Team Brad Jacobs is going to need a victory on Friday to stay alive at the Champions Cup, a six-day, Grand Slam of Curling event in Calgary.
With a record of 1-2, the Jacobs rink, which also includes third Ryan Fry, second E.J. Harnden and lead Ryan Harnden, is slated to complete round-robin action with a contest against Tyler Tardi of Langley, B.C., at 10 p.m. Sault time.
A 2-2 record may be enough for the Sault team to gain one of eight men’s quarter-finals spots in the 15-team field.
Jacobs might also have to win a tie-breaker in order to qualify for the playoff round.
On Thursday, the Jacobs rink dropped a 5-4 decision to Brad Gushue of St. John’s, Nfld.
Gushue used the hammer to score three in the second end for a 3-1 lead. Jacobs stole one in the seventh to tie things 4-4, but Gushue scored once in the eighth for the victory.
Fifteen women’s teams are also entered in what is the final event of the 2017-2018 season.
Tiebreakers are set for 10:30 a.m. Sault time on Saturday. Men’s quarters are at 6 p.m., preceded by the women’s quarter-finals at 2 p.m.
Semifinals in both divisions are set for Saturday at 10 p.m.
The men’s final goes Sunday at 4 p.m., with the women battling for their championship at 12 noon.