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Introducing John Base


John Base was born February 23, 1963 in Oakville. Another Oakville athlete who attended Oakville Trafalgar High School, John took to Curling at an early age. His skill at the sport developed quickly and he was soon involved as a skip competitively at a high level.

Three times John skipped teams to the Ontario School Curling Championship finals. John led rinks to the Ontario Junior Championships twice in 1981 and 1982. A Canadian Junior Championship followed in 1982, with a final game victory over British Columbia.

In 1983, Base skipped his team which included Bruce Webster, Dave McAnerney and Jim Donohoe to the 1983 WORLD JUNIOR CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS with victory over Norway in the final. John Base was named the all-star skip in these World Junior Championships.

His curling career continued with the goal of becoming Canadian Curling Champion, (probably one of the most difficult achievements in all of sport).

He has skipped teams to the Provincial Finals in Ontario nine times, fifteen times as Zone Champions, and twice as Association of Competitive Curlers Ontario Champions.

John has also led teams to the 1992 Ontario Mixed Championships final and to over 20 wins on the World Curling Tour. A Base led team captured the 1994 title as Canadian Curling Tour overall Champion.

John was named Canada’s athlete of the month in March 1983 and all-star skip in the 1992 Ontario Provincial Play down.

He is also a member of the Athlete Advisory Council of the Canadian Olympic Association.

Even though still chasing the dream of Canadian Men’s Champion, Oakville is mighty proud of our “Lord of the Rinks”.
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