PointsBet Canada-Sponsored Curling Championship Will Convey Collectively Prime Groups

A brand new curling championship sponsored by PointsBet Canada goals to additional ratchet up curiosity in a sport already immensely common in Canada.

It’s positive to be common in Ontario sports.

The PointsBet Invitational, to be held Sept. 21-25 at Willie O’Ree Place in Fredericton, New Brunswick, will carry collectively Canada’s finest males’ and girls’ curling groups for the primary main occasion of the 2022-23 season. It can characteristic new groups in a brand new format that ought to work effectively on Ontario betting apps.

Sixteen males and 16 girl groups will compete in a single knockout match providing a handbag for an extra of USD350,000. PointsBet Canada is the Official Sports activities Betting Associate of Curling Canada.

Stated Nic Sulsky, chief business officer for PointsBet Canada, in an announcement: “Since Day 1 of our partnership with Curling Canada, now we have made it a precedence to supply new and thrilling methods for followers to attach with the game all of us love. Whether or not it’s the Trailer Park Boys throwing rocks with nationwide champions Kevin Koe and Kerri Einarson, or occasions just like the PointsBet Invitational, we’re dedicated to working with Curling Canada to excite the prevailing supporters and to add appeal to the subsequent era of followers.”

Extra Particulars on the Event

The total fields will likely be introduced at a later date, however tentatively the 16 males and girls’ groups will likely be made up of the next, in response to an information launch:

  • The highest 12 ranked groups on the revamped World Curling Staff Rating System;
  • The reigning girls’ and males’ champions on the New Holland Canadian Juniors (Nova Scotia’s Staff Emily Deschenes and Ontario’s Staff Landan Rooney, respectively);
  • The reigning girls’ and males’ champions on the Everest Canadian Curling Membership Championship (Ontario’s Staff Tracy Larocque and Nova Scotia’s Staff Nick Deagle, respectively);
  • The host committee-selected males’ and girl groups (Staff Jack Smeltzer and Staff Andrea Kelly) from Fredericton;
  • And a male and girl sponsor’s exemption entry will even take part.

Main Championship in Fredericton

“The drama and emotion of a single-knockout bracket match are well-chronicled in sportsbook comparable to tennis and the NCAA basketball championships, and we count on our new occasion to carry that type of ardor and pleasure to curling,”  Katherine Henderson, chief govt officer of Curling Canada, stated within the launch. “It’s additionally an opportunity for us to showcase our partnership with PointsBet, and, fortunately, lastly carry a serious championship to Fredericton after a few disappointing years of cancellations because of the pandemic.”

All 32 competing groups will obtain USD5,000 to cowl journey and lodging prices, and groups will earn more cash for every successive win within the single-knockout match — USD3,000 for a first-round win, USD6,000 for a quarterfinal win, USD12,000 for a semifinal win and USD24,000 to the victorious girls and males groups, which means the 2 profitable groups will every accumulate a complete of USD50,000.

Curling is Actually Canadian

Curling is a sport deeply embedded in Canada’s id. The game is performed in each province and territory, with 1,000 golf equipment, and is performed by virtually two million per yr in Canada (pre-pandemic).

There are greater than 300 hours of Curling Canada occasions on tv every year and the nationwide championships for each male and girl all the time rating massive rankings.

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