Tim Hortons Brier

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Tim Hortons Brier
2021 Brier logo.png
Established1927
2022 host city Lethbridge, Alberta
2022 arena ENMAX Centre
2021 championFlag of Alberta.svg  Alberta (Brendan Bottcher)
Current edition

The Tim Hortons Brier, or simply (and more commonly) the Brier ( French : Le Brier), is the annual Canadian men's curling championship, sanctioned by Curling Canada. The current event name refers to its main sponsor, the Tim Hortons coffee and donut shop chain. "Brier" originally referred to a brand of tobacco sold by the event's first sponsor, the Macdonald Tobacco Company.

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The Brier has been held since 1927, traditionally during the month of March. The winner of the Brier goes on to represent Canada at the World Curling Championships of the same year. The Brier is by far the best supported curling competition in terms of paid attendance, attracting crowds far larger than even those for World Championships held in Canada.

History

In 1924, George J. Cameron, the president of the W. L. Mackenzie and Company subsidiary of the Macdonald Tobacco Company, pitched the idea of a national curling championship to Macdonald Tobacco and was accepted. At the time Canadian curling was divided between the use of granite and iron curling stones, with the latter being used in Quebec and Eastern Ontario and the former being used everywhere else. The granite camp held the advantage, as Macdonald Tobacco's T. Howard Stewart, brother of company president Walter Stewart, supported the use of granites, and was able to influence the decision to use granite stones for the new national championship. [1]

Macdonald Tobacco further developed the concept, in 1925 and 1926, by sponsoring the winners of the Manitoba provincial championship to travel to Eastern Canada. In 1925, the Manitoba team played a number of exhibition games against local teams, while the 1926 team played in the Quebec Bonspiel. The visits were deemed popular enough for Macdonald Tobacco to move forward with sponsorship of a full national championship in 1927.

The first Brier was held at the Granite Club in Toronto in 1927. Eight teams from across the country participated, representing Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Northern Ontario, Toronto and Montreal. Games lasted 14 ends, and each team played each other in a 7-game round robin with no playoffs unless there was a tie for first. The first Brier champion was Nova Scotia, a rink skipped by Murray Macneill, with teammates Al MacInnes, Cliff Torey and Jim Donahue – who were normally skips in their own right, but were added to the Macneill rink because the rest of his normal team could not make the trip. [2]

By 1928, games were shortened to 12 ends in length and the single Western Canada team was replaced by individual teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, increasing the total number of teams to 10 – seven provinces, two cities and the region of Northern Ontario. In the 1932 Brier, the cities of Montreal and Toronto were dropped from competition, but Northern Ontario kept its entry, and still remains the only non provincial or territorial entry to this day. In 1936, Prince Edward Island and British Columbia were given entries. The Dominion of Newfoundland did not become part of Canada until after the 1949 Brier, so the team representing the new province of Newfoundland (later Newfoundland and Labrador) did not join the Brier until 1951. In 1975, a single combined team representing the federal territories of Yukon and Northwest Territories joined the Brier competition. In 1977, games were shortened to 10 ends, which is the current length for matches. Games had to be played in their entirety until the 1974 Brier, when the rules were changed to the present standard of allowing a team to concede defeat before the end of the match if they wished. [2]

The Brier would continue to be played at the Granite Club in Toronto through to the 1940 competition. After then, the event would travel around the country, and would be played in all 10 provinces. Also at this point, rocks were coloured differently for each team and were matched to be of equal size. Play was discontinued between 1943 and 1945 due to World War II. After World War II, the event became more of a popular sporting spectacle across the country thanks to Macdonald Tobacco enlisting media outlets to cover the event. In 1946, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) began covering the event live across the country on the radio. By the 1960s, the CBC began showing curling on television, at first giving daily half-hour reports. In 1962, the CBC showed the tie-breaking playoff match up. In 1973, CBC began regularly showing live coverage of the final draw of the event. [3] Today, TSN covers the entire tournament. CBC had covered the semi-finals and the finals up until the 2007–08 season. In 2013, Sportsnet and City began to offer coverage of the finals of the provincial playdowns in Manitoba, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia as well.

In 1977, Macdonald Tobacco announced it would no longer be sponsoring the Brier, and the 1979 event would be the last one titled the Macdonald Brier. A committee headed by the Canadian Curling Association (today's Curling Canada) was put in charge to find a new sponsor, which would end up being the Labatt Brewing Company. The event retained the "Brier" name, despite the word being the property of Macdonald Tobacco. However, with the Labatt sponsorship came some changes to the event, such as adding a new championship trophy and adding a TV-friendly playoff round after the round robin games. Labatt remained the title sponsor until 2001 when Nokia took over. That sponsorship only lasted four years before Tim Hortons took over. When the Labatt sponsorship ended, the original Brier trophy was brought back and the names of the winners during the Labatt era were engraved on it. [4]

Beginning in the 1990s, curling became more profitable, and the event would mostly be held in larger curling friendly markets (such as Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Saskatoon). At the same time, the World Curling Tour made the sport more lucrative, and curlers demanded cash prizes at the Brier, and the ability to display their sponsors on their jerseys. The Canadian Curling Association ignored their demands, and when the Grand Slam curling series was instituted in 2001, many of the top teams in the country boycotted the Brier in favour of playing in the Slams. [4] Curlers' demands were eventually met and the boycott ended in 2003. The dominant Brier team of the era, the "Ferbey four" did not boycott the Brier, and won four of five Briers during the era, while other top teams such as Kevin Martin's boycotted the event.

Sponsors

For the first fifty years, the Brier was sponsored by Macdonald Tobacco (later RJR Tobacco Company and now part of JTI-Macdonald Corporation). The name "Brier", in fact, came from a brand of tobacco being manufactured by Macdonald at the time (a brier being a small shrub whose roots are commonly used to make tobacco pipes). [5] Macdonald was also responsible for introducing both the Brier Tankard trophy (originally named the British Consols Trophy after a brand of cigarettes), and the now famous heart-shaped patches awarded to the tournament winners. The patches were modeled after a small tin heart pressed into the centre of Macdonald tobacco plugs, along with the slogan “The Heart of the Tobacco.” The same heart appeared on tins of Macdonald pipe tobacco. Later, when other national championships were developed, many took the heart as their identifying symbol as well. [6]

Brier sponsors by year
YearsSponsor
1927–1979 Macdonald Tobacco
1980–2000 Labatt
2001–2004 Nokia
2005 to present Tim Hortons

Qualification and eligibility

2006 Brier, in Regina The 2006 Brier.jpg
2006 Brier, in Regina

The Brier is currently contested by 16 teams. Most provinces and territories are represented by one team, with the exception of Ontario, which sends two teams (named Ontario and Northern Ontario ). Through 2014 the territories sent one team, but starting in 2015 all three territories were permitted to compete individually. Teams qualify for the Brier through their respective provincial championships, which are held every year and are open to any Canadian men's curling team consisting of Canadian citizens. The formats for these championships vary from province to province, but most entail a series of club, municipal, district and/or regional playdowns prior to the provincial championship. Playdown formats vary, with each member association choosing a format suited to its geography and demographics. Originally, nearly all teams regardless of ability or past performance had to qualify for each Brier, starting at the club level when more than one team from a club seeks to enter the playdowns. Today, member associations typically grant past champions and other strong teams automatic entry to the latter stage(s) of the playdowns.

Until 2013, the champions of the Brier did not automatically qualify for the following year's Brier, and had to qualify again. However, beginning in 2014, following the precedent set by its women's counterpart, the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, champions now earn a bye representing Canada during the following year's Brier. [7]

For the three tournaments from 2015 to 2017, fifteen teams (ten provinces, three territories, Northern Ontario, and Team Canada) competed for twelve places in the Brier proper. The four lowest-ranked regions played a pre-qualifying tournament to open the Brier, with the winner advancing to the full round-robin. In this format's first year Nunavut declined to send a team, and the round was between the winners of Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and the Yukon.

Beginning with the 2018 Brier, the event expanded to a sixteen team field, with the ten provinces, three territories, Northern Ontario, and Team Canada being joined by the highest-ranked non-qualified team on the Canadian Team Ranking System standings. [8] The teams are separated into two pools of eight, each playing a round-robin, with the top four teams in each pool advancing to a second pool to determine the final four teams. The pools were tentatively slated to be determined by the CTRS standings as of December 31, 2017.[ clarify ] [9]

Winners

Macdonald Brier

YearWinning provinceWinning teamHost
1927 Nova Scotia Murray Macneill, Al MacInnes, Cliff Torey, Jim Donahoe Toronto, Ontario
1928 Manitoba Gordon Hudson, Sam Penwarden, Ron Singbush, Bill Grant Toronto, Ontario (2)
1929 Manitoba Gordon Hudson, Don Rollo, Ron Singbush, Bill Grant Toronto, Ontario (3)
1930 Manitoba Howard Wood, Sr., Jimmy Congalton, Victor Wood, Lionel Wood Toronto, Ontario (4)
1931 Manitoba Bob Gourley, Ernie Pollard, Arnold Lockerbie, Ray Stewart Toronto, Ontario (5)
1932 Manitoba Jimmy Congalton, Howard Wood, Sr., Bill Noble, Harry Mawhinney Toronto, Ontario (6)
1933 Alberta Cliff Manahan, Harold Deeton, Harold Wolfe, Bert Ross Toronto, Ontario (7)
1934 Manitoba Leo Johnson, Lorne Stewart, Linc Johnson, Marno Frederickson Toronto, Ontario (8)
1935 Ontario Gordon Campbell, Donnie Campbell, Gord Coates, Duncan Campbell Toronto, Ontario (9)
1936 Manitoba Ken Watson, Grant Watson, Marvin MacIntyre, Charles Kerr Toronto, Ontario (10)
1937 Alberta Cliff Manahan, Wes Robinson, Ross Manahan, Lloyd McIntyre Toronto, Ontario (11)
1938 Manitoba Ab Gowanlock, Bung Cartmell, Bill McKnight, Tom McKnight Toronto, Ontario (12)
1939 Ontario Bert Hall, Perry Hall, Ernie Parkes, Cam Seagram Toronto, Ontario (13)
1940 Manitoba Howard Wood, Sr., Ernie Pollard, Howie Wood, Jr., Roy Enman Winnipeg, Manitoba
1941 Alberta Howard Palmer, Jack Lebeau, Art Gooder, Clair Webb Toronto, Ontario (14)
1942 Manitoba Ken Watson, Grant Watson, Charlie Scrymgeour, Jim Grant Quebec City, Quebec
1943Cancelled due to World War II
1944
1945
1946 Alberta Billy Rose, Bart Swelin, Austin Smith, George Crooks Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1947 Manitoba Jimmy Welsh, Alex Welsh, Jock Reid, Harry Monk Saint John, New Brunswick
1948 British Columbia Frenchy D'Amour, Bob McGhie, Fred Wendell, Jim Mark Calgary, Alberta
1949 Manitoba Ken Watson, Grant Watson, Lyle Dyker, Charles Read Hamilton, Ontario
1950 Northern Ontario Tom Ramsay, Len Williamson, Bill Weston, Billy Kenny Vancouver, British Columbia
1951 Nova Scotia Don Oyler, George Hanson, Fred Dyke, Wally Knock Halifax, Nova Scotia
1952 Manitoba Billy Walsh, Al Langlois, Andy McWilliams, John Watson Winnipeg, Manitoba (2)
1953 Manitoba Ab Gowanlock, Jim Williams, Art Pollon, Russ Jackman Sudbury, Ontario
1954 Alberta Matt Baldwin, Glenn Gray, Pete Ferry, Jim Collins Edmonton, Alberta
1955 Saskatchewan Garnet Campbell, Don Campbell, Glen Campbell, Lloyd Campbell Regina, Saskatchewan
1956 Manitoba Billy Walsh, Al Langlois, Cy White, Andy McWilliams Moncton, New Brunswick
1957 Alberta Matt Baldwin, Gordon Haynes, Art Kleinmeyer, Bill Price Kingston, Ontario
1958 Alberta Matt Baldwin, Jack Geddes, Gordon Haynes, Bill Price Victoria, British Columbia
1959 Saskatchewan Ernie Richardson, Arnold Richardson, Garnet Richardson, Wes Richardson Quebec City, Quebec (2)
1960 Saskatchewan Ernie Richardson, Arnold Richardson, Garnet Richardson, Wes Richardson Fort William, Ontario
1961 Alberta Hec Gervais, Ron Anton, Ray Werner, Wally Ursuliak Calgary, Alberta (2)
1962 Saskatchewan Ernie Richardson, Arnold Richardson, Garnet Richardson, Wes Richardson Kitchener, Ontario
1963 Saskatchewan Ernie Richardson, Arnold Richardson, Garnet Richardson, Mel Perry Brandon, Manitoba
1964 Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Lyall Dagg, Leo Hebert, Fred Britton, Barry Naimark Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1965 Flag of Manitoba (1905).svg  Manitoba Terry Braunstein, Don Duguid, Ron Braunstein, Ray Turnbull Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (2)
1966   Alberta Ron Northcott, George Fink, Bernie Sparkes, Fred Storey Halifax, Nova Scotia (2)
1967 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Alf Phillips, Jr., John Ross, Ron Manning, Keith Reilly Hull, Quebec
1968   Alberta Ron Northcott, Jim Shields, Bernie Sparkes, Fred Storey Kelowna, British Columbia
1969 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Ron Northcott, Dave Gerlach, Bernie Sparkes, Fred Storey Oshawa, Ontario
1970 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Don Duguid, Rod Hunter, Jim Pettapiece, Bryan Wood Winnipeg, Manitoba (3)
1971 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Don Duguid, Rod Hunter, Jim Pettapiece, Bryan Wood Quebec City, Quebec (3)
1972 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Orest Meleschuk, Dave Romano, John Hanesiak, Pat Hailley St. John's, Newfoundland
1973 Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Harvey Mazinke, Billy Martin, George Achtymichuk, Dan Klippenstein Edmonton, Alberta (2)
1974 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Hec Gervais, Ron Anton, Warren Hansen, Darrel Sutton London, Ontario
1975 Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Bill Tetley, Rick Lang, Bill Hodgson, Peter Hnatiw Fredericton, New Brunswick
1976 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Newfoundland Jack MacDuff, Toby McDonald, Doug Hudson, Ken Templeton Regina, Saskatchewan (2)
1977 Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Jim Ursel, Art Lobel, Don Aitken, Brian Ross Montreal, Quebec
1978 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Ed Lukowich, Mike Chernoff, Dale Johnston, Ron Schindle Vancouver, British Columbia (2)
1979 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Barry Fry, Bill Carey, Gordon Sparkes, Bryan Wood Ottawa, Ontario

Labatt Brier

YearWinning provinceWinning teamFinalist provinceFinalist teamHost
1980 Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Rick Folk, Ron Mills, Tom Wilson, Jim Wilson Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Al Hackner, Rick Lang, Bob Nicol, Bruce Kennedy Calgary, Alberta (3)
1981 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Kerry Burtnyk, Mark Olson, Jim Spencer, Ron Kammerlock Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Al Hackner, Rick Lang, Bob Nicol, Bruce Kennedy Halifax, Nova Scotia (3)
1982 Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Al Hackner, Rick Lang, Bob Nicol, Bruce Kennedy Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Brent Giles, Greg Monkman, Al Roemer, Brad Giles Brandon, Manitoba (2)
1983 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Ed Werenich, Paul Savage, John Kawaja, Neil Harrison Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Ed Lukowich, Mike Chernoff, Neil Houston, Brent Syme Sudbury, Ontario (2)
1984 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Michael Riley, Brian Toews, John Helston, Russ Wookey Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Ed Werenich, Paul Savage, John Kawaja, Neil Harrison Victoria, British Columbia (2)
1985 Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Al Hackner, Rick Lang, Ian Tetley, Pat Perroud Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Pat Ryan, Gord Trenchie, Don Mckenzie, Don Walchuk Moncton, New Brunswick (2)
1986 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Ed Lukowich, John Ferguson, Neil Houston, Brent Syme Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Russ Howard, Glenn Howard, Tim Belcourt, Kent Carstairs Kitchener, Ontario (2)
1987 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Russ Howard, Glenn Howard, Tim Belcourt, Kent Carstairs Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Bernie Sparkes, Jim Armstrong, Monte Ziola, Jamie Sexton Edmonton, Alberta (3)
1988 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Pat Ryan, Randy Ferbey, Don Walchuk, Don McKenzie Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Eugene Hritzuk, Del Shaughnessy, Murray Soparlo, Don Dabrowski Chicoutimi, Quebec
1989 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Pat Ryan, Randy Ferbey, Don Walchuk, Don McKenzie Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Rick Folk, Bert Gretzinger, Rob Koffski, Doug Smith Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (3)
1990 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Ed Werenich, John Kawaja, Ian Tetley, Pat Perroud Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Jim Sullivan, Charlie Sullivan, Jr., Craig Burgess, Paul Power Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1991 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Martin, Kevin Park, Dan Petryk, Don Bartlett Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Randy Woytowich, Brian McCusker, Wyatt Buck, John Grundy Hamilton, Ontario (2)
1992 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Vic Peters, Dan Carey, Chris Neufeld, Don Rudd Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Russ Howard, Glenn Howard, Wayne Middaugh, Peter Corner Regina, Saskatchewan (3)
1993 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Russ Howard, Glenn Howard, Wayne Middaugh, Peter Corner Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Rick Folk, Pat Ryan, Bert Gretzinger, Gerry Richard Ottawa, Ontario (2)
1994 Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Rick Folk, Pat Ryan, Bert Gretzinger, Gerry Richard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Russ Howard, Glenn Howard, Wayne Middaugh, Peter Corner Red Deer, Alberta
1995 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Kerry Burtnyk, Jeff Ryan, Rob Meakin, Keith Fenton Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Brad Heidt, Mark Dacey, Wayne Charteris, Dan Ormsby Halifax, Nova Scotia (4)
1996 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Ken Tresoor, Garry VanDenBerghe, Steve Gould Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Shawn Broda, Don Bartlett Kamloops, British Columbia
1997 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Martin, Don Walchuk, Rudy Ramcharan, Don Bartlett Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Vic Peters, Dan Carey, Chris Neufeld, Scott Grant Calgary, Alberta (4)
1998 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Wayne Middaugh, Graeme McCarrel, Ian Tetley, Scott Bailey Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Guy Hemmings, Pierre Charette, Guy Thibaudeau, Dale Ness Winnipeg, Manitoba (4)
1999 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Jon Mead, Garry VanDenBerghe, Doug Armstrong Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Guy Hemmings, Pierre Charette, Guy Thibaudeau, Dale Ness Edmonton, Alberta (4)
2000 Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Greg McAulay, Brent Pierce, Bryan Miki, Jody Sveistrup Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Russ Howard, Wayne Tallon, Rick Perron, Grant Odishaw Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (4)

Nokia Brier

YearWinning provinceWinning teamFinalist provinceFinalist teamHost
2001 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Kerry Burtnyk, Jeff Ryan, Rob Meakin, Keith Fenton Ottawa, Ontario (3)
2002 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario John Morris, Joe Frans, Craig Savill, Brent Laing Calgary, Alberta (5)
2003 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Mark Dacey, Bruce Lohnes, Rob Harris, Andrew Gibson Halifax, Nova Scotia (5)
2004 Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Mark Dacey, Bruce Lohnes, Rob Harris, Andrew Gibson Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (5)

Tim Hortons Brier

YearWinning provinceWinning teamFinalist provinceFinalist teamHost
2005 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Randy Ferbey, David Nedohin, Scott Pfeifer, Marcel Rocque Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia Shawn Adams, Paul Flemming, Craig Burgess, Kelly Mittelstadt Edmonton, Alberta (5)
2006 Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Jean-Michel Ménard, François Roberge, Éric Sylvain, Maxime Elmaleh Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Regina, Saskatchewan (4)
2007 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Chris Schille, Jamie Korab Hamilton, Ontario (3)
2008 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Martin, John Morris, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Winnipeg, Manitoba (5)
2009 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Martin, John Morris, Marc Kennedy, Ben Hebert Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jeff Stoughton, Kevin Park, Rob Fowler, Steve Gould Calgary, Alberta (6)
2010 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Koe, Blake MacDonald, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Glenn Howard, Richard Hart, Brent Laing, Craig Savill Halifax, Nova Scotia (6)
TournamentGoldSilverBronzeHost
LocaleTeamLocaleTeamLocaleTeam
2011 Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jeff Stoughton
Jon Mead
Reid Carruthers
Steve Gould
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Glenn Howard
Richard Hart
Brent Laing
Craig Savill
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue
Mark Nichols
Ryan Fry
Jamie Danbrook
London, Ontario (2)
2012 Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Glenn Howard
Wayne Middaugh
Brent Laing
Craig Savill
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Koe
Pat Simmons
Carter Rycroft
Nolan Thiessen
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Rob Fowler
Allan Lyburn
Richard Daneault
Derek Samagalski
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (6)
2013 Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Brad Jacobs
Ryan Fry
E.J. Harnden
Ryan Harnden
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jeff Stoughton
Jon Mead
Reid Carruthers
Mark Nichols
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Glenn Howard
Wayne Middaugh
Brent Laing
Craig Savill
Edmonton, Alberta (6)
2014 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Koe
Pat Simmons
Carter Rycroft
Nolan Thiessen
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia John Morris
Jim Cotter
Tyrel Griffith
Rick Sawatsky
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Jeff Stoughton
Jon Mead
Mark Nichols
Reid Carruthers
Kamloops, British Columbia (2)
2015 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Pat Simmons
John Morris
Carter Rycroft
Nolan Thiessen
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Brad Jacobs
Ryan Fry
E.J. Harnden
Ryan Harnden
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Steve Laycock
Kirk Muyres
Colton Flasch
Dallan Muyres
Calgary, Alberta (7)
2016 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Koe
Marc Kennedy
Brent Laing
Ben Hebert
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue
Mark Nichols
Brett Gallant
Geoff Walker
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Brad Jacobs
Ryan Fry
E.J. Harnden
Ryan Harnden
Ottawa, Ontario (4)
2017 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue
Mark Nichols
Brett Gallant
Geoff Walker
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Kevin Koe
Marc Kennedy
Brent Laing
Ben Hebert
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Mike McEwen
B.J. Neufeld
Matt Wozniak
Denni Neufeld
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (2)
2018 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Brad Gushue
Mark Nichols
Brett Gallant
Geoff Walker
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Brendan Bottcher
Darren Moulding
Brad Thiessen
Karrick Martin
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario John Epping
Mat Camm
Pat Janssen
Tim March
Regina, Saskatchewan (5)
2019 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Kevin Koe
B.J. Neufeld
Colton Flasch
Ben Hebert
Flag of Alberta.svg Wild Card Brendan Bottcher
Darren Moulding
Brad Thiessen
Karrick Martin
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Brad Jacobs
Ryan Fry
E.J. Harnden
Ryan Harnden
Brandon, Manitoba (3)
2020 Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue
Mark Nichols
Brett Gallant
Geoff Walker
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Brendan Bottcher
Darren Moulding
Brad Thiessen
Karrick Martin
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Matt Dunstone
Braeden Moskowy
Catlin Schneider
Dustin Kidby
Kingston, Ontario (2) [10]
2021 Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Brendan Bottcher
Darren Moulding
Brad Thiessen
Karrick Martin
Flag of Alberta.svg Wild Card 2 Kevin Koe
B.J. Neufeld
John Morris
Ben Hebert
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Matt Dunstone
Braeden Moskowy
Kirk Muyres
Dustin Kidby
Calgary, Alberta (8) [11]
2022 Lethbridge, Alberta [12]

Top 3 finishes table

As of the 2021 Brier

Prior to the 2011 Tim Hortons Brier, there were no bronze medal games, so the third-place finishes listed in the table are for the teams that finished third in the tournament. Following the introduction of bronze medal games, which were played between the loser of the page 3 vs. 4 playoff game and the loser of the semifinal game, the third-place finishes listed are for the teams that won the bronze medal games in each Brier. The bronze medal games were discontinued with the 2018 Brier.

2005 Tim Hortons Brier in Edmonton Brier 045.jpg
2005 Tim Hortons Brier in Edmonton
Province / Locale1st2nd3rdTop 3 finishes
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 2920857
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba 27141556
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 10181341
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan 7151840
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario 561324
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia 4131431
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia 33612
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador 3227
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec 24410
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2103
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick 03710
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Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon / Northwest Territories 0101
Toronto Flag.svg Toronto 0055
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island 0022
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon

Awards

Hec Gervais Playoff MVP Award

YearPlayerLocale
1997 Kevin Martin Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
1998 Graeme McCarrel Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
1999 Jeff Stoughton Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
2000 Bryan Miki Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
2001 David Nedohin Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2002 David Nedohin (2)Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2003 David Nedohin (3)Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2004 Mark Dacey Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
2005 David Nedohin (4)Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2006 Jean-Michel Ménard Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
2007 Glenn Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
2008 John Morris Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2009 Kevin Martin (2)Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2010 Kevin Koe Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2011 Jon Mead Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
2012 Wayne Middaugh Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
2013 Brad Jacobs Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
2014 Carter Rycroft Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2015 Pat Simmons Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2016 Kevin Koe (2)Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2017 Brad Gushue Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
2018 Brad Gushue (2)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2019 Kevin Koe (3)Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2020 Brad Gushue (3)Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
2021 Brendan Bottcher Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta

Ross Harstone Sportsmanship Award

YearPlayerLocale
1966 George F. McCharles Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Newfoundland
1967 Douglas S. McGibney Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
1968 Charles Piper, Jr. Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
1969 Bill Piercey Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Newfoundland
1970 Ed Steeves Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
1971 Bob Pickering Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
1972 David Sullivan Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
1973 Mel Watchorn Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
1974 Larry McGrath Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
1975 Harvey Mazinke Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
1976 Jim Ursel Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
1977 Joe Power, Jr. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Newfoundland
1978 Peter Murray Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
1979 Dave Durrant Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
1979 Wayne Matheson Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
1980 Wayne Hamilton Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Newfoundland
1981 Mel Watchorn (2)Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
1982 Mark Noseworthy Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland
1983 Jim Armstrong Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
1984 John Helston Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
1985 Daniel Hildebrand Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
1986 Bill Campbell, Jr. Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
1987 Jim Armstrong (2)Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
1988 Thomas Hakansson Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
1989 Bert Gretzinger Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
1990 Craig Lepine Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
1991 Rick Lang Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
1992 Jim Armstrong (3)Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
1993 Trevor Alexander Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories / Yukon
1994 Mark Noseworthy (2)Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland
1995 Rick Folk Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
1996 Brian Rafuse Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
1997 Vic Peters Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
1998 Toby McDonald Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland
1999 Gerald Shymko Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
2000 Bryan Miki Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
2001 Paul Flemming Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
2002 Mark Lang Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
2003 Bob Jenion Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
2004 Daniel Lafleur Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
2005 Randy Dutiaume Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
2006 Jean-Michel Ménard Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
2007 Mark Whitehead Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories / Yukon
2008 Gerry Adam Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
2009 Dean Hicke Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
2010 Ian Fitzner-LeBlanc Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
2011 Jim Cotter Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
2012 Scott Manners Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
2013 Paul Flemming (2)Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
2014 Greg Balsdon Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
2015 Jim Cotter (2)Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
2016 Tyrel Griffith Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
2017 Jean-Michel Ménard (2)Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
2018 Greg Smith Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
2019 Darren Moulding Flag of Alberta.svg Wild Card
2020 Colin Hodgson Flag of Manitoba.svg Wild Card
2021 Brendan Bottcher Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta

Shot of the Week Award

YearPlayerProvince
1997 Kevin Martin Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
1998 Guy Hemmings Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
1999 Guy Hemmings (2)Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
2000 Peter Corner Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
2001 Kerry Burtnyk Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
2002 David Nedohin Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2003 Bruce Lohnes Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
2004 Jay Peachey Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
2005 David Nedohin (2)Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
2006 Mark Dacey Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
2007 Dean Joanisse Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
2008 Glenn Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
2009 Glenn Howard (2)Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
2010 Richard Hart Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
2011 Jeff Stoughton Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
2012 Glenn Howard (3)Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
2013 Brad Gushue Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador

Ford Hot Shots

Records

Most Brier wins as skip

Four people have won the Brier four times as skip:

Top Attendance Records

#BrierVenueTotal attendance
1 2005 Rexall Place, Edmonton281,985
2 2000 Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon248,793
3 2009 Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary246,126
4 2002 Pengrowth Saddledome, Calgary245,296
5 1999 Skyreach Centre, Edmonton242,887
6 2004 Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon238,129
7 1997 Canadian Airlines Saddledome, Calgary223,322
8 2013 Rexall Place, Edmonton190,113
9 2012 Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon177,226
10 2008 MTS Centre, Winnipeg165,075
11 2003 Metro Centre, Halifax158,414
12 2001 Civic Centre, Ottawa154,136
13 2015 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary151,835
14 1989 Saskatchewan Place, Saskatoon151,538
15 1998 Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg147,017
16 1994 Centrium, Red Deer130,625
17 1993 Civic Centre, Ottawa130,076
18 1996 Riverside Coliseum, Kamloops127,746
19 2006 Brandt Centre, Regina125,971
20 2017 Mile One Centre, St. John's122,592
21 1995 Metro Centre, Halifax121,896
22 1992 Agridome, Regina121,555
23 2016 TD Place Arena, Ottawa115,047
24 2011 John Labatt Centre, London113,626
25 2018 Brandt Centre, Regina110,555
26 2010 Metro Centre, Halifax107,242
27 2007 Copps Coliseum, Hamilton107,199
28 1982 Keystone Centre, Brandon106,394

Perfect games

A perfect game in curling is one in which a player scores 100% on all their shots in a game. Statistics on shots have been kept since 1985.

CurlerTeamPositionShotsYearOpponent
Pat Perroud Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Lead221985Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Ron Kapicki Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories / Yukon Lead181987Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Neil Harrison Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Lead181988Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
Don Harvey Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Lead201988Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Louis Biron Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Lead101992Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Glenn Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Third181992Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
Kevin Martin Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Skip101992Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Scott Alexander Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories / Yukon Lead201993Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Louis Biron Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Lead201993Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Peter Corner Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Lead201993Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
John Gundy Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Lead201993Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland
Glenn Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Third201993Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Gerry Richard Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Lead161994Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
Kerry Burtnyk Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Skip141995Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Ken Ellis Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland Second201997Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
Pierre Charette Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Third121998Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland
Don Walchuk Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Second181998Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Pierre Charette Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Third181999Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
Grant Odishaw Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Third101999Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Grant Odishaw Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Lead142000Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
Grant Odishaw Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Lead202000Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Don Walchuk Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Third162000Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Wayne Middaugh Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Skip102001Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Wayne Middaugh Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Skip162001Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Ian Tetley Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Second162001Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Brad Fenton Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Lead202004Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
Phil Loevenmark Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Second122004Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Scott Pfeifer Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Second122004Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Trevor Wall Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Lead202004Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Jean Gagnon Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Lead102006Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Glenn Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Skip142006Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Craig Savill Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Lead182006Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Pierre Fraser Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Lead122007Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Craig Savill Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Lead102007Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
Glenn Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Skip122008Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Ryan Fry Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Second142009Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Steve Gould Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Lead182009Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Kevin Martin Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Skip122009Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
John Morris Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Third122009Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Nolan Thiessen Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Lead182010Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
Jeff Stoughton Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Skip152011Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Brent Laing Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Second162012Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Ryan Harnden Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Lead142013Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Ryan Harnden Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Lead172013Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Ben Hebert Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Lead102013Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
Brad Jacobs Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Skip142013Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Marc Kennedy Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Second142013Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Brent Laing Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Second142013Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Mark Nichols Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Lead182013Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Mark Nichols Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Lead162013Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
Philippe Ménard Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Lead162013Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Craig Savill Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Lead142013Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Jamie Childs Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Lead202014Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Nolan Thiessen Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Lead152014Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Nolan Thiessen Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Lead162014Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories / Yukon
Rick Sawatsky Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Lead182014Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Rick Sawatsky Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Lead162014Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
Rick Sawatsky Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia Lead162014Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Ryan Fry Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Third182015Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Ryan Harnden Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Lead182015Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Colin Hodgson Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Lead162015Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Brent Laing Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Second182015Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Marc Kennedy Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Third162016Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Marc LeCocq Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick Second202016Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Philippe Ménard Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec Lead182016Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
Scott Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Lead182016Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories
Glenn Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Skip162016Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Nolan Thiessen Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Lead202016Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
E.J. Harnden Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Second162016Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories
Denni Neufeld Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba Lead172016Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Kevin Koe Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Skip182016Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Brett Gallant Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Second182016Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Brad Gushue Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Skip192017Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
E.J. Harnden Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Second162017Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
Brad Gushue Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Skip162018Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon
B.J. Neufeld Flag of Manitoba.svg Wild CardThird162018Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories
Denni Neufeld Flag of Manitoba.svg Wild CardLead122018Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Denni Neufeld Flag of Manitoba.svg Wild CardLead142018Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
E.J. Harnden Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Second162019Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island
Wes Forget Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Second162019Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories
Brett Gallant Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Second162020Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Kevin Koe Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Skip162020Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
Brendan Bottcher Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Skip192020Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Brendan Bottcher Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Skip152020Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
Matt Dunstone Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Skip182020Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Matt Dunstone Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Skip202020Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Marc Kennedy Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario Third122020Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut
Colin Hodgson Flag of Manitoba.svg Wild CardLead202020Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Darren Moulding Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Third162020Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Brad Gushue Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador Skip202020 Flag of Manitoba.svg Wild Card
Brad Gushue Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Skip182021Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
John Epping Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario Skip162021Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut
Karrick Martin Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta Lead162021Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon
Brad Gushue Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Skip162021Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut
Braeden Moskowy Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan Third162021Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba

Number of games played

As of the 2021 Brier

RankPlayerTeam(s) / Province(s)Games played
1 Brad Gushue Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
223
2 Glenn Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Flag of Ontario.svg Wild Card 3
219
3 Mark Nichols Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
214
4 Brent Laing Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
186
5 Russ Howard Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick
174
6 Ryan Fry Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
167
7 Ben Hebert Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Flag of Alberta.svg Wild Card 2
161
8 Brad Jacobs Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario 157
9 Brad Chorostkowski Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories / Yukon
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories
154 [lower-alpha 1]
10 E.J. Harnden Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario 152
10 Ryan Harnden Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario 152
12 James Grattan Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick 150
12 Kevin Martin Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 150
14 Jamie Koe Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories / Yukon
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories
148 [lower-alpha 1]
15 John Morris Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Flag of Alberta.svg Wild Card 2
139
15 Jeff Stoughton Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba 139
17 Éric Sylvain Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec 137
18 Bernie Sparkes Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
129
19 Wayne Middaugh Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
Flag of Ontario.svg Wild Card 3
127
20 Marc Kennedy Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario
126
20 Geoff Walker Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
126
22 Rick Lang Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario 121
23 Craig Savill Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 121
24 Pat Ryan Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
120
25 Ed Werenich Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 120
26 Kevin Koe Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Flag of Alberta.svg Wild Card 2
119
26 Jean-Michel Ménard Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec 119
28 Mark O'Rourke Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island 118
29 Brett Gallant Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
115
30 Pat Simmons Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
110
31 Jim Cotter Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia 107
31 Steve Laycock Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia
107
31 Rick Sawatsky Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia 107
34 Al Hackner Northern Ontario curling flag.png  Northern Ontario 106
35 Richard Hart Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 103
36 Garnet Campbell Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan 101
37 Randy Ferbey Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 100
37 Peter Gallant Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island 100

Most Brier game wins as skip

On March 5, 2018 Brad Gushue skipped the 114th win of his Brier career, breaking a three-way tie with previous record-holders Russ Howard and Kevin Martin. His first victory took place on March 1, 2003, 15 years earlier. [13]

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 Includes pre-qualifying games (2015–2017)

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