NWTSAF Junior Table Tennis

November 27, 2016 by  
Filed under Provincial and Territorial News



Weledeh Catholic School and Table Tennis North hosted the 2016 NWT School Table Tennis Championships in Yellowknife on Sat. November 26th. 

The idea was very simple, play as many matches as possible. Therefore, organizers decided to create 2 big Round Robins,  mixed boys and girls, grades 6 and 7, one group, and grades 8 to 12, the other. The winners of each grade were decided by the overall ranking of their group. 

Undefeated, in not just their own grade, but the entire tournament, were Cole Clinton (6, 7) and Brian Liang (8-12) The youngest athlete, Zakary Mathieson (Grade 2) was undefeated, even among the Grade 6 players. That made him the gold medalist! 


Here are the results by Grades:


Gr 6 Boys’ Zachary Mathison, Weledeh (Gr 2) Lennox Mutford, William MacDonald Adam Clinton, Allain St-Cyr
Gr 6 Girls’ Natasha Zoe, Weledeh    
Gr 7 Boys’ Cole Clinton, Allain St-Cyr Darius Moosemose, Weledeh  
Gr 7 Girls’ Amy, Weledeh Therese Coyen, Weledeh Jaylin Hamilton, Weledeh
Gr8 Girls’ India Edwards-Lowen, École  St Patrick    
Gr 9 Boys’ Louis Phillipe Cloutier, Allain St-Cyr    
Gr9 Girls’ Aurora Frasor, St Patrick    
Gr 10 Boys’ Brian Liang, Sir John Franklin Anthony Wood, Allain St-Cyr  
Gr10 Girls’ Tamara Jovic, Sir John Franklin    
Gr 12 Boys’ Adrian Litao, École  St Patrick Sebastian Toner, École  St Patrick Justin Uson, École  St Patrick
Gr 12 Girls’ Katrina Deneron, Thomas Simpson    
Most Improved Award Ava Erasmus, Thomas Simpson; Katrina Deneron, Thomas Simpson; Natasha Zoe, Weledeh
Fair Play Award Ava Erasmus, Thomas Simpson – for her positive attitude and encouragement for her team mates and others, as well as, finding the time to umpire matches.



Jeremy Kielstra, President of Table Tennis North, was excited about the tournament. “Table Tennis North has had a successful few weeks running programming for youth here over the last couple of weeks. Things culminated with a tournament on Saturday. I think this was a great event for the sport and will encourage involvement in Table Tennis moving forward. Thank you to Thor for organizing and executing the events over the past weeks in Yellowknife. Thanks also to Ulli Nolting for helping out wherever needed.”

“It has been an amazing event, everything worked out perfectly” says Executive Director, Thor about the workshops and tournament this past weekend. He adds, “The kids got to play a lot of matches, even the parents used the opportunity to play on the tables that were available. The kids actually improved a lot in just that one day. Table Tennis rocks!!!”

We are looking forward to the 2017 Territorial Championships hosted in Fort Providence from January 27th to 29th 2017. See you there!?


It was a very exciting time for Table Tennis North when Doug Rentmeister, Executive Director of Sport North, came for a visit to Sir John High School. He observed the clinic that coach Thor was hosting with the Sir John Sport Academy.

Table Tennis is the 30th Territorial Sport Organization and newest member under the Sport North Umbrella. Now 16 months old, Table Tennis North has reached 11 communities, plus played and workshoped with over 2,500 children in the Northwest Territories. This month of November has included  5 schools in  Yellowknife. 

“Sport North is the foundation of our success. They welcomed us into their family just over a year ago, giving us the possibility as a Territorial Sport Organization to expand and grow. It is very important to come together and make the North stronger, we work and succeed together with one common goal.”

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