Matt Dunstone

Matthew "Matt" Dunstone (born June 25, 1995)[2] is a Canadian curler from Kamloops, British Columbia.

Matt Dunstone
Born
Matthew Dunstone

(1995-06-25) June 25, 1995
Team
Curling clubWest Kildonan CC,[1]
Winnipeg, MB
SkipMatt Dunstone
ThirdBraeden Moskowy
SecondCatlin Schneider
LeadDustin Kidby
AlternatePat Simmons
Career
Brier appearances1 (2018)
Top CTRS ranking7th (2018–19)
Grand Slam victories1 (2019 Masters)

Curling career

Dunstone won the Canadian Junior Curling Championships in 2013.[3] He represented Canada at the 2013 World Junior Curling Championships, where he won the bronze medal. He was unable to defend his championship at the 2014 Canadian Juniors after losing in the finals of the Manitoba Canola Juniors to Braden Calvert. The next time he would represent Manitoba was in 2016, after winning the 2016 Manitoba Canola Juniors. This earned the Dunstone rink a spot in the 2016 Canadian Juniors where he won his second title after defeating Northern Ontario 11-4 in the final, and represented Canada at the 2016 World Junior Curling Championships, winning a bronze medal.

Dunstone joined the Saskatchewan-based Steve Laycock rink for the 2017-18 curling season, initially as second, but later in the season began throwing fourth stones, while Laycock skipped and threw third. Dunstone won his first provincial men's championship in 2018 with Team Laycock. The team represented Saskatchewan at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, where they finished with a 6-5 record.

Team Laycock broke up in 2018, and Dunstone formed a new Saskatchewan-based team, with him as skip, Braeden Moskowy at third , Catlin Schneider at second and Dustin Kidby at lead. The team was invited to represent Canada at the third leg of the 2018-19 Curling World Cup. The team won the event, defeating Team Sweden's Niklas Edin rink in the final.

To start the 2019-20 season, Team Dunstone finished runner-up at the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard to John Epping. Dunstone also won his first career Grand Slam at the 2019 Masters where he defeated Brad Gushue in the final.

Personal life

Dunstone works as a labourer for KR Brown Heating & Ventilation. He is in a relationship with fellow curler Erin Pincott.[4]

Grand Slam record

Key
C Champion
F Lost in Final
SF Lost in Semifinal
QF Lost in Quarterfinals
R16 Lost in the round of 16
Q Did not advance to playoffs
T2 Played in Tier 2 event
DNP Did not participate in event
N/A Not a Grand Slam event that season
Event 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
Elite 10 Q Q DNP DNP N/A
Masters DNP DNP Q QF C
Tour Challenge DNP DNP QF Q Q
The National DNP DNP DNP DNP Q
Canadian Open Q DNP Q Q
Players' Q Q DNP Q
Champions Cup DNP Q QF Q

References

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