Mehr defeats Franklin in Squash finals

Mike Mehr won the top spot in the A Division bettering Simon Franklin in the finals of the Great White Bustard Squash Tournament on Sunday.

Mike Mehr won the top spot in the A Division bettering Simon Franklin in the finals of the Great White Bustard Squash Tournament on Sunday.

The event, held Jan. 17 to 20 at the squash courts at the Bulkley Valley Regional Pool, featured 35 competitors from Smithers and Terrace.

To capture second place, Franklin won a tight and sometimes testy match from Steve Richards who took the third spot.

Allen Davies won first place in the B Division beating out John Bakker and Ken White in what turned out to be a very competitive bracket.

The mixed C event was dominated by Kirk Normand, while Doug Henderson and Shelly Worthington took second and third spots in this division.

The D Division was won by Regina Saimoto, with newcomers Linette McLean and Dawn MacKay taking second and third spots in this group.

The top three  in all groups were from Smithers.

A big thanks to Bulkley Valley Eye Care, Bulkley Valley Engineering, All Seasons Automotive Ltd, and Smithers Family Chiropractic for sponsoring the tournament.