Kevin Koe shoots a stone during the Players' Championship men's final on April 14, 2019, in Toronto. (Anil Mungal)

2019 Humpty’s Champions Cup: Men’s Teams

April 20, 2019, 8:00 AM

Keep it here for an updated list of teams who have qualified for the 2019 Humpty’s Champions Cup taking place April 23-28 at Saskatoon’s Merlis Belsher Place.


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Team Bottcher

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Brendan
Bottcher
Darren
Moulding
Bradley
Thiessen
Karrick
Martin

Edmonton, AB | Qualified: Meridian Canadian Open

Team Bottcher brought their “A” game to the Meridian Canadian Open in North Battleford, SK. Bottcher posted a perfect 6-0 record including a 6-3 victory over Team Epping in the men’s final to capture his first career GSOC title.

Team Carruthers

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Mike
McEwen
Reid
Carruthers
Derek
Samagalski
Colin
Hodgson

Winnipeg, MB | Qualified: WCT event winner (Stu Sells Toronto Tankard)

Former “frenemies” McEwen and Carruthers joined forces this season and captured their first title together at Toronto’s Royal Canadian Curling Club over Thanksgiving weekend. Team Carruthers finished the event undefeated at 6-0 although they needed an extra end to solve Nova Scotia’s Team Thompson 6-5 in the final.

Team Dunstone

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Matt
Dunstone
Braeden
Moskowy
Catlin
Schneider
Dustin
Kidby

Regina, SK | Qualified: WCT event winner (DEKALB Superspiel)

Team Dunstone picked up four World Curling Tour titles in their first season together. Their victory in Morris, MB, was the one that earned them a spot here as they went 7-0 including a 5-4 decision over provincial rivals Team Muyres in the final.

Team Edin

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Niklas
Edin
Jim
Cotter
Rasmus
Wrana
Christoffer
Sundgren

Karlstad, SWE | Qualified: WCT event winner (Swiss Cup Basel).

Team Edin topped the field at 7-0 to run through the even in Basel, Switzerland, for the second time in three seasons. Edin beat Norway’s Team Walstad 7-5 in the final. Cotter is subbing for third Oskar Eriksson, who is competing for Sweden in the world mixed doubles curling championship.

Team Epping

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John
Epping
Mathew
Camm
Brent
Laing
Craig
Savill

Toronto, ON | Qualified: Canadian Beef Masters

Epping earned his fourth career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title, and third as a skip, in Truro, NS, back in October. Team Koe may have given them a bit of a Halloween fright in the final, however, Epping held on for the 7-4 decision to earn their treats.

Team Gushue

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Brad
Gushue
Mark
Nichols
Colton
Lott
Geoff
Walker

St. John’s, NL | Qualified: 2018 Humpty’s Champions Cup

Team Gushue is back to defend their title from last season in Calgary. The victory made Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling history as Gushue became the first to win all seven top-tier men’s titles in the series. Gushue also picked up this season where he left off by capturing the Princess Auto Elite 10 in September. Lott is subbing for second Brett Gallant, who is out of the lineup as he is representing Canada at the world mixed doubles championship.

Team Jacobs

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Brad
Jacobs
Ryan
Fry
E.J.
Harnden
Ryan
Harnden

Sault Ste. Marie, ON | Qualified: Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

Fear the moose! Backed by their Northern Ontario fans in Thunder Bay, Team Jacobs scored two in the final frame to edge Team Bottcher 6-5 in the final. It was Jacobs’s fourth career title victory in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling.

Team Koe

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Kevin
Koe
B.J.
Neufeld
Colton
Flasch
Ben
Hebert

Calgary, AB | Qualified: 2018 Players’ Championship

Koe claimed his fifth Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title, and fourth as a skip, just over a year ago in Toronto. Although Koe and Hebert are the only holdovers from last season’s lineup, they also won the Brier in Brandon, MB, which would have secured them a spot for the Humpty’s Champions Cup, too.

Team Matsumura

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Yuta
Matsumura
Tetsuro
Shimizu
Yasumasa
Tanida
Shinya
Abe

Sapporo, JPN | Qualified: Pacific-Asia Curling Championships

Matsumura earned his first Pacific-Asia title in Gangneung, South Korea, back in November. They lost just once during round-robin play to China’s Team Zou but avenged the defeat with a 12-8 victory in the final.

Team Mouat

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Bruce
Mouat
Grant
Hardie
Bobby
Lammie
Hammy
McMillan Jr.

Edinburgh, SCO | Qualified: European Championships

The future is now for Mouat as he added another high-profile trophy to his expanding case picking up gold at the European Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Mouat held off Sweden’s Team Edin 9-5 in the gold-medal game.

Team Muyres

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Kirk
Muyres
Kevin
Marsh
Daniel
Marsh
Dallan
Muyres

Saskatoon, SK | Qualified: WCT event winner (Tour Challenge Tier 2)

It’s a hometown Saskatoon Slam for the first-year squad. Team Muyres caught fire in October-November with a solid run that saw them go undefeated through the Tour Challenge Tier 2 event in Thunder Bay, ON. Muyres downed Team McDonald 8-3 in the final to rightfully earn a promotion.

Team Paterson

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Ross
Paterson
Kyle
Waddell
Duncan
Menzies
Michael
Goodfellow

Glasgow, SCO | Qualified: Boost National

A couple of firsts occurred during the Boost National men’s final in Conception Bay South, NL. Team Paterson took on compatriots Team Mouat in the first-ever all-Scottish final in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Paterson prevailed 4-3 in an extra end to clinch his first championship in the series.

Team Schwaller

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Yannick
Schwaller
Michael
Brunner
Romano
Meier
Marcel
Kaeufeler

Bern, SUI | Qualified: WCT event winner (Stu Sells Oakville Tankard)

Team Schwaller’s victory in Oakville, ON, at the start of the season was also their first title on the World Curling Tour. Schwaller went 7-1 through the event with an 8-3 victory over Team Tuck in the final.

Team Shuster

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John
Morris
Christopher
Plys
Matt
Hamilton
John
Landsteiner

Duluth, USA | Qualified: U.S. national championship

The reigning Olympic gold medallists captured another national title in Kalamazoo, Mich. Shuster doubled up on defending champions Team Ruohonen 8-4 in the final. Morris is subbing for skip John Shuster, who is out of the lineup as he will be competing for the U.S. in the world mixed doubles curling championship.

Team Tardi

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Tyler
Tardi
Sterling
Middleton
Matthew
Hall
Alex
Horvath

Langley, BC | Qualified: World junior curling championships

Team Tardi returns to the Humpty’s Champions Cup after successfully defending the world junior title. Tardi topped Switzerland’s Team Hösli 9-4 in the gold-medal game.

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