Business has picked up in the race for the Pinty’s Cup.
In case you don’t know what the Pinty’s Cup is, it’s the championship awarded to the top men’s and women’s teams in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling. Teams are awarded bonus points based on their results in events. The top four men’s and women’s teams following the conclusion of the Princess Auto Players’ Championship cash in additional prize money with the winners crowned Pinty’s Cup champions.
Team Hasselborg top the women’s standings with 31 total points. The Swedish squad defeated Team Jones 7-3 in Sunday’s final at the BOOST National to earn their second consecutive GSOC title. Hasselborg holds a seven-point lead over Masters champions Team Fleury (24 points) while Jones is now tied for third place with Team Fujisawa (19 points each).
Team Jacobs also made it back-to-back Slam wins as the KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge men’s champions captured the BOOST National with a 3-1 victory over Team Edin. Jacobs (29 points) vaulted ahead of Team Gushue (25 points) to sit atop of the Pinty’s Cup men’s standings. Team Bottcher (17 points) climbed into third place with Team Mouat (16 points) one step behind.
Only two events remain for teams to collect Pinty’s Cup points — the Meridian Canadian Open and Princess Auto Players’ Championship — although roughly double points are up for grabs at the latter ensuring this will be a battle right down to the wire.
Visit thegrandslamofcurling.com/pintys-cup for more information about the Pinty’s Cup including up-to-date standings and a list of past winners.
Pinty’s Cup points breakdown for Meridian Canadian Open
|Non-playoff teams||1 point per win|
Pinty’s Cup prize breakdown