With the quarterfinals set, lets take a look at the contenders for the Rogers Masters Grand Slam of Curling in Brantford, Ont., starting with Kevin Martin, who has skipped his team to 17 Grand Slam titles.
Brad Jacobs’ team was a perfect 5-0 in the round-robin and look to cruise to the final.
Steve Laycock beat Joe Frans’ rink and Chris Gardner’s crew to reach the quarters but will be in tough against Brad Jacobs.
Kevin Koe led Pool A with a 4-1 record.
Jeff Stoughton is a three-time Brier champion and two-time World champion and has three Grand Slam titles on his resume but he’s set to face Kevin Martin and will need a strong effort in order to win.
Jim Cotter’s rink went 4-2 in the round-robin, finishing second in Pool B and now faces Mike McEwen’s team, who also went 4-2.
Sherry Middaugh’s team went 4-2 in the round-robin to finish second in Pool B, setting up a match with Silvana Tirinzoni.
Switzerland’s Silvana Tirinzoni took the top spot in Pool A with a 4-1 record and was the only team in their pool who were over .500.
Heather Strong beat out Suzanne Birt and then Allison Nimik to claim a quarterfinal berth.
Scotland’s Eve Muirhead took third in Pool B with a 4-2 record and now faces Shannon Kleibrink.
Tracy Horgan beat Marie-France Larouche’s rink and then Krista McCarville’s team for a quarterfinal berth.
Rachel Homan’s team went 5-0 in the round-robin to claim the top spot in Pool B.