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mmer, 140 World-class professionals descended on ’s picturesque Hollyburn Country Club to compete sic showdown style for a total purse of $175,000 The women’s draw soared to new heights with its deepest talent pool ever. Grand Slam heavy weights from down under, Jelena Dokic and Alicia Molik, who have been ranked as high as #4 and #8 in the world respectively, made their first trip to BC. 2009 finalists Sania Mirza (India’s #1) and Canada’s Stephanie DuBois, made their return with the aim of reclaiming their place on the Championship Sunday. Newcomers included France’s Virginie Razzano who began the year at world #16 and had been a quarter-finalist at most
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Who was your favourite player growing up? Stephanie Dubois – Steffi Graf Gilles Muller – Andre Agassi Dudi Sela – Amos Mansdorf Sharon Fichman – Martina Hingis Ahsha Rolle – Pete Sampras & Arthur Ashe
If we borrowed your iPod, what music would we find? Jelena Dokic – Beyoncé & Lady Gaga Rebecca Marino – Red Hot Chili Peppers Gilles Muller – New album from Slash Sharon Fichman – Taylor Swift & Rihanna Virginie Razzano – Bob Marley
What is your favourite TV show? Rebecca Marino – South Park (Favourite character is Cartman) Dudi Sela – Entourage (Johnny ‘Drama’) Taylor Dent – UFC Ahsha Rolle – So You Think You Can Dance Gilles Muller – Two and a Half Men
What is your favourite sport after tennis? Jelena Dokic – Swimming Gilles Muller – Soccer (England forever) Rebecca Marino – Hockey (Go Canucks!) Dudi Sela – Soccer (Holland’s #1) Taylor Dent – UFC
Who is your favourite player to watch? Jelena Dokic – Rafael Nadal Virginie Razzano – Kim Clijsters & Justine Henin Dudi Sela – Roger Federer Taylor Dent – Tomas Berdych Ahsha Rolle – Roger Federer
If you could have a particular stroke of any player, what would it be? Jelena Dokic – Roger Federer’s forehand Stephanie Dubois – Roger Federer’s serve Rebecca Marino – Justine Henin’s backhand Dudi Sela – Andy Roddick’s serve Taylor Dent – John Isner’s serve
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Jelena Dokic – Serena Williams / Rafeal Nadal Stephanie Dubois –Sam Stosur / Daniel Nestor Gilles Muller – Bryan brother / Sam Stosur Ahsha Rolle – Serena Williams / Roger Federer Sharon Fichman – Kim Clijsters / Daniel Nestor
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Recently, ATP player Vasek Pospisil took time out at The Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club to chat about how he’s arrived on the cusp of Big Time Tennis: Congratulations on your recent doubles win in the Rogers Cup against Nadal and Djokovic. What was that experience like? Well, when we saw the draw and who we were playing, it wasn’t a pleasant surprise. But we quickly realized that it would be a great opportunity and after we won, we couldn’t be happier with the draw that we had!
Yes, you had that 23 game streak – that’s an incredible run. Yeah, that was pretty crazy!
Do you prepare yourself mentally in a diff erent way when you’re playing against a player like that? Our main focus was to try to ignore who we were playing, to pretend we were just playing any other match and believe that we could win. I think that’s the main reason why we ended up winning – having that belief even though we were playing Nadal and Djokovic. As soon as we stepped on the court we were just concentrating on our games and this paid off.
So how did it all begin? When did you first pick up a racket? Basically since I could walk, I was always hitting the ball around the kitchen. Then I watched my two older brothers play with my dad, I was always with them, looking up to them, wanting to see what they were doing. And then I picked up the racket at 5, my dad took me on full-time, and he’s coached me ever since.
What would you say has been the highlight of your tennis career so far? That one would definitely be up there! Even though its doubles, we beat the number one and two players in the world – these are guys we watched on TV and that’s where we’re trying to get to. I guess in Singles, the highlight would have to be winning four titles in a row. 28
So do you prefer Singles or Doubles? Doubles has always been really natural for me, I just step on the doubles court and have had good results ever since I was a little kid, but I’m concentrating on Singles right now.
How old were you when you first beat your big brothers? I don’t remember actually! I don’t even know if we played too many times against each other …I’m sure we have, maybe not too much… Do you remember beating your dad for the first time? No (laughs and looks at dad sitting next to him). I really don’t, he’s just more of a coach.
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Tell me some of your childhood memories about tennis… Just playing on the cracked public courts that we used to play on everyday. Here in Vancouver? In Vernon where I grew up, I moved here when I was 12. I remember those cracked courts with hockey- players playing on the court beside us – we played pretty much wherever we could hit a few balls, wherever there was a net and then of course, driving 45 minutes every day to the indoor facility – so memories of lots of driving, lots of sacrifices (laughs). You talk about self belief, commitment, and some of the values you need to get ahead as a tennis player. Having your dad as coach, what are some of the beliefs that you gleaned from him that has brought you to where you are now? Well, he’s a great coach, he’s taught me everything I know and he’s a very smart guy – he knows his stuff about the game so I definitely get the confidence knowing that I have the best coach that I can have. I’ve also always had my whole family supporting me ever since I picked up the racket – they’ve always told me that I’m going to be great, so they definitely gave me that self-belief ever since I
was 6 years old and played my first tournament. A difficult question to ask: the future of tennis – how would you like to see the sport evolve? I’d definitely like to see it a little bigger in Canada that’s for sure. Although hockey is the main sport in Canada, it would be nice to see more kids playing tennis but I guess that’s something that Tennis Canada is working hard on, trying to get the sport to be more known and getting more people to play, they have good programs for that. It’s interesting how tennis players themselves have evolved with the game; where before there was a lot of base-line rallies,fluidity -the Bjorn Borgs of the world, and now it seems to be a lot more power and physical exertion. Have these changes affected your game? Well, right now they’re slowing down the game a lot, making the ball slower, the court slower – I guess trying to make tennis more interesting for the fans, the viewers. Back in the day, you had a lot of netrushers, fast courts, stuff like that and like you said, now the game has become based on power - big serves and big shots from the back. For me, I like to come to the net, so I have to apply my strengths in
different areas. I’m maybe not the guy that’s going to be running down the base line, chasing the balls down - the Nadals, the Djoko’s and all the guys who are doing that – I have to find my own strengths. How would you define your strengths? My strengths would be transition at the net, my serve and my ability to use the court, to maybe read the game. I like to think that I have good court sense, that I’m an all-court player. Apart from jumping up the rankings, what would you say has been the biggest break-through or change in your game recently? No big big changes, other than getting a base in Europe. I think the main thing is mentally maturing –I think I’ve mentally matured in the past couple of years and that’s allowed me to really break through. Everyone has a bad day at the office – how do you pick yourself up, dust yourself off after a defeat? Like you say, everybody has their bad days. I have to kind of brush it off and remember the wins that I’ve had. I know I can play really good tennis so even when I’m off, even for a few weeks, I know that I have the strengths and the ability to win again.
Do you have any pre-match rituals or superstitions? Oh yeah, I have lots of superstitions but I don’t tell anyone about them! I try to eat the same stuff the day before, wear the same clothes, warm up at the same time with the same person, lots of little things like that. What is the toughest part of your job? The toughest one for me right now is the travelling and being away from my family for so long. I’m always with my dad and next to my mum a lot, but I’m very close with my brothers and I don’t get to see them much at all. And then of course from a professional standpoint, you always play every day, the season never ends. When the tournaments finish you think there’s a holiday, but you just have to work even harder, November December, 5 or 6 hours a day – so it’s definitely a draining sport. But the toughest for me like I said is to be away from family. You talk lot to your brothers while you’re on the road - do they give you advice as well? Not too much, they may try to keep my mind off the game more than anything else because that’s all I think about, all I do is tennis, and they’re
kind of like my escape to a normal life. So I try not to talk about tennis so much. Who are your best friends on the court – is it a friendly environment? It’s a very friendly environment. All the players get along – you get off the court and play cards or go on the computer, stuff like that. I don’t really have any best friends because every tournament I go to there’s a different group of guys, I’m never really traveling with the same person. In the end we’re all kind of competing against each other also. But I have good friends in Europe that I look forward to seeing when I go there and I have good friends here in Canada that I look forward to seeing when I’m here. Do you still get star-struck on tour? Not so much anymore. I definitely did a year or two ago when I first saw everybody for the first time, playing Nadal and Roger in the Australian Open. Once you see them a few times, you kind of feel like you belong there, you get the sense that they respect you. So I don’t really get star-struck anymore, but I definitely used to! Was there a player that you looked up to, idolized, that you didn’t get a chance to meet?
Well my favourite player was Patrick Rafter. Federer has been my idol for last 6/7 years. So meeting him for the first time was another highlight that I forgot to mention – he’s a really nice guy. How many weeks a year are you on the road? Maybe 32 weeks? Juniors wasn’t as tough... How do you fit in school? I home school… At age 20, so if you weren’t playing tennis what would you be doing? Probably studying at UBC! Typical tournament day: what would that involve? Wake up early, have breakfast, warm up an hour before the match most of the time with another player on court, then go to the locker room, get changed, start concentrating and talk about the upcoming match with my dad. Do you even have time to enjoy the win? Yeah I definitely enjoy the win, well, until about dinner time! (laughs) When it’s dinner time, that’s when I start thinking and preparing for the next day, so that’s when I kind of completely forget about the win a few hours before. But for a couple of hours I enjoy it!
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What ambitions do you have moving forward? Right now, to make top 50. My goals keep changing. My short-term goal is to get to a grand slam, and as soon as I’m there, goal to get top 300, then top 200. I try to set performance goals as well, like when I go to the next tournament, to try to be playing the way I want to be playing, the best that I can play. I think if I concentrate on that, the results will come. What do you enjoy doing in your down time? Watching movies. I’m a big movie guy, probably seen every movie ever made! If you had to get up on stage and sing a song what would you sing? Probably In My Life by the Beatles just because it’s my favourite song and the Beatles are my favourite band of all time! Thank you’s and shoutouts? I would like to give a big thank you to Sam Boguslavsky of Sable Developments for his continued support. Also to Tennis Canada who have been supporting me these last years and to the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club, and Jericho Tennis Club for letting me use their facilities. I would also like to give one more thank you to Michael Cassidy.
Thanks Vasek! Let’s hear from you dad – when did you first see Vasek’s potential? When he first picked up a raquetball racket and hit a spongy ball around the living room! He was just so natural, even the way he was running at 2 years old.
used to be maybe 50% talent, 50% work, but now I would say his talent counts for 30% or less – hard work gets you to the highest level.
What age did you start to groom him as a player? Age 5 we started to train him. He spent a lot of time by himself hitting the wall, and his first tournament was under 12 - they didn’t have any younger category. [Vasek interjects] – It was really funny when I won my first tournament– I wanted a trophy really badly and when I won I was expecting to get a trophy, but instead they gave me a really nice brand new tennis racket. I was just devastated, I don’t remember, but apparently I was crying! (laughs) What advice would you give to someone who sees potential in their son or daughter at a young age? I would say if you have a dream, go for it. Obviously it’s very tough, it needs dedication from the player and dedication from the family. There’s got to be teamwork, there’s no way it can be from just one side. But it really can be done. For Vasek I would say it
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Matchpoint: When did you first start playing tennis? Garry Valk: “At seven or eight years of age…What I used to do is just hit a ball against the wall for hours. Just something to do.”
Hosts: MP: How did you get introduced to the sport? GV: “I found a racket in the back alley, found • Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club some old balls and just figured it out. It was good for hockey, good for hand eye co‐ordination.” • Arbutus Club MP: How often do you play? • Jericho Tennis Club GV: “I play once a week against my wife ... it’s competitive!”
No. of Players • 409 players
MP: Are there any similarities between hockey and tennis skills? GV: “Eye, hand, footwork, balance … you have to always be ready to jump and explode to‐ wards the ball, and attack the puck or the ball.” MP: You were know as a very fast skater in the NHL; do you have that kind of speed on the courts? GV: “Yes, I can chase most balls down. I’m lucky. I stayed pretty much injury free as far as major injuries to my legs, my knees, and my back.”
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• 9 of 19 National Singles Titles • 8 of 19 National Singles ﬁnalists MP: Did you choose the sport of tennis for Alli (daughter) and if so, why? • 8 of 19 National 3rd Place ﬁnishes GV: “My wife was pushing for it. I was hesitant. I didn’t realize how fun it could be.” Garry’s • 25 of 57 podium placements • 7 BC players took double crowns of singles and doubles
wife, Tanya Valk, added, “For girls it’s a sport where there’s a future that doesn’t stop after high school. It’s a lifetime sport. She can play it as an adult. She can play it as a senior. It’s a family sport and I enjoy it.”
few tournaments, to understand it.” MP: Being a former NHL player, do you ever give Alli advice on how to compete and handle the tough situations during a match? If so, what advice do you give her? GV: “You have to be able to mentally see your‐ self in that position to be able to succeed…I cannot teach my daughter to swing a racket. I can’t teach her to serve. I can teach her to train because we can do it together, and I can teach her to be strong mentally.”
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MP: Does she play tournaments? GV: “Yes, she is a ranked player for the under 12’s in BC.”
Superb corporate box seats, tennis program with ATP tour player and coach, fantastic MP: If you could spend an hour on the courts cultural and culinary experiences. with any professional player, who would it be? Trip extensions to New GV: Zealand & beyond. “Roger Federer because he makes it look so
MP: What is more stressful, playing an overtime game in the Stanley Cup playoffs, being on Rogers Sportsnet with local legend Don Taylor, or being your daughter’s mixed doubles partner? GV: “ [I am] my daughter’s mixed doubles partner [but] she did a good job calming me down. In overtime you’re trying to end it quickly but in tennis you have to be patient.”
easy [with a wry smile he adds “Sharapova”].”
MP: You’re a stylish guy; whose clothing style MP: For years your family members were the do you prefer – Roger’s classic elegance or ones watching you compete; is is harder being Rafa’s colourful trendy outfits? GV:“I like Rafael’s … I’m not saying the player. on the other side? Travels withsport Soha GV: “Tennis is the toughest to parent for I like Roger as a player.” m – and I coach level of hockey as well – Tel: a high415.933.6612 because [in tennis] they are out there by them‐ Garry Valk was a former pro hockey player with Email: firstname.lastname@example.org selves. They have to fend for themselves … in a the Vancouver Canucks, Anaheim Mighty Web:are pretty www.travelswithsoha.com match parents hard on their tennis Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Pittsburgh kids so I think every tennis parent out there Penguins. After his decade‐long career ended in 10 years of planning trips! should not be allowed to say one word to their the mid 90’s Valk pursued broadcasting and is kid unless they are playing in tournaments currently providing colour commentary for themselves. That is why I decided to play in a Rogers Sportsnet.
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1. SHOULDER There are many injuries that can occur to the shoulder but the most frequent ones are rotator cuff and biceps tendon injuries. Constant overhead swinging motions and forceful ground strokes can damage these structures if there is lack of strength or improper alignment in specific parts of the shoulder.
Injuries to the elbow include the classic Tennis Elbow, clinically known as Lateral. The primary causes for Tennis Elbow are forehand strokes and serves. These elbow injuries have tell-tale symptoms of deep, aching pain to the outside or inside region of the elbow that spreads down to the forearm, sometimes making it difficult and uncomfortable to grip or hold onto objects.
LIKE ANY SPORT, FUN ON THE COURT CAN OFTEN LEAD TO INJURIES WHETHER PLAYING AT A RECREATIONAL OR COMPETITIVE LEVEL. BUT UNLIKE MANY SPORTS WHERE INJURIES RESULT FROM EVENTS OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, TENNIS INJURIES ARE OFTEN CAUSED BY THINGS YOU ARE NOT DOING. LEVEL 10 FITNESS SPECIALISTS TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE COMMON INJURIES IN TENNIS AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT THEM.
INJURIES When a player gets injured, they often first treat the area that is hurting the most. However, it is actually more important to look at the body as a whole when conducting an injury assessment and focus on finding the root cause of the problem. This could mean assessing the hips of someone who comes in complaining of pain in their right shoulder or looking at the feet of a patient with pain in their neck. The body acts as a unit whether you are at work or on the tennis court. Athletic Therapists take a global look at the body and how it moves to see what is not working, and then rehabilitate the body as a whole to get patients back on court in the shortest time possible. Injuries can occur to any part of the body while playing tennis but the areas most frequently injured are the shoulders, elbows and knees. Most of these injuries are overused in nature as they develop from repetitive micro-trauma or low level strain.
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Similar to the shoulder, knee injuries in tennis often consist of tendon injuries, such as patellar tendonitis but can also include injuries to the cartilage and ligaments. The constant stop-go and change of directions needed in tennis can take its toll on the body, and playing on different surfaces can further increase the problem. With a wide variety of court surfaces like grass, clay and rebound ace, tennis regulars can start to feel the effect of hard surfaces over time.
CAUSES Lack of Flexibility Whether you suffer from elbow, shoulder, or knee injuries, poor range of motion can often be the cause of the problem. What we can often see in tennis shoulder injuries are patients who have poor flexibility and mobility in the pecs, lats, and rotator cuff muscles. Muscle tightness causes a lack of range of motion in a player’s swing, causing the body to overcompensate in other areas. This can pull the shoulder joint out of optimal alignment and place excessive loads on structures not meant to take it. This can also cause impingement of soft tissue against bones that can lead to fraying and tearing of tendons and cartilage. Without flexibility, tight muscles reach their end range sooner in the swinging motion, which causes micro-tearing and muscle strains.
Improper Footwork Contact with the ball should be made once proper foot placement and court positioning has been achieved. Without proper footwork players start over extending and/or using poor mechanics because they are unable to get the ball; this takes its toll on the body and wears down joints, tendons, and ligaments. Knee pain is frequently the result of improper footwork especially when leg muscles are weak and incapable of adequately decelerating body weight. When muscles are inflexible and do not lengthen to absorb the load, there can be significant damage to the knee and surrounding areas. With proper footwork and court movement, a player can be in better control of their body, change directions easier, and have more time to set up shots all while taking stress off the body.
Clayton Cross is a Certified Canadian Athletic Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Level 10 Fitness located in North Vancouver. He can be reached at email@example.com
Lack of Core Strength The buzz word in the fitness industry for the past 10 years has been “Core Strength” and “Core Conditioning.” What exactly is the core and why is it important? The core, simply put, are the muscles surrounding the trunk of the body. If you imagine your trunk as a barrel, the core muscles would be walls of that barrel. The hip muscles (the glutes, groin, hip flexors and hamstrings) are often not included in the core discussion but are equally as important as they help stabilize the pelvis and spine. These muscles work together to keep us upright, transfer energy between the lower body and upper body and generate force to move around the court. When a player has a weakness in their core system their body relies on other muscles to generate power, which often leads to upper or lower body injuries. The body must have a stable foundation to plant off of (the feet and legs), then generate power (hips and core), and follow through (shoulder and arm) to make accurate and powerful strokes. When this sequence breaks down injuries begin to pile up.
PREVENTION The good news is that these problems can be avoided or reduced, allowing you to continue playing with reduced symptoms or even injury free. First and foremost: STRETCH! You have heard it one million times but guess what – each time it was true. Flexibility and mobility is the key to all athletic endeavours so stretching will keep you in the game. A longer, total body static stretch session once a week combined with shorter stretching sessions throughout the week
after participation will greatly reduce your chances of injury. A dynamic or ballistic warm up before playing will get your body ready for activity as well. Each static stretch should be held for at least 30 seconds to allow for adequate muscle lengthening. Increase your core endurance, strength and power. Find a qualified strength and conditioning specialist or personal trainer that can assess you and teach you a proper progression of core exercises specific to your tennis needs.
Find a good coach or trainer to work on general agility and tennis specific footwork. This will go a long way in helping you get to balls more easily and will save your body in the long run. Drills can be made fun and will take you out of a mundane habitual fitness routine that you may be stuck in. All these aspects will not only help you reduce your chance for injury, but the pleasant side affect will be an increase in your playing ability.
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1/2 lb. medium-width rice noodles 2 Tbsp. oyster sauce 4 Tbsp. ketchup 2 Tbsp. molasses 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. fish sauce 4 Tbsp. water 1 tsp. dried chili flakes 1/4 cup vegetable oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups cooked shrimp 2 cups bean sprouts 2 cups Chinese chives or green onions cut into 1-inch lengths 2 Tbsp. chopped roasted peanuts cilantro sprigs
Place the rice noodles in a bowl and cover with warm water for 30 minutes. Combine the oyster sauce, ketchup, molasses, sugar, fish sauce, water and chili flakes in a small bowl and set aside. Once the noodles have sat for 30 minutes, drain in a colander.
Heat the vegetable oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Stir-fry the garlic until golden. Add the eggs and scramble until dry. Stir-fry until the noodles soften, become shiny and start sticking together in a mass. This is crucial to the texture of the finished dish.
Add the shrimp, bean sprouts, chives or green onions and the sauce. Cook until the sauce is absorbed. Turn out onto a platter and garnish with the peanuts and cilantro. Makes 2 servings.
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ON THE MOVE REBECCA MARINO doesn’t like watching herself play tennis. Isn’t a fan.
That match she played against Venus Williams. At the U.S. Open. In Arthur Ashe Stadium. Hasn’t seen it. Hasn’t seen that first serve she blasted. The one that kicked up and almost caught the world No. 3 square in the head. The one that caused ESPN’s Cliff Drysdale to blurt: “That one almost singed her hair!” “So many people have told me about that serve,” Marino says from Montreal, where she’s based out of Tennis Canada’s national training centre. “My dad has the tape. Maybe when I go home I’ll watch it.” It’s early October, a month after Marino’s 7-6 (3), 6-3 second-round loss to Williams at Flushing Meadows. A loss that felt so much like a win for Canadian tennis, for B.C. tennis. The 19-year-old from Vancouver was splashed across the front pages of newspapers. Columnists praised her. The highlights led off TSN’s SportsCentre, ahead of the NHL pre-season. Forty people tried to add her on Facebook after the match. She was water-cooler talk amongst tennis fans across the country. More players started to recognize her. Fans said, “Hey, you’re that Canadian girl who played Venus.” “It’s kind of interesting,” Marino says in her usual humble way. “Nobody outside of Vancouver, or B.C., was aware of who I was. It’s kind of cool. “Tennis in B.C. is getting more attention and hopefully I can get more people interested in tennis because I think we need a lot more players generally just to widen the scope.” Marino might only be 19, but she already has a big-picture view, a keen sense of a pulpit moment. The fact is, there haven’t been a lot of Great
Canadian Hopes over the years. Marino, who came through qualifying at the U.S. Open, was the first B.C. player in a Grand Slam main draw since Jana Nejedly in 2001. So of course her performance against Williams created a wave of excitement in the tennis community. And it wasn’t just the score; it was how she played — bombing serves and booming forehands in equal measure with one of the all-time great talents. “Now I know what it’s like playing myself,” Williams praised in
up as quickly as they can go down. “When you win a few matches in a row you gain confidence and I think that showed. The top level of tennis — by playing Bartoli and Williams — I’ve shown it’s really not that far, and if I keep working hard anything is possible.” Working with coach Simon Larose, a former Canadian professional, Marino says she’s improved every part of her game this season, including adding bite to her first and second serves. But the thing she’s noticed most is her fitness. “I’m able to last longer in points and,
WOMEN’S TENNIS IS A POWER GAME NOW, AND MARINO, 6-FOOT-1, HAS THE TOOLS TO TRADE BLOWS WITH THE BEST. an on-court interview. “She has a great future ahead of her.” Yet here’s the thing about that match. The thing Marino is more aware of that anyone. It’s nothing but a great memory unless she can back it up. And away from the cameras and hype, that’s exactly what she’s been doing. Marino went from New York to Quebec City where she crushed world No.14 Marion Bartoli, the 2007 Wimbledon finalist, 6-3, 6-1, to make her first WTA Tour quarterfinals. The following week, at a $50,000 Challenger in Saguenay, Que., Marino won her second career professional title and biggest by far. The previous win was at a $10,000 tournament. As of October 4, Marino had climbed to No. 127 in the WTA rankings — a career high and the second-ranked Canadian behind Aleksandra Wozniak. It’s an impressive stretch run to a season that started with a 12-15 record through June, including a first -round qualifier exit at Wimbledon. “Some people have a sophomore slump [their second year on tour] and that’s what I thought I was going to have,” she says. “But things can go
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if it’s a long three-set match, I’m not as tired. “Going from Montreal [Rogers Cup] to New York to Quebec City and Saguenay, I was never sore after my matches, which shocked me.” Marino was set to play four more events in 2010. If she can squeeze into the top 110 by year’s end, she’ll have a good shot at direct entry into the Australian Open in January, another first. Judging by her Grand Slam debut, firsts don’t seem to faze Marino. “It wasn’t overwhelming,” she says of facing Williams. “It was comfortable.” Except for that one moment. The moment she looked up and saw the Jumbotron. Saw herself giant-size. “That,” she says, “was terrifying. “I was like, ‘Is that what I look like?’ and I looked right back down.” Doesn’t like watching herself. Isn’t a fan. That’s OK. She’s made plenty of new ones who can’t wait to watch her again. Marc Weber is a sports reporter for the Province newspaper in Vancouver. You can follow him on Twitter under the name ProvinceWeber.
“Now I know what it’s like playing myself” Venus Williams (world no.3) after facing Rebecca Marino Round 2, US Open, 2010
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The Lower Mainland League Awards is always a stellar party – and this year was definitely no exception. On October 21, 175 league winners gathered at the Miele Gallery in Yaletown, to mingle in a packed, high-energy room full of fellow players. Miele chefs prepared outstanding cuisine on the spot, and one grand prize winner – a representative from Lloyd’s Tennis Club – won a private dinner for 10 at the Miele showroom. Oh, and the open bar was also a highlight for many. We also took some time out to honour a few of our retiring directors: the thousands of Lower Mainland League members wish to extend a big thanks to Mary Bishop, Connie Sedgewick, and John McMurchy for their many years of dedicated leadership and service.
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438 390 222 216
NTRP NTRP Men’s Open Singles 1 Henry Choi 2 Philip Bester 3 George Jecminek 4 Graeme Kassautzki 5 Daniel Chu 6 Jeremy Salvo 7 Yvon Haessing 8 Nick Coutts 9 Patrick Flint 10 Justin Guay
438 390 222 216 198 192 137 135 135 130
NTRP Men’s 5.0 Singles 1 Steve Iliesu 1 Matthew Herron 3 Nick Coutts 4 Adam Guenter 5 Patrick Walker 6 Mario Hernandez 6 Nadeem Kassam 6 Greg Maarschalk 6 Aaron Wong 6 Todd Fought
300 300 210 205 203 198 198 198 198 198
NTRP Men’s 4.5 Singles 1 Nick Brummelkamp 2 Andrew Slater 3 Ricky Nguyen 4 Steve Bower 5 Art Hobbs 6 Alfonso Napoletano 6 Geoff Bourne 8 Richard Wanbon 9 David Barclay 10 Evan Delancey NTRP Men’s 4.0 Singles 1 William Ng 1 Ashref Elashi 1 Scott Aceman 4 Jonathan Kooy 5 Mike Tamaki 5 Kyle Peters 5 Roger Hou 5 Neil Muzumdar 5 Clark Macdonald 10 Daryl McMillan
576 546 324 296 288 270 270 212 205 198 396 396 396 312 288 288 288 288 288 270
NTRP Men’s 3.5 Singles 1 Hector Ramos 2 Michael Curtis 3 Kyle Jones 4 Andrev Gilvanov 5 Wes Hawrysh 5 Andrey Gilvanov 5 Lee Gulbranson 8 Paul Cowan 9 Don Campbell 10 Pierre Van Eck 10 Michael Olango 10 Tom Budd 10 Suko Tse 10 Kevin Filkow 10 Christopher Westcott 10 Gabriel Canal
720 696 353 345 288 288 288 228 219 198 198 198 198 198 198 198
NTRP Men’s 3.0 Singles 1 Min Soo Kim 2 Chris Wagner 3 Nav Kooner 4 Daniel Marks 5 Andrey Fedyushin 5 Kyle Jones 7 Paul Nestick 8 John Pagan 9 Marko Majkic 10 Kenny Wong 10 Alex Rakic
570 480 444 405 288 288 270 267 198 173 173
NTRP Men’s 2.5 Singles 1 Chung Dinh 2 Alvin Lee 3 Victor Muniak 3 Paul Carro 5 Jason Huang 5 Chain Huang 5 Zev Thompson 5 Tim Huguet
198 135 72 72 36 36 36 36
NTRP Men’s Open Doubles 1 Jerry Turek 2 Nick Coutts 2 Patrick Flint 4 Jeremy Salvo 5 Kris Santoso 6 Henry Choi 7 Greg Maarschalk 7 Nikolai Haessig 7 Joachim Nierfeld 10 Yvon Haessing
330 288 288 252 225 210 165 165 165 156
NTRP Men’s 5.0 Doubles 1 Wesley Bertsch 2 Jesse Evans 2 Daniel Raw 2 Spencer Mackoff 2 Sebastian Ko 2 Sean Hartley 2 Cameron Gunton 2 Stan Puskas 2 Nate Sauder 2 Larry Jurovich
175 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126 126
NTRP Men’s 4.5 Doubles 1 Andrew Slater 2 Mitchell Davidson 3 Raymond Sze 4 Fumi Watanabe 4 Bernie Soong 6 Adriano Badaraco 7 Denny Permana 7 Stephan Chang 9 Daniel Louko 10 Tory Tronrud
330 293 215 198 198 180 166 166 156 150
NTRP Men’s 4.0 Doubles 1 Douglas Tam 2 Steve Baileys 2 Eric Murphy 4 Brendan Manansala 5 Mike Tamaki 5 Kirby Leong 5 Chuck Peries 5 Shane Iadarola 5 Sam Low 5 Grant Clark
207 198 198 180 126 126 126 126 126 126
NTRP Men’s 3.5 Doubles 1 Dale Nguyen 1 Sergio Garces 3 Jody Watt 3 Ron Pascoe 5 Wes Hawrysh 5 Danny Dang 5 Wally Ly 5 Gabriel Canal 5 Juan Damasco 5 John Schmitt
345 345 288 288 198 198 198 198 198 198
NTRP Men’s 3.0 Doubles 1 Marko Majkic 1 Rob Chong 3 Jeff Slater 3 Jamie Zagoudakis 5 Tone Duncan 5 John Pagan 5 Jay Saint 5 Andrev Gilvanov 9 Jared Bellusci 9 Ricardo Amar 9 Julio Gonzalez 9 Shawn Krause 9 Lee Bain 9 Darek Puchalski 9 David Thomas 9 Ian Christie
207 207 135 135 72 72 72 72 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
NTRP Women’s Open Singles 1 Monica Neveklovska 330 2 Vivian Tsui 293 3 Kelly McNabney 180 4 Alejandra Enderica 174 5 Harjit Kaur Gosal 108 6 Alexandra Sigoun 81 7 Saroop Dhatt 72 7 Katerina Boiko 72 9 Maria-Luiza Robu 54 9 Rosie Johanson 54 NTRP Women’s 5.0 Singles 1 Andjela Stojkovic 126 2 Alexis Prokopuik 108 3 Laurence Millet 72 4 Hailey Crampton 63 5 CAMILLE HEMOND 48 6 Katie Ottenbreit 45 7 Lucy Fairbotham 36 7 Lily-Ana Kreutzer 36 7 ANDJELA STOJKOVIC 36 10 Merissa Hucul 27 NTRP Women’s 4.5 Singles 1 Saeko Ihara 198 2 Angela Xu 165 2 Cora Wills 165 4 Florien Millaard 126 5 Caroline Obiero 120 6 Colleen Shaw 113 7 Anthea Poon 90 8 Carol O’Brien 70 9 Carol Lau 68 10 Eileen Clark 54 10 Bianca Knop 54
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NTRP Women’s 4.0 Singles 1 Tatiana Petrova 271 2 Laurenne Emond 244 3 Ayako Yabe 204 4 Ellen Chen 165 5 Monica Morato 135 6 Bianca Knop 126 6 Kim Ott 126 8 Dragana Kosoric 120 9 Suzanne Fong 90 10 Soﬁa Prado 84 NTRP Women’s 3.5 Singles 1 Yoko Ishiguro 480 2 Kyoko Kimura 210 3 Angelika Vassilieva 198 3 Li Ren 198 5 Rosanna Ho 195 6 Cheryl Garrett 176 7 Monica Cooper 165 8 Elena Foxcroft 158 9 Rose Pennington 138 10 Simone Silver 113 NTRP Women’s 3.0 Singles 1 Rose Pennington 216 1 Susan Craven 216 3 Kim Le 198 4 Claire Minns 135 5 Naoko Amo 128 6 Robin Rudgley 126 7 May Leong 78 8 Josee Paris 72 8 Colleen Lawlor 72 10 Sandy Gower 68 NTRP Women’s 2.5 Singles 1 Lianne Miller 126 2 Tracy Lermitte 72 2 Angela Hot 72 4 Sara Yoshida 36 5 Faye Gilraine 9 5 Felicia Liu 9 5 Lindsay Bolkowy 9 5 Sepi Shams 9 5 Brenda Maclean 9 5 Vaughan Williams 9 5 Katherine Louman-Gardiner 9 NTRP Women’s Open Doubles 1 Monica Neveklovska 300 2 Kelly McNabney 264 3 Bethany Yurkiw 132 3 Nicoleta Ratiu 132 5 Sinziana Chis 126 5 Susie Fought 126 5 Michelle Flemons 126 8 Madison Shoemaker 108 9 Saroop Dhatt 75 10 Janice Holloway 66
NTRP Women’s 5.0 Doubles 1 Flora Chin 48 1 Andjela Stojkovic 48 3 Tracy Frank 24 3 Liz Prsala 24 5 Laurence Millet 12 5 Joanne Mui 12 7 Emma Cunnington 6 7 Morgan Klieber 6 NTRP Women’s 4.5 Doubles 1 Nicole McLennan 210 1 Sarah Kadi 210 3 Carol Lau 165 3 Anne Lydon 165 5 Johane Mui 126 5 Valentina Prado 126 5 Camila Prado 126 5 Laurence Millet 126 9 Ou Zhang 96 10 Dorothy Mcdermott 84 10 Valeska Campbell 84 NTRP Women’s 4.0 Doubles 1 Evelyn Gerard 198 1 Betty Chin 198 3 Chelsea Stanimir 135 3 Michele Kosich 135 5 Sylvia Pang 80 5 Carey Barnard 80 7 Frances Murphy 72 7 Nancy Hancock 72 7 Lucie Belec 72 7 Kathleen Felicella 72 NTRP Women’s 3.5 Doubles 1 Sylvie Quenneville 210 2 Kathleen Quo Vadis 198 2 Deborah Law 198 4 Bee Clemente 186 4 Janet Jang 186 6 Kyoko Kimura 126 6 Joani Bye 126 6 Laurenne Emond 126 6 Yoko Ishiguro 126 6 Oana Craciun 126 6 Hilary Tsikayi 126 NTRP Women’s 3.0 Doubles 1 Andrea Bailey 198 1 Rita Ireland 198 3 Flora Wood 126 3 Rianne Bonnet 126 5 Jung Ja Karlshoej 72 5 Catherine Neale 72 5 Sabina Schlee 72 8 Rebecca Kan 36 8 Caroline Findlay 36 8 Deanna Chan 36 8 Mary Beth Rondeau 36
NTRP Mixed Open Doubles 1 Max Brown 1 Nicoleta Ratiu 3 Monica Neveklovska 3 Jeremy Salvo 5 Jerry Turek 5 Khristina Blajkevitch 5 Petra Turek 5 Kris Santoso 9 Shelley Roxburgh 9 Todd Fought 9 Justin Guay 9 Joachim Nierfeld 9 Kelly McNabney 9 Shiera Stuart 9 Yvon Haessing 9 Mckenzie Wolfe
198 198 126 126 72 72 72 72 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
NTRP Mixed 4.5 Doubles 1 Wesley Bertsch 1 Andjela Stojkovic 3 Ryan Koo 3 Madison Shoemaker 5 Carolyn Goff 5 Geoff Bourne 7 Gary Abramszyk 7 Wendy Banham 9 Jack Calder 9 Mariko Takimura
264 264 207 207 192 192 180 180 162 162
NTRP Mixed 4.0 Doubles 1 Janney Jia 2 Max Cu 3 Dave Dundas 3 Kathleen Quo Vadis 3 Mike Kerr 6 Laurenne Emond 7 Stephan Chang 8 Bee Clemente 8 Neil Muzumdar 10 Karen Beacom 10 Scott Beacom
345 288 198 198 198 195 172 165 165 132 132
NTRP Mixed 3.5 Doubles 1 Joani Bye 1 Mike Battie 3 Dragana Kosoric 3 Fabio Prado 3 Marek Dutkiewicz 3 Mel Dutkeiwicz 7 Don Ludwar 8 Megan Stannard 8 Brian Bell 8 Janet Lui-Hansen 8 Marian Shoemaker 8 Trish Mandewo 8 Alexander Mandewo
270 270 198 198 198 198 128 126 126 126 126 126 126
Men’s 35 Singles 1 Jerry Turek 2 Max Brown 3 Tyler Hunsberger 4 Stan Puskas 5 John Miller 6 Geoff Bourne 7 Shawn Wallace 8 Richard Gannon 9 Lyall Zucko 10 Daniel Zychlinski
508 316 192 143 126 126 126 105 104 93
Men’s 40 Singles 1 Joachim Nierfeld 2 Hannes Blum 3 Collin Koo 4 Ahmad Al-Himyary 5 Mark Harrison 6 Greg Johnson 7 Mika Kosonen 8 Terence Little 9 Rory MacKay 10 John Fung
430 305 292 196 111 85 72 58 50 78
Men’s 45 Singles 1 Glenn Richards 2 Murray Bennetto 3 Tim Shoveller 4 Art Hobbs 5 Ranjan McArthur 6 Nick Brummelkamp 7 Ed Bakker 8 Steven Yesowick 9 Yakov Cohen 10 Mike Breukels
692 324 268 252 248 192 175 170 160 152
Men’s 50 Singles 1 Russ Hartley 2 Robert Exell 3 Art Hobbs 4 Paul Shellard 5 Patrick Macken 6 Bob Exell 7 Brian Lam 8 Joe Guiotto 9 Gordon Fitzpatrick 10 Chris Kelly 10 John Picken
556 356 345 208 168 168 144 140 136 108 108
Men’s 55 Singles 1 Steven Yesowick 2 Bill Purcell 3 John Wade 4 John Harvey 5 Warren Lore 6 Doug Holman 7 Tom Gunton 8 Dave Pentland 9 Ken McBean 10 Ian Stewart
585 508 275 252 195 184 180 171 160 150
Men’s 35 Doubles 1 Jerry Turek 2 J.J. Mahoney 3 Max Brown 4 Julien Heine 5 Andy Freeman 6 Paul Devine 6 Joachim Nierfeld 6 Fumi Watanabe 6 Michael Kerr 6 Dave Goldsmith
412 350 208 198 128 126 126 126 126 126
Men’s 60 Singles 1 Bob Bardsley 2 Michael Koren 3 John Wade 4 George Shaw 5 Gary Gilraine 6 Ralph Webster 7 Ivan Bern 8 Manuel Otero 9 Charles Wang 10 Tim Hoare
692 290 268 177 152 117 88 72 70 60
Men’s 40 Doubles 1 Stephen Kimoff 1 Joachim Nierfeld 3 Greg Johnson 3 Keith Leech 5 Collin Koo 5 Fumi Watanabe 7 Michael Hall 7 Curtis Brennan 9 Rory MacKay 9 Hannes Blum
350 350 144 144 100 100 95 95 48 48
Men’s 65 Singles 1 Ken Dahl 2 Eric Bojesen 3 Pat Dowling 4 Don McCormick 5 Ian Merkel 6 John Hylton-Foster 7 Gordon Clements 8 Jim O’Connell 9 John Fraser 10 Dave Evans 11 Ken Hecker
470 280 208 195 160 101 98 84 81 80 76
Men’s 45 Doubles 1 Glenn Richards 2 Murray Bennetto 3 Michael Kerr 4 Paul Devine 5 Patrick Macken 6 Russ Hartley 7 Tim Shoveller 8 Tony Macken 9 Art Hobbs 10 Stephen Kimoff
Men’s 70 Singles 1 Walter Toff oli 2 Horst Dammholz 3 Ray Kimoto 4 Geoff Philpotts 5 Frank Jarman 6 John Grose 7 Bruce Mann 7 Gordon Verge 9 Alex Clark 10 John Miller 10 Les Bourne 10 Peter Marshall 10 Mark Choynowski
280 203 196 112 92 75 72 72 48 36 36 36 36
Men’s 75 Singles 1 Bob Seeley 2 Gordon Verge 3 Les Bourne 4 Brien Roy 5 Jorgen Nielsen 6 George Drew 7 George Smith 7 Rudy Derton 7 Barry Headland 7 David Block
259 227 96 60 48 35 18 18 18 18
Men’s 80 Singles 1 David Block 2 George Smith 3 Zdenek Smejkal
126 72 18
Men’s 65 Doubles 1 Ian Merkel 1 Eric Bojesen 3 Ken Dahl 4 Allan Gale 5 Lance Stiles 5 Dave Rea 7 Peter Wilson 7 Allan Robinson 9 Les Bourne 9 Bill Davis
292 292 252 165 110 110 90 90 84 84
Men’s 70 Doubles 1 Howard Lowe 2 Horst Dammholz 3 Alan Armour 3 Lewis Hayashi 5 Peter Wilson 5 Allan Robinson 7 Ray Kimoto 8 Duncan Campbell 9 Gordon Verge 9 Peter Marshall 9 Ted Trevor-Smith
264 241 144 144 126 126 120 90 72 72 72
412 396 312 293 284 198 196 190 165 144
Men’s 50 Doubles 1 Paul Devine 1 Michael Kerr 3 Bob Exell 4 Russ Hartley 4 Patrick Macken 6 Paul Shellard 7 Greg Harrop 8 Peter Acton 9 Mon Chin 10 Gordie Cheng
Men’s 75 Doubles 1 Gordon Verge 2 Alan Armour 2 Lewis Hayashi 4 Bob Seeley 5 Bunny Kent 6 Les Bourne 7 Neil Desaulniers 8 Jack Dorward 8 Mike Geddes 10 Duncan Campbell
309 260 260 252 185 95 72 64 64 50
550 550 300 290 290 272 155 100 100 96
Men’s 80 Doubles 1 David Block
Men’s 55 Doubles 1 Greg Harrop 2 Ken Dahl 3 Steven Yesowick 4 Bruce Gandossi 5 Alan Osborne 6 John Harvey 7 Bill Purcell 7 Doug Holman 9 Bill Majercsik 10 Bob Wright
345 328 302 200 192 185 176 176 169 152
Men’s 60 Doubles 1 Bob Bardsley 1 Don McCormick 3 Bob Wright 3 Trevor Stubbs 5 Tim Hoare 5 Allan Robinson 7 George Shaw 8 Reg Skinner 9 Peter Wilson 10 Brian Wener
350 350 140 140 126 126 120 115 113 90
Women’s 35 Singles 1 Margit Aardmaa 2 Shiera Stuart 3 Bronwyn Muirhead 4 Kateryna Filyus 5 Sherry Buller 6 Jenni Smith 7 Petra Turek 7 Andrea McDonald 7 Tracy Frank 10 Christine Lindsay
328 290 151 124 92 84 72 72 72 60
Women’s 40 Singles 1 Kateryna Filyus 2 Anne Lydon 3 Andrea McDonald 4 Sharon Sauder 5 Rosie Schaich 6 Heather Macmillan 7 Teresa Dobson-Wahl 8 Carol Lau 9 Heather Tasker-Brown 10 Chikako Crowther
367 333 143 140 126 100 96 66 64 60
Women’s 45 Singles 1 Susie Fought 2 Karen Clarke 3 Debbie Harit 4 Leslie Van Santen 5 Julie Reynolds 6 Tessa Ainge 7 Cora Wills 8 Carol Lau 9 Jacquie Andrews 10 Maureen Sampson
508 252 173 167 163 144 126 119 108 84
Women’s 50 Singles 1 Cora Wills 2 Angela Xu 3 Meryl Ogden 4 Colleen Ostlund 5 Betty Chin 6 Debbie Harit 7 Carol Pedlar 8 Brenda Dean 9 Susan Moxon 10 Eileen Clark
441 292 230 146 126 108 104 101 100 66
Women’s 55 Singles 1 Kinuko Higashio 2 Janice Clark 3 Eileen Clark 4 Blanche Cyr 5 Janet Landucci 5 Glenys Wall 7 Jandi Fraser 8 Junica Lin 9 Suzanne Fong 10 Joan Jones
324 221 220 157 120 120 112 108 91 89
Women’s 60 Singles 1 Eileen Clark 2 Jandi Fraser 3 Jean Martin 4 Paddy Mann 5 Laura Ramsay 6 Marilyn Williams 7 Jennifer Ewing 8 Robin Lee Munroe 9 Lesley Cole 10 Jean Haldane
305 265 188 127 126 90 59 55 53 52
Women’s 65 Singles 1 Patricia McLachlan 2 Joy Conrad-Rice 3 Sue Fryer 5 Gaye Stone 6 Irene Hermann 7 Doreen Wild 8 Dineka Vandeburgt 9 Gillian Akins 9 Ruth Neurotsos
384 98 90 81 72 54 53 48 48
Women’s 70 Singles 1 Ruth Neroutsos 2 Penny Goldrick 3 Heather Kontaxopoulos 4 Jacquie Rudd 5 Daphne Jennings 6 Lauris Talmey
291 153 90 48 40 15
Women’s 75 Singles 1 Lauris Talmey 2 Mary Hutchinson 3 Jacquie Rudd 4 Pauline Blann
54 36 30 23
Women’s 35 Doubles 1 Margit Aardmaa 2 Shiera Stuart 3 Shelley Roxburgh 4 Kateryna Filyus 5 Bronwyn Muirhead 6 Tessa Ainge 7 Teresa Dobson-Wahl 8 Sherry Buller 9 Andrea McDonald 10 Carol Lau 10 Anne Lydon
348 252 245 239 208 198 195 172 104 100 100
Women’s 40 Doubles 1 Shelley Roxburgh 2 Carol Lau 3 Teresa Dobson-Wahl 3 Nina Bland 5 Anne Lydon 6 Mary Manley 7 Andrea McDonald 8 Michelle Sing 9 Christine Lindsay 10 Kerry Harper
396 260 252 252 241 168 160 144 104 96
Women’s 45 Doubles 1 Karen Clarke 2 Janice Holloway 3 Leslie Van Santen 4 Cora Wills 5 Brenda Cameron 6 Tessa Ainge 6 Susie Fought 8 Ou Zhang 9 Carol Pedlar 10 Makiko Taniguchi
396 345 327 304 293 280 280 195 175 172
Women’s 50 Doubles 1 Janice Holloway 2 Brenda Cameron 3 Pamela Rosenbaum 4 Cora Wills 5 Mary Manley 6 Meryl Ogden 7 Susan Stone 7 Kinuko Higashio 9 Kathy Thompson 10 Angela Xu 10 Betty Chin
455 430 410 299 168 155 144 144 140 100 100
Women’s 55 Doubles 1 Janice Holloway 2 Pamela Rosenbaum 3 Jane Hernandez 3 Deretta Bowles 5 Susan Stone 6 Janice Clark 6 Jackie Brown 8 Colleen Johnson 9 Patricia McLachlan 10 Lesley Cole 10 Jane Cartmel
379 377 159 159 144 104 104 99 84 81 81
Women’s 60 Doubles 1 Patricia McLachlan 2 Laura Ramsay 3 Jandi Fraser 4 Paula Brocklebank 4 Kyoko Kimura 4 Veronica Leung 7 Paddy Mann 8 Sandra Hohlachoff 8 Liese Ritchie 10 Jean Martin
326 290 247 144 144 144 112 108 108 99
Women’s 65 Doubles 1 Veronica Leung 2 Patricia McLachlan 3 Francesca Azim 4 Mary Flathen 4 Eileen Clark 6 Liese Ritchie 6 Cheryl Miller 8 Pat Ewart 9 Sharon Moxon 9 Gillian Akins 9 Ruth Neurotsos 9 Sharon Ireland
252 160 156 144 144 72 72 68 48 48 48 48
Women’s 70 Doubles 1 Johanna Walsh 2 Penny Goldrick 3 Ann Oakey 4 Veronica Leung 5 Shirley Smith 6 Heather Kontaxopoulos 7 Ruth Neroutsos 8 Thelma Legge 9 Daphne Jennings
160 156 154 126 96 91 73 63 37
Mixed 35 Doubles 1 Collin Koo 1 Anne Lydon 3 Carolyn Goff 3 GEOFF BOURNE 5 Johane Mui 5 Alan Osborne
72 72 60 60 12 12
Mixed 45 Doubles 1 Brenda Dean 2 Art Hobbs 3 Marion Kent 3 Kerry Chan 5 Bill Majercsik 5 Donna Folster 5 Sue Grandmaison 5 Al Folster 5 Wendy Thurlborn 5 Mike Dewynter
126 115 72 72 36 36 36 36 36 36
Mixed 55 Doubles 1 Zoltan Pataky 1 Lynda Pataky 3 Roger Skillings 3 Barb Skillings 5 Dave Pentland 5 Nancy Hancock 7 Laszlo Orbay 7 Judit Orbay 9 Bill Bradley 9 Karen Taber
126 126 48 48 36 36 24 24 12 12
Mixed 70 Doubles 1 Peter Brix 1 Damaris Brix 3 Kathleen Autrey 4 Carolyn Goff
81 81 27 9
Mixed 75 Doubles 1 Carol Lau 1 Fumi Watanable 3 Kathleen Quo Vadis 3 Paul Devine 5 Dave Dundas 5 Laurenne Emond
54 54 18 18 9 9
Mixed 100 Doubles 1 Greg Johnson 1 Marja-Liisa Oksanen 3 Peter Acton 3 Jack Dorward 3 Frances Murphy 3 Betty Chin 7 Wes Hawrysh 7 Donna Allaby 7 Frank Avent
126 126 72 72 72 72 45 45 45
JUNIORS BOYS UNDER 12 1 Sigouin Benjamin 2 Korkh Max 3 Zhao Larry 4 Phaterpekar Neel 5 Gouneili Sam 6 Chiu Aaron 7 Davies Isaac 8 Karp Jack 9 Gill Manroop 10 Stolba Sash
1940 1570 1471 1424 1407 1371 1338 1328 1294 1286
BOYS UNDER 14 1 Raw Daniel 2 Portnov Tim 3 Sigouin Benjamin 4 Nguyen Mark 5 Phaterpekar Tejas 6 Hoole Austin 7 Kryvchun Kyryll 8 Fought Eric 9 Chiu Adrian 10 Ho Gary
2126 2114 1940 1938 1773 1720 1695 1691 1618 1594
BOYS UNDER 16 1 Peliwo Filip 2 Du Toit Riaan 3 Fought Todd 4 Raw Daniel 5 Portnov Tim 6 Pakhomov Stas 7 Walker Patrick 8 Lidster Zach 9 Choi James 10 Bellomi Oliver
2801 2328 2201 2126 2114 2107 2064 2051 1976 1961
BOYS UNDER 18 1 Peliwo Filip 2 Haessig Nikolai 3 Gill Ratan 4 Du Toit Riaan 5 Guay Justin 6 Schneider Jesse 7 Fought Todd 8 Bertsch Wesley 9 Raw Daniel 10 Portnov Tim
2801 2749 2371 2328 2322 2249 2201 2158 2126 2114
GIRLS UNDER 12 1 Johanson Rosie 1933 2 Gu Andrea 1642 3 Zhu Ashley 1605 4 Chung Cassie 1477 5 Crawford Luna 1379 6 Dumas Da-Silva Khadija1328 7 Erdevicki Nina 1318 8 Greene Monica 1247 9 O’reilly Devyn 1234 10 Kozulin Noa 1232 GIRLS UNDER 14 1 Prokopuik Alexis 2 Ladhani Arisha 3 Fung Stacey 4 Johanson Rosie 5 Erdevicki Ivana 6 Gan Runjia 7 Campbell Mackenzie 8 Gu Andrea 9 Zhu Ashley
2322 2090 1939 1933 1884 1823 1809 1642 1605
GIRLS UNDER 16 Boiko Katerina Dong Tracy Tsui Vivian Prokopuik Alexis Dhatt Saroop Ladhani Arisha Gunton Kari Fung Stacey Johanson Rosie Benn Madeline
2584 2432 2338 2322 2285 2090 2072 1939 1933 1924
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
GIRLS UNDER 18 1 Blajkevitch Khristina 2653 2 Boiko Katerina 2584 3 Thompson Daryl Victoria 2489 4 Dong Tracy 2432 5 Boncheva Gergana 2402 6 Enderica Alejandra 2378 7 Tsui Vivian 2338 8 Prokopuik Alexis 2322 9 Dhatt Saroop 2285 10 Barber Meagan 2264