Marc Kennedy and Ben Hebert at the 2015 Syncrude Elite 10 in Fort McMurray, Alta. (Photo: Anil Mungal)

Humpty’s Champions Cup: All you need to know

August 26, 2015, 2:56 PM

The Tour Challenge is just the beginning of the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling’s expansion for 2015-16.

Another all-new event is on the horizon bringing together the best teams from around the world in one final tournament to close out the season: the Humpty’s Champions Cup.

Featuring all of the men’s and women’s winners on the Pinty’s GSOC season plus champions from select events including the Tim Hortons Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts and world championships, the inaugural Champions Cup is sure to feature an epic showdown among the curling elite with a $200,000 total purse on the line.

“The Champions Cup is a great new event that all of the top teams are extremely excited about,” said Team Koe’s Marc Kennedy, 2010 Olympic gold medallist and a 10-time Grand Slam champion. “Nobody wants to miss out on this one, so it gives us all more incentive to win a big event during the season. It will be an amazing event featuring the best of the best.”

The Humpty’s Champions Cup, running April 26 to May 1, 2016, will feature 15 men’s and 15 women’s teams in round-robin play with three pools of five team each.

Full event passes are now available for the Humpty’s Champions Cup, visit our tickets page for more details on how you can purchase your pass today!

Below is a list of the qualifying events for the Humpty’s Champions Cup. In the event a team wins more than one qualifying event (e.g. a team wins the Masters and Canadian Open), the winner of the next ranked World Curling Tour event based on strength of field will be invited to complete the 15-team lineup.

Men’s Teams Women’s Teams
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)/Tim Hortons Brier
Kevin Koe
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
Silvana Tirinzoni
Mike McEwen
Masters/National/Canadian Open
Rachel Homan
Brad Gushue
Players’ Championship
Canadian Open
John Epping
European Championship
Anna Sidorova
Elite 10
World Championship
Players’ Championship
World Junior Championship
Mary Fay
European Championship
Niklas Edin
Pacific-Asia Championship
Satsuki Fujisawa
World Championship
Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Chelsea Carey
World Junior Championship
Bruce Mouat
U.S. National Championship
Erika Brown
Pacific-Asia Championship
Soo-Hyuk Kim
Canad Inns Women’s Classic
EunJung Kim
U.S. National Championship
Brady Clark
DEKALB Superspiel
Jennifer Jones
Canad Inn Men’s Classic
Steve Laycock
Colonial Square Ladies Classic
Krista McCarville
DEKALB Superspiel
Reid Carruthers
Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic
Stefanie Lawton
Ed Werenich Golden Wrench Classic
Pat Simmons
Red Deer Curling Classic
Kelsey Rocque
Curling Masters Champery
James Grattan
Tour Challenge (Tier 2)
Kerri Einarson