2018 Elite 10 (March)

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2018 Princess Auto Elite 10
Host cityWinnipeg, Manitoba
ArenaSt. James Civic Centre
DatesMarch 15–18
WinnerManitoba Mike McEwen
Curling clubFort Rouge CC, Winnipeg
SkipMike McEwen
ThirdB.J. Neufeld
SecondMatt Wozniak
LeadDenni Neufeld
FinalistNewfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue
« 2017

The 2018 Princess Auto Elite 10 was held from March 15 to 18 at St. James Civic Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was the fifth Grand Slam of Curling event held in the 2017–18 curling season. The tournament was held between ten men's teams.

Format

Instead of normal curling scoring rules, the Elite 10 uses a match play system in which scoring is based on ends won, rather than rocks scored. An end is won by stealing or scoring two with the hammer, similar to skins curling. Unlike skins, however, there are no carry-overs. In the event of a tie, a draw to the button competition is held to determine the winner. In the standings, wins are worth three points, draw to the button wins are worth two points, and draw to the button losses are worth one point.[1]

Teams

The top 10 teams in the World Curling Tour's year-to-date rankings as of February 5, 2018, were invited to compete in the Elite 10. If any teams declined, the next-highest team was be invited until the field of 10 teams was complete.[2]

Skip Third Second Lead Locale
Reid Carruthers Jeff Stoughton Derek Samagalski Colin Hodgson Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
Niklas Edin Oskar Eriksson Rasmus Wranå Christoffer Sundgren Sweden Karlstad, Sweden
John Epping Mat Camm Patrick Janssen Tim March Ontario Toronto, Ontario
Jason Gunnlaugson Alex Forrest Ian McMillan Connor Njegovan Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
Brad Gushue Mark Nichols Brett Gallant Geoff Walker Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Glenn Howard Adam Spencer David Mathers Scott Howard Ontario Tiny, Ontario
Brad Jacobs Ryan Fry E. J. Harnden Ryan Harnden Ontario Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Kevin Koe Marc Kennedy Brent Laing Ben Hebert Alberta Calgary, Alberta
Mike McEwen B. J. Neufeld Matt Wozniak Denni Neufeld Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba
John Shuster Tyler George Matt Hamilton John Landsteiner United States Duluth, United States

Round robin standings

Pool A W EEW EEL L EF EA Pts
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 2 1 0 1 13 8 8
Ontario Glenn Howard 2 0 1 1 12 12 7
Ontario John Epping 2 0 0 2 12 9 6
Sweden Niklas Edin 1 1 1 1 12 14 6
Manitoba Reid Carruthers 0 1 1 2 8 14 3
Pool B W EEW EEL L EF EA Pts
Manitoba Mike McEwen 4 0 0 0 16 4 12
Alberta Kevin Koe 3 0 0 1 12 8 9
Ontario Brad Jacobs 2 0 0 2 10 8 6
United States John Shuster 1 0 0 3 7 14 3
Manitoba Jason Gunnlaugson 0 0 0 4 3 13 0

Round robin results

All draw times are listed in Central Standard Time (UTC-6).

Draw 1

Thursday, March 15, 12:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario John Epping X X 4
Sweden Niklas Edin Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X 1
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Jason Gunnlaugson X X 1
United States John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Manitoba Reid Carruthers Hammer (Last Stone First End) 4
Ontario Glenn Howard   3

Draw 2

Thursday, March 15, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Koe X 1
Manitoba Mike McEwen Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 3
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
United States John Shuster X 1
Ontario Brad Jacobs Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 4

Draw 3

Thursday, March 15, 8:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X X 5
Manitoba Jason Gunnlaugson X X X 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario John Epping X X 4
Manitoba Reid Carruthers Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X 1
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Sweden Niklas Edin   3
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue Hammer (Last Stone First End) 4

Draw 4

Friday, March 16, 8:30 am

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Sweden Niklas Edin 4
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen 3
Ontario Brad Jacobs Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Jason Gunnlaugson 2
Alberta Kevin Koe Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3

Draw 5

Friday, March 16, 12:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Koe 4
Ontario Brad Jacobs Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 4
Ontario John Epping Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2

Draw 6

Friday, March 16, 4:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
United States John Shuster Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X 1
Manitoba Mike McEwen X X 5
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Manitoba Reid Carruthers   3
Sweden Niklas Edin Hammer (Last Stone First End) 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Glenn Howard 3
Ontario John Epping Hammer (Last Stone First End) 2

Draw 7

Friday, March 16, 8:00 pm

Sheet A 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue X X 3
Manitoba Reid Carruthers Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X 0
Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
United States John Shuster X 1
Alberta Kevin Koe Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 4
Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Brad Jacobs X 2
Manitoba Jason Gunnlaugson Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 0

Tiebreaker

Saturday, March 17, 8:30 am

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Sweden Niklas Edin Hammer (Last Stone First End) X X X 0
Ontario John Epping X X X 4

Playoffs

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
                   
      Manitoba Mike McEwen 4  
Ontario Glenn Howard 3     Ontario Glenn Howard 3  
Ontario Brad Jacobs 1       Manitoba Mike McEwen 4
    Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 1
      Alberta Kevin Koe 1
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 4     Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 2  
Ontario John Epping 2  

Quarterfinals

Saturday, March 17, 12:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Glenn Howard X 3
Ontario Brad Jacobs Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 1
Player percentages
Ontario Glenn Howard Ontario Brad Jacobs
Scott Howard 97% Ryan Harnden 88%
David Mathers 84% E. J. Harnden 74%
Adam Spencer 100% Ryan Fry 76%
Glenn Howard 97% Brad Jacobs 73%
Total 94% Total 78%
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue X 4
Ontario John Epping Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 2
Player percentages
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue Ontario John Epping
Geoff Walker 86% Tim March 94%
Brett Gallant 91% Patrick Janssen 93%
Mark Nichols 95% Mat Camm 83%
Brad Gushue 93% John Epping 71%
Total 91% Total 85%

Semifinals

Saturday, March 17, 4:00 pm

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Ontario Glenn Howard Hammer (Last Stone First End) 3
Manitoba Mike McEwen 4
Player percentages
Ontario Glenn Howard Manitoba Mike McEwen
Scott Howard 69% Denni Neufeld 90%
David Mathers 94% Matt Wozniak 94%
Adam Spencer 89% B.J. Neufeld 75%
Glenn Howard 63% Mike McEwen 86%
Total 79% Total 86%
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Alberta Kevin Koe Hammer (Last Stone First End) 1
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue 2
Player percentages
Alberta Kevin Koe Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue
Ben Hebert 87% Geoff Walker 80%
Brent Laing 83% Brett Gallant 81%
Marc Kennedy 74% Mark Nichols 89%
Kevin Koe 76% Brad Gushue 76%
Total 80% Total 81%

Final

Sunday March 18, 9:30 am

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Final
Manitoba Mike McEwen X 4
Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue Hammer (Last Stone First End) X 1
Player percentages
Manitoba Mike McEwen Newfoundland and Labrador Brad Gushue
Denni Neufeld 90% Geoff Walker 88%
Matt Wozniak 92% Brett Gallant 71%
B.J. Neufeld 98% Mark Nichols 79%
Mike McEwen 79% Brad Gushue 56%
Total 90% Total 74%

References

  1. ^ "Format for the Elite 10". Grand Slam of Curling. Archived from the original on March 31, 2018. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "Qualification for the Elite 10". Grand Slam of Curling. Retrieved March 17, 2018.

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