Regina will be home to the world’s biggest and brightest curling stars next month as the Tour Challenge – the first event of the 2017-18 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season – takes over The Co-Operators Centre at Evraz Place from September 5 to 10.
Marking the first time Regina plays host to a Grand Slam event, the Tour Challenge will shine the spotlight on the top 30 men’s and the top 30 women’s teams from around the world. The 60 teams will be divided into two tiers of 15 men’s and 15 women’s squads. Competing in a round-robin style bonspiel, the Tier 1 teams will be contending for a combined $200,000 purse, while the Tier 2 teams compete for $100,000 in prize money.
Winners of the Tier 1 event will receive invitations to the Humpty’s Champions Cup in Calgary (April 24-29, 2018), while the Tier 2 champions will secure a spot in the Masters event in October.