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Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Sweeps into Oakville for WFG Masters, Dec. 6-11

– Sportsnet to broadcast exclusive coverage of WFG Masters beginning Thursday, Dec. 8 across TV, and streaming platforms –

November 30, 2022 – Returning to Oakville, ON, for the second year in a row, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is welcoming the world’s top curlers to Sixteen Mile Sports Complex for the WFG Masters from December 6-11. Exclusive TV and streaming coverage of the premier curling event begins Thursday, Dec. 8 with coverage available on Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE and via live stream on SN NOW.

Marking the third event of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season, the WFG Masters will feature 16 top men’s and 16 elite women’s teams from around the world, including defending event champions Team Mouat (Stirling, SCO), reigning world champions Team Tirinzoni (Aarau, SUI) and 2022 Olympic gold-medallists Team Edin (Karlstad, SWE). The event will also include several new-look Canadian teams featuring fan-favourites such as Team Gushue (St. John’s), Team Homan (Ottawa), Team Bottcher (Edmonton), and Team Jones (Winnipeg).

The round-robin style event will see teams competing for a combined $250,000 prize purse and a berth in the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup, the final event of the season. Full broadcast schedule and complete team lists are attached.

Taking viewers to the heart of the action, Sportsnet’s expert curling commentators are set to deliver exclusive insight and analysis from the heart of the action. Veteran play-by-play announcer Rob Faulds returns to the broadcast booth alongside celebrated Canadian Olympic medallists and curling analysts, Kevin Martin, Mike Harris, and Joan McCusker. Olympic gold-medallist Jennifer Jones will also be returning to the booth for select broadcasts throughout the event.

The Grand Slam season concluded its second event in Grande Prairie back in October, with Team Edin and Team Homan taking home the Tier 1 HearingLife Tour Challenge trophies and Team Dropkin and Team Grandy winning Tier 2. As the season continues next week, so does the race for the 2022-23 Pinty’s Cup, a season-long competition to accumulate points according to team performance at each Grand Slam event. The top four men’s and women’s teams that collect the highest total of points by the conclusion of the Princess Auto Players’ Championship in April will capture a share of the $300,000 Pinty’s Cup Bonus Pool.

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling competitors and Sportsnet’s curling commentators are available to discuss theWFG Masters and2022-23 Grand Slam season. For media accreditation, please contact claudia.frutti@rci.rogers.com.

Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is an elite series of six curling events and feature the best men’s and women’s teams from across Canada and around the world. Awarding equal purses to both men’s and women’s teams since 2015, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling presents $2.1 million in total prize money each season. For more event details, please visit the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling website here.

Remaining events in the 2022-23 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series include:

  • Canadian Open – Camrose, AB (Jan. 10-15, 2023, at Camrose Recreation Centre)
  • Princess Auto Players’ Championship –Toronto, ON(April 11-16, 2023, at Mattamy Athletic Centre)
  • KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup – Regina, SK (May 2-7, 2023, at The Co-operators Centre)

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