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Draw schedule, triple knockout brackets set for BOOST National

Newly minted world No. 1 Team Tracy Fleury will take on Team Corryn Brown in the first round of triple knockout action at the BOOST National.

The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling announced the draw schedule and revealed the triple knockout brackets Tuesday for its second event of the season running Nov. 2-7 at Chestermere Recreation Centre in Chestermere, Alberta.

Team Fleury, from East St. Paul, Man., ascended to the top of the WCF world team rankings after successfully defending the Masters this past Sunday in Oakville, Ontario. Fleury will face Brown, the reigning B.C. women’s champion from Kamloops, during Draw 4 next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. MT.

The BOOST National features 16 of the top men’s teams and 16 of the top women’s teams from around the world with a $300,000 CAD prize purse. Teams are also competing for bonus points towards the Pinty’s Cup, awarded to the season champions in the series, plus berths to the season-ending KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup.


New for the BOOST National in 2021, the triple knockout consists of three brackets: A, B and C. Teams must win three games in order to qualify for the playoffs. Each loss drops a team to a lower bracket until they lose three games and are out of the tournament. Two A teams (3-0 records), three B teams (3-1 records) and three C teams (3-2 records) in both divisions advance to the quarterfinals. 

Full event and weekend passes plus single draw tickets are available for the BOOST National. To purchase your tickets online, please visit

Note: To create a safe environment for all attendees, Rogers Sports and Media and the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling will require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter the Chestermere Recreation Centre for the BOOST National.

We will verify complete vaccination through an Alberta Health Vaccination Record/Receipt or an official complete immunization record from outside Alberta, along with a copy of authorized government ID.

All ticketholders, attendees and volunteers will be required to prove they have received two doses of any vaccine approved by World Health Organization. All attendees must have received their second dose at least 14 days prior to the event. A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as an alternative.

Masks are mandatory inside the venue.  If you are feeling unwell or are sick, please stay home.

Broadcast coverage of the BOOST National begins Thursday, Nov. 4, on Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW (Canada) and Yare (international). Broadcast schedule to be announced.

Draw 1: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. MT
  • Team Brad Jacobs vs. Team Braden Calvert
  • Team Mike McEwen vs. Team Peter de Cruz
  • Team Bruce Mouat vs. Team Ross Paterson
  • Team Brad Gushue vs. Team Jason Gunnlaugson
Draw 2: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. MT
  • Team Niklas Edin vs. Team Ross Whyte
  • Team John Epping vs. Team Glenn Howard
  • Team Brendan Bottcher vs. Team Yannick Schwaller
  • Team Silvana Tirinzoni vs. Team Laura Walker
Draw 3: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. MT
  • Team Kevin Koe vs. Team Matt Dunstone
  • Team Jennifer Jones vs. Team Min-Ji Kim
  • Team Satsuki Fujisawa vs. Team Kelsey Rocque
  • Team Kerri Einarson vs. Team Isabella Wranå
Draw 4: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m. MT
  • Team Tracy Fleury vs. Team Corryn Brown
  • Team Alina Kovaleva vs. Team Un-Chi Gim
  • Team Anna Hasselborg vs. Team Irene Schori
  • Team Rachel Homan vs. Team Hollie Duncan

Additional matches to be determined.