Team Epping Now the #1 Ranked Men’s Curling Team in the World
[TORONTO]— John Epping has collected his fair share of accolades and victories in the world of curling but one thing he hasn’t done is skip a team to the #1 ranking spot on the world curling rankings. Until this week.
A combination of two wins to start the season at the Stu Sells Oakville Tankard and the Shorty Jenkins Classic plus their semi-final berth last weekend at the Grand Slam of Curling Masters has given Team Epping more order of merit points than any other team on the planet for the 2019-2020 season. The World Curling Rankings are based on a 2-year cycle.
“So many players and teams I’ve looked up to over the years have held that #1 spot and it’s totally a reflection of the great teammates I’ve played with the last couple of years,” said John Epping, a three-time Grand Slam of Curling Champion and 20-time winner on the World Curling Tour. “As a sport we are lucky to have so many great events to play in with ranking points up for grabs all winter. The rankings can change very quickly if you go on a winning or losing streak that all the top teams know you need to have your best stuff to have any hope of staying near the top.”
Current World Rankings – Top 5:
Team Epping – 530.32 points
Team Koe – 496.62 points
Team Jacobs – 451.42 points
Team Bottcher – 444.57 points
Team Mouat- 432.36 points
The next event on the Team Epping schedule is the Grand Slam of Curling – Tour Challenge in Nova Scotia from November 5th to 10th:
Wednesday, November 6th– 12PM ET – Team Epping VS Team McDonald
Thursday, November 7th – 4PM ET – Team Epping VS Team Edin
Friday, November 8th – 12PM ET – Team Epping vs Team Howard
Friday, November 8th– 8PM ET – Team Epping vs Team Gushue
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About Team Epping:
John Epping, a three-time Grand Slam of Curling Champion and 20-time winner on the World Curling Tour, leads one of the top-ranked curling teams in the world.
With a new elite lineup for the 2019/2020 season, the team is set to become one of the top contenders to represent Canada at the 2022 Winter Olympics:
- John Epping (Skip) – Four-time Grand Slam of Curling Champion
- Ryan Fry (Third) – Olympic gold medalist, Brier Champion
- Matt Camm (Second) – 2018 Masters Champion
- Brent Laing (Lead) – Three-time Brier and World Champion
Team Epping Partners – LivRelief, VR Mechanical, Bin There Dump That, OS&B, bronte collection, Shipton’s, Cutter & Buck, Stu Sells Realty Team, Balance Plus and Radical Road Brewing.