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Squash club picks up pace

Andrew Birks, the Nanaimo Squash Club’s head pro, will be entered in the A flight of the RLR Nanaimo Open squash tournament this coming weekend. The province’s top players are entered. - GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Andrew Birks, the Nanaimo Squash Club’s head pro, will be entered in the A flight of the RLR Nanaimo Open squash tournament this coming weekend. The province’s top players are entered.
— image credit: GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

The action at the Nanaimo Squash Club will be even a little bit faster next weekend as premier players descend on the city. The club is hosting its major annual tournament, the RLR Nanaimo Open, starting Thursday (Jan. 31).

Squash B.C.’s top three players in the men’s rankings are all entered. The Nanaimo Squash Club’s head pro Andrew Birks will be up against guys like Jericho’s Viktor Berg and Vancouver’s Justin Todd in the A flight division. There are men’s and women’s A, B, C and D flights at this week’s tournament, plus 50-plus and junior divisions.

Spectators are welcome. The schedule of games wasn’t available at press time, but the Nanaimo Open’s championship matches will be played in the early afternoon Feb. 3.

Registration continues through Sunday (Jan. 27) online at www.squashbc.com … For more information, visit the Nanaimo Squash Club website, call 250-754-3123 or e-mail n.s.c@shaw.ca.

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