The Victor Provincial Junior Championships were held on May 10th-11th 2019 and proved exciting for players representing clubs from Conception Bay North, Bay d’Espoir, Holy Heart of Mary, Exploits Valley High, Baccalieu and Green Bay South, battled it out in Leo Burke Academy in Bishop’s Falls, May 10th.
Boys’ Under 19 Singles saw Ti Winsor of Green Bay South punched through Dylan Collier of Bay d’Espoir and Ethan Smith of Exploits Valley while Jack Cameron of Exploits Valley beat out teammate Anders Cornect and Quan Tran of Holy Heart. Ti then dominated the final match, beating Jack 21-8, 21-8 to win Gold. Bronze went to Dylan who beat Quan 21-15, 21-14.
In Girls’ Under 17 Singles, Jessica Willcott and Hannah Steele, both from Bay d’Espoir played the final match, with Jessica taking Gold 21-14, 21-9.
Marcus Hoskins of Bay d’Espoir streamed through the Boys’ Under 15 singles with four straight wins for a Gold medal, and beating the number two, Braden Collier, also of Bay d’Espoir, 21-12, 21-6. Bronze went to teammate Mark Willcott over Brandon Upshall of Baccalieu in a tight contest decided by points.
Bay d’Espoir dominated the Girls’ Under 15 Singles with Alexandra Strickland, Brooklyn Framp and Emma Collier taking Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively.
In Boys’ Under 13 Singles, there was a three-way tie between Andrew Chaulk and Luke French of Conception Bay North, and Peter Manuel of Bay d’Espoir. In the decision by points, Luke came out on top to win Gold, Peter Silver, and Andrew Bronze.
In Boys’ Under 19 Doubles, Gold went to Dylan and Quan, beating out Jack and Ethan who took home Silver. Ty and Anders teamed up to win the Bronze.
Under 17 Girls’ Doubles saw Hannah and Jessica team up to take Gold over Brooklyn and Alexandra. Bronze went to Emma paired with Savannah McCarthy of Conception Bay North.
Boys’ Under 15 Doubles was won by the team of Marcus and Mark with three straight wins. Brady Dale of Conception Bay North and Brandon Upshall won Silver. Andrew and Luke scored Bronze.
In Under 19 Mixed Doubles, Jessica took her third Gold with partner Dylan in a close 21-19, 21-18 win over Hannah and Quan.
Under 15 Mixed gave Marcus his third Gold with partner Emma. Teammates Brooklyn and Mark took Silver while Alexandra and Braden took the Bronze.