Kim Schneider

Kim Dawn Schneider[2] (born August 21, 1984) is a Canadian curler from Kronau, Saskatchewan.

Kim Schneider
Born (1984-08-21) August 21, 1984
Team
Curling clubKronau CC,[1]
Kronau, Saskatchewan
SkipAshley Howard
ThirdCarly Howard
SecondKim Schneider
LeadAshley Williamson
Career
Hearts appearances4 (2010, 2011, 2012, 2018)
World Championship
appearances
1 (2011)
Top CTRS ranking2nd (2010-11)
Grand Slam victories1: (Players, 2008)

Career

Juniors

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Schneider grew up in the small village of Kronau, Saskatchewan outside of Regina. She and her sister and teammate Tammy were the daughters of 1990 provincial champion lead Larry Schneider.

In 2003 and 2004, Schneider played in the Saskatchewan junior championships, but never won.

2005-2012

After juniors, Schneider teamed up with Amber Holland, along with her sister Tammy Schneider and Heather Kalenchuk.

In 2008, the team won their only Grand Slam event, the 2008 Players' Championships.

In 2009 the team would earn a spot in the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, after defeating Marie-France Larouche in the C Qualifier. The team would finish round robin with a 4-3 record, tied for third place. They would lose the second tiebreaker to Krista McCarville in an extra end.

Together the team played in their first Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2008 and again in 2009. They would not find success until the 2010 Saskatchewan Scotties Tournament of Hearts, when they would finally break through and represent Saskatchewan at the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. They would miss the playoffs, finishing with a 6-5 record. The team would repeat as Saskatchewan champions in 2011. At the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the team would finish round robin first with a 9-2 and advance to the playoffs. They would lose the 1-2 game to team Canada, before winning the semi-final, over team Ontario. In the final, they would again face team Canada (Jennifer Jones), and this time would come out victorious, stealing the win in the 10th end, winning the Canadian Championship. This was the first time since 1997, that a team from Saskatchewan would win the National Championship. Together the team would win a silver medal at the 2011 Capital One World Women's Curling Championship.

Returning to the Scotties in 2012, the team was looking to repeat and win their second Canadian Championship, however they would finish the tournament with a disappointing 6-5 round robin record, failing to reach the playoffs. This was the first time since 2008, Team Canada did not reach the playoffs.

After seven years of playing with her Canadian Championship winning team, Holland announced that she would leave her squad. Holland told her team she wants to go in another direction. Heather Kalenchuk has since decided to step away from the game for a few years, leaving Kim and her sister Tammy Schneider pondering their curling future. This departure by Holland left the four players ineligible for $72,000 worth of federal funding earned from winning the 2011 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and they will forfeit their spot earned in the Olympic Curling Pre-Trials.[3]

2012-current

Following the breakup of the Holland team, Schneider would team up with Deanna Doig, playing third for a new squad consisting of Colleen Ackerman and Michelle McIvor.

Personal life

Schneider is a recreation therapist with Hopes home.[4]

References

  1. "Scores and Results".
  2. "Scores and Results".
  3. McCormick, Murray (2012-03-20). "Team Hollandâ's days are over: Former Canadian womenâ's curling champions breaking up". Ottawacitizen.com. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
  4. 2018 Scotties Media Guide

Sources

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