Grand Slam of Curling

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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 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 many of the Grand Slam events have longer histories as bonspiels. In the past, finals were televised on Sportsnet and on the CBC. Capital One became the title sponsor of the series in 2008.

Grand Slam games are played in eight ends, instead of the standard 10 ends seen in other major international tournaments. This came into effect for the 2006-07 season.

The Grand Slam of Curling was previously operated by the sports media company Insight Sports. In August 2012, Rogers Communications purchased the rights to operate the event, and as a result, also became the rights holder through its network Sportsnet, though certain events may still air championship rounds on CBC.[1][2][3]

Men's events[edit]

The Masters Grand Slam of Curling[edit]

Main article: Masters of Curling

The Masters of Curling has been held 12 times, the most recent being in Selkirk, Manitoba. The event was known as the World Cup of Curling between 2009 and 2011.

Champions
Year 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 Brantford, Ontario
2013 Glenn Howard Abbotsford, British Columbia
2014 Brad Gushue Selkirk, Manitoba

Canadian Open of Curling[edit]

The Canadian Open of Curling has been held 14 times, the most recent being in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.

Champions
Year 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 Yorkton, Saskatchewan

The National[edit]

The National has been held 14 times, the most recent being in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Champions
Year 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 (March) 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 (March) Glenn Howard Fort McMurray, Alberta
2014 (Nov.) Mike McEwen Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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.

The Players' Championship[edit]

Main article: Players' Championship

The Players' Championship, the oldest tournament on the men's Grand Slam of Curling, has been held 21 times, the most recent being in Toronto.

Champions
Year 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 Calgary, Alberta
2007 Kevin Martin Calgary, Alberta
2008 Glenn Howard St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2009 Randy Ferbey Grande Prairie, Alberta
2010 Kevin Martin Dawson Creek, British Columbia
2011 Kevin Martin Grande Prairie, Alberta
2012 John Epping Summerside, Prince Edward Island
2013 Glenn Howard Toronto, Ontario
2014 Kevin Martin Summerside, Prince Edward Island
2015 Toronto, Ontario

Statistics: Grand Slams won[edit]

Key of colours
Colour Explanation
Player currently active on the WCT


As of the 2014 Canadian Open

Player Mast. Nat. CO PC Total
Kevin Martin 1 4 5 8 18
Glenn Howard 6 4 2 4 16
Wayne Middaugh 3 4 2 5 14
Brent Laing 6 3 2 2 13
Craig Savill 6 2 2 2 12
John Morris 0 3 3 3 9
Marc Kennedy 0 2 3 4 9
Ben Hebert 0 3 3 3 9
Richard Hart 4 2 1 1 8
Scott Bailey 1 2 1 4 8
Carter Rycroft 2 1 3 2 8
Don Walchuk 1 1 2 3 7
Don Bartlett 1 1 2 3 7
Graeme McCarrel 1 0 1 3 5
Jon Mead 1 2 1 1 5
Ian Tetley 0 0 1 3 4
Marcel Rocque 1 0 0 3 4
Jeff Stoughton 1 1 1 1 4
Mike McEwen 1 1 2 0 4
B. J. Neufeld 1 1 2 0 4
Mark Nichols 1 2 1 0 4
Matt Wozniak 1 1 2 0 4
Denni Neufeld 1 1 2 0 4
David Nedohin 1 0 0 3 4
Randy Ferbey 1 0 0 2 3
Scott Pfeifer 1 0 0 2 3
Gary Van Den Berghe 1 0 1 1 3
Kevin Koe 1 0 1 1 3
Brad Gushue 1 1 1 0 3
Russ Howard 0 0 0 2 2
Peter Corner 0 1 0 1 2
Collin Mitchell 0 2 0 0 2
Jason Mitchell 0 2 0 0 2
Phil Loevenmark 0 1 0 1 2
Steve Gould 1 0 1 0 2
Nolan Thiessen 1 0 1 0 2
Pat Simmons 1 0 1 0 2
Brett Gallant 1 0 1 0 2
Geoff Walker 1 0 1 0 2

Note: Totals include the Players' Championship winners prior to its inclusion as a Grand Slam event.

Women's events[edit]

Curlers' Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic[edit]

The Autumn Gold Curling Classic is held annually in Calgary, Alberta, and has been held 37 times (as of 2014). It offers a total purse of $50,000.

Champions since 1986
Year Winning skip Runner-up skip
1986 Marilyn Bodogh
1987 Jan Wiltzen
1988 Michelle Schneider
1989 Kerrylynn Richards
1990 Cheryl Bernard
1991 Sandra Peterson
1992 Michelle Schneider
1993 Sherry Scheirich
1994 Michelle Schneider
1995 Elisabet Gustafson
1996 Shannon Kleibrink
1997 Heather Rankin
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 Classic[edit]

The Colonial Square Ladies Classic is held annually in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and has been held since 1981. It officially became a Grand Slam event in 2012.

Year Winning skip Runner-up skip
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 Valerie Sweeting
2012 Stefanie Lawton Chelsea Carey
2013 Jennifer Jones Michèle Jäggi
2014 Eve Muirhead Sherry Middaugh

The Masters Grand Slam of Curling[edit]

The Masters of Curling has been held twice, the most recent being in Abbotsford, British Columbia. It is the successor event of the Sun Life Classic.

Champions
Year Winning skip Location
2012 Rachel Homan Brantford, Ontario
2013 Rachel Homan Abbotsford, British Columbia
2014 Valerie Sweeting Selkirk, Manitoba

The Players' Championship[edit]

Main article: Players' Championship

The Players' Championship has been held eight times, the most recent being in Toronto. The championship was expanded to include a women's tournament in 2006.

Champions
Year Winning skip Location
2006 Jennifer Jones Calgary, Alberta
2007 Jennifer Jones Calgary, Alberta
2008 Amber Holland St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2009 Jennifer Jones Grande Prairie, Alberta
2010 Cheryl Bernard Dawson Creek, British Columbia
2011 Jennifer Jones Grande Prairie, Alberta
2012 Stefanie Lawton Summerside, Prince Edward Island
2013 Eve Muirhead Toronto, Ontario
2014 Jennifer Jones Summerside, Prince Edward Island
2015 Toronto, Ontario

Statistics: Grand Slams won[edit]

Key of colours
Colour Explanation
Player currently active on the WCT

As of the 2014 Canadian Open; Minimum 2 wins

Player AG ML&L* CS Mast. CO PC Sobey's* WT* Total
Jennifer Jones 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 11
Jill Officer 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 11
Dawn McEwen 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 11
Cathy Overton-Clapham 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 7
Kaitlyn Lawes 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 6
Eve Muirhead 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
Stefanie Lawton 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Sherry Anderson 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4
Anna Sloan 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
Vicki Adams 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
Sherri Singler 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Marliese Kasner 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Kelly Scott 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Jeanna Schraeder 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Sasha Carter 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Chelsey Matson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Rachel Homan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Shannon Kleibrink 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Sherry Middaugh 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Emma Miskew 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Amy Nixon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Alison Kreviazuk 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Bronwen Webster 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Sarah Reid 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
Claire Hamilton 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Lisa Weagle 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Renee Simons 1 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 events

Former Grand Slams[edit]

Sobeys Slam[edit]

Main article: Sobeys Slam

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 Classic[edit]

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 Classic[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sportsnet new owner of Grand Slam curling". The Curling News. 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "BREAKING: Sportsnet, CBC back on curling ice". The Curling News. 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Grand Slam of Curling returns to CBC". CBC Sports. 30 August 2012. 

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