BC Athletes Dominate Alberta's Junior Jester Tournament

Alberta's Junior Jester tournament is a National fixture tournament on the junior schedule, a tournament that features the best young players in the nation and an important tournament for the selection for Canada's Team for next summer's World Junior Championships. If this was a test to show supremacy, BC athletes aced it. Fifty-one of the 181 athletes were from BC and our athletes came away with top spot in many categories.

Andrea Toth clearly showed her dominance in the U19 Girls winning the final 3 straight over Albertan Bethany Churchill. In an all-British Columbia ¾ playoff, Victoria's Brooke Herring defeated Lucia Bicknell in 4 games.

On the Boys U19 side, British Columbia's Ryan Picken was seeded #1 and  clearly the favorite to win but was  not able to compete due to an ankle injury.
The U17 Boys was dominated by BC athletes with all 4 seeds from our province. The final featured two athletes from North Vancouver's Evergreen Club, Matt Bicknell seeded 4 defeated Sayeed Mavani in an exciting 4 game match, winning the fourth game 14-12. Two Vancouver Sport Central athletes played in the ¾ playoff with Emilio Carrillo defeating unseeded James Toth in 4 games.

The U15 Girls also featured BC players in the final. Victoria's Alexandra Brown defeated Vancouver's Grace Huang in 4 games. Vancouver's Ava Bicknell won the ¾ playoff.

Our U15 Boys had to settle for the ¾ playoff which featured two athletes from Richmond with Jordan King defeating Gabriel Yun in 4 games.

Athletes from Vanvouver's Jericho Club made it to the final in both the Boys & Girls U13 category. Maria Min won the Girls event in 4 games. Morven Lui, seeded #8 in the Boys event, made it all the way to the final before losing to Maaz Shah from Regina. 
Brooke Herring Wins Gold   

Congratulations to Victoria's Brooke Herring who won the O ntario Gold Junior Championships on October 13-15 in Windsor, Ontario. Brooke is ranked #5 in Canada and is trying to get as many good results as possible to make The Canadian Junior Team for the World Junior
Women's Championships in Chennai, India in July, 2018.

First Junior Pathways Program for 2017/18 Season

Squash BC created the Junior Pathway program a few years ago to provide a more inclusive and enjoyable approach to competition as athletes are first introduced to squash and then eventually provide an opportunity to compete. The first Pathways of the 2017/18 season is now open for sign-up on the Squash BC calendar. Richard Yendall, Head Squash Pro at Vancouver's Jericho Club, is offering a Developing Pathways on December 3, 2017. This is a great opportunity for new young squash players.
Correction to November 2 Newsletter

In the November 2 Newsletter it was mistakenly reported that Madeline Wilson won the U13 Girls at the BC Junior Open. Katie Herring won this event without dropping a game. Congratulations Katie!

Introduction to Competition Coaching Course at Bentall

Andrew Lynn, Head Squash at the Bentall Club, is offering BC coaches the "Introduction to Competition Course" the weekend of December 1-3.  If you are already a coach and interested in upgrading your certification, go to the Squash BC website (squashbc.com), click on calendar and scroll down to enter the course
If you were unable to sign up for this course but would like to begin your coaching career, the next Squash BC Foundations Coaching Course is scheduled for January 12-14 at Cedar Hills in Victoria. 

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