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Team Jacobs and Team Einarson Sweep Up at the Boost National in Sault Ste. Marie, ON

December 13, 2016

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 – Meridian Canadian Open, the fourth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event of the season, begins January 3 in North Battleford, SK 

 

TORONTO (December 11, 2016) Following six days of intense competition, Team Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) and Team Einarson (Winnipeg) have claimed victory at the Boost National live from the Essar Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

In the men’s final, hometown favourite and reigning Olympic gold medallist Brad Jacobs led his team to its first title of the 2016-17 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season with a 4-2 win over Team Carruthers (Winnipeg). With this victory, Team Jacobs takes home $30,000 of the men’s purse and qualifies for the Humpty’s Champions Cup, the final Grand Slam event of the season in Calgary.

“This is one of the events we were most looking forward to all season and to come out here in our hometown and put on a great show for everyone and win the event, it’s like a dream come true for us,” said skip Brad Jacobs. “It really is. You don’t get too many opportunities to play in front of your hometown crowd in a big event. We were able to do that and capitalize on it. This was overall huge for our team.”

In the women’s final, Team Einarson clinched their first career Grand Slam title in an exciting 5-3 victory over Team Tirinzoni (Aarau, Switzerland) on Sunday. With its win, Team Einarson takes home $30,000 of the women’s purse and qualifies for the Humpty’s Champions Cup, the final event of the season.

“It’s really amazing,” said skip Kerri Einarson. “That last shot, I felt it, just threw it and had goose bumps right down my whole entire body when I saw it go down the ice. This is truly amazing and I couldn’t be happier.”

The next event of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season is the Meridian Canadian Open, kicking off Tuesday, January 3 at the Civic Centre in North Battleford, SK. The fourth of seven events on the Grand Slam calendar, the Meridian Canadian Open features the world’s best 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams competing in a triple knockout bracket format.

For full scoring and event details, visit www.thegrandslamofcurling.com.

 Additional events in the 2016-17Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series include:

  • Princess Auto Elite 10 – Port Hawkesbury, NS (March 16-19, Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre)
  • West Jet Players’ Championship – Toronto, ON (April 11-16, Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre)
  • Humpty’s Champions Cup – Calgary, AB (April 25-30, WinSport Arena, Canada Olympic Park)

Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is an elite 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 series expanded from five to seven events for the 2015-16 season. Additionally, total prize money for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events increased to $2 million for 2016-17 season. For more details on future events, please visit www.thegrandslamofcurling.com.

 

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