While Geoff Walker just missed winning this year’s Brier, he’s taking the tournament as a learning experience.
“Obviously right at the moment here you’re really disappointed, but as you think about it and the time passes, you’re going to be really happy with the accomplishment. A lot of people are saying – and I believe it as well – this could be the toughest Brier in history, and you’ve got to look at it that way and be really proud of yourself as well.”
Originally from Beaverlodge, Walker throws lead stones for Brad Gushue and his Newfoundland-Labrador rink. They fell 9-5 to Kevin Koe in the Brier final Sunday – a draw in which Walker threw 100 per cent.
He’s now on his way to Victoria to compete in the Elite 10, the fifth stop on this season’s Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. He says he’s taking the Brier experience with him.
“We played well in the playoffs. Before we had a couple not so great games but I think we all played well, got to the final, and obviously just the experience of playing in a Brier final; nothing can really top that so that’s going to be huge moving forward.”
This trip was Walker’s fifth with Gushue and Team Newfoundland-Labrador, and his most successful outing at the Canadian men’s championship.