Brad Jacobs' team from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., moved one victory away from the Page playoffs at the Road to the Roar pre-trials Friday in Kitchener, Ont., be defeating Newfoundland’s Brad Gushue.
Jacobs earned a spot in the B-Event final by coming out with a 9-3 decision.
Jacobs and Gushue were close for eight ends until Jacobs broke it open with a score of four in the ninth end.
Gushue and his Bally Haly Countnry Club rink of Brett Gallant, Adam Casey and Geoff Walker are competing in the trials which include 12 men's and women's teams apiece.
The top two male and female berths are for up grabs in the Tim Hortons Roar of the Rings with the Olympic Trials slated for Dec. 1-8 in Winnipeg.