Team Peter de Cruz

Team De Cruz

TEAM PROFILE

Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland | Twitter: @TeamDeCruz

FOURTH THIRD SKIP LEAD
Schwarz
Benoît Schwarz
Claudio Paetz
Claudio Pätz
De Cruz
Peter de Cruz
Tanner
Valentin Tanner
Birthdate: Aug. 19, 1991
Birthplace: Geneva, SUI
Resides: Geneva, SUI
Birthdate: July 1, 1987
Birthplace: Zurich, SUI
Resides: Uster, SUI
Birthdate: Jan. 4, 1990
Birthplace: London, UK
Resides: Geneva, SUI
Birthdate: Oct. 2, 1992
Birthplace: Geneva, SUI
Resides: Geneva, SUI
- Swiss Olympic Team alternate (2014)
- Two-time World Championship bronze medallist (2014 & 2017)
- European Championships gold medallist (2013)
- European Championships silver medallist (2015)
- European Championships bronze medallist (2016)
- World junior gold medallist (2010)
- World junior silver medallist (2011)
- Swiss Olympic Team third (2014)
- Two-time World Championship bronze medallist (2014 & 2017)
- European Championships gold medallist (2013)
- European Championships silver medallist (2015)
- European Championships bronze medallist (2016)
- World junior bronze medallist (2007)
- Two-time World Championship bronze medallist (2014 & 2017)
- European Championships silver medallist (2015)
- European Championships bronze medallist (2016)
- World junior gold medallist (2010)
- World junior silver medallist (2011)
- Two-time World Championship bronze medallist (2014 & 2017)
- European Championships silver medallist (2015)
- European Championships bronze medallist (2016)
- World junior gold medallist (2010)
- World junior silver medallist (2011)

TEAM BIO

Peter de Cruz, Benoit Schwarz and Valentin Tanner have played together since juniors. They captured the world junior curling championships gold medal for Switzerland in 2010 defeating Scotland in the final. They returned to the world junior final the following year but fell to Sweden, skipped by Oskar Eriksson.

Pätz previously played third on Team Michel with highlights including winning the European Championship in 2013 and representing Switzerland at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He joined Team de Cruz full-time ahead of the 2014-15 season, but already had experience with the group as he was their alternate at previous events including the 2014 world championship where they defeated Team Canada, skipped by Kevin Koe, to earn the bronze medal.

Schwarz also served as Team Michel’s alternate in the past highlighted with winning the European Championship in 2013 and competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

De Cruz captured his second world championship bronze medal in 2017 defeating Team USA, skipped by John Shuster.

After missing the playoffs during his first 10 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events, de Cruz qualified for the playoffs for the first time at the 2017 Princess Auto Elite 10. De Cruz followed that up with additional playoff appearances at the WestJet Players’ Championship and Humpty’s Champions Cup.


2017-18 PINTY’S GRAND SLAM OF CURLING RESULTS
Event Round Opponent Result
Tour Challenge (Tier 1) RR Howard W 5-4
RR Koe L 1-6
RR Shuster L 6-7
RR Gushue L 3-8
Masters RR Carruthers L 3-6
RR Laycock W 8-3
RR Jacobs L 2-7
RR Simmons W 6-2
QF Gushue L 3-8

Legend: RR = Round Robin | TB = Tiebreaker | QF = Quarterfinals | SF = Semifinals | F = Final | A/B/C = Triple knockout round | SO = Shootout