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SOUDOG'S CURLING HISTORY SITE
HOME OF THE HISTORY & RICH TRADITION OF "THE ROARIN' GAME".
"You've gotta have STONES to play this game!"

THE JVC/TSN WOMEN'S SKINS GAME
 PRIZE MONEY BREAKDOWN:
  End:
S
emi-Finals:
F
inal:
  1 & 2
$
1,000
$
   2,000
  3 & 4
$
1,500
$
   3,000
  5
$
2,000
$
   4,000
  6
$
3,000
$
   6,000
  7
$
4,500
$
   9,000
  8
$
6,500
$
 13,000
ADD DRAW TO THE BUTTON BONUS:
$
   1,000
ADD WINNER'S BONUS:
$
 15,000
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY:
$
100,000
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The concept of the Skins Game was originaly developed by Jim Thompson & Doug Maxwell, in 1986.  Shortly after, McCain Foods (Canada) became the event sponsor for the Men's event, providing prize money and publicity for the event.  The McCain TSN Skins Game quickly became one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the Canadian curling calendar.
The format:
With the Skins format attracting huge audiences, the JVC/TSN Women's Skins Game was created in 1996.  This star-studded event features the most exciting style of play in curling and also one of the strongest fields in women's curling, with each team vying for the biggest piece of the $100,000 prize purse, the richest in women's curling.
The Skins format differs from regular curling in that cash (skin) is awarded for each end won, with the dollar value for each end increasing as the game progresses.  Cash is awarded if the team with the hammer scores two or more points or the opposing team steals the end.  If neither of these occur, the money is carried over to the next end and the pot grows.  This results in a very exciting offensive style of play where every end is like the final end of the game with teams going all out to win.  At the completion of 8 ends, the team with the most money wins the game.
The sponsor:
JVC has supported Canadian high-performance curling teams since 1991.  JVC sponsors seven different curling properties: two men's teams, two women's teams, two regional events and a high-performance made-for-TV shootout.  JVC also sponsors the JVC Classic, the richest women's cashspiel on the Women's Tour, which qualifies one of the four coveted berths in the JVC/TSN Women's Skins Game.  JVC is also a proud supporter of regional curling. The JVC Mixed, the provincial mixed championship of the Ontario Curling Association, has been contested since 1998 and qualifies the winning team for the Canadian Mixed finals.
 RULES:
1.
The CCA Rules of the Game apply, except as modified below (including the four-rock rule).
2.
To begin the competition, each team selects one player to draw closest to the button, with sweeping allowed. The team whose stone is closest to the button wins a bonus of $1,000 and is ranked #1. The next closest is ranked #2, and so on. In each game, the higher-ranked team has the choice of either (a) last rock in the first end, or (b) stones. In any shootout (rule #7), the higher-ranked team has choice of first or last draw to the button.
3.
All games are 8 ends.
4.
Total prize money is $100,000, including the winners bonus of $15,000 and the $1,000 closest-to-the-button bonus (rule #2).
5.
A skin is won by (a) taking two or more points when holding last rock; or (b) stealing the end. All money not won in an end is carried over to the next end.
6.
Blanking an end results in a team losing last rock in the next end.
7.
If the money at stake in the 8th end is not won, each team plays one draw to the house, with sweeping allowed by the playing side only. The team whose stone is closest to the button wins the end and the money.
8.
Prize money won determines the game winner. In the event of a tie in money won, each team has one draw to the house, with sweeping allowed by the playing side only. The team whose stone is closest to the button wins the game.
9.
Each team is allowed 60 minutes to complete its shots in an 8-end game. There are NO time-outs. A team's clock starts when an opponent's rock comes to a stop, or passes the back line, and the opposing team leaves the house. A stone that has been released within the 60-minute time period continues in play until it has come to rest. there is a period of dead time at the completion of each end. The umpire will advise teams when to start play for the next end. Any coach that travels with the team are only allowed to access the ice area and/or meet with their respective teams at 4th end break. During play, they must sit behind the glass upstairs. The 4th end break is 10 minutes in length.
10.
If a team runs out of time, the opposing players may play their remaining shots, in rotation, until the game is completed or their time expires.
11.
An umpire makes any measures required and is available to clarify any rule. An umpire's time-out is called, and the time clock is stopped, on all such occasions.
  JVC/TSN WOMEN'S SKINS GAME CHAMPIONS:
 CHAMPIONS:
 YEAR:  CHAMPION: WINNINGS:
 2003  Sherry Middaugh $65,500
 2002  Kelley Law $50,570
 2001  Sherry Middaugh $44,850
 2000  Kelley Law $51,700
 1999  Sherry Anderson $64,250
 1998  Sandra Schmirler $46,500
 1997  Shannon Kleibrink $46,000
 1996  Heather Houston $34,700
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 CAREER WINNINGS (including this year):
 TEAM:
WINNINGS:
EVENTS:
 1. Kelley Law
$131,920
 3
 2. Sherry Anderson
$126,150
 4
 3. Sherry Middaugh
$121,100
 3
 4. Sandra Schmirler
$74,850
 3
 5. Shannon Kleibrink
$65,000
 2
 6. Heather Houston
$60,950
 2
 7. Debbie McCormick
$23,000
 1
 8. Colleen Jones
$22,750
 4
 9. Cheryl Bernard
$11,750
 1
 10. Renelle Bryden
$10,900
 2
 11. Shannon Kleibrink *
$8,500
 1
 12. Jennifer Jones
$8,500
 1
 13. Marilyn Bodogh
$7,700
 1
 14. Cathy Borst
$6,250
 1
 15. Connie Laliberte
$2,000
 1
 16. Kim Gellard
$1,500
 1
 17. Alison Goring
$0
 1
NOTE: * - At the 2000 JVC TSN Women's Skins Game, the rink formerly skipped by the late Sandra Schmirler received a sponsor exemption. Shannon Kleibrink skipped the team.
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