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32 Teams in 32 Days — Day 15: Team Paterson

We’re profiling 32 teams — one per day — as we get ready for the start of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season at the Masters.

Day 15: Team Paterson

Lineup: Ross Paterson (skip), Kyle Waddell (third), Duncan Menzies (second), Craig Waddell (lead)

Hometown: Glasgow, Scotland

Paterson took the reins at skip in 2018 and captured his first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title during his first season at the helm. Team Paterson faced then-defending champions Team Mouat in the Boost National men’s final in Conception Bay South, N.L. — the first-ever all-Scottish final in series history. Paterson scored the winning point in the extra end to edge Mouat 4-3 for the championship.

Paterson also skipped his squad to a bronze medal at the 2019 European Curling Championships. He previously played for skip Tom Brewster and represented Scotland at the 2016 world championship.

Kyle Waddell previously played with Kyle Smith and represented Great Britain at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. His younger brother Craig joined Team Paterson this season after lead Michael Goodfellow stepped back from competitive curling. Craig Waddell served as the team’s alternate in the past at the 2019 European Curling Championships and filled in at second for Menzies during the 2020 Meridian Canadian Open.

The Masters kicks off the 2021-22 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season and runs Oct. 19-24 at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex in Oakville, Ontario. Full event and weekend passes plus single draw tickets are now available, CLICK HERE to purchase yours today.

Can’t make it to Oakville? Tune to Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW for live broadcast coverage. Broadcast schedule to be announced.

32 teams in 32 days

Missed a day in our 32 teams in 32 days profile series? Get all caught up below.

Day 1: Team Hasselborg

Day 2: Team Jacobs

Day 3: Team Einarson

Day 4: Team Epping

Day 5: Team Fleury

Day 6: Team Mouat

Day 7: Team Tirinzoni

Day 8: Team Gushue

Day 9: Team Jones

Day 10: Team McEwen

Day 11: Team Homan

Day 12: Team Bottcher

Day 13: Team Gunnlaugson

Day 14: Team Fujisawa