It was a tough way to finish off what started out well for Brad Jacobs on Saturday.
The Jacobs rink, which includes third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden, and lead Ryan Harnden, dropped a quarterfinal decision to Ross Paterson of Scotland on Saturday at the Players’ Championship, the second last event of the Grand Slam of Curling schedule.
After Jacobs opened up a 3-1 lead through four ends, Paterson scored a pair in the fifth to tie the game and proceeded to take the league with steals in the sixth and seventh ends to lead 5-3 going into the eighth end.
Jacobs would score two in the eight to tie it but couldn’t steal his way to the win as Paterson made a draw to the button for a 6-5 extra end win and a semifinal berth.
For the Jacobs rink, it ends a week that saw the team go 4-1 in round robin action.
The team will now prepare for the final Grand Slam of Curling event of the season, the Champions Cup, which opens on April 23 in Saskatoon.
The event features 15 men’s and 15 women’s teams that are split into three pools of five and all teams in the field won tournaments throughout the course of the 2018-19 season to earn spots in the event.