2012 The Masters Grand Slam of Curling

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2012 The Masters Grand Slam of Curling
2012 The Masters Grand Slam of Curling
Host city Brantford, Ontario
Paris, Ontario
Arena Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
Brantford Golf & Curling Club
Paris Curling Club
Brant Curling Club
Dates November 14–18
Men's winner Alberta Kevin Koe
Curling club Glencoe CC, Calgary
Skip Kevin Koe
Third Pat Simmons
Second Carter Rycroft
Lead Nolan Thiessen
Finalist British Columbia Jim Cotter
Women's winner Ontario Rachel Homan
Curling club Ottawa CC, Ottawa
Skip Rachel Homan
Third Emma Miskew
Second Alison Kreviazuk
Lead Lisa Weagle
Finalist Manitoba Chelsea Carey

The 2012 Masters Grand Slam of Curling was held from November 14 to 18 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, the Brantford Golf & Curling Club, the Paris Curling Club, and the Brant Curling Club in Brantford and Paris, Ontario[1] as part of the 2012–13 World Curling Tour.[2] The majority of the women's Tier I round robin games and some of the men's Tier I round robin games was held at the Brantford Golf & Curling Club, while the remainder of the Tier I games and the playoffs round games were held at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre. The men's Tier II games and playoffs qualifiers was held at the Brant Curling Club, while the women's Tier II games and playoffs qualifiers was held at the Paris Curling Club and the Brantford Golf & Curling Club. It was held as the first Grand Slam event on the men's tour and the fourth on the women's tour.

The Masters is a continuation of the men's World Cup Grand Slam event which was previously known as the Masters. This was the first time that women participated in the event, but is considered a continuation of the women's Sun Life Classic.[3]

Both the women's and men's events were split up into two tiers, with 18 teams in Tier I and 16 teams in Tier II. The Tier I teams were divided into 3 pools of 6 teams which played in a round robin, while the Tier II teams played off in a triple knockout event. 8 Tier II teams qualified for a playoff to determine which two teams would enter the playoffs along with six Tier I teams.

Rogers Sportsnet covered selected draws on television, while CBC Television aired the men's and women's finals. This marked the first time since 2006 that Sportsnet showed curling, as they have begun a new commitment to showing the sport, specifically Grand Slam events.[4][5]

The total purse for the men's event was $100,000, while the purse for the women's event was $50,000.[6][7]

Men[edit]

In the final of the men's event, Kevin Koe of Alberta defeated Jim Cotter of British Columbia with a score of 7–5.

Tier I[edit]

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Final Round Robin Standings[8]

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreakers
Pool A W L
Alberta Kevin Koe 3 2
Switzerland Peter de Cruz 3 2
Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 3 2
Manitoba Rob Fowler 2 3
Ontario Glenn Howard 2 3
Ontario Robert Rumfeldt 1 4
Pool B W L
Ontario Brad Jacobs 5 0
British Columbia Jim Cotter 3 2
Manitoba Mike McEwen 3 2
Sweden Niklas Edin 2 3
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 2 3
Ontario Mark Kean 0 5
Pool C W L
Alberta Kevin Martin 4 1
Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard 3 2
Denmark Rasmus Stjerne 3 2
Norway Thomas Ulsrud 3 2
Ontario John Epping 2 3
Switzerland Sven Michel 0 5

Tier II[edit]

Playoffs Qualifiers[edit]

To Playoffs
 Nova Scotia Jamie Murphy 5  
 British Columbia Sean Geall 3      Nova Scotia Jamie Murphy 8
 Ontario Mark Bice 6      Ontario Mark Bice 9
 Quebec Martin Ferland 1  
To Playoffs
 Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 5  
 Ontario Joe Frans 4      Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 5
 Ontario Bryan Cochrane 9      Ontario Bryan Cochrane 1
 Ontario Wayne Tuck, Jr. 2  

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
   Ontario Brad Jacobs 1  
 Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 4  
   Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 3  
   British Columbia Jim Cotter 6  
 Manitoba Mike McEwen 3
   British Columbia Jim Cotter 6  
     British Columbia Jim Cotter 5
   Alberta Kevin Koe 7
   Alberta Kevin Koe 6  
 Ontario Mark Bice 4  
   Alberta Kevin Koe 6
   Alberta Kevin Martin 5  
 Alberta Kevin Martin 5
   Manitoba Jeff Stoughton 3  

Final[edit]

Sunday, November 18, 13:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
British Columbia Jim Cotter 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 5
Alberta Kevin Koe Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 7
Player percentages
British Columbia Jim Cotter Alberta Kevin Koe
Rick Sawatsky 95% Nolan Thiessen 91%
Tyrel Griffith 79% Carter Rycroft 91%
Jason Gunnlaugson 82% Pat Simmons 82%
Jim Cotter 72% Kevin Koe 82%
Total 82% Total 87%

Women[edit]

In the final of the women's event, Rachel Homan of Ontario defeated Chelsea Carey of Manitoba with a score of 8–3.

Tier I[edit]

Round Robin Standings[edit]

Final Round Robin Standings[9]

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreakers
Pool A W L
Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni 4 1
Manitoba Kaitlyn Lawes 3 2
Wisconsin Erika Brown 2 3
Switzerland Mirjam Ott 2 3
Alberta Valerie Sweeting 2 3
Alberta Crystal Webster 2 3
Pool B W L
Ontario Rachel Homan 5 0
Alberta Shannon Kleibrink 3 2
Ontario Sherry Middaugh 3 2
Scotland Eve Muirhead 3 2
Manitoba Cathy Overton-Clapham 1 4
Alberta Laura Crocker 0 5
Pool C W L
Manitoba Chelsea Carey 4 1
Russia Anna Sidorova 3 2
Switzerland Michèle Jäggi 2 3
Saskatchewan Stefanie Lawton 2 3
Alberta Heather Nedohin 2 3
British Columbia Kelly Scott 2 3

Tier II[edit]

Playoffs Qualifiers[edit]

To Playoffs
 Ontario Cathy Auld 5  
 Ontario Allison Nimik 7      Ontario Allison Nimik 3
 Prince Edward Island Suzanne Birt 4      Newfoundland and Labrador Heather Strong 7
 Newfoundland and Labrador Heather Strong 6  
To Playoffs
 Ontario Tracy Horgan 7  
 Quebec Marie-France Larouche 6      Ontario Tracy Horgan 6
 Ontario Jacqueline Harrison 2      Ontario Krista McCarville 5
 Ontario Krista McCarville 4  

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
   Ontario Rachel Homan 6  
 Ontario Tracy Horgan 2  
   Ontario Rachel Homan 5  
   Scotland Eve Muirhead 4  
 Alberta Shannon Kleibrink 2
   Scotland Eve Muirhead 7  
     Ontario Rachel Homan 8
   Manitoba Chelsea Carey 3
   Manitoba Chelsea Carey 4  
 Newfoundland and Labrador Heather Strong 0  
   Manitoba Chelsea Carey 7
   Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni 3  
 Switzerland Silvana Tirinzoni 6
   Ontario Sherry Middaugh 5  

Final[edit]

Sunday, November 18, 13:00

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Rachel Homan Hammer (Last Stone First End) 0 1 2 0 2 0 3 X 8
Manitoba Chelsea Carey 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 X 3
Player percentages
Ontario Rachel Homan Manitoba Chelsea Carey
Lisa Weagle 88% Lindsay Titheridge 79%
Alison Kreviazuk 84% Kristen Foster 59%
Emma Miskew 73% Kristy McDonald 76%
Rachel Homan 79% Chelsea Carey 76%
Total 81% Total 72%

References[edit]

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