Revelstoke makes strong showing at Bear’s Den Classic squash tournament

Revelstoke Racquet Den Squash Club president Kevin Dorrius calls last weekend's Bear's Den Classic Squash Tournament a smashing success.

Participants in the Bear’s Den Classic

Revelstoke Racquet Den Squash Club president Kevin Dorrius is calling last weekend’s Bear’s Den Classic Squash Tournament a smashing success.

Dorrius said the squash scene has “exploded” this year in Revelstoke, ballooning to about 75 members.

“We’ve got some really experienced players,” he said.

44 players participated in the tournament; 24 for were locals, showing the Revelstoke club’s tournament is attracting players from out of town.

Those interested in trying out squash can attend Tuesday night player development clinics where experienced players help beginners out with the game.

The Junior program will take some pioneering steps again this season. There are 24 Juniors this season with eight of them participating in the competitive program.

They are off to compete at the Vancouver Lawn, Tennis and Badminton Club soon. The event will be the Junior program’s first trip out of town.

Some Junior players are setting their sites on qualifying for the BC Junior Open in January.

Tournament results are as follows:

Mens A

1st: Stuart Smith, Revelstoke

2nd: Bryan Woodward, Revelstoke

Cons: Jeremy Tymkiw, Salmon Arm

Mens B:

1st: Steve Bradwell, Salmon Arm

2nd: Jordan Iannone, Penticton

Cons: Tim Schumacher, Revelstoke

Mens C / Ladies B

1st: Leon Mulenga, Cranbrook

2nd: Mike Piva, Trail

Cons: Ben Harper-Heir, Revelstoke

Mens D / Ladies C

1st: Gavin Mason, Revelstoke (Junior Player)

2nd: Al Laidlaw, Revelstoke

3rd: Nadine Ducharme

Novice

1st: Nikki Ball

2nd: Tettey Tetteh (Junior Player)

3rd: Stephanie Noel

 

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