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Canadian Championships Set to Begin in Langley

Langley, May 18, 2019 – Over one hundred athletes from nine provinces will be competing at the Racquetball Canada Canadian Championships being held at the Newlands Fitness Club. The tournament begins on May 19 and runs until May 25.

The Canadian Championships are the ultimate competition of the racquetball season in Canada. The country’s top athletes will be competing in  the tournament including several athletes who have been on the podium for Canada at the international level and in pro-circuit competition.

Canada’s high performance athletes compete in Men’s and Women’s Open Singles and Doubles divisions. As well, many of Canada’s national development team athletes and top junior athletes play in the Open and Elite divisions.

In addition to competing for national titles, athletes are vying for spots on the team that will represent Canada at the upcoming Pan Am Games and other international tournaments for the 2019/2020 season. The event is also part of the selection process for nominating athletes for Sport Canada funding and for determining national teams.

The tournament also includes several age and skill divisions to provide an excellent national competitive opportunity for both seasoned an novice players. Participants this year range from 16 years of age to over 80.

The Racquetball Canada Awards Banquet will be held at the Newlands Golf and Country Club on May 25. Racquetball Canada will recognize it’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductees.  As well, Racquetball Canada will recognize the winners of the Open Events at 2019 Canadian Championships and the recipients of several Racquetball Canada awards.

The tournament is open to the public at not cost. Media is welcome to attend the event.

Racquetball Canada will be offering live-streaming throughout the tournament.

Live-streaming link

2019 Canadian Championships Event Guide

Results and tournament information

Who:

Canada’s top ranked and developing racquetball athletes, as well as players who compete in a “sport for life” context.

What:

2019 Canadian Racquetball Championships

Where:

Tournament:

Newlands Fitness Centre

21025 – 48th Street

Langley, BC

Awards Banquet:

Newlands Golf and Country Club

21025 – 48th Street

Langley, BC

When:

Doubles Events: May 19 to 21 from approximately 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, with the Men’s Open finals set for May 21 at 7:00 pm. The women’s event is a round robin bracket with the final match taking place on May 21 at 5:00 pm.

Singles Events: May 22 to 25 from approximately 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Open Women’s final is scheduled for May 25 at 1:00 pm and the Men’s finals for 2:00 pm on the 25th .

Awards Banquet: May 25 with the Awards Program beginning at approximately 7:30 pm.

Media are welcome to drop in for photos and video footage during the tournament hours and Awards Banquet. Please check in with Adrian Webb or Jan Hanson upon arriving at the venue.

Athlete interviews can be arranged in advance by contacting Jan Hanson, Racquetball Canada’s media contact. Depending on the athlete’s schedule, it may also be possible to arrange an interview by request at the Tournament Desk.

Racquetball Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of Racquetball in Canada. Along with the support of the Government of Canada and many valued partners, Racquetball Canada develops competitive national teams and oversees programs that grow the sport of racquetball in Canada. For more information visit our website.

Media Contact:

Jan Hanson

Director of Communication & Marketing

Racquetball Canada Board of Directors\

RballCanadaComms@outlook.com