Teams

Team Epping

Hometown: Toronto, ON
Twitter: @TeamJohnEpping

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John Epping

Birthdate: March 20, 1983
Birthplace: Peterborough, ON
Resides: Toronto, ON

  • Masters champion (2018)
  • Canadian Open champion (2015)
  • Players’ Championship winner (2012)
  • National champion (2008)
  • Ontario Tankard champion (2018)
  • Ontario junior champion (2004)
  • Canadian Mixed champion (2006)
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Ryan Fry

Birthdate: July 25, 1978
Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB
Resides: Toronto, ON

  • Olympic gold medallist (2014)
  • World Championship silver medallist (2013)
  • Brier champion (2013)
  • Six-time NOCA Provincial champion (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019)
  • Four-time Newfoundland & Labrador Tankard champion (2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
  • Manitoba provincial champion (2007)
  • Players’ Championship winner (2015)
  • Two-time National champion (2010 & 2016)
  • Champions Cup winner (2017)
  • Tour Challenge Tier 1 champion (2018)
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Mathew Camm

Birthdate: March 29, 1990
Birthplace: Ottawa, ON
Resides: Cornwall, ON

  • Masters champion (2018)
  • Canadian Open champion (2015)
  • Two-time Ontario Tankard champion (2015 & 2018)
  • World Junior Championship bronze medallist (2010)
  • Canadian junior silver medallist (2011)
  • Ontario junior champion (2011)
  • Canada Winter Games silver medallist (2007)
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Brent Laing

Birthdate: Dec. 10, 1978
Birthplace: Meaford, ON
Resides: Horseshoe Valley, ON

  • Three-time world champion (2007, 2012 & 2016)
  • Three-time Brier champion (2007, 2012 & 2016)
  • Two-time Boston Pizza Cup champion (2015 & 2016)
  • Nine-time Ontario Tankard champion (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013)
  • Seven-time Masters champion (2006, Jan. 2008, Nov. 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2018)
  • Three-time National champion (2007, 2012 & 2014)
  • Two-time Canadian Open champion (2009 & 2012)
  • Three-time Players’ Championship winner (2008, 2013 & 2018)
  • Tour Challenge champion (2015)
  • Two-time World Junior Championship gold medallist (1998 & 1999)
  • Two-time Canadian junior gold medallist (1998 & 1999)

Team Bio

John Epping won his first Grand Slam title while playing second for legendary skip Wayne Middaugh. Epping moved on to skip his own squad and captured his second Grand Slam at the 2012 Players’ Championship. Team Epping was the eighth and final seed of the tournament but overcame the odds for the victory.

Epping went on an undefeated 6-0 run through the 2015 Meridian Canadian Open for his second Grand Slam title as a skip and capped the phenomenal week shooting 100 percent in the final against Team Gushue.

Ryan Fry won the Brier, world silver medal and Olympic gold while playing for Team Jacobs. Altogether he has earned five Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles claiming one with Team Gushue and four with Jacobs. Fry joined his longtime friend Epping this season.

Mat Camm was a rising skip in the junior ranks winning the Ontario junior title in 2011 and finishing runner-up at the Canadian juniors. He won the Ontario Tankard in 2015 with skip Mark Kean and joined Epping later that year.

Brent Laing is one of the most decorated players in the game having won two world junior gold medals, three Briers and three world championships. Laing’s 16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling titles is the most among non-skips and tied for second with Glenn Howard among all players. He represented Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


2019-20 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Masters

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinPatersonL 4-6
Round RobinShusterW 4-2
Round RobinSchwallerW 5-3
Round RobinMouatL 2-7
TiebreakerDe CruzW 5-3
QuarterfinalsHowardW 7-3
SemifinalsGushueL 5-7

KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinMcDonaldW 7-4
Round RobinEdinL 2-7
Round RobinHowardL 4-5
Round RobinGushueL 4-8

2018-19 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results

Princess Auto Elite 10

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinHowardW 5-1
Round RobinMouatW 5-3
Round RobinGushueL 0-4
Round RobinGunnlaugsonL 2-3
QuarterfinalsHowardW 4-0
SemifinalsCarruthersL 2-3

Masters

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinSchwallerW 7-5
Round RobinJacobsW 7-6
Round RobinPatersonL 7-8
Round RobinEdinW 6-1
QuarterfinalsPatersonW 9-5
SemifinalsEdinW 8-3
FinalKoeW 7-4

Tour Challenge (Tier 1)

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinPatersonW 8-5
Round RobinGushueL 8-10
Round RobinRuohonenL 4-5
Round RobinGunnlaugsonL 1-5

Boost National

StageOpponentResult
Triple Knockout AMuyresW 8-1
Triple Knockout AMouatL 3-6
Triple Knockout BEdinL 4-8
Triple Knockout CCarruthersW 4-3
Triple Knockout CDe CruzW 5-3
QuarterfinalsKoeW 6-4
SemifinalsEdinW 9-1
FinalBottcherL 3-6

Players’ Championship

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinGushueL 1-4
Round RobinDunstoneW 5-3
Round RobinJacobsL 0-6
Round RobinDe CruzW 6-5
Round RobinBottcherL 1-7
TiebreakerPatersonL 2-5

Humpty’s Champions Cup

StageOpponentResult
Round RobinSchwallerW 8-2
Round RobinGushueW 7-6
Round RobinKoeL 2-7
Round RobinMuyresL 3-5
QuarterfinalsEdinL 7-9