Even at the age of 127, it just keeps rolling on.
The 127th edition of the Vancouver Island Grass Court Championships, also known as the "International," took place at the South Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club late last month, crowning champions in nearly two-dozen events. Plans are already under way for the 128th edition, at the same time of year.
The winners were as follows: Men’s 35 singles: Shane Iadarola over Todd King Men’s 45 singles: Tim Hopper over Shawn Lusignan Men’s 55 singles: Ranjan McArthur over Dan Cardinall Men’s 60 singles: Roger Skillings over Moe Rahemtulla Men’s 70 singles: Charles Ayers over Frank Jarman Men’s 75 singles: Gordon Verge over Frank Jarman Women’s 45 singles: Karen Clarke over Wendy Banham Women’s 55 singles: Elly McKeague over Carol O’Brien Women’s 60 singles: Jandi Fraser over Barbara Skillings Men’s 35 doubles: Chad Brachat and Brendan Braybrook over Shane Iadarola and Todd King Men’s 45 doubles: Tim Hopper and Shawn Lusignan over Ed Bakker and Art Hobbs
Men’s 55 doubles: Ed Bakker and Art Hobbs over Robert Fischer and Marty Patterson Men’s 60 doubles: Art McCracken and Peter Thomas over Dick Barnes and David Bellis Men’s 65 doubles: Dennis Furhman and Dave Tooby over Dick Barnes and Peter Wilson Men’s 70 doubles: Allan Robinson and Peter Wilson over John Lapointe and Bud Travers Women’s 45 doubles: Debbie Harit and Kim Rogers over Carolyn Goff and Johane Mui Women’s 55 doubles: Janice Holloway and Sue Moxon over Judith Clarke and Carol O’Brien Women’s 60 doubles: Jandi Fraser and Janice Holloway over Paddy Mann and Marilyn Williams Women’s 65 doubles: Sheila Anning and Lynne Cowan over Liese Ritchie and Erica Ross Mixed combined 70 doubles: Shawn Lusignan and Karen Clarke over Geoff Bourne and Carolyn Goff Mixed combined 100 doubles: Dan Cardinall and Karen Clarke over Art and Rita Hobbs Mixed combined 120 doubles: Dave Tooby and Debbie Harit over Roger and Barbara Skillings Mixed combined 135 doubles: Allan Gale and Lynne Cowan over Gordon Verge and Jean Martin