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Colleen Jones

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Colleen Jones (born December 16, 1959 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) is the most successful Canadian women's skip in curling history.

From a family of curlers, at age 14, she joined the Mayflower Curling Club. At an early age, she gained success in competitive curling and was only 19 years old when she won the first of her 16 Nova Scotia curling titles that led to competing in the Canadian championships where she finished second. Jones graduated from Dalhousie University and went to work in broadcasting in her native Halifax.

In 1982 she became the youngest ever to win the Canadian ladies curling championship but career, marriage and a family slowed her down, a little. She joined CBC television as a reporter in 1986 and went on to cover numerous summer and winter Olympic Games. She continues to work for the CBC, and is currently the weather and sports reporter on CBC Newsworld's CBC News: Morning.

In 1999, Jones won the Canadian curling title for the second time then did it again in 2001 when she also won the World Curling Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland. She followed this up with another Canadian championship in 2002 and then won it for a record setting fifth time at the 2004 Scott Tournament of Hearts which also made her the first skip to win 4 straight Canadian titles. From there she went on to win her second World Curling Championship. Her return at the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts was not as stellar. Jones finished the round-robin at 6-5 and lost in a tie-breaker to Sandy Comeau of New Brunswick. When this happened, Jones got a standing ovation, which even halted play in the other game that was occurring two sheets over.

In November 2004, while competing in the Continental Cup of Curling, Jones revealed that she has political ambitions and may run for office in the future.

She has also participated in every Continental Cups, and has been in 7 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, where she has won 2 titles (as vice-skip).

Colleen Jones is a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame.

Career Highlights:

  • Canadian Champion: 1982, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • World Curling Championship: 2001, 2004
  • Canadian Mixed Curling Champion: 1993, 1999

Her teammates as of 2004 are:

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