Racquets Club is resurrected

Spring tournament is resurrected at the Bayside Raquets Club

Bayside Racquets Club held court over the weekend as it resurrected its spring tournament.

“It went great; we had a good turnout,” BRC member and event organizer Nathan Chadwick said.

Chadwick lost to fellow Parksvillian and top seeded Ron Butchko in the A final. It was the first time Chadwick has made it to an A final, while Butchko, a veteran on the local courts, went 3-0. Each match is best of five games to 15 points, and Butchko took the final three games to one.

“He’s a tough guy to play,” said Chadwick.

In other action, Neil Mawdsley beat Steve Slaughter in the all-local B final, and Kate Butchko beat Amanda Bodenham in the C final.

There were 24 players entered in the tournament, played out at the Bayside Quality Inn courts Friday and Saturday — the winners took home prizes.

“We’re hoping to expand it to 34 or 36 players next year.”

In the meantime, a reminder the Bayside Squash League, which goes Thursday nights and runs from September to May, is always looking for new members. For more information on the league call Nathan at 250-951-0251.