2018 Players’ Championship: Women’s Teams

MEN’S TEAMS | WOMEN’S TEAMS


TEAM CAREY
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Chelsea Carey overton Jocelyn Peterman Laine Peters
Chelsea
Carey
Cathy
Overton-Clapham
Jocelyn
Peterman
Laine
Peters

CALGARY, AB | Chelsea Carey captured her first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the Meridian Canadian Open in January. The team were finalists at the Roar of the Rings Canadian curling trials. They will compete in their hometown Humpty’s Champions Cup before disbanding at the end of the season.


TEAM EINARSON
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Einarson
Kerri
Einarson
Kaatz
Selena
Kaatz
Fyfe
Liz
Fyfe
MacCuish
Kristin
MacCuish

WINNIPEG, MB | Team Einarson defeated Team Carey to earn the Tour Challenge Tier 2 title in September and a spot in the Masters where they finished runner-up to Team Jones. They became the first wild-card team in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts and were finalists to Jones.


TEAM FUJISAWA
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD ALTERNATE
skip
Satsuki
Fujisawa
third
Chinami
Yoshida
second
Yumi
Suzuki
lead
Yurika
Yoshida
alt
Mari
Motohashi

KITAMI, JPN | Team Fujisawa represented Japan at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games and won the nation’s first-ever Olympic medal in curling taking bronze. Fujisawa also earned a silver medal at the world championship in 2016.


TEAM HASSELBORG
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Hasselborg
Anna
Hasselborg
mcmanus
Sara
McManus
knochenahauer
Agnes
Knochenhauer
mabergs
Sofia
Mabergs

SUNDBYBERG, SWE | Team Hasselborg won the Olympic gold medal for Sweden at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. The victory also earned them a spot in the season-ending Humpty’s Champions Cup. They have finished runner-up at two Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling tournaments and picked up silver at the world championship.


TEAM HOMAN
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Homan
Rachel
Homan
Miskew
Emma
Miskew
courtney
Joanne
Courtney
Weagle
Lisa
Weagle

OTTAWA, ON | Homan has won six titles in the series and looks to complete a career Grand Slam at the Players’ Championship. The 2017 world champions represented Canada at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


TEAM JONES
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Jones
Jennifer
Jones
Lawes
Kaitlyn
Lawes
Officer
Jill
Officer
Dawn
Dawn
McEwen

WINNIPEG, MB | The reigning world champion Jones has claimed a record nine Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s titles including six at the Players’ Championship. Lawes, who won Olympic gold with Team Jones in 2014, earned her second at the Pyeongchang Winter Games competing with John Morris in mixed doubles.


TEAM KIM
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
E Kim
EunJung
Kim
K Kim
KyeongAe
Kim
S Kim
SeonYeong
Kim
Y Kim
YeongMi
Kim

UISEONG, KOR | Team Kim earned silver for the host nation at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They also competed in the world championship and lost to Team USA in the first round of the playoffs. Kim successfully defended the Pacific-Asia women’s championship this season.


TEAM MUIRHEAD
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Muirhead
Eve
Muirhead
Sloan
Anna
Sloan
Adams
Vicki
Adams
gray
Lauren
Gray

STIRLING, SCO | Muirhead has won four titles in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling including three in Toronto at the Players’ Championship. She competed in a third consecutive Winter Games for Great Britain at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea and finished fourth.


TEAM ROCQUE
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Crocker
Laura
Crocker
lilly
Kendra
Lilly
McDonald
Taylor
McDonald
Gates
Jen
Gates

EDMONTON, AB | Team Rocque won the Curl Mesabi Classic in Minnesota in December. Lilly, from Thunder Bay’s Team McCarville, is filling in for Kelsey Rocque at the Players’ Championship.


TEAM ROTH
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
skip
Nina
Roth
third
Tabitha
Peterson
second
Aileen
Geving
lead
Becca
Hamilton

BLAINE, USA | Roth represented the U.S. at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Hamilton pulled off double duty by also competing in mixed doubles with her brother, Matt Hamilton, from Team Shuster. They captured the Canad Inns Women’s Classic in Portage la Prairie, Man., in October.


TEAM SINCLAIR
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
skip
Jamie
Sinclair
third
Alexandra
Carlson
second
Vicky
Persinger
lead
Monica
Walker

BLAINE, USA | Team Sinclair captured their second U.S. national championship and finished runner-up to Team Roth at the U.S. Olympic Trials. They won the Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, Ont., in September. Sinclair made her first appearance at the world championship and finished fourth.


TEAM TIRINZONI
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Tirinzoni
Silvana
Tirinzoni
Neuenschwander
Esther
Neuenschwander
siegrist
Manuela
Siegrist
Albrecht
Marlene
Albrecht

AARAU, SUI | Team Tirinzoni won the Swiss Olympic Trials and represented their country at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They won the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard in September.