2015 Elite 10

The 2015 Elite 10 was held from March 19 to 22 at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island Park in Fort McMurray, Alberta. It was the fourth men's Grand Slam event held in the 2014–15 curling season. The Mike McEwen rink from Winnipeg won their fifth career Grand Slam title, defeating the Niklas Edin rink from Sweden in the final.

2015 Elite 10
Host cityFort McMurray, Alberta
ArenaSuncor Community Leisure Centre
DatesMarch 19–22
Winner Mike McEwen
Curling clubFort Rouge CC, Winnipeg
SkipMike McEwen
ThirdB.J. Neufeld
SecondMatt Wozniak
LeadDenni Neufeld
Finalist Niklas Edin
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Competition format

The Elite 10 event features what is called a "match-play" format, in which the winning team of a particular game is the team that has won the most ends in that game. In match play, an end is won by stealing or scoring two with the hammer, similar to skins curling. Unlike skins, however, there are no carry-overs. Tied games will have a draw to the button competition to determine the winner. In the standings, wins are worth three points, draw to the button wins are worth two points, and draw to the button losses are worth one point.[1]

Teams

The teams are listed as follows:[2]

SkipThirdSecondLeadLocale
Reid CarruthersBraeden MoskowyDerek SamagalskiColin Hodgson Winnipeg, Manitoba
Niklas EdinOskar ErikssonKristian LindströmChristoffer Sundgren Karlstad, Sweden
John EppingTravis FansetPatrick JanssenTim March Toronto, Ontario
Brad GushueMark NicholsBrett GallantGeoff Walker Newfoundland and Labrador
Glenn HowardRichard HartJon MeadCraig Savill Penetanguishene, Ontario
Brad JacobsRyan FryE. J. HarndenRyan Harnden Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Kevin KoeMarc KennedyBrent LaingBen Hebert Calgary, Alberta
Steve LaycockKirk MuyresColton FlaschDallan Muyres Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Mike McEwenB. J. NeufeldMatt WozniakDenni Neufeld Winnipeg, Manitoba
Sven MichelFlorian MeisterSimon GempelerStefan Meienberg Adelboden, Switzerland

Round robin standings

Final Round Robin Standings

Pool BWEEWEELLEWELPts
Reid Carruthers30011259
Mike McEwen3001959
Niklas Edin2002986
Glenn Howard2002886
Steve Laycock00042140
Pool BWEEWEELLEWELPts
Kevin Koe30011359
Brad Jacobs30011399
Brad Gushue30011189
John Epping10035123
Sven Michel00046140

Round robin results

All draw times are listed in Mountain Standard Time (UTC−7).[3]

Draw 1

Thursday, March 19, 1:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Steve Laycock X 0
Mike McEwen X 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Brad Gushue X 4
John Epping X 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Kevin Koe 3
Brad Jacobs 4

Draw 2

Thursday, March 19, 5:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Kevin Koe X 4
Sven Michel X 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Reid Carruthers X 3
Niklas Edin X 0
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Glenn Howard X X X 4
Steve Laycock X X X 0

Draw 3

Thursday, March 19, 8:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Brad Jacobs X 2
Brad Gushue X 4
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
John Epping X X 4
Sven Michel X X 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Mike McEwen X X 4
Niklas Edin X X 1

Draw 4

Friday, March 20, 10:00 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Glenn Howard X 3
Reid Carruthers X 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Niklas Edin X X 4
Steve Laycock X X 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Sven Michel 2
Brad Gushue 3

Draw 5

Friday, March 20, 1:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Brad Gushue X X 0
Kevin Koe X X 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Sven Michel 2
Brad Jacobs 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Reid Carruthers X 3
Mike McEwen X 1

Draw 6

Friday, March 20, 5:00 pm

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Mike McEwen 2
Glenn Howard 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Brad Jacobs X X 4
John Epping X X 0

Draw 7

Friday, March 20, 8:30 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Niklas Edin X X X 4
Glenn Howard X X X 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
John Epping X X 0
Kevin Koe X X 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Steve Laycock X 1
Reid Carruthers X 4

Tiebreaker

Saturday, March 21, 9:30 am

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Niklas Edin X 5
Glenn Howard X 2
Player percentages
Team Edin Team Howard
Christoffer Sundgren84% Craig Savill92%
Kristian Lindström69% Jon Mead78%
Oskar Eriksson72% Richard Hart74%
Niklas Edin85% Glenn Howard49%
Total77% Total73%

Playoffs

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
                   
      Kevin Koe 0  
Brad Gushue 0     Mike McEwen 4  
Mike McEwen 4       Mike McEwen 4
    Niklas Edin 2
      Brad Jacobs 2
Reid Carruthers 1     Niklas Edin 3  
Niklas Edin 3  

Quarterfinals

Saturday, March 21, 1:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Brad Gushue X X X 0
Mike McEwen X X X 4
Player percentages
Team Gushue Team McEwen
Geoff Walker100% Denni Neufeld96%
Brett Gallant62% Matt Wozniak95%
Mark Nichols88% B. J. Neufeld100%
Brad Gushue32% Mike McEwen92%
Total70% Total96%
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Reid Carruthers X 1
Niklas Edin X 3
Player percentages
Team Carruthers Team Edin
Colin Hodgson89% Christoffer Sundgren87%
Derek Samagalski81% Kristian Lindström82%
Braeden Moskowy88% Oskar Eriksson85%
Reid Carruthers63% Niklas Edin76%
Total81% Total83%

Semifinals

Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Kevin Koe X X 0
Mike McEwen X X 4
Player percentages
Team Koe Team McEwen
Ben Hebert85% Denni Neufeld89%
Brent Laing62% Matt Wozniak92%
Marc Kennedy75% B. J. Neufeld97%
Kevin Koe56% Mike McEwen100%
Total70% Total95%
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Brad Jacobs X 2
Niklas Edin X 3
Player percentages
Team Jacobs Team Edin
Ryan Harnden99% Christoffer Sundgren99%
E.J. Harnden83% Kristian Lindström87%
Ryan Fry74% Oskar Eriksson85%
Brad Jacobs91% Niklas Edin84%
Total87% Total89%

Final

Sunday, March 22, 11:00 am

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Mike McEwen X 4
Niklas Edin X 2
Player percentages
Team McEwen Team Edin
Denni Neufeld86% Christoffer Sundgren74%
Matt Wozniak82% Kristian Lindström85%
B. J. Neufeld88% Oskar Eriksson82%
Mike McEwen98% Niklas Edin67%
Total89% Total77%

References

  1. "Format for the Elite 10". Grand Slam of Curling. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  2. "Top teams confirmed for Syncrude Elite 10". Grand Slam of Curling. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  3. "Syncrude Elite 10 schedule". Grand Slam of Curling. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
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