The second Grand Slam of the year happened this weekend with the Masters of Curling from Truro, NS.


Women's Tour

Masters of Curling from Truro, NS (Oct 27-Nov 1)

Purse: $100, 000

Rachel Homan has taken back the Masters title.

Homan and her rink from Ottawa downed defending champion Val Sweeting 6-4 in the women's finals Sunday for her third Grand Slam of Curling Masters championship in the past four years.

"The final was great," said Homan. "I'm really proud of my team for coming together."

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Homan won the event in 2012 and 2013 before being knocked off in last year's semifinals by Sweeting, who went on to win the tournament with her Edmonton foursome.

Homan put herself up 2-0 with a deuce in the second end.

Sweeting responded with singles in the third and fourth to tie, but Homan scored the next four points to secure a 6-2 lead through seven ends.

Medicine Hat Charity Classic from Medicine Hat, AB (Oct 30- Nov 2)

Purse: $11, 800

Calgary's Shannon Kleibrink beat Casey Scheidegger of Lethbridge 5-3 in the final. The small 12-rink field featured teams mostly from Alberta. 

Gord Carroll Curling Classic from Whitby, ON (Oct 30-Nov 1)

Purse: $10, 000

Jacqueline Harrison beat Mallory Kean 5-2 in the final. The 24-rink field featured teams from Ontario.


Men's Tour

Masters of Curling from Truro, NS (Oct 27-Nov 1)

Purse: $100, 000

Mike McEwen won the men's title with a 5-3 victory over Jim Cotter.

McEwen's Winnipeg rink took control of the match with two points in the sixth end.

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After Cotter and his Vernon, B.C., team scored one in the seventh to cut the lead to 4-3, McEwen clinched the win with one in the eighth.

"To get one of these early in the season, it feels really good," said McEwen. "You definitely can't count on winning a Grand Slam any given year with the quality of teams we play against in these events. Any time you can get one early, you take it."

Medicine Hat Charity Classic from Medicine Hat, AB (Oct 31-Nov 2)

Purse: $22, 000

Saskatoon's Shaun Meachem won his second event of the season by beating Randy Bryden of Regina in the final, 6-3. The 16-rink field featured teams mostly from Western Canada.

Huron ReproGraphics Oil Heritage Classic from Sarnia, ON (Oct 29-Nov 1)

Purse: $22, 000

American John Shuster beat Mark Bice of Ontario 6-4 in the final. The tournament featured 28 rinks.


Looking Ahead

Men's Tour

Nov 5-8: CookstownCash presented by Comco Canada Inc from Cookstown, ON

Defending Champion: Pat Ferris

Nov 6-8: Original 16 WCT Bonspiel from Calgary, AB

Defending Champion: Brock Virtue

Nov 6-8: Edinburgh International from Edinburgh, Scotland - CCT Event

Defending Champion: Aku Kauste

Nov 6-9: Coronation Business Group Mens Classic from Maple Ridge, BC

Defending Champion: New Event

Nov 6-8: Fort St. John Cash Spiel from Fort St. John, BC

Defending Champion: New Event


Women's Tour

Nov 6-9: Colonial Square Ladies Classic from Saskatoon, SK

Defending Champion: Eve Muirhead

Nov 5-8Royal LePage OVCA Women's Fall Classic from Kemptville, ON

Defending Champion: Cathy Auld

Nov 6-9: Coronation Business Group Mens Classic from Maple Ridge, BC

Defending Champion: Corryn Brown

Nov 5-8: CookstownCash presented by Comco Canada Inc from Cookstown, ON

Defending Champion: Patti Lank