Team Peter de Cruz

Team De Cruz

TEAM PROFILE

Hometown: Geneva, Switzerland | Twitter: @TeamDeCruz

FOURTH THIRD SKIP LEAD
Schwarz
BenoƮt Schwarz
michel
Sven Michel
De Cruz
Peter de Cruz
Tanner
Valentin Tanner
Birthdate: Aug. 19, 1991
Birthplace: Geneva, SUI
Resides: Geneva, SUI
Birthdate: March 30, 1988
Birthplace: Interlaken, SUI
Resides: Interlaken, SUI
Birthdate: Jan. 4, 1990
Birthplace: London, UK
Resides: Geneva, SUI
Birthdate: Oct. 2, 1992
Birthplace: Geneva, SUI
Resides: Geneva, SUI
- Olympic bronze medallist (2018)
- Two-time World Championship bronze medallist (2014 & 2017)
- Canadian Open champion (2018)
- European Championships gold medallist (2013)
- European Championships silver medallist (2015)
- Two-time European Championships bronze medallist (2016 & 2017)
- World junior gold medallist (2010)
- World junior silver medallist (2011)
- European Championships gold medallist (2013)
- European Championships bronze medallist (2014)
- World junior bronze medallist (2007)
- Two-time world mixed doubles champion (2011 & 2018)
- Olympic bronze medallist (2018)
- Two-time World Championship bronze medallist (2014 & 2017)
- Canadian Open champion (2018)
- European Championships silver medallist (2015)
- Two-time European Championships bronze medallist (2016 & 2017)
- World junior gold medallist (2010)
- World junior silver medallist (2011)
- Olympic bronze medallist (2018)
- Two-time World Championship bronze medallist (2014 & 2017)
- Canadian Open champion (2018)
- European Championships silver medallist (2015)
- Two-time European Championships bronze medallist (2016 & 2017)
- 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.

Schwarz also served as Sven 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. The team will represent Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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. De Cruz won his first playoff game at the 2018 Meridian Canadian Open and followed that up by capturing his first Grand Slam title stealing in the eighth to edge Sweden’s Niklas Edin.

Team de Cruz represented Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics and defeated Canada’s Team Kevin Koe for the bronze medal.


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
Meridian Canadian Open A Ulsrud W 6-3
A Gushue W 5-3
A Jacobs L 3-6
B Carruthers W 8-3
QF Bottcher W 7-6
SF Jacobs W 5-2
F Edin W 5-3

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