As the pressure ratchets up and the collars get ever so much tighter, perfect records will be on the line at the Canadian Olympic Curling Trials (Roar Of The Rings), Thursday night, in Winnipeg.
Kevin Martin, back in what used to be a very familiar position at the top of the table, meets reigning Canadian champion Brad Jacobs. Both of them perfect, so far, at 5 and oh. Both of them with teams that are sizzling hot right now.
It's a big game. A very big game. Winner gets first place and a bye into Sunday night's final. Loser gets to duke it in the semi-final.
Both these teams are rolling right now. Take their overall percentages from their Wednesday wins as evidence of that. Team Martin fired a collective 94% in their 9-5 victory over John Epping. Martin, himself, was an astronomical 97%.
Jacobs, who was alternately brilliant and - on one shot - a touch sloppy in his 8-6 victory over Team John Morris, shot 95%, while collectively his rink posted a 90% game.
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