Grand Slam of Curling

Made up of several bonspiels across the World Curling Tour calendar each year, the Grand Slam of Curling is one of the biggest items on the curling calendar every year. Created starting in the 2001-2002 season, the event, at one point sponsored by Capital One, consists of multiple events with prize pools of at least $100,000, which gets all of the best curlers in the world to come out for their chance to win life changing amounts of money.

The Grand Slam of Curling consists of a number of events for both men and women. For the men, there are seven total events that make up the Grand Slam. Those events are the Tour Challenge, Masters Grand Slam of Curling, The National, Canadian Open, Elite 10, The Players' Championship, and Champions Cup, When it comes to the women's grand slam, the events that make up that competition are sixfold, with all of the same events as the men with the exception of the Elite 10 making up their grand slam.

The majority of these grand slam events have been around for quite some time, but several of them were added recently to increase the grand slam calendar. The Tour Challenge, Elite 10, and Champions Cup were all added in 2015 or later, as the grand slam of curling continued to pick up steam as a respected event in the curling world, and the prize money across the sport continued to increase. Where there were four events previously, there are now seven, making for a more exciting competition.

Among the most successful players in the history of the Grand Slam of Curling is Kevin Martin. Martin, who can be considered one of the greatest of all-time in the sport, and is among the leaders in wins at grand slam events, including multiple wins at The Players' Championship, and at the Canadian Open, both contributing to his legacy being one of the most memorable in the history of the World Curling Tour.

On the women's side, Jennifer Jones, Jill Officer, and Dawn McEwen all have many grand slam wins to their names, with all three players boasting a number of wins at The Players' Championship, and leaving their mark on the sport in the women's division.

As the prize pools continue to increase, and events continue to be added to the event overall, the grand slam of curling will continue to evolve as one of the premier curling events worldwide.