Third squash championship title in a row for Jack Webber of Chilliwack

Colten Russell (yellow shirt) plays against Jack Webber during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Colten Russell (yellow shirt) plays against Jack Webber during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Colten Russell (yellow shirt) plays against Jack Webber during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Colten Russell (yellow shirt) plays against Jack Webber during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Atlee James celebrates a game against Thomas Monteith during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Atlee James (blue) plays against Thomas Monteith during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Atlee James (blue) plays against Thomas Monteith during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Atlee James (blue) plays against Thomas Monteith during the semi-finals of the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Squash player Jack Webber was once again the champion during the annual Chilliwack Squash Championship tournament at Cheam Leisure Centre on Saturday.

It was Webber’s third straight title win.

The local club held its week-long tournament March 2 to 7 where players of all levels competed. With 50 people watching, there were actually more spectators than athletes at the tournament. A total of 45 squash players competed.

The event started Monday and concluded Saturday with the championship game where Webber battled Atlee James. Webber defended his title and won 3-0.

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One squash match is made up of three to five games. It is played best of five games and a player needs to score 11 points to win a game. Games last about five minutes each, with a 90-second break in between for a total match time of about 30 minutes. The final score is determined by number of games won in a match.

Here are the other division results from the 2020 Chilliwack Squash Championship:

Men’s B – Steve Harms beat Mark Evans 3-1

Men’s C – Mel Kaario beat Dwayne Farlin 3-0

Men’s D – Adam Forcier beat Dave Jelinski 3-0

Men’s E – Abner Chinchilla beat Ken Goudswaard 3-1

Women’s – Rae Bates beat Abigail Bates 3-0

There are nearly 500 people in Chilliwack who play squash, said Shawn Zwierzchowski of Chilliwack Squash. The club itself has 78 members, while another 100 people who are not members play regularly and 300 play irregularly.

The club has been around for more than 30 years. For more, check them out on Facebook.

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