Brentwood racqueteers qualify for world event

Brentwood Bay pair qualify for world competition in Bulgaria in July

Damaris and Peter Brix are set to represent Canada in World Racketlon Team Competition in Sofia, Bulgaria this July.

The pair qualified after success in various rackelton tournaments over the past year.

Wins include success last weekend at Panorama Recreation Centre’s Vancouver Island Racketlon. The eventdrew more than 46 competitors from Canada and the United States.

Racketlon is a four-racquet competition where a player plays an opponent in each of four racquet sports disciplines back to back.

Each match consists of a game to 21 of table tennis, a game to 21 in badminton, squash, then tennis. Whichever player wins the most total points wins the match and moves on in the competition.

Peter Brix of Brentwood Bay captured the men’s A singles crown with a win over Byron Kidd of  Vancouver 69-67. Also, in men’s A action, Sascha Brkic of Victoria defeated Danny Lessard of Quebec for third place.

In the women’s division, Damaris Brix went undefeated to win women’s A singles with Alison Marr of Salt Spring Island in second place.

In men’s B singles action, Dale Willard of Victoria squeaked out a one-point victory over Billy Brix of Brentwood Bay while Abby Kidd of Vancouver won the ladies B singles.

In men’s doubles final action, Byron Kidd and Sascha Brkic were victorious over Billy and Peter Brix while Alison Marr and Danny Lessard defeated Diane Hutchinson and Frank De Ruiter of Calgary in the mixed doubles final.