Petursson, David

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Petursson’s career as an off-ice official goes back to the what is considered the first edition of the modern-day Brier, in 1980 at Calgary when playoffs, and on-officials, were introduced.

Over a 40-year career that wraps up with the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier in Brandon, Petursson would work at approximately 60 major championships, 24 Briers, seven Scotties, six world men’s championships and two Olympics; he was the Chief Umpire at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, where curling was a demonstration sport.

He also played a significant role in helping develop the original officiating manual in the early 1980s.

“For umpiring in curling, I believe in cooperative compliance, where we work with the athletes toward a mutual goal of having a fair competition with intervention only when necessary,” said Petursson. “From its origin in 1980, umpiring has grown and developed with dedicated volunteers, strong administration from Curling Canada, and the vision of Warren Hansen.”