2018 Meridian Canadian Open: Women’s Teams

MEN’S TEAMS | WOMEN’S TEAMS


TEAM CAREY
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Chelsea Carey overton Jocelyn Peterman Laine Peters
Chelsea
Carey
Cathy
Overton-Clapham
Jocelyn
Peterman
Laine
Peters

CALGARY, AB | Team Carey finished runner-up to Team Einarson in September’s Tour Challenge Tier 2. The teams will meet again in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts wild-card game. Carey reached the semifinals at the BOOST National in November. The team were finalists at the Roar of the Rings Canadian curling trials.


TEAM EINARSON
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Einarson
Kerri
Einarson
Kaatz
Selena
Kaatz
Fyfe
Liz
Fyfe
MacCuish
Kristin
MacCuish

WINNIPEG, MB | Team Einarson defeated Team Carey to earn the Tour Challenge Tier 2 title in September and a spot in the Masters where they finished runner-up to Team Jones. Einarson also captured the Tier 2 trophy in 2015 and claimed her first elite-level championship last season at the BOOST National.


TEAM ENGLOT
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
englot
Michelle
Englot
Cameron
Kate
Cameron
Wilson
Leslie
Wilson-Westcott
Wescott
Raunora
Westcott

WINNIPEG, MB | Englot earned the silver medal at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts last season finishing runner-up to Ontario’s Team Homan. With Homan off to the Olympics, Englot will return to the Tournament of Hearts in the Team Canada auto-berth spot.


TEAM FLAXEY
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
flaxey
Allison
Flaxey
grandy
Clancy
Grandy
kreviazuk
Lynn
Kreviazuk
court
Morgan
Court

CALEDON, ON | Team Flaxey captured their first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title last season at the Masters. Flaxey claimed the Ontario championship in 2014 to represent the province at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts.


TEAM HASSELBORG
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Hasselborg
Anna
Hasselborg
mcmanus
Sara
McManus
knochenahauer
Agnes
Knochenhauer
mabergs
Sofia
Mabergs

SUNDBYBERG, SWE | Team Hasselborg was selected to represent Sweden at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They have finished runner-up at two Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling tournaments.


TEAM HOMAN
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Homan
Rachel
Homan
Miskew
Emma
Miskew
courtney
Joanne
Courtney
Weagle
Lisa
Weagle

OTTAWA, ON | Homan has won six titles in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling including the 2015 Meridian Canadian Open. The reigning world champions will compete for Canada at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


TEAM JONES
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD ALTERNATE
Jones
Jennifer
Jones
Lawes
Kaitlyn
Lawes
Officer
Jill
Officer
Dawn
Dawn
McEwen
alt
Shannon
Birchard

WINNIPEG, MB | Team Jones is the reigning Players’ Championship, Masters and BOOST National champion and looks to complete a Grand Slam at the Meridian Canadian Open. Jones earned her eighth Manitoba Scotties title Sunday. Lawes and John Morris will compete for Canada in mixed doubles at the Winter Olympics.


TEAM KIM
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
E Kim
EunJung
Kim
K Kim
KyeongAe
Kim
S Kim
SeonYeong
Kim
Y Kim
YeongMi
Kim

UISEONG, KOR | Team Kim will represent the host nation at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Kim captured the Pacific-Asia women’s championship to earn a spot in the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup.


TEAM PAETZ
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Paetz
Alina
Paetz
Lehmann
Nadine
Lehmann
winkelhausen
Marisa
Winkelhausen
Schwaegli
Nicole
Schwaegli

BADEN, SUI | Team Paetz won the world championship for Switzerland in 2015. They claimed the Stockholm Ladies Cup in October and have qualified for the playoffs at three Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling tournaments this season.


TEAM ROBERTSON
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
skip
Darcy
Robertson
third
Karen
Klein
second
Vanessa
Foster
lead
Theresa
Cannon

WINNIPEG, MB | Team Robertson captured the Atkins Curling Supplies Classic in their hometown in October. They were finalists for the second year in a row at the Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts.


TEAM ROCQUE
FOURTH SKIP SECOND LEAD
Rocque
Kelsey
Rocque
Crocker
Laura
Crocker
McDonald
Taylor
McDonald
Gates
Jen
Gates

EDMONTON, AB | Team Rocque won the Curl Mesabi Classic in Minnesota in December. Rocque captured back-to-back world junior titles in 2014 and 2015 and claimed the Winter Universiade gold medal last season. The team switched things up recently with Crocker now skipping but keeping Rocque at fourth stones.


TEAM ROTH
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
skip
Nina
Roth
third
Tabitha
Peterson
second
Aileen
Geving
lead
Becca
Hamilton

BLAINE, USA | Roth will represent the U.S. at the upcoming Winter Olympics. They captured the Canad Inns Women’s Classic in Portage la Prairie, Man., in October.


TEAM SCHEIDEGGER
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
casey
Casey
Scheidegger
mctaggart
Cary-Anne
McTaggart
jessie
Jessie
Scheidegger
moore
Kristie
Moore

LETHBRIDGE, AB | Scheidegger made her top-tier series debut last season at the Meridian Canadian Open and stunned the field to win her first Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title. She earned her first career Alberta Scotties title Sunday stealing in the extra end from defending champ Shannon Kleibrink.


TEAM SINCLAIR
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
skip
Jamie
Sinclair
third
Alexandra
Carlson
second
Vicky
Persinger
lead
Monica
Walker

BLAINE, USA | Team Sinclair captured the U.S. national championship last season and finished runner-up to Team Roth at the U.S. Olympic Trials. They won the Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, Ont., in September.


TEAM SWEETING
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Sweeting
Val
Sweeting
Olson-Johns
Lori
Olson-Johns
Ferguson
Dana
Ferguson
Brown
Rachel
Brown

EDMONTON, AB | Sweeting secured her third career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the Tour Challenge Tier 1 in September. They are the reigning GSOC Bonus Cup champions.


TEAM TIRINZONI
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Tirinzoni
Silvana
Tirinzoni
Neuenschwander
Esther
Neuenschwander
siegrist
Manuela
Siegrist
Albrecht
Marlene
Albrecht

AARAU, SUI | Team Tirinzoni won the Swiss Olympic Trials and will represent their country at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They won the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard in September.