May 7, 2012
OTTAWA (ON) - Tournament #1 seed Shahier Razik of Toronto, Ontario captured his 6th Canadian Squash Championship open national title over the weekend defeating long-time rival and Canadian #2 Shawn Delierre of Montreal in a marathon match lasting well over 2 hours 7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 13-11, 11-7. With the win, Razik is now closing in on Jonathon Power’s record 8 national open titles.
Capturing 3rd place in the Men’s Open event was #4 seed Andrew MacDougall of Calgary, who returned after an 8-month injury hiatus to defeat #6 seed Dane Sharp of Toronto, 14-12, 3-11, 15 – 13, 11-5. Sharp, upset tournament #3 seed Andrew Schnell of Calgary, in the quarterfinals to make his first top 4 finish at the Canadian Squash Championships. Andrew Schnell defeated brother Graeme Schnell in the 5 – 6 place match. Rounding out the top 8 was Tyler Hamilton of Burlington Ontario who defeated David Letourneau of Calgary for 7th place.
In the highly anticipated Women’s Open Championship final, tournament #2 seed Miranda Ranieri of Waterloo, Ontario defended her title defeating Ottawa’s Samantha Cornett the tournament #1 seed, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7. Miranda turned in a great performance with very few errors to capture her 3rd consecutive national open title.
#3 seed Alexandra Norman of Montreal defeated #4 seed Susie King of Calgary to capture 3rd place 11-6, 11-6, 11-6. Former national team member Melanie Jans now residing in Tampa defeated the #2 junior in Canada Hollie Naughton of Oakville in the Women’s 5 – 6th place match, while, Nikki Todd of Regina, Saskatchewan defeated Alix Younger of Winnipeg, Manitoba for 7th place.
For full tournament results visit: http://www.squash.ca/en/events/2012-canadian-squash-championships-100th-edition and click on the draws / results tab.
Over 290 players from all over Canada participated in the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Squash Championships. The event featured age-group events from 30+ to the 70+ age categories as well as companion events A, B, C graded divisions. Bringing a new dimension to the Open Division matches was the inclusion of all-glass court sponsored by Manta Sports.
Squash Canada would like to thank this year’s tournament sponsors – The Morris Group, Dunlop, Harrow, Black Knight, Karakal, Jackson Triggs, Alexander Keith’s, Manta and Squash Ontario. Squash Canada would also like to thank Dave Howard – Tournament Referee, and all the Squash Canada officials who officiated the matches. Finally, Squash Canada would like to thank White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa for their warm hospitality, their volunteers and especially tournament director Mark Sachvie for making the 2012 Canadian Squash Championships one of the best national championships in the tournament’s existence.