Team Homan Crowned PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Women’s Champion

— January 18, 2015

– Team Homan defeated Team Jones in today’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME women’s final, winning a total of $52,000 from this weekend’s TSN skins game –

BANFF, ALTA. (January 18, 2015) – In a battle of two curling powerhouses, two-time national champion Rachel Homan and her world #3-ranked team of Emma Miskew, Joanne Courtney, and Lisa Weagle came out on top, defeating Team Jones to win the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME women’s final. Overall, Team Homan pocketed a total of $52,000 from this weekend’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME, held at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre in beautiful Banff National Park. “It’s definitely the most money I’ve ever played for, for one curling shot,” said Homan. “Jones gave us a run for our money… literally. It was a good game and we’re pretty excited to take home this cheque from Pinty’s.”  

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  After this afternoon’s game, Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones and her world #1-ranked team of Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, and Dawn McEwen walked away with a weekend total of $29,500 in prize money (see below for a breakdown of results). The PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME men’s champion will be determined tonight, with Team Morris facing Team Jacobs at 8 p.m. ET on TSN. Draw Summary Team Homan started off strong, making an angle raise takeout with the hammer to win the game’s opening skin of $2,000. Skip Rachel Homan made another brilliant angle raise takeout – with third Emma Miskew making a terrific line call – to steal the second skin and double their total. After a slow start, a solid 3rd end performance from Team Jones put them on the board with a $3,000 skin. With each team winning one skin over the next two ends, the game was tied at $7,000 going into the 6th end. Homan made another brilliant last rock shot to win the $6,000 skin and force Team Jones into a do-or-die position. The all-important 7th end saw Team Jones narrowly force a carry-over to stay alive. It all came down to the final end, with Rachel Homan making a soft touch tap back to score two and capture the championship. Women’s Results Overall results from this year’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME women’s field are as follows:
  • Team Homan: $52,000 ($37,000 in skins prize money + $15,000 winner bonus)
  • Team Jones: $29,500 ($28,500 in skins prize money + $1,000draw to the button bonus)
  • Team Sweeting: $10,000
  • Team Carey: $8,500
TOTAL: $100,000 Team Homan advanced to the women’s final following their win over Team Sweeting in  the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME women’s semifinal #1 on Friday, while Team Jones earned their spot in the final following a comeback win over Team Carey in yesterday’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME women’s semifinal #2. Sponsors The PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME is an annual fan-favourite event on the curling calendar. Title sponsor Pinty’s headlines the slate of brands partnering for this year’s skins game:
  • Official Partners: The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA), and VTech all  return as official partners after last year’s successful inaugural event in Banff, while Toyota and CI Investments sign on as new official partners
  • Event Partners: The Town of Banff, Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Banff Airporter, and The Banff Centre all return as event partners for the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME
  • New Sponsors: Signing on as new sponsors for this year’s event are Kodiak, Outdoor Survival Canada, and The Curling News
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