Scotties Tournament of Hearts

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Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties
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Established 1961
2014 host city Montreal, Quebec
2014 arena Maurice Richard Arena
2014 champion  Canada (Rachel Homan)
Current edition
2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts (French: Le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties') is an annual Canadian women's curling championship, sanctioned by the Canadian Curling Association. The winner goes on to represent Canada at the women's world curling championships. Since 1985, the winner also gets to return to the following year's tournament as "Team Canada". It is formally known as the Canadian Women's Curling Championship.

Since 1982, the tournament has been sponsored by Kruger Products, which was formally known as Scott Paper Limited when it was a Canadian subsidiary of Scott Paper Company. As such, the tournament was formerly known as the Scott Tournament of Hearts; when Kimberly-Clark merged with Scott, the Canadian arm was sold to the Quebec-based Kruger Inc.—while Kruger was granted a license to use several Scott brands in Canada until June 2007, it was given a long-term license to the Scotties brand because Kimberly-Clark already owned Kleenex. As such, the tournament was officially renamed the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2007.

The format is a round robin of 12 teams. There is one team from each of the provinces and one team from the territories. As this only makes 11 teams, the 12th team is made up of the previous year's winning team. This differs slightly from the men's annual Brier tournament where the 12th team comes from Northern Ontario. The teams are the provincial champions of the province they represent.

At the end of the round-robin, playoffs occur to determine the championship winner. The system used is known as the page playoff system.

History[edit]

Pre-history[edit]

1913 marked a significant point in women's curling when both the Manitoba Bonspiel and the Ontario Curling Association began with having women's curling events. Other provinces would later add provincial women's championships, but it wasn't until the 1950s that a higher level of women's curling began to occur. At this time there was a Western Canada Women's Championship (sponsored by the T. Eaton Company) but no tournament existed for the eastern provinces. By 1959, Eaton's pulled their sponsorship, giving an opportunity for the organizers of the Western championships the initiative to have a national championship.

In 1960, the Canadian Ladies' Curling Association was created with Dominion Stores Ltd. seeking to sponsor a national championship. That year, an eastern championship occurred so that the winner could play the winner of the western championship. In this event, Ruth Smith and her team from Lacolle, Quebec faced off against Joyce McKee's team from Saskatchewan (consisting of Sylvia Fedoruk, Donna Belding and Muriel Coben) with McKee winning. The game between the two teams was played in Oshawa, Ontario.

The following year a tournament was organized with the same format as the Brier and was held in Ottawa. McKee won again, with a new front end of Barbara MacNevin and Rosa McFee.

Early history[edit]

In 1967, Dominion Stores were unable to reach a compromise with the organizers of the tournament, and their sponsorship fell. The Canadian Ladies' Curling Association ran the tournament by themselves with no sponsorship.

Sylvia Fedoruk, after assuming the presidency of the Canadian Ladies' Curling Association found a sponsor in the Macdonald Tobacco Company, the same sponsor as the Brier. Their sponsorship began in 1972 with the tournament being called the "Macdonald Lassie" championship, after the company's trademark.

In 1979, under increasing pressure from the anti-tobacco policies of the Canadian Government, the Macdonald Tobacco Company pulled their sponsorship from both the Brier and the Women's championship. The Canadian Ladies' Curling Association ran the tournament without a sponsorship again for the next couple of years. 1979 also marked the first year of the Women's World Curling Championship, where the national champion would play. Also, the 1979 event was the first tournament to feature a playoff. Before then, the championship team was the one with the best round robin record.

Tournament of Hearts[edit]

Robin Wilson, a member of the 1979 championship team, and a former employee of Scott Paper led an effort to get the company to sponsor the championships. It was successful, and in 1982 the first Scott Tournament of Hearts was held.

The Scott Tournament of Hearts would last 25 years, and saw the likes of many great teams. The first Tournament of Hearts was won by Colleen Jones and her Nova Scotia team. It would take her 18 years to win another, but she would cap it off with another four championships for a grand total of six championships. Other great curlers at the Hearts have been Connie Laliberte and Jennifer Jones of Manitoba, Heather Houston, Marilyn Bodogh and Rachel Homan of Ontario, Sandra Schmirler of Saskatchewan and Kelly Scott of British Columbia.

The new sponsorship made the tournament popular when it began to be televised. Today, TSN covers the entire tournament. CBC had covered the semi-finals and the finals up until the 2007-08 season. In 2013, Sportsnet and City began to offer coverage of the finals of the provincial playdowns in Manitoba, Ontario, and Alberta as well.

Past champions[edit]

Diamond D Championship[edit]

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1961  Saskatchewan Joyce McKee, Sylvia Fedoruk, Barbara MacNevin, Rosa McFee Ottawa, Ontario
1962  British Columbia Ina Hansen, Ada Callas, Isabel Leith, May Shaw Regina, Saskatchewan
1963 Flag of New Brunswick-1950-Blue.svg New Brunswick Mabel DeWare, Harriet Stratton, Forbis Stevenson, Marjorie Fraser Saint John, New Brunswick
1964  British Columbia Ina Hansen, Ada Callas, Isabel Leith, May Shaw Edmonton, Alberta
1965  Manitoba Peggy Casselman, Val Taylor, Pat MacDonald, Pat Scott Halifax, Nova Scotia
1966  Alberta Gale Lee, Hazel Jamison, Sharon Harrington, June Coyle Vancouver, British Columbia
1967  Manitoba Betty Duguid, Joan Ingram, Larie Bradawaski, Dot Rose Montreal, Quebec

Canadian Ladies Curling Association Championship[edit]

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1968  Alberta Hazel Jamison, Gale Lee, Jackie Spencer, June Coyle Winnipeg, Manitoba
1969 Saskatchewan 60th Anniversary Flag.svg Saskatchewan Joyce McKee, Vera Pezer, Lenore Morrison, Jennifer Falk Fort William, Ontario
1970  Saskatchewan Dorenda Schoenhals, Cheryl Stirton, Linda Burnham, Joan Anderson Calgary, Alberta
1971  Saskatchewan Vera Pezer, Sheila Rowan, Joyce McKee, Lenore Morrison St. John's, Newfoundland

Macdonald Lassies Championship[edit]

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1972  Saskatchewan Vera Pezer, Sheila Rowan, Joyce McKee, Lenore Morrison Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1973  Saskatchewan Vera Pezer, Sheila Rowan, Joyce McKee, Lenore Morrison Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1974  Saskatchewan Emily Farnham, Linda Saunders, Pat McBeath, Donna Collins Victoria, British Columbia
1975  Quebec Lee Tobin, Marilyn McNeil, Michelle Garneau, Laurie Ross Moncton, New Brunswick
1976  British Columbia Lindsay Davie, Dawn Knowles, Robin Klassen, Lorraine Bowles Winnipeg, Manitoba
1977  Alberta Myrna McQuarrie, Rita Tarnava, Barb Davis, Jane Rempel Halifax, Nova Scotia
1978  Manitoba Cathy Pidzarko, Chris Pidzarko, Iris Armstrong, Patty Vanderkerckhove Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
1979  British Columbia Lindsay Sparkes, Dawn Knowles, Robin Wilson, Lorraine Bowles  Manitoba Chris Pidzarko, Rose Tanasichuk, Iris Armstrong, Patti Vande Mount Royal, Quebec

Canadian Ladies Curling Association Championship[edit]

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
1980  Saskatchewan Marj Mitchell, Nancy Kerr, Shirley McKendry, Wendy Leach  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Sally Jane Saunders, Margaret Knickle, Barbara Jones Edmonton, Alberta
1981  Alberta Susan Seitz, Judy Erickson, Myrna McKay, Betty McCracken  Newfoundland Sue Anne Bartlett, Patricia Dwyer, Joyce Nichols, Jo Ann Bepperling St. John's, Newfoundland

Scott Tournament of Hearts[edit]

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
1982  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Kay Smith, Monica Jones, Barbara Jones-Gordon  Manitoba Dorothy Rose, Lynne Andrews, Kim Crass, Shannon Burns Regina, Saskatchewan
1983  Nova Scotia Penny LaRocque, Sharon Horne, Cathy Caudle, Pam Sanford  Alberta Cathy Shaw, Christine Jurgenson, Sandra Rippel, Penny Ryan Prince George, British Columbia
1984  Manitoba Connie Laliberte, Chris More, Corinne Peters, Janet Arnott  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Wendy Currie, Monica Jones, Barbara Jones-Gordon Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1985  British Columbia Linda Moore, Lindsay Sparkes, Debbie Jones, Laurie Carney  Newfoundland Sue Anne Bartlett, Patricia Dwyer, Margaret Knickle, Debra Herbert Winnipeg, Manitoba
1986  Ontario Marilyn Darte, Kathy McEdwards, Chris Jurgenson, Jan Augustyn  Canada Linda Moore, Lindsay Sparkes, Debbie Jones, Laurie Carney London, Ontario
1987  British Columbia Pat Sanders, Louise Herlinveaux, Georgina Hawkes, Deb Massullo  Manitoba Kathie Ellwood, Cathy Treloar, Laurie Ellwood, Sandra Asham Lethbridge, Alberta
1988  Ontario Heather Houston, Lorraine Lang, Diane Adams, Tracy Kennedy  Canada Pat Sanders, Louise Herlinveaux, Georgina Hawkes, Deb Massullo Fredericton, New Brunswick
1989  Canada Heather Houston, Lorraine Lang, Diane Adams, Tracy Kennedy  Manitoba Chris More, Karen Purdy, Lori Zeller, Kristin Kuruluk Kelowna, British Columbia
1990  Ontario Alison Goring, Kristin Turcotte, Andrea Lawes, Cheryl McPherson  Nova Scotia Heather Rankin, Beth Rankin, Judith Power, Suzanne Green Ottawa, Ontario
1991  British Columbia Julie Sutton, Jodie Sutton, Melissa Soligo, Karri Willms  New Brunswick Heidi Hanlon, Kathy Floyd, Sheri Stewart, Mary Harding Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1992  Manitoba Connie Laliberte, Laurie Allen, Cathy Gauthier, Janet Arnott  Canada Julie Sutton, Jodi Sutton, Melissa Soligo, Karri Willms Halifax, Nova Scotia
1993  Saskatchewan Sandra Peterson, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit  Manitoba Maureen Bonar, Lois Fowler, Allyson Bell, Rhonda Fowler Brandon, Manitoba
1994  Canada Sandra Peterson, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit  Manitoba Connie Laliberte, Karen Purdy, Cathy Gauthier, Janet Arnott Kitchener, Ontario
1995  Manitoba Connie Laliberte, Cathy Overton, Cathy Gauthier, Janet Arnott  Alberta Cathy Borst, Maureen Brown, Deanne Shields, Kate Horne Calgary, Alberta
1996  Ontario Marilyn Bodogh, Kim Gellard, Corie Beveridge, Jane Hooper Perroud  Alberta Cheryl Kullman, Karen Ruus, Barb Sherrington, Judy Pendergast Thunder Bay, Ontario
1997  Saskatchewan Sandra Schmirler, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit  Ontario Alison Goring, Lori Eddy, Kim Moore, Mary Bowman Vancouver, British Columbia
1998  Alberta Cathy Borst, Heather Godberson, Brenda Bohmer, Kate Horne  Ontario Anne Merklinger, Theresa Breen, Patti McKnight, Audrey Frey Regina, Saskatchewan
1999  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye, Nancy Delahunt  Canada Cathy Borst, Heather Godberson, Brenda Bohmer, Kate Horne Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
2000  British Columbia Kelley Law, Julie Skinner, Georgina Wheatcroft, Diane Nelson  Ontario Anne Merklinger, Theresa Breen, Patti McKnight, Audrey Frey Prince George, British Columbia
2001  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye, Nancy Delahunt  Canada Kelley Law, Julie Skinner, Georgina Wheatcroft, Diane Nelson Sudbury, Ontario
2002  Canada Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye, Nancy Delahunt  Saskatchewan Sherry Anderson, Kim Hodson, Sandra Mulroney, Donna Gignac Brandon, Manitoba
2003  Canada Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye, Nancy Delahunt  Newfoundland and Labrador Cathy Cunningham, Peg Goss, Kathy Kerr, Heather Martin Kitchener, Ontario
2004  Canada Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Arsenault, Nancy Delahunt  Quebec Marie-France Larouche, Karo Gagnon, Annie Lemay, Véronique Grégoire Red Deer, Alberta
2005  Manitoba Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Cathy Gauthier  Ontario Jenn Hanna, Pascale Letendre, Dawn Askin, Stephanie Hanna St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2006  British Columbia Kelly Scott, Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons  Canada Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Georgina Wheatcroft London, Ontario

Scotties Tournament of Hearts[edit]

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
2007  Canada Kelly Scott, Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons  Saskatchewan Jan Betker, Lana Vey, Nancy Inglis, Marcia Gudereit Lethbridge, Alberta
2008  Manitoba Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Dawn Askin  Alberta Shannon Kleibrink, Amy Nixon, Bronwen Saunders, Chelsey Bell Regina, Saskatchewan
2009  Canada Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Dawn Askin  British Columbia Marla Mallett, Grace MacInnes, Diane Gushulak, Jacalyn Brown Victoria, British Columbia
2010  Canada Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Dawn Askin  Prince Edward Island Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Kathy O'Rourke, Tricia Affleck Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Host
Locale Team Locale Team Locale Team
2011  Saskatchewan Amber Holland
Kim Schneider
Tammy Schneider
Heather Kalenchuk
 Canada Jennifer Jones
Kaitlyn Lawes
Jill Officer
Dawn Askin
 Nova Scotia Heather Smith-Dacey
Danielle Parsons
Blisse Comstock
Teri Lake
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
2012  Alberta Heather Nedohin
Beth Iskiw
Jessica Mair
Laine Peters
 British Columbia Kelly Scott
Sasha Carter
Dailene Sivertson
Jacquie Armstrong
 Manitoba Jennifer Jones
Kaitlyn Lawes
Jill Officer
Dawn Askin
Red Deer, Alberta
2013  Ontario Rachel Homan
Emma Miskew
Alison Kreviazuk
Lisa Weagle
 Manitoba Jennifer Jones
Kaitlyn Lawes
Jill Officer
Dawn Askin
 British Columbia Kelly Scott
Jeanna Schraeder
Sasha Carter
Sarah Wazney
Kingston, Ontario
2014  Canada Rachel Homan
Emma Miskew
Alison Kreviazuk
Lisa Weagle
 Alberta Valerie Sweeting
Joanne Courtney
Dana Ferguson
Rachelle Pidherny
 Manitoba Chelsea Carey
Kristy McDonald
Kristen Foster
Lindsay Titheridge
Montreal, Quebec
2015 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Top 3 finishes table[edit]

As of 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Province 1st 2nd 3rd Total
 Saskatchewan 11 6 7 24
 British Columbia 9 8 10 27
 Canada 9 7 4 20
 Manitoba 8 11 8 27
 Alberta 6 9 4 19
 Ontario 5 6 13 24
 Nova Scotia 4 3 5 12
 Quebec 1 2 3 6
 New Brunswick 1 2 1 4
 Newfoundland and Labrador 0 3 3 6
 Prince Edward Island 0 2 2 4
 Yukon/ Northwest Territories 0 0 1 1

Award winners[edit]

Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award[edit]

The Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award is awarded by the media to the most valuable player during the playoffs at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The 2014 winner was Rachel Homan of Canada.

Shot of the Week Award[edit]

The Shot of the Week Award is presented by the organizing committee to the player who makes the most outstanding shot during the tournament. The 2014 winner was Heather Strong representing Newfoundland and Labrador.

Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award[edit]

The Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award is awarded annually to the most sportsmanlike curler at the Tournament of Hearts every year. The award has been presented since 1982, and has been named in Mitchell's honour since 1998. In 2014, the Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award was presented to Sherry Anderson of Saskatchewan.[1]

Joan Mead Builder Award[edit]

The Joan Mead Builder Award goes to someone in the curling community that significantly contributes to the growth and development of women's curling in Canada. It has been awarded annually since 2001.

Winners

All-Star teams[edit]

2014[1]

First Team

Second Team

2013[4]

First Team

Second Team

2012[5]

First Team

Second Team

2011

First Team

Second Team

2010

First Team

Second Team

2009

First Team

Second Team

2008

First Team

Second Team

2007

First Team

Second Team

2006

First Team

Second Team

2005

First Team

Second Team

2004

First Team

Second Team

2003

First Team

Second Team

2002

First Team

Second Team

2001

First Team

Second Team

2000

First Team

Second Team

1999

First Team

Second Team

1998

First Team

Second Team

1997

First Team

Second Team

1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982

Ford Hot Shots[edit]

Further information: Ford Hot Shots

See also[edit]

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