Champions Cup concludes season

Our final stop of the season brings us to Saskatoon. The Grand Slam of Curling concludes with the Champions Cup at Merlis Belsher Place from Tuesday, April 23rd through to Sunday, April 28th.

The Champions Cup, a unique Grand Slam open only to teams that have won select bonspiels, is in its fourth season.

We are two-time defending champions and finished runner-up in the first Champions Cup in 2016.

Jolene Campbell

Jolene Campbell

Joanne Courtney continues to enjoy much deserved rest after a long and successful season. Joanne and her husband Mark are expecting their first child in July. We are excited to add Saskatchewan’s Jolene Campbell to our lineup at second for this event. Jolene is a former Scotties champion and World Women’s silver medalist. She has played in four Scotties and in March finished as a quarterfinalist with John Morris at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championship.

We opened the event with a trio of wins and have secured a spot in Saturday’s quarterfinals. We got past Team Wrana on Tuesday 6-4, before defeating Team Sinclair 8-3 on Wednesday and Team Kim 8-4 on Thursday.

Our next game is Friday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. local) against Team Carey. Click here for the full draw. 

Television coverage of the Champions Cup begins Thursday afternoon on Sportsnet. Click here to see the full list of channels and options for viewing. 

There is a unique rule for the Champions Cup this year. The rule bans tick shots in the eighth and extra ends. The rule is a test and only applies to this unique Grand Slam of Curling event.

AROUND OUR HOUSE

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We hoisted the Pinty’s Cup at the conclusion of the Players’ Championship earlier this month. The season-long trophy is awarded to the team that captures the most points by virtue of their finishes in Grand Slam of Curling stops. We captured a record-tying three consecutive Grand Slams and finished runner-up in a fourth Slam.

This Thursday we’ll be taking over Canadian Beef’s Instagram story. Be sure to follow along and engage with your questions!

Joanne sat down with our friends at BOOST to answer your questions at the Players’ Championship. Take a look back at the fun Q&A in Toronto.

Registration for our fourth annual Team Homan Junior Curling Camp will open to the public on Friday, May 10th at noon ET. Last year’s campers will receive an invitation to sign up earlier that week. The camp is open to curlers aged 11-20 with one to two years or more of curling experience. This year’s camp will be held Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 22nd at the Ottawa Curling Club.