The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling got underway with one of two brand new events – the Tour Challenge. The men’s and women’s action was each split into two tiers, with Tier 1 garnering most of the attention. Tier 2 provided important action as well, because the men’s and women’s winners of Tier 2 earned a trip to the Masters – the next Grand Slam event.
Here are the results from the Paradise Double Ice Complex in Paradise, NL:
Women’s Tier 1
Team Silvana Tirinzoni 6
Team Rachel Homan 5
Women’s Tier 2
Team Kerri Einarson 8 (punches ticket to Masters)
Team Chantelle Eberle 2
Men’s Tier 1
Team Kevin Koe 4 (EE)
Team Brad Gushue 3
Men’s Tier 2
Team Jim Cotter 5 (punches ticket to Masters)
Team Mark Kean 3
For more information on the bonspiel, click here.