Greatest Women Curlers".
  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2011-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Colleen Jones's rink reunites for shot at Sochi Olympics | CBC Sports".
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2012-05-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. Ray, Carolyn (April 29, 2017). "Team Canada wins gold at World Senior Curling Championships". CBC Sports. Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  6. 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Mead Guide: Team Nova Scotia
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