Steve Laycock

Stephen "Steve" Laycock[2] (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.

Steve Laycock
Born (1982-10-29) October 29, 1982 (age 37)
Team
Curling clubNutana CC,[1]
Saskatoon, SK
SkipSteve Laycock
FourthJim Cotter
SecondAndrew Nerpin
LeadRick Sawatsky
AlternateBrad Wood
Mixed doubles
partner
Kristen Streifel
Career
Brier appearances9 (2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Top CTRS ranking4th (2014–15)

Curling careerEdit

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.

Personal lifeEdit

Laycock is employed as a compensation manager at the University of Saskatchewan.[5] He is married and has one child.[6]

Grand Slam recordEdit

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 2003–04 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Elite 10 N/A Q SF Q DNP DNP
Masters DNP DNP Q QF QF Q DNP Q Q SF DNP QF SF SF Q DNP
Tour Challenge N/A Q QF QF DNP
The National QF DNP F Q QF Q Q Q Q Q SF QF Q Q DNP DNP
Canadian Open Q DNP DNP QF Q Q Q QF Q Q Q F QF QF QF*
Players' SF DNP DNP SF SF Q QF Q DNP Q Q Q QF Q DNP
Champions Cup N/A QF Q DNP

* Laycock skipped Team Bottcher, replacing Brendan Bottcher as skip.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.curling.ca/scoreboard/#!/competitions/4458/teams/23164/team_athletes/23164-third-14918
  2. ^ 2017 Brier Media Guide: Previous Rosters
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2012-07-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Dezotell, Anne Marie (3 February 2014). "LAYCOCK CAPTURES THE 2014 SASKTEL TANKARD". CURLSASK. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  5. ^ 2017 Canadian Olympic Curling Trials: Media Guide
  6. ^ http://cloudfront5.curling.ca/2016brier/files/2016/03/BRIER-TUES-ALL.pdf

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