With twenty highly rated Curling teams taking part, the format was determined by four round robin pool matches with a finals series to follow for the best placed pairs.
Gill and Hewitt finished with a record of two wins and two losses in the group stage, drawn in Pool D.
Round Robin Matches
Vs Powers/Saunders - Loss 4 to 6
Vs Spruit/Spruit - Win 9 to 1
Vs Sandham/Tuck - Loss 3 to 5
Vs Martin/Laycock - Win 9 to 4
The competition in Brantford also took place near the Toronto headquarters of long-term OWIA and Australian Olympic Team Uniform official uniform and apparel partner Schure Sports, the company behind Karbon, Gill and Hewitt had the opportunity to meet a senior member of the Karbon family in person.
After the event Hewitt commented.
"We had a great week training in Toronto last week. It was fantastic being able to meet and get to know Peter Schure from Karbon and Schure Sports. It’s so great having Karbon supporting us with uniforms to train and compete in, especially to keep us warm when it drops to -40 like it did a few weeks ago.
"We finished the Players Championship at 2:2 which was just short of qualifying for playoffs."
"We let two games slip in the final end that we usually wouldn’t so we’re learning from those and will come back stronger."
"We’ve now got a week off before we get back into our last training block before we head to World Championships."
IMAGE - Tahli Gill and Dean Hewitt with Peter Schure from Schure Sports and Karbon
PHOTO BY - Chris Hocking/OWIA