Grand Slam of Curling

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The Grand Slam of Curling (currently known as the Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling) is a series of curling bonspiels that are a part of the annual World Curling Tour. Grand Slam events offer a purse of at least CAD$100,000, and feature the best teams from across Canada and around the World. The Grand Slam was instituted during the 2001–02 season for men and 2006–07 for women, but some of the Grand Slam events have longer histories as bonspiels.

Grand Slam of Curling
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Established2001–02 (Men's)
2006–07 (Women's)
2018–19 Pinty's CupAlberta Kevin Koe (Men's)
Ontario Rachel Homan (Women's)

The Grand Slam season consists of six men's and women's events. The original four events (Masters, Open, National, and Players' Championship) are considered to be "majors".[1] The other two slams (Tour Challenge and Champions Cup) have unique formats that set them apart from other events on the World Curling Tour.

HistoryEdit

In 2001, many curlers were upset with the Canadian Curling Association (CCA). Their complaints included the long curling season, not getting any prize money at the Brier, the national men's curling championship, which generated millions for the CCA, and the inability to have sponsors at the Brier.[2] Eighteen of the top twenty curling teams, known as the "Original 18", agreed to boycott the Brier from 2001 to 2003 and created the Grand Slam of Curling.[3] The original 18 skips were Dave Boehmer, Kerry Burtnyk, Pierre Charette, Glen Despins, Dale Duguid, Bert Gretzinger, Glenn Howard, Bruce Korte, Allan Lyburn, William Lyburn, Kevin Martin, Greg McAulay, Wayne Middaugh, Kevin Park, Brent Pierce, Vic Peters, Peter Steski and Jeff Stoughton.[4]

The Grand Slam of Curling began in the 2001–02 curling season with four events: the Canadian Open, Masters, National, and Players' Championship, the four "majors".[5]

In the 2006–07 curling season, a women's side was added the Players' Championship, and several existing women's events were designated as Grand Slams, but were not operated by the Grand Slam of Curling.[6] Grand Slam games also got reduced to eight ends that season.

In 2012, Sportsnet purchased the Grand Slam of Curling. As such, television rights to the series have also defaulted to Sportsnet, though certain events may still air championship rounds on CBC.[7][8][9]

Under this new ownership, the separate women's Grand Slams were phased out, with women's divisions added to existing men's Grand Slams. New Grand Slam events were also added: the Elite 10 in the 2014–15 curling season and the Tour Challenge and Champions Cup in the 2015–16 curling season. A women's division was added to the Elite 10 in the 2018–19 curling season, achieving for the first time equal number of events, prize money, and television time for men and women.[6] The Elite 10 was dropped the next season, bringing the number of events to six.

The 2020–21 curling season will include the first international Grand Slam. The Canadian Open, renamed to the Open, will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.[10]

Current Grand SlamsEdit

MastersEdit

The Masters was introduced as a men's event 2002, and was added to the women's side in 2012.

Champions
Year Men's winning skip Women's winning skip Location
2002   Bruce Korte Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador
2003 (Jan)   Kevin Martin Sudbury, Ontario
2003 (Dec)   Wayne Middaugh Sudbury, Ontario
2004   Jeff Stoughton Humboldt, Saskatchewan
2006 (Feb)   Randy Ferbey St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2006 (Dec)   Glenn Howard Waterloo, Ontario
2008 (Jan.)   Glenn Howard Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2008 (Nov.)   Glenn Howard Waterloo, Ontario
2009   Glenn Howard Mississauga, Ontario
2010   Mike McEwen Windsor, Ontario
2011   Glenn Howard Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2012   Kevin Koe   Rachel Homan Brantford, Ontario
2013   Glenn Howard   Rachel Homan Abbotsford, British Columbia
2014   Brad Gushue   Val Sweeting Selkirk, Manitoba
2015   Mike McEwen   Rachel Homan Truro, Nova Scotia
2016   Niklas Edin   Allison Flaxey Okotoks, Alberta
2017   Brad Gushue   Jennifer Jones Llyodminster, Saskatchewan
2018   John Epping   Anna Hasselborg Truro, Nova Scotia
2019   Matt Dunstone   Tracy Fleury North Bay, Ontario
2020 Cancelled[11] Sarnia, Ontario[12]

Tour ChallengeEdit

The GSOC Tour Challenge was introduced as a men's and women's event in the 2015–16 curling season. The Tour Challenge has two tiers, with the bottom tier including regional invitations. The Tier 2 winning team qualifies for a subsequent grand slam.

Champions

The winning skip for Tier 1 is listed above the Tier 2 winning skip.

Year Men's winning skip Women's winning skip Location
2015   Kevin Koe   Silvana Tirinzoni Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
  Jim Cotter   Kerri Einarson
2016   Niklas Edin   Val Sweeting Cranbrook, British Columbia
  Greg Balsdon   Jacqueline Harrison
2017   Brad Gushue   Val Sweeting Regina, Saskatchewan
  Jason Gunnlaugson   Kerri Einarson
2018   Brad Jacobs   Rachel Homan Thunder Bay, Ontario
  Kirk Muyres   Elena Stern
2019   Brad Jacobs   Anna Hasselborg Westville Road, Nova Scotia
  Korey Dropkin   Kim Min-ji
2020 Cancelled[11] Grand Prairie, Alberta

NationalEdit

The National was introduced as a men's event in 2002, and was added to the women's side in 2015.

Champions
Year Men's winning skip Women's winning skip Location
2002   Glenn Howard Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2003   Pierre Charette Humboldt, Saskatchewan
2004   Glenn Howard Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
2004 (Nov.)1   Kevin Martin Hamilton, Ontario
2005   Wayne Middaugh Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2007 (Mar.)   Kevin Martin Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2007 (Dec.)   Kevin Martin Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2008   Wayne Middaugh Quebec City, Quebec
2010 (Jan.)   Brad Gushue Guelph, Ontario
2010 (Dec.)   Kevin Martin Vernon, British Columbia
2012   Glenn Howard Dawson Creek, British Columbia
2013   Jeff Stoughton Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2014 (Mar.)   Glenn Howard Fort McMurray, Alberta
2014 (Nov.)   Mike McEwen Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2015   Brad Gushue   Rachel Homan Oshawa, Ontario
2016   Brad Jacobs   Kerri Einarson Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2017   Bruce Mouat   Jennifer Jones Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2018   Ross Paterson   Rachel Homan Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
2019   Brad Jacobs   Anna Hasselborg Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador
2020 Cancelled[11] Chestermere, Alberta

1 There was no National in the 2004-2005 season, but the BDO Curling Classic was held. It returned to its original name in the 2005-2006 season. The words "BDO Classic" were added to the name of the Canadian Open.

OpenEdit

The Open was introduced as a men's event in 2001, and was added to the women's side in 2014. The Open is the only Grand Slam that uses a triple knockout format. Prior to 2021, the event was known as the Canadian Open.

Champions
Year Men's winning skip Women's winning skip Location
2001   Wayne Middaugh Wainwright, Alberta
2002   Kevin Martin Thunder Bay, Ontario
2003   Glen Despins Brandon, Manitoba
2005   Kevin Martin Winnipeg, Manitoba
2006   Jeff Stoughton Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007 (Jan.)   Kevin Martin Winnipeg, Manitoba
2007 (Dec.)   Kevin Martin Quebec City, Quebec
2009   Glenn Howard Winnipeg, Manitoba
2010   Kevin Martin Winnipeg, Manitoba
2011 (Jan.)   Mike McEwen Oshawa, Ontario
2011 (Dec.)   Mike McEwen Kingston, Ontario
2012   Glenn Howard Kelowna, British Columbia
2013   Kevin Koe Medicine Hat, Alberta
2014   Brad Gushue   Eve Muirhead Yorkton, Saskatchewan
2015   John Epping   Rachel Homan Yorkton, Saskatchewan
2017   Brad Gushue   Casey Scheidegger North Battleford, Saskatchewan
2018   Peter de Cruz   Chelsea Carey Camrose, Alberta
2019   Brendan Bottcher   Rachel Homan North Battleford, Saskatchewan
2020   Brad Jacobs   Anna Hasselborg Yorkton, Saskatchewan
2021 Cancelled[11] Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Players' ChampionshipEdit

The Players' Championship, the oldest tournament on the men's Grand Slam of Curling, was introduced as a men's event in 1993, and added to the women's side in 2006.

Champions
Year Men's winning skip Women's winning skip Location
1993   Russ Howard Calgary, Alberta
1994   Kevin Martin Calgary, Alberta
1995 (Apr.)   Murray McEachern Selkirk, Manitoba
1995 (Dec.)   Wayne Middaugh Jasper, Alberta
1997   Russ Howard Winnipeg, Manitoba
1998   Kevin Martin Fort McMurray, Alberta
1999   Wayne Middaugh Winnipeg, Manitoba
2000   Kevin Martin Winnipeg, Manitoba
2001   Wayne Middaugh Calgary, Alberta
2002   Wayne Middaugh Strathroy, Ontario
2003   Jeff Stoughton Leduc, Alberta
2004   John Morris St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2005   Kevin Martin St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2006   Randy Ferbey   Jennifer Jones Calgary, Alberta
2007   Kevin Martin   Jennifer Jones Calgary, Alberta
2008   Glenn Howard   Amber Holland St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2009   Randy Ferbey   Jennifer Jones Grande Prairie, Alberta
2010   Kevin Martin   Cheryl Bernard Dawson Creek, British Columbia
2011   Kevin Martin   Jennifer Jones Grande Prairie, Alberta
2012   John Epping   Stefanie Lawton Summerside, Prince Edward Island
2013   Glenn Howard   Eve Muirhead Toronto, Ontario
2014   Kevin Martin   Jennifer Jones Summerside, Prince Edward Island
2015   Brad Jacobs   Eve Muirhead Toronto, Ontario
2016   Brad Gushue   Eve Muirhead Toronto, Ontario
2017   Niklas Edin   Jennifer Jones Toronto, Ontario
2018   Kevin Koe   Jamie Sinclair Toronto, Ontario
2019   Brendan Bottcher   Kerri Einarson Toronto, Ontario
2020 Cancelled[13] Toronto, Ontario
2021     Toronto, Ontario

Champions CupEdit

The Champions Cup was introduced as a men's and women's event in the 2015–16 curling season. The Champions Cup is contested by champions of various Grand Slam, Season of Champions, World Curling Tour, and other events throughout the season.

Champions
Year Men's winning skip Women's winning skip Location
2016   Reid Carruthers   Jennifer Jones Sherwood Park, Alberta
2017   Brad Jacobs   Rachel Homan Calgary, Alberta
2018   Brad Gushue   Rachel Homan Calgary, Alberta
2019   Brendan Bottcher   Silvana Tirinzoni Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2020 Cancelled[13] Olds, Alberta

Statistics: Grand Slams wonEdit

This is a list of Grand Slam events won per player, including Players' Championships won prior to the creation of the Grand Slam.

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MenEdit

Key of colours
Colour Explanation
Player currently active on the WCT

As of the 2020 Canadian Open

Player TC Mast. Nat. Open E10 PC CC Total
Kevin Martin 0 1 4 5 0 8 0 18
Glenn Howard 0 6 4 2 0 4 0 16
Brent Laing 1 7 3 2 0 3 0 16
Wayne Middaugh 0 3 4 2 0 6 0 15
Marc Kennedy 2 0 3 4 0 6 0 15
Craig Savill 0 7 2 2 0 2 0 13
Mark Nichols 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 12
Ben Hebert 1 0 3 3 0 5 0 12
Brad Gushue 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 11
John Morris 0 0 3 3 1 4 0 11
Brett Gallant 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 10
Geoff Walker 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 10
Scott Bailey 0 1 2 1 0 5 0 9
Richard Hart 0 4 2 1 0 1 0 8
Carter Rycroft 0 2 1 3 0 2 0 8
Mike McEwen 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 7
B. J. Neufeld 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 7
Denni Neufeld 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 7
Don Walchuk 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 7
Don Bartlett 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 7
Matt Wozniak 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 7
Brad Jacobs 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 7
E. J. Harnden 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 7
Ryan Harnden 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 7
Graeme McCarrel 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 6
Kevin Koe 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 5
Ryan Fry 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 5
Jon Mead 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 5
Ian Tetley 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 5
John Epping 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
Marcel Rocque 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4
Jeff Stoughton 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 4
David Nedohin 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4
Brendan Bottcher 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Darren Moulding 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Bradley Thiessen 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Karrick Martin 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3
Niklas Edin 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Oskar Eriksson 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Rasmus Wranå 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Christoffer Sundgren 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Randy Ferbey 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
Scott Pfeifer 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
Gary Van Den Berghe 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3
Reid Carruthers 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
Braeden Moskowy 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Mathew Camm 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Russ Howard 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
Peter Corner 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Collin Mitchell 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Jason Mitchell 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Phil Loevenmark 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
Steve Gould 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Nolan Thiessen 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Pat Simmons 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

WomenEdit

Key of colours
Colour Explanation
Player currently active on the WCT

As of the 2020 Canadian Open; Minimum 2 wins

Player AG* ML&L* CS* Elite 10 Mast. TC Nat'l. Open PC CC Sobey's* WT* Total
Jennifer Jones 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 1 1 1 15
Dawn McEwen 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 1 1 1 15
Jill Officer 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 1 1 1 15
Rachel Homan 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 10
Emma Miskew 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 10
Lisa Weagle 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 10
Kaitlyn Lawes 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 10
Cathy Overton-Clapham 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 9
Joanne Courtney 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 7
Eve Muirhead 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 6
Vicki Chalmers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 6
Anna Sloan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 5
Anna Hasselborg 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Sara McManus 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Agnes Knochenhauer 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Sofia Mabergs 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5
Val Sweeting 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Stefanie Lawton 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
Sherry Anderson 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
Sherri Singler 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
Marliese Kasner 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
Sarah Reid 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 4
Rachelle Brown 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dana Ferguson 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Kelly Scott 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Jeanna Schraeder 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Sasha Carter 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Chelsey Matson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Selena Njegovan 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Liz Fyfe 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kristin MacCuish 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Silvana Tirinzoni 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Esther Neuenschwander 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Chelsea Carey 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Kerri Einarson 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Lori Olson-Johns 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Alison Kreviazuk 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Shannon Kleibrink 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Sherry Middaugh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Amy Nixon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Bronwen Webster 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Claire Hamilton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Renee Simons 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

Note: Totals due not include wins prior to the first Grand Slam season of 2006-07.

Former Grand SlamsEdit

Sobeys SlamEdit

The Sobeys Slam was held as a Grand Slam event on three occasions in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Champions
Year Winning skip
2007 Sherry Middaugh
2008 Marie-France Larouche
2009 Not held
2010 Jennifer Jones

Wayden Transportation Ladies ClassicEdit

The Wayden Transportation Ladies Classic was held annually in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and was held nine times before it was discontinued.

Champions
Year Winning skip
2000 Shannon Kleibrink
2001 Shannon Kleibrink
2002 Kelly Scott
2003 Kelly Scott
2004 Kelley Law
2005 Janet Harvey
2006 Stefanie Lawton
2007 Kelly Scott
2008 Jennifer Jones

Manitoba Lotteries Women's Curling ClassicEdit

The Manitoba Women's Curling Classic was held in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and was held eight times as a Grand Slam tournament. It was removed from the Grand Slam lineup starting in the 2014–15 curling season.

Champions
Year Winning skip Runner-up skip
2004 Cheryl Bernard Shannon Kleibrink
2005 Jennifer Jones Shannon Kleibrink
2006 Sherry Anderson Jennifer Jones
2007 Shannon Kleibrink Jennifer Jones
2008 Michelle Englot Kelly Scott
2009 Kelly Scott Jennifer Jones
2010 Chelsea Carey Cathy Overton-Clapham
2011 Renée Sonnenberg Heather Nedohin
2012 Stefanie Lawton Rachel Homan
2013 Jennifer Jones Jill Thurston

Curlers' Corner Autumn Gold Curling ClassicEdit

The Autumn Gold Curling Classic is held annually in Calgary, Alberta, and has been held 42 times (as of 2019). It offers a total purse of $50,000. It was removed from the Grand Slam lineup starting in the 2015–16 curling season.

Year Winning skip Runner-up skip
1978 Dorenda Schoenhalds Marj Mitchell
1979 Crystal Brunas Susan Seitz
1980 Kerrylyn Richard Joan Hart
1981 Kathy Fahlman Linda Saunders
1982 Ruby Sowinski Kathy Fahlman
1983 Emily Farnham Judy Lukowich
1984 Sandy Tuner Merilyn Cheyne
1985 Marilyn Bodogh-Darte Sandy Turner
1986 Marilyn Bodogh-Darte Kathy Fahlman
1987 Jan Wiltzen Sandra Risebrough
1988 Michelle Schneider Carol Davis
1989 Kerrylynn Richards Sandy Turner
1990 Cheryl Bernard Linda Wild
1991 Sandra Peterson Diane Foster
1992 Michelle Schneider Deb Santos
1993 Sherry Scheirich Glenys Bakker
1994 Michelle Schneider Elisabet Johansson
1995 Elisabet Gustafson Glenys Bakker
1996 Shannon Kleibrink Kelley Owen
1997 Heather Rankin Cheryl Kullman
1998 Kim Gellard Amber Holland
1999 Cathy Borst Bronwen Saunders
2000 Amber Holland Shannon Kleibrink
2001 Cathy King Cheryl Bernard
2002 Heather Nedohin Cheryl Bernard
2003 Sherry Anderson Cathy King
2004 Stefanie Lawton Cheryl Bernard
2005 Jenn Hanna Jan Betker
2006 Kelly Scott Crystal Webster
2007 Jennifer Jones Shannon Kleibrink
2008 Shannon Kleibrink Cheryl Bernard
2009 Jennifer Jones Wang Bingyu
2010 Wang Bingyu Desirée Owen
2011 Cathy Overton-Clapham Amy Nixon
2012 Sherry Middaugh Rachel Homan
2013 Eve Muirhead Wang Bingyu
2014 Jennifer Jones Rachel Homan

Colonial Square Ladies ClassicEdit

The Colonial Square Ladies Classic is held annually in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and has been held since 1983. It officially became a Grand Slam event in 2012. It was removed from the Grand Slam lineup starting in the 2015–16 curling season.

Year Winning skip Runner-up skip
1983 Chris More Marilyn Bodogh
1984 (Mar) Carol Davis Nancy Kerr
1984 (Nov) Carolyn Mrack Connie Laliberte
1985 Marilyn Darte Cordella Schwengler
1986 Lori McGeary Merle Kopach
1987 Karen Powell Heather MacMillan
1988 Marilyn Bodogh-Darte Andrea Schöpp
1989 Kim Armbruster Carolyn Revet
1990 Penny Ryan Deb Shermack
1991 Michelle Schneider Connie Fennell
1992 Shannon Kleibrink Karen Fallis
1993 Sandra Peterson Karen Powell
1994 Sandra Peterson Sherry Anderson
1995 Sherry Anderson Michelle Schneider
1996 Kelley Owen Sherry Scheirich
1997 Sherry Scheirich Kim Hodson
1998 Renelle Bryden Amber Holland
1999 Michelle Ridgway Atina Ford
2000 Sherry Anderson Heather Fowlie
2001 Sherry Anderson Susan Altman
2002 Sherry Anderson Nancy Inglis
2003 Cathy Trowell Nancy Inglis
2004 Sherry Middaugh Renée Sonnenberg
2005 Stefanie Lawton Candace Chisholm
2006 Jennifer Jones Karen Purdy
2007 Stefanie Lawton Cathy King
2008 Stefanie Lawton Michelle Englot
2009 Stefanie Lawton Mirjam Ott
2010 Stefanie Lawton Jennifer Jones
2011 Crystal Webster Val Sweeting
2012 Stefanie Lawton Chelsea Carey
2013 Jennifer Jones Michèle Jäggi
2014 Eve Muirhead Sherry Middaugh

Elite 10Edit

The Elite 10 was introduced as a men's event in 2015, and added to the women's side in September 2018. The Elite 10 used a unique match play format, similar to skins curling. The event was dropped for the 2019–20 curling season.

Champions
Year Men's winning skip Women's winning skip Location
2015   Mike McEwen Fort McMurray, Alberta
2016   Brad Gushue Colwood, British Columbia
2017   John Morris Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2018 (Mar.)   Mike McEwen Winnipeg, Manitoba
2018 (Sep.)   Brad Gushue   Anna Hasselborg Chatham, Ontario

Pinty's CupEdit

Beginning with the 2012–13 season, at the end of the season, the top Grand Slam team wins the "Rogers Grand Slam Cup", where they are awarded $75,000. The cup was renamed to the "Bonus Cup" for the 2017–18 season, and then the "Pinty's Cup" in 2018–19. Teams accumulate points based on their performance in each of the slams except for the Champions Cup and Tour Challenge Tier 2.[15][16]

Season Men's winning skip Women's winning skip
2012–13   Glenn Howard   Eve Muirhead
2013–14   Kevin Martin   Jennifer Jones
2014–15   Brad Jacobs   Eve Muirhead
2015–16   Brad Gushue   Rachel Homan
2016–17   Niklas Edin   Val Sweeting
2017–18   Brad Gushue   Jennifer Jones
2018–19   Kevin Koe   Rachel Homan
2019–20   Brad Jacobs   Anna Hasselborg

ReferencesEdit

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