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The Exciting Showdown: Pointsbet Invitational Curling Championship

Get ready to witness an electrifying display of skill, strategy, and sportsmanship as the Pointsbet Invitational Curling Championship descends upon Oakville from September 27 to October 1. With a tantalizing prize purse exceeding $350,000, this prestigious event promises to captivate curling enthusiasts and casual spectators alike. With the defending champions for 2022, Team Jones and Team Carruthers, this competition will be exciting an competition that brings together sixteen men's and sixteen women's teams from Canada, all vying for glory in a high-stakes, sudden-death single-knockout format.

Photo credits: Nicole Smith at Sweep Style

The participating teams have been meticulously selected, comprising a mix of top-ranking teams and reigning champions from various prestigious championships.

Women's Teams:

  1. Team Black (Dartmouth Curling Club, Nova Scotia)

  2. Team Einarson (Gimli Curling Club, Manitoba

  3. Team Duncan (Woodstock Curling Centre, Ontario)

  4. Team Grandy (Vancouver Curling Club, BC)

  5. Team Gray-Withers (Alberta)

  6. Team Homan (Ottawa Curling Club, Ontario)

  7. Team Jones (St. Vital & Altona Curling Club, Manitoba)

  8. Team Inglis (Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club, Ontario)

  9. Team LaDouceur (Whitby Curling Club, BC)

  10. Leam Lawes (Fort Rouge Curling Club, Manitoba)

  11. Team Marks (Alberta)

  12. Team Martin (Saskatchewan)

  13. Team Park (Curl Moncton, NB)

  14. Team Plett (Airdrie/Sherwood Park, Alberta)

  15. Team Skrlik (Garrison Curling Club, Calgary Alberta)

  16. Team Zimmerman (Augustana Vikings)

Men's Teams:

  1. Team Balson (Richmond Hill Curling Club)

  2. Team Botcher (Glencoe Club, Calgary Alberta)

  3. Team Carruthers (Granite Curling Club, Winnipeg)

  4. Team Dobson (Humber Hawks)

  5. Team Dunstone (Fort Rouge Curling Club, Winnipeg Manitoba)

  6. Team Epping (Leaside Curling Club, Toronto)

  7. Team Gushue (St. John's Curling Club, NFLD & Labrador)

  8. Team Howard (Penetanguishene Curling Club, Ontario)

  9. Team Kleiner (Saskatchewan)

  10. Team Koe (Glencoe Club, Calgary Alberta)

  11. Team Sturmay (Saville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton Alberta)

  12. Team Tao (Saville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton Alberta)

  13. Team Wiebe (Fort Rouge Curling Club, Winnipeg Manitoba)

The Pointsbet Invitational adopts an intense single-knockout format, ensuring every match is a do-or-die battle. With no margin for error, teams will need to bring their A-game to every end to secure their advancement in the tournament. The sudden-death nature of the format adds an element of suspense and unpredictability, making each match a thrilling spectacle for spectators.

Men's Final 2022 Team Dunstone vs Team Carruthers. Photo credits: Nicole Smith Sweep Style

Oakville, with its charming surroundings and enthusiastic curling community, serves as the perfect backdrop for this exhilarating championship. The venue's state-of-the-art facilities and dedicated staff promise a seamless experience for both participants and attendees.

As the curlers step onto the ice, the atmosphere is bound to be electric. The cheers of the crowd, the clatter of stones, and the shouts of encouragement from teammates will create an ambiance that's uniquely curling – a blend of competition and camaraderie that's sure to leave a lasting impression. Watch the broadcast on TSN.

Women's Championship for the Pointsbet Invitations 2022 was Team Jones. Staff members from Sweep Style were there for the exciting final!

The Pointsbet Invitational Curling Championship is set to be a highlight on the Canadian curling calendar, showcasing the best and brightest talents in the sport. With a dazzling lineup of teams and a format that demands nothing less than excellence, this event promises to deliver unforgettable moments of curling brilliance. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the sport, don't miss the opportunity to witness the drama, intensity, and sheer skill that the Pointsbet Invitational will undoubtedly provide. Get ready for a week of breathtaking curling action that will have you on the edge of your seat from September 27 to October 1 in Oakville!

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