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Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Returns to Toronto for the Players’ Championship, April 9 to 14

April 3, 2019

News Releases
– Top 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams from around the world to compete in sixth Grand Slam event of the season –
– Live televised coverage begins Thursday, April 11 on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW –
TORONTO (April 3, 2019) Elite curling action returns to Toronto next week for the Players’ Championshipthe sixth event and fourth major of the 2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season – taking place at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, April 9 to14. Sportsnet’s live coverage of the crown jewel event of the Grand Slam season gets underway Thursday, April 11 at Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW (full broadcast details below). Returning to downtown Toronto for the sixth time in seven years, the Players’ Championship features the top 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams from around the world, competing for a $300,000 total purse divided between the two divisions. The impressive pool of talent includes world No. 1 Team Koe (Calgary), 10-time Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Champion, Team Homan (Ottawa), 2019 World Women’s Curling Champion Team Tirinzoni (Aarau, SUI), and local fan-favourite Team Epping (Toronto). For additional details regarding event format, team lists and scoring, please visit thegrandslamofcurling.com. Returning for another must-watch Grand Slam event, Sportsnet’s expert curling commentators will be at the heart of the action in Toronto. Veteran broadcaster Rob Faulds will have the play-by-play call while 2010 Olympic gold medallist Kevin Martin, 1998 Olympic silver medallist Mike Harris and 1998 Olympic gold medallist Joan McCusker provide insight and analysis throughout the bonspiel. Interviews and Media Accreditation Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling competitors and Sportsnet’s curling commentators are available for interviews to discuss the Players’ Championship and 2018-19 season. For interview requests or media accreditation, please contact Raluca Melniciuc at raluca.melniciuc@rci.rogers.com Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is a premier series of men’s and women’s curling events which are part of the World Curling Tour and feature the best teams from across Canada and around the world. The total prize money for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events is $2.1 million. For more details on future events, please visit thegrandslamofcurling.com Sportsnet Broadcast Schedule – Players’ Championship *Broadcast schedule subject to chang Thursday, April 11
  • Round Robin, Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet NOW)
  • Round Robin, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet NOW)
  • Round Robin, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet NOW)
Friday, April 12
  • Round Robin, Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT (Sportsnet & Sportsnet NOW)
  • Round Robin, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet NOW)
  • Round Robin, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet NOW)
Saturday, April 13
  • Women’s Quarter-finals, Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet NOW, CBC)
  • Men’s Quarter-finals, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360 & Sportsnet NOW)
  • Men’s & Women’s Semifinals, 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360 & Sportsnet NOW)
Sunday, April 14
  • Men’s Final, Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT (Sportsnet 360 & Sportsnet NOW, CBC)
  • Women’s Final, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT (Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet NOW)
Additional events in the 2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series include:
  • Humpty’s Champions Cup – Saskatoon, SK (April 23-28, Merlis Belsher Place)
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