After 5 draws Team Jacobs is on the outside looking in. With 3 draws played their record stands at 1 win and 2 losses, with the team’s first win coming in Draw 1.
There were two hard fought losses came on Thursday with losses against Team Casey in Draw 3 and Team Howard in Draw 5. In the game against Team Casey Jacobs scored one to tie the game in the 8th end but would lose the last rock advantage in the extra end and With the hammer Team Casey scored the single point to take the win.
Draw 5 would see Glenn Howard battle with Jacobs. Howard stole 2 in the 5th end which left Jacobs down by 2 with the score set at 4-2. Jacobs would come back in the 7th end stealing 1 to tie the game at 4. With the hammer, Howard didn’t make any mistakes in the 8th and final end by scoring 1 giving Team Howard the win.
With most teams having played 3 draws so far, there is a three way tie for first place. Team Botcher from Edmonton, Team Carruthers from Winnipeg and Team Howard from Penetanguishene.
Brendan Botcher has won all three draws that the team has played. In Draw 2 Botcher handed Brad Gushue their first loss, Draw 3 Kevin Koe’s also suffered their first loss and Peter De Cruz from Geneva, Switzerland was given their third straight loss.
Reid Carruthers has also won all three draws so far. Team Carruthers handily took down Rob Rumfeldt and Peter De Cruz in draws 2 and 3. Kevin Koe was given their second straight loss of the Grand Slam by a score of 5 to 4.
Glen Howard continued his winning ways by doubling up on Adam Casey 8 to 4 in draw 1. The next two wins were both hard fought battles squeezing by Mark Kean 6 – 5 in Draw 3 and Brad Jacobs in Draw 5 by a score of 5 to 4.
The National Grand Slam of Curling continues today with four draws with Team Jacobs playing in Draw 8 at 4:00 PM and Draw 9 at 7:30 PM.