Format for the Tour Challenge

Tour Challenge rings

The Tour Challenge features the largest field in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series with a total of 60 teams split into two tiers. These tiers are then divided into three pools of five teams each for round-robin play.

The winners of the Tier 1 event receive invitations to Champions Cup, which is the final tournament of the season and showcases all of the winners from major events in curling.

The winners of the Tier 2 event receive invitations to a future Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event.

Each player on the team will execute the pre-game draw-to-the-button shootout once during the four-game round-robin. All of the pre-game draws will count towards a team total. The total distance of the four shootouts will be used to rank the teams that have completed the round-robin with the same record. Should a team register all zeros for the four draws, an extra draw must be executed by the player who delivered the draw in the last round-robin game without sweepers.