2012 Players' Championship

The 2012 Sun Life Financial Players' Championship was held from April 17 to 22 at the Consolidated Credit Union Place in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. It was the last Grand Slam event of the 2011–12 curling season and the twentieth time the tournament has been held. The purse is CAD$100,000 for both the men's and women's tournaments, and the winner of each tournament will receive CAD$18,000.[1]

2012 Sun Life Financial
Players' Championship
2012 Sun Life Financial Players' Championship
Host citySummerside, Prince Edward Island
ArenaConsolidated Credit Union Place
DatesApril 17–22
Men's winnerOntario John Epping
Curling clubDonalda Curling Club, Toronto
SkipJohn Epping
ThirdScott Bailey
SecondScott Howard
LeadDavid Mathers
FinalistOntario Glenn Howard
Women's winnerSaskatchewan Stefanie Lawton
Curling clubNutana Curling Club, Saskatoon
SkipStefanie Lawton
ThirdSherry Anderson
SecondSherri Singler
LeadMarliese Kasner
FinalistManitoba Cathy Overton-Clapham
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The Players' Championship was televised on Global Television Network across Canada, since CBC Sports had dropped its broadcast of Grand Slams prior to The National.

MenEdit

TeamsEdit

The teams are listed as follows:[2]

Skip Third Second Lead Locale
Sebastian Kraupp1 James Grattan1 Fredrik Lindberg Viktor Kjäll   Karlstad, Sweden
John Epping Scott Bailey Scott Howard David Mathers   Toronto, Ontario
Brad Gushue Adam Casey Brett Gallant2 Geoff Walker   St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Glenn Howard Wayne Middaugh Brent Laing Craig Savill   Coldwater, Ontario
Kevin Koe Pat Simmons Carter Rycroft Nolan Thiessen   Edmonton, Alberta
Kevin Martin John Morris Marc Kennedy Ben Hebert   Edmonton, Alberta
Mike McEwen B. J. Neufeld Matt Wozniak Denni Neufeld   Winnipeg, Manitoba
Jeff Stoughton Jon Mead Reid Carruthers Mark Nichols3   Winnipeg, Manitoba

^1 Kraupp, who usually plays as third on Niklas Edin's team, played as skip. Edin sat out as the team's alternate due to a back injury. James Grattan filled the void from Edin's absence and played as third on the team.[3]
^2 Brett Gallant played[4] as Gushue's second after Ryan Fry, Gushue's third in the 2011–12 season, left the team.[5]
^3 Mark Nichols, the former longtime third for Brad Gushue, played as lead for Stoughton at the championship in order to complete Stoughton's rink, which dropped lead Steve Gould following the Manitoba provincials.[6]

Round Robin StandingsEdit

Skip W L
  John Epping 5 2
  Glenn Howard 5 2
  Mike McEwen 5 2
  Kevin Martin 5 2
  Kevin Koe 3 4
  Brad Gushue 3 4
  Jeff Stoughton 1 6
  Sebastian Kraupp 1 6

Round Robin ResultsEdit

All times listed in Atlantic Daylight Time (UTC−03).[7]

Draw 3Edit

Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Koe   1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 5
  Jeff Stoughton 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sebastian Kraupp 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 1
  Brad Gushue   0 0 0 1 0 2 1 X 4

Draw 4Edit

Wednesday, April 18, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 X 4
  John Epping   1 0 3 0 2 0 2 X 8
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   1 0 2 0 3 0 0 4 10
  Brad Gushue 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 7
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sebastian Kraupp 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
  Jeff Stoughton   2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   0 2 1 0 0 0 3 X 6
  Kevin Koe 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 X 4

Draw 5Edit

Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 pm

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 5
  Glenn Howard   2 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 8
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   0 1 0 3 0 0 1 X 5
  John Epping 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 X 2

Draw 7Edit

Thursday, April 19, 12:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 4
  Brad Gushue 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4
  Jeff Stoughton   1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Koe 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 X 6
  Sebastian Kraupp   0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 3
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   0 0 0 1 0 2 0 X 3
  John Epping 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 X 6

Draw 9Edit

Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Kevin Koe 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 6
  John Epping   1 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 7
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 6
  Sebastian Kraupp 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Mike McEwen 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 7
  Brad Gushue   2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 6
  Jeff Stoughton   1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4

Draw 10Edit

Friday, April 20, 8:30 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 X 3
  Sebastian Kraupp   1 0 0 1 0 2 1 X 5
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Koe   1 0 1 0 1 0 4 X 7
  Brad Gushue 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 X 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 6
  Kevin Martin 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jeff Stoughton 0 0 1 0 0 X X X 1
  John Epping   0 1 0 4 2 X X X 7

Draw 12Edit

Friday, April 20, 3:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Jeff Stoughton 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6
  Brad Gushue   1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 7
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sebastian Kraupp   1 0 0 1 0 1 0 X 3
  John Epping 0 2 0 0 3 0 2 X 7
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6
  Kevin Martin 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 5
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen   2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5
  Kevin Koe 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 4

Draw 13Edit

Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Kevin Martin   3 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 7
  Jeff Stoughton 0 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   1 2 0 2 0 3 X X 8
  Kevin Koe 0 0 0 0 2 0 X X 2
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Mike McEwen 0 2 1 1 0 2 X X 6
  Sebastian Kraupp   1 0 0 0 1 0 X X 2
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Brad Gushue 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 5
  John Epping   1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
  John Epping 6
  Kevin Martin 4
  John Epping 7
  Glenn Howard 6
  Glenn Howard 7
  Mike McEwen 3

SemifinalsEdit

Saturday, April 21, 7:30 pm

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  John Epping 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 6
  Kevin Martin   2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Glenn Howard   2 0 4 0 1 0 X X 7
  Mike McEwen 0 1 0 1 0 1 X X 3

FinalEdit

Sunday, April 22, 1:00 pm

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  John Epping 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 7
  Glenn Howard   1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 6

WomenEdit

TeamsEdit

The teams are listed as follows:[2]

Skip Third Second Lead Locale
Chelsea Carey Kristy McDonald Kristen Foster Lindsay Titheridge   Morden, Manitoba
Jennifer Jones Kaitlyn Lawes Jill Officer Dawn Askin   Winnipeg, Manitoba
Stefanie Lawton Sherry Anderson Sherri Singler Marliese Kasner   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Sherry Middaugh Jo-Ann Rizzo Lee Merklinger Leigh Armstrong   Coldwater, Ontario
Eve Muirhead Anna Sloan Vicki Adams Claire Hamilton   Perth, Scotland
Heather Nedohin Beth Iskiw Jessica Mair Laine Peters   Edmonton, Alberta
Cathy Overton-Clapham Jenna Loder Ashley Howard Breanne Meakin   Winnipeg, Manitoba
Silvana Tirinzoni Irene Schori Esther Neuenschwander Sandra Gantenbein   Aarau, Switzerland

Round Robin StandingsEdit

Skip W L
  Cathy Overton-Clapham 6 1
  Stefanie Lawton 5 2
  Jennifer Jones 5 2
  Sherry Middaugh 4 3
  Heather Nedohin 4 3
  Silvana Tirinzoni 3 4
  Eve Muirhead 1 6
  Chelsea Carey 0 7

Round Robin ResultsEdit

All times listed in Atlantic Daylight Time (UTC−03).[7]

Draw 1Edit

Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Heather Nedohin 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 2
  Silvana Tirinzoni   0 0 2 1 0 0 0 X 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Cathy Overton-Clapham   2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 7
  Eve Muirhead 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jennifer Jones   1 0 1 0 0 0 X X 2
  Stefanie Lawton 0 2 0 3 1 1 X X 7
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sherry Middaugh 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 6
  Chelsea Carey   0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3

Draw 2Edit

Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 am

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Silvana Tirinzoni   0 0 1 2 0 2 0 1 6
  Stefanie Lawton 2 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 7
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sherry Middaugh 1 3 1 1 0 X X X 6
  Eve Muirhead   0 0 0 0 1 X X X 1
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Heather Nedohin 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 X 3
  Cathy Overton-Clapham   2 0 1 1 0 3 0 X 7
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Jennifer Jones   1 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 7
  Chelsea Carey 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 6

Draw 3Edit

Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 pm

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jennifer Jones 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 X 2
  Heather Nedohin   0 2 0 0 2 1 0 X 5
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Silvana Tirinzoni   0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 7
  Chelsea Carey 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 6
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sherry Middaugh   2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 5
  Cathy Overton-Clapham 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 6

Draw 4Edit

Wednesday, April 18, 4:00 pm

Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Eve Muirhead   0 0 0 1 0 2 0 X 3
  Stefanie Lawton 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 X 7

Draw 5Edit

Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Cathy Overton-Clapham 0 0 1 0 6 0 X X 7
  Stefanie Lawton   0 1 0 1 0 1 X X 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Eve Muirhead   0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 5
  Chelsea Carey 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jennifer Jones 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 4 10
  Silvana Tirinzoni   0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 5

Draw 6Edit

Thursday, April 19, 8:30 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Eve Muirhead   2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7
  Silvana Tirinzoni 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 9
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jennifer Jones   0 2 1 0 0 2 0 3 8
  Sherry Middaugh 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Cathy Overton-Clapham 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
  Chelsea Carey   0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Heather Nedohin   0 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 7
  Stefanie Lawton 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 6

Draw 8Edit

Thursday, April 19, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sherry Middaugh   2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5
  Stefanie Lawton 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 6
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Heather Nedohin   2 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 8
  Chelsea Carey 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 6
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Cathy Overton-Clapham   1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 6
  Silvana Tirinzoni 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jennifer Jones   2 2 0 0 2 X X X 6
  Eve Muirhead 0 0 1 0 0 X X X 1

Draw 9Edit

Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sherry Middaugh   0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 4
  Heather Nedohin 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

Draw 11Edit

Friday, April 20, 12:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Jennifer Jones 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 X 6
  Cathy Overton-Clapham 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 X 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Chelsea Carey 0 2 0 0 0 X X X 2
  Stefanie Lawton 1 0 4 1 1 X X X 7
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Sherry Middaugh   0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 6
  Silvana Tirinzoni 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 5
Sheet E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Heather Nedohin   2 0 2 0 0 0 1 X 5
  Eve Muirhead 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 X 3

TiebreakerEdit

Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Sherry Middaugh   1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 6
  Heather Nedohin 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 5

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Final
      
  Cathy Overton-Clapham 7
  Sherry Middaugh 6
  Cathy Overton-Clapham 3
  Stefanie Lawton 7
  Stefanie Lawton 6
  Jennifer Jones 3

SemifinalsEdit

Saturday, April 21, 8:30 am

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
  Cathy Overton-Clapham   2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 7
  Sherry Middaugh 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 6
Sheet D 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Stefanie Lawton   2 0 0 2 1 0 1 X 6
  Jennifer Jones 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 X 3

FinalEdit

Saturday, April 21, 1:00 pm

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
  Cathy Overton-Clapham   0 1 0 1 1 0 0 X 3
  Stefanie Lawton 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 X 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Slam of Curling: Players' Championship – Event Information".
  2. ^ a b "Players' Championship – Teams Competing".
  3. ^ "Team Edin names fourth team member for Players' Championship". PEI Curling Association. 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Second Islander to play for Gushue rink at Players' Championship in Summerside". The Guardian. 9 April 2012. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Brad Gushue rink parts ways with third Fry". Montreal Gazette. 24 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Nichols to join Stoughton's rink for Players Championship". 22 March 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b "2012 Players' Championship – Schedule". grandslamofcurling.com.

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