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Sherwood Park Set to Host National Team Selection Event

Winnipeg (November 28, 2019) – Eighteen of Canada’s top racquetball athletes will be in Sherwood Park competing at Racquetball Canada’s first National Team Selection Event of the season. The tournament is being held at the Glenn Allan Recreation Complex from November 29 to December 1. The event is open to the public at no cost.

The organizers are also hosting a tournament open to all participants that will run concurrently with the Selection Event that includes several singles and doubles skill categories. In total, over sixty players of all ages and abilities will be competing in the tournament. National team athletes will compete in the Men’s and Women’s Open Singles events.

Results from this event impact the selection of international teams for the 2020 Pan Am Championships and World Championships and are also part of the consideration for nomination to national teams and Sport Canada funding.

“I wanted to bring this tournament to Sherwood Park to expose our local players and the community to the high caliber of racquetball being played in Canada”, said Jack McBride, Chair of the tournament host committee. “We have some excellent players who have not been exposed yet to our national level athletes. We also have a nice group of young junior level athletes playing in the tournament who will be inspired. There is a  lot of interest about this tournament in the sport community here in Sherwood Park and Edmonton.”

The following is a list of the athletes competing in the Open Events at the National Team Selection Event.

Women’s Open Event

Athlete Home Town National Ranking
Alexis Iwaasa Lethbridge, AB 7
Frédérique Lambert Montréal, QC 1
Michèle Morissette Baie-Comeau, QC 4
Juliette Parent St-Jacques de Montcalm, QC 9
Cassie Prentice Macrorie, SK 10
Christine Richardson Winnipeg, MB 3

Men’s Open Event

Athlete Home Town National Ranking
Jeff Buller Grande Prairie, AB 35
Mitch Brayley Calgary, AB 19
Lee Connell Saskatoon, SK 9
Ian Frattinger Martensville, SK 14
Naman Gauri Lethbridge, AB 73
Coby Iwaasa Lethbridge, AB 3
Tim Landeryou Calgary, AB 4
Michael Leduc Québec, QC 16
Samuel Murray Baie-Comeau, QC 2
Tanner Prentice Macrorie, SK 11
Trevor Webb Cambridge, ON 5

Media is welcome to attend the event and athletes are available for interviews, however we ask that you contact us in advance if you wish to make interview arrangements.

Tournaments Draws and Results

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What:

Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event #1

Why:

To select Canada’s team for international competition and for national team selection and Sport Canada funding.

Where:

Glen Allan Recreation Complex

199 Georgian Way

Sherwood Park, Aberta

National Team Selection Event Tournament Schedule

Open Events begin: Friday, November 29 at 11:00 am

Men’s Open Bronze Medal Match: Saturday, November 30 at 4:00 pm

Men’s Open Gold Medal Match: Saturday, November 30 at 5:00 pm

Women’s Open Bronze Medal Match: Saturday, November 30 at 3:00 pm

Women’s Open Gold Medal Match: Saturday, November 30 at 4:00 pm

The draws for the other events have not yet been published.