The Masters Grand Slam of Curling

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The Masters Grand Slam of Curling
Established 2002
2014 host city Selkirk, Manitoba
2014 arena Selkirk Recreational Complex
Men's purse CAD$100,000
Women's purse CAD$100,000
2014 men's champion Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue
2014 women's champion Alberta Valerie Sweeting
Current edition
2014 The Masters Grand Slam of Curling

The Masters Grand Slam of Curling is a Grand Slam event on the men's and women's World Curling Tour. It is the fourth Grand Slam event on the women's tour and the first on the men's tour. The event is an amalgamation of the men's World Cup of Curling and the women's Sun Life Classic. There was also a men's Sun Life Classic, which has been discontinued. The Sun Life Classic was an annual WCT event (but not a Grand Slam event) held every November at the Paris Curling Club, Brant Curling Club and the Brantford Golf & Country Club in the Brantford, Ontario area.[1] The World Cup was a Grand Slam event and was held in various locations across Canada, and was also previously known as the Masters.

The first incarnation of the event with both men and women was held in 2012 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre and the Brantford Golf & Country Club in Brantford, Ontario.

Previous event names[edit]

Sun Life Classic[edit]

  • Grandview Chain and Cable Cashspiel (2005)
  • Tim Hortons Invitational Classic (2006)
  • McDonalds Invitational (men's) / Sun Life Invitational (women's) (2007)
  • SunLife Financial Invitational Classic (2008)
  • Sun Life Classic (2009–2011)

Masters/World Cup[edit]

  • KIA Masters of Curling: 2002
  • M & M Meat Shops Masters of Curling: 2003-2004
  • Masters of Curling: Feb. 2006
  • Home Hardware Masters of Curling: Dec. 2006-Jan. 2008
  • Masters of Curling: Nov. 2008
  • Grey Power World Cup of Curling: 2009-2010
  • GP Car and Home World Cup of Curling: 2011

Past champions[edit]

Masters/World Cup[edit]

Men[edit]

Year Winning team Runner-up team Location Purse (CAD)
2002 Saskatchewan Bruce Korte, Darrell McKee, Roger Korte, Rory Golanowski Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Jon Mead, Garry Vandenberghe, Doug Armstrong Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador $100,000
2003 (Jan.) Alberta Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Carter Rycroft, Don Bartlett Manitoba Vic Peters, Mark Olson, Chris Neufeld, Steve Gould Sudbury, Ontario $100,000
2003 (Dec.) Ontario Wayne Middaugh, Graeme McCarrel, Joe Frans, Scott Bailey Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Jon Mead, Garry Vandenberghe, Steve Gould Sudbury, Ontario $100,000
2004 Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Jon Mead, Garry Vandenberghe, Steve Gould Saskatchewan Pat Simmons, Jeff Sharp, Chris Haichert, Ben Hebert Humboldt, Saskatchewan $100,000
2006 (Feb.) Alberta Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Alberta Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Carter Rycroft, Don Bartlett St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador $100,000
2006 (Dec.) Ontario Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Alberta Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Waterloo, Ontario $100,000
2008 (Jan.) Ontario Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Alberta Kevin Koe, Blake MacDonald, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen Saskatoon, Saskatchewan $100,000
2008 (Nov.) Ontario Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Alberta Kevin Koe, Blake MacDonald, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen Waterloo, Ontario $100,000
2009 Ontario Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Alberta Kevin Koe, Blake MacDonald, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen Mississauga, Ontario $100,000
2010 Manitoba Mike McEwen, B.J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Jon Mead,1 Reid Carruthers, Steve Gould Windsor, Ontario $100,000
2011 Ontario Glenn Howard, Wayne Middaugh, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Ontario John Epping, Scott Bailey, Scott Howard, David Mathers Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario $100,000
2012 Alberta Kevin Koe, Pat Simmons, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen British Columbia Jim Cotter, Jason Gunnlaugson, Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky Brantford, Ontario $100,000
2013 Ontario Glenn Howard, Wayne Middaugh, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Alberta Kevin Martin, David Nedohin, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert Abbotsford, British Columbia $100,000
2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker Manitoba Mike McEwen, B.J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld Selkirk, Manitoba $100,000

Notes

1. ^ Greg Balsdon subbed in for Mead in the final game.

Women[edit]

Year Winning team Runner-up team Location Purse (CAD)
2012 Ontario Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk, Lisa Weagle Manitoba Chelsea Carey, Kristy McDonald, Kristen Foster, Lindsay Titheridge Brantford, Ontario $50,000
2013 Ontario Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Alison Kreviazuk, Lisa Weagle Scotland Eve Muirhead, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams, Claire Hamilton Abbotsford, British Columbia $100,000
2014 Alberta Valerie Sweeting, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Dana Ferguson, Rachelle Brown Sweden Margaretha Sigfridsson, Maria Prytz, Christina Bertrup, Maria Wenneström Selkirk, Manitoba $100,000

Sun Life Classic[edit]

Past champions are listed as follows:[2]

Men[edit]

Year Winning skip Runner up skip Purse (CAD)
2005 Ontario Kirk Ziola[3] Ontario Jim Lyle
2006 Quebec Dwayne Fowler[3] Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 35,000
2007 Ontario Glenn Howard[3] Ontario Kirk Ziola 53,000
2008 Ontario Glenn Howard[3] Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard 47,000
2009 Manitoba Mike McEwen Quebec Martin Ferland 50,000
2010 Manitoba Mike McEwen Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 50,000
2011 Sweden Niklas Edin Switzerland Sven Michel 50,000

Women[edit]

Year Winning skip Runner up skip Purse (CAD)
2007 Ontario Julie Hastings[3] Ontario Krista McCarville 32,000
2008 Quebec Marie-France Larouche[3] Ontario Jacqueline Harrison 47,000
2009 Ontario Jo-Ann Rizzo Alberta Shannon Kleibrink 50,000
2010 Manitoba Jennifer Jones British Columbia Kelly Scott 50,000
2011 Ontario Sherry Middaugh Wisconsin Erika Brown 50,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Masters Grand Slam of Curling – History". themastersgrandslam.com. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Masters Grand Slam of Curling – Past Champions". themastersgrandslam.com. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Past Champions, Sun Life Classic

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