Jennifer Jones and Sandra Schmirler.
Here are the only skips to hold the three pinnacles of Canadian canals – the Hearties Scotties Tournament, the world and Olympic gold championship.
Therefore, it would make sense that the couple would always finish at the top two for Canada's largest female skip. Jones received 16 votes in the first instance – a panel that included 31 crew personages including broadcasters, correspondents and elite level drivers who voted in the survey – to nine Schmirler and finished with 176 points, 44 more than Schmirler.
Members and the panel cast their votes using a weighted point system. Eight points were awarded for a first-time vote, four points for a replacement ballot, two points for a third place vote and finally one point for a fourth vote.
The Sixth-time Scotties sport, Colleen Jones, finished third with five votes in the first place and a score of 95 while Rachel Homan wins fourth with a score of 25. Connie Laliberte, Manitoba, winner of three Canadian championships, has also get one first vote.
Jones and Schmirler have had incredible brilliant occasions in their careers with their brightest emergence when it became most noticeable – a notable quality for any legendary skip. Regardless of the situation, the pradle craftsmen could see a shot that an average skip would not even think he thought it was taking. And then they would do it.
For this reason, Jones and Schmirler have won their places at the top of the curling mountain.
The Big Chips Female Skips
|Colleen Jones||3||95||1982-2004||6||2||– –||8|
|Rachel Homan||4||25||2013-2019||3||1||– –||4|
The "Years" column is the seasons of the first gold medal in the Olympics / Worlds / Scotties last. If they are still active, the second year will be in 2019.
Jennifer Jones (Manitoba)
From playing Hail Mary in Scotties 2005 to stand on top of the Olympic podium in 2014, it should not be surprising that Jennifer Jones has ever been voted in Canada's biggest skip. After all, she's still one of the best players in the game today at the age of 44.
Over a career that covers almost decades when you include younger children, Jones has collected six national championships, two world titles, nine Grand Slams and one Olympic gold medal, making the Winnipeg one native of the most decorated knives in history.
Scotties' seventh victory in Sydney, N.S., later this week will give Jones the best, passing Hall of Famer Colleen Jones and Jill, a long-time team member.
Jones's magic touch is an important reason why he has won so many first votes. Whenever a situation seems bad, Jones has the scarce ability to make the most difficult blows to keep his team alive or even win.
This was not more noticeable than when most of us were presented to Jones at the Scotties in St John's 2005. She has been pressured to beat Jenn Hanna Ontario for her first Canadian championship. Fourteen years later, two mothers have not lost a beat. Jones made a double goal against Kerri Einarson to secure the fourth title of the Canadian Cup earlier this season.
Whatever the shot, Jones has at least an opportunity to do and that's why he has always won the right to be called Canada's largest skip.
Sandra Schmirler (Saskatchewan)
No curler has had a more or more effective legacy on the game than Sandra Schmirler.
Biggar, Sask., Native first started throwing rocks at Grade 7 and competing in his first provincial playdown in 1983. By 1987, she was in the third championship of an apartment led by Kathy Fahlman.
However, Schmirler did not really hit his strike until the 1990s following the formation of a clan including the third January Betker, the second Joan McCusker and the leader Marcia Gudereit. The foursome Regina won three titles of the Scotties Hearts Tournament and three world championships from 1993 to 1997.
It was a really genuine commitment to win, but Schmirler the Curler did not yet. She was getting her best performance for the Olympic trials. After giving birth to the first child, Sara, a few weeks ago, Schmirler needed to breastfeed before multiple games during the week at Brandon, Man.
Despite dealing with the stress and responsibilities of being a new mom, Schmirler himself was the final against Shannon Kleibrink Alberta. In the seventh head, the skip faced the reality to make it quite difficult to switch off to score three and stop a straw. She did so smoothly as the shot was still true today as one of the best in history.
A few months later, Schmirler was an Olympic champion after the competition in Nagano, Japan.
Schmirler competed in his last Scotties of Hearts Tournament a few weeks later at Regina.
In August 1999, he was diagnosed with cancer. He made the tragic and stunning news headlines on the front page across Canada. Schmirler died asleep at the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit at Regina on March 2, 2000, at the age of 36.
First Minister John Chretien then released a statement following his passing.
"Every song has been touched by the incredible death of Sandra Schmirler. Most of us came to know her through her campaigns as a championship curler and as a model sports ambassadors to Canada," said Chretien. "But what she set alone was her bright, attractive personality and an incredible object of life, features that were as obvious as evidence as she fought so remarkably against her illness. It's really lost. "
The six-time Scotties, Colleen Jones and other drivers were also paying their respect for one of the most loved athletes in the history of the sport.
"When you played it, you were stunning," said Jones to Bob Weeks of the TSN. "You know she is better. You know she's going to beat you. She was like playing against Gretzky."
Schmirler was pulled into the Curler Canada Famous Hall in 1999 before his death and his name was a team of the year in 1998 by The Canadian Press. It was accidentally presented to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Fame Hall of the World Federation of Coverage in 2009.
Today, the Schmirler the Curler legacy lives with the Fundraising Sandra Schmirler Foundation to buy life-saving equipment for early-born babies.
Colleen Jones (Nova Scotia)
In this summer, the Famous Hall of Nova Scotia nominated their 15 best athletes at all times.
Not surprisingly, the famous three-time Stanley Cup champion, Stanley Crosby, was the best athlete in the history of the province. And who was behind Sid the Kid? The story of Curling Colleen Jones.
Part of this magnificent honor can be attributed to the longevity of Jones on his head. Going over decades between winning your first and last national championship does not appear realistic. Expect if you are indigenous Halifax.
In 1982 at the age of 22, Jones became the youngest skip in history to win the Scotties Heart Tournament, joining Dorothy Rose between 8 and 7 Manitoba in the final, shooting an impressive 86 percent.
Despite winning many Scotia Nova Scotia, Jones was not able to stand on top of the podium nationally during the rest of the 1980s and almost all of the 90s.
Things changed when she formed the third crew of Kelly Law, the second Mary-Anne Arsenault and the main Nancy Delahunt as the fortnight captured the Canadian championship in 1999.
That's just start.
From 2001 to 2005, Jones came to the first scip to win four national titles straight, capping him all at the age of 44 in Red Deer, 22 years after winning his first at Regina. He added world titles in 2001 and 2004.
Jones was pulled into the Famous Curling Canada Hall in 1989 and continued to succeed following his Scotties days, winning the World Championship in 2017.
Rachel Homan (Ontario)
Rachel Homan may be the biggest skip of a time when her career has to say and to do it all. For now, she will have to settle for the fourth.
Homo started to compete with the third Emma Miskew in 2002 and both have been with them ever since, growing into one of the strongest hands strongest when beaten.
At 29, Homan has already held three Canadian championships, one world title and recorded 10 Grand Slam awards. And with at least two chances (perhaps three) to represent Canada in the career-leaved Olympic Games, Homan has a real chance to add more hardware to a mantel.
The steely-eyed skip goes into a main career and does not go anywhere anytime soon.
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