Guy Hemmings last hurrahGuy Hemmings just wrapped up his competitive curling career, finishing with a 4-5 record at the Quebec Tankard championships this past week.
Hemmings confirmed on Tweeter this morning that it was his last provincial run.
Count me in as a big fan. He deserves the title of Clown Prince of Curling.
Who can forget the 1998 Brier when the lights went out during his final against Ontario's Wayne Middaugh. In the dark, Hemmings changed the scoreboard to show that he was winning, not losing.
Hemmings has done a lot to promote curling, not only in Quebec but across the country.
When Hemmings made his four Brier appearances (1998, 1999, 2001, 2003) he gave curling a jolt that it needed. Heck, it could still need a jolt today. That's why I was secretly cheering for Hemmings this week. Imagine the media hype if Hemmings made it to the Brier one last time, especially since he's on the wrong side of 50.
This won't be the end of Hemmings curling involvement. He will be one of those guys who will be kicking around, doing broadcasting and will be a guest speaker at curling clubs for as long as he wants. He has the market on charisma. So much so that the Canadian Curling Association created the Guy Hemmings Rockin' the House Tour to help promote the game across the country.