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Pinty’s Cup also up for grabs at Players’ Championship

TORONTO — The Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling campaign resumes Tuesday night with the crown jewel event of the series, the Players’ Championship at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, and one with a lot on the line.

Not only are the top 12 men’s teams and top 12 women’s teams in the world competing for a combined $300,000 purse (split equally between the two divisions) but they’re also chasing the Pinty’s Cup.

Formerly known as the bonus cup, the Pinty’s Cup is awarded to the season champions in the series. The top four teams in both divisions receive additional paycheques with the winners cashing in $75,000.

Rachel Homan’s team has had a dominant season in the women’s division by winning three consecutive Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles. Homan tops the standings with 52 points and a 22-point gap over second-place Anna Hasselborg and Silvana Tirinzoni’s teams (both tied for second at 30).

It’s still anyone’s game on the men’s side. Brad Gushue’s crew leads the way with 34 points, but with roughly double points up for grabs at the Players’ Championship, this one will surely come down to the final rock.

Pinty’s Cup top 5 standings

Men’s Teams Points Women’s Teams Points
Team Gushue 34 Team Homan 52
Team Koe 31 Team Hasselborg 30
Team Epping 30 Team Tirinzoni 30
Team Jacobs 29 Team Jones 26
Team Howard 25 Team Einarson 19

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Players’ Championship points breakdown

Team Points
Winners 25
Finalists 19
Semifinalists 15
Quarterfinalists 11
Non-playoff teams 2 (per win)

Pinty’s Cup prize breakdown

Team Winnings
1st place $75,000
2nd place $40,000
3rd place $25,000
4th place $10,000