Jennifer Jones shoots a stone during the Humpty's Champions Cup in Calgary. (Anil Mungal)

Teams announced for Princess Auto Elite 10 in Chatham-Kent

August 23, 2018, 5:06 PM

Reigning world champion Team Jennifer Jones will headline the field for the first-ever women’s division at the Princess Auto Elite 10 next month.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling has released the full list of entries for its season-opening tournament taking place Sept. 26-30 at St. Clair Campus Arena in Chatham-Kent, Ont.

Previously a men’s invitational, the Princess Auto Elite 10 is expanding this year to also include a women’s division. World No. 1 Team Brad Gushue, who won the Princess Auto Elite 10 in 2016 and finished runner-up last season, will lead the way on the men’s side.

Teams were invited based on the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit. In the event a team declined, the next-ranked team received an invitation.

Read More: Men’s Division Profiles | Women’s Division Profiles

The Princess Auto Elite 10 features unique match play rules where teams compete to win the most ends per game by either scoring two or more rocks (with the hammer) or stealing at least one rock (without the hammer). Games are played to eight ends. If a game is tied after eight ends, a draw-to-the-button shootout will determine the winner.

Teams earn three points for a regulation win, two points for a shootout win and one point for a shootout loss. Both men’s and women’s divisions will be split into two pools for round-robin play with the top six teams overall qualifying for the playoffs.

Winners of the Princess Auto Elite 10 earn berths to the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup running April 23-28 at Saskatoon’s Merlis Belsher Arena. Points are also on the line in the race for the Pinty’s Cup, which is awarded to the season champions.

This one-of-a-kind event is one you don’t want to miss. Tournament passes and weekend passes are now available for the Princess Auto Elite 10, visit to purchase yours today. Single draw tickets, as well as a full match schedule, will be available in the near future. Keep it here for updates.

Can’t make it to Chatham-Kent? Broadcast coverage of the Princess Auto Elite 10 begins Sept. 27 at Noon ET on Sportsnet and online at Sportsnet NOW. For the full broadcast schedule, CLICK HERE.

Princess Auto Elite 10 Women’s Division

Team Location
Team Jennifer Jones Winnipeg, MB
Team Anna Hasselborg Sundbyberg, SWE
Team Rachel Homan Ottawa, ON
Team Tracy Fleury East St. Paul, MB
Team Laura Walker Edmonton, AB
Team Nina Roth Blaine, USA
Team Jamie Sinclair Blaine, USA
Team Chelsea Carey Edmonton, AB
Team Silvana Tirinzoni Aarau, SUI
Team Casey Scheidegger Lethbridge, AB

Princess Auto Elite 10 Men’s Division

Team Location
Team Brad Gushue St. John’s, NL
Team Niklas Edin Karlstad, SWE
Team Kevin Koe Calgary, AB
Team Bruce Mouat Edinburgh, SCO
Team Jason Gunnlaugson Morris, MB
Team Reid Carruthers Winnipeg, MB
Team Brad Jacobs Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Team John Epping Toronto, ON
Team Glenn Howard Penetanguishene, ON
Team Ross Paterson Glasgow, SCO

Note: Teams are ranked based on the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit.