1A Prelims were looking good, with some great talent already seeded to finals and the Top Ten from prelims containing some rising talent. With last year’s National Champion Alexis JV not attending the event, the title was up for grabs and against the backdrop of the largest mall in North America, Canada’s top talent came out in full force for a shot at the National title.
Then it came down to finals, and CLYW players dominated with favorite Harrison Lee taking the top spot, and teammate Charles Haycock coming in second by less than a point. There was a solid point drop after third place, showing that the Canadian scene still has some work to do to catch up to its superstars, but from what we’ve heard there is a lot of solid talent on the rise in the Great White North.
Guest judge Matt Fernandez got away from the table long enough to enjoy the Open Division and took home top honors in the Open Division, encompassing the 2A – 5A styles of play.
In the International 1A Division, favorite Ky Zizan was just slightly edged out of first place by Yomega’s Daniel Dietz.
And in the Sport Ladder, Alexander Nadon took home the top honors! Alexander is only 9 years old, and he dominated this division…I think we can expect great things from him!
Congratulations to all the competitors, and huge thanks to all the organizers, judges, and sponsors for making this event happen.