Teams

Team Tirinzoni

Hometown: Aarau, SUI
Twitter: @TeamTirinzoni
Skip (Third)Vice Skip (Fourth)SecondLead
Silvana TirinzoniAlina PätzEsther NeuenschwanderMelanie Barbezat
Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Birthplace: Dielsdorf, SUI
Resides: Zürich, SUI
Birthdate: March 8, 1990
Birthplace: Urdorf, SUI
Resides: Zürich, SUI
Birthdate: Sept. 30, 1983
Birthplace: Zürich, SUI
Resides: Zürich, SUI
Birthdate: Aug. 10, 1991
Birthplace: Biel, SUI
Resides: Bern, SUI
GSOC title wins: 2
– Tour Challenge (2015)
– Champions Cup (2019)
GSOC title wins: 1
– Champions Cup (2019)
GSOC title wins: 2
– Tour Challenge (2015)
– Champions Cup (2019)
GSOC title wins: 1
– Champions Cup (2019)
– One-time Olympian (2018)
– World gold medallist (2019)
– Five-time Swiss champion (2005, 2007, 2013, 2019, 2021)
– European silver medallist (2018)
– European mixed bronze medallist (2014)
– World junior champion (1999)
– One-time Olympian (2014)
– Three-time World gold medallist (2012, 2015, 2019)
– Four-time Swiss champion (2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
– European silver medallist (2018)
– European bronze medallist (2013)
– World mixed doubles champion (2011)
– European mixed silver medallist (2010)
– One-time Olympian (2018)
– World gold medallist (2019)
– Five-time Swiss champion (2005, 2007, 2013, 2019, 2021)
– European silver medallist (2018)
– World gold medallist (2019)
– Swiss champion (2019)
– European silver medallist (2018)
– Winter Universiade bronze medallist (2013)
Team Bio

Silvana Tirinzoni made history as the winner of the inaugural Tour Challenge Tier 1 women’s championship. Down by three points with two ends to go in the final against Rachel Homan, Tirinzoni capped a stunning comeback scoring two in the seventh and stealing a pair in the eighth to win 6-5. The title victory was also a first by a team from Switzerland in the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling.

Tirinzoni retooled her roster for 2018 bringing in former skips Alina Pätz and Melanie Barbezat. Pätz captured the world championship in 2012 as the alternate for Mirjam Ott and skipped her own squad to the title in 2015.

Team Tirinzoni had a stunning season in the first year of the Olympic cycle winning the world championship. They competed in three Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling event finals in 2018-19 finishing things off by claiming the Humpty’s Champions Cup.

Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling results
SeasonEventWinsLossesResult
2011-12Players’ Championship34Missed Playoffs
2012-13Masters52Semifinalists
Players’ Championship23Missed Playoffs
2013-14Players’ Championship42Semifinalists
2014-15Masters33Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open13Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship23Missed Playoffs
2015-16Tour Challenge52Champions
Masters32Quarterfinalists
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open23Missed Playoffs
Players’ Championship52Semifinalists
Champions Cup43Semifinalists
2016-17Masters42Semifinalists
Tour Challenge23Missed Playoffs
National52Finalists
Canadian Open51Finalists
Players’ Championship52Semifinalists
Champions Cup32Quarterfinalists
2017-18Tour Challenge32Quarterfinalists
Masters23Quarterfinalists
Canadian Open33Quarterfinalists
Players’ Championship34Semifinalists
Champions Cup32Quarterfinalists
2018-19Elite 1043Finalists
Masters04Missed Playoffs
Tour Challenge23Quarterfinalists
National42Semifinalists
Canadian Open53Finalists
Players’ Championship14Missed Playoffs
Champions Cup61Champions
2019-20Masters51Semifinalists
Tour Challenge41Quarterfinalists
National23Missed Playoffs
Canadian Open33Quarterfinalists
2020-21Champions Cup52Finalists
Players’ Championship42Semifinalists