Notable Players: Kevin Koe, Mark Nichols, Scott McDonald
Winningest Teams: Team Manitoba, Team Alberta
Trophy: Brier Tankard
Tim Hortons Brier Tickets
The Tim Hortons Brier sees 15 teams in the sport of curling compete for a championship cup. The 14 constituent Member Associations that make up Curling Canada, as well as Canada's national team, compete for the Brier Tankard at this event. This event began its life as a men's curling championship in Toronto during the roaring Twenties. By the 1940s, it became a truly national event, incorporating teams from all over Canada and moving from city to city. Over the years, the Brier has been won by Manitoba 27 times, making them the province to beat. Alberta has captured the trophy 26 times. Prince Edward Island and Canada's three territories have not yet won any of these contests, but hope springs eternal. There have been five shutouts in Brier history in which a team scored 0 points. Anything can happen at this tournament. Get tickets to see Tim Hortons Brier at StubHub.
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Where is the Tim Hortons Brier held?
The Tim Hortons Brier is held at different venues annually. Over the years, it has been staged in 31 different cities across Canada. In 2019, the Brier was held at Westoba Place in Brandon, Manitoba. For 2020, the event was scheduled at the Leon's Centre in Kingston, Ontario. This venue was built in in 2006–2007 and opened to the public in 2008. The Leon's Centre can seat up to 6,700 people, depending on configuration. In addition to events like the Brier, this arena has also hosted shows by Kingston natives and Canada's favorite band, The Tragically Hip. The Leon's Centre was designed to be a sustainable building and is rated as a LEED Silver building.
What is the schedule for the Tim Hortons Brier?
The Tim Hortons Brier lasts one week in the late winter each year. A wild card game is held the day before the event starts to determine the final berth in the main tournament. In 2020, the tournament was scheduled Feb. 29–March 8. The tournament has a round-robin format, which means that the schedule is not fully set until play begins. The draws are updated as the tournament goes on.
Who are some of the competitors at the Tim Hortons Brier?
The Brier attracts the finest curlers in the world. Prominent curlers at the Brier have included Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant and Geoff Walker of Team Canada, captained by Brad Gushue. Provincial captains at the event have included Scott McDonald, John Likely and Mike McEwen. The winning team from the Tim Hortons Brier claims the Canadian men's curling championship for the year.
What is the Time Hortons Brier like?
The Tim Hortons Brier is a round-robin tournament held over several rounds. There is a qualifying round before the main tournament starts. Four teams compete in that round to determine the final team that will join the 11 pre-determined teams for the main round robin. The semifinal losers play for a bronze medal at the Brier. The Brier is a well-attended event, and the crowd really gets into the action. The largest attendance on record for a Brier was 281,985 people, when it was held at Northlands Coliseum, then known as Rexall Place in, Edmonton, Alberta.
What events are similar to the Tim Hortons Brier?
Curling may not be on everyone's radar, but there are a variety of curling events throughout North America. The Scotties Tournament of Hearts is another great curling event held in Canada. The Windy City Open is a great curling event held in Chicago, Ill.. There are also great Women's Curling Championship events held every year.Back to Top
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