Dean Gemmell

Born: Aug 27, 1967
in North Vancouver, British Columbia
Resides: Short Hills, New Jersey
Throws: Right
Profession: Writer, Self
High School: A.N. Myer Secondary School, Niagara Falls, Ontario
College/University: McGill University, Montreal
In Own Words:
After being a competitive junior curler in southern Ontario, I moved to Montreal in 1986 to attend McGill University. At the age of 20, I was fortunate enough to play lead on a men's team that won the province and represented Quebec in the 1988 Brier. Looking back, I was probably too young to appreciate it.[cr][lf][cr][lf]I moved to the United States in 1991 (I became a U.S. citizen in 2000) and until this season, life and location kept me away from curling. In August 2006, however, I moved to New Jersey and resumed curling at a high level again. In 2012, my team, skipped by Heath McCormick, captured the United States Men's National Championship, going undefeated through the playdowns and the national championship. [cr][lf][cr][lf]In June of 2005, I started a podcast called The Curling Show at www.thecurlingshow.com. It features interviews with the sport's top athletes and the people who shape the game. I also co-wrote Fit to Curl: A Sport-Specific Guide to Training with John Morris of Team Martin — the book has sold 5,000 copies since it was published in 2009.
Curling Highlights:
• United States Men's National Champion, 2012[cr][lf]• United States Men's National Championship Qualifier, 2010 & 2011[cr][lf]• Quebec Champion, 1988[cr][lf]
Junior Highlights:
* 1985 Ontario High School champion

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World Curling Federation Considering Move to 8-ends

World Curling Federation Considering Move to 8-ends

(Photo: WCF / Peter Harsanyi) The length of curling games and the potential impact of shortening games - predominantly by reducing the number of ends from ten to eight - will be a vital topic of discussion at the upcoming World Curling Congress and Annual General Assembly in held September 4-6 in Cancun, Mexico.

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