| Greg Balsdon|
| Jonathan Beuk|
| October 9, 1977 (age 38)
Toronto, Ontario (1977-10-09) |
Gregory Balsdon (born October 9, 1977) is a Canadian curler. He currently skips a team on the World Curling Tour.
Balsdon was born in Toronto, Ontario. In 1995, Balsdon won the Ontario Schoolboy championship for his Don Mills Collegiate Institute team. In 1996, he won the provincial junior mixed title.
Balsdon skips one of the top teams in Ontario. As of 2015, Balsdon has played in 9 provincial championships. He first played at the provincials in 1999, playing for John Base (4th place). He left the Base rink in 2000 to form his own team He qualified again in 2002 as a skip, again finishing 4th. His next provincial was the 2005 Ontario Kia Cup, where his rink finished 4th once again. He qualified again in 2007, where he once again finished 4th at the 2007 TSC Stores Tankard. His next provincial in 2011 would be more successful. At the 2011 provincial championship, he lost to the (then) five-time defending champion Glenn Howard rink in the final. At the time, Balsdon represented the one-sheet Loonie Curling Club located in Chaffeys Locks, Ontario, north of Kingston. Despite representing the club, he had only played there once. The Loonie was built in 2008, and Balsdon has represented it twice. Balsdon returned to the Tankard in 2012, finishing tied for 8th. Despite battling an injury for much of the season, Baldson won his first provincial men's title in 2014, when his rink defeated Glenn Howard in the Ontario final. The win broke Howard's record eight-year provincial championship streak. The team was named after third Mark Bice who had skipped the team through zone and regional play due to Baldson recovering from a broken rib. However, Balsdon would skip the team in the provincial championship. At the 2015 Ontario Tankard, Balsdon and his rink lost in a tie breaker. Following the season, the team broke up.
In October 2011, Balsdon skipped the Richmond Hill Curling Club to the provincial Dominion Curling Club championship. Representing Ontario, Balsdon and his rink lost in the final of the 2011 The Dominion Curling Club Championship to Wade Thurber's Red Deer rink of Alberta.
In November 2012, Balsdon won the 2013 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship playing second for Cory Heggestad.
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