Thursday, March 15, 2007
TYLENOL* joins curling sponsor ranks
TYLENOL* Announced as Title Sponsor For Grand Slam of Curling Players’ Championship
CALGARY – Insight Sports Ltd. of Toronto has introduced TYLENOL* as the title sponsor of the Grand Slam of Curling Players’ Championship. The season-ending event will be known as the TYLENOL* Players’ Championship.
The TYLENOL* Players’ Championship, for both men and women, closes out the 2006-2007 season at the Calgary Corral, April 10-15 with a total prize purse of $200,000.
The championship is part of the Asham World Curling Tour’s Grand Slam of Curling series.
The women’s final will air on CBC Sports on Saturday, April 14 at 3:00pm ET, with the men’s final airing Sunday April 15 at 2:00pm ET.
“TYLENOL* is proud to support the Players’ Championship,” said Jennifer Williams, Product Director of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the manufacturer of TYLENOL*.
“This event brings together Canada’s best curlers – they’re committed to their dreams, and engaged in a sport they love. We support that and wish them all the best in the competition.”
The TYLENOL* Players’ Championship for both women and men will include the top 16 CTRS (Canadian Team Ranking System) teams as of March 26, 2007. This is one of the premier events in curling, featuring the top squads in high-performance competition, and marks an important step within Canada’s Olympic qualification process for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Draw times at the Corral are:
April 10 – 5:30pm and 8:30pm
April 11 – 8:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm and 8:30pm
April 12 – 8:30am, 11:00am, 2:15pm and 5:15pm
April 13 – 11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm and 8:30pm
April 14 – 1:00pm women’s final, 4:30pm men’s QF, 7:30pm men’s SF
April 15 – 12 noon men’s final.
“Calgary will be witness again to the greatest combined fields ever assembled under one roof,” said Paul Boutilier, Executive Director of the Grand Slam of Curling and the World Curling Players’ Association.
“Winning the TYLENOL* Players’ Championship means so much to the teams.”
“I have been fortunate enough to win the Players’ Championship four times, and yet I still remember that first victory in 1994,” said Alberta skip Kevin Martin.
“It is truly a player’s favourite when you bring the very best teams in our sport together for head-to-head competition.”
Tickets for the TYLENOL* Players’ Championship are on sale now in the Calgary area, and are available by calling TicketMaster at 403-777-0000 (or 1-888-833-4447 outside Calgary) or by purchasing online.
For more information and updates, visit the AWCT or CurlTV websites.
Insight Sports Ltd. owns and operates the Grand Slam of Curling, the most prestigious event series on the Asham World Curling Tour. The series is highlighted by the TYLENOL* Players’ Championship, one of the most important curling events on the AWCT schedule.
The world’s best curling teams, including those skipped by Glenn Howard, Randy Ferbey, Brad Gushue, Kevin Martin, Jeff Stoughton, Wayne Middaugh, Jean-Michel Menard, Kerry Burtnyk and many more, compete in the world’s only true “best-on-best” curling events.
The Grand Slam of Curling series also sees the competitors battle for valuable points on the Order of Merit List which not only determines the world’s best curling teams, but also contributes to the race to represent Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Events include the Home Hardware Masters of Curling (Kitchener-Waterloo ON), the BDO Classic Canadian Open of Curling (Winnipeg MB), The National (Port Hawkesbury NS), and the TYLENOL* Players’ Championship (Calgary AB).
Insight Sports Ltd. is a leading sports media and entertainment company operating three specialty television networks: CGTV, Casino and Gaming Television; GOLTV Canada, a 24-hour soccer network; and WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only network devoted entirely to fishing. The company also holds a significant interest in the NHL Network, a 24-hour hockey channel. Insight Sports creates and distributes sports and entertainment content across multiple platforms, including broadcast television, DVD, on-line, mobile, in-arena and video on-demand. Aquila Productions Inc., a leader in sports television production, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Insight Sports.
Insight Sports also owns and operates the Grand Slam of Curling, the most prestigious event series on the Asham World Curling Tour.
Based in Toronto, the principal shareholders of Insight Sports include Larry Tanenbaum (Kilmer Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary of Kilmer Van Nostrand) and MWI & Partners.