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

— January 10, 2016

– Team Jones takes down Team Sweeting in today’s Women’s Final in Banff, Alta. –
– After this weekend, Team Jones takes home a total of $54,000 in prize money, boosting skip Jennifer Jones’ TSN Skins game career earnings to $85,000 –
– The PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Men’s Final featuring Team Gushue vs. Team Jacobs airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on TSN –

BANFF, ALTA. – Canadian curling legend Jennifer Jones defeated Edmonton’s Val Sweeting in this afternoon’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Women’s Final at the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre in Banff, Alta.   Team Jones, which also features Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, and Dawn McEwen, took home the victory by winning $40,000 in today’s final. Combined with their $14,000 earnings from yesterday semifinal, Team Jones pocketed a total of $54,000 after this weekend’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME. Overall, Jones’ TSN skins game career earnings now total $85,000.   The PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Men’s Final, which features Team Gushue battling Team Jacobs, airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on TSN.  


Competing in their second consecutive TSN skins game, Team Sweeting, which features Lori Olson-Johns, Dana Ferguson, and Rachel Brown, did not go home empty handed, walking away with a total of $31,500 in prize money from this weekend’s PINTY’S ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME (see below for a breakdown of earnings results). Overall, Sweeting’s TSN skins game career earnings now total $41,500. Draw Summary Sweeting made it to the board first, winning the opening $2,000 skin. The next end saw Sweeting steal the skin with an incredible runback takeout to double her tally. With $3,000 at stake in the third, Jones picked up two for the skin to get on the board and narrow the game. On her final stone in the fourth, Sweeting attempted a tough hit and roll but could not score the deuce, resulting in a carry-over. Holding last rock in the fifth, Jones was unsuccessful in a tough angle runback attempt for two, leading to another carry-over. A big $13,000 skin was on the line in the sixth – and Jones missed the opportunity to steal, allowing Sweeting to secure a sizeable lead ($17,000 to $3,000).  The seventh end saw Jones make a beautiful draw to the pin with her final stone to force a carry-over – and stay in the game. It all came down to the final stone in the eighth end, with Jones picking up the whopping $37,000 skin to secure the victory. Overall Women’s Results:
  • Team Jones: $14,000 (Semifinal) + $40,000 (Final including $15,000 Winner’s Bonus) = $54,000
  • Team Sweeting: $14,500 (Semifinal) + $17,000 (Final) = $31,500
  • Team Homan: $6,500 (Semifinal) + $1,000 (Draw to the Button Bonus) = $7,500
  • Team Rocque: $7,000 (Semifinal)
  TOTAL: $100,000   Record Ratings Last year TSN introduced an expanded curling skins game format that generated record ratings:
  • TSN’s annual curling skins game earned an average audience of 461,000 – the highest ever for the event
  • Audiences were up 40% compared to the previous year
  • The Team Jones vs. Team Carey semifinal and the women’s and men’s finals became the only TSN skins game telecasts to ever achieve average audiences of more than 500,000 viewers
  Curling on TSN As the official broadcaster of Curling Canada, TSN broadcasts close to 300 hours of live Season of Champions curling each year, including the TIM HORTONS BRIER and SCOTTIES TOURNAMENT OF HEARTS, along with the WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, FORD WORLD WOMEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP, HOME HARDWARE CANADA CUP, WFG CONTINENTAL CUP, and CANADIAN JUNIORS.     Source: Numeris (formerly BBM Canada) *Schedule subject to change  

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