Stephen "Steve" Laycock (born October 29, 1982 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian curler from Saskatoon. He currently plays with skip Jim Cotter out of the Vernon Curling Club in British Columbia.
|Born||October 29, 1982|
|Curling club||Nutana CC,|
|Brier appearances||9 (2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020)|
|Top CTRS ranking||4th (2014–15)|
In 2003, Laycock skipped Team Saskatchewan to a Canadian Junior Curling Championship and a World Junior Curling Championship. Until 2007 he tried repeatedly to skip a team to the provincial men's championship in 2004, 2005 and 2006, but was unsuccessful in all of his attempts. In 2006 he joined up with Pat Simmons as his lead, and finally won a provincial championship with him in 2007. He would win again in 2008 and once more in 2011, this time throwing third stones and calling the game for Simmons. Simmons left the team at the end of the 2010-11 season, leaving Laycock to find a replacement third. Laycock announced the addition of Joel Jordison to his team for the 2011-2012 season. Jordison and second Brennen Jones left the team after that season.
Laycock represented Saskatchewan at the 2014 Tim Hortons Brier after winning the provincial championship in Shaunavon on February 2, 2014. He led the province to a 6-5 record, narrowly missing the playoffs.
Laycock also represented Saskatchewan at the 2015 Tim Hortons Brier. Laycock would finish round-robin with a 7-4 record (3rd place). In the 3v4 game, Laycock had a chance for three in the tenth end to win the game, but missed it only getting two points. He then lost in the extra end. In the Bronze medal game against Gushue of NL, Laycock once again had a chance for the win by getting two, but missed it. In the eleventh end, Saskatchewan would steal two to pick up the bronze medal.
Grand Slam recordEdit
|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|
* Laycock skipped Team Bottcher, replacing Brendan Bottcher as skip.
- 2017 Brier Media Guide: Previous Rosters
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2012-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Dezotell, Anne Marie (3 February 2014). "LAYCOCK CAPTURES THE 2014 SASKTEL TANKARD". CURLSASK. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials: Media Guide
- Steve Laycock on the World Curling Federation database
- Steve Laycock on the World Curling Tour database
- Steve Laycock on the CurlingZone database
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