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Thursday
Sep272018

Aspin Kemp and Associates Pro Squash

It was raining in Charlottetown today but the sun was definitely shining on the squash courts at the University of Prince Edward Island.  There were some serious battles as players from Canada and around the world were vying to move into Thursday's quarterfinals and onward.

Interesting stories were certainly created in the aftermath of the Nash Cup in London as 10 players moved east to gain more ranking points and bragging rights .World Junior Champion, Egyptian  Mostafa Asal was matched up against this year's Canadian champion Andrew Schnell and Nick Sachvie who showed that he was in great form with his London quarterfinal match against Asal was pitted against former world #35 Henrik Mustonen from Finland who is coming back from over a year's absence from the tour. Both matches lived up to their billing but it was Mustonen's creativity and Asal's steadiness that carried the day.

 But the real stir was created early in the evening by Canadian Cameron Seth as he locked horns with the tournaments #1 seed, England's Charles Sharpe. They went toe to toe for 65 minutes and it was the young man from Toronto (ranked 100 spots lower) who claimed his best ever victory. on the PSA Tour.

 The squash fans from this part of the world have never witnessed this level of play before and are thirsty for more.

Sunday
Sep162018

League #1 2018/2019 Season

League #1 starts October 10th and goes until November 21st.

Click HERE to go to Club Locker to see details and sign up.

Sunday
Sep162018

Squash PEI 2018 NEW Season

Hi There Fellow squashers. The new season is almost upon us. There are AMAZING things happening in the wonderful world of squash ON PEI:

1. We have an incredible 11K PSA Pro tournament taking place this Month! Check out the Draw and playing times: ASPIN CUP PRO TOURNAMENT 

2. OUR First tournament will start on the 28th september. It is the Aspin cup event amateur event.

things to know:  You can catch the last rounds in the Pro event AND Play inthe aspin cup

Register by clicking here: Aspin cup Amateur event

The aspin cup amateur event is Free, but you have to be registered with Squash PEI. For non-PEI players 'join' squash pei, and the cost is 30 dollars. (you will still have to join your own provincial squash association.)

3. We are using CLUB LOCKER This replaces 'Sporty HQ'. The reason is that Squash Canada wants us all to be using the same software which facilitates rankings and registration. You will have to get a new log-in and password. 

4. You Can sign up for League and Lessons etc on Club Locker. Bear with us as there will probably be a learning curve. So , we ask for your patience.

5. FOR EVERYTHING SQUASH ON PEI, BOOKMARK THIS PAGE!

 

SEE YOU ON THE COURTS!!!

Sunday
Sep092018

what's Happening 2019

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.

Monday
Apr022018

League #4 Finals

League Finals April 4th at 6:00 PM Canadiens VS Blackhawks Stop by and see some of the PSA tournament qualifying matches being played on court 4.