TORONTO (April 10, 2015) Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is ready to rock Canadian curling fans for the 2015-16 season. As announced during tonight’s Players’ Championship broadcast (taking place now through to April 12 at the Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre), the 2015-16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling schedule is set, marking the biggest season yet as it grows to seven from five events. Additionally, the total prize money for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series will increase to $1.5 million (from $1 million) for 2015-16.
Hitting the ice in September, the 2015-16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series kicks off with a brand new event – the GSOC Tour Challenge – in Paradise, NL from September 8 to 13, 2015, featuring both men’s and women’s teams vying for a combined $200,000 purse. The other events on the schedule include the Masters, National, Canadian Open, Elite 10, Players’ Championship, and capping off with another new event – the Champions Cup.
Five of the seven event locations for 2015-16 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling series have been confirmed, with the sixth and seventh locations to be announced in the coming weeks.