Beginning next week, Camrose, AB will be at the centre of the curling world as the Meridian Canadian Open– the fourth event of the 2017-18 Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling season – slides into town from January 16-21. Sportsnet’s live coverage of the Meridian Canadian Openkicks off Thursday, Jan. 18at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PTon Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW (full broadcast details below).
Taking over the Encana Centre in Camrose, theMeridian Canadian Openfeatures the top 16 men’s and women’s teams from around the world, including 2018 Olympic Games hopefuls Team Koe (Calgary) and Team Homan (Ottawa). The 32 participating teams will compete in a triple knockout bracket format, contending for a combined $250,000 purse and a berth in theHumpty’sChampions Cup, the finalGrand Slamevent of the season.
For Canada’s representatives and nine elite international teams, theMeridian Canadian Openmarks their final bonspiel before travelling to the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.