It’s officially official.
Sportsnet announced at 10:00am EST on Tuesday March 5th that the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling will be opening their 2019-2020 season with a visit North Bay in the fall where they will set the stage for one of the original and most prestigious tournaments on the World Curling Tour.
Full event passes for the October 22nd – 27th Canadian Beef Masters (valued at $230) are on sale now from Battalion Headquarters inside North Bay Memorial Gardens, 100 Chippewa Street West. Curling fans may visit the second-floor office Monday – Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm to select their seats or call 705-495-8603 ext. 2700. Weekend passes are going on sale August 6th, 2019 while single game tickets will go on sale at a later date.
Given the overwhelming success of the 2018 Ford World Women’s Curling Championship, the local organizing committee is urging supporters to act quickly as not to miss this incredible opportunity to see the top fifteen men’s and women’s teams in the world compete for a total prize purse of $250,000.
Participating teams will be announced in early Fall 2019 based on the World Curling Tour’s order of merit ranking system (click here to view see current standings) while it is guaranteed that some of the all-time best players to have ever graced the game will be in attendance including Canadian, World and Olympic champions.
Organizers are now pursuing local sponsorship opportunities and accepting requests to volunteer. Should you have an interest in either please do not hesitate to call the North Bay Granite Club at 705-472-6740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All individual tickets and packages are now on sale!
FULL EVENT: $232.82
WEEKEND PACKAGE: $92.83
BUY ONLINE: tickets.battalionhockey.com
WHERE: Battalion Headquarters Second Floor North Bay Memorial Gardens 100 Chippewa Street West North Bay, ON P1B 6G2
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About Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling:
Owned and operated by Sportsnet since 2012, the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling is an annual series comprised of seven curling tournaments
The events feature the top-ranked curling teams in the world. You get to see the best teams in the best competition
Total prize money for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling events is $2.1 million annually
All Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling games are played to eight ends. All events have a men’s and women’s field and equal purses
What is the purse?
The purse is $250,000 total, divided equally between men’s and women’s events
What teams are invited?
Teams will be invited in early Fall 2019.
The top 15 men’s and women’s teams are invited based on the World Curling Tour’s order of merit ranking system (click here to view see current standings).
When do tickets go on sale?
Full event passes went on sale March 5th, 2019.
Weekend Passes went on sale August 6th, 2019.
Singles game tickets will go on sale September 3rd, 2019.
When are the games happening?
The draw schedule is now available to be downloaded – click here
When will we know the broadcast schedule?
The Masters will be broadcast on nationally Sportsnet, with two draws on CBC. We will announce the specific broadcast details closer to the event.
What is the Economic impact of an event like this?
This event is really a showcase for your community – In addition to the 120 athletes that will be staying in the area, you’ll also have coaches, families, as well as our production and events teams from Sportsnet. That’s close to 250 visitors that will be eating, drinking, and staying in the region for nearly a week….not to mention the fans!
North Bay will also be on display across the country on Sportsnet, as well as internationally with our streaming services
This is an international field of the highest calibre – it’s what sets our events apart and attracts fans from all over the world
Are there still sponsorship opportunities available?
An event like this only comes together thanks to the support of great volunteers and sponsors in our community. There are still sponsor opportunities available, with flexible packages and price points. Get in touch with Bobby at the North Bay Granite Club today if you are interested in getting involved!
Can I volunteer?
Call for volunteers has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has, or intended to, express interest in supporting our mission to host a Grand Slam of Curling event for the record books.
Please consider lending your support by means of purchasing tickets, spreading word of mouth, sharing our updates on social media, and inviting your friends to North Bay for this special event.