Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Elite 10 Dropped from Schedule as Grand Slam Circuit Trimmed to Six Events

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Elite 10 Dropped from Schedule as Grand Slam Circuit Trimmed to Six Events

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Elite 10 dropped from Grand Slam schedule

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TORONTO - The Grand Slam of Curling series trimmed the Elite 10 competition from the calendar Tuesday as the circuit moves to a six-event season for the 2019-20 campaign.

The Sportsnet series will maintain its total prize money level of $2.1 million and divide it among the six competitions. The season-long race towards the combined $300,000 bonus pool will also continue.

"As the demands of the curling season continue to grow, we want to ensure that the Grand Slam series remains accessible to elite curlers," Sportsnet vice-president Rob Corte said Tuesday in a release. "Our new six-event format better accommodates the demanding travel and playing schedules of the world's top curling teams."

Brad Gushue of St. …

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