Humpty's Champions Cup Rescheduled to 2021

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Humpty's Championship Cup due to the COVID-19 health crisis, world-class curling is still coming to Olds. It has been confirmed the 2021 Humpty’s Champions Cup of Curling will be held at the Olds Sportsplex April 28 - May 3, 2021.

Details to be confirmed. Watch this page for updates expected in late summer/early fall 2020.

All teams that qualified for this year’s event have been invited to participate in next year's Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling event.

Ticket holders have been sent email notifications regarding ticket refund options. Tickets will be honoured for next year’s event or refunds can be requested through Igniter, the event's ticketing agent, Igniter. Please check your email for those details.

The organizing committee will reach out to volunteers later in the year to follow up on availability and interest in participating in next year’s event.

Sponsorship contact from the committee will be reaching out to this year's event sponsors to discuss options for next year's event. 

The Humpty’s Champions Cup Organizing Committee thanks ticket holders, volunteers, sponsors and community members for their patience and understanding at this time. More information on the 2021 event will be release later this year.

For more information:
2021 Humpty’s Champions Cup Organizing Committee
humptyschampionscup2020@gmail.com
Committee Sponsorship Contacts
jakcc007@gmail.com
ocean.alive@hotmail.com

Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling Website

Refunds

Ticket holders have been sent email notification on refund options. Tickets will be honoured for next year’s event or refunds can be requested through Igniter, the event ticketing agent. Please check your email for those details. All the teams that qualified for this year’s event have been invited to participate in the 2021 event. Email humptyschampionscup2020@gmail.com if you need support.

Sponsorship Opportunities

An event like this only comes together thanks to the support of great volunteers and sponsors in the community.
Sponsorship opportunities are available with flexible packages and price points. Contact Jeff Miller at jakcc007@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will you announce the teams attending?

Because the competition field is comprised of the biggest winner of the season, we have to wait to find out the full field in March 2020. As of now, some of the teams who have alread won qualifying events include the following:

Men’s teams that have qualified (as of Jan 31, 2020):

1. Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton, AB) - 2019 Players' Championship
2. Matt Dunstone (Regina, SK) - 2019 Masters
3. Niklas Edin (Karlstad, Sweden) - 2019 European Championship
4. Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie, ON)  - 2019 KIOTI Tractor Tour Challenge Tier 1
5. Kevin Koe (Calgary, AB) - 2019-19 Pinty's Cup*
6. Kim Chang-min (Uoseong County, South Korea) - 2019 Pacific -Asia Championship
7. John Epping (Toronto,ON) - 2019 Canada Cup**
8. Bruce Mouat (Edinburgh, Scotland) - 2020 Mercure Perth Masters**
9. John Shuster (Duluth, MN) - 2020 USA Curling National Championships 
10. Jacques Gauthier (Winnipeg, MB) - 2020 World Junior Championships 
11. Brad Gushue (St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador ) 2020 Tim Hortons Brier

12. World Champions – TBD

Women’s teams women’s teams that have qualified (as of Jan 31, 2020):

1. Kerri Einarson (Gimli, MB) - 2019 Players' Championship
2. Silvana Tirinzoni (Aarau, Switzerland) - 2019 Humpty's Champions Cup
3. Yu Han (Beijing, China) - 2019 Pacific-Asia Championship
4. Tracy Fleury (East St. Paul, MB) - 2019 Masters Championship
5. Anna Hasselborg (Sundbyberg, Sweden)  - 2019 KIOTI Tour Challenge Tier 1 (& 2019 European Championships)
6. Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg, MB) - 2019 Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic**
7. Elena Stern (Oberwallis, Switzerland) - 2019 Canada Inns Women's Classic**
8. Rachel Homan (Ottawa,ON) - 2019 Canada Cup**
9. Tabitha Peterson (Eagan, MN) - 2020 USA Curling National Championships 
10. Mackenzie Zacharias (Altona, MB) - 2020 World Junior Championships
11. Eve Muirhead (Scotland) - 2019 CAMERON’S Brewing Oakville Fall Classic**
12. World Champions – TBD

* Due to a repeat winner of the 2019 Players’ Championship and 2019 Humpty’s Champions Cup, the Pinty’s Cup champion received an invitation.
** Due to repeat winners of eligible events, winners of top tour events (based on strength of field) received invitations.

 

When do tickets go on sale?

Ticket packages went on sale September 5, 2019 and as of February 1, are 75% sold out.  Full-event passes are still available. Pending availability, weekend and weekday passes will go on sale March 13, and single draw tickets will go on sale April 13. 
Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter page as well as local radio stations and newspapers for updates on special sales.

Tickets available here!

When will we know the broadcast schedule?

The Humpty's Champions Cup will be broadcast nationally on Sportsnet. The specific broadcast details will be announced closer to the event.

What is the economic impact of an event like this?

This event is really a showcase for the Olds Community. In addtion to the more than 120 athletes that will be staying in the area, there will be coaches, families as well as production and event teams from Sportsnet. This is close to 250 visitors that will be eating, drinking and staying in the region for nearly a week.... not to mention the fans!

Olds will be on display across the country on Sportsnet, as well as internationally with streaming broadcasts.

This is an international field comprised of the best curling teams of the year - it is what sets this event apart and attracts fans from all over the world!

When will volunteers be notified?
This will be a first-class event that is made possible with the help of volunteers. We have 220 registered volunteers. The host committee is now in the process of selecting position leaders and will be contacting those individuals to confirm that they will be able to fulfill the position duties. 

By February 25 the remainder of the volunteers will be contacted to confirm that they are still available for the days/times that they originally indicated on the application form. Once that task is complete, volunteer schedules will be created for each of the areas. 

Any training that is required will be done beginning April 25th. If you have any questions please contact humptyschampionscup2020@gmail.com.  
What are opportunities for junior curlers and young fans?
There will be opportunities for junior curlers to join the events and we anticipate seats being available for school kids to watch the weekday draws. There will be more information closer to the event. 

 

Accommodations in Olds

Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College

4601 46th Avenue, Olds, Alberta

Located on the grounds of the beautiful Olds College campus, the Full Service Pomeroy Inn & Suites in Olds, features deluxe complimentary hot breakfast, state-of-the-art fitness facility, pool, hot tub, waterslide, and fully equipped business centre, as well as a 5,600 sq. ft. conference centre, Thomson Tap House and Pub featuring our own microbrewery. 

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Campus Housing Olds College (CHOC)

4501 53rd Street, Olds, Alberta

Upscale accommodations without the upscale price tag? CHOC Campus Housing is not your traditional college residence. CHOC boasts well-priced, family-friendly facilities that include complimentary Wi-Fi and plenty of free parking.

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Best Western of Olds

4520 46th Street, Olds, Alberta

Welcome to Best Western Of Olds, your Olds “home away from home.” Best Western Of Olds aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Olds Best Western offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning. During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. Guests of Best Western Of Olds are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site.

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Ramada by Wyndham Olds

500 6700 46th Street, Olds, Alberta

See why so many travellers make Ramada by Wyndham Olds their hotel of choice when visiting Olds. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you. While staying at Ramada by Wyndham Olds, visitors can check out Pandora's Boox & Tea (2.1 km), which is a popular Olds attraction. Rooms at Ramada by Wyndham Olds offer a flat screen TV providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. A pool and breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special.

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Circle 5 Motel Olds

17-4513 52nd Ave, Olds, Alberta

Newly renovated rooms feature flat screen TVs with plenty of channels, including three movie channels and HBO. In addition, we offer complimentary wireless internet, and have a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker in each room.

You will be impressed by the cleanliness of our rooms and our friendly customer service. The motel is located in the centre of Olds, with several stores nearby to purchase any item that you may need.

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Siesta Motel

5218 46th St, Olds, Alberta

At the Siesta Motel in Olds, Alberta our goal is to provide guests with a comfortable stay for a reasonable price.All rooms have air conditioning, fridge, microwave oven, coffee maker, big screen TV with cable and free wireless internet service. Kitchenettes are also available.Siesta Motel is centrally located, within a few minutes walk of the town's many facilities, restaurants, hotels, clubs, and shops. Olds College, Olds Sportsplex (Arena), Olds Aquatic Centre, and Olds Agricultural Society are only blocks away.

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Motel 8 Olds

5610 46th St, Olds, Alberta

Motel 8 in Olds is fully renovated and offers the most value for your money when staying for business, pleasure, or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. All guest rooms include microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, hairdryer, 50 inch flat panel LED cable TV, desk with lamp, table with chairs, and wake-up service. All calls are free, including local, long distance, and international. Take advantage of our extremely comfortable beds and relax while saving money year-round with our Kids Stay Free Policy (11 and under in parent's room).

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O.R. Hedges Lions Campground

The O.R.Hedges (Lions) Campground is owned by the Town of Olds and leased to the Olds Lions Club who maintain and run the campground. The campground has 45 sites and will be opening on April 26 this year to accommodate curlers and curling fans.  Weather permitting, campground management is hoping to have all services turned on prior to this date.

Ralph and Kathy, Campground attendants, are inviting interested persons to contact them directly at their e-mail address - ralphpedersen46@gmail.com - to inquire about bookings.

Visit the O.R Hedges Lions Campground website for rates & amenities