The National, currently referred to as the Boost National for sponsorship reasons, is a Canadian
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice toward a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding hea ...
tournament. It is one of the six events that are part of the
Grand Slam of Curling
The Grand Slam of Curling (branded as the Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling for sponsorship reasons) is a series of curling bonspiels that are a part of the annual World Curling Tour. Grand Slam events offer a purse of at least CAD$100,000, and feat ...
tour, and one of its four "majors".
The event features 15 men's and 15 women's teams. The top 14 teams on the
World Curling TourThe World Curling Tour (WCT) is a group of curling bonspiels featuring the best male, female, and mixed doubles curlers in the world.
The World Curling Tour was founded by former World Champion Ed Lukowich, with later assistance from John Ka ...
's Order of Merit qualify, plus a "sponsors exemption". The 15 teams are divided into three groups of five teams, and each team plays the other four teams in their group in a round robin. The top eight teams overall advance to a single elimination playoff.
This format has been in place since 2015. From 2007 to 2014, the event had three pools of six teams each.
* Maxime Elmaleh
curled for the team in the final.
Men's Grand Slam (curling) events
Women's Grand Slam (curling) events
Annual sporting events in Canada
Recurring sporting events established in 2002
2002 establishments in Canada