KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup 2022
Photo: The Grand Slam of Curling

Grand Slam of Curling Champions Cup 2022 is going to be held from May 5 to May 8 at the Olds Sportsplex in Olds. Here, you will know when, where and how to watch the tournament along with the players.

Preview:

12 men’s teams and 12 women’s teams will be participating in the tournament.

  • Defending Champion: The team led by Bruce Mouat from Scotland.

During the 2021-22 season, his team has won the Masters and the Princess Auto Players’ Championship, respectively. Mouat also won the European Championship and a silver medal at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

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It will also be the final tournament for Brad Jacobs’s team with the Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Greyhounds before retirement. At the Players’ Championship, Anna Hasselborg and her team from Sweden made history by becoming the first women’s team to win a Career Grand Slam in the sport’s history.

Here, you will know everything about the tournament.

Champions Cup Curling 2022 Schedule:

The tournament will begin on Thursday, May 5, and will continue till Sunday, May 8. Here is the full schedule of the tournament.

  • Round Robin: Thursday, May 5- Friday, May 6
  • Tiebreakers: Saturday, May 7
  • Quarter Final: Saturday, May 7
  • Semi-Final Saturday, May 7
  • Final: Sunday, May 8

Venue:

The Champions Cup Grand Slam of Curling 2022 tournament will take place at the Olds Sportsplex in Olds, Alta. This is an arena with two ice surfaces and a six-sheet Curling facility. So, buy your tickets and catch the actions from the venue.

How to Watch KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup on TV and Online in 2022?

The Curling Champions Cup will be exclusively broadcasted on Sportsnet.  Sportsnet East, Sportsnet West. Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 360 will be covering this tournament for the fans.

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So, you need these channels on your TV box to watch the Curling Grand Slam from home.

Sporstnet Now and Sportsnet app will live stream the Curling Championship. The subscription fee is $14.99/month, which will give you access to all the Sportsnet networks including east, west, one, and 360.

TV Broadcasting Schedule:

Date Time (ET) TV Channel
Thursday, May 5 2 p.m. Sportsnet
Thursday, May 5 6 p.m. Sportsnet East
Thursday, May 5 10 p.m. Sportsnet ONE
Friday, May 6 2 p.m Sportsnet
Friday, May 6 6 p.m. Sportsnet West
Friday, May 6 10 p.m. Exclusively online (Sportsnet NOW)
Saturday, May 7 2 p.m. Sportsnet ONE
Saturday, May 7 6 p.m. Sportsnet 360
Saturday, May 7 10 p.m. Sportsnet 360
Sunday, May 8 12 p.m. Sportsnet 360
Sunday, May 8 4 p.m. Sportsnet ONE

Champions Cup Format:

Here is the format of the tournament:

  • A round-robin format is used in both the men’s and women’s divisions, with each division being divided into two pools of six teams.
  • There are a total of six teams in the playoffs who have the best overall records, with the top two teams receiving byes into the semifinals.
  • It is possible that tiebreakers will be required to determine the final positions.
  • The no-tick, free-guard zone will be utilized during the Champions Cup.
  • During the first five rocks of an end, teams are not permitted to remove guards from the field of play or tick guards who are sitting on the middle line.

Men’s Qualification:

Qualifying Event Team
2022 Winter Olympics Niklas Edin
2021 Players’ Championship Bruce Mouat
2021 National Brad Gushue
2021 Tim Hortons Brier Brendan Bottcher
2021 IG Wealth Management Western Showdown Kevin Koe
2021 United States Men’s Curling Championship Korey Dropkin
2021 ATB Banff Classic John Epping
2021 DeKalb Superspiel Jason Gunnlaugson
2021 Vesta Energy Curling Classic Ryan Jacques
2021 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships Kim Chang-min
Sponsor’s Exemption Brad Jacobs
2022 Alberta Curling Tour Championship Karsten Sturmay
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Champions Cup Bracket in 2022:

Men’s Pool

TEAM GAMES WIN LOSSES
Team Jacobs 3 3
Team Edin 2 2
Team S. Kim 2 2
Team Koe 3 2 1
Team Sturmay 2 1 1
Team Gunnlaugson 2 1 1
Team Gushue 2 1 1
Team Mouat 3 1 2
Team Bottcher 3 1 2
Team Epping 2 2
Team Dropkin 2 2
Team Jacques 2 2

Women’s Pool

TEAM GAMES WIN LOSSES
Team Tirinzoni 3 3
Team Einarson 3 3
Team Hasselborg 2 2
Team Homan 2 1 1
Team Fleury 2 1 1
Team Dupont 2 1 1
Team Holland 2 1 1
Team Gim 2 1 1
Team E.J. Kim 3 1 2
Team Peterson 2 2
Team Christensen 2 2
Team Jones 3 3

Prize money:

  • Total prize Money:  $210,000
  • Winning Team:  $25,000

Men’s Previous Winners:

2016: Ontario (Reid Carruthers, Braeden Moskowy, Derek Samagalski, Colin Hodgson)

2017: Ontario (Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden)

2018: Newfoundland and Labrador (Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker)

2019: Alberta (Brendan Bottcher, Darren Moulding, Brad Thiessen, Karrick Martin)

2020: Canceled due to COVID

2021: Scotland (Bruce Maouat, Grant Hardie, Bobby Lammie, Hammy McMillan Jr.)

Women’s Previous Winners:

2016: Ontario (Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn McEwen)

2017: Ontario (Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Sarah Wilkes, Lisa Weagle)

2018: Ontario (Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, Lisa Weagle)

2019: Switzerland (Silvana Tirinzoni, Alina Patz, Esther Neuenschwander, Melanie Barbezat)

2020: Canceled because of COVID

2021: Ontario (Rachel Homan, Emma Miskew, Sarah Wilkes, Joanne Courtney)

Conclusion:

The Grand Slam of Curling Champions Cup 2022 will feature the top curling players in the world. They will be playing their best to win the finals and take the trophy to their home. So, if you are a curling fan, catch all the actions live.

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