The second stop in the Grand Slam of Curling is in Truro for The Masters, one of the four events which founded the series back in 2002 and added a women’s tournament in 2012. As such, The Masters is one of the prized events on tour.
This year’s edition is sponsored by Canadian Beef and takes place at the Rath Eastlink Community Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia. The top teams:
∙ Reid Caruthers (CAN) ~ 2018 Elite 10 runner-up; Fourth Mike McEwen won the 2015 Masters
∙ Niklas Edin (SWE) ~ 2018 World Champion and 2016 Masters winners
∙ Brad Gushue (CAN) ~ 2018 Elite 10 champs; defending Masters champs; 2017 World Champs
∙ Glenn Howard (CAN) ~ Masters champions in 2007-08-09-10-12-14; 2012 World Champs
∙ Brad Jacobs (CAN) ~ 2014 Olympic gold medalists
∙ Kevin Koe (CAN) ~ 2012 Masters champions; 2010-16 World Champions
∙ John Shuster (USA) ~ 2016 Olympic Champions
∙ Satsuki Fujisawa (JPN) ~ 2018 Olympic bronze medalists
∙ Anna Hasselborg (SWE) ~ 2018 Olympic gold medalists; 2018 Elite 10 winners
∙ Rachel Homan (CAN) ~ Masters winner in 2012-13-15; 2017 World Champions
∙ Jennifer Jones (CAN) ~ 2017 Masters winner; 2014 Olympic gold medalist
∙ Kaitlyn Jones (CAN) ~ 2018 World Junior Champions
∙ Nina Roth (USA) ~ 2018 Olympic Trials winners for the U.S.
∙ Jamie Sinclair (USA) ~ 2018 U.S. National Champions; fourth in 2018 World Champs
∙ Silvana Tirinzoni (SUI) ~ Elite 10 runner-ups
Shuster’s rink returns to competition after the “Miracurl on Ice” in PyeongChang. Shuster, Matt Hamilton and John Landsteiner are back, but with Tyler George’s retirement, Chris Plys has joined as third.
Look for the scores and standings here.