2022 Tim Hortons Brier: Canadian Men’s Curling Championship Results, Standings, Schedule and TV Channel

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After curling was highlighted on the international stage at the 2022 Winter Olympics, the focus remains on the sport as the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier is set to kick off this weekend.

Canada’s national men’s curling championship begins Friday, with 18 teams set to compete in Lethbridge, Alta. With the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting Provincial/Territorial Championships, Curling Canada has elected to continue with expanded competition.

Each province and territory will be represented with three Wild Card teams instead of one typical team.

Brendan Bottcher and Team Alberta made some noise at the 2021 Brier, becoming the first team to win the bonspiel in six years that wasn’t skipped by Kevin Koe or Brad Gushue. Bottcher and Co. defeated Koe and Team Wild Card 2 in a 2019 Brier rematch. Bottcher is the captain of Team Canada in 2022.

Koe, who won in 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2019, is aiming for a record fifth victory, as captain of the Alberta team. Gushue is looking for his fourth Brier title, which if successful would put him in a league with Koe, Ernie Richardson, Randy Ferbey and Kevin Martin. He will be captain of the Wild Card 1 team and is coming off a bronze medal at the Winter Olympics.

Here’s everything you need to know for the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier:

When is the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier?

This year’s tournament begins on Friday, March 4, with the finals to conclude the competition on Sunday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET.

2022 Tim Hortons Brier Broadcast Schedule
Dated Time (ET) Match Network
Friday March 4 8:30 p.m. Play billiards TSN 1 (JIP TSN5)
Saturday March 5 3:30 p.m. Play billiards NST 1
Saturday March 5 8:30 p.m. Play billiards TSN1/3
Sunday March 6 10:30 a.m. Play billiards NST 1/3
Sunday March 6 3:30 p.m. Play billiards TSN 1 (JIP TSN 4)
Sunday March 6 8:30 p.m. Play billiards TSN 1/4 (JIP TSN 3)
Monday March 7 10:30 a.m. Play billiards NST 1/3
Monday March 7 3:30 p.m. Play billiards NST 1/3
Monday March 7 8:30 p.m. Play billiards TSN 1/3/4
tuesday march 8 10:30 a.m. Play billiards NST 1/3
tuesday march 8 3:30 p.m. Play billiards NST 1/3
tuesday march 8 8:30 p.m. Play billiards TSN 1 (JIP TSN 3/4/5)
Wednesday March 9 10:30 a.m. Play billiards NST 1/3
Wednesday March 9 3:30 p.m. Play billiards NST 1
Wednesday March 9 8:30 p.m. Play billiards NST 1
Thursday March 10 10:30 a.m. Play billiards NST 1/3
Thursday March 10 3:30 p.m. Play billiards NST 1
Thursday March 10 8:30 p.m. Play billiards TSN 1 (JIP TSN 3/5)
Friday March 11 10:30 a.m. Tiebreaker NST 1
Friday March 11 2:30 p.m. Playoff 1 NST 1
Friday March 11 8:30 p.m. Playoff 2 TSN 1/4
Saturday March 12 3:30 p.m. Elimination Pages NST 1
Saturday March 12 8:30 p.m. Elimination Pages NST 1/5
Sunday March 13 1 p.m. Semi final NST 1
Sunday March 13 8 p.m. Final TSN 1/4

What channel is the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier airing on in Canada?

The Brier will air on TSN and RDS in French with live streaming available on TSN Direct, TSN.ca and the TSN app. Fans in the United States can watch the tournament on ESPN3.

The voice of Canadian curling, Vic Rauter, and Bryan Mudryk will have the call on hand in Lethbridge, Alta. They will be joined by three-time Scotties champion Cathy Gauthier and 2006 Olympic gold medalist, multiple Brier winner and world men’s curling champion Russ Howard.

Where is the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier taking place?

The tournament will take place at the ENMAX Center in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Can fans attend the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier?

Fans are allowed to return to the Brier after last year’s tournament didn’t have them due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Province of Alberta lifted all capacity limits for large facilities and entertainment venues on March 1, meaning 100% capacity will be allowed at the ENMAX Center.

What is Tim Hortons Brier Bursary 2022?

With 18 teams competing in 2022, the amounts awarded have decreased slightly (down $5,000 each for first, second and third) to accommodate the additional teams.

Here is the breakdown for 2022:

Total scholarship: $300,000

1st: $100,000
2nd: $60,000
3rd: $40,000
Championship pool (4th-8th): $15,000
Non-championship group (9th-18th): $2,500

The winner of the 2022 Brier will represent Canada at the 2022 LGT World Men’s Curling Championship in Las Vegas which runs from April 2-10.

Who has won the last 10 Tim Hortons Briers?

2012: Ontario (Glenn Howard, Wayne Middaugh, Brent Laing, Craig Savill)
2013: Northern Ontario (Brad Jacobs, Ryan Fry, EJ Harnden, Ryan Harnden)
2014 : Alberta (Kevin Koe, Pat Simmons, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen)
2015 : Canada (Pat Simmons, John Morris, Carter Rycroft, Nolan Thiessen)
2016: Alberta (Kevin Koe, Marc Kennedy, Brent Laing, Ben Hebert)
2017: Newfoundland and Labrador (Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker)
2018: Canada (Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker)
2019: Alberta (Kevin Koe, BJ Neufeld, Colton Flasch, Ben Hebert)
2020: Newfoundland and Labrador (Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Brett Gallant, Geoff Walker)
2021: Alberta (Brendan Bottcher, Darren Moulding, Brad Thiessen, Karrick Martin)

2022 Tim Hortons Brier Rankings

The 18 teams are split into two pools of nine, with each team playing eight round-robin matches. The top three teams in each group advance to an expanded knockout round.

The No. 2 team in Group A takes on the No. 3 team in Group B and the No. 3 team in Group A takes on the No. 2 team in Group B in Page’s playoff qualifying games. The winners of these two contests advance to face off against the No. 1 teams in Group A and Group B. The winners of these games go to Page 1v2 play, while the losers will face off in Page 3v4 play.

After these first two Page Playoffs, the Standard Page Playoffs begin with the winner of the 1v2 Page match advancing directly to the Finals. The loser plays the winner of the Page 3v4 game in the semi-finals. The winner of the semi-final plays the winner of the Page 1v2 match in the final for the chance to represent Canada at the 2022 LGT World Men’s Curling Championship in Las Vegas.

MORE: Why is Canada’s men’s curling championship called the Brier?

Pool A

Team Games Win Losses
Wild Card 2 (Dunstone) 5 5 0
Canada (Bottcher) 4 4 0
Alberta (Koe) 5 4 1

Saskatchewan (Flash)

4 2 2
Yukon (Scoffin) 4 1 3
Ontario (Howard) 4 1 3
Prince Edward Island (Smith) 4 1 3
New Brunswick (Grattan) 5 1 4
Newfoundland and Labrador (Youth) 5 1 4

Pool B

Team Games Win Losses
Wild Card 1 (Gushue) 4 4 0
Nova Scotia (Flemming) 3 3 0
Northern Ontario (Jacobs) 4 3 1
Manitoba (McEwen) 3 2 1
Wild Card #3 (Gunnlaugson) 4 2 2
British Columbia (Pierce) 3 1 2
Quebec (Fournier) 4 1 3
Nunavut (Mackey) 3 0 3
Northwest Territory (Koe) 4 0 4

2022 Tim Hortons Brier Pool Schedule, Results

Draw 1 (March 4, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
New Brunswick — 6
Wildcard 2 — 7

Sheet B
Ontario—4
Canada—5

Sheet C
Alberta—9
Saskatchewan—8 (11)

Sheet D
Newfoundland and Labrador — 7
Yukon—5

Draw 2 (March 5, 3:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Wildcard 3 — 3
Northern Ontario — 5

Sheet B
British Columbia — 3
Manitoba—10

Sheet C
Northwest Territories — 5
Nova Scotia — 11

Sheet D
Quebec — 3
Wildcard 1 — 9

Draw 3 (March 5, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Yukon—13
Prince Edward Island — 7

Sheet B
Alberta—14
Newfoundland and Labrador — 3

Sheet C
Ontario—6
Wildcard 2 — 7

Sheet D
Canada—6
New Brunswick — 4

Draw 4 (March 6, 10:30 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Gushue (Wild Card 1) — 8
Nunavut—1

Sheet B
Northwest Territories — 4
Quebec — 9

Sheet C
British Columbia — 4
Northern Ontario — 11

Sheet D
Manitoba—6
Gunnlaugson (Joker 3) — 10

Draw 5 (March 6, 3:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Ontario—5
Alberta—7

Sheet B
Dunstone (Wild Card 2) – 9
Yukon—5

Sheet C
Newfoundland and Labrador — 4
New Brunswick — 9

Sheet D
Saskatchewan—9
Prince Edward Island — 3

Draw 6 (March 6, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
British Columbia — 7
Northwest Territories — 3

Sheet B
Northern Ontario — 7
Gushue (Wild Card 1) — 8

Sheet C
Quebec — 7
Gunnlaugson (Joker 3) — 9

Sheet D
Nova Scotia — 8
Nunavut—4

Draw 7 (March 7, 10:30 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Wildcard 2 — 9
Newfoundland and Labrador —3

Sheet B
New Brunswick — 4
Saskatchewan—8

Sheet C
Prince Edward Island — 4
Canada—11

Sheet D
Yukon—3
Alberta—9

Draw 8 (March 7, 3:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Northern Ontario — 6
Quebec — 1

Sheet B
Wildcard 3 — 6
Nova Scotia — 7

Sheet C
Nunavut—1
Manitoba—18

Sheet D
Wildcard 1 — 8
Northwest Territories — 3

Draw 9 (March 7, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Canada—8
Saskatchewan—6

Sheet B
Newfoundland and Labrador — 4
Prince Edward Island — 6

Sheet C
Wildcard 2 — 8
Alberta—6

Sheet D
New Brunswick — 4
Ontario—5

Draw 10 (March 8, 10:30 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Manitoba
New Scotland

Sheet B
Quebec
Nunavut

Sheet C
Northern Ontario
Northwest Territories

Sheet D
WildCard 3
British Columbia

Draw 11 (March 8, 3:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
alberta
New Brunswick

Sheet B
Saskatchewan
Ontario

Sheet C
Canada
yukon

Sheet D
Prince Edward Island
WildCard 2

Draw 12 (March 8, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Northwest Territories
WildCard 3

Sheet B
New Scotland
British Columbia

Sheet C
Manitoba
joker 1

Sheet D
Nunavut
Northern Ontario

Draw 13 (March 9, 10:30 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Saskatchewan
yukon

Sheet B
Canada
WildCard 2

Sheet C
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island

Sheet D
Ontario
Newfoundland and Labrador

Draw 14 (March 9, 3:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
New Scotland
joker 1

Sheet B
Manitoba
Northern Ontario

Sheet C
WildCard 3
Nunavut

Sheet D
British Columbia
Quebec

Draw 15 (March 9, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Prince Edward Island
Ontario

Sheet B
yukon
New Brunswick

Sheet C
Saskatchewan
Newfoundland and Labrador

Sheet D
alberta
Canada

Draw 16 (March 10, 10:30 a.m. ET)

Sheet A
Nunavut
British Columbia

Sheet B
joker 1
WildCard 3

Sheet C
New Scotland
Quebec

Sheet D
Northwest Territories
Manitoba

Draw 17 (March 10, 3:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada

Sheet B
Prince Edward Island
alberta

Sheet C
yukon
Ontario

Sheet D
WildCard 2
Saskatchewan

Draw 18 (March 10, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Sheet A
Quebec
Manitoba

Sheet B
Nunavut
Northwest Territories

Sheet C
joker 1
British Columbia

Sheet D
Northern Ontario
New Scotland

2022 Tim Hortons Brier Playoffs Results Schedule

Tiebreaker (March 11, 10:30 a.m. ET)

If necessary

Playoff 1 (March 11, 2:30 p.m. ET)

To be determined

Playoff 2 (March 11, 8:30 p.m. ET)

To be determined

Playoff Page (March 12, 3:30 p.m. ET)

To be determined

Playoff Page (March 12, 8:30 p.m. ET)

To be determined

Semi-final (March 13, 1 p.m. ET)

To be determined

Final (March 13, 8 p.m. ET)

To be determined

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