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The National, currently referred to as the Boost National for sponsorship reasons, is a Canadian
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tournament. It is one of the six events that are part of the
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tour, and one of its four "majors". The event features 15 men's and 15 women's teams. The top 14 teams on the
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'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.http://www.thegrandslamofcurling.com/curling/national/eight-ends-ultimate-guide-to-the-boost-national/ This format has been in place since 2015. From 2007 to 2014, the event had three pools of six teams each.


Past champions


Men

* Maxime Elmaleh curled for the team in the final.


Women


References

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 {{curling-stub