Team Brad Jacobs split a pair of games on Wednesday as the Sault rink began action at the Champions Cup, the final Grand Slam of Curling event of the season in Calgary.
The Jacobs rink, which also includes third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden, opened with a 5-3 loss to Team Greg Persinger of Seattle.
Tied 3-3 after six ends, Persinger stole one in the seventh and one in the eighth to wrap things up.
The Sault team bounced back in the evening draw, stopping Reid Carruthers of Winnipeg 10-5. Jacobs used the hammer to score five in the third end, opening a 6-2 lead.
Leading 7-5 after six, Jacobs finished things with three in the seventh end.
The Jacobs rink has one game on Thursday, facing Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Nfld., at 6 p.m. Sault time.
Fifteen men’s and 15 women’s rinks are competing in the six-day competition, which concludes on Sunday.
The top eight rinks in each division advance into quarter-final action on Saturday.
The men’s final goes Sunday at 4 p.m. Sault time, with the women’s final set for 12 noon.