Pat Simmons (curler)
Patrick (Pat) "Simms" Simmons (born November 21, 1974 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian curler. Simmons played on the 2014 and 2015 Canadian champion rink, the latter year as skip. As a skip, he has also represented Saskatchewan in four straight Briers from 2005 to 2008 and again in 2011. He has also represented Alberta twice at the Brier.
|Born||November 21, 1974 45) (age|
|Curling club||Moose Jaw Ford CC|
Moose Jaw, SK
|Brier appearances||9 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
|2 (2014, 2015)|
|Top CTRS ranking||2nd (2013–14)|
|Grand Slam victories||2 (Masters, 2012; Canadian Open: 2013)|
Simmons made it to his first Brier in 2005 after winning his first provincial championship. He skipped Saskatchewan to a 6-5 finish, in a four-way tie for fifth place, out of the playoffs.
In 2006 Simmons skipped Saskatchewan to a 5-6 finish at the Brier, tied for eighth place and out of the playoffs.
Simmons had a much better record in 2007, finishing 7-4, but narrowly missed the playoffs once again, finishing in fifth place.
In 2008, Simmons finally skipped Saskatchewan to a playoff spot at the Brier, finishing the round robin in second place with a 9-2 record. However, he lost in the semi-final in an extra end to Ontario, skipped by Glenn Howard.
Simmons' rink qualified for the 2009 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, but finished the round robin with a 2-5 record, in 7th place.
Simmons would return to the Brier in 2011, throwing fourth stones for Steve Laycock. The team finished with a 4-7 record.
The next season, Simmons joined the Kevin Koe rink out of Calgary, Alberta replacing Blake MacDonald. The team represented Alberta in the 2012 Brier, where they finished second. They played in the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials, going 2-5. The team made won another provincial championship in 2014. At the 2014 Brier the Koe rink defeated John Morris' B.C. rink 10-5 in the final, giving Simmons his first Brier title. The team finished in 4th place at the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship. It was the first time Simmons represented Canada internationally.
During the 2015 Brier after Morris's Team Canada started off 2-3 Morris approached Simmons with an idea that Simmons skip and Morris move to vice. The move paid off as the rink went on to win the competition. They finished in third place (bronze medal) at the 2015 world championships in Halifax.
Simmons is a chiropractor by trade, but currently works as the Director of High Performance for Curlsask. He is married to Cindy Simmons and has two children. He resides in Moose Jaw.
|1991–92||Scott Bitz||Jeff Tait||Pat Simmons||Greg Burrows|
|1993–94||Neil Cursons||Pat Simmons||Rob Nixon||Jamie Burrows|
|1994–95||Neil Cursons||Pat Simmons||Rob Nixon||Jamie Burrows|
|1999–00||Pat Simmons||Scott Bitz||Brian McCusker||Ron Pugsley|
|2000–01||Rod Montgomery||Pat Simmons||Joel Jordison||Scott McGrath|
|2001–02||Rod Montgomery||Pat Simmons||Joel Jordison||Brock Montgomery|
|2002–03||Pat Simmons||Joel Jordison||Ryan Miller||Neil Cursons|
|2003–04||Pat Simmons||Jeff Sharp||Chris Haichert||Ben Hebert|
|2004–05||Pat Simmons||Jeff Sharp||Chris Haichert||Ben Hebert|
|2005–06||Pat Simmons||Jeff Sharp||Chris Haichert||Ben Hebert|
|2006–07||Pat Simmons||Jeff Sharp||Gerry Adam||Steve Laycock|
|2007–08||Pat Simmons||Jeff Sharp||Gerry Adam||Steve Laycock|
|2008–09||Pat Simmons||Jeff Sharp||Gerry Adam||Steve Laycock|
|2009–10||Pat Simmons||Gerry Adam||Jeff Sharp||Steve Laycock|
|2010–11||Pat Simmons||Steve Laycock||Brennen Jones||Dallan Muyres|
|2011–12||Kevin Koe||Pat Simmons||Carter Rycroft||Nolan Thiessen|
|2012–13||Kevin Koe||Pat Simmons||Carter Rycroft||Nolan Thiessen|
|2013–14||Kevin Koe||Pat Simmons||Carter Rycroft||Nolan Thiessen|
|2014–15||John Morris |
|Pat Simmons |
|Carter Rycroft |
|2015–16||Pat Simmons||John Morris||Carter Rycroft||Nolan Thiessen|
|2016–17||Brendan Bottcher||Pat Simmons||Bradley Thiessen||Karrick Martin|
|2017–18||Pat Simmons||Colton Lott||Kyle Doering||Robbie Gordon|
Grand Slam record
|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|
|Masters / World Cup||DNP||F||Q||QF||QF||Q||DNP||Q||QF||C||QF||Q||Q||Q||Q|
- 2017 Brier Media Guide: Previous Rosters
- "Brier: Alberta's Kevin Koe beats B.C.'s Morris for title". CBC Sports. The Canadian Press. March 9, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
- "Team Canada Captures 2015 Tim Hortons Brier Gold". Curling Canada. Curling Canada. March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2016.