Team Jacobs Captures the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Men’s Title

— January 18, 2015

– Team Jacobs takes down Team Morris in the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME men’s final, winning a total of $65,500 from this weekend’s TSN skins game –

BANFF, ALTA. (January 18, 2015) – Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games gold medallists Team Jacobs were crowned PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME champions after defeating Team Morris in the men’s final – marking the foursome’s first TSN skins game title. Overall, skip Brad Jacobs and his Northern Ontario team of Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, and Ryan Harnden took home a total of $65,500 from this weekend’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME, held at The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre in beautiful Banff National Park.  

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Alberta’s John Morris and his team of Pat Simmons, Carter Rycroft, and Nolan Thiessen did not go home empty handed, walking away with a total of $23,000 in prize money (see below for a breakdown of results). This year’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME marks Morris’ first TSN skins game as a skip, having played third in seven previous appearances,  including six times alongside skip Kevin Martin – the top money-earning skip in the event’s 29-year history. Draw Summary After a carry-over in the opening end, Team Morris took the first skin worth $4,000 without having to throw their last stone. The next end saw Team Jacobs get on the board, with skip Brad Jacobs making a delicate tap to the button for the skin and $3,000. Following two straight carry-overs, $13,000 was at stake in the 6th end. Team Morris weighed their options before throwing the final stone, with Morris missing his called shot but getting a lucky roll to score one and force another carry-over. The do-or-die 7th end saw Team Jacobs make a tap to the four-foot to score two and pocket the whopping $37,000 skin, cementing their victory. In a draw to the button finish following an 8th end carry-over, Brad Jacobs covered the pin to pick up the final skin of $13,000. Men’s Results Overall results from the men’s field at the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME are as follows:
  • Team Jacobs: $65,500 ($50,500 in skins prize money + $15,000 tournament bonus)
  • Team Morris: $23,000
  • Team McEwen: $8,500
  • Team Koe: $3,000 ($2,000 in skins prize money + $1,000 draw to the button bonus)
TOTAL: $100,000 Team Morris advanced to the final with a win over Team Koe in the PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME men’s semifinal #1, while Team Jacobs earned their spot by defeating Team McEwen in the men’s semifinal #2. Sponsors The PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME is a fan-favourite event. Title sponsor Pinty’s headlines the slate of brands partnering for TSN’s annual curling 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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