Shorty Jenkins begins
The action starts Thursday at noon, at the Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall. Day 1 at the Cornwall Curling Centre has some big names in the sport battling head-to-head, with a noon match between two-time world champion and five-time European champ Niklas Edin, from Sweden, taking on former world champ and two-time European winner Thomas Ulsrud, of Norway. The 3 p.m. afternoon matches are power-packed too, with competitors including Brad Gushue (current Brier and world champion and former Olympic gold-medalist), Glenn Howard (four-time world and four-time Brier champ), and John Epping’s team with local curling star Matt Camm. Brad Jacobs, the current Olympic champ and a former Brier winner, starts his campaign at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Play continues through to Sunday, with the championship match at 3 p.m. Team schedules and scores from the event are available at shortyjenkinsclassic.com.