Randy Ferbey

Randy Ferbey, curler (born at Edmonton, 30 May 1959). Randy Ferbey has a long history in professional curling and has played for Alberta for over 20 years. He has amassed 6 career Canadian championships and 4 world championships.

Randy Ferbey has played at 8 BRIERS, participating in his first Brier in 1987 at age 28 as a third for skip Pat Ryan. Ferbey and Team Ryan won their first Brier in 1988; they also played in but did not win the Brier in 1989. In 1988 Ferbey won the silver medal at the world championships held in Switzerland. As the team's skip he won his first gold at the world championships the following year, in 1989. (He would win additional gold medals in 2002, 2003 and 2005).

Although Ferbey and his team members played well during the 1990s it was over a decade before he appeared again on the international curling scene. Kevin MARTIN beat out Ferbey to represent Canada at the 1992 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES when curling was still a demonstration sport. Ferbey's team returned to the Brier in 2001, though Ferbey lost lead Carter Rycroft to rival Alberta curler Kevin Martin. Ferbey replaced Rycroft with an unknown but highly talented curler, Marcel Rocque. This move proved successful and Ferbey won the Brier in 2001. Ferbey's team went on to win the Brier in 2002, 2003 and 2005 as well, only losing in 2004 to Nova Scotia.

Team Ferbey is unusual in that, although Ferbey is the skip, he throws the rocks a third would normally throw. This is a legal arrangement, but was formerly unusual in curling. Due to Ferbey's success other curling teams now use the method.