Garnet Richardson


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Canada  

Born: 
11/6/1933
Gender: 
Male
Delivery: 
Right
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Garnet Samuel Richardson (November 6, 1933 – January 21, 2016) was a Canadian curler. He played second for the "World famous Richardsons", which won four Briers and four World Curling Championships.

The team consisted of two brothers (skip Ernie and Garnet and their two cousins, Arnold and Wes.) They won the 1959, 1960, 1962 and 1963 Briers as well as their corresponding Scotch Cups (the World Championship at the time). They would play in another Brier in 1964, where they were runners up to Lyall Dagg's British Columbia team. In 1973, Richardson won the Saskatchewan Mixed title with Ev Krahn, Glen Hall and Elsie Hunter, finishing second at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship that year.

At the 1976 Macdonald Brier, which was held in Richardson's hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, Richardson served as the driver for the winning Newfoundland team, skipped by Jack MacDuff. In addition to driving the team, Richardson served as the "unofficial coach" of the rink. Also at the '76 Brier, Richardson had to fill in for former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, who was due to be a guest speaker at the event. Since then, Richardson made a career of making speeches as a guest speaker. Richardson would also coach the Bob Ellert team at the 1981 Labatt Brier and the Garry Bryden team at the 1984 Labatt Brier.

In 2005, Richardson was awarded with the Saskatchewan Order of Merit and he was made the Honorary Chair of the 2006 Tim Hortons Brier, also held in Regina. He is also a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

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Type Played Gold Silver Bronze Best finish Games Wins Losses
SC 4 4 0 0 1 22 21 1
  4 4 0 0   22 21 1

Scotch Cup

Year Association Ranking Position Personal Record Club
1959 Canada 1 2 5 - 0 Civil Service CC, Regina, Saskatchewan
  SCO 12-6SCO 11-9SCO 8-7SCO 15-9SCO 9-2
1960 Canada 1 2 5 - 0 Civil Service CC, Regina, Saskatchewan
  SCO 11-8SCO 14-7SCO 9-5SCO 8-4SCO 16-4
1962 Canada 1 2 6 - 0 Regina CC, Saskatchewan
  USA 11-5SWE 17-7SCO 20-4SWE 24-4USA 13-8SCO 13-8
1963 Canada 1 2 5 - 1 Regina CC, Saskatchewan
  USA 6-7SWE 22-4SCO 8-7SWE 14-8USA 13-6SCO 11-6

Opponent Wins Losses
Scotland 14 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1959 SC 1 Ernie Richardson Willie Young 12 - 6
1959 SC 2 Ernie Richardson Willie Young 11 - 9
1959 SC 3 Ernie Richardson Willie Young 8 - 7
1959 SC 4 Ernie Richardson Willie Young 15 - 9
1959 SC 5 Ernie Richardson Willie Young 9 - 2
1960 SC 1 Ernie Richardson Hugh Nielson 11 - 8
1960 SC 2 Ernie Richardson Hugh Nielson 14 - 7
1960 SC 3 Ernie Richardson Hugh Nielson 9 - 5
1960 SC 4 Ernie Richardson Hugh Nielson 8 - 4
1960 SC 5 Ernie Richardson Hugh Nielson 16 - 4
1962 SC 3 Ernie Richardson Willie Young 20 - 4
1962 SC 6 Ernie Richardson Willie Young 13 - 8
1963 SC 3 Ernie Richardson Chuck Hay 8 - 7
1963 SC 6 Ernie Richardson Chuck Hay 11 - 6
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  14  -  0
Sweden 4 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1962 SC 2 Ernie Richardson Rolf Arfwidsson 17 - 7
1962 SC 4 Ernie Richardson Rolf Arfwidsson 24 - 4
1963 SC 2 Ernie Richardson Curt Jonsson 22 - 4
1963 SC 4 Ernie Richardson Curt Jonsson 14 - 8
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  4  -  0
United States of America 3 1
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1962 SC 1 Ernie Richardson Dick Brown 11 - 5
1962 SC 5 Ernie Richardson Dick Brown 13 - 8
1963 SC 1 Ernie Richardson Mike Slyziuk 6 - 7
1963 SC 5 Ernie Richardson Mike Slyziuk 13 - 6
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  3  -  1
Family relations

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