2017 Tour Challenge Tier 1: Women’s Teams

TIER 1: MEN’S TEAMS | WOMEN’S TEAMS

TIER 2: MEN’S TEAMS | WOMEN’S TEAMS


TEAM ENGLOT
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
englot
Michelle
Englot
Cameron
Kate
Cameron
Wilson
Leslie
Wilson-Westcott
Wescott
Raunora
Westcott

WINNIPEG, MB | Englot competed in her eighth Tournament of Hearts as a skip last season, but her first representing Manitoba. It was a career-best finish for Englot as she earned silver finishing runner-up to Ontario’s Team Homan. Englot was also a finalist at the Tour Challenge Tier 1.


TEAM FLAXEY
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
flaxey grandy kreviazuk court
Allison
Flaxey
Clancy
Grandy
Lynn
Kreviazuk
Morgan
Court

CALEDON, ON | Team Flaxey captured their first career Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title last season at the Masters. Flaxey claimed the Ontario championship in 2014 to represent the province at the national Scotties Tournament of Hearts.


TEAM FLEURY
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Fleury
Tracy
Fleury
Webster
Crystal
Webster
walsh
Jenna
Walsh
gates
Amanda
Gates

SUDBURY, ON | Team Fleury was the first women’s team to represent Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with a fifth-place finish in 2015. Team Fleury’s best result in the Pinty’s GSOC series is runner-up at the 2015 National in Oshawa, ON.


TEAM HARRISON
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
skip
Jacqueline
Harrison
third
Janet
Murphy
second
Stephanie
Matheson
lead
Nicole
Westlund Stewart

MISSISSAUGA, ON | Team Harrison competed in the Tour Challenge Tier 2 division last year and won the title to move up the ranks. Harrison finished runner-up to Rachel Homan in the Ontario Scotties this past season.


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

SUNDBYBERG, SWE | Hasselborg had a breakout tour season capping things off by finishing runner-up to Rachel Homan at the Champions Cup. Team Hasselborg has been selected to represent Sweden at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


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

OTTAWA, ON | Homan captured her third Scotties Tournament of Hearts and first world championship last season. The team went undefeated at the worlds en route to gold. Courtney also claimed the Canadian mixed doubles title with Reid Carruthers and took home silver on the world stage. Homan capped the 2016-17 season winning the Champions Cup.


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

WINNIPEG, MB | Jones won her record sixth Players’ Championship title in April and has altogether won seven championships in the series. The team captured gold at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, becoming the first women’s squad to go through the Olympic tournament undefeated.


TEAM MIDDAUGH

SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Middaugh
Sherry
Middaugh
Rizzo
Jo-Ann
Rizzo
Merklinger
Lee
Merklinger
Armstrong
Leigh
Armstrong

COLDWATER, ON | Middaugh has made seven appearances at the Tournament of Hearts. The team won consecutive World Curling Tour events last season capturing the KW Fall Classic and Stu Sells Toronto Tankard titles.


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

STIRLING, SCO | Muirhead is a three-time Players’ Championship winner and has captured two Bonus Cup titles. She will represent Great Britain for a third consecutive Winter Games at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


TEAM PAETZ
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Paetz
Alina
Paetz
Lehmann
Nadine
Lehmann
winkelhausen
Marisa
Winkelhausen
Schwaegli
Nicole
Schwaegli

ZURICH, SUI | Paetz bounced back on tour last season winning the International Bernese Ladies Cup and the Swiss curling championship. The team won the world title for Switzerland in 2015.


TEAM SCHEIDEGGER
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
casey
Casey
Scheidegger
mctaggart
Cary-Anne
McTaggart
jessie
Jessie
Scheidegger
moore
Kristie
Moore

LETHBRIDGE, AB | Scheidegger competed in the Tour Challenge Tier 2 division last season. She made her elite-level debut at the Canadian Open and what a debut it was as she stunned the field to win her first Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling title.


TEAM SWEETING
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
Sweeting
Val
Sweeting
Olson-Johns
Lori
Olson-Johns
Ferguson
Dana
Ferguson
Brown
Rachel
Brown

EDMONTON, AB | Sweeting is the defending Tour Challenge Tier 1 champion defeating Michelle Englot in last year’s final. The team also captured the Bonus Cup in 2016-17 as the overall season champions.


TEAM TIPPIN
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
tippin
Julie
Tippin
duhaime
Chantal
Duhaime
vink
Rachelle
Vink
bobbie
Tess
Bobbie

WOODSTOCK, ON | Tippin competed in the Tour Challenge Tier 2 division last season. The team won the Stroud Sleeman Cash Spiel on the World Curling Tour.


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

AARAU, SUI | Tirinzoni won the inaugural Tour Challenge Tier 1 title in 2015 stunning Rachel Homan in the final by stealing in the eighth end. The team finished runner-up at two Pinty’s GSOC events last season.


TEAM WANG
SKIP THIRD SECOND LEAD
wang
Bingyu
Wang
zhou
Yan
Zhou
liu
Jinli
Liu
ma
Jingyi
Ma

HARBIN, CHN | Wang won the world championship in 2009 and earned bronze at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She is also a six-time Pacific-Asia Championships winner.