Raymond "Bud" Somerville


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United States of America  

Born: 
1/27/1937
Gender: 
Male
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Raymond "Bud" Somerville (born January 27, 1937 in Superior, Wisconsin) is an American curler. He is a two-time World champion, and five time American champion.

Somerville won his first American championship in 1965, qualifying his team for the 1965 Scotch Cup, the World Curling championships at the time. His team won the event, defeating Canada's Terry Braunstein in the final, making Somerville the first skip from outside of Canada to win a World championship.

In 1968, Somerville won his second U.S. championship. At the 1968 Air Canada Silver Broom (the world championship), Somerville won the bronze medal after losing to Canada's Ron Northcott, 12-2 in the semi-final. The following year, Somerville won his third U.S. championship, and at the 1969 Air Canada Silver Broom, he lost once again to Canada's Northcott, this time in the final, 9-6.

In 1974, Somerville won his fourth U.S. championship. At the 1974 Air Canada Silver Broom, Somerville claimed his second and last World Championship, defeating Sweden's Jan Ullsten 11-4 in the final.

Somerville won his last U.S. championship in 1981. He once again won a medal at the 1981 Air Canada Silver Broom. He won a silver after losing to Switzerland's Jürg Tanner, 2-1 in the final.

Somerville also played in the 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympics, when curling was a demonstration sport. He finished fourth place in 1988, and won a bronze medal in 1992. 1995 would mark his last World Championship appearance, when he was alternate for his son Tim's team.

Bud's son, Tim is also an American champion, having won the U.S. nationals 1995, 1996 and 1999.

Somerville was the first inductee to the United States Curling Hall of Fame in 1984.

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Type Played Gold Silver Bronze Best finish Games Wins Losses
WCC 5 1 2 1 1 39 26 13
SC 1 1 0 0 1 7 6 1
OG-E 2 0 0 1 3 13 7 6
  8 2 2 2   59 39 20

World Curling Championships

Year Association Ranking Position Personal Record Club
1968 United States of America 3 S 5 - 3 Superior CC, Wisconsin
  NOR 18-7CAN 6-10SUI 17-6SCO 6-11SWE 8-4FRA 14-6GER 16-5, SF:CAN 2-12
1969 United States of America 2 S 6 - 3 Superior CC, Wisconsin
  SF:SCO 7-5, F:CAN 6-9SCO 4-11NOR 13-6GER 21-1FRA 12-3CAN 12-10SUI 15-3SWE 8-9
1974 United States of America 1 S 8 - 3 Superior CC, Wisconsin
  DEN 10-4NOR 8-4GER 6-10CAN 7-3SWE 4-5FRA 12-2SUI 4-5ITA 9-2SCO 8-2, SF:SUI 3-2, F:SWE 11-4
1981 United States of America 2 S-3 7 - 4 Superior CC, Wisconsin
  DEN 8-4NOR 4-6SWE 7-5CAN 4-5SUI 6-5GER 5-7SCO 7-4FRA 8-2ITA 6-4, SF:NOR 7-4, F:SUI 1-2
1995 United States of America 4 A 0 - 0 Superior CC, Wisconsin
  SWE 5-4, SCO 4-8, GER 5-8, AUS 9-6, CAN 6-7, WAL 10-5, SUI 7-3, ENG 3-12, NOR 3-5, SUI 6-3, NOR 10-1, SF:CAN 7-10, B:GER 5-6

Scotch Cup

Year Association Ranking Position Personal Record Club
1965 United States of America 1 S 6 - 1 Superior CC, Wisconsin
  SCO 5-11CAN 9-8SWE 9-7NOR 22-5SUI 22-3, SF:SWE 14-5, F:CAN 9-6

Olympic Games - Exhibition Sport

Year Association Ranking Position Personal Record Club
1988 United States of America 4 S-3 4 - 4 Superior CC, Wisconsin
  DEN 6-5CAN 5-9SWE 10-6GBR 7-6SUI 4-7GER 6-7NOR 9-3NOR 3-6
1992 United States of America 3 S 3 - 2 Superior CC, Wisconsin
  CAN 3-7SWE 8-4FRA 6-4, SF:NOR 3-8, B:CAN 9-2

Opponent Wins Losses
Canada 5 6
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1965 SC 2 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Terry Braunstein 9 - 8
1965 SC F Raymond "Bud" Somerville Terry Braunstein 9 - 6
1968 WCC 2 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Ron Northcott 6 - 10
1968 WCC SF Raymond "Bud" Somerville Ron Northcott 2 - 12
1969 WCC F Raymond "Bud" Somerville Ron Northcott 6 - 9
1969 WCC 5 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Ron Northcott 12 - 10
1974 WCC 4 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Hector Gervais 7 - 3
1981 WCC 4 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Kerry Burtnyk 4 - 5
1988 OG-E 2 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Ed Lukowich 5 - 9
1992 OG-E 1 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Kevin Martin 3 - 7
1992 OG-E B Raymond "Bud" Somerville Kevin Martin 9 - 2
Finals:  1  -  1 Playoffs:  2  -  2 Other:  3  -  4
Denmark 3 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1974 WCC 1 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Flemming Pedersen 10 - 4
1981 WCC 1 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Tommy Stjerne 8 - 4
1988 OG-E 1 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Gert Larsen 6 - 5
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  3  -  0
France 5 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1968 WCC 6 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Guy Parodi 14 - 6
1969 WCC 4 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Pierre Boan 12 - 3
1974 WCC 6 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Pierre Duclos 12 - 2
1981 WCC 8 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Gérard Alazet 8 - 2
1992 OG-E 3 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Dominique Dupont-Roc 6 - 4
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  5  -  0
Germany 2 3
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1968 WCC 7 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Werner Fischer-Weppler 16 - 5
1969 WCC 3 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Werner Fischer-Weppler 21 - 1
1974 WCC 3 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Manfred Räderer 6 - 10
1981 WCC 6 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Keith Wendorf 5 - 7
1988 OG-E 6 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Andreas "Andy" Kapp 6 - 7
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  2  -  3
Great Britain 1 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1988 OG-E 4 Raymond "Bud" Somerville David Smith 7 - 6
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  1  -  0
Italy 2 0
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1974 WCC 8 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Renato Ghezze 9 - 2
1981 WCC 9 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Giuseppe Dal Molin 6 - 4
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  0  -  0 Other:  2  -  0
Norway 6 3
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1965 SC 4 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Ulf Engh 22 - 5
1968 WCC 1 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Thor Andresen 18 - 7
1969 WCC 2 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Erik Gylenhammar 13 - 6
1974 WCC 2 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Sjur Loen 8 - 4
1981 WCC 2 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Kristian Sørum 4 - 6
1981 WCC SF Raymond "Bud" Somerville Kristian Sørum 7 - 4
1988 OG-E 7 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Eigil Ramsfjell 9 - 3
1988 OG-E T2 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Eigil Ramsfjell 3 - 6
1992 OG-E SF Raymond "Bud" Somerville Tormod Andreassen 3 - 8
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  1  -  1 Other:  5  -  2
Scotland 3 3
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1965 SC 1 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Chuck Hay 5 - 11
1968 WCC 4 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Chuck Hay 6 - 11
1969 WCC SF Raymond "Bud" Somerville Bill Muirhead 7 - 5
1969 WCC 1 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Bill Muirhead 4 - 11
1974 WCC 9 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Jimmy Waddell 8 - 2
1981 WCC 7 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Colin Hamilton 7 - 4
Finals:  0  -  0 Playoffs:  1  -  0 Other:  2  -  3
Sweden 7 2
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1965 SC 3 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Börje Holmgren 9 - 7
1965 SC SF Raymond "Bud" Somerville Börje Holmgren 14 - 5
1968 WCC 5 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Kjell Grengmark 8 - 4
1969 WCC 7 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Kjell Oscarius 8 - 9
1974 WCC 5 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Jan Ullsten 4 - 5
1974 WCC F Raymond "Bud" Somerville Jan Ullsten 11 - 4
1981 WCC 3 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Jan Ullsten 7 - 5
1988 OG-E 3 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Dan-Ola Eriksson 10 - 6
1992 OG-E 2 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Dan-Ola Eriksson 8 - 4
Finals:  1  -  0 Playoffs:  2  -  0 Other:  5  -  2
Switzerland 5 3
 
Year Tournament Draw Team Opponent Score
1965 SC 5 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Theo Welschen 22 - 3
1968 WCC 3 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Franz Marti 17 - 6
1969 WCC 6 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Heinz Beutler 15 - 3
1974 WCC 7 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Peter, Jr Attinger 4 - 5
1974 WCC SF Raymond "Bud" Somerville Peter, Jr Attinger 3 - 2
1981 WCC 5 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Jürg Tanner 6 - 5
1981 WCC F Raymond "Bud" Somerville Jürg Tanner 1 - 2
1988 OG-E 5 Raymond "Bud" Somerville Hansjörg Lips 4 - 7
Finals:  0  -  1 Playoffs:  1  -  1 Other:  4  -  2
Year Award  
2001 World Freytag Award Player
2012 Hall of Fame Member Player

Team coach

Association Year Championship Class Position
United States of America 1999 Ford World Curling Championships 1999 Men 4

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