Center Court

Sunday
Oct172010

New Player of the Week!

We have a new Player of the Week - and what a workhorse she is! 

A great Diva Tournament performance has brought accolades for our new Player of the Week - congratulations to this week's winner - well deserved!  See the right side panel for details.

Sunday
Oct172010

Diva Results 

The 2010 Diva is now in the history books - another great job by Kelly MacWilliams and Shara Cody -well done girls!

Overall, the calibre of play was exceptional, with hard-fought matches in every division.

  • In the Newbie division - Hannah O'Brien pulls out the championship win in her first tournament with a victory over Angus-Mom Marlene MacInnis - Marlene even "took one in the ear" in her effort to pull out the victory - a very close match
  • Chrissie Terry closes the door on Laura Ready in the Newbie consolation final and takes some hardware back to Halifax
  • In the B/C Final, Sam Lawther and Eli McKenna battle it out again for the final - and once again Sam comes out on top!
  • In the B/C Consolation final, Rhonda MacLean pulls out the win, after a "very long day" of matches, beating Kathy Lanthois in five - great effort ladies!
  • In the A division final it was our reigning champion Mary Andrews, pulling out the victory in a hotly-contested 5-game battle with a tough Jane Hicks - what a match to finish the day !!!! 
  • Also a great 5 game battle in A consolation between Moncton's champ Darlene Acton and Emily Terry of Halifax.  Darlene pulls it off, after a great series of rallies featuring lots of hard-hitting drives - super match girls.

The day finished up with the presentation of awards, and for some ... a sleepover at the Jinks residence!

Lots of fun, great squash, tasty food, and some creative signage from the boys made the tourney a success - congratulations to all participants - see you next year.  Check out the Photo Gallery in the right side panel for pictures of the event.

For match details, please see the tournament software by clicking here:

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/draws.aspx?id=8396C4C8-9E9E-4C8E-AD02-74303B44C5BC

 

Saturday
Oct162010

The Diva - It's a Wrap!

Well ... it's over for another year.  That moment when girls will be girls - The Fabulous Diva!  

We have lots to report, but we need to rest up our "squash butts" a bit before we give you all the gory details in the morning - what a great finish! 

Check in tomorrow for the scores .... and our new Player of the Week - what an amazing performance!!!

Friday
Oct152010

Diva - Day 1 Details

Wow - what a start! 

The 2010 Diva is underway, and what a great night of squash.

"Newbies" Hannah O' Brien and Laura Ready started the night off with a great match - amazing play for girls who have just started the game - Hannah comes out on top - Laura moves on to the consolation round.

Fellow "Jinxed" newbies Kristen MacIntyre and Nina Donavan battled through a hard-fought 5 game match - with Kristen coming out on top - well done girls!

Sarah Langille struts her stuff with a strong performance, defeating a battling Calla Fraser in 3 games - welcome to Squash PEI girls!

As the night progresses, the play intensifies, with a stellar Ladies A match involving Shara Cody and Stephanie Charlton.  Terrific rallies and some amazing back-hand drops lead to the win for ex-Canada Games star Stephanie - welcome back Steph!

On the B/C front, the Oraniuk sisters are off to a flying start - with Sherri winning a 3-1 runfest with tough first timer Vanessa Foster and Sheila downing Diva Organizer Kelly MacWilliams in 4 games.   Sam Lawther continues to shine, stopping visitor Emma MacGillivray in 3 straight, and Nathalie Lefrancois pulls out a tough win over Kathy Lanthois in a well played match.

Speaking of sisters, the Terry family from Halifax made their second Island appearance of the squash season.  After a long, wind-blown drive across the fixed link, Emily Terry fell to Quincy Beck in 3 straight, and newbie sister Chrissie Terry lost in an epic battle with the "peanut butter cup" Queen Marlene MacInnis in a wonderful match that summed up the night ... hard work, super shots, great fun, lots of laughs and cheers - great match girls!

For tomorrow's draw, click here:

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=8396C4C8-9E9E-4C8E-AD02-74303B44C5BC

Friday
Oct152010

Squash PEI Team Tryouts - 2011 Nationals

The following post identifies the procedure that will be followed to select the Men's and Women's Teams who will represent PEI at the Team National Events in 2011.  This procedure was ratified at a recent meeting of the Squash PEI Executive. 

Mike Buchanan and Mary Andrews have agreed to act as Team Captains and have already begun communicating with appropriate players within their respective divisions.

Both events will take place from January 7-9th, 2011.  The men's event will be held in Moncton, while the women's event will be held in Calgary. Squash PEI will be pleased to pay the team registration for each team but athletes will be responsible for all other expenses including travel, accommodation, food, incidentals, etc.

The procedure used for team member selection will be as follows:

  1. Players will be invited to try out for the teams starting with the first ranked player and proceeding down the list until 6 players who are interested in competing at the event agree to compete for the 3 available spots. (For current rankings, please see the left side panel of www.squashpei.org)
  2. Final team selection will be based on the results of a round robin playoff between these six players, which is reasonable and acceptable to the players involved. We recommend 3 playoffs, one per month, starting in October and finishing as early as possible in December prior to the deadline for the team submission to Squash Canada.


Eligibility criteria for try out players are:

1) players must be full time residents of Prince Edward Island for a minimum of 90 days immediately prior to the event (Squash Canada rule)


2) players must be Men's A or Women's A level for the men's and women's team respectively.


3) players must be members of Squash PEI prior to the try outs.


We appreciate your participation and wish good luck to all eligible players!!!