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    Matthew Blandford
Age: 33
Birthplace: Stephenville, Newfoundland / Labrador
Resides: Cold Lake, Alberta
Throws: Right
Profession: SSE Artficial Lift Tech, Imperial Oil
High School: Booth Memorial
College/University: CONA
Biography
Curling Highlights:
2014 Boston Pizza Cup Semi-Finalist
2012,2013,2014,2015 Boston Pizza Cup Participant
2013 Mixed Doubles Nationals Participant
Mixed Provincial Champions 2010


Junior Highlights:
3-Time Newfoundland Junior Champion
2004 National Runner-up
2003 Canada Winter Games
2002 Atlantic under 17 Champion
2002 NL Winter Games Champion

 
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Questions and Answers

Who\What introduced you to Curling?
My Dad

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
Few tunes

What is your career highlight to date?
Playing in my first Grand Slam was an awesome experience.

What is one shot you would like to try again?
Short tap back i tried on my first rock in the Final of the 2004 Junior Nationals. Tried tapping it to the back 4 foot and tapped it a little too deep and gave him an easy shot for the win.

Who was influential in your curling development?
Dave Warren

What is your favourite sport other then curling?
Softball or Basketball

What is your most embarrassing moment on the curling ice?
Any time i fall

What is your earliest curling memory?
Sparing for a team in zones when i was 11 i made a draw though 2 tight ports amongst 12 guards.

What kind of Training Regimen do you follow?
Frequent work outs and practices.

Do others in your Family curl?
My Wife Darah Blandford.

What do you enjoy most about curling?
The team, the people, the dedication, and winning.

What have you learned through curling?
Teamwork, communication and how to control emotions.

Most memorable curling experience?
2005 Junior Nationals. Backs against the wall and showed a lot of grit down the stretch to give ourselves a shot at playoffs.

Who are your favourite athlete/heros?
Gronk - hes a beast.

What other sports do you play?
Basketball, Golf and Softball.

Name one thing that's in your bucket list?
See a New England Patriots game when they are at home.

What sporting event would you most like to attend?
NFL-PATS/NHL-HABS/MLB-JAYS in that order.

What do you wish you were better at?
Golf

Person past or present you would most like to have dinner with?
Jim Carey

What are your favourite television shows?
The League, Suits, White Collar, Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels

What is your favourite music? Groups?
Our Lady Peace, Counting Crows, Pearl Jam

Where would you like to spend a week's vacation?
Boston at the beginning of the NFL season and end of the MLB season.

Any Nicknames?
Tibbo - Got it from friends because i look like some guy with that last name. Later ended up hanging out with the guy on accassion and when we were in the same room my name became Fake Tibbo. Spud - From the satellite "Sputnik" apparently. Got it from my rugby team growing up. Blanny

What's your Education background?
Petroleum Engineering Technologist.

What is your favourite food?
Steak

Something special about your home town?
Dominos pizza, but not the chain Dominos. Stehenville version and its pretty awesome and delicious.

Coolest city you've lived in?
St. John's

Any interesting travel experiences?
Married in Vegas

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