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Dear Fellow Squash players

The Squash PEI executive and myself would like to share the exciting news. We are hosting the largest professional squash tournament to ever hit the Island. That is right, we will be hosting a 11K PSA Men’s Challenger event September 25-29 at UPEI. The event is called the Aspin Kemp and Associates Open and it will be with us in some professional form (men, women or both) for at least the next three years.

 Canadian Champ, Andrew Schnell in Action.

We are also running our amateur annual Aspin cup tourney on the weekend 29-30 September. Why not come on over and watch some great squash and kick start the season by competing in this fun event.


The PSA draw is now complete and can be seen at this link:  https://psaworldtour.com/tournaments/view/9362 

There are some very interesting facts about the 24 entries:

• Players represent 15 different nations
• Three of top four Canadians, including current national champion Andrew Schnell (Calgary) will be participating
• The number three seed is Mostafa Assal of Egypt, the current world junior champion and still undefeated in professional play!
• Number 1 seed is Charles Sharpe of England, world ranked #68.
• We are please to have Nova Scotian Doug Kosciukiewicz, who recently turned pro, included in the draw.
• The lone non PSA player and special invitee is the best Island player ever, Mike Buchanan. He is currently undergoing training to make a great showing.


The top eight seeds will receive byes and the remaining 16 players get underway Tuesday, September 25, Wednesday evening is the 2nd round and quarter finals Thursday 5-9pm. All of these matches are free on a first come basis. Semi-finals (Friday 7 and 8pm) will require tickets as will the final at 5pm Saturday. One of the ways to ensure two seats for the matches on Friday and Saturday is to become an ancillary sponsor (yes, we still need more funds to make this tournament a real success). This is possible in the name of a company, an individual or as unnamed gift. Squash PEI is accepting $200 sponsorships (tax receipts offered) and in return you will be offered your two seats, a luncheon with the players plus if you wish company advertising in the tournament program. If interestedin sponsoring contact john at:john.power71@gmail.com

 Our annual Aspin Cup (amateur event) will be conducted around the end of the professional schedule with lot’s of ‘get the season going’ matches on Saturday and Sunday. If you play the entry fee is only $35. If by chance there are any seats left they will go for $20 each for the semifinals and $20 for the finals.

So, please enjoy the rest of your summer and be ready for some amazing squash and if you're in the amateur event, the inevitable squash butt. The link to the amateur tournament will be posted on the squash PEI website in a day or 2.

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