Skip to main content

Team Homan and Team Jacobs Claim the Tour Challenge Crowns in Thunder Bay

November 12, 2018

News Releases

– Boost National, the fourth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event of the season, begins December 11 in Conception Bay South, NL –

– Live coverage of the Boost National begins December 13 on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW –

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 11, 2018) Drawing world-class curling action in Canada’s Gateway to the West to a close, Team Homan (Ottawa) and Team Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) have captured the Tour Challenge Tier 1 titles at the Thunder Bay Tournament Centre. Additionally, Team Stern (Oberwallis, Switzerland) and Team Muyres (Saskatoon) claimed titles following Sunday’s Tier 2 finals.

In the Tier 1 women’s competition, Team Homan collected its eighth career Grand Slam crown following an 8-4 victory over Team Fleury (East St. Paul, MB) in front of a sold-out crowd on Sunday afternoon. Along with the title, Team Homan takes home $20,000 of the $100,000 women’s purse.

“It feels amazing. It was such a great week here in Thunder Bay,” said second Joanne Courtney. “We had a really strong performance from start to finish and it was nice to be able to come out with a win today.”

On the men’s side, Northern Ontario’s own Team Jacobs captured its first title of the 2018-19 season after downing Team Bottcher (Edmonton) in a close 6-5 battle. In addition to the Tour Challenge title, Team Jacobs receives $20,000 of the $100,000 men’s purse and qualifies for the Humpty’s Champions Cup, the final Grand Slam event of the 2018-19 season in Saskatoon

“We played great all week. It’s been a long time for our team since we’ve won anything and winning never gets old,” said skip Brad Jacobs. “To do this in Northern Ontario, it means a lot to us, and hopefully everybody enjoyed the show. That’s what we’re here to do, we’re here to entertain and do special things for Northern Ontario. All around, a great week.”

In Tour Challenge Tier 2 action, Team Stern edged out Team Yoshimura (Sapporo, Japan) in the women’s final in a 6-5 battle, followed by Team Muyres’ 8-3victory over Team McDonald (Kingston, ON) in the men’s final. Along with the Tier 2 titles, Team Stern and Team Muyres each collect $10,000 in prize money and a berth in the Meridian Canadian Open in North Battleford, SK in January 2019.

The next event of the 2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season is the Boost National, set to get underway on Tuesday, December 11 in Conception Bay South, NL. The fourth of seven events on the Grand Slam calendar, the Boost National will shine the spotlight on 30 elite men’s and women’s teams as they face-off in the Conception Bay South Arena.

Additional events in the 2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series include:

  • Boost National – Conception Bay South, NL (Dec. 11-16, 2018 at Conception Bay South Arena)
  • Meridian Canadian Open – North Battleford, SK (Jan. 8-13, 2019 at Civic Centre)
  • Players’ Championship – Toronto (April 9-14, 2019 at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre)
  • Humpty’s Champions Cup – Saskatoon, SK (April 23-28, 2019 at Merlis Belsher Place)

Social Media Links
Web:
Official Website, Sportsnet sportsnet.ca
Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling thegrandslamofcurling.com

Instagram:
Follow Sportsnet @Sportsnet
Follow Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling @grandslamofcurling

Facebook:
Like Sportsnet facebook.com/sportsnet
Like Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling facebook.com/thegrandslamofcurling

Twitter:
Follow Sportsnet @Sportsnet
Follow Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling @grandslamcurl
Follow Sportsnet PR @SportsnetPR

About Sportsnet
Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports media brand. Uniting Canadians through sport, Sportsnet’s multimedia offerings include Sportsnet (consisting of 4 regional channels: East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, the Sportsnet Radio Network, Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet NOW, the Sportsnet app, and podcasts. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multiplatform rights holder, and is the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sportsnet also has extensive coverage of the Blue Jays, as well as NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, Rogers Cup, CHL, IndyCar, WWE, Premier League, and FA Cup. Sportsnet is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Sportsnet.ca.