Brad Bibby – Athlete

  Brad Bibby can be found on the softball diamonds in the spring and summer and at the curling rink in the fall and winter; excelling for decades in both sports.

     In softball, Bibby has been a lifelong catcher, one of the key positions in the game, as you are in on every play while on defense. He started in the minor softball days with Parkland, then playing Senior for Coronet Kings followed by the Aallcann teams in Prince Albert. The 1993 Kings won the Senior B Provincials and Western Canadians. Bibby was part of Aallcann teams from 1994-2001 that would win two Senior A and one Senior B Provincial title, finishing second in Senior B twice.

     Bibby has travelled to Saskatoon twice a week for over 20 years to compete with various teams including the Saskatoon Merchants, Aspen, Delisle, Allied Masters and the Melfort 222’s. He has competed in Senior A, Senior B and Masters levels locally, provincially, national and internationally. Bibby has played for three national championship team: Saskatoon Aspen (2008 Senior A), and Melfort 222’s (2018 Masters).In total with these teams Bibby has the 2 National titles to go along with 3 Provincial Senior A titles and another Senior B crown. At the Senior A Canadians in St. Thomas, Ontario in 2004, Bibby was named an All-Star outfielder.

     All totaled, Brad Bibby has played in 1 Junior Western Canadians, 11 Senior Western Canadians (1st three times, 2nd once, 3rd once), 9 Canadians (1st twice, 3rd once) and at the ISC World Tournament 6 times.

     Bibby is also a mainstay at the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club during the fall and winter months. He is a regular skip in the Econo Lumber Super League and traditionally has his rink near the top of the leaderboard.  He has won the Thompson Rock in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Bibby was on the 1989 Under 16 Juvenile Saskatchewan Provincial Championship rink and the 2011 Saskatchewan Provincial Travelers Club Curling Champion rink.

     Giving back to the sports he loves is also important for Brad Bibby. He has volunteered at many softball and curling events in both Prince Albert and Saskatoon including the 2018 WBSC Junior Men’s Softball World Championships and the 2019 New Holland Canadian Junior Men’s & Women’s Curling Championship in Prince Albert. He also instructs in the Prince Albert Junior Curling league and mentors young athletes with his knowledge, patience and kindness.

     Brad Bibby will be inducted in the athlete category.