George James returns the ball during his quarter-final match against Rebecca Vassilakakis at the Revelstoke Bear’s Den Classic squash tournament Saturday morning. James went on to win the tournament’s A-draw on Sunday.

Penticton players take top spots in Bear’s Den Classic

George James defeated Brooke Silver 3-2 to take the A-draw of the Revelstoke Bear's Den Classic squash tournament on Sunday.

George James defeated Brooke Silver 3-2 to take the A-draw of the Revelstoke Bear’s Den Classic squash tournament on Sunday.

James, from Penticton, went into the tournament seeded fourth. He beat Rebecca Vassilakakis 3-0 in his first match before defeating Revelstoke’s Stuart Smith 3-1 to move onto the finals against Silver.

Smith, who was the top seed, won his first game over Ryan Makela 3-0 before falling to James in the semi-final. He settled for third place after defeating second seed Joel Casey in the third place game. Makela wound up winning the consolation draw.

In the B-Draw, Jordan Iannone of Penticton took the victory, sweeping Andrew Cowan of Nelson in the final. Keith Lacey won the consolation final.

The C-Draw was won by Michael Worsley of the UBC squash club, who beat Bill Sones 3-1 in the final.

Amanda Maltais won the men’s D-draw/ladies C-draw, going 4-0 in the round-robin tournament.

There were 49 players registered for the three-day tournament – meaning the tournament was sold out, plus one extra, said organizer Kevin Dorrius.

“It went excellent,” said Dorrius. “I am comfortable saying this our best one yet.

Games went one after another through the weekend, culminating in the A-Draw final. When players weren’t playing, they sat and watched the action on the two courts located in the basement of the Selkirk Medical building.

“It was a really smooth tournament and all the players came with really good attitudes,” said Dorrius.

Next year’s tournament is schedule for the final weekend of October.

 

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