Viking Junior Tour – Mark Brosnan covered the event for PTM

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Mark Brosnan reported for PTM:

On Saturday, December 17, 2005, the Long Island Platform Tennis Association hosted its 3rd Annual Viking Junior Tour tournament at the Garden City Country Club, the Cherry Valley Club and the Garden City Community Park. With Christmas only a week away, the children received a surprise early morning visit from that jolly old Nordic man with rosy cheeks and a little round belly – that’s right, David Kjeldsen, founder and chairman of Viking Athletics, was there to provide his support, wearing his trade-mark “horns”! Among the four age divisions, there were forty-two (42) teams participating (84 kids!), and countless parents and grandparents cheering. The level of paddle was extraordinary, the good sportsmanship was commendable, and the smiles were constant! John Cerga, Alex Bancila and Steve Bromley, the Directors of Racquet Sports at the Garden City Country Club, Cherry Valley Club and Port Washington Yacht Club, respectively, volunteered their time and helped to make it a memorable day for the players.

<strong>10 & Under Division
Champions: Aidan Talcott (Old Brookville, NY) and T J. McLaughlin (Plandome, NY)
Finalists: Jack Stiuso (Port Washington, NY) and Dylan Neville (Port Washington, NY)

12 & Under Division
Champions: Amaury Dujardin (New Vernon, NJ) and Christopher Ju (Mendham, NJ)
Finalists: Jack Mara (Garden City, NY) and Alex Morris (Garden City, NY)

14 & Under DivisionC
hampions: Bryan Kallenberg and Matthew Kallenberg (Port Washington, NY)
Finalists: Chris Brosnan and Pat Brosnan (Garden City, NY)

<strong>18 & Under DivisionC
hampions: Cole Barris (Scarsdale, NY) and Jay Schwab (Scarsdale, NY)
Finalists: Ryan Muzzy (Huntington, NY) and Edward Krupski (North Babylon, NY)

Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 7, Issue 4, February, 2006