Rachel Homan skipped her team to a dramatic extra-end win in the women's event at the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup Grand Slam of Curling in Regina ©Getty Images

The teams of Rachel Homan and Brendan Bottcher won the KIOTI Tractor Champions Cup Grand Slam of Curling titles at the Co-Operators Centre in Regina, Canada.

In the men’s event Bottcher won a fifth career Grand Slam title as his team beat fellow Canadian outfit Team Gushue, led by Brad Gushue 5-3.

Bottcher and his team-mates Marc Kennedy, Brett Gallant and Ben Hebert took the lead for the decisive time in the sixth end thanks to an open hit, scoring a double to lead 4-3.

After a blank seventh end Gushue, whose team are the defending champions, went for an ambitious shot in the eighth in a bid to keep the defence of their crown alive, but it did not come off and Bottcher finished up with shot stone to seal victory.

Reflecting on the match Bottcher said: "Against the top teams, there’s very little between us, so starting with hammer was big.

"I thought we kind of set the tone for the first half of the game and ultimately we got to a pretty favourable position coming home."

In the women’s competition Team Homan, led by Rachel Homan, overturned a 4-0 deficit to beat Team Einarson, led by Kerri Einarson, 6-5 in another all-Canadian battle.

Homan’s team, featuring Rachelle Brown, Emma Miskew and Tracy Fleury claimed victory in an extra-end in a victory they described as "unreal."

With the score tied at 5-5 after regulation play, it came down to the finest of margins in the additional end, with Homan’s stone closest to the button as she won a record-extending 13th career women’s title.

"Even the way that we won was pretty gritty and never let up,” Homan said.

"Obviously, we struggled with the ice conditions early, but we figured them out and kept making more shots.

"It was just an unreal feeling to win and battle back."

The 2023-2024 Grand Slam of Curling season is set to begin in October, with the HearingLife Tour Challenge set to take place from October 17 to 22 at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls in Ontario.