By: BC Senior Women’s Tennis Association
Oh what fun it is to play tennis…
When it comes to making plans for the holiday season, a large number of women make sure to mark the ‘AMICA’ tournament on their winter calendar each year!
The AMICA Grand Prix, held December 6 – 9th, is the annual year-ending BC senior women’s tennis event played on the indoor courts at the Arbutus Club in Vancouver.
Presented by the BC Senior Women’s Tennis Association, this popular event is sanctioned by Tennis BC and is a Provincial Tier 1 tournament, awarding ranking points* to women aged 35+ in both singles and doubles. Categories are every 5 years, ages 35 through 65+. Each category has a maximum of 8 singles players or 8 doubles teams.
Corporate sponsors also participate in the action. Title Sponsor AMICA at Arbutus Manor, Advantage Sponsors Dexter Associates Realty and Bancorp Financial Services truly help this tournament pack some extra punch with participants. Players receive swag bags with cool gifts, as well as cookies, bananas, and plenty of sweet snacks at the Tournament Desk.
“AMICA is always a fun and successful tournament” said Tournament Desk Manager Terry Buckley. “I received very positive comments about the brunch and the trophy plaques, players are thankful for all the treats, and overall they really enjoy themselves.”
Sunday saw spectators come out to watch some of BCs top players competing for their category championships, and… win or lose, it seemed like everyone had some fun along the way.
The next BCSWTA event is the LadySport Doubles Championships, held in February 2019.
To be eligible for a year-end ranking, a player must be a current member of Tennis BC and be a resident of BC. To be ranked a player must compete in a sanctioned event.
35 Singles Winner Ssona Ong
35 Singles Finalist Ai Shikayama
40 Singles Winner Roz Simons
40 Singles Finalist Lori Irwin
45 Singles Winner Johane Mui
45 Singles Finalist Dian Soparlo
50 Singles Winner Wendy Banham
50 Singles Finalist Carol Lau
55 Singles Winner Darlene Dorman
55 Singles Finalist Bianca Scheirer
60 Singles Winner Cora Wills
60 Singles Finalist Blanche Cyr
65 Singles Winner Janice Clark
65 Singles Finalist Gillian Akins
35 Doubles Winner Sylvie Quenneville & Marja Bulmer
35 Doubles Finalist Datnham Kwei & Jem Chan
40 Doubles Winner Sherry Buller & Anthea Poon
40 Doubles Finalist Jenni Smith & Andrea Stevens
45 Doubles Winner Shiera Stuart & Anne Lydon
45 Doubles Finalist Michelle Sing & Margit Aardmaa
50 Doubles Winner Johane Mui & Heather Tasker-Brown
50 Doubles Finalist Christine Olejnik & Sharon Sauder
55 Doubles Winner Julie Reynolds & Jackie Chan
55 Doubles Finalist Helen Hannaford & Megan Stannard
60 Doubles Winner Janice Clark & Cora Wills
60 Doubles Finalist Marlene Lee & Patti Leveille
65 Doubles Winner Virginia Campbell & Irene Regan
65 Doubles Finalist Jean Haldane & Donna Bridgeman