Brad Jacobs will take a 1-1 record into action on Thursday at the Canadian Open, the latest Grand Slam of Curling event, being held in North Battleford, Sask. this week.
Team Jacobs opened the six-day event with a 6-5 loss to Peter de Cruz of Switzerland on Wednesday afternoon before beating Rylan Kleiter of Saskatoon on Wednesday evening.
A triple knockout tournament, teams began the event as part of an A Bracket.
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.
The Jacobs rink, which includes third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden, and lead Ryan Harnden, is set to return to action on Thursday night in the evening draw.
Jacobs will face the winner of Thursday’s earlier matchup between Reid Carruthers of Winnipeg and Braden Calvert, also of Winnipeg.
Fry is making his return with the Jacobs rink after missing the last two tournaments due to personal reasons.