Team Carey third Sarah Wilkes in action at the 2018 Princess Auto Elite 10 in Chatham-Kent, Ont. (Anil Mungal)

Players’ Championship: Women’s Teams

March 14, 2019, 2:24 PM

Get to know the women’s teams competing in the 2019 Players’ Championship running April 9-14 at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.


Men’s Teams | Women’s Teams


Team Carey

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Chelsea
Carey
Sarah
Wilkes
Dana
Ferguson
Rachel
Brown

Calgary, AB | Carey captured her second career Scotties Tournament of Hearts title in February defeating Team Homan in the final. It was her first with her new squad of Wilkes, Ferguson and Brown. Carey claimed the Meridian Canadian Open in 2018.

Team Einarson

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Kerri
Einarson
Val
Sweeting
Shannon
Birchard
Briane
Meilleur

Gimli, MB | The all-new Team Einarson won four consecutive World Curling Tour titles through September and October capturing the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard, Morris SunSpiel, Mother Club Fall Classic and Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic. Their best result on the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling circuit this season so far has been a runner-up result at the Boost National.

Team Fleury

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Tracy
Fleury
Selena
Njegovan
Liz
Fyfe
Kristin
MacCuish

East St. Paul, MB | Sudbury-born Fleury competed in her fourth Scotties Tournament of Hearts this season and her first for Manitoba. They finished runner-up to Team Homan at the Tour Challenge and were semifinalists at the Curlers Corner Autumn Gold Curling Classic.

Team Fujisawa

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Satsuki
Fujisawa
Chinami
Yoshida
Yumi
Suzuki
Yurika
Yoshida

Kitami, JPN | Fujisawa won the Curling World Cup Omaha title in December. They are the 2018 Winter Olympic bronze medallists. Team Fujisawa has competed in three Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events this season with a quarterfinal finish at the Boost National.

Team Hasselborg

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Anna
Hasselborg
Sara
McManus
Agnes
Knochenhauer
Sofia
Mabergs

Sundbyberg, SWE | Team Hasselborg captured their first couple Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles back-to-back this season claiming the Princess Auto Elite 10 and the Canadian Beef Masters. The reigning Olympic gold medallists also successfully claimed the European Championship, Stockholm Ladies Curling Cup and Swedish Championship.

Team Homan

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Rachel
Homan
Emma
Miskew
Joanne
Courtney
Lisa
Weagle

Ottawa, ON | Homan holds a record 10 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s championships and became the first to crack double digits in January after winning the Meridian Canadian Open. It was also her team’s third consecutive Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title this season. A three-time Canadian champion, Homan finished runner-up to Team Carey at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this year.

Team Jones

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Jennifer
Jones
Kaitlyn
Lawes
Jocelyn
Peterman
Dawn
McEwen

Winnipeg, MB | Jones is a winner of nine Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling women’s titles including a record six at the Players’ Championship. Her team has reached the final at the past three Players’ Championship events in Toronto. Team Jones won the Canada Cup in December.

Team Scheidegger

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Casey
Scheidegger
Cary-Anne
McTaggart
Jessie
Haughian
Kristie
Moore

Lethbridge, AB | Team Scheidegger edged out Team Einarson for the Wild Card spot at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this season. They captured the HDF Insurance Shoot-Out title on tour in September. Scheidegger won her first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title at the 2017 Meridian Canadian Open in her top-tier series debut.

Team Silvernagle

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Robyn
Silvernagle
Stefanie
Lawton
Jessie
Hunkin
Kara
Thevenot

North Battleford, SK | Silvernagle made her top-tier Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling debut on home ice at the Meridian Canadian Open and reached the quarterfinals. They claimed bronze for Saskatchewan at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this season. Lawton previously skipped her own squad and won the 2012 Players’ Championship.

Team Stern

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Briar
Hürlimann
Elena
Stern
Lisa
Gisler
Celine
Koller

Oberwallis, SUI | Team Stern defeated Team Yoshimura to win the Tour Challenge Tier 2 title and earn a promotion into the elite ranks at the Meridian Canadian Open. Stern throws third stones while calling the game. Hürlimann is the daughter of 1998 Winter Olympics gold medallist Patrick Hürlimann.

Team Tirinzoni

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Alina
Paetz
Silvana
Tirinzoni
Esther
Neuenschwander
Melanie
Barbezat

Aarau, SUI | Team Tirinzoni has finished runner-up twice this season in Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events at the Princess Auto Elite 10 and Meridian Canadian Open. Tirinzoni won the inaugural Tour Challenge title in 2015. Paetz previously skipped her own squad to the world title in 2015.

Team Yoshimura

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Sayaka
Yoshimura
Kaho
Onodera
Anna
Ohmiya
Yumie
Funayama

Sapporo, JPN | Yoshimura has been busy on tour qualifying for the playoffs in 13 events. They won the Oakville Fall Classic in September. Team Yoshimura finished runner-up to Team Stern at the Tour Challenge Tier 2.

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