Scotties Tournament of Hearts


Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Scotties Tournament of Hearts
Le Tournoi des Coeurs Scotties
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Current Champions: Amber Holland (Team Canada)
2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts
2012 Host City: Red Deer, Alberta
2012 Venue: ENMAX Centrium

The Scotties Tournament of Hearts (French: Le Tournoi des Coeurs Scotties) is an annual Canadian women's curling championship, sanctioned by the Canadian Curling Association. The winner goes on to represent Canada at the women's world curling championships. Since 1985, the winner also gets to return to the following year's tournament as "Team Canada". It is formally known as the Canadian Women's Curling Championship.

Kruger Products, previously known as Scott Paper Limited, is the event sponsor. The tournament had been known as the Scott Tournament of Hearts since 1982. However, in June 2007, competitor Kimberly-Clark (which purchased the Scott Paper Company, the Canadian firm's former parent, in 1997) gained full control of the Scott name and certain associated brands in Canada. Facial tissue brand Scotties is an exception – Kruger will continue to sell Scotties products indefinitely, due to Kimberly-Clark's prior ownership of the Kleenex brand – so the event has been renamed with the Scotties brand. The name change was announced shortly after the 2006 event. [1]

The format is a round robin of 12 teams. There is one team from each of the provinces and one team from the territories. As this only makes 11 teams, the 12th team is made up of the previous year's winning team. This differs slightly from the men's annual Brier tournament where the 12th team comes from Northern Ontario. The teams are the provincial champions of the province they represent.

At the end of the round-robin, a playoffs occur to determine the championship. The system used is known as the Page playoff system.

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History

Pre-history

1913 marked a significant point in women's curling when both the Manitoba Bonspiel and the Ontario Curling Association began with having women's curling events. Other provinces would later add provincial women's championships, but it wasn't until the 1950s that a higher level of women's curling began to occur. At this time there was a Western Canada Women's Championship (sponsored by the T. Eaton Company) but no tournament existed for the eastern provinces. By 1959, Eaton's pulled their sponsorship, giving an opportunity for the organizers of the Western championships the initiative to have a national championship.

In 1960, the Canadian Ladies' Curling Association was created with Dominion Stores Ltd. seeking to sponsor a national championship. That year, an eastern championship occurred so that the winner could play the winner of the western championship. In this event, Ruth Smith and her team from Lacolle, Quebec faced off against Joyce McKee's team from Saskatchewan (consisting of Sylvia Fedoruk, Donna Belding and Muriel Cobing) with McKee winning. The game between the two teams was played in Oshawa, Ontario.

The following year a tournament was organized with the same format as the Brier and was held in Ottawa. McKee won again, with a new front end of Barbara MacNevin and Rosa McFee.

Early history

In 1967, Dominion Stores were unable to reach a compromise with the organizers of the tournament, and their sponsorship fell. The Canadian Ladies' Curling Association ran the tournament by themselves with no sponsorship.

Sylvia Fedoruk, after assuming the presidency of the Canadian Ladies' Curling Association found a sponsor in the Macdonald Tobacco Company, the same sponsor as the Brier. Their sponsorship began in 1972 with the tournament being called the "Macdonald Lassie" championship, after the company's trademark.

In 1979, under increasing pressure from the anti-tobacco policies of the Canadian Government, the Macdonald Tobacco Company pulled their sponsorship from both the Brier and the Women's championship. The Canadian Ladies' Curling Association ran the tournament without a sponsorship again for the next couple of years. 1979 also marked the first year of the Women's World Curling Championship, where the national champion would play.

Tournament of Hearts

Robin Wilson, a member of the 1979 championship team, and a former employee of Scott Paper led an effort to get the company to sponsor the championships. It was successful, and in 1982 the first Scott Tournament of Hearts was held.

The Scott Tournament of Hearts would last 25 years, and saw the likes of many great teams. The first Tournament of Hearts was won by Colleen Jones and her Nova Scotia team. It would take her 18 years to win another, but she would cap it off with another four championships for a grand total of six championships. Other great curlers at the Hearts have been Connie Laliberte and Jennifer Jones of Manitoba, Heather Houston and Marilyn Bodogh of Ontario, Sandra Schmirler of Saskatchewan and Kelly Scott of British Columbia.

The new sponsorship made the tournament popular when it began to be televised. Today, TSN covers the entire tournament. CBC had covered the semi-finals and the finals up until the 2007-08 season.

Winners

Diamond D Championship

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1961  Saskatchewan Joyce McKee, Sylvia Fedoruk, Barbara MacNevin, Rosa McFee Ottawa
1962  British Columbia Ina Hansen, Ada Callas, Isabel Leith, May Shaw Regina, Saskatchewan
1963 Flag of New Brunswick-1950-Blue.svg New Brunswick Mabel DeWare, Harriet Stratton, Forbis Stevenson, Marjorie Fraser Saint John, New Brunswick
1964  British Columbia Ina Hansen, Ada Callas, Isabel Leith, May Shaw Edmonton, Alberta
1965  Manitoba Peggy Casselman, Val Taylor, Pat MacDonald, Pat Scott Halifax, Nova Scotia
1966  Alberta Gale Lee, Hazel Jamison, Sharon Harrington, June Coyle Vancouver, British Columbia
1967  Manitoba Betty Duguid, Joan Ingram, Larie Bradawaski, Dot Rose Montreal, Quebec

Canadian Ladies Curling Association Championship

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1968  Alberta Hazel Jamison, Gale Lee, Jackie Spencer, June Coyle Winnipeg, Manitoba
1969 Saskatchewan 60th Anniversary Flag.svg Saskatchewan Joyce McKee, Vera Pezer, Lenore Morrison, Jennifer Falk Fort William, Ontario
1970  Saskatchewan Dorenda Schoenhals, Cheryl Stirton, Linda Burnham, Joan Anderson Calgary, Alberta
1971  Saskatchewan Vera Pezer, Sheila Rowan, Joyce McKee, Lenore Morrison St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Macdonald Lassies Championship

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1972  Saskatchewan Vera Pezer, Sheila Rowan, Joyce McKee, Lenore Morrison Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1973  Saskatchewan Vera Pezer, Sheila Rowan, Joyce McKee, Lenore Morrison Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1974  Saskatchewan Emily Farnham, Linda Saunders, Pat McBeath, Donna Collins Victoria, British Columbia
1975  Quebec Lee Tobin, Marilyn McNeil, Michelle Garneau, Laurie Ross Moncton, New Brunswick
1976  British Columbia Lindsay Davie, Dawn Knowles, Robin Klassen, Lorraine Bowles Winnipeg, Manitoba
1977  Alberta Myrna McQuarrie, Rita Tarnava, Barb Davis, Jane Rempel Halifax, Nova Scotia
1978  Manitoba Cathy Pidzarko, Chris Pidzarko, Iris Armstrong, Patty Vanderkerckhove Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1979  British Columbia Lindsay Sparkes, Dawn Knowles, Robin Wilson, Lorraine Bowles Montreal, Quebec

Canadian Ladies Curling Association Championship

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
1980  Saskatchewan Marj Mitchell, Nancy Kerr, Shirley McKendry, Wendy Leach  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Sally Jane Saunders, Margaret Knickle, Barbara Jones Edmonton, Alberta
1981  Alberta Susan Seitz, Judy Erickson, Myrna McKay, Betty McCracken  Newfoundland Sue Anne Bartlett, Patricia Dwyer, Joyce Nichols, Jo Ann Bepperling St. John's, Newfoundland

Scott Tournament of Hearts

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
1982  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Kay Smith, Monica Jones, Barbara Jones-Gordon  Manitoba Dorothy Rose, Lynne Andrews, Kim Crass, Shannon Burns Regina, Saskatchewan
1983  Nova Scotia Penny LaRocque, Sharon Horne, Cathy Caudle, Pam Sanford  Alberta Catharine Shaw, Christine Jurgenson, Sandra Rippel, Penny Ryan Prince George, British Columbia
1984  Manitoba Connie Laliberte, Chris More, Corinne Peters, Janet Arnott  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Wendy Currie, Monica Jones, Barbara Jones-Gordon Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1985  British Columbia Linda Moore, Lindsay Sparkes, Debbie Jones, Laurie Carney  Newfoundland Sue Anne Bartlett, Patricia Dwyer, Margaret Knickle, Debra Herbert Winnipeg, Manitoba
1986  Ontario Marilyn Darte, Kathy McEdwards, Chris Jurgenson, Jan Augustyn  Canada Linda Moore, Lindsay Sparkes, Debbie Jones, Laurie Carney London, Ontario
1987  British Columbia Pat Sanders, Louise Herlinveaux, Georgina Hawkes, Deb Massullo  Manitoba Kathie Ellwood, Cathy Treloar, Laurie Ellwood, Sandra Asham Lethbridge, Alberta
1988  Ontario Heather Houston, Lorraine Lang, Diane Adams, Tracy Kennedy  Canada Pat Sanders, Louise Herlinveaux, Georgina Hawkes, Deb Massullo Fredericton, New Brunswick
1989  Canada Heather Houston, Lorraine Lang, Diane Adams, Tracy Kennedy  Manitoba Chris More, Karen Purdy, Lori Zeller, Kristin Kuruluk Kelowna, British Columbia
1990  Ontario Alison Goring, Kristin Turcotte, Andrea Lawes, Cheryl McPherson  Nova Scotia Heather Rankin, Beth Rankin, Judith Power, Suzanne Green Ottawa
1991  British Columbia Julie Sutton, Jodie Sutton, Melissa Soligo, Karri Willms  New Brunswick Heidi Hanlon, Kathy Floyd, Sheri Stewart, Mary Harding Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1992  Manitoba Connie Laliberte, Laurie Allen, Cathy Gauthier, Janet Arnott  Canada Julie Sutton, Jodi Sutton, Melissa Soligo, Karri Willms Halifax, Nova Scotia
1993  Saskatchewan Sandra Peterson, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit  Manitoba Maureen Bonar, Lois Fowler, Allyson Bell, Rhonda Fowler Brandon, Manitoba
1994  Canada Sandra Peterson, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit  Manitoba Connie Laliberte, Karen Purdy, Cathy Gauthier, Janet Arnott Kitchener, Ontario
1995  Manitoba Connie Laliberte, Cathy Overton, Cathy Gauthier, Janet Arnott  Alberta Cathy Borst, Maureen Brown, Deanne Shields, Kate Horne Calgary, Alberta
1996  Ontario Marilyn Bodogh, Kim Gellard, Corie Beveridge, Jane Hooper Perroud  Alberta Cheryl Kullman, Karen Ruus, Barb Sherrington, Judy Pendergast Thunder Bay, Ontario
1997  Saskatchewan Sandra Schmirler, Jan Betker, Joan McCusker, Marcia Gudereit  Ontario Alison Goring, Lori Eddy, Kim Moore, Mary Bowman Vancouver, British Columbia
1998  Alberta Cathy Borst, Heather Godberson, Brenda Bohmer, Kate Horne  Ontario Anne Merklinger, Theresa Breen, Patti McKnight, Audrey Frey Regina, Saskatchewan
1999  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye, Nancy Delahunt  Canada Cathy Borst, Heather Godberson, Brenda Bohmer, Kate Horne Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
2000  British Columbia Kelley Law, Julie Skinner, Georgina Wheatcroft, Diane Nelson  Ontario Anne Merklinger, Theresa Breen, Patti McKnight, Audrey Frey Prince George, British Columbia
2001  Nova Scotia Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye, Nancy Delahunt  Canada Kelley Law, Julie Skinner, Georgina Wheatcroft, Diane Nelson Sudbury, Ontario
2002  Canada Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye, Nancy Delahunt  Saskatchewan Sherry Anderson, Kim Hodson, Sandra Mulroney, Donna Gignac Brandon, Manitoba
2003  Canada Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Waye, Nancy Delahunt  Newfoundland and Labrador Cathy Cunningham, Peg Goss, Kathy Kerr, Heather Martin Kitchener, Ontario
2004  Canada Colleen Jones, Kim Kelly, Mary-Anne Arsenault, Nancy Delahunt  Quebec Marie-France Larouche, Karo Gagnon, Annie Lemay, Véronique Grégoire Red Deer, Alberta
2005  Manitoba Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Cathy Gauthier  Ontario Jenn Hanna, Pascale Letendre, Dawn Askin, Stephanie Hanna St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2006  British Columbia Kelly Scott, Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons  Canada Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Georgina Wheatcroft London, Ontario

Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
2007  Canada Kelly Scott, Jeanna Schraeder, Sasha Carter, Renee Simons  Saskatchewan Jan Betker, Lana Vey, Nancy Inglis, Marcia Gudereit Lethbridge, Alberta
2008  Manitoba Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Dawn Askin  Alberta Shannon Kleibrink, Amy Nixon, Bronwen Saunders, Chelsey Bell Regina, Saskatchewan
2009  Canada Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Dawn Askin  British Columbia Marla Mallett, Grace MacInnes, Diane Gushulak, Jacalyn Brown Victoria, British Columbia
2010  Canada Jennifer Jones, Cathy Overton-Clapham, Jill Officer, Dawn Askin  Prince Edward Island Erin Carmody, Geri-Lynn Ramsay, Kathy O'Rourke, Tricia Affleck Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
2011  Saskatchewan Amber Holland, Kim Schneider, Tammy Schneider, Heather Kalenchuk  Canada Jennifer Jones, Kaitlyn Lawes, Jill Officer, Dawn Askin Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
2012 Red Deer, Alberta
2013 Kingston, Ontario

See also: List of World Curling Women's Champions

Top 3 finishes table

Province 1st 2nd 3rd Total
 Saskatchewan 11 6 7 24
 British Columbia 9 7 9 25
 Manitoba 8 10 6 24
 Canada 8 7 4 19
 Alberta 5 8 4 17
 Ontario 4 6 13 23
 Nova Scotia 4 3 5 12
 Quebec 1 2 3 6
 New Brunswick 1 2 1 4
 Newfoundland and Labrador 0 3 3 6
 Prince Edward Island 0 2 2 4
 Yukon/ Northwest Territories 0 0 1 1

Award winners

Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award

The Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award is awarded by the media to the most valuable player during the playoffs at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The current holder is Amber Holland of Saskatchewan.

Shot of the Week Award

The Shot of the Week Award is presented by the organizing committee to the player who makes the most outstanding shot during the tournament. The 2011 winner was Amber Holland representing Saskatchewan.

Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award

The Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award is awarded annually to the most sportsmanlike curler at the Tournament of Hearts every year. The award has been presented since 1982, and has been named in Mitchell's honour since 1998. The current holder of the Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award is Cathy Overton-Clapham of Manitoba.

Scotties Tournament of Hearts Builders Award

The Builders award goes to someone in the curling community that significantly contributes to the growth and development of women's curling in Canada. It has been awarded annually since 2001.

Winners

All-Star teams

2011

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Amber Holland, Saskatchewan
  • Third: Kim Schneider, Saskatchewan
  • Second: Tammy Schneider, Saskatchewan
  • Lead: Chelsey Bell, Alberta


2010

First Team

Second Team

2009

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Marla Mallett, British Columbia
  • Third: Grace MacInnes, British Columbia
  • Second: Sherri Singler, Saskatchewan
  • Lead: Joëlle Sabourin, Quebec

2008

First Team

Second Team

2007

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Jan Betker, Saskatchewan
  • Third: Lana Vey, Saskatchewan
  • Second: Sasha Carter, Team Canada
  • Lead: Darah Provencal, British Columbia

2006

First Team

Second Team

2005

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Jenn Hanna, Ontario
  • Third: Pascale Letendre, Ontario
  • Second: Sherri Singler, Saskatchewan
  • Lead: Susan O'Leary, Newfoundland and Labrador

2004

First Team

Second Team

2003

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Suzanne Gaudet, Prince Edward Island
  • Third: Rebecca Jean MacPhee, Prince Edward Island
  • Second: Joan McCusker, Saskatchewan
  • Lead: Kate Horne, Alberta

2002

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Sherry Middaugh, Ontario
  • Third: Lawnie MacDonald, Alberta
  • Second: Lynn Fallis-Kurz, Manitoba
  • Lead: Allison Franey, New Brunswick

2001

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Kelley Law, Team Canada
  • Third: Lisa Whitaker, British Columbia
  • Second: Roberta Materi, Saskatchewan
  • Lead: Karen McNamee, Alberta

2000

First Team

Second Team

1999

First Team

  • Skip: Colleen Jones, Nova Scotia
  • Third: Heather Godberson, Team Canada
  • Second: Brenda Bohmer, Team Canada
  • Lead: Lou Ann Henry, Prince Edward Island

Second Team

1998

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Anne Merklinger, Ontario
  • Third: Heather Godberson, Alberta
  • Second: Patti McKnight, Ontario
  • Lead: Heather Hopkins, Nova Scotia

1997

First Team

Second Team

  • Skip: Alison Goring, Ontario
  • Third: Heather Godberson, Alberta
  • Second: Corie Beveridge, Team Canada
  • Lead: Heather Martin, Newfoundland

1996

  • Skip: Sherry Scheirich, Saskatchewan
  • Third: Kim Gellard, Ontario
  • Second: Tricia MacGregor, Prince Edward Island
  • Lead: Judy Pendergast, Alberta

1995

  • Skip: Rebecca MacPhee, Prince Edward Island
  • Third: Kay Montgomery, Saskatchewan
  • Second: Joan McCusker, Team Canada
  • Lead: Janet Arnott, Manitoba

1994

  • Skip: Laura Phillips, Newfoundland
  • Third: Jan Betker, Team Canada
  • Second: Joan McCusker, Team Canada
  • Lead: Kim Kelly, Nova Scotia

1993

1992

  • Skip: Lisa Walker, British Columbia
  • Third: Kathy Fahlman, Saskatchewan
  • Second: Kim Kelly, Nova Scotia
  • Lead: Karri Willms, Team Canada

1991

  • Skip: Julie Sutton, British Columbia
  • Third: Jackie-Rae Greening, Alberta
  • Second: Sheri Stewart, New Brunswick
  • Lead: Cheryl McPherson, Team Canada

1990

  • Skip: Heather Rankin, Nova Scotia
  • Third: Jackie-Rae Greening, Alberta
  • Second: Andrea Lawes, Ontario
  • Lead: Lorie Kehler, Saskatchewan

1989

  • Skip: Chris More, Manitoba
  • Third: Karen Purdy, Manitoba
  • Second: Diane Alexander, Alberta
  • Lead: Tracy Kennedy, Team Canada

1988

1987

  • Skip: Kathie Ellwood, Manitoba
  • Third: Sandra Schmirler, Saskatchewan
  • Second: Jan Betker, Saskatchewan
  • Lead: Sheila Schneider, Saskatchewan

1986

  • Skip: Linda Moore, Team Canada
  • Third: Kathy McEdwards, Ontario
  • Second: Chris Gervais, Saskatchewan
  • Lead: Laurie Carney, Team Canada

1985

  • Skip: Susan Seitz, Alberta
  • Third: Lindsay Sparkes, British Columbia
  • Second: Debbie Jones, British Columbia
  • Lead: Debbie Herbert, Newfoundland

1984

  • Skip: Connie Laliberte, Manitoba
  • Third: Gillian Thompson, Saskatchewan
  • Second: Chris Gervais, Saskatchewan
  • Lead: Laurie Carney, British Columbia

1983

  • Skip: Shelly Bildfell, Yukon/Northwest Territories
  • Third: Sharon Horne, Nova Scotia
  • Second: Cathy Caudle, Nova Scotia
  • Lead: Penny Ryan, Alberta

1982

  • Skip: Arleen Day, Saskatchewan
  • Third: Lynne Andrews, Manitoba
  • Second: Donna Cunliffe, British Columbia
  • Lead: Barbara Jones-Gordon, Nova Scotia

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