CORNWALL, Ontario – Cornwall Curling Centre will present the 20th Annual AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic taking place at the Cornwall Curling Centre from Sept. 15 through Sept. 18.
Brad Gushue and his rink from Newfoundland have confirmed their entry in this year’s Shorty Jenkins Classic. The 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist captured last year’s title in an exciting extra end, heavy weight tilt against Ontario’s Glenn Howard.
Thirty-nine of the top Curling teams from across Canada, Scotland, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the USA will converge on Cornwall’s Curling Centre from Sept. 15 – 18, 2015 to participate in the 20th Annual AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Curling Classic, a World Curling Tour event presented by the World Financial Group.
This event, the longest running event on the World Curling Tour, will feature the who’s who of the Curling world and will be a chance for everyone in Cornwall to meet and see the greatest curlers in the world in a very personal setting.
This year’s bonspiel boasts one of the most talented Men’s fields ever, which includes 2015 Brier Champ and World Champ Kevin Koe from Alberta, 2014 Olympic gold medalist Brad Jacobs from Northern Ontario, the silver medalist David Murdoch from Scotland and the bronze medalist, Niklas Edin from Sweden. Additionally, the field will have other world champs and Brier champions such as Ontario’s Glenn Howard, Manitoba’s Reid Carruthers, and Mike McEwen, Quebec’s Jean Michel Menard and Guy Hemmings, as well as other teams from Canada, Scotland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United States.
A very strong Women’s side of the event will field Scottie Tournament of Hearts and World Championship teams, such as Ontario’s Rachel Homan, Sherry Middaugh, Allison Flaxey, Jamie Sinclair from USA, Nova Scotia’s Mary-Anne Arsenault, Quebec’s Marie-France Larouche, as well as Silvana Tirinzoni from Switzerland.
The Men’s and Ladies’ event has one of the highest combined purses of $84,000 and represents valuable points for the Canadian teams looking to qualify for the 2017 Olympic Trials, which are scheduled for Ottawa.
This is the 20th year for the event. The AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic will take place at the Cornwall Curling Centre beginning on Thursday, Sept. 15th at 3:00 p.m. and will continue through to Sunday, Sept. 18 with the final match at 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Information regarding tickets, schedule, team profiles, and events will be available shortly at www.cornwallcurling.ca or can be found on the World Curling Tour site at www.worldcurl.com