CORNWALL, Ontario – From Wednesday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 15, world class curlers from around the globe will be at the Cornwall Curling Centre to compete in this always anticipated tournament.
“This year represents the first year for teams to accumulate points towards qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics and as such, has attracted Ladies teams such as Jennifer Jones, Rachel Homan, Tracy Fleury, Eve Muirhead (Scotland), Anna Hasselborg (Sweden), Jamie Sinclair (US), while the Men’s division will also have the usual stars such as Brad Gushue, Kevin Koe, Glenn Howard, Mike McEwen, John Epping, Brad Jacobs, Thomas Ulsrud (Norway), Bruce Mouat (Scotland) and others,” reads a press release from the Shorty Jenkins Classic organizers.
The team organizing the classic said that it is a boon for Cornwall to host such a prestigious event.
“With a list of participants such as this, the Cornwall event has been dubbed a mini-slam by the World Curling Tour committee. It would be akin to having the Rogers Cup tennis events that just finished in Montreal and Toronto, taking place here in Cornwall, except that it’s curling,” the press release reads.
One organizer, Kevin Baker said that the event is shaping up to be one of the best ever.
“Residents of Cornwall can look forward to seeing the best of the best coming to Cornwall,” he said in an interview with Seaway News. “It is pretty exciting for Cornwall to be hosting such an event. There will be 18 of the top male teams in the world coming here.”
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at shortyjenkinsclassic.com.