Autumn Gold Curling Classic 2016!


Team Anderson

Skip: Sherry Anderson
Third: Jessica Hanson
Second: Elyse Lafrance
Lead: Brie Spilchen

Sherry has a long resume filled with success in womens curling.  It includes 5 Scotties Tournament of Hearts representing Saskatchewan, Canada Cup Champion and several WCT titles.  She has joined a young team with previous Junior Provincial success.

Team Barber

Skip: Brett Barber
Third: Robyn Despins
Second: Rachel Fritzler
Lead: Meaghan Frerichs

Brett and Meghan have competed together for 3 years adding Robyn and Rachel this season.  They have competed in several Saskatchewan Scotties and have qualified in many World Curling Tour events.

Team Carey

Skip: Chelsea Carey
Third: Amy Nixon
Second: Jocelyn Peterman
Lead: Laine Peters

Team Carey is a new unit for the 2015-2016 season.  Amy, Jocelyn and Laine competed last year as part of Team Nedohin, finishing 5th in Canada and 11th in the World.  Chelsea skipped a team that finished 13th in the World and 8th in Canada last season.   There is no lack of success or experience on this team: Chelsea is a Canadian Scotties Bronze Medallist representing Manitoba in 2014, Amy is an Olympic Bronze Medallist from 2006, Jocelyn is a Canadian Junior Champion and Laine is a multiple-time Canadian Scotties Champion.

Team Chyz

Skip: Nadine Chyz
Third: Heather Jensen

Second: Whitney Eckstrand
Lead: Heather Rogers

This young team has enjoyed success competing on the Alberta Tour.  Nadine is a former Alberta Junior Champion and has added Heather Jensen to the line up this season.

Team Eberle

Skip: Chantelle Eberle 
Third: Cindy Ricci 

Second: Larisa Murray 
Lead: Debbie Lozinski 

This team has competed in many Provincial Championships in Saskatchewan.  Chantelle won the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship in 2012. 

Team Einarson

Skip: Kerri Einarson
Third: Selena Kaatz
Second: Liz Fyfe
Lead: Kristen MacCuish

This will be Team Einarson's third curling season together. As a team, they have each won numerous junior and mixed provincial titles as well as one Canadian Junior title. The highlight of their past two seasons was going undefeated at 7-0 through the round robin in the 2014 AND 2015 Manitoba Scotties Provincial Championships. They came up only one game short both years, losing the finals to Chelsea Carey and Jennifer Jones.

Team Englot

Skip: Michelle Englot
Third: Candace Chisholm
Second: Stephanie Schmidt
Lead: Brooklyn Lemon

Michele has represented Saskatchewan at 7 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  Candace was a finalist at 2 provincial championships.  Stephanie was a semi-finalist at the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and earned 2nd team All Star.  Brooklyn represented Saskatchewan at the 2013 Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.

Team Fleury

Skip: Tracy Fleury
Third: Jennifer Horgan
Second: Jenna Walsh
Lead: Amanda Gates                                                      Fifth: Crystal Webster

Team Fleury (Horgan) had a great season in 2014 – 2015.  They won their provincial championship and became the 1st womens team to represent Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  They also represented Ontario in the 2012 Scotties and competed at the 2013 Olympic Pre-Trials.  Crystal Webster is a new addition to the team this season and will be competing regularly as their alternate.

Team Fujisawa

Skip: Satsuki Fujisawa
Third: Mari Motohashi
Second: Chinami Yoshida
Lead: Yumi Suzuki

Team Fujisawa has represented Japan in many international competitions since 2008.  In 2015, they finished 2nd in the Japan Championship.



Team Gim

Skip: Un-Chi Gim
Third: Seul-Bee Lee
Second: Min-Ji Um
Lead: Yoon-Jung Yeom

Team Gim is Korean’s current national team.  They represented Korea at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi.

Team Homan

Skip: Rachel Homan
Third: Emma Miskew
Second: Joanne Courtney 
Lead: Lisa Weagle

This team is well known to Canadian curling.  Their team highlights include: 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Bronze Medalists, 2015 Pinty's All-Star Curling Skins Game Champions, 2014 World Women's Curling Championships Silver Medalists, 2013 World Women's Curling Bronze Medalists, 2013 and 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Champions, 2013 Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials - Bronze Medalists.

Team Ida

Skip: Rina Ida
Third: Tamami Naito
Second: Mao Ishigaki
Lead: Natsuko Ishiyama

Team Ida is a young team from Japan finishing 4th in the 2015 Japan Championship.

Skip: Jennifer Jones 
Third: Kaitlyn Lawes 
Second: Jill Officer 
Lead: Dawn McEwen 

Team Jennifer Jones is 2015 World Silver Medalists and the 2014 Olympic Gold Medalists.  They are also the 2013 Canadian Scotties Tournament of Hearts Silver Medalists and the 2012 Bronze Medalists. The team is also the 2014 and 2011 World Curling Tour Player’s Champions and has been ranked in the top two in the world for several years now.  They are also the 2008 World Champions and 2010, 2009 and 2008 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Champions.

Team Jaeggi

Skip: Michelle Jaeggi
Third: Michelle Gribi
Second: Stephanie Jaeggi
Lead: Vera Camponovo

This new young Swiss team has many individual successes.  Michele Jaeggi was a 2005 World Junior Champion and Swiss Junior Champion in 2005, 2007 and 2008.  She also won bronze at the World University games in 2013 and 2015.  Michelle Gribi and Vera were the 2013 Swiss Junior Champions. Michelle was also a 2015 bronze medalist at the World University Games and 2014 World Mixed Doubles Champion.  Stephanie has participated in 3 World Junior Championships.

Team J. Kaufman

Skip: Jessie Kaufman
Third: Erin Carmody
Second: Lynnelle Mahe
Lead: Kim Curtin

A brand new team on the tour this year! They have numerous provincial and national appearances combined amongst all 4 players. Some highlights include: Jessie is a 5 time Alberta Scotties participant, including a 2nd place finish in 2012; Erin was the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Silver Medallist, representing PEI; Lynnelle was the 2014/15 ACAC Silver Medallist and was awarded the First Team All-Star playing third; Kim was the 2009/10 Canadian Junior Bronze Medallist, representing Northern Ontario.

Team N. Kaufman

Skip: Nicky Kaufman
Third: Holly Baird
Second: Deena Benoit
Lead: Pam Appelman

The 2014/2015 season marked their first year together as a team. They qualified in 5 of the 7 spiels they competed in including a 1st place finish in the 2015 Shamrock Shotgun Spiel. They followed that up with an undefeated run through the Northern Alberta Playdowns and made a strong showing at their first provincials together.

Team Kleibrink

Skip: Shannon Kleibrink 
Third: Lisa Eyamie
Second: Sarah Wilkes
Lead: Alison Kotylak

Shannon and Lisa have a new front end this season.  Shannon has many accomplishments including 2006 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 3 time Alberta Champion and finalist at the 2009 Olympic Trials.  Lisa has competed in several Provincial Championships.  Sarah is a two-time Canadian University Champion.  Alison won the 2015 World University Curling Championship.

Team Lank

Skip: Patti Lank
Third: Maureen Stolt
Second: Mackenzie Lank
Lead: Anna Bauman

Patti is a well-known skip representing USA.  This team won Silver at the 2015 Nationals.  Patti has represented USA at 5 World Championships.  Her daughter, Mackenzie, competed for USA at the 2015 World Junior Championship.  Maureen represented USA at the 2013 World Mixed Doubles.  Anna competed at the 2014 and 2012 World Junior Championships.

Team Lawton

Skip: Stefanie Lawton
Third: Trish Paulsen
Second: Sherri Singler
Lead: Marliese Kasner

Team Lawton is a four time Saskatchewan Provincial Champion, three time Canada Cup Champion, World Curling Tour Players Champion, Calgary Autumn Gold Champion and three time participant at the Olympic Curling Trials. New to the team is Trish Paulsen, a two time Saskatchewan Junior Provincial Champion and World Junior Silver Medalist.

Team Marthaller

Skip: Jodi Marthaller
Third: Tessa Ruetz
Second: Nicole Larson
Lead: Valerie Ekelund

Team Marthaller is now in their 2nd season together.  The team has competed on the Alberta Curling tour and previous Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. 

Team Montford

Skip: Michelle Montford
Third: Lisa DeRiviere
Second: Sara VanWalleghem
Lead: Sarah Neufeld

The 2014-2015 season proved to be very successful for Team Montford. They qualified in seven of their eight events, finishing with a ranking of #2 on the Manitoba Curling Tour. The highlight of their last season was being Champions at the Sunova Bonspiel in East St. Paul and at the Manitoba Curling Tour Championships at Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club. They have made appearances at 3 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts together as a team and hope to again this season. 


Team Ogasawara

Skip: Ayumi Ogasawara
Third: Sayaka Yoshimura
Second: Kaho Onodera
Lead: Anna Ohmiya

Team Ogasawara was formed after the 2014 season and won both Vernon and Kamloops on the World Curling Tour in 2014.  They won the 2015 Japan Championship and placed 5th at Worlds.  Ayumi competed in the 2002, 2006 and 2014 Olympic Games. Sayaka represented Japan at 3 World Junior Championships & Universiade prior to joining Ogasawara in 2014. Kaho represented Japan at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and 2015 Worlds.  Anna represented Japan at the 2008 Worlds and 2010 Olympics.

Team Overton-Clapham

Skip: Cathy Overton-Clapham
Third: Briane Meilleur

Second: Katherine Doerksen
Lead: Krysten Karwacki                                                

Team Overton-Clapham is a newly formed team. Cathy is well known for being a 5-time Canadian Champion, as well as 2008 World Champion. Briane and Krysten shared success during their junior careers and became 2010 & 2011 Manitoba Junior Provincial Champions. They also had a successful past season and ranked 7th in Canada on the CTRS. Katherine has also had much junior success in becoming a Manitoba High School Provincial Champion, as well as becoming a finalist in the 2013 Manitoba Junior Provincial Championship.

Team Ostlund

Skip: Cissi Ostlund

Third: Sabrina Kraupp
Second: Sara Carlsson
Lead: Paulina Stein

Team Ostlund represents the Karlstad curling club in Sweden. They have played together for 2 seasons and are looking forward to the third. Last season, they won the Swedish national championship where they earned a spot on the Swedish national team and this upcoming season they are fighting for the chance to play in the European and World championships.

Team Ramsay

Skip: Geri-Lynn Ramsay
Third: Brittany Tran
Second: Becca Konschuh
Lead: Claire Tully

This is a brand new team this season with Geri-Lynn skipping.  Geri was the Runner Up at the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and a semi-finalist at the Alberta Scotties in 2012.  Brittany and Becca had a very successful junior career together and represented Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championship.  Claire was a 2014 World Junior Champion and 2015 World Universiade Champion.

Team Rocque

Skip: Kelsey Rocque
Third: Laura Crocker
Second: Taylor McDonald
Lead: Jen Gates

This team has a new look this season with Kelsey skipping for Laura, Taylor and Jen.  Kelsey is the reigning 2015 Junior World Champion.  Kelsey and Taylor also won the 2014 World Junior Championship and 2015 World University Championship.  Laura, Taylor and Jen were finalists at the 2015 AB Scotties.


Team Scheidegger

Skip: Casey Scheidegger
Third: Cary-Anne McTaggart
Second: Jessie Scheidegger
Lead: Chantal Allan

Casey and Jessie are former Alberta Junior champions and have qualified for the last 3 Alberta Scotties.  Cary-Anne competed in the 2013 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials.  Chantal is new to the team this season.

Team Scott

Skip: Kelly Scott
Third: Shannon Aleksic
Second: Jenna Loder
Lead: Sarah Pyke

Team Scott holds numerous provincial, national and world championship titles.  Kelly has represented BC at 6 Canadian Championships with 2 Canadian Titles and a World Gold and Bronze.  Shannon has competed in 4 Canadian Scotties.  Jenna is a 2 time Canadian Junior Champion with a Bronze and Silver at Worlds.  Sarah is a Canadian Junior Womens Champion with a Bronze at Worlds.

Team Spencer

Skip: Barb Spencer 
Third: Katie Spencer
Second: Holly Spencer 
Lead: Sydney Arnal 

Team Pembina Chrysler is skipped by 3 time MB Provincial Champion Barb Spencer.  This team is only in their 2nd year together but they have already experienced a lot of success starting with last year's Autumn Gold Classic, qualifying through A.  Team Spencer also went on to qualify in many other events on the 2014/15 tour and placed third at their Provincial championship. This year, they are looking forward to another busy schedule and are happy to have already earned a berth into the MB Scotties provincials this coming January. 

Team Sweeting

Skip: Valerie Sweeting
Third: Lori Olson-Johns
Second: Dana Ferguson 
Lead: Rachel Pidherny

Team Sweeting had an amazing 2014/2015 season winning the Canada Cup and representing Alberta at the 2015 Scotties Tournament of Hearts where they finished 2nd.  They entered this season ranked 3rd in the World.

Team Stretch

Skip: Rebecca Stretch
Third: Erica Ortt
Second: Jody Keim
Lead: Heather Hansen

Team Stretch has welcomed Erica Ortt to the team this season. Rebecca, Jody and Heather have curled together for two years. Rebecca is a former 2 time Alberta Junior Champion, 2011 Canadian Junior Finalist, 2013 Alberta Scotties semi-finalist and competed in the 2013 Olympic Pre-Trials. Erica is a 2013 CIS Canadian finalist and 2014-15 Alberta Mixed Doubles semi-finalist. Jody is a former Alberta Junior Champion and competed in the 2011 and 2013 Alberta Scotties. Heather is a former CIS Canadian Champion, World University Games gold medalist and competed in the 2013 Alberta Scotties.

Team Thurston

Skip: Jill Thurston  
Third: Brette Richards 
Second: Briane Meilleur 
Lead: Blaine DeJager

After a successful 2014/2015 season, Team Thurston is excited to have Blaine return to lead after a maternity leave, and add former Manitoba champion Kristen Foster at second. Jill and Brette finished the season ranked 6th in Canada and 15th in the world.