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The Scotties Tournament of Hearts (French: Le Tournoi des Cœurs Scotties) is an annual Canadian women's curling championship, sanctioned by the Canadian Curling Association. The winner goes on to represent Canada at the women's world curling championships. Since 1985, the winner also gets to return to the following year's tournament as "Team Canada". It is formally known as the Canadian Women's Curling Championship.

Since 1982, the tournament has been sponsored by Kruger Products, which was formally known as Scott Paper Limited when it was a Canadian subsidiary of Scott Paper Company. As such, the tournament was formerly known as the Scott Tournament of Hearts; when Kimberly-Clark merged with Scott, the Canadian arm was sold to the Quebec-based Kruger Inc.—while Kruger was granted a license to use several Scott brands in Canada until June 2007, it was given a long-term license to the Scotties brand because Kimberly-Clark already ownedKleenex. As such, the tournament was officially renamed the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in 2007.

The format is a round robin of 12 teams. There is one team from each of the provinces and one team from the territories. As this only makes 11 teams, the 12th team is made up of the previous year's winning team. This differs slightly from the men's annual Brier tournament where the 12th team comes from Northern Ontario. The teams are the provincial champions of the province they represent.

At the end of the round-robin, playoffs occur to determine the championship winner. The system used is known as the page playoff system.

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History[edit]Edit

Pre-history[edit]Edit

1913 marked a significant point in women's curling when both the Manitoba Bonspiel and the Ontario Curling Association began with having women's curling events. Other provinces would later add provincial women's championships, but it wasn't until the 1950s that a higher level of women's curling began to occur. At this time there was a Western Canada Women's Championship (sponsored by the T. Eaton Company) but no tournament existed for the eastern provinces. By 1959, Eaton's pulled their sponsorship, giving an opportunity for the organizers of the Western championships the initiative to have a national championship.

In 1960, the Canadian Ladies' Curling Association was created with Dominion Stores Ltd. seeking to sponsor a national championship. That year, an eastern championship occurred so that the winner could play the winner of the western championship. In this event, Ruth Smith and her team from Lacolle, Quebec faced off against Joyce McKee's team from Saskatchewan (consisting of Sylvia FedorukDonna Belding and Muriel Coben) with McKee winning. The game between the two teams was played in OshawaOntario.

The following year a tournament was organized with the same format as the Brier and was held in Ottawa. McKee won again, with a new front end of Barbara MacNevin and Rosa McFee.

Early history[edit]Edit

In 1967, Dominion Stores were unable to reach a compromise with the organizers of the tournament, and their sponsorship fell. The Canadian Ladies' Curling Association ran the tournament by themselves with no sponsorship.

Sylvia Fedoruk, after assuming the presidency of the Canadian Ladies' Curling Association found a sponsor in the Macdonald Tobacco Company, the same sponsor as the Brier. Their sponsorship began in 1972 with the tournament being called the "Macdonald Lassie" championship, after the company's trademark.

In 1979, under increasing pressure from the anti-tobacco policies of the Canadian Government, the Macdonald Tobacco Company pulled their sponsorship from both the Brier and the Women's championship. The Canadian Ladies' Curling Association ran the tournament without a sponsorship again for the next couple of years. 1979 also marked the first year of the Women's World Curling Championship, where the national champion would play. Also, the 1979 event was the first tournament to feature a playoff. Before then, the championship team was the one with the best round robin record.

Tournament of Hearts[edit]Edit

Robin Wilson, a member of the 1979 championship team, and a former employee of Scott Paper led an effort to get the company to sponsor the championships. It was successful, and in 1982 the first Scott Tournament of Hearts was held.

The Scott Tournament of Hearts would last 25 years, and saw the likes of many great teams. The first Tournament of Hearts was won by Colleen Jones and her Nova Scotia team. It would take her 18 years to win another, but she would cap it off with another four championships for a grand total of six championships. Other great curlers at the Hearts have been Connie Laliberte and Jennifer Jones of Manitoba, Heather HoustonMarilyn Bodogh and Rachel Homan ofOntarioSandra Schmirler of Saskatchewan and Kelly Scott of British Columbia.

The new sponsorship made the tournament popular when it began to be televised. Today, TSN covers the entire tournament. CBC had covered the semi-finals and the finals up until the 2007-08 season. In 2013, Sportsnet and City began to offer coverage of the finals of the provincial playdowns in Manitoba, Ontario, and Alberta as well.

Past champions[edit]Edit

See also: List of World Curling Women's Champions===Diamond D Championship[edit]===

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1961  Saskatchewan Joyce McKeeSylvia FedorukBarbara MacNevinRosa McFee OttawaOntario
1962 British Columbia Ina HansenAda CallasIsabel LeithMay Shaw Regina, Saskatchewan
1963 [1]

New Brunswick

Mabel DeWareHarriet StrattonForbis StevensonMarjorie Fraser Saint John, New Brunswick
1964 British Columbia Ina HansenAda CallasIsabel LeithMay Shaw EdmontonAlberta
1965 Manitoba Peggy CasselmanVal TaylorPat MacDonaldPat Scott Halifax, Nova Scotia
1966  Alberta Gale LeeHazel JamisonSharon HarringtonJune Coyle VancouverBritish Columbia
1967 Manitoba Betty DuguidJoan IngramLarie BradawaskiDot Rose MontrealQuebec

Canadian Ladies Curling Association Championship[edit]Edit

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1968  Alberta Hazel JamisonGale LeeJackie SpencerJune Coyle WinnipegManitoba
1969 [2]

Saskatchewan

Joyce McKeeVera PezerLenore MorrisonJennifer Falk Fort William, Ontario
1970 Saskatchewan Dorenda SchoenhalsCheryl StirtonLinda BurnhamJoan Anderson CalgaryAlberta
1971 Saskatchewan Vera PezerSheila RowanJoyce McKeeLenore Morrison St. John's, Newfoundland

Macdonald Lassies Championship[edit]Edit

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Host
1972 Saskatchewan Vera PezerSheila RowanJoyce McKeeLenore Morrison SaskatoonSaskatchewan
1973 Saskatchewan Vera PezerSheila RowanJoyce McKeeLenore Morrison CharlottetownPrince Edward Island
1974 Saskatchewan Emily FarnhamLinda SaundersPat McBeathDonna Collins Victoria, British Columbia
1975 Quebec Lee TobinMarilyn McNeilMichelle GarneauLaurie Ross MonctonNew Brunswick
1976 British Columbia Lindsay DavieDawn KnowlesRobin KlassenLorraine Bowles WinnipegManitoba
1977 Alberta Myrna McQuarrieRita TarnavaBarb DavisJane Rempel Halifax, Nova Scotia
1978 Manitoba Cathy PidzarkoChris PidzarkoIris ArmstrongPatty Vanderkerckhove Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
1979 British Columbia Lindsay SparkesDawn KnowlesRobin Wilson,Lorraine Bowles Manitoba Chris PidzarkoRose TanasichukIris Armstrong,Patti Vande Mount RoyalQuebec

Canadian Ladies Curling Association Championship[edit]Edit

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
1980 Saskatchewan Marj MitchellNancy KerrShirley McKendry,Wendy Leach Nova Scotia Colleen JonesSally Jane SaundersMargaret KnickleBarbara Jones EdmontonAlberta
1981 Alberta Susan SeitzJudy EricksonMyrna McKayBetty McCracken Newfoundland Sue Anne BartlettPatricia DwyerJoyce Nichols,Jo Ann Bepperling St. John's, Newfoundland

Scott Tournament of Hearts[edit]Edit

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
1982 Nova Scotia Colleen JonesKay SmithMonica JonesBarbara Jones-Gordon Manitoba Dorothy RoseLynne AndrewsKim CrassShannon Burns Regina, Saskatchewan
1983 Nova Scotia Penny LaRocqueSharon HorneCathy Caudle,Pam Sanford Alberta Cathy ShawChristine JurgensonSandra Rippel,Penny Ryan Prince George, British Columbia
1984 Manitoba Connie LaliberteChris MoreCorinne PetersJanet Arnott Nova Scotia Colleen JonesWendy CurrieMonica Jones,Barbara Jones-Gordon CharlottetownPrince Edward Island
1985 British Columbia Linda MooreLindsay SparkesDebbie Jones,Laurie Carney Newfoundland Sue Anne BartlettPatricia DwyerMargaret KnickleDebra Herbert WinnipegManitoba
1986 Ontario Marilyn DarteKathy McEdwardsChris Jurgenson,Jan Augustyn Canada Linda MooreLindsay SparkesDebbie Jones,Laurie Carney London, Ontario
1987 British Columbia Pat SandersLouise HerlinveauxGeorgina Hawkes,Deb Massullo Manitoba Kathie EllwoodCathy TreloarLaurie Ellwood,Sandra Asham LethbridgeAlberta
1988 Ontario Heather HoustonLorraine LangDiane Adams,Tracy Kennedy Canada Pat SandersLouise HerlinveauxGeorgina Hawkes,Deb Massullo FrederictonNew Brunswick
1989 Canada Heather HoustonLorraine LangDiane Adams,Tracy Kennedy Manitoba Chris MoreKaren PurdyLori ZellerKristin Kuruluk KelownaBritish Columbia
1990 Ontario Alison GoringKristin TurcotteAndrea Lawes,Cheryl McPherson Nova Scotia Heather RankinBeth RankinJudith Power,Suzanne Green OttawaOntario
1991 British Columbia Julie SuttonJodie SuttonMelissa SoligoKarri Willms New Brunswick Heidi HanlonKathy FloydSheri StewartMary Harding SaskatoonSaskatchewan
1992 Manitoba Connie LaliberteLaurie AllenCathy GauthierJanet Arnott Canada Julie SuttonJodi SuttonMelissa SoligoKarri Willms Halifax, Nova Scotia
1993 Saskatchewan Sandra PetersonJan BetkerJoan McCusker,Marcia Gudereit Manitoba Maureen BonarLois FowlerAllyson BellRhonda Fowler Brandon, Manitoba
1994 Canada Sandra PetersonJan BetkerJoan McCusker,Marcia Gudereit Manitoba Connie LaliberteKaren PurdyCathy Gauthier,Janet Arnott KitchenerOntario
1995 Manitoba Connie LaliberteCathy OvertonCathy Gauthier,Janet Arnott Alberta Cathy BorstMaureen BrownDeanne ShieldsKate Horne CalgaryAlberta
1996 Ontario Marilyn BodoghKim GellardCorie BeveridgeJane Hooper Perroud Alberta Cheryl KullmanKaren RuusBarb SherringtonJudy Pendergast Thunder BayOntario
1997 Saskatchewan Sandra SchmirlerJan BetkerJoan McCusker,Marcia Gudereit Ontario Alison GoringLori EddyKim MooreMary Bowman VancouverBritish Columbia
1998 Alberta Cathy BorstHeather GodbersonBrenda Bohmer,Kate Horne Ontario Anne MerklingerTheresa BreenPatti McKnight,Audrey Frey Regina, Saskatchewan
1999 Nova Scotia Colleen JonesKim KellyMary-Anne WayeNancy Delahunt Canada Cathy BorstHeather GodbersonBrenda Bohmer,Kate Horne CharlottetownPrince Edward Island
2000 British Columbia Kelley LawJulie SkinnerGeorgina Wheatcroft,Diane Nelson Ontario Anne MerklingerTheresa BreenPatti McKnight,Audrey Frey Prince George, British Columbia
2001 Nova Scotia Colleen JonesKim KellyMary-Anne WayeNancy Delahunt Canada Kelley LawJulie SkinnerGeorgina Wheatcroft,Diane Nelson SudburyOntario
2002 Canada Colleen JonesKim KellyMary-Anne WayeNancy Delahunt Saskatchewan Sherry AndersonKim HodsonSandra Mulroney,Donna Gignac Brandon, Manitoba
2003 Canada Colleen JonesKim KellyMary-Anne WayeNancy Delahunt Newfoundland and Labrador Cathy CunninghamPeg GossKathy KerrHeather Martin KitchenerOntario
2004 Canada Colleen JonesKim KellyMary-Anne Arsenault,Nancy Delahunt Quebec Marie-France LaroucheKaro GagnonAnnie LemayVéronique Grégoire Red Deer, Alberta
2005 Manitoba Jennifer JonesCathy Overton-ClaphamJill Officer,Cathy Gauthier Ontario Jenn HannaPascale LetendreDawn Askin,Stephanie Hanna St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
2006 British Columbia Kelly ScottJeanna SchraederSasha Carter,Renee Simons Canada Jennifer JonesCathy Overton-ClaphamJill Officer,Georgina Wheatcroft London, Ontario

Scotties Tournament of Hearts[edit]Edit

Tournament Winning Locale Winning Team Finalist Locale Finalist Team Host
2007 Canada Kelly ScottJeanna SchraederSasha Carter,Renee Simons Saskatchewan Jan BetkerLana VeyNancy InglisMarcia Gudereit LethbridgeAlberta
2008 Manitoba Jennifer JonesCathy Overton-ClaphamJill Officer,Dawn Askin Alberta Shannon KleibrinkAmy NixonBronwen Saunders,Chelsey Bell Regina, Saskatchewan
2009 Canada Jennifer JonesCathy Overton-ClaphamJill Officer,Dawn Askin British Columbia Marla MallettGrace MacInnesDiane Gushulak,Jacalyn Brown Victoria, British Columbia
2010 Canada Jennifer JonesCathy Overton-ClaphamJill Officer,Dawn Askin Prince Edward Island Erin CarmodyGeri-Lynn RamsayKathy O'Rourke,Tricia Affleck Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Tournament Gold Silver Bronze Host
Locale Team Locale Team Locale Team
2011 Saskatchewan Amber Holland

Kim Schneider Tammy Schneider Heather Kalenchuk

Canada Jennifer JonesKaitlyn Lawes

Jill Officer Dawn Askin

Nova Scotia Heather Smith-DaceyDanielle Parsons

Blisse Comstock Teri Lake

CharlottetownPrince Edward Island
2012 Alberta Heather Nedohin

Beth Iskiw Jessica Mair Laine Peters

British Columbia Kelly Scott

Sasha Carter Dailene Sivertson Jacquie Armstrong

Manitoba Jennifer JonesKaitlyn Lawes

Jill Officer Dawn Askin

Red Deer, Alberta
2013 Ontario Rachel Homan

Emma Miskew Alison Kreviazuk Lisa Weagle

Manitoba Jennifer Jones

Kaitlyn Lawes Jill Officer Dawn Askin

British Columbia Kelly Scott

Jeanna Schraeder Sasha Carter Sarah Wazney

KingstonOntario
2014 Canada Rachel Homan

Emma Miskew Alison Kreviazuk Lisa Weagle

Alberta Valerie Sweeting

Joanne Courtney Dana Ferguson Rachelle Pidherry

Manitoba Chelsea Carey

Kristy McDonald Kristen Foster Lindsay Titheridge

MontrealQuebec
2015 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Top 3 finishes table[edit]Edit

As of 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Province 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Saskatchewan 11 6 7 24
British Columbia 9 8 10 27
Canada 9 7 4 20
Manitoba 8 11 8 27
Alberta 6 9 4 19
Ontario 5 6 13 24
Nova Scotia 4 3 5 12
Quebec 1 2 3 6
New Brunswick 1 2 1 4
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 3 3 6
Prince Edward Island 0 2 2 4
YukonNorthwest Territories 0 0 1 1

Award winners[edit]Edit

Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award[edit]Edit

The Sandra Schmirler Most Valuable Player Award is awarded by the media to the most valuable player during the playoffs at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The 2013 winner is Lisa Weagle of Ontario.

Shot of the Week Award[edit]Edit

The Shot of the Week Award is presented by the organizing committee to the player who makes the most outstanding shot during the tournament. The 2014 winner was Heather Strong representing Newfoundland and Labrador.

Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award[edit]Edit

The Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award is awarded annually to the most sportsmanlike curler at the Tournament of Hearts every year. The award has been presented since 1982, and has been named in Mitchell's honour since 1998. In 2014, the Marj Mitchell Sportsmanship Award was presented to Sherry Anderson of Saskatchewan.[1]

Joan Mead Builder Award[edit]Edit

The Joan Mead Builder Award goes to someone in the curling community that significantly contributes to the growth and development of women's curling in Canada. It has been awarded annually since 2001.

Winners

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