Continuing to draw the eyes of the curling world to Canada, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling – Sportsnet’s premier curling series – today unveils its full schedule for the 2019-20 season, visiting six different passionate curling communities across Canada (see full schedule below).
The total prize money of the Grand Slam series is $2.1 million, to be divided amongst the six events of the 2019-20 season. Next season will also see the return of the Pinty’s Cup, a season-long race towards the combined $300,000 bonus pool.
“Since 2012, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling has grown to become the destination series for the world’s best curlers,” said Rob Corte, Vice President, Sportsnet & NHL Productions. “As the demands of the curling season continue to grow, we want to ensure that the Grand Slam series remains accessible to elite curlers. Our new six-event format better accommodates the demanding travel and playing schedules of the world’s top curling teams.”
“Over the years, Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling has been instrumental in the continued growth of curling and the advancement of world-class athletes,” said Kevin Martin, 18-time Grand Slam of Curling champion and Sportsnet curling analyst. “Next season, the Grand Slam competition will reach new levels as the world’s best battle with higher stakes and larger purses – promising to deliver must-see action for curling fans coast-to-coast.”
The Grand Slam season continues to deliver an unparalleled calibre of curling competition, featuring the sport’s biggest names and future stars, across Sportsnet’s television and digital platforms.
2019-20 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling Schedule
- Canadian Beef Masters – North Bay, ON (Oct. 22-27, 2019 at North Bay Memorial Gardens)
- Tour Challenge – Pictou County, NS (Nov. 5-10, 2019 at Pictou County Wellness Centre)
- Boost National – Conception Bay South, NL (Dec. 10-15, 2019 at Conception Bay South Arena)
- Meridian Canadian Open – Yorkton, SK (Jan. 14-19, 2020 at Gallagher Centre)
- Players’ Championship – Toronto (April 7-12, 2020 at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre)
- Humpty’s Champions Cup – Location and Venue TBD (April 21-26, 2020)
Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is a premier series of men’s and women’s curling events which are part of the World Curling Tour and feature the best teams from across Canada and around the world. In the 2016-17 season, the total prize money for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events increased to $2.1 million. For more details on future events, please visit thegrandslamofcurling.com.