Curling

I got asked a lot about how I got involved in curling and how I was able to join the Chinese Taipei Curling Team.

While in high school and college, I played all kinds of sports. My favorites are baseball and badminton. I played in the Medical College Baseball Team, and we won the champion of the NTU Cup (an intramural event at National Taiwan University) when I was a senior. Sometimes I thought I was born to play sports.

The first time I saw curling on TV was in Paris in 2000. I thought that looked like an interesting sport. So when I came to Madison in 2001 and a friend of mine introduced me the sport, I was eager to try. Guess what? I was totally hooked. During my first two seasons,I probably spent 4 nights a week on average at the Madison Curling Club. I started to play competitively in 2008, when I first represented Taiwan (Chinese Taipei) in the Pacific Curling Championships, later renamed as Pacific-Asia Curling Championships (PACC). While I took a break from curling between 2010-2013, I’ve been on the team since 2014.

In addition to competition and coaching duties, I am currently overseeing media-related operations at the Chinese Taipei Curling Federation.

In late 2019, I formed Team Taiwania, aiming to bring Taiwanese curling to the next level. The men’s team represented Chinese Taipei in the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships 2021 and won the Bronze medal, the first ever medal for Taiwan.

Experience

Team Chinese Taipei

As a coach

World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship

Stavanger, Norway, 2019

World Mixed Doubles Qualification Event

Angus, Scotland, 2021 (upcoming)
Greenacres, Scotland, 2019

Pre-Olympic Qualification Event – Mixed Doubles

Erzurum, Turkey, 2021

World Junior-B Curling Championships

Lohja, Finland, 2019

As a player

Asian Winter Games

Sapporo, Japan, 2017 (4th Place)

Pacific-Asia Curling Championships

Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2021 – Bronze Medal
Gangneung, South Korea, 2018
Erina, Australia, 2017
Uiseong, South Korea, 2016 (4th Place)
Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2015
Karuizawa, Japan, 2014
Karuizawa, Japan, 2009
Naseby, New Zealand, 2008

World Qualification Event

Lohja, Finland, 2022 (upcoming)

Pre-Olympic Qualification Event – Men’s

Erzurum, Turkey, 2021

Team Lin

2003 College Curling USA National Championships Division II – Bronze Medal
2002 College Curling USA National Championships Division III – Gold Medal

Certification

USA Curling Level I Instructor