Masters: History

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The inaugural Masters was held in Gander, N.L., in January 2002, the first season of the Grand Slam of Curling series. Bruce Korte skipped his team to their first and only Grand Slam title defeating Team Stoughton in the final.

Brent Laing and Craig Savill have won the tournament a record seven times including four in a row with Team Howard from 2006 to 2009.

For three seasons from 2009 to 2011 the event was known as the World Cup of Curling. A Three Nations Cup women’s tournament was held simultaneously during the 2009 edition in Mississauga, Ont., featuring Great Britain’s Team Muirhead, China’s Team Wang and Canada’s Team Lawton and Team Kleibrink. Team Muirhead topped the round-robin table with a 3-1 record to win the title.

Team Howard’s “drive for five” consecutive Masters titles came to a halt during the 2010 semifinals with a 6-4 loss to Team Stoughton. Team McEwen defeated Team Stoughton in the final to capture their first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling championship.

The Masters reverted to its original name in 2012 and was the first event held under Sportsnet ownership. A women’s division was added to the field and the 2012 also featured a Tier II division with two teams advancing to the Tier I quarterfinals.

Team Koe had been finalists at the tournament on three consecutive occasions and finally clinched the title in 2012 with a 7-5 win over Team Cotter. Team Homan ran the women’s table with a perfect 8-0 record to win the championship and their first Grand Slam of Curling title.

Team Gushue captured their second Grand Slam of Curling title at the 2014 Masters, their first since the 2010 National, although runners-up Team McEwen stole headlines with a sizzling shot to score four points in the sixth end. Team Sweeting was victorious in the women’s division with super spare Cathy Overton-Clapham filling in at third.

Team Homan won their third Masters title in four seasons in 2015 although it was their first with new second Joanne Courtney. Homan went undefeated through the event posting a 7-0 record including a win over Sweeting in the final.

The 2016 Masters featured not one but two first-time Grand Slam of Curling title winners. Team Edin stole in an extra end to stun Team Jacobs and become the first non-Canadian men’s club to claim a championship in the series. Team Flaxey battled out of the tiebreaker stage and completed a miracle run upsetting defending champ Team Homan on the women’s side.

Champions

Season Men’s Champions Women’s Champions
2001-02 Team Korte
Skip: Bruce Korte
Third: Darrell McKee
Second: Roger Korte
Lead: Rory Golanowski
2002-03 Team Martin
Skip: Kevin Martin
Third: Don Walchuk
Second: Carter Rycroft
Lead: Ken Tralnberg
2003-04 Team Middaugh
Skip: Wayne Middaugh
Third: Graeme McCarrel
Second: Joe Frans
Lead: Scott Bailey
2004-05 Team Stoughton
Skip: Jeff Stoughton
Third: Jon Mead
Second: Garry VanDenBerghe
Lead: Steve Gould
2005-06 Team Ferbey
Skip: Randy Ferbey
Fourth: David Nedohin
Second: Scott Pfeifer
Lead: Marcel Rocque
2006-07 Team Howard
Skip: Glenn Howard
Third: Richard Hart
Second: Brent Laing
Lead: Craig Savill
2007-08 howard
Team Howard
Skip: Glenn Howard
Third: Richard Hart
Second: Brent Laing
Lead: Craig Savill
2008-09 howard
Team Howard
Skip: Glenn Howard
Third: Richard Hart
Second: Brent Laing
Lead: Craig Savill
2009-10 howard
Team Howard
Skip: Glenn Howard
Third: Richard Hart
Second: Brent Laing
Lead: Craig Savill
2010-11 mcewen
Team McEwen
Skip: Mike McEwen
Third: B.J. Neufeld
Second: Matt Wozniak
Lead: Denni Neufeld
2011-12 howard
Team Howard
Skip: Glenn Howard
Third: Wayne Middaugh
Second: Brent Laing
Lead: Craig Savill
2012-13 koe
Team Koe
Skip: Kevin Koe
Third: Pat Simmons
Second: Carter Rycroft
Lead: Nolan Thiessen
homan
Team Homan
Skip: Rachel Homan
Third: Emma Miskew
Second: Alison Kreviazuk
Lead: Lisa Weagle
2013-14 howard
Team Howard
Skip: Glenn Howard
Third: Wayne Middaugh
Second: Brent Laing
Lead: Craig Savill
homan
Team Homan
Skip: Rachel Homan
Third: Emma Miskew
Second: Alison Kreviazuk
Lead: Lisa Weagle
2014-15 gushue
Team Gushue
Skip: Brad Gushue
Third: Mark Nichols
Second: Brett Gallant
Lead: Geoff Walker
sweeting
Team Sweeting
Skip: Val Sweeting
Third: Cathy Overton-Clapham
Second: Dana Ferguson
Lead: Rachel Brown
2015-16 mcewen
Team McEwen
Skip: Mike McEwen
Third: B.J. Neufeld
Second: Matt Wozniak
Lead: Denni Neufeld
homan
Team Homan
Skip: Rachel Homan
Third: Emma Miskew
Second: Joanne Courtney
Lead: Lisa Weagle
2016-17 edin
Team Edin
Skip: Niklas Edin
Third: Oskar Eriksson
Second: Rasmus Wrana
Lead: Christoffer Sundgren
flaxey
Team Flaxey
Skip: Allison Flaxey
Third: Clancy Grandy
Second: Lynn Kreviazuk
Lead: Morgan Court
2017-18 gushue
Team Gushue
Skip: Brad Gushue
Third: Mark Nichols
Second: Brett Gallant
Lead: Geoff Walker
jones
Team Jones
Skip: Jennifer Jones
Third: Kaitlyn Lawes
Second: Jill Officer
Lead: Dawn McEwen
2018-19 epping
Team Epping
Skip: John Epping
Third: Mathew Camm
Second: Brent Laing
Lead: Craig Savill
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Team Hasselborg
Skip: Anna Hasselborg
Third: Sara McManus
Second: Agnes Knochenhauer
Lead: Sofia Mabergs