Local players squash competition at tournament

By Bob Tkachuk
Special to the Times

After a two year Covid hiatus, four Sunset Country Squash Club members travelled to the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club to compete in the 2022 Qualico Manitoba Open Squash Tournament, along with Fort alumni Anika Alexander. The tournament took place from April 28-24.

Josh Councillor in Men’s B division ended with a 2-2 record to capture ‘B’ plate with a 3-0 win over Bryan Hack of Vancouver.

In ‘C’ division local rivals Mike Canfield and Jeff Wright were entered. Both lost their first matches with Canfield losing to eventual ‘C’ champion Alex Holmes of Red Lake 3 games to 1.

Wright and Canfield were victorious in their next matches setting up a consolation final between them on Sunday. Canfield worked hard for a 3-0 closely contested match over his Fort club buddy.

In ‘D’ division Fort club player Andrew Hanson rattled off three convincing wins to set up a Sunday final with Jean-Eric Plamondon of Winnipeg. A let filled match eventually went to Jean-Eric 3 games to 1 in a see saw battle.

Fort alumni Anika Alexander lost in the top ‘A’ division consolation final 3 games to 1 to
Winnipeg upstart Bryce Kristjansson.

Next up for the Sunset Country Squash Club is in Thunder Bay Open next weekend with adults and juniors participating.