Tag Archives: Grand Slam of Curling

Tag Archives: Grand Slam of Curling

Homan, Bottcher pick up Slam wins in Saskatchewan

January 14, 2019

There were two big winners at this week’s Meridian Canadian Open. But just because the men’s and women’s teams won the same title, it meant very different things to each of them.

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GSOC Meridian Canadian Open kicks off in North Battleford, Sask.

January 9, 2019

After a few quiet weeks over the holidays, curling fans everywhere have been itching to see their favourite game on TV again. They’re in luck, as this week’s Meridian Canadian Open gets underway in North Battleford, Sask.

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Team Homan caps 2018 with Grand Slam victory

December 18, 2018

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish The famous sports axiom might be a perfect mantra to sum up the year for Ottawa’s Rachel Homan team.

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Jacobs, Homan prevail at Grand Slam Tour Challenge

November 13, 2018

By the standards of most other teams, Team Rachel Homan and Team Brad Jacobs are both having pretty good years. Both squads have qualified in almost every event, and have reached semifinals and finals in big events all year. Homan even won her first event of the year, the World Cup of Curling in Suzhou, China.

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Epping captures Masters crown in Truro

October 30, 2018

Kevin Koe’s buzzer-beater double takeout to win the semifinal might have been the most talked about shot of the weekend at the Grand Slam of Curling’s Canadian Beef Masters in Truro, N.S., but John Epping’s short runback to win the final was the shot that mattered most.

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Local favourites off to strong start at Canadian Beef Masters

October 26, 2018

Last week the stars of Canadian curling were all over the map. This week, they’re all in the same Nova Scotia town.

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Grand Slam series kicks off in Chatham-Kent

September 27, 2018

Although the World Curling Tour season has been underway for six weeks already, something about this weekend’s event makes one feel that it is now officially curling season.

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Gushue, Jones win Slam titles in Lloydminster

October 31, 2017

With the Canadian Olympic qualifying events just around the corner, two previous gold-medallists found themselves on top of the podium once again this weekend.

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Gushue and Sweeting win 2017 Tour Challenge

September 11, 2017

So far, 2017 has been good to Brad Gushue. After a disastrous 2016 that saw him lose the final of the Tim Hortons Brier, a groin injury set in which sidelined him for the rest of the year. But once the calendar turned, the St. John’s native turned his fate around winning the 2017 Brier in his hometown, and capping it off with an undefeated run at the Ford World Men’s Championships.

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Gushue back in top form with Slam triumph

January 9, 2017

Don’t call it a comeback… When you look at this year’s Canadian Team Ranking System men’s standings, it’s very easy to forget that Brad Gushue has barely played this season due to injury.

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Gushue makes long-awaited return to action

December 8, 2016

Before Tuesday night, Brad Gushue hadn’t thrown a rock in a competitive setting since April. Somehow, despite playing three months of the season without their veteran skip, Team Brad Gushue still sits atop the Canadian Team Ranking System men’s standings, thanks to superior efforts from Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker.

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Tour Challenge provides arena-ice experience to more teams

November 10, 2016

Thirty top-tier curling teams are gathered in Cranbrook, B.C., this week for the Grand Slam of Curling Tour Challenge. At the Western Financial Place Arena, you’ll find thirty of the top names: Homan and Jones, Koe and Epping, and all the other teams near the top of the rankings.

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Grand Slam wins for Koe and Tirinzoni

September 14, 2015

For a while, it looked like Rachel Homan was going to win her second straight bonspiel without losing a game. Unfortunately for the Ottawa skip, and her team of Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney and Lisa Weagle, their season-opening win streak ended at 13. A come-from-behind win by Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni stole the Grand Slam of Curling’s Tour Challenge championship, and the $21,000 pay day.

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