Capital One Grand Slam of Curling

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The Capital One 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 Rogers 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 (through its Sportsnet unit) purchased the rights to operate the event,[1] and acquired broadcast rights to the events, which will be shared with the CBC.[2][3]

Men's events[edit]

The Masters Grand Slam of Curling[edit]

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

Champions
YearWinning skipLocation
2002Bruce KorteGander, Newfoundland and Labrador
2003 (Jan)Kevin MartinSudbury, Ontario
2003 (Dec)Wayne MiddaughSudbury, Ontario
2004Jeff StoughtonHumboldt, Saskatchewan
2006 (Feb)Randy FerbeySt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2006 (Dec)Glenn HowardWaterloo, Ontario
2008 (Jan.)Glenn HowardSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
2008 (Nov.)Glenn HowardWaterloo, Ontario
2009Glenn HowardMississauga, Ontario
2010Mike McEwenWindsor, Ontario
2011Glenn HowardSault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2012Kevin KoeBrantford, Ontario
2013Glenn HowardAbbotsford, British Columbia

Canadian Open of Curling[edit]

The Canadian Open of Curling has been held 12 times, the most recent being in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Champions
YearWinning skipLocation
2001Wayne MiddaughWainwright, Alberta
2002Kevin MartinThunder Bay, Ontario
2003Glen DespinsBrandon, Manitoba
2005Kevin MartinWinnipeg, Manitoba
2006Jeff StoughtonWinnipeg, Manitoba
2007 (Jan.)Kevin MartinWinnipeg, Manitoba
2007 (Dec.)Kevin MartinQuebec City, Quebec
2009Glenn HowardWinnipeg, Manitoba
2010Kevin MartinWinnipeg, Manitoba
2011 (Jan.)Mike McEwenOshawa, Ontario
2011 (Dec.)Mike McEwenKingston, Ontario
2012Glenn HowardKelowna, British Columbia
2013Kevin KoeMedicine Hat, Alberta

The National[edit]

The National has been held twelve times, the most recent being in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia.

Champions
YearWinning skipLocation
2002Glenn HowardSault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2003Pierre CharetteHumboldt, Saskatchewan
2004Glenn HowardPrince Albert, Saskatchewan
2004 (Nov.)1Kevin MartinHamilton, Ontario
2005Wayne MiddaughPort Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2007 (March)Kevin MartinPort Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2007 (Dec.)Kevin MartinPort Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2008Wayne MiddaughQuebec City, Quebec
2010 (Jan.)Brad GushueGuelph, Ontario
2010 (Dec.)Kevin MartinVernon, British Columbia
2012Glenn HowardDawson Creek, British Columbia
2013Jeff StoughtonPort Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
2014Fort McMurray, 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.

The Players' Championship[edit]

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
YearWinning skipLocation
1993Russ HowardCalgary, Alberta
1994Kevin MartinCalgary, Alberta
1995 (Apr.)Murray McEachernSelkirk, Manitoba
1995 (Dec.)Wayne MiddaughJasper, Alberta
1997Russ HowardWinnipeg, Manitoba
1998Kevin MartinFort McMurray, Alberta
1999Wayne MiddaughWinnipeg, Manitoba
2000Kevin MartinWinnipeg, Manitoba
2001Wayne MiddaughCalgary, Alberta
2002Wayne MiddaughStrathroy, Ontario
2003Jeff StoughtonLeduc, Alberta
2004John MorrisSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2005Kevin MartinSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2006Randy FerbeyCalgary, Alberta
2007Kevin MartinCalgary, Alberta
2008Glenn HowardSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2009Randy FerbeyGrande Prairie, Alberta
2010Kevin MartinDawson Creek, British Columbia
2011Kevin MartinGrande Prairie, Alberta
2012John EppingSummerside, Prince Edward Island
2013Glenn HowardToronto, Ontario
2014Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Statistics[edit]

As of 2013 Canadian Open'

PlayerMast.Nat.COPCTotal
Kevin Martin145717
Glenn Howard632415
Wayne Middaugh332513
Brent Laing622212
Craig Savill612211
John Morris03339
Richard Hart42118
Marc Kennedy02338
Ben Hebert03328
Scott Bailey12148
Carter Rycroft21328
Don Walchuk11237
Don Bartlett11237
Graeme McCarrel10135
Jon Mead12115
Ian Tetley00134
Marcel Rocque10034
Jeff Stoughton11114
Randy Ferbey10023
David Nedohin10023
Scott Pfeifer10023
Gary Van Den Berghe10113
Mike McEwen10203
B. J. Neufeld10203
Matt Wozniak10203
Denni Neufeld10203
Kevin Koe10113
Russ Howard00022
Peter Corner01012
Collin Mitchell02002
Jason Mitchell02002
Phil Loevenmark01012
Steve Gould10102
Mark Nichols02002
Nolan Thiessen10102
Pat Simmons10102

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 twenty-seven times.

Champions
YearWinning skipRunner-up skip
1986Marilyn Bodogh
1987Jan Wiltzen
1988Michelle Schneider
1989Kerrylynn Richards
1990Cheryl Bernard
1991Sandra Peterson
1992Michelle Schneider
1993Sherry Scheirich
1994Michelle Schneider
1995Elisabet Gustafson
1996Shannon Kleibrink
1997Heather Rankin
1998Kim Gellard
1999Cathy Borst
2000Amber Holland
2001Cathy King
2002Heather Nedohin
2003Sherry Anderson
2004Stefanie LawtonCheryl Bernard
2005Jenn HannaJan Betker
2006Kelly ScottCrystal Webster
2007Jennifer JonesShannon Kleibrink
2008Shannon KleibrinkCheryl Bernard
2009Jennifer JonesWang Bingyu
2010Wang BingyuDesirée Owen
2011Cathy Overton-ClaphamAmy Nixon
2012Sherry MiddaughRachel Homan
2013Eve MuirheadWang Bingyu

Manitoba Lotteries Women's Curling Classic[edit]

The Manitoba Women's Curling Classic is held annually in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and has been held eight times.

Champions
YearWinning skipRunner-up skip
2004Cheryl BernardShannon Kleibrink
2005Jennifer JonesShannon Kleibrink
2006Sherry AndersonJennifer Jones
2007Shannon KleibrinkJennifer Jones
2008Michelle EnglotKelly Scott
2009Kelly ScottJennifer Jones
2010Chelsea CareyCathy Overton-Clapham
2011Renée SonnenbergHeather Nedohin
2012Stefanie LawtonRachel Homan
2013Jennifer JonesJill Thurston

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.

YearWinning skipRunner-up skip
2004Sherry MiddaughRenée Sonnenberg
2005Stefanie LawtonCandace Chisholm
2006Jennifer JonesKaren Purdy
2007Stefanie LawtonCathy King
2008Stefanie LawtonMichelle Englot
2009Stefanie LawtonMirjam Ott
2010Stefanie LawtonJennifer Jones
2011Crystal WebsterValerie Sweeting
2012Stefanie LawtonChelsea Carey
2013

The Masters Grand Slam of Curling[edit]

The Masters of Curling has been held once, the most recent being in Brantford, Ontario. It is the successor event of the Sun Life Classic.

Champions
YearWinning skipLocation
2012Rachel HomanBrantford, Ontario
2013Rachel HomanAbbotsford, British Columbia

The Players' Championship[edit]

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
YearWinning skipLocation
2006Jennifer JonesCalgary, Alberta
2007Jennifer JonesCalgary, Alberta
2008Amber HollandSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2009Jennifer JonesGrande Prairie, Alberta
2010Cheryl BernardDawson Creek, British Columbia
2011Jennifer JonesGrande Prairie, Alberta
2012Stefanie LawtonSummerside, Prince Edward Island
2013Eve MuirheadToronto, Ontario
2014Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Former Grand Slams[edit]

Sobeys Slam[edit]

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

Champions
YearWinning skip
2007Sherry Middaugh
2008Marie-France Larouche
2009Not held
2010Jennifer 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
YearWinning skip
2000Shannon Kleibrink
2001Shannon Kleibrink
2002Kelly Scott
2003Kelly Scott
2004Kelley Law
2005Janet Harvey
2006Stefanie Lawton
2007Kelly Scott
2008Jennifer Jones

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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