Center Court

Monday
Nov012010

Islanders "Represent" in Halifax

The Island contingent did a great job of representing Squash PEI in Halifax this past weekend.

Here are a few highlights: (Our next Player of the Week will come from this group - keep an eye out!)

  1. Connor Jinks pulls out the Championship in Junior Silver and loses a 5-game heartbreaker in the final of Men's D, to an opponent at least twice his size - great matches Connor - well done!
  2. Not to be outdone by her big brother, the "ever-smiling" Emma Jinks pulls off a major upset - coming up with the championship win in the Ladies D division - great job Emma!
  3. Eli McKenna has a great tourney, taking out the top seed in Ladies B, before losing to Emily Terry, who went on to win the Division - that hard work is paying off Eli.
  4. Quincy Beck wins her first Halifax A Division match and almost a second, falling to Niamh Campbell in a hard fought 5 gamer.  After Niamh withdraws with a back injury, Quincy advances to the Ladies A final against Halifax veteran Janet MacLeod - well done Q.
  5. Our very own player-coach extraordinaire John Power goes through to the final in the Vets Division, falling to a skillful and fit Tom Long of Moncton in a great match.
  6. Our Men's A Champ Mike Buchanan battles all the way through a tough A division, making it to the final against a rock-solid Matt Bishop.  Mike takes a game but goes down in 4 - next time Mike!!

To all who made the trip - congratulations on a job well done.  It was great squash and great fun!

Looks like we will have an even larger contingent in Moncton this weekend - let's go get 'em!!

Saturday
Oct302010

Aspin Cup 2010 Registration Now Open

We know you've been itching to sign up so here is the link for the Aspin Cup registration:

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=34C41D5D-57CB-4DB7-BED0-7351A05C0154

The Aspin Cup will run from Friday, November 12th to Sunday, November 14th and include a guarantee of 2 matches per player per division, a tournament T-shirt, court side snacks, a Saturday night social with food, great prizes, and great squash! Registration deadline is Monday, November 8th at midnight- but don't wait for the last minute to sign up cause you can help us be better prepared by getting your registration in early! See you at the courts!

Friday
Oct292010

Sport Fair Demonstration a Huge Success !

Squash PEI participated in the Provincial Sport Fair, held at the Stratford Soccer Complex over the past two days.  Many thanks to Ryan Knockwood, Shara Cody, John Power, and other volunteers for showcasing the great game of squash to schools from all over the Island.

Ryan spent the most time with the kids at the fair hosting over 200 kids at the "mini-court" on Wednesday alone- Thanks for the hard work Ryan!  

We will follow up shortly with pictures of the "mini-court" in action.

 

 

Tuesday
Oct262010

Next Tournament-The Moncton Open-Nov. 5-7, 2010

If you weren't able to make it to Halifax this weekend, but you 're craving some tournament competition, the next tournament is now open for registration.  The tournament registration deadline is Monday, November 01, 2010.

The Moncton Open will be held on November 05-07, 2010 at the Moncton Squash Club.  We usually have a great PEI contingent at this tourney!

To register online, please click the link below:

http://tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=7796AE97-461C-4FA9-A126-E5FA8625762C

Sunday
Oct242010

Tower Registration Closes Today

Registration for the Tower Invitational Tournament next weekend in Halifax closes today.  Click on the link below to register:

http://tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=37AA3795-423C-477C-B7BD-CE618CB6DEDC