Homan wins Canadian Open to capture 10th Grand Slam
NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. – Rachel Homan is on a roll. The Ottawa skip picked up a record-breaking 10th Grand Slam women’s title and her third in a row this season with a 4-3 win over Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni in the final of the
Canadian Open on Sunday.
“It feels amazing,” said Homan. “It was really important for us to do well here and we were able to accomplish our goals. The team played so strong the whole way through and found a way to win.”
Homan’s squad will take home $30,000 of the $125,000 women’s purse.
In the men’s final, Edmonton’s Brendan Bottcher won his first career Grand Slam of Curling title with a 6-3 victory over Toronto’s John Epping.
“It’s awesome. We played great all week, and this is what we needed to set us up for the rest of the year,” said Bottcher. “We’re curling consistently well, and I think that’s the big difference this year. I’ve always known our peak game could compete, but it feels like this year we’re just competing on the average day, and that’s a good feeling.”