Tournament Draws

Welcome to the 50th Jesters PNW. We are please to be hosting this event. We have hosted up to 220 entries in this event but will be holding entries to 210 this year to fit all matches into the 3 venues (Cedar Hill Squash Club, St. Michaels University School and the Victoria Squash Club) comprising 13 courts used per time slot. Please use the link below to access the event web page

Registration Open

Venues

  1. Cedar Hill Squash Club, 3220 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria, B.C.
  2. St Michael's University School, 3400 Richmond Road (Friday - Sunday)
  3. Victoria Squash Club, 1811 Cook Street (Saturday - Sunday)

Info

Entry Deadline: February 1st, 2019 at 12:00 Pacific Standard time

Entry Fee: $80.00

Tournament Souvenir: We will be offering a tournament Hoodies for all Participants, please check your sizing with your R2sports account there will be no exchanging of sizes

Events: Boys U11 - U19 (Open and B draws, B draws) Girls U11 - U19 (Open and B draws) (B Draws will be renamed to silver before the tournament commences

Hotel: Hotel Grand Pacific Book before January 19th, 2019, $119.00 per night

Friday February 15th: Play begins at 9:00am, NO EXCEPTIONS

PRACTICE COURTS: Available Thursday, February 14th, 2019: Contact Benjamin Uliana to reserve a court. 30 min court booking are available Practice Court Schedule

Entries Include

  1. Guaranteed 3 Matches
  2. Tournament Souvenir
  3. Pizza Friday Night
  4. Lunch Friday, Saturday, Sunday (at Cedar Hill Squash Club)
  5. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place

SUNDAY FINALS: Finals for Main draws will be scheduled between 11:40pm through 1:00pm on Sunday February 18th, 2018. Please book return flights accordingly.
Presentations will be between 2:00pm and 2:30pm

Thank-you

The 50th year of the PNW

Monday February, February 11th, 2019 I receive an email from my kids school, cancelled due to snow! For three days I watched the the snow accumulate and the weather get progressively worse for driving, but better for tobogganing for the kids! Finally the temperature lifted and the rain came and people started arriving for the 50th year of the Jesters PNW! In 1969 a young Phil Green, played in the first event and help run that same tournament. There were 40 entries, although who knew that it would grow to be the event we had this weekend.

At the peak we had 215 players on Monday and that number ended up at 201 players by our start Friday Morning at 9:00am. Some people opted out due to weather conditions others had flights cancelled on the Thursday night due to YYJ not being open. There was a flurry of activity on Friday as we rescheduled matches dues to Athletes coming in on morning flights. In the end we got through Friday and the tournament continued.

On sunday, we were treated to an All BC Final in the Boys Under 19. Number 1 seed Emilio Carrillo and Number 2 seed Matt Bicknell duked it out in a 5 game final trading points like two boxer in the 12th round of a WCB title bout. It was a fitting end to the two and a half days of squash. Amazingly, 45 min earlier, Lucia Bicknell won the girls Under 19 draw, in another 5 set match over the the Number 2 seed Erica McGillicuddy (Ontario). I would be remiss of me not to mentioning that Roman Bicknell, younger brother of both Lucia and Matt, won the boys under 13 draw.

It felt like the 50th Jesters PNW would not happen this year with the cold weather threatening, but it did start and I have to say that the level play and sportsmanship was exemplary this year. This year we expanded our sportsmanship award to included a second award one for the Boys and one for the Girls. Going forward we will have the George Morfitt Sportsmanship award for Boys and the Dave Thom Sportsmanship award for the girls. Our two recipients of the award were:
George Morfitt: Emilio Carrillo
Dave Thom: Lucia Bicknell
As I mentioned the sportsmanship was beyond expectation this year it should be mentioned that for both the boys and girls award each was won by 1 vote.

As I close this event, I reflect on what makes an event successful and it comes down to a good team. Not one person is able to pull off an event of this size: 3 venues, food service, court control, but it is the 50+ volunteers from the community that came out on family day weekend to make sure all the players had what they needed to play the squash they did.

Our Big supporters

  • St. Michael’s University School: Providing court time for over 1/3 of the squash matches
  • Victoria Squash Club and Stuart Dixon: hosting their facility all day Saturday and part of Sunday this year
  • Fairways Market: Providing food to be served to athletes and coaches for the weekend
  • Hotel Grand Pacific: They provided a rate, and service that is beyond belief for everyone who stayed at their facility
  • Out of the blue Designs: They helped design and get amazing rates for the tournament souvenir each year
  • Jesters of BC: Their generous support of Junior squash keeps an event of this size in the realm of affordability

I look forward to running this event next year. Registration will open in November of 2019. Visit this site to keep informed of the 2020 51st Jesters PNW!

Thank you
Benjamin Uliana
Tournament Director

Champions

49th Jesters PNW

2019 Champions

Category Name City
BU 19 Matt Bicknell British Columbia
GU 19 Lucia Bicknell British Columbia
BU 17 Amin Khan Ontario
GU 17 Juliana Angel British Columbia
BU 15 Michael Knapp Alberta
GU 15 Ocean Ma British Columbia
BU 13 Roman Bicknell British Columbia
GU 13 Sarah Aki British Columbia
BU 11 Kamran Gwadry British Columbia
GU 11 Veera Dhaliwal British Columbia
BU 17/19B Will Johnson British Columbia
BU 15 Silver Tavin Williams British Columbia
BU 11/13 Silver Carter Roberston North West Territories
George Morfit Sportsmanship Award Emilio Carrillo
Dave Thom Sportsmanship Award Lucia Bicknell
2018 Winners Name Province
BU 19 Ryan Picken British Columbia
GU 19 Andrea Toth British Columbia
BU 17 Ben Boulanger Alberta
GU 17 Gigi Yeung Macau - British Columbia
BU 15 Aaron Lakhani British Columbia
GU 15 Maddison Laine Alberta
BU 13 Maaz Shah Saskatchewan
GU 13 Shirin Batra Ontario
BU 11 Weihan Wang British Columbia
BU 17/19B Kian Lalji British Columbia
GU 17/19B Rachel Yuen British Columbia
BU 15B Ronan Brookes British Columbia
GU 15B Katie Hooton British Columbia
Boys U13B Daniel Bennett British Columbia
Boys U11B Bode Morrison Alberta
George Morfit Sportsmanship Award Andrea Toth

Souvenir

Jesters PNW

Tournament Souvenir - Hoodie