Skip Wayne Tallon and his Fredericton Capital Winter Club rink of mate Mike Kennedy, second Mike Flannery, lead Wade Blanchard and alternate Chuck Kingston achieved that lofty status winning the 2014 World Senior Men’s curling championship in Dumfries, Scotland. All five men had achieved a degree of individual success over their curling careers, but they reached the summit as a team. They won a pair of New Brunswick senior men’s championships, going through the provincial championship bonspiel with a 6-0 record in 2013 to represent the province at the national championship in 2013. At the Canadian championship event in Summerside, P.E.I., they compiled a 10-1 record and won the gold medal in impressive fashion, defeating Team Ontario 11-3. That earned them the right to represent Canada at the 24-team bonspiel in Scotland. They swept to the title, finishing with an 11-0 record and cruising to a 7-2 win over Team Sweden to finish on top of the world.
Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, October 15, 2021.
World Champions at the 2014 Senior Curling Championships in Scotland [Skip Wayne Tallon, mate Mike Kennedy, second Mike Flannery, lead Wade Blanchard and alternate Chuck Kingston]
Began their journey by winning two New Brunswick Senior Men’s Provincial Championships
Won gold at the Canadian Senior Men’s Championships in Summerside, PEI in 2013
Inducted onto the Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame in 2018