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Quebec Blind Sports Association  – Montreal, January 31st 2017 – Longueuil goalball player Nancy Morin was named best scorer of the Montreal Open Goalball Tournament (MOGT), with 29 goals in 7 games. The 17th edition of this annual competition took place at the Gadbois Center from January 27th to the 29th.

This year, 16 teams took part in this meeting, including 6 women’s teams, all coming from Australia, United States of America and Canada.

Top honors in the women’s competition went to the team of All Blacks (Ontario), followed by the Thorns (Oregon/Utah) in second and Phantoms (USA) in third.

On the men’s side, top honors of the competition went to the Cyclone (California), followed by British Columbia and Crown (California) in third.

The Quebec men’s team, made of Bruno Haché, Simon Tremblay, Josué Coudé, Tristan Lépine-Lacroix and Rakibul Karim, finished in 6th place with two wins and two losses. The team was coached by Nathalie Séguin, assisted by Lydia Beaulieu.

The Association sportive des aveugles du Québec (Quebec Blind Sports Association), hostess of this competition, thanks the commitment of the 50 volunteers who made possible the event.

This MOGT is possible thanks to the financial support of the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche and of the City of Montreal. The ASAQ would also like to thank its sponsors: Pepsi, Pizza Hut LaSalle, les Jardins Dauphinais, Dagwoods, Location Légaré, Physiothérapie du Sport du Québec (PSQ), Hôtel Espresso Montréal Centre-Ville/Downtown et Protection Incendie Idéal inc.

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Final ranking-men
Gold – Cyclone (California)
Silver – British Columbia
Bronze – Crown (California)
4th – Nova Scotia
5th – Alberta
6th – Quebec
7th – Knights (New York)
8th – Moneymen (Pennsylvania)
9th – All Blacks (Ontario)
10th – Titans (New Jersey)

Final ranking-women
Gold – All Blacks (Ontario)
Silver – Thorns (USA)
Bronze – Phantoms (USA)
4th – Nova-Q (Nova Scotia/Quebec)
5th – Alberta
6th – Australia

The best scorers of the competition
On the men’s side : ex æquo with 27 goals, Joseph Hamilton and Callahan Young (Crown, California)
On the women’s side : Nancy Morin (Nova-Q) with 29 goals.

For complete results, you can consult ASAQ’s website: http://sportsaveugles.qc.ca/sport/goalball/tournoi-invitation-de-goalball-de-montreal/  

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Information
Merryl B. Lavoie, Communications Agent
Quebec Blind Sports Association (Association sportive des aveugles du Québec)
514 252-3178, ext. 3716 | mblavoie@sportsaveugles.qc.ca