It’s time for the biggest competition in Canada Men’s curling, ‘The Tim Hortons Brier’, ready to kick-off tomorrow, March 3, 2023, to Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Budweiser Gardens, London. After hosting brier in 1974 and 2011, London will host the event for the third time in the competition’s history. Eighteen teams will be participating in this year’s Canadian Men’s curling competition, with Brier winner to represent Canada at the 2023 BKT Tire & OK Tire World men’s championship from April 1 to 9 in Ottawa.
Tournament TV Channel
- Start Date: Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 12
- Venue: TD Place Arena in Ottawa
- TV Channel: TSN, RDS (Canada)
- Stream anywhere: Watch Live Here
Gushue’s team Canada won a national title, Olympic bronze, and silver last year. That said, they are entering the Brier event as defending champions. Manitoba is currently ranked No. 1 in the Canadian team ranking system this season, and Dunstone is looking for his Brier breakthrough after finishing third in 2020 and ’21.
Skip of two teams, reigning champion Brad Gushue of Team Canada and Kevin Koe of Team Alberta, will be looking to win the Tim Hortons Brier for the record-breaking fifth Time, after both winning four Tim Hortons Brier titles, joining Ernie Richardson, Randy Ferbey and Kevin Martin.
Meanwhile, Matt Dunstone will appear as skip of Team Manitoba for the first time in his fifth Tim Hortons Brier. Talking about the Manitoba, the side from Winnipeg is entering the event as the leading team at the Canadian Team Ranking System. Meanwhile, Wild Card 2 looks different this time after Jason Gunnlaugson’s departure in December.
Curling Brier 2023 Live Stream From Anywhere
The 2023 Tim Hortons Brier will be broadcast on TSN, one of Canada’s premier sports channels. Fans can also watch the event online through TSN’s website or app. Fans will also be able to watch all of the curling action from the USA, Canada, UK or anywhere via CurlingOolaTV
Tim Hortons Brier 2023 Teams:
Following are the eighteen teams that are going to participate in the 2023 Tim Horton Brier:
- Team Canada:
- Team Alberta:
- Team British Columbia:
- Team Manitoba:
- Team New Brunswick:
- Team Newfoundland & Labrador:
- Team Northern Ontario:
- Team Northwest Territories:
- Team Nova Scotia:
- Team Nunavut:
- Team Ontario:
- Team Price Edward Islands:
- Team Québec:
- Team Saskatchewan:
- Team Yukon:
- Team Wild Card #1:
- Team Wild Card # 2:
- Team Wild Card #3:
Brier 2023 Pools:
Above mentioned eighteen participating teams are classified into two pools (A and B) based on their standings in the Canadian Team Ranking System. The event will be played in a round-robin format, and the top three teams from both pools will qualify for the playoffs. Below are both the pools and teams in it:
Curling Brier 2023 Format:
Another aspect that distinguishes and elevates the Tim Hortons Brier is the wild card selection procedure. The procedure is set up to give the teams (who didn’t qualify for the tournament) a chance to participate. The top two teams on the CTRS standings who did not win their provincial championships formerly competed in a wild card game; the winner was often chosen for the last berth in the tournament.
As opposed to the customary one, Curling Canada has now opted to feature three wild card teams. These groups are intended to advance without taking part in a play-in game. The first two instances of this Wild Card Selection format were in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
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