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22.04.2013 by Markus Rindlisbacher (comments: 0)
Eve Muirhead caught the win of the Curling Champions Tour with a glorious final at the Players' Championship in Canada beating Swedens Margaretha Sigfridsson in an all European Final 8:5.
The difference between the prize money for the first (CAD $23'000) and second place (CAD $15'500) was just enough to jump on top of the Curling Champions Tour Money List.
After becoming World Champions this march in Riga (LAT), Eve Muirhead with Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton had a perfect finish of the season.
Margaretha Sigfridsson with Maria Prytz, Christina Bertrup and Maria Wennerstroem became runner-up behind Muirhead for a second time after the World Championships and are finishing the season on the second place of the CCT ranking.
After winning the tour last year, Anna Sidorova (RUS) has to be content with the third place this season.
|1st place||Niklas Edin (SWE)||CAD 57'662||Eve Muirhead (SCO)||CAD 38'578|
|2nd place||Peter DeCruz (SUI)||CAD 34'745||Margarethe Sigfridsson (SWE)||CAD 32'995|
|3rd place||Oskar Eriksson (SWE)||CAD 31'250||Anna Sidorova (RUS)||CAD 31'558|
On the mens side, World Champion Niklas Edin from Sweden played 12 events in Europe and Canada and won the 2012/2013 Curling Champions Tour title for the 3rd consecutive time with a total prize money of CAD $57'662 this year.
Although not qualifying for the playoffs at the Player's Championship in Toronto, the swedish team with Edin, Sebastian Kraupp, Fredrik Lindberg and Viktor Kjäll showed an impressive performance at the end of the season with their win of the World Champions title in Victoria (CAN).
Peter De Cruz from Switzerland became runner-up with a gap of more than CAD $20'000 to the leader.
With the win of the European Masters in St. Gallen, Oskar Erikson (SWE) made it on the podium and finishes the Curling Champions Tour on the third place.
The Curling Champions Tour is having a short break during the summer but is already looking forward to the next season wich will be another Olympic season.