Next up is the playoff round for Brad Jacobs at the latest Grand Slam of Curling event.
Competing in the Players’ Championship this week in Toronto, the Jacobs rink, which includes third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden, and lead Ryan Harnden, wrapped up round robin action at the six-day event on Friday.
Jacobs concluded the round robin with a 7-6 loss to Switzerland’s Peter De Cruz and will take a 4-1 record into the playoff round, which opens on Saturday.
Brendan Bottcher of Edmonton, Kevin Koe of Calgary, and Glenn Howard of Penetanguishene, Ont. clinched playoff berths on Friday.
The tournament features 12 men’s and 12 women’s teams that are split into six-team pools with the top eight teams advancing to the playoffs.
The remainder of the playoff field on the men’s side will be determined following the outcome of three games in the evening draw on Friday.
De Cruz remains on the bubble after finishing the round robin with a 2-3 record, as does Toronto’s John Epping, also 2-3.
Friday’s evening draw will see Howard face Scotland’s Ross Paterson (1-3), Koe facing Bruce Mouat (1-3), also of Scotland, and Niklas Edin (2-2) of Sweden facing Winnipeg’s Reid Carruthers (2-2).
Pending the evening results, a tiebreaker on Saturday morning could come into play to help determine the final playoff participants.
Quarterfinal action on the men’s side is set for 4 p.m. Saturday with the semifinals at 8 p.m.
The men’s final is set for 12 p.m. on Sunday.