Team Homan Wins the Opening Draw at the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME to Advance to Sunday’s Final

— January 16, 2015

– Team Homan wins four skins worth $11,000 to secure a spot in the in the Women’s Final on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. ET live on TSN –
– Reigning national champions to play against the winner of Team Jones vs. Team Carey –
– Team Jones vs. Team Carey airs tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET on TSN –

BANFF, ALTA. (January 16, 2015) – It was a rematch of last year’s SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS final. And once again, Team Homan emerged as the victor with the reigning national champions defeating Team Sweeting at the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME earlier tonight in the tournament’s opening draw at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre in beautiful Banff National Park.

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In total, Team Homan won four skins to earn $11,000 in prize money. Team Sweeting will take home $10,000 after winning four skins, including a draw to the button. Draw Summary Team Sweeting took the early lead, winning the first skin worth $2,000 in the second end following a carry-over in the first. The third end saw skip Rachel Homan’s slash runback go wide, and Team Sweeting would pick up another skin to boost its earnings to $3,500. Team Homan would get on the board in the 4th end, picking up their first skin worth $1,500 and sparking a comeback in the 5th and 6th ends. A second skin in the 5th end would bolster Team Homan’s tally to $3,500 and tie the score. In the 6th end, Team Homan picked up their third skin – and took the lead with $6,500 going into the 7th end. The team would guarantee their spot in the final with a steal worth $4,500 in the 7th for a total of $11,000. With the game already decided, Team Sweeting would force a draw to the button in the 8th end and then put it on the pin to take the final skin worth $6,500. Final result: Team Homan, $11,000; Team Sweeting, $10,000. Team Homan will face off against the winner of Team Jones vs. Team Carey in the Women’s Final on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. ET live on TSN. The men’s action begins tomorrow morning as Team Morris takes on Team Koe at 11 a.m. ET on TSN (see complete broadcast schedule below). Curling on TSN As the official broadcaster of the Canadian Curling Association, TSN broadcasts more than 300 hours of live Season of Champions curling each year, including the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME, TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, FORD WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, WFG CONTINENTAL CUP, and M&M CANADIAN JUNIORS. Broadcast Schedule The draws and broadcast schedule* for the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME are as follows: Saturday, Jan. 17 11 a.m. ET on TSN – Team Morris vs. Team Koe 4 p.m. ET on TSN – Team Jones vs. Team Carey 9 p.m. ET on TSN – Team Jacobs vs. Team McEwen Sunday, Jan. 18 3 p.m. ET on TSN – Women's Final 8 p.m. ET on TSN – Men's Final

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