Curler of the Year 2009-2010
Pat Kennedy Memorial
For Year 2009-2010, Doug Leask is having a break out year this and has really step into a league of his own. Coming out of the northern tip of Vancouver Island, Doug has been a curling for over 20 years and while he has had success on both the Island and the Mainland before - Year 2009-2010 has really been his year. While maintaining a busy schedule as a manager at the Tudor House Liquor store and holding the position of Vice President Status on the Esquimalt Curling Club's Board of Directors, Doug has also found time to participate in 4 Leagues - often holding SKIP responsibilities on each of the 4 different teams. It is by no coincidence that each of these teams and is currently among the leaders of the 'A' division in each league. These results are combined with Doug's participation in different bonspiels up and down the Island where Doug has been involved with teams placing in the top of 4 in the respective 'B' and 'C' divisions in The 2010 Courtenay Men's Open, 2010 Qualicum Men's Open, 2009 Parksville Men's Open, and 2009 Esquimalt's Men's Open to name a few. It has been estimated that in the 2009-2010 season, Doug will have participated in over 100 curling games. While participating in over 100 curling games is an impressive feat, what is more impressive about this is that his win ratio in these 100 plus games is over 80%!
While the list of accomplishments listed here would be impressive on any athlete's resume, what makes Doug a candidate for Curler Of The Year 2009-2010 is what Doug does off the ice and away from the rink. Doug is simply a leader by not only holding a formal position with the club, but his approachable easy going personality makes him a widely recognized personality amongst club members. With the help of his employer, Doug is a reliable and willing source of sponsorship and support for both league and bonspiel play at the Esquimalt Curling Club. Finally, if you wanted to get a sense how committed Doug is the sport of curling, you need to look no further than the main part of his email address - 'curlingfanactic'.
Douglas Leask is Curler of the Year for 2009-2010.