- Voting runs from November 5 to December 10 at TSN.ca/CurlingSkins -
- Fans can vote their favourite Canadian men's curlers into TSN's premiere curling event featuring a new All-Star team format and a total cash purse of $100,000 -
- THE DOMINION ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Presented by Pinty's airs live on TSN January 19-20 -
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TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Beginning today, the biggest names in curling go head-to-head on TSN.ca, as fans across Canada determine who will compete in THE DOMINION ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Presented by Pinty's in a brand new qualifying process and All-Star team format.
Created and operated by TSN Events, THE DOMINION ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Presented by Pinty's is the premiere special event on the curling calendar. The curling skins game on TSN has been a fan and industry favourite for the past 24 years.
From November 5 to December 10, fans can visit TSN.ca/CurlingSkins to vote for their favourite Canadian men's curlers at each position - skip, third, second, and lead. The All-Star ballot consists of players from the top teams as ranked by the Canadian Team Ranking System for 2011-2012 season which is used by the Canadian Curling Association. The following curlers are included the ballot:
|Glenn Howard||BJ Neufeld||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|Mike McEwen||John Morris||Matt Wozniak||Denni Neufeld|
|Kevin Martin||Pat Simmons||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert|
|Kevin Koe||Scott Bailey||Carter Rycroft||Nolan Thiessen|
|Jeff Stoughton||Jon Mead||Scott Howard||David Mathers|
|Brad Gushue||Ryan Fry||Reid Carruthers||Steve Gould|
|Rob Fowler||Allan Lyburn||Geoff Walker||Adam Casey|
|David Nedohin||Randy Ferbey||Richard Daneault||Derek Samagalski|
|Brad Jacobs||E.J. Harnden||Ryan Harnden||Brendan Melnyk|
New Event Format
The top four players with the most votes in each position will qualify. As part of this year's new format the All-Star teams will be chosen by random draw, broadcast on TSN January 17, 2013.
The four All-Star teams will compete for $100,000 in prize money during THE DOMINION ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Presented by Pinty's live on TSN January 19-20.
Similar to previous TSN curling skins games, THE DOMINION ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Presented by Pinty's uses a single-elimination format whereby the winner is decided by total prize money and not total points throughout the two-day event.
THE DOMINION ALL-STAR CURLING SKINS GAME Presented by Pinty's marks the sixth year in a row that Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario will host TSN's annual curling skins game. Sponsors include The Dominion, Pinty's, Casino Rama, Chartered Accountants, ASPRIN, The Source, and Carlton Cards.
As announced earlier this year, TSN's new multi-year curling partnership with The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company sees Canada's trusted insurance company become the title sponsor of TSN's annual curling skins event beginning January 2013.
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