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Location: Stirlingshire, Scotland
Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
Occupation: Firefighter; Scottish Curler
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About David Matthew Murdoch

David Murdoch represented Team GB at his second Olympic Games at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. He also skipped the team for his second consecutive Games. The men’s curling team placed fifth after losing their play-off match to Sweden.

Murdoch made his Olympic debut at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games where he was the youngest member of the quartet and also the skip. The team were edged out of medal spot by the USA and finished fourth.

Murdoch has been curling for over 20 years. He won his first title as World Junior Champion in 1995, retained that title in 1996 but had to settle for silver in 1998.

Murdoch is six-time Scottish men’s Champion and is three-time European Champion. He has also won two World Championship silver medals (2005 and 2008) and two World Championship gold medals, winning gold first in 2006 and then again in 2009.

On January 17, 2010, Murdoch's rink became the first non-Canadian team to win the TSN Skins Game. A bronze medal was secured by Warwick Smith's team, in which Murdoch played 5th man, at the 2010 World Championships in Cortina, Italy. After the 2009-10 season, Murdoch's Olympic team broke up. In 2012, Murdoch teamed up with Tom Brewster's rink.

In April 2013 Murdoch was skip of the team that won the bronze medal at the World Champs in Canada after finishing in 1st place during the round robin.

Murdoch is also a keen cyclist.

Skip GB 2014 Curling Team

David Murdoch was chosen 12 January 2014 as Lanark’s Lord Cornet-elect.

David, s a firefighter and is also well known as pipe major of Lanark and District Pipe Band. He will be sashed as Lord Cornet in Lanimer Week in June.

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David Matthew Murdoch's Timeline

1978
April 17, 1978
Dumfriesshire, Scotland