Elite 10

The Elite 10, known as the Princess Auto Elite 10 for sponsorship reasons, was a curling bonspiel, held as part of the Grand Slam of Curling series. First held in the 2014–15 curling season, it was played between ten top-ranked teams, and utilized a match play system.[1]

Princess Auto Elite 10
Established2015
September 2018 host cityChatham, Ontario
September 2018 arenaSt. Clair Campus Arena
PurseCAD$100,000
September 2018 men's champion Brad Gushue
September 2018 women's champion Anna Hasselborg
Current edition
2018 Elite 10 (September)
Grand Slam of Curling events
Masters Canadian Open National Players' Championship
  Tour Challenge Champions Cup

The event was dropped from the Grand Slam calendar for the 2019–20 curling season.[2]

Format

Instead of normal curling scoring rules, the Elite 10 used a match play system in which scoring is based on ends won, rather than rocks scored. An end is won by stealing or scoring two with the hammer, similar to skins curling. Unlike skins, however, there are no carry-overs. In the event of a tie, a draw to the button competition is held 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.[3]

Past champions

Men

YearWinning teamRunner-up teamLocationPurse
2015 Mike McEwen, B. J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld Niklas Edin, Oskar Eriksson, Kristian Lindström, Christoffer SundgrenFort McMurray, Alberta$100,000
2016 Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker Reid Carruthers, Braeden Moskowy, Derek Samagalski, Colin HodgsonColwood, British Columbia$100,000
2017 John Morris, Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan HarndenPort Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia$100,000
March 2018 Mike McEwen, B. J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak, Denni Neufeld Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff WalkerWinnipeg, Manitoba$100,000
September 2018 Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker Mike McEwen, Reid Carruthers (skip), Derek Samagalski, Colin HodgsonChatham, Ontario$100,000

Women

YearWinning teamRunner-up teamLocationPurse
September 2018 Anna Hasselborg, Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer, Sofia Mabergs Alina Pätz, Silvana Tirinzoni (skip), Esther Neuenschwander, Melanie BarbezatChatham, Ontario$100,000

References

  1. "Grand Slam expands to 5 events next season". grandslamofcurling.com. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. Brazeau, Jonathan (March 5, 2019). "Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling announces schedule for 2019-20 season". Grand Slam of Curling. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  3. "Format for the Elite 10". Grand Slam of Curling. Archived from the original on 31 March 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
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