Jim Sullivan Curling Classic

The Jim Sullivan Curling Classic is an annual bonspiel on the men's and women's World Curling Tour. It is held annually on the first weekend of December at the Thistle-St. Andrew's Curling Club in Saint John, New Brunswick. The total purse for the men's event is CAD $15,300 with the winning team receiving $5,000. The purse for the women's event is $5,500 with the winner's share being $1,750.

Thistle-St. Andrew's CC
Location in Canada

The event is named in honour of Jim Sullivan, a curler in New Brunswick who committed suicide from depression in 2011. The event is a re-incarnation of previous bonspiels played at the Thistle-St. Andrew's Club such as the Fundy Line Cash Spiel, the Fundy Cash and the TSA Fundy Curling Classic (the latter being brought back by Sullivan in 2005).[1]

The title sponsor for the event from 2015 to 2018 was World Financial Group.

In addition to curling, the tournament also attempts to raise awareness of the stigma and stereotypes associated with mental health issues.[2]

Past champions


YearWinning teamRunner up teamPurse (CAD)Winner's share (CAD)
2014[3] Wayne Tallon, Mike Kennedy, Mike Flannery, Wade Blanchard Jeremy Mallais, Zach Eldridge, Chris Jeffery, Jared Bezanson$12,350$4,000
2015[4] Jamie Murphy, Jordan Pinder, Scott Saccary, Philip Crowell Jason Vaughan, Charlie Sullivan, Kevin Boyle, Paul Nason$15,300$5,000
2016[5] Jean-Michel Ménard, Martin Crête, Éric Sylvain, Philippe Ménard James Grattan, Paul Flemming, Kevin Boyle, Peter Case$15,300$5,000
2017[6] Jamie Murphy, Paul Flemming, Scott Saccary, Philip Crowell Rene Comeau, Ed Cyr, Chris Wagner, Wayne Tallon (skip)$15,300$5,000
2018[7] Kendal Thompson, Bryce Everist, Chris MacRae, Michael Brophy Jamie Murphy, Paul Flemming, Scott Saccary, Philip Crowell$15,300$5,000
2019[8] James Grattan, Chris Jeffrey, Andy McCann, Jamie Brannen Scott Jones, Jeremy Mallais, Brian King, Robert Daley$15,300$5,000


YearWinning teamRunner up teamPurse (CAD)Winner's share (CAD)
2015[9] Melissa Adams, Jennifer Armstrong, Cathlia Ward, Kendra Lister Heidi Hanlon, Marie-Anne Power, Judy Blanchard, Jane Arseneau$2,150$780
2016[10] Sylvie Robichaud, Jessica Ronalds, Nicole Bishop, Michelle Majeau Christie Gamble, Brigitte MacPhail, Kaitlyn Veitch, Michelle Lang$5,000$1,700
2017[11] Sylvie Robichaud, Melissa Adams, Nicole Bishop, Kendra Lister Veronica Smith, Jane DiCarlo, Sabrina Smith, Whitney Young$5,000$1,700
2018[12] Suzanne Birt, Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid Andrea Crawford, Jillian Keough, Jennifer Armstrong, Katie Forward$5,500$1,700
2019[13] Gim Un-chi, Um Min-ji, Kim Su-ji, Seol Ye-eun Suzanne Birt, Marie Christianson, Meaghan Hughes, Michelle McQuaid$8,250$2,000


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