Local and national athletes will compete in the 15th annual competition here in Leduc at the Leduc Recreation Centre.
The road to Beijing for Canada’s best four-player curling teams starts tomorrow as the 2019 Home Hardware Canada Cup begins here in Leduc.
Seven men’s and seven women’s teams will be competing at Sobey’s Arena, chasing more than just big money; the 14 squads are also in pursuit of a berth into the 2021 Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings. The winners of the Roar of the Rings tournament will play to determine which of Canada’s four-player men’s and women’s curling teams will earn a chance to represent Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The 15th Home Hardware Canada Cup will also see both the men’s and women’s champions taking home a purse of $40,000 in winner’s cheques, which is an increase of $26,000 from last year. In addition to the prize money and earning a spot at Roar of the Rings, the champs will have the opportunity to be a part of Team Canada for the 2020 OK Tire & BKT Tires Continental Cup in London, Ontario in the new year.
Calgary’s Kevin Koe and Chelsea Carey will be in attendance, as will defending Home Hardware Canada Cup-winning champions Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. and Winnipeg’s Jennifer Jones. The local player's roster will include Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher, a two time running Tim Horton’s Brier silver-medalist.
Stay tuned to 93.1 for updates as the tournament progresses. Tickets are available on Curling Canada’s website.