The biggest names in curling go head-to-head on TSN.ca, as fans across Canada determine who will compete in The Dominion All-Star Curling Skins Game Presented by Pinty's in a brand new qualifying process and All-Star team format.
Created and operated by TSN Events, The Dominion All-Star Curling Skins Game Presented by Pinty's is the premiere special event on the curling calendar. The curling skins game on TSN has been a fan and industry favourite for the past 24 years.
From November 5 to December 10, fans can visit TSN.ca/CurlingSkins to vote for their favourite Canadian men's curlers at each position – skip, third, second, and lead. The All-Star ballot consists of players from the top teams as ranked by the Canadian Team Ranking System for 2011-2012 season which is used by the Canadian Curling Association. The following curlers are included the ballot:
|Glenn Howard||BJ Neufeld||Brent Laing||Craig Savill|
|Mike McEwen||John Morris||Matt Wozniak||Denni Neufeld|
|Kevin Martin||Pat Simmons||Marc Kennedy||Ben Hebert|
|Kevin Koe||Scott Bailey||Carter Rycroft||Nolan Thiessen|
|Jeff Stoughton||Jon Mead||Scott Howard||David Mathers|
|Brad Gushue||Ryan Fry||Reid Carruthers||Steve Gould|
|Rob Fowler||Allan Lyburn||Geoff Walker||Adam Casey|
|David Nedohin||Randy Ferbey||Richard Daneault||Derek Samagalski|
|Brad Jacobs||E.J. Harnden||Ryan Harnden||Brendan Melnyk|
The top four players with the most votes in each position will qualify. As part of this year's new format, the All-Star teams will be chosen by random draw on TSN, January 17, 2013.
The four All-Star teams will compete for $100,000 in prize money during The Dominion All-Star Curling Skins Game Presented by Pinty's live on TSN January 19-20.
Similar to previous TSN curling skins games, The Dominion All-Star Curling Skins Game Presented by Pinty's uses a single-elimination format whereby the winner is decided by total prize money and not total points throughout the two-day event.