Team Spencer 2018/2019
ABOUT THE TEAM
Team Spencer is a family team made up of dedicated individuals, with a positive attitude, a history of championships and a determination to dominate the curling tour. The Spencer team has been competing together for the two years but added Coach Gerry to the mix at the start of last season. The team noticed instant improvements, qualifying in the majority of their bonspiels and becoming the 2017 Sunova Classic Champions. Team Spencer is looking forward to continuing their growth and hopefully becoming the next Team Manitoba at the 2019 Manitoba Scotties Provincial Tournament of Hearts
Meet the Team
Skip – Barb Spencer
Barb has been curling competitively for over 35 years and has a long list of curling accomplishments. She is a three time Scotties Provincial Champion, one time Manitoba Mixed Champion and one time Junior Canadian Champion. Barb was also inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame in 2009. Barb has competed in many Scotties Manitoba Provincial Championships coming close to becoming a Provincial Champ yet another time. She was semi-finalist back to back years in 2014 and 2015 and a finalist in 2013. She was awarded All Star Skip at her Manitoba Scotties in 2012 where her team finished third overall. Barb also participated in the 2013 Olympic Pre-Trials. This mother of four is also a part time EAL teacher at Tyndall Park Elementary School.
Third: Katie Spencer
Katie has been curling for 20 years and has been playing third for her mom, Barb since 2013. In her junior years, Katie was a one-time CIS/CCA University Curling Manitoba Champion and competed at University Nationals. She also finished third two years in a row at the Manitoba Junior Provincial Championships. Right out of juniors, Katie showed she could compete with the best. Playing third for her mom, she was a Manitoba Scotties Provincial finalist and attended the Olympic Pre-Trials in 2013. She was a semi-finalist back to back years in 2014 and 2015 at the Manitoba Scotties Provincial Championships where she also was awarded All Star Third in 2014. Katie is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and currently works full time at Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions.
Second: Holly Spencer
Holly is not new to playing the game with family. In juniors, Holly played third for sister, Katie. Playing the game from a young age, Holly had six appearances at the Manitoba Junior Provincial Championships where she finished third back to back years in 2011 and 2012. Holly joined the Barb Spencer rink on the women’s circuit in 2014/2015 season where the team finished third at the Manitoba Scotties Provincial Championships. Holly works as a Sales Associate for Wise Guys Auto.
Lead: Allyson Spencer
If the last names don’t give it away, this is an all family team. Ally is the youngest daughter of Barb’s and just joined the team last year. Although she is new to the team, she is not new to the game. She has been curling herself for 14 years but also attended all of her older sisters and mom’s curling events over the years. In fact, she was on the team as the fifth player at the Manitoba Scotties in 2015 and 2016. She also has 4 of her own appearances at the Junior Provincial Championships. Ally is currently a student in education at the University of Winnipeg where she plans to follow in her mom’s footsteps of becoming a teacher.
Proposed Schedule 2018/2019
|September 25-28||Mother Club Fall Curling Classic||Winnipeg, MB|
|October 16-18||Atkins Curling Supplies Women’s Classic||Winnipeg, MB|
|October 23-15||World Curling Tour Canad Inns Women’s Classic||Portage La Prairie, MB|
|November 2-5||World Curling Tour DeKalb Superspiel||Morris, MB|
|November 13-16||Scotties Berth Bonspiel for 2019|
|November 23-26||Manitoba Curling Tour Sunova Classic||East St. Paul, MB|
|December||Scotties Winnipeg Regional presented by Monsanto (if needed)||Winnipeg, MB|
|December 12-14||Manitoba Curling Tour Championships||Winnipeg, MB|
|January 22-27||Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts||Gimli, MB|
|February 20-28||Canadian Scotties Tournament of Hearts||Grand Prairie, AB|
February 19, 2019
We had a slow start and a bit of bad luck in our first two games at the Scottie’s. We lost our first 2 games. We were in control of each but they slipped away. We went on to win 3 straight but finished out of the playoffs.
That is all to report for now but we want to sincerely thank Fraser and Partners for their continued support of our team.
Barb, Katie, Holly and Ally Spencer.
December 17, 2018
This weekend we secured our spot by winning a berth in the regional play downs. We will now use the next month to practice and prepare for the Scottie’s Provincial Championship, January 22-27 in Gimli, MB.
December 8, 2018
Today we qualified in the Manitoba curling tour championship and play tomorrow in the semi final.
November 25, 2018
Not our best weekend (at the Sunova Classic), we lost a close one to qualify tonight so we will be practicing hard for our next event. We will be playing in the MCT championship Dec 7-9th and then regional playdowns Dec 14-16th.
November 6, 2018
We lost the quarter final at the Delkab Spiel to Team Stern from Switzerland. Now we will practice for 2 weeks and then our next event is the Sunova Classic.
We are the defending champs so hopefully we do well in that one.
November 4, 2018
We qualified for the championship round in the Dekalb Spiel, so now we play in the quarter finals tomorrow morning at 9:30 am.
October 20, 2018
It wasn’t our weekend this weekend, although we did win a few games and just lost out one game back from a qualifying game.
Now practicing up for the Dekalb which takes place in Morris MB, Nov 2-5th.
October 17, 2018
We are the 2018 Atkins Classic Champs!
This weekend we are in the Canad Inns Classic in Portage La Prairie. Our first game is Thursday at 1:30 pm.
Will be in touch,
October 15, 2018
We just qualified for the championship round in the Atkins Classic and now play in the quarter-finals tonight at 8:00 pm. I will keep you posted.