William (Bill) Dickie
Year Inducted: 1992
William “Bill” Dickie began curling in Timmins, Ontario, nearly 40 years ago. He moved to Cornwall in 1963 and has since become one of Cornwall’s most successful curlers.
As a skip, Bill had led rinks to an long list of victories. He has been a multi winner locally, regionally, provincially, and once nationally.
At the Cornwall Curling Club, Bill has won the Men’s Championship as well as many other club men and mixed events. Other Championships include three-time winner of the Labatt’s Mens Open Event, and various league titles.
Bill’s success continued in Regional and Provincial competition. Early in his career, he won the Kingston Mens Bonspiel two years in a row. On four different occasions, his rinks were Zone Winners in the British Consols Provincial Men’s playdowns. Bill was a district or zone winner in The Governor General’s Trophy competition five different times. He skipped his rink to four Royal Victoria Jubilee Center wins beginning in 1970.
The Province of Quebec was also the location of some notable Dickie triumphs. A brief sampling of those wins would include; the Quebec Men’s Open, the Quebec Challenge Trophy two times, the Pointe Claire Men’s Open, the Glenmore Open Championship, and the St. Lamberts Open Bonspeil three times.
In 1990, Bill’s rink became Ontario’s Senior Men’s Provincial Champions. This tremendous accomplishment earned his team a berth in the Canadian Senior Men’s Championship in White Horse, Yukon.
A crowning achievement in his career came in 1995 when Bill skipped his team to the Ontario Seniors’ Championship and then went on to win the Canadian Seniors’ Championship in St. John, N.B.
In 2001, and again in 2002, his teams won the Ontario Masters’ Championships. Both years these teams went on to compete well in the National finals: in 1991, the team lost the final playoff game by one shot after winning all seven of the round robin games; in 1992 they finished with a 5-3 record and narrowly missed the playoffs, again by one shot.