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Fall Fiesta Finishes with Fantastic Flare!

The 2010 Fall Fiesta finished up on the weekend, with fun and festivity.  A great time was had by all! 

Many thanks to the Squash PEI Executive and especially to Tournament Chair Kelly MacWilliams - great job Kelly!  For all of her hard work - Kelly will be our Player of the Week this week!  Thanks also to Shara Cody and Steve Bruce for their great efforts on creating their first draw - nice job guys!

Here are the divisional winners - 3 = Consolation winner. (for match details click here to go to the Tournament Software)

Men's A

  1. Mike Buchanan
  2. Lester Jinks
  3. BJ MacLean

Ladies A

  1. Jane Hicks
  2. Ryann Jinks
  3. Shara Cody

Men's B

  1. Darren Chaisson
  2. Nick Trainor
  3. Jonathan O'Keefe

Ladies B

  1. Samantha Lawther
  2. Grace Sullivan
  3. Eli McKenna

Men's C

  1. Pat O'Connell (Moving up to Men's B - way to go Pat! )
  2. Ken Sampson
  3. Jordan Sampson

Ladies C

  1. Natalie Lefrancois
  2. Emma Jinks
  3. Paula Sherren

Men's D

  1. Chaucer Fraser
  2. Angus MacInnis
  3. Dave McIver

Junior A

  1. Nick Trainor
  2. Jordan Sampson
  3. Quincy Beck

Winners Jane Hicks and Mike Buchanan both commented on the tremendous play of the Junior players in the tournament.  It was amazing to see the talent of these young athletes - well done all! 

Great social at Pat & Willy's, including our fair share of Gahan Beer, margaritas, and tasty Mexican snacks!

Great to see Emily Terry over from Halifax - thanks for coming Emily and good luck at the Jesters Tournament in Calgary in November.  Also terrific to see Liam Jinks out on the courts - won't be long before he's taking games from his siblings - way to go Liam!!

Next up is the Diva Invitational - October 15-16 at the Spa.  This is a great tournament for all newbies - come out and give it a try if you are female!!  This year's theme ;  Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice !  Bring a friend and your name goes in a draw for a prize!

Thanks to the Spa staff for their patience and thanks to everyone for a great start to the Squash year - it was a blast!


Fall Fiesta - Day 2 - Awesome !

Wow - what a night of squash!  Everyone played so hard, we kept the Spa open extra hours !

Friday's highlights include:

  1. The inaugural match of Mr. Liam Jinks - Men's A Champion in the making!  Great job Liam - welcome to Squash PEI!
  2. Four matches that went the distance - kept us all up late!  Great matches from Mike Gallant & Dan Lazaratos, Jane (Roundabout) Hicks & Aaron Coffin, A Division Newbie (and co-drawmaster) Steve Bruce & Masters Division wanna-be - BJ MacLean, and the two "Energizer Bunnies" - Darren Chaisson & Anthony Scott.  Not to be out-done, after going down in 5, Anthony is pulling out all the stops and "subbing in" Stan Chaisson to finish the tourney on his behalf - wait a minute .... is "subbing" allowed in Squash?????
  3. Speaking of Masters Division wanna-be's - Bruce Johnston pulls out a great victory over the younger- legged and spirited Jonathan O'Keefe.
  4. A couple of upsets to mention - Ryan "Harrow" Knockwood takes Danny Peacock down in 3 straight, and Quincy Beck does the same to # 2 seed Nicole Blanchard. 
  5. NS Canada Games player Emily Terry came to play - defeating PEI's Whitney MacDonald, and Sam Lawther defeated Canada Games teammate Eli McKenna in a well-played match to finish the night!

All players are reminded that the courts will be busy tomorrow - please arrive 20-25 minutes prior to your scheduled match time, so we can get to the FIESTA at Pat & Willy's on time.

BONUS NACHOS !  (that's Spanish for "see you in the morning for pancakes!")


Fall Fiesta Tournament - Day 1 Highlights !

The Fall Fiesta is underway - OLE! 

Tournament Chair Kelly MacWilliams has it all under control, and the courts are buzzing with activity - Click here for the draw.

A few highlights from Thursday night's matches:

  1. Emma Jinks and Helen Kennedy tip the tournament off with a seesaw battle - Emma "The Tournamator"comes out on top after a hard-fought 5 game battle.
  2. Brandon Higginbotham and Chaucer Fraser prove that practice makes perfect - two wins each in Round 1 for the Canada Games duo!
  3. Ron Taweel, Dave McIver, Kris Reid, and Ken Sampson have great showings in their first tourney - Ron, Dave, and Kris suffered the agony of defeat after great efforts - Ken comes out on top!
  4. Ryann Jinks continues her march to the top of Ladies A - defeating co-drawmaster Shara Cody
  5. Mitch Chaisson gives Cam Beck a lesson on reach and power - watch out Jinks and Buchanan!
  6. Angus "The Showman" MacInnis lives up to his nickname - wow, what great entertainment!

Tomorrow night promises to be an amazing night of squash - check out the matches! There are some great battles shaping up! 

We are tight for court time for the next couple of days - please show up 20-25 minutes before your court time, ready to play.

See you tomorrow at the Spa!


Dry Fit Shirt Special

Squash PEI dry fit T-shirts will be on sale during the first tournament this weekend. Get one for $25 or $20 each when you buy two or more! Men's shirts come in black with white or forest freen with black. Women's and children's sizing come in forest green with black or kiwi green with grey.

Get this must have collector item before they're gone!


Reminder - Spa Special Membership

If you are planning to renew your membership at the Spa in the next few months OR if you are a new Spa member, you would save at least $ 50 by taking advantage of the Spa-Squash PEI Special Membership PRIOR TO the Fall Fiesta Tournament.

The Special Membership includes a FREE Squash PEI Membership and FREE Registration to the Fall Fiesta Tournament.  Even if your membership isn't due until later this year or next year, by commiting  now to renew for another year at the Spa on your regular membership anniversary date - you get the FREE items above - no cash deposit required.

Click here for details.

A great time to renew and get back in the game - see you courtside!