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.