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Thursday
Aug272015

2015 FALL FIESTA presented by Squash PEI


REGISTRATION OPENS

Monday, September 7


Monday
Apr202015

Wednesday Night Trickle Boasts!!

League number two of the Spa Wednesday House League is now in the books with The German Tree Toppers winning it over the Marksmen. The Tree Choppers were led by Connor and Emma Jinks who just by the way are the Canadian Boy’s under-17 and Canadian Girl’s under-15 National Champions!! Trevor MacNeil, Logan Anderson and Derek Anderson kept it close for the Marksmen but in the end the Choppers prevailed in a close one 22-19. In the consolation match the Beasts were led by Brodie Carter, Jeremy Stiles, Ty Good and J.S. Duchesne to defeat the French Generals 25-21. The second league was interesting since it was the first time that the league went with eight teams of nine players, this was the brainchild of Ken Sampson and it seemed to work out very well. If anyone has suggestions or ideas about how the league should proceed in the future please get in touch with Ken or Wayne. One of our pet peeves over both leagues was the communication or lack of communication between players who had to reschedule, in this day of instant communication there really are no excuses, also, it seemed players made very little effort to try and play their rescheduled matches. I’m done with being critical now on to the highlights of the league! Seventy two players playing a scheduled refereed match against a similarly skilled opponent every Wednesday night and a social at the end, as a squash player it just doesn’t get any better than that. We are still working on how to make it a better team event where players would stick around and help support their team mates in their matches but that is a work in progress. The league would like to thank Spa owner Colin Younker for his generous allotment of court time and also taking the time to play in the league. We are especially thankful to Ken Sampson for his commitment to the league, Ken looked after all the money matters and even came up with the team names in the last league, take a lesson CBC Bruce!! Ken also handled literally hundreds of emails over the two leagues concerning challenge matches, changes in the schedule and teams and rescheduled games, thanks again Ken for all your time and effort. We have literally watched hundreds of squash matches over the two leagues this year and we are continually impressed at the improved play throughout the year and we are not just talking about the Juniors. We think that the league provides a tournament like atmosphere and players young and old seem to step up their game for each match. More specific, our juniors have added so much to the league and we would like to think that playing in the league has given them the opportunity to play people with different game styles which can only help their own games in the future. To close, have a great safe summer, we hope to see you all again next year , get to the T, the walls are your friends and I know two Canadian Squash Champions personally!!!


Sunday
Apr192015

National Champions!!!

Connor Jinks Boys U17 and Emma Jinks Girls U15 captured the 2015 Canadian National titles in their respective divisions. Their brother, Liam, won the consolation round, finishing 5th. Well done PEI.

 

Sunday
Apr122015

Atlantic Open Championships 2015

 

ATLANTIC CHAMPIONS HELD ON 9TH TO 12TH April
Congrats to everyone that participated at Atlantics this weekend in Moncton! Definitely an impressive showing with Squash PEI athletes winning 6 out of the 9 divisions, as well as Consolation Divisions and Runner Up finishes. Way to go guys and girls! Great end to a great season!
Men's A Champion 
Michael Buchanan PEI
Men's B Champion
Kyle Chaisson PEI
****** Congrats to Kyle on advancing to Men's A
Men's C Champion and
Junior Silver Champion
Liam Jinks PEI
***** Congrats to Liam on advancing to Men's B
NOTE: Between both divisions, Liam won all 8 of his tournament matches, including 5 victories on Sunday!
Junior Gold Champion
Connor Jinks PEI
Masters Champion
Lester Jinks PEI
Men's B Consolation Winner
Junior Gold Consolation Winner
Benoit Sampson PEI
Men's D Consolation Winner
Brennan Gaudet PEI
Women's B Runner Up
Mya MacNevin PEI
Womens B/C Consolation winner
Mandy Smith PEI

 

 

Saturday
Mar282015

Spa Wednesday Night House League Finals!

The first round of the Spa Wednesday Night House League play-offs are complete and like March Madness it’s one and done with only the winners moving on to play in the next round. In the five o’clock encounter the German Tree Choppers defeated the Cannonballs in a close one 27-25. Connor Jinks made short work of Rob Morrison while his younger sister showed CWOV Gordie lawlor what the future of squash looks like as she took down the veteran in three. Steven Banks replied for the Cannonballs as he outlasted Liam Jinks in five games, it should be mentioned that Jinks was playing up a level replacing injured Robert Sharkie. Brian Ashby and Liam Jinks hooked up in an excellent five gamer with Ashby winning the fifth 14-12. Spencer Russel and Andrew Avery cemented the win for the Choppers with wins over Matt Ramsay and Rhonda MacLean respectively while Kelly MacWilliams defeated Solange Sharkie in the final match. The Marksmen picked up wins from Benoit Sampson, logan Anderson, Enrique Riveroll, Derek Anderson and Colin Younker to defeat the Vipers 32-25 and move on to next week's championship game. Replying for the Vipers were Steve Bruce, Andy Gallant and Mike Gallant with a 3-1 revenge match over Trevor MacNeil. You have to ask yourself what kind of father would send his daughter to fight his battles for him? I’m sure the would be Santa was chuckling to himself all the way to Summerside, however being the gentleman that I am I passed on the assignment to Jonathan O’Keefe for two reasons; 1) Jonathan was stood up and was looking for a match 2) I’m not stupid!!. Thanks anyway Cam! Jonathan played extremely well and defeated Quincy in three games.Bruce Johnson looks to be rounding back into form after a lengthy illness as he took down Jeremy Stiles in three games. Ty Good defeated Floyd Jackson and Seana Evans-Renault took down Delores Crane to lead the Beasts into the finals on the consolation side. In the last Match of the evening the French Generals had all hands on deck with no one to play as the Maestros could not field a team. In matches played Daniel Lazaratos defeated Mya MacNevin (who was playing for Kevin Hodgson) and Ryan Blanchard defeated Sherri MacNevin 3-1 to lead the Generals into the consolation final. next Wednesday night looks like this;

5:00 - 6:00 Free court time for anyone to come in to get a hit.

6:00 - 7:00 French Generals vs. Beasts (Consolation Final)

7:00 - 8:00 Marksmen vs. German Tree Choppers (League Championship)

8:00   Social at Hil’s Pizza and Prizes

Teams should be aware that a lower level player may replace a higher level player if the higher level player can not be there.