The 34th Annual Victoria City Police tournament runs through Saturday and has 20 teams — 12 senior girls and eight senior boys — seeing action.
On the girls’ side, the host team is joined by Wellington, Brentwood College, Pacific Christian, Claremont, Mark Isfeld, Belmont, North Vancouver’s Windsor, Mount Douglas, Lambrick Park, Spectrum and Dover Bay.
On the boys’ side, Lambrick Park, the No. 2-ranked double-A team on the Island, is favoured and will be joined by Spectrum, Shawnigan Lake, Glenlyon Norfolk, Duncan Christian, Burnaby’s Byrne Creek, Richmond’s J.N. Burnett and Charles Hayes Secondary from Prince Rupert.
Action begins at 10:15 a.m. today for the girls with Spectrum playing Lambrick Park ad SMUS taking on Mount Douglas. The girls’ semifinals are scheduled for 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday, with the gold-medal game slated for 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The boys’ side begins at 1:45 p.m. today with Spectrum battling Shawnigan Lake and Byrne Creek facing GNS. The semifinals for the boys go Friday at 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m., with final being played at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
n Across the bridge in Esquimalt, the Esquimalt Fire Tournament goes Friday and Saturday at Esquimalt Secondary.
The host team will be joined by Reynolds, Alberni, Woodlands, David Thompson, Cedar, South Delta and Edward Milne.
Action begins Friday at 3:50 p.m. with Reynolds taking on Woodlands. The semifinals are slated for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Reynolds and Esquimalt. The gold-medal game goes Saturday at 7 p.m. at Esquimalt secondary.
Brothers to swim for Canada
Peter Brothers is headed Down Under and he hopes to make a big splash.
Brothers, of the Island Swim Club, has been named to the Canadian swimming team for the upcoming Australian Youth Olympic Festival.
Canada is sending its national under-16 team to Sydney, where athletes will be housed in an Olympic-style village at Sydney University and compete in the pool built for the 2000 Summer Games.
The competition, which involves 30 countries and 17 sports, begins today and runs through Sunday.
Wesley Bertsch holds court
Wesley Bertsch started the new tennis year in style Sunday, winning three trophies at the 2013 New Year’s Classic tennis tournament at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.
Bertsch swept the elite men’s singles title, as well as the elite men’s and mixed doubles titles.
In the singles final, the top-seeded Bertsch beat second-seeded Adam Guenter 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Bertsch then teamed up with Guenter to beat Scott Gerrity and Tim Hopper 7-5, 7-6 in the elite men’s doubles final.
And if that wasn’t enough for Bertsch, he then teamed up with Andjela Stojkovic to win the mixed doubles final 6-2, 6-7, 7-6 over Kieren Bertsch and Johane Mui.
On the women’s side, Bev MacLean-Alley upset second-seeded Leona Hutchinson 6-2, 6-3 in the elite final, while in doubles action, Tracy Frank and Damaris Brix teamed up to beat Karen Clarke and Flora China 3-6, 6-0, 7-6 in the final.
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