As Team Jacobs prepares for the upcoming Grand Slam of Curling event in North Battleford, Sask., it will do so with Ryan Fry back in the lineup.
The team made the announcement earlier this week that Fry will rejoin the team after some time away for personal reasons.
We are back in action next week at the @grandslamcurl #CanadianOpen & we are excited that Ryan will be back on the ice with us - here is to a successful second half of the season #HappyNewYear https://t.co/xLYMxlqeGE— Team Jacobs (@TeamBradJacobs) January 2, 2019
The team opens the Canadian Open on Jan. 9 against Peter De Cruz of Switzerland.
The tournament, a triple knockout format, has 16 men’s and 16 women’s teams.
Once a team loses three games, it is eliminated from the tournament. All teams begin the six-day event in an A Bracket. Teams that lose are moved to the B Bracket and then to the C Bracket if they lose again. Teams that lose in the C Bracket are eliminated from the tournament.
On both the men’s and women’s side, two teams from the A Bracket, three teams from the B Bracket and two teams from the C Bracket qualify for the playoff round.