December 05, 2019

The Curling News Top 15

top15The Curling News Top 15 is a frequent ranking of the best curling team performances as they occurred around the world, for both men and women, and utilizes savvy curling knowledge, complex mathematical theorems, and plain old subjectivity.

Read the comments under each team name for hints and tips on our line of thinking; and if you disagree, or believe we’re missing a notable team performance entirely, send us a message via the contact page and we’ll consider your input.

Perhaps…

    • TCN Top 15 Men’s
    • Updated June 1, 2019
    • 1
    • Niklas Edin (Sweden)

      Back-to-back world champions, Euro finalists, Oskar’s mixed doubles title…

    • 2
    • Kevin Koe (Calgary)

      Brier champ and runaway Gold Trail winner; see our May/June issue for the stunning dollar total

    • 3
    • Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton)

      We always said “we like this team”… what a finish to the season

    • 4
    • Bruce Mouat (Scotland)

      European champions finished the Gold Trail with six-figure income

    • 5
    • Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie)

      Fry is out and Kennedy in; a fine season regardless

    • 6
    • Brad Gushue (St. John’s)

      The Brier streak is over

    • 7
    • Matt Dunstone (Regina)

      Dunny IS money – over 100K

    • 8
    • John Shuster (USA)

      Just missed the 100K plateau with CDN $92,000 banked

    • 9
    • Ross Paterson (Scotland)

      ’At’s a fine young rink, innit?

    • 10
    • John Epping (Toronto)

      Kind of all over the place; Fry now playing third

    • 11
    • Carruthers/McEwen (Winnipeg)

      Tough season but they’re sticking it out – as they should

    • 12
    • Glenn Howard (Toronto)

      The Iron Man of curling won $77,000 this season

    • 13
    • Peter de Cruz (Switzerland)

      Bronze is the colour

    • 14
    • Glenn Muirhead (Scotland)

      More Scots stealing the cash

    • 15
    • Thomas Ulsrud (Norway)

      Pants retirement makes us sad; Thomas will now skip Walstad

    • TCN Top 15 Women’s
    • Updated June 1, 2019
    • 1
    • Rachel Homan (Ottawa)

      The Queens of Gold Trail cash

    • 2
    • Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland)

      Gritty run to world gold and lots of bank too

    • 3
    • Anna Hasselborg (Sweden)

      Fabulous season but they’re expecting more

    • 4
    • Kerri Einarson (Winnipeg)

      They got that Slam bounce-back

    • 5
    • Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg)

      You have no idea how much cash they won, do you?

    • 6
    • Minji Kim (Korea)

      Incredible season for these youngsters

    • 7
    • Alina Kovaleva (Russia)

      Great year from start to Dudinka finish

    • 8
    • Chelsea Carey (Calgary)

      The last of SEVEN women’s teams with six-figure Gold Trail winnings

    • 9
    • Satsuki Fujisawa (Japan)

      Smile Girls scored some gold and silver

    • 10
    • Seina Nakajima (Japan)

      Surprise fourth at women’s worlds

    • 11
    • Robyn Silvernagle (N. Battleford)

      Third at the STOH, 73K winnings

    • 12
    • Tracy Fleury (Winnipeg)

      Wild Card Fleury Hard

    • 13
    • Casey Scheidegger (Lethbridge)

      Solid season for WOC Calendar’s Ms. March

    • 14
    • Sayaka Yoshimura (Japan)

      Heck of a season

    • 15
    • Eve Muirhead (Scotland)

      Great finish in Siberia in late May

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