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Kioti Boost National Curling TV Schedule and Teams 2023-24

By Dipak BK / 10 November 2023 02:43 AM

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Boost national curling TV schedule features games Duynstone Vs Edin, Einarson Vs Homan, and Bottcher Vs Gushue on November 9 slated to air on Sportsnet. 

The Boost National also known as the Kioti National is halfway done with 8 draws completed and still remaining are 8 more draws. Defending champions Team Gushue(Men's) and Team Trinzoni(Women's) both lost their last draw.

Team Gushue Skipped Brad Gushue is comprised of Third Mark Nichols, Second E.J. Harnden, and Lead Geoff Walker. They lost 3-6 to Team Edin at the 8th Draw on November 9. 

On the Women's side, Team Tirinzoni skipped by Silvana Tirinzoni lost 5-6 to Team Gim at Draw 7 on November 9. The team consists of Fourth Alina Patz, Second Selina Witschonke, and Lead Carole Howald. 

The tournament being held at the Pictou County Wellness Center in Westville Road, has a purse of $400,000 split evenly between men's and women's groupings. This is the first the tournament is being held at Westville Road. 

Kioti Curling Grand Slam National TV Schedule

Kioti Curling Grand Slam National TV Schedule includes six round-robin games to air nationally on November 9 and 10 on Sportsnet.

The Men's Quarterfinals is scheduled for 11:00 AM ET on Saturday, November 11 and the Women's Quarterfinals will be telecast at 3:00 PM ET. Both of the games will be available on Sportsnet. 

Also scheduled on November 11 are the Men's and Women's Semi-Finals which will take place at 7:00 PM ET or 4:00 PM PT. They will be available on Sportsnet 360.

On November 12 the Men's and Finals to determine the 2023/24 KIOTI National champion will take place. The Men's final is scheduled for 10:00 AM ET and the Women's finals for 2:30 PM ET. 

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All of the games mentioned below can be found online on Sportsnet+ in Canada. International viewers who want to catch the curling action can go to

Below is a look at the full national TV schedule of the Boost National, all of the games will be available on Sportsnet unless mentioned otherwise. One thing to note is that the game times mentioned here are subject to change so the latest info on coverage can be found here.

  • Thursday, Nov. 9: 
    • Dunstone vs. Edin : 11:00 AM ET | 8:00 AM PT
    • Einarson vs. Homan: 3:00 PM ET | 12:00 M PT
    • Bottcher  vs. Gushue: 7:00 PM ET | 4:00 PM PT | Sportsnet 360
  • Friday, Nov. 10:
    • Tirinzoni vs. Jones: 11:00 AM ET | 8:00 AM PT
    • Round Robin(Teams TBD) : 3:00 PM ET | 12:00 M PT
    • Round Robin(Teams TBD): 7:00 PM ET | 4:00 PM PT | Sportsnet  East, Ontario and Pacific
  • Saturday, Nov. 11: 
    • Men’s Quarterfinals(Around the Rings): 11:00 AM ET | 8:00 AM PT
    • Women’s Quarterfinals(Around the Rings): 3:00 PM ET | 12:00 M PT
    • Men’s and Women’s Semifinals(Around the Rings): 7:00 PM ET | 4:00 PM PT | Sportsnet 360
  • Sunday, Nov. 12:
    • Men's Final (TBD): 10:00 AM ET |  7:00 AM PT
    • Women's Final (TBD): 2:30 PM ET |  11:30 AM PT

Kioti Grand Slam 2023

Kioti Grand Slam 2023 is being held from November 7 to 12 with 16 Men's and Women's teams competing for the grand prize. It is one of the four "majors" of GSOC.

The National also known as the Boost National or the KIOTI National is one of the 5 events of the Grand Slam of Curling tour. The other four are the Masters, the Canadian Open, the Players' Championship and the Tour Challenge.

The events' origins date back to 2002 when it was first established, Team Howard won the championship. Team Howard won the national an additional three times(2004, 2012 &2014) and has a total of 16 Grand Slam Victories in their name.

The team Skipped by Rachel Homan was the first women's KIOTI champions. They won the title in 2015/16 and the team comprised Skip Rachel Homan, Third Emma Miskew, Second Joanne Courtney, and Lead Lisa Weagle. 

The 2023 Nationals feature 16 men's and women's teams participating in the trophy. The tournament is conducted in two stages round-robin and the playoffs. 

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!6 teams are divided into four groups with four teams per pool and they will compete in a round-robin style play. The top eight teams in the standings after the round-robin stage is done qualify for the playoffs. 

There are no tie-breakers in any GSOC events except for the Player's Championship. This rule is a recent addition to the events. The round-robin of the 2023 nationals will conclude on November 10, the finals will take place on the 12th. 

The teams to qualify for the event are based on the top 16 men's and women's ranking on the World Curling Federation's World Ranking System. In the event a team declines the invitation another team from the WCF rankings is invited. 

The Nationals will be covered by Sportsnet with Rob Faulds returning to call the play-by-play action with analysts Kevin Martin, Mike Harris, and Joan McCusker. The games can be live-streamed on Sportsnet+

Kioti Grand Slams Team

Kioti Grand Slam teams taking part in the tournament are Bottcher, EDin, Purcell, Sluchinski, Dropkin, Mouat, Constantini, Black, Ha, Gim, Homan and more.

Defending Champions Team Gushue has won the Kioti Nationals a total of 4 times, they won it back to back in 2021 and 2022. The teams taking part in the KIOTI National Men's Division are

  • Bottcher
  • Dropkin
  • Carruthers
  • Dunstone
  • Edin
  • Mouat
  • Craik
  • Gushue
  • Purcell
  • Schwaller
  • Koe
  • Shuster
  • Sluchinski
  • Yanagisawa
  • Retornaz
  • Whyte

Team Homan the first Women's division National Winner won the trophy two times in 2015 and 2018. Team Hasselborg won it back-to-back in 2019 and 2021.

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The 2022 National was the first time Team Tirinzoni has won the title, they have won the Tour Challenge in 29015 and the Champions Cup in 2019. The teams taking part in the KIOTI National Women's Division are:

  • Constantini
  • Black
  • Ha
  • Gim
  • Fujisawa
  • Cameron
  • Homan
  • Grandy
  • Strouse
  • Einarson
  • Lawes
  • Jones
  • Tirinzoni
  • Hasselborg
  • Wranå
  • Peterson

Team Standings

The Current standings of both the men's and women's teams in the tournament as of 9 November 2023 are given below.

Men's Round Robin

  1. Team Edin | 2-2-0
  2. Team Retornaz | 2-2-0
  3. Team Schwaller | 2-2-0
  4. Team Mouat | 2-2-0
  5. Team Bottcher | 2-2-0
  6. Team Sluchinski | 2-2-0
  7. Team Dropkin | 2-1-1
  8. Team Whyte | 2-1-1
  9. Team Gushue | 2-1-1
  10. Team Koe | 2-1-1
  11. Team Carruthers | 2-0-2
  12. Team Yanagisawa | 2-0-2
  13. Team Craik | 2-0-2
  14. Team Dunstone | 2-0-2
  15. Team Purcell | 2-0-2
  16. Team Shuster | 2-0-2

Women's Round Robin

  1. Team Hasselborg | 2-2-0
  2. Team Homan| 2-2-0
  3. Team Einarson | 2-2-0
  4. Team Wrana | 2-2-0
  5. Team Gim | 2-2-0
  6. Team Jones | 2-2-0
  7. Team Tirinzoni | 2-1-1
  8. Team Fujisama | 2-1-1
  9. Team Constantin | 2-1-1
  10. Team Grandy | 2-1-1
  11. Team Ha | 2-0-2
  12. Team Cameron | 2-0-2
  13. Team Black | 2-0-2
  14. Team Lawes | 2-0-2
  15. Team Peterson | 2-0-2
  16. Team SStrouse | 2-0-2

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