About the Elite 10

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History

The inaugural Elite 10 was held in Fort McMurray, Alta., in March 2015, becoming the first new Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event since the series started in 2001-02. Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen defeated Niklas Edin of Sweden in the final to become the first champion.

Victoria hosted the 2016 Elite 10 with Brad Gushue of St. John’s, N.L., edging Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers for the title during a draw-to-the-button shootout. Rachel Homan’s Ottawa-based team made history becoming the first women’s team to compete in a Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling men’s tournament and score a victory over a men’s team since Sportsnet acquired the series in 2012.


Bonus Cup

The Bonus Cup is awarded to the men’s and women’s teams that have accumulated the most bonus points over the course of the season. Points are distributed to men’s teams at the Elite 10 as per below:

Winner: 12 points
Runner-up: 9 points
Semifinalists: 7 points
Quarterfinalists: 5 points
1 point per win for all other teams

For up-to-date standings and more information on the Bonus Cup, click here.


Elite 10 champions

2014-15: Mike McEwen, B.J. Neufeld, Matt Wozniak and Denni Neufeld

2015-16: Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker

2016-17: John Morris, Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky