Curling’s Grand Slam is coming back to Newfoundland.
The 2018-19 schedule for the Pinty’s Grand Slam of Curling was revealed Thursday night and it shows Conception Bay South as host for the Boost National – the fourth event of the Grand Slam season – which will be held at the C.B.S. Arena Dec. 11-16, 2018.
The Boost National features a large field of 30 entries, comprised of the top 15 men’s and women’s teams from around the world, including what will undoubtedly be the biggest draw — the two-time Brier champion rink skipped by Brad Gushue.
The event will feature a round-robin format, with teams contending for a combined $250,000 purse and a berth in the Champions Cup, the final Grand Slam event of the season.
This will be the seventh Grand Slam event held in the province.
The Masters was in Gander in 2002 (the first Grand Slam season) and St. John’s in 2006; Mile One Centre in St. John’s was site of the Players Championship in 2004, 2005 and 2008; and the very first Tour Challenge was held at the Paradise Double Ice Complex in 2015,
The Town of Conception Bay South says it will be announcing ticket information in the coming weeks.