Center Court

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.


Monday
Mar232015

Spa Wednesday Night House League Play-offs!

All matches that are going to be counted in the final standings have been played and these are the final results. Over the next two weeks we will play-off to determine the Spa Wednesday Night House League champions. The top four finishers in the league will play for the Championship while the bottom four teams will play for bragging rights.


Final League Standings as of March 23rd

The Cannonballs                     175

The Marksmen                         164

The Vipers                                150

The German Tree Choppers 140


The Beasts of Alexandria       137

The French Generals             130

The Maestro's                         100

The Wolves                               97


Play-offs March 25th

5:00 Match 1

The Cannonballs vs. The German Tree Choppers

6:00 Match 2

The Marksmen vs. The Vipers

7:00 Match 3

The Beasts of Alexandria vs. The Wolves

8:00 Match 4

The French Generals vs. The Maestro’s


Wednesday
Mar112015

PEI OPEN RESULTS - Closing remarks from 2014-2015 Tournaments

 

Hard to believe it's all over, but the final tournament to be held in Prince Edward Island for the 2014-2015 season has come and gone. Thank you to athletes, parents and spectators for taking part in the PEI Open! We had a great turnout from across the province, as well as visitors from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Below is the recap of the 2015 PEI Open. Enjoy!

MENS D

1st – Andrew Clark
2nd – Thomas Johnston
3rd – Todd Gallant

MENS C

1st – Brian Ashby
2nd – Ty Good
3rd – Nick Sangster
Consolation – Bryson Woodworth
Plate – Taylor Kosciecwicz

MENS B

2nd – Luke Burton 
3rd – John McNally
Consolation – Derek Gallant
Plate – Pat O'Connell

WOMENS

1st – Orshy Torok
2nd – Lorraine Macdonald
3rd – Seana Evans-Renaud

MASTERS

1st - Chris Mills 

2nd – Gordie Lawlor
3rd – Cam Beck

MEN'S A

1st – Michael Buchanan
2nd – Connor Jinks
3rd – Jean-Michel LeBlanc
Consolation – Dakota Cameron 
Plate – Pierre Ansellem

Well that's it for PEI Tournaments until the fall!

Quick notes

a) NS Open is being held March 26-29 in Halifax

b) Atlantic Championships being held April 10-12 in Moncton

c) Information will be coming out next month for the Squash PEI Awards Night to be held later this spring

d) 2015-2016 Maritime Tournament Schedule will be released hopefully by late July

In closing, thank you to all the volunteers and participants for taking part this season in all tournaments. It was a great experience my first year running tournaments for Squash PEI and I look forward to continuing on. Definitely a learning experience but we have a wonderful Squash Community in the province that helped make this a smooth transition over the course of the season. We had success, we had challenges. We had some dissapointment, but we had many more great moments! Over the next few months, I will be taking time to reach out to our membership for thoughts and opinions from the season and what we can do to make all our tournaments and events attractive to both our regular participants and visitors attending from off Island. The ideas are already in motion for 2016 and I look forward to the opportunity at growing all our events moving forward.

See you in the fall!

Andrew Avery 
Tournament Chair - Squash PEI

Tuesday
Mar102015

Wednesday Night Trickle Boasts!! March 4th

The Canada Games Juniors were fantastic to watch, we caught every match that was live streamed and we can’t begin to tell you how proud we were of each and every player. The standings in the Wednesday Night House League show the Cannonballs on top with the Vipers, Marksmen, Beasts and Tree Choppers all in a very close race for the next three positions. After Wednesday night’s matches the top four teams will vie for the championship while the bottom four also-ran teams will duke it out for positions five through eight. Your teams first match is dependent on how you finish in the league. The Vipers and Beasts got things going with CBC Bruce and Jonathan O’Keefe up tn the first match of the evening. It is always easy to determine how Bruce is doing in his match by the different sounds that he makes, it’s never good if a high pitch whine is reverberating from the court, you can pretty much determine how things are going.So it was last Wednesday when O’Keefe took him down in three straight, just had to listen to determine the result! Gary Roberts picked up his first win over Brodie Carter with a walk over after the first two games as Carter pulled up with a hamstring injury. Donnie Gallant surprised Canada Games junior Ty Good with an array of tricky boasts which I’m pretty sure he did not see at the Games. Also picking up wins for the Beasts were J.S Duchesne, Andrew Sprague And Steven Cudmore. The second session started off with two excellent matches as old rivals Chris Mills and Gordie Lawlor once again faced off in the court. Mills started out fast picking up two quick wins before the old master found his game and out skilled Chris over the next three games. Pierre Ansellum and Rob Morrison also hooked up in a great match with Ansellum picking up the win with a 11-7 victory in the fifth. Matt Ramsay and John McAleer also battled it out in a fifth game with Matt also winning 11-7 in the fifth. Crafty wily old veterans Cam beck and Wayne Stanley showed that you certainly don’t have to rally in a squash game if you can dink and doink your opponent into submission. Beck was on with his short game and downed Stanley 11-9 in the fifth and final game. Only two other matches were played in the third session with Derek Gallant making short work of Stephen Phillips and Robert Blanchard defeating Robert MacNevin in four. Canada Games phenom Connor Jinks started off the last session with a masterful display of Shot making to defeat Ken Sampson in three games, I know that Mikey B beat Connor in the final of the Island Open but Mike has to know that the writing is on the wall with this youngster. Canada Games juniors Emma Jinks and Benoit Sampson squared off but on this night things went all the young lady’s way as she took Benoit down in three. The highlight match of the evening had former Canada games junior Trevor MacNeil taking on current Canada Games Coach Shara Cody, the match went back and forth until MacNeil edged Cody out in the fifth game 11-9. Jason MacIntyre and Robert Sharkie also had a great match with Jason getting up quickly by two games before Sharkie dug in and won the next two games, unfortunately Robert used up too much energy and went down easily in the fifth 11-3. Liam Jinks continues to improve as he took out fellow junior Logan Anderson in four well played games. Colin Younker got back on the winning track with a 3-0 win over Andrew Avery and Solange Sharkie got her mischievous racquet under control and picked up a win over Angela Trainer. Until next week , get to the T, the walls are your friends and congratulations to Connor Jinks for defeating the number 2 and 3 seeds in last weekends Island Open.

Standings Mar.4th      
Cannonballs 141    
Vipers 123    
Marksmen 121    
Tree Choppers 120    
Beasts 119    
Generals 88    
Wolves 78    
Maestros 64