Mar 13, 2017
Don Duguid was curling before the Allies took Berlin. In
1943, at 8 years old, Don and brothers Gerry and Lorne would throw
rocks at the CPR Curling Club where their father was the ice-maker.
Initially Don fell out of the hack with two feet, but
eventually his father helped him develop the original Manitoba tuck
delivery that is still seen today. His parents moved him to
the Granite curling club and at twenty he was recruited by Howard
Wood Sr, then 70 years young. There was a Brier appearance
with Howie Wood Jr. in 1957 and a win with Terry Braunstein in
1965, but by the late 60s Don was ready to spend more time at the
office. Then Rod Hunter called and asked Duguie to skip him,
Jim Pettapiece and Bryan Wood and within 18 months the squad would
capture two Canadian and World Championships. Don will share
experiences from his playing days and curling schools through to
his time as an announcer with the CBC (and later NBC Sports).
We'll also get Don's take on the modern era and speculate
where curling might be headed in the future.
You can find more on Don Duguid in "The Brier"
by Bob Weeks and Sean Grassie's
"King of the Rings
". Watch him on YouTube
at the 1971
, and you can also hear his coverage in many curling
broadcasts from 1972 until the Olympics in 2010. You can also
see Don in a ceremony from years ago in this Duguid Team