Eunjung Kim shoots a stone during the Boost National in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., on Dec. 7, 2016. (Anil Mungal)

EunJung Kim & Chang-Min Kim qualify for Champions Cup

November 9, 2017, 1:32 PM

South Korea’s EunJung Kim and Chang-Min Kim have earned berths for their teams to the Humpty’s Champions Cup.

Both qualified for the season-ending Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling tournament — running April 24-29, 2018, at Calgary’s WinSport Arena — by winning gold medals at the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships Wednesday in Erina, Australia.


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EunJung Kim posted a perfect 12-0 record on the women’s side finishing with an 11-6 win over Japan’s Satsuki Fujisawa in the final.

Chang-Min Kim, who went 5-3 through men’s round-robin play, beat top-seed Japan’s Yusuke Morozumi 8-7 in the semifinals and China’s Dejia Zou 9-8 in the gold-medal match.

Both EunJung Kim and Chang-Min Kim will represent the host nation at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The Humpty’s Champions Cup features all of the top winners of the season in one final showdown. From Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling champions, world champions, Olympic gold medallists and more, it’s a year-long quest for teams to punch their tickets to Calgary.

Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones earned her spot last month by claiming the Masters title.

The 2014 Olympic gold medallist Jones joined a growing field that also includes reigning Humpty’s Champions Cup winners Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Ottawa’s Rachel Homan plus Tour Challenge Tier 1 champs Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., and Edmonton’s Val Sweeting.

HUMPTY’S CHAMPIONS CUP FIELD

Men’s Qualifying Events Women’s Qualifying Events
Humpty’s Champions Cup
defending champion
Brad Jacobs
Humpty’s Champions Cup
defending champion
Rachel Homan
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)/Masters
Brad Gushue
Tour Challenge (Tier 1)
Val Sweeting
Boost National
Nov. 14-19
Masters
Jennifer Jones
Meridian Canadian Open
Jan. 16-21
Boost National
Nov. 14-19
Princess Auto Elite 10
March 15-18
Meridian Canadian Open
Jan. 16-21
Players’ Championship
April 10-15
Players’ Championship
April 10-15
Pacific-Asia Championship
Chang-Min Kim
Pacific-Asia Championship
EunJung Kim
European Championship
Nov. 17-25
European Championship
Nov. 17-25
Winter Olympics
Feb. 14-24
Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Jan. 27-Feb. 4
U.S. National Championship
March 3-10
Winter Olympics
Feb. 14-25
World Junior Championship
March 3-11
U.S. National Championship
March 3-10
Tim Hortons Brier
March 3-11
World Junior Championship
March 3-11
World Championship
March 31-April 8
World Championship
March 17-25
World Curling Tour Spot 1
TBD
World Curling Tour Spot 1
TBD
World Curling Tour Spot 2
TBD
World Curling Tour Spot 2
TBD

NOTE: If a team wins more than one of the events listed (e.g. Team Gushue captures the Tour Challenge Tier 1 and Masters) the winner of the next ranked World Curling Tour event based on strength of field will receive an invitation.

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