Article by : John Miller At the 2011 Pacific Rim Open in Victoria, Morgan Latremouille became the third consecutive two time winner in the Men’s A division, while Allison Marr continued her dominance in Women’s A. After World No. 1 Magnus Eliasson won the first two tournaments, local favourite Peter Brix captured the Men’s A title in 2008 and 2009. Latremouille equaled their feats with a win in 2010, and repeated as champion this year with a win over Quebec’s Jeremy Easterbrook. This avenged a loss to Easterbrook earlier this year in Granby , Qc in a World Tour event. This time around, Easterbrook won both table tennis and badminton, but could not amass a large enough lead to compensate for Latremouille’s 21-2 victory in squash. Latremouille needed 18 points in tennis and maintained maintained a slight lead throughout, finally reaching victory late in the contest. In a small draw of only three after Quebec’s Chantal Castonguay could not make the trip out west, Allison Mar won her fourth Women’s A title. Due to injury, her local rival and former champion Damaris Brix was unable to compete in singles, but won both the Mixed Doubles and Women’s Double’s titles. Easterbrook teamed with Byron Kidd to win the Men’s Doubles.
Miller is also confident the tournament will be around for years to come. “We’re very happy to renew our partnership with Racketlon Canada. With their help and the support of our sponsors the District of Saanich, Ping Pong Depot, Black Knight, Courtside Sports, and Hydro Expertise, we want to firmly establish the Pacific Rim Open as the premier racketlon event in North America.” For detailed results click here, les résultats complets ici