TEN­NIS

Penticton Herald - - SPORTS -

The long­est run­ning men’s dou­bles tour­na­ment in the Okana­gan Val­ley takes to the Pen­tic­ton Ten­nis Club courts this weekend.

Twenty teams from the Lower Main­land and Okana­gan — in­clud­ing a strong lo­cal con­tin­gent — will be com­pet­ing in the Birks Cup on Satur­day and Sun­day.

The round-robin tour­ney gets go­ing at 8 a.m. each day and con­tin­ues un­til around 4 p.m., said long-time or­ga­nizer Bob Brownell of Pen­tic­ton.

Brownell be­lieves the tour­ney has been run­ning an­nu­ally in Pen­tic­ton since the late-1940s, though the club’s courts were orig­i­nally lo­cated at Skaha Lake.

“It was held in Salmon Arm and known as the Salmon Arm Tro­phy in the 1920s,” said Brownell. “After the war ended, the com­pe­ti­tion some­how ended up in Pen­tic­ton.”

Brownell said the first day of the tour­ney was washed away by rain last year, but 19 of the 20 team came back for the sec­ond day of com­pe­ti­tion in an ab­bre­vi­ated for­mat.

“Looks like we’ll prob­a­bly be dry this year,” he said.

KIJHL

The Summerland Steam look to con­tinue their per­fect start to the Koote­nay In­ter­na­tional Ju­nior Hockey League sea­son with two games this weekend.

The Steam (2-0) wel­comes the Revel­stoke Griz­zlies to the Summerland Arena tonight at 7:30 p.m. On Satur­day, the Steam visit the Si­ca­mous Ea­gles in a 7 p.m. puck-drop.

Revel­stoke is also off to a 2-0 start, while Si­ca­mous is play­ing its first game of the sea­son.

The Osoy­oos Coy­otes (1-1-0) have a rare off weekend, re­turn­ing to bat­tle on Fri­day, Sept. 22 in their home opener at the Sun Bowl Arena against the Kam­loops Storm.

BOWL­ING

Stu Ryan kept the ball in the mid­dle of the al­ley all night long in Mon­day Night Mixed 5-pin Bowl­ing League play at the Rolling Stones Fun Cen­tre.

Ryan logged the men’s high sin­gle of 369 and the four-game high score of 1,214. Bob Biro owns the men’s high av­er­age of 273.

On the ladies’ side it was Ar­lee Mooy sweep­ing the board with the high sin­gle of 294, four-game high of 980 and high av­er­age of 239.

OLDTIMERS’ HOCKEY

The Pen­tic­ton 65-and-over hockey group is look­ing for a few more good men.

The group, which plays at Memo­rial Arena and have had as many as 34 play­ers, are a few skaters short this sea­son.

Any play­ers age 65-and-older in­ter­ested play­ing hockey with the group is in­vited to con­tact Gary Depaoli at 250-492-4558 or Gra­ham Fara­day at 250-770-1154.

GOLF

Pat Suther­land topped the Twin Lakes Golf Re­sort ladies’ day “Pick your best 9” out­ing on Wed­nes­day.

Round­ing out the top five fin­ish­ers were Bar­bie Lacey, Dot Creighton, Barb Laisi and Dar­lene Gor­don.

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