2018 Tim Hortons Brier

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2018 Tim Hortons Brier
2018 Tim Hortons Brier logo.png
Host city Regina, Saskatchewan
Arena Brandt Centre
DatesMarch 3 – 11
Attendance110,555
WinnerFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Curling club Bally Haly G&CC & St. John's CC,
St. John's
Skip Brad Gushue
Third Mark Nichols
Second Brett Gallant
Lead Geoff Walker
Alternate Tom Sallows
Coach Jules Owchar
FinalistFlag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Brendan Bottcher)
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The 2018 Tim Hortons Brier , Canada's national men's curling championship, was held from March 3 to 11, 2018 at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. The winning team represented Canada at the 2018 World Men's Curling Championship from March 31 to April 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, United States.

Contents

This marked the fifth time the Brier was held in Regina, the first time since 2006.

The 2018 tournament was the first to use a new 16-team format, featuring representation by all fourteen member associations of Curling Canada, alongside the defending champions (as Team Canada), and a new wildcard team. As part of this new format, the Bronze medal game was removed from the schedule.

Teams

Curling Canada introduced a new 16-team format for both the Brier and Tournament of Hearts for 2018, under which all 14 member associations of Curling Canada are now represented in the main field, rather than being limited by a pre-qualifying tournament. The teams were divided into two pools for round robin play, after which the top four teams from each advanced to a Championship Pool. Alongside the inclusion of the previous year's champions as Team Canada, the final spot in the tournament was filled by a wildcard play-in game held on the Friday before the tournament. [1]

The rinks of John Epping (Ontario), Mike Fournier (Quebec), and Greg Smith (Newfoundland and Labrador) made their Brier debuts.

Team Canada's Brad Gushue set a new record for the most Canadian national men's championship game wins as a skip when he skipped the 114th victory of his Brier career over the Northwest Territories on March 5. [2]

Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada Flag of Alberta.svg Alberta Flag of British Columbia.svg British Columbia Flag of Manitoba.svg Manitoba
Bally Haly G&CC &
St. John's CC, St. John's

Skip: Brad Gushue
Third: Mark Nichols
Second: Brett Gallant
Lead: Geoff Walker
Alternate: Tom Sallows

Saville SC, Edmonton

Skip: Brendan Bottcher
Third: Darren Moulding
Second: Brad Thiessen
Lead: Karrick Martin

[lower-alpha 1] Kelowna CC, Kelowna

Skip: Sean Geall
Third: Jeff Richard
Second: Andrew Nerpin
Lead: David Harper
Alternate: Brad Wood

West St. Paul CC, West St. Paul

Skip: Reid Carruthers
Third: Braeden Moskowy
Second: Derek Samagalski
Lead: Colin Hodgson

Flag of New Brunswick.svg New Brunswick Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg Newfoundland and Labrador Northern Ontario curling flag.png Northern Ontario Flag of Nova Scotia.svg Nova Scotia
Gage G&CC, Oromocto

Skip: James Grattan
Third: Chris Jeffrey
Second: Andy McCann
Lead: Peter Case
Alternate: Brian King

Bally Haly G&CC &
St. John's CC, St. John's

Skip: Greg Smith
Third: Matthew Hunt
Second: Andrew Taylor
Lead: Ian Withycombe
Alternate: Connor Stapleton

Community First CC, Sault Ste. Marie

Skip: Brad Jacobs
Third: Ryan Fry
Second: E.J. Harnden
Lead: Ryan Harnden [lower-alpha 2]
Alternate: Tanner Horgan [lower-alpha 2]

Halifax CC, Halifax

Skip: Jamie Murphy
Third: Paul Flemming
Second: Scott Saccary
Lead: Phil Crowell

Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg Prince Edward Island Flag of Quebec.svg Quebec Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan
Leaside CC, East York, Toronto

Skip: John Epping
Third: Mat Camm
Second: Pat Janssen
Lead: Tim March

Charlottetown CC, Charlottetown

Skip: Eddie MacKenzie
Third: Josh Barry
Second: Christopher Gallant
Lead: Sean Ledgerwood
Alternate: Robbie Younker

Glenmore CC, Dollard-des-Ormeaux &
CC Valleyfield, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

Skip: Mike Fournier
Third: Félix Asselin
Second: William Dion
Lead: Jean-François Trépanier [lower-alpha 3]
Alternate: Émile Asselin [lower-alpha 3]

Nutana CC, Saskatoon

Fourth: Matt Dunstone
Skip: Steve Laycock
Second: Kirk Muyres
Lead: Dallan Muyres
Alternate: Lyle Muyres

Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg Northwest Territories Flag of Nunavut.svg Nunavut Flag of Yukon.svg Yukon Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard
Yellowknife CC, Yellowknife

Skip: Jamie Koe
Third: Chris Schille
Second: Brad Chorostkowski
Lead: Robert Borden

Iqaluit CC, Iqaluit

Skip: Dave St. Louis
Third: Wade Kingdon
Second: Peter Mackey
Lead: Jeff Nadeau

Whitehorse CC, Whitehorse

Skip: Thomas Scoffin
Third: Tom Appelman
Second: Wade Scoffin [lower-alpha 4]
Lead: Steve Fecteau [lower-alpha 4]
Alternate: Clint Ireland [lower-alpha 4]

Fort Rouge CC, Winnipeg

Skip: Mike McEwen
Third: B.J. Neufeld
Second: Matt Wozniak
Lead: Denni Neufeld

CTRS ranking

Member Association (Skip)RankPoints
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen)2365.181
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue)3361.585
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers)4270.599
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs)5265.245
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)7233.333
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping)8212.384
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock)12140.208
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)2885.656
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall)3178.758
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier)4953.503
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan)7434.131
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin)1555.038
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe)1564.725
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith)1564.725
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie)NR0.000
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis)NR0.000

Wildcard game

A play-in game was held on March 2, 2018 that determined the wildcard team that rounded out the tournament field. It was played between the top two teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System standings who lost [1] in their provincial championship: the Fort Rouge Curling Club's Mike McEwen rink and the Granite Curling Club's Jason Gunnlaugson rink, both from Winnipeg.

CTRS standings as of February 12
RankTeamMember AssociationEligibility
1 Kevin Koe Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Qualified for Olympics (ineligible)
2 Mike McEwen Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Eliminated from provincials [7]
3 Brad Gushue Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Qualified as Team Canada (ineligible)
4 Reid Carruthers Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Won Manitoba provincials
5 Brad Jacobs Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Won Northern Ontario provincials
6 Jason Gunnlaugson Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Eliminated from provincials
Wildcard Game

Friday, March 2, 19:00

Team1234567891011Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg Mike McEwen 001000010114
Flag of Manitoba.svg Jason Gunnlaugson Hammer tapissier.jpg000011001003
Player percentages
Flag of Manitoba.svg Team McEwen Flag of Manitoba.svg Team Gunnlaugson
Denni Neufeld 92% Connor Njegovan 68%
Matt Wozniak 93% Ian McMillan 93%
B.J. Neufeld 74% Alex Forrest 92%
Mike McEwen 93% Jason Gunnlaugson 74%
Total88%Total82%

Round robin standings

Key
Teams to Championship Round
Teams to Tie-Breakers
Teams to Placement Draw
Pool ASkipWLPFPAEWELBESES%
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Brendan Bottcher 615031301971185%
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Brad Gushue 61553129237690%
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard Mike McEwen 524331252214786%
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Jamie Murphy 43444431298985%
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories Jamie Koe 34364625288778%
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Sean Geall 25405325326678%
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Greg Smith 16325820349375%
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon Thomas Scoffin 163144262511778%
Pool BSkipWLPFPAEWELBESES%
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Brad Jacobs 614529292112987%
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario John Epping 61623030267686%
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Reid Carruthers 52554229268685%
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 434537272512984%
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Mike Fournier 343841282412782%
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick James Grattan 25425028327983%
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island Eddie MacKenzie 25495627287681%
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut Dave St. Louis 07227318345167%

Round robin results

All draw times are listed in Central Standard Time (UTC−06:00).

Draw 1

Saturday, March 3, 14:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan)020210022X9
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis) Hammer tapissier.jpg101001000X3
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock)100100000X2
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier) Hammer tapissier.jpg001001021X5
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie)00400102XX7
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers) Hammer tapissier.jpg33012030XX12
Sheet D12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs) Hammer tapissier.jpg01001001014
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping)00100010103

Draw 2

Saturday, March 3, 19:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg04000420XX10
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall)00001001XX2
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe)02020211019
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith) Hammer tapissier.jpg10204000007
Sheet C1234567891011Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)002021010017
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher) Hammer tapissier.jpg000200201106
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen) Hammer tapissier.jpg300002000X5
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin)001100001X3

Draw 3

Sunday, March 4, 09:00

Sheet A1234567891011Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock)000201001105
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers) Hammer tapissier.jpg010020110027
Sheet B1234567891011Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan) Hammer tapissier.jpg100110111107
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping)032002000029
Sheet C12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs) Hammer tapissier.jpg210021000X6
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis)000100011X3
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie)10001003027
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier) Hammer tapissier.jpg00300020106

Draw 4

Sunday, March 4, 14:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe)00000200XX2
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher) Hammer tapissier.jpg02221011XX9
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue)22021010XX8
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin) Hammer tapissier.jpg00100101XX3
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen)12003021XX9
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall) Hammer tapissier.jpg00110100XX3
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)020100321X9
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith) Hammer tapissier.jpg103011000X6

Draw 5

Sunday, March 4, 19:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs)01024200XX9
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie) Hammer tapissier.jpg10200011XX5
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis)00200102XX5
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers) Hammer tapissier.jpg21024030XX12
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping) Hammer tapissier.jpg30102010XX7
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier)01010001XX3
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan) Hammer tapissier.jpg03000010XX4
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock)20211102XX9

Draw 6

Monday, March 5, 09:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen) Hammer tapissier.jpg10002000036
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)00100021105
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall)00410100208
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher) Hammer tapissier.jpg10002023019
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin)01010020116
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith) Hammer tapissier.jpg10102003007
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg10020203XX8
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe)00201010XX4

Draw 7

Monday, March 5, 14:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers)020203002X9
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier) Hammer tapissier.jpg101010210X6
Sheet B12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs) Hammer tapissier.jpg110210301X9
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan)001002010X4
Sheet C1234567891011Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock)001020102017
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie) Hammer tapissier.jpg000301010106
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping) Hammer tapissier.jpg21330104XX14
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis)00002010XX3

Draw 8

Monday, March 5, 19:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher) Hammer tapissier.jpg10112040XX9
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith)00000200XX2
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen)020101001X5
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg202010010X6
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe) Hammer tapissier.jpg10011001127
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)01000110003
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin)011100212X8
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall) Hammer tapissier.jpg100010000X2

Draw 9

Tuesday, March 6, 09:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie)00020202006
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan) Hammer tapissier.jpg01001020329
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier) Hammer tapissier.jpg32020010XX8
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis)00100101XX3
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers)020101010X5
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping) Hammer tapissier.jpg101020105X10
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock) Hammer tapissier.jpg004003010X8
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs)000110101X4

Draw 10

Tuesday, March 6, 14:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)010102010X5
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg102020202X9
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith)130001010X6
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall) Hammer tapissier.jpg003240102X12
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)102000202X7
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin) Hammer tapissier.jpg020101010X5
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe)00001002XX3
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen) Hammer tapissier.jpg13210300XX10

Draw 11

Tuesday, March 6, 19:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier) Hammer tapissier.jpg100100100X3
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs)002030011X7
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping)03030203XX11
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie) Hammer tapissier.jpg10101010XX4
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis)02000001XX3
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock) Hammer tapissier.jpg20211400XX10
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers) Hammer tapissier.jpg020100202X7
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan)000011010X3

Draw 12

Wednesday, March 7, 09:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith)000010100X2
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen) Hammer tapissier.jpg010102020X6
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin)001010002X4
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy) Hammer tapissier.jpg020200210X7
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall)002101021X7
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe) Hammer tapissier.jpg100010100X3
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)101030203X10
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg030101020X7

Draw 13

Wednesday, March 7, 14:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping)100100204X8
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock) Hammer tapissier.jpg002000020X4
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers) Hammer tapissier.jpg002000010X3
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs)000220002X6
Sheet C1234567891011Final
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier) Hammer tapissier.jpg210001010117
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan)003010002006
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis) Hammer tapissier.jpg0100001XXX2
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie)4043120XXX14

Draw 14

Wednesday, March 7, 19:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin)00101000XX2
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe) Hammer tapissier.jpg02030021XX8
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)00012501XX9
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen) Hammer tapissier.jpg01000010XX2
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith) Hammer tapissier.jpg00010010XX2
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue)21000202XX7
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall)02010020106
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy) Hammer tapissier.jpg10201101028

Placement round

Each team that finished fifth through eight in their pool played the team that finished in the same position in the opposite pool for the purpose of determining final tournament ranking. For example, the winner of the game between fifth place teams was ranked ninth place overall, the loser of that game was ranked tenth place, and so on.

Seeding games

All game times are listed in Central Standard Time (UTC−06:00).

A5 vs. B5

Friday, March 9, 09:00

Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories (Koe) Hammer tapissier.jpg21001002006
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec (Fournier)00200100014

A6 vs. B6

Friday, March 9, 09:00

Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia (Geall)02010011XX5
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick (Grattan) Hammer tapissier.jpg30200700XX12

A7 vs. B7

Friday, March 9, 09:00

Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (Smith)01001001XX3
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island (MacKenzie) Hammer tapissier.jpg40310310XX12

A8 vs. B8

Friday, March 9, 09:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon (Scoffin) Hammer tapissier.jpg11010030017
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut (St. Louis)00101300106

Championship pool standings

All wins and losses earned in the round robin (including results against teams that failed to advance) were carried forward into the Championship Pool.

Key
Teams to Playoffs
Teams to Tiebreakers
TeamSkipWLPFPAEWELBESES%
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Brad Gushue 1017744433521691%
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario John Epping 9291554944111087%
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Brendan Bottcher 8389455135141785%
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Brad Jacobs 8365484232221387%
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard Mike McEwen 746554383522986%
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Steve Laycock 6568594441201186%
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Jamie Murphy 5666704650111284%
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Reid Carruthers 5667724041201183%

Championship pool results

All draw times are listed in Central Standard Time (UTC−06:00).

Draw 15

Thursday, March 8, 14:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock) Hammer tapissier.jpg20102003008
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)02010020016
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg02030002XX7
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers)00100010XX2
Sheet C12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs) Hammer tapissier.jpg101200110X6
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)020000002X4
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen) Hammer tapissier.jpg20020201007
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping)01002010228

Draw 16

Thursday, March 8, 19:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)12010101006
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping) Hammer tapissier.jpg00202010218
Sheet B12345678910Final
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs) Hammer tapissier.jpg610010XXXX8
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen)000100XXXX1
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)00100421XX8
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers) Hammer tapissier.jpg01010000XX2
Sheet D1234567891011Final
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock) Hammer tapissier.jpg010100100104
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue)001020010015

Draw 17

Friday, March 9, 14:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg02000020015
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs)00000201003
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping) Hammer tapissier.jpg10401010209
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)01020102017
Sheet C12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen) Hammer tapissier.jpg20000102016
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock)00010020104
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers) Hammer tapissier.jpg10101010105
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)03020100017

Draw 18

Friday, March 9, 19:00

Sheet A12345678910Final
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba (Carruthers)00000102XX3
Flag of Manitoba.svg Wildcard (McEwen) Hammer tapissier.jpg02201030XX8
Sheet B12345678910Final
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia (Murphy)01101020005
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan (Laycock) Hammer tapissier.jpg10010101217
Sheet C1234567891011Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping)001010100104
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg200001001015
Sheet D12345678910Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)010101204X9
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs) Hammer tapissier.jpg001010010X3

Playoffs

  Page playoff system SemifinalFinal
              
1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6 
2Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 2    1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 6
   2Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 4 3Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 4
 3Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 6 
3Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 6
4Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario 5 

1 vs. 2

Saturday, March 10, 19:00

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg020102001X6
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping)000010010X2
Player percentages
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Geoff Walker 79% Tim March 83%
Brett Gallant 88% Pat Janssen 88%
Mark Nichols 96% Matt Camm 79%
Brad Gushue 100% John Epping 82%
Total91%Total83%

3 vs. 4

Saturday, March 10, 14:00

Team1234567891011Final
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher) Hammer tapissier.jpg010101000216
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario (Jacobs)002000210005
Player percentages
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Karrick Martin 83% Ryan Harnden 83%
Brad Thiessen 84% E.J. Harnden 89%
Darren Moulding 70% Ryan Fry 86%
Brendan Bottcher 82% Brad Jacobs 85%
Total80%Total86%

Semifinal

Sunday, March 11, 09:00

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario (Epping) Hammer tapissier.jpg20001001004
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)00020120016
Player percentages
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Tim March 94% Karrick Martin 94%
Pat Janssen 85% Brad Thiessen 84%
Matt Camm 93% Darren Moulding 80%
John Epping 84% Brendan Bottcher 83%
Total89%Total85%

Final

Sunday, March 11, 16:00

Team12345678910Final
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (Gushue) Hammer tapissier.jpg00202001016
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Bottcher)00010010204
Player percentages
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Geoff Walker 84% Karrick Martin 89%
Brett Gallant 94% Brad Thiessen 83%
Mark Nichols 91% Darren Moulding 86%
Brad Gushue 96% Brendan Bottcher 93%
Total91%Total88%

Statistics

Top 5 player percentages

Final Round Robin Percentages; minimum 6 games

Key
First All-Star Team
Second All-Star Team
Leads%
WC Denni Neufeld 92
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Geoff Walker 91
Flag of Ontario.svg Tim March 89
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Dallan Muyres 89
Flag of Manitoba.svg Colin Hodgson 89
Seconds%
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brett Gallant 91
Northern Ontario curling flag.png E.J. Harnden 89
Flag of Ontario.svg Pat Janssen 86
WC Matt Wozniak 86
Flag of Alberta.svg Brad Thiessen 85
Thirds%
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mark Nichols 88
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Steve Laycock (Skip)86
Northern Ontario curling flag.png Ryan Fry 85
Flag of Ontario.svg Mat Camm 85
WC B.J. Neufeld 85
Skips%
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brad Gushue 93
Flag of Ontario.svg John Epping 86
Northern Ontario curling flag.png Brad Jacobs 85
Flag of Alberta.svg Brendan Bottcher 84
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Matt Dunstone (Fourth)83

Perfect games

Round Robin and Championship Pool only

PlayerTeamPositionShotsOpponent
Brad Gushue Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Skip16Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon
B.J. Neufeld Flag of Manitoba.svg WildcardThird16Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories
Denni Neufeld Flag of Manitoba.svg WildcardLead12Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Denni Neufeld Flag of Manitoba.svg WildcardLead14Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba

Awards

The awards and all-star teams are listed as follows:

All-Star Teams [8]

First Team

Second Team

Ross Harstone Sportsmanship Award [8]
Paul McLean Award [9]
Hec Gervais Most Valuable Player Award [10]

Provincial and territorial playdowns

Notes

  1. British Columbia's alternate Brad Wood threw lead stones after the fourth end during Draw 2, because lead David Harper abruptly left the tournament to join his wife for the birth of their second child. [3] Wood continued to throw lead stones for the rest of the Brier except for Draw 10; Harper returned to throw lead stones against Newfoundland and Labrador before leaving once again. [4] Before Team BC's placement round match, third Jeff Richard left to join his wife for the birth of their child; in their game against New Brunswick, second Andrew Nerpin threw third stones, while alternate Brad Wood and Nerpin split the throwing of second stones. [5]
  2. 1 2 Northern Ontario's alternate Tanner Horgan threw lead stones during Draws 9, 19 & 20; lead Ryan Harnden was hospitalized with an illness for a day during Draws 19 and 20. [6]
  3. 1 2 During Draw 9, Quebec's alternate Émile Asselin threw lead stones for the last 3 ends.
  4. 1 2 3 During Draw 8, Yukon's Wade Scoffin threw second stones for six ends; lead Steve Fecteau threw second stones for three ends, while alternate Clint Ireland threw lead stones for three ends.

Related Research Articles

Brad Gushue Canadian curler

Bradley Raymond "Brad" Gushue, ONL is a Canadian curler from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador. Gushue, along with teammates Russ Howard, Mark Nichols, Jamie Korab and Mike Adam, represented Canada in curling at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where they won the gold medal by defeating Finland 10–4. He is also the 2017, 2018, and 2020 Tim Hortons Brier champion with teammates Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, and Geoff Walker. Their win in 2017 was Newfoundland and Labrador's first Brier title in 41 years. Gushue and his rink also won 2017 Ford World Men's Curling Championship. At the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier Gushue set a new record for Brier game wins as a skip, breaking a three-way tie with previous record-holders Russ Howard and Kevin Martin.

Mark Nichols, ONL is a Canadian curler from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. He currently plays third for the Brad Gushue rink. Nichols is a former Olympic champion curler, having played third for Team Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics where the team won a gold medal. He also won a World championship with Gushue in 2017.

Ryan Bennett Fry is a Canadian curler currently living in Toronto and playing third on the John Epping team. He previously played third for Team Brad Jacobs, and the team represented Canada and won the gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. The team also won the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier. Fry won a silver medal at the 2013 World Men's Curling Championship.

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2011 Tim Hortons Brier

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2012 Tim Hortons Brier

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Brad Jacobs (curler) Canadian curler

Bradley "Brad" Jacobs is a Canadian curler from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He is an Olympic champion skip, having led Canada to a gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Jacobs is also the 2013 Tim Hortons Brier championship skip and the 2013 World Championship runner-up. He is an eight-time Northern Ontario provincial champion, and one time provincial junior champion.

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Geoff Walker is a Canadian curler, currently living in Edmonton, Alberta. He currently plays lead for the Brad Gushue rink. He is a two-time World Junior Champion and Men's World Champion.

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2016 Tim Hortons Brier

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2017 Tim Hortons Brier

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Darren Moulding Canadian curler

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Bradley "Brad" Thiessen is a Canadian curler. He is a long-time member of the Brendan Bottcher rink, currently throwing second stones for the team.

Karrick Martin is a Canadian curler. He currently plays lead for Team Brendan Bottcher on the World Curling Tour. He is the son of 2010 Olympic champion skip Kevin Martin.

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The 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, Canada's national men's curling championship, was held from March 2 to 10 at Westoba Place in Brandon, Manitoba. In the final, Kevin Koe of Alberta defeated Team Wildcard skipped by Brendan Bottcher 4–3 by scoring two in the tenth end to win. It was the lowest scoring Brier final since 1992, which was held before the adoption of any free guard zone rule.

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The 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Canada's national men's curling championship, was held from February 29 to March 8 at the Leon's Centre in Kingston, Ontario. The winning Brad Gushue rink was scheduled to represent Canada at the 2020 World Men's Curling Championship at the Commonwealth Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Tankard, the men's provincial curling championship for Newfoundland and Labrador, was held from January 28 to February 2 at the RE/MAX Centre in St. John's. The winning Brad Gushue rink will represent Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2020 Tim Hortons Brier, Canada's national men's curling championship in Kingston, Ontario.

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