Locals strong in squash classic 

The annual Whistler Squash Classic attracted 70 athletes this year, including players from Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria. Still, the local swatters held their own throughout the tournament.

In the Men’s C and D division, local Tom Demarco lost 3-2 in a close, intense match to Dan Sloan. Russell Clark came close in the consolation finals, eventually losing another close game to Owen Belton.

The Men’s B division was tough, with Sandy Treagus losing after making it to the sem-finals, and Tim Ng losing in the finals to Aaron Hook.

The women’s division was also tough. Polly French was a finalist in the women’s C Division, while Annick Harris and Cheryl Morningstar battled it out for the consolation final.

In the combined women’s A/B event, Carol Eberhard lost in the consolation final 3-2 to Tracita Dingwall.

"The competition was extremely tough this year, but the locals were able to step up to the challenge and played fantastic," said Ben Thomas, one of the organizers of the tournament, and the national amateur champion.

Men’s Open Final – Jason Guiffry over Barry Gifford

Men’s Open Consolation – Steve Harkies ties Ben Uliana

Men’s B Final – Aaron Hook over Tim Ng, 3-2

Men’s B Consolation – Shawn Patton over Chris Sheriff

Men’s C Final – Matt McClaskey over Brian MacLean

Men’s C Consolation – Owen Belton over Russell Clark

Men’s D Final – Dan Sloan over Tom Demarco

Women’s Open – Nicola Martin over Jo Thomas

Women’s A – Joanne Schroeder over Lisa Gifford

Women’s A/B Consolation – Tracita Dingwall over Carol Eberhard

Women’s C Final – Sue Griffin over Polly French

Women’s C Consolation – Annick Harris over Cheryl Morningstar

Women’s D – Jemima Yeoman over Sylvia Males

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