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HOME OF THE HISTORY & RICH TRADITION OF "THE ROARIN' GAME".

"You've gotta have STONES to play this game!"

 

THE TSN CASINO RAMA SKINS GAME

In 1989, McCain Foods (Canada) joined The Sports Network in a partnership that created the McCain TSN Skins Game.  The annual curling event is now hosted by a different province or territory each year.  The event has become a unique and exciting venue where curling legends face curling legends-to-be.  The outcome is unpredictable and often boasts such close competitions that spectators and viewers alike are on the edge of their seats.  The McCain TSN Skins Game is curling at its best.

 

The concept of the Skins Game was originally developed by Jim Thompson & Doug Maxwell, in 1986.  Shortly after, McCain Foods (Canada) became the event sponsor, 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 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.

 

In 2007 the TSN Skins returned with Casino Rama as title sponsor.

 

Game winners will be determined by total prize money won.  A $15,000 bonus will be awarded to the overall winner of the tournament.  The monetary prize breakdown is as follows:

ENDS

SEMIFINALS

FINAL

 

2009 FINAL STANDINGS:

1 & 2

$1,000

$2,000

 

Randy Ferbey

$70,000

3 & 4

$1,500

$3,000

 

Glenn Howard

26,500

5

$2,000

$4,000

 

Jennifer Jones

1,500

6

$3,000

$6,000

 

Kevin Martin

1,000

7

$4,500

$9,000

 

 

 

8

$6,500

$13,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draw to the Button Bonus = $1,000

 

Draw to the Button Bonus = $1,000:

Howard

Tournament Winner Bonus = $15,000

 

 

 

Total Prize Money = $100,000

 

 

 

 

 

 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 winnerís 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.

 

 TSN SKINS GAME CHAMPIONS:

 YEAR:

 CHAMPION:

 WINNINGS:

2009

 Randy Ferbey Edmonton, AB

$70,000

2007

Kevin Martin Edmonton, AB

$61,000

 2004

 Kevin Martin Edmonton, AB

 $100,500

 2003

 Wayne Middaugh Toronto, ON

 $88,000

 2002

 Randy Ferbey Edmonton, AB

 $79,500

 2001

 Glenn Howard Coldwater, ON

 $77,200

 2000

 Greg McAulay Richmond, BC

 $66,100

 1999

 Wayne Middaugh Toronto, ON

 $58,900

 1998

 Kevin Martin Edmonton, AB

 $50,450

 1997

 Kevin Martin Edmonton, AB

 $46,900

 1996

 Wayne Middaugh Toronto, ON

 $64,800

 1995

 Wayne Middaugh Toronto, ON

 $45,750

 1994

 Ed Werenich Toronto, ON

 $45,750

 1993

 Russ Howard Penetanguishene, ON

 $37,000

 1992

 Russ Howard Penetanguishene, ON

 $37,300

 1991

 Russ Howard Penetanguishene, ON

 $42,250

 1990

 Ed Werenich Toronto, ON

 $38,750

 1989

 Mark Dacey Saskatoon, SK

 $28,000

 

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