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Team Koe Clinches Victory at the Canadian Open

November 18, 2013

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– Team Koe takes home $24,000 of $100,000 tournament purse –

MEDICINE HAT, AB, Nov. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – Following five days of non-stop
competitive curling action, Edmonton’s Team Koe was crowned champion of the Canadian Open today in Medicine Hat, AB – the second event of the 2013-14 Grand Slam of Curling season.

With a 7-1 record in the tournament, skip Kevin Koe and his team scored
a 5-4 victory over Team Gushue (St. John’s, NL) in an exciting final. 
Koe takes home $24,000 of the combined $100,000 purse awarded to the 18
men’s teams competing in the tournament, which was held at Medicine Hat
Arena in Medicine Hat, AB.

“It feels great. Obviously, when you make a big shot at the end to win
it feels even better and makes it more exciting,” said skip Koe. “It
especially is great when it is happens at a big event like the Canadian
Open.”

This is the second Grand Slam win for Koe, following his 2012 victory at
the Masters. Koe joins Coldwater, ON’s Team Howard as victors of the 2013-14 Grand Slam of Curling season, following Howard’s win at the Masters earlier this month in Abbotsford, BC.

For detailed scoring and information, please visit http://www.thegrandslamofcurling.com/ Images from the Canadian Open are available for download at http://bit.ly/17x7eNz

Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the 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. In addition to the Canadian Open, the 2013-14 series also includes the Masters (Abbotsford, BC, November 13-17), the National (Fort McMurray, AB, March 12-16, 2014) and the Players’ Championship (Summerside, PEI, April 15-20, 2014).

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