In a replay of last year’s final, Frederic D’amours, “the pride” of Rivière -du-Loup, was facing Jeremy Easterbrook. Jeremy was brave to play the tournament against his physiotherapist’s will but his body did not hold up against the tenacious D’Amours whose fitness was a major advantage. No one doubts Jeremy will reach that fitness level by age 40! The semi-final between Eaterbrook and Jeff Klotz from Toronto was a close battle with Jeremy winning by the smallest of margin. Klotz’s dominant squash and tennis will cause trouble to any player on the Tour, not to mention he is still a junior for a few more years. Third place when to junior Patrick Laplante whose table tennis can only be matched by Horatio Pintea. On the women’s side, defending champion Line Bellerose was ousted in the semis by Mary Hall, a very tenacious tennis and squash player from Toronto. Hall was to face World Tour winner Marie-Hélène Bédard in the final. Marie won both table tennis and badminton with squash going to Mary, no surprise there. M-H needed 13 points in tennis for the win but against Mary Hall 13 points can be a big mountain to climb. Marie-Hélène’s meticulous play kept her close to Mary in the score, her goal was achieved at 13-14. It’s now two tournaments in a row for Marie-Hélène, is there a woman somewhere in Canada who can challenge her? Are the Victoria women ready to take their racket out of their closet to challenge MArie-Hélène??? Many thanks to Steve Mikovich and Black knight for this tournament. We were please to see many new faces like Phil Gaumont, Quebec’s top badminton player and Dominic Laflamme ex NCAA tennis player. Saturday evening team-pool tournament winners are Dany Lessard and Line Bellerose. Ok Dany, your pool skills qualify you for the Canadian team… Pictures to follow on the home page.