Northern Alberta Curling Association

DAVE TIBBS MEMORIAL AWARD


 

The Dave Tibbs Memorial Award was presented annually by the NACA in memory of David John Tibbs, who passed away in 1992.  It was a player's award based on the results of ballots completed by each of the competitors participating in the Alberta Men's Curling Championship, who best represented the ideals stated below.

Dave was a well known curler, official, club executive and active member and Past President of the Northern Alberta Curling Association.  Dave had also been elected President of the Alberta Curling Federation, but when his health deteriorated and he realized that he could not perform his duties to the high standards he set for himself, he resigned.

Dave was a leader by example, who always had the time to assist a new executive member or to take on a task for a club experiencing problems.  He was a gentleman, never getting excited or emotional, no matter how tense the situation was.  He pursued and achieved excellence in a quiet and unassuming way.  Everyone felt confident when Dave was in charge of a project or event.

This award was presented in the true spirit of curling - exemplified by Dave's high ideals of sportsmanship, observance of the rules, exemplary conduct on and off the ice and commitment to the growth and development of the game and it was retired in 2008 due to the format changes made to the championship.

 

 

WINNERS OF THE DAVE TIBBS MEMORIAL AWARD

 

Tracy Telford

NACA

Grande Prairie

1994

Tim Primrose

SACA 

Avonair C.C., Edmonton 

1995

Graham Prouse

PCA 

Calgary C.C.

1996

Michael Vavrek

PCA 

Fort Nelson 

1997

James Knievel

PCA

Granite C.C., Edmonton

1998 

Wade Johnston

NACA

Grande Prairie

1999 

Del Shaughnessy

PCA

Medicine Hat 

2000

Adrian Bakker

SACA

Stettler

2001

Jamie King

NACA

Dawson Creek

2002

Bob Seney

NACA

Granite C.C., Edmonton

2003

Tim Krassman

SACA

Hinton

2004

Rob Bucholz

NACA

Innisfree

2005

Bryan Blaylock

Dean Ross

NACA

SACA

Saville Centre, Edmonton

2006

Trevor Sparks

Wallace Hollingshead

SACA

SACA

Drayton Valley

2007