OTTAWA (ON) – Team Ontario found redemption from last year’s event and came out on top at the 2013 Canadian Master’s Team Championships this past weekend. The event was held at the Vancouver Racquets Club in Vancouver, BC and featured eight teams from across the country. The host province of British Columbia was able to enter two teams, which fared well as they captured 2nd and 4th place. This annual Master’s event features teams of seven athletes, four men and three women over the age of 35.
Team Ontario defeated British Columbia 1 in the final encounter, which again came down to the swing match between #1 players, Ontario’s David Sly versus BC’s Trevor Latimer. Sly took the match, giving Ontario an overall 4-3 win and the gold medal. Other Ontario team members included Scott Kemp-Gee, Chris Sadler, Michael Bertin, and ladies Lisa Coates, Elka Markus and Connie Sacchetto.
In the 3rd place match, Alberta claimed their second straight bronze, sweeping British Columbia 2 by a score of 7 matches to none. Alberta was close to a gold medal match berth, having narrowly lost to Ontario 4-3 in their semi final encounter.
Master’s Team Final Standings:
2. British Columbia 1
4. British Columbia 2
Squash Canada would like to thank the Vancouver Racquets Club for their hospitality, generosity, and an excellent overall event. Special thanks to the Master’s Teams sponsors Squash Republic, Apollo and Emrik as well as Squash BC for their support. Full results will be available on Squash Canada’s website http://squash.ca/en/events/2013-canadian-masters-team-championship.
The previous weekend of January 11th -13th featured the 2nd annual Canadian Junior Doubles Championship, which was played at the Granite Club in Toronto, ON. Over 75 athletes competed for the national titles, hailing primarily from Ontario. This event is still in its infancy, but Squash Canada and current tournament chair Jessica DiMauro are both excited to see the even grow and reach to all corners of the country.
Notable Champions included Madlen O’Connor and Alison Richmond who captured the Girls Under 19 Championship for the second year in a row, again dropping only one game the entire weekend. Canadian Junior Open bronze medalist James Flynn added a gold medal to his season’s tally, winning the Boys Under 13 title with partner Dirk Holtshousen.
Junior Doubles Placing:
Thank you to our hosts, The Granite Club, and all of the tournament supporters. Congratulations to all who competed in the event, as we look forward to seeing the continuous growth of Junior Doubles in the years to come! Full results are available on Squash Canada’s website – http://squash.ca/en/events/2013-canadian-junior-doubles-championship.
For More Information Contact:
Danny Da Costa – Executive Director, Squash Canada
Tel: (613) 731 7385 x 2301