Cathy King (born September 3, 1959 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), formerly Cathy Borst (Cathy's married name was Borst - when she divorced she went back to her maiden name of King) is a Canadian curler from St. Albert, Alberta. She is a former Canadian champion skip and world championship bronze medalist.
King was a national junior champion in 1977 and 1978, before there was a women's world junior championship. In 1988, she played for Alberta at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, losing in the final. She has been in seven Scotties Tournament of Hearts (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005, and 2006). She won the 1998 Scott Tournament of Hearts, and then won a Bronze Medal at the subsequent World Championships behind Elisabet Gustafson's team from Sweden and Helena Blach Lavrsen's team from Denmark.
At the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts, she finished with a 6-5 round-robin record, then lost in a tie-breaker to Ontario's Jenn Hanna. In 2006, King won the Canada Cup of Curling defeating Jennifer Jones in the final. King returned to the Hearts in 2006, and she finished 6-5 again, and out of the playoffs. She has been part of three Olympic Curling Trials in 1997, 2001, 2005, and the pre-trials in 2009, but has never gone on to win.
Cathy's partner is Bruce Saville, an Edmonton entrepreneur and philanthropist, for whom her club is named. She has 3 sons from her marriage to Henk Borst. Cathy's older brothers, Robbie and Chris, are former Canadian Junior Curling champions from the 1970s. She is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
King, along with Raylene Rocque retired from women's curling following the 2009-10 curling season. However, King returned the next season at the senior level. In her second season at the senior level, she represented Alberta at the 2012 Canadian Senior Curling Championships. She won the event, and became the first skip to win a Canadian Junior, Women's and Seniors championship in her career.
Read more about Cathy King: Grand Slam Record
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