November 20, 2023 by  
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NWT 2023 Table Tennis Championship
Grade 6 SinglesKathleen Cai, WMSCarter Sadowick, DG
Grade 7 SinglesAna Villegas, ÉSJSOwen Bowden, ÉSJS
Grade 8 SinglesPontiac Mace, WMSCale Knight, WMS
Middle School DoublesLogan Doll/Oliver ReitsmaWMS
Grade 9 Singles Aiden Langer, SPHS
Grade 10 SinglesLily Brennan, SPHSKai Shimada, SPHS
Grade 11 SinglesRaine Mingo, SPHSGabriel Brost, SPHS
Grade 12 SinglesGracie Brennan, SPHSNikhilesh Gohil, SJ
Senior School DoublesGracie Brennan/Zachary MathisonSPHS
Overall Jr High BannerÉcole William McDonald Middle School
Overall Sr High BannerÉcole St Patrick High School

*School Abbreviations

ÉSJS – École St Joseph School (Yellowknife); SPHS – École St Patrick High School (Yellowknife); DG – Deh Gáh Elementary & Secondary School (Fort Providence); WMS – École William McDonald Middle School (Yellowknife)

A big thank you to École St Patrick High School facebook page for the awesome photographs and story

École William McDonald Middle School
École St. Patrick High School

The great thing about school sports is the connections that are made. Take a peek at these two absolute gems – Raine and Gabriel, from École St. Patrick High School, who have been table tennis partners since they were at St. Joes! Is it any wonder that they won the Senior High Doubles and were smiling as they did it?

Oh, and École St. Patrick High School also won the Senior High Banner!

Thanks to @tabletennisnorth for organizing and running the tournament with such passion and love for the game. You inspire us to be better!

The NWT Table Tennis Tournament’s first day is done. Doubles are in the book and École St. Patrick High School have some results… they won both divisions they were in!

Owen and Najib won the Grade 8 doubles!

Raine and Gabriel won the Grade 9-12 doubles division (with Aiden + Kingston coming in 2nd and Jacee + Paul coming in 3rd). WE SWEPT THE PODIUM!!!

Singles will be tomorrow! Come on out to the SP gym and cheer the competitors on!

École William McDonald Middle School

Future stars hold court at NWT School Table Tennis Championships

by Kaicheng Xin

Georgia Debogorski, left, Otja Riruako, Yakob Tesfazghi and Uriel Parugao were some of the participants from Ecole St. Joseph School. Kaicheng Xin/NNSL photo

Table Tennis North hosted its NWT School Championships at St. Pat’s Gymnasium this past weekend, attracting more than 120 students from eight schools across the territory.

The school tournament, which has been running since 2016. “It is a fun and competitive way to introduce students to table tennis,” said Thorsten Gohl, executive director of Table Tennis North.

The tournament included doubles and singles matches, as well as a team competition.

Gohl said that this year was especially exciting because they had students from Fort Good Hope and Fort Providence, who traveled to Yellowknife for the first time to join the event.

“They were very enthusiastic, they were very happy to be here, they were very curious about the sport, and they were very eager to learn,” he said.

Gohl said he hopes the tournament will inspire more people to play and enjoy table tennis, and to promote the sport in the NWT.

Here are the winners of each division courtesy of Table Tennis North:

Grade 6 girls — Kathleen Cai, William McDonald

Grade 6 boys — Carter Sadowick, Deh Gah School (Fort Providence)

Grade 7 girls — Ana Villegas, St. Joe’s

Grade 7 boys — Owen Bowden, St. Joe’s

Grade 8 girls — Pontiac Mace, William McDonald

Grade 8 boys — Calen Knight — William McDonald

Middle school doubles — Logan Doll and Oliver Reitsma, William McDonald

Grade 9 boys — Aiden Langer, St. Pat’s

Grade 10 girls — Lily Brennan, St. Pat’s

Grade 10 boys — Kai Shimada, St. Pat’s

Grade 11 girls — Raine Mingo, St. Pat’s

Grade 11 boys — Gabriel Brost, St. Pat’s

Grade 12 girls — Gracie Brennan, St. Pat’s

Grade 12 boys — Nikhilesh Gohil, Sir John Franklin

High school doubles — Gracie Brennan and Zachary Mathison, St. Pat’s

Jr. high champions — William McDonald

Sr. high champions — St. Pat’s

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