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Wednesday
Nov242010

Quincy Beck Wins the Bronze!

Quincy Beck has just returned from the Alberta Jesters Open Tournament held at the Glencoe Club in Calgary.  Quincy won 3 out of 4 matches and ended up with a 3rd place finish in the Girls Under 15 division - way to go Quincy!

 

This is certainly proof that our Junior athletes can compete at a National level.  Good luck to our Canada Games training team as they head to Niagara in December for the Canadian Junior Open Championships - show them your stuff guys!

 

Friday
Nov192010

The Aspin Cup Summary - What a Great Tourney!

The 2010 Aspin Cup is now in the history books - and what a tourney it was!  Next up is the UPEI Open - click here to enter - 

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=EC598518-2B84-407F-8EBD-8A9C9ABC2494

Here are a few of the many highlights of this year's Aspin Cup: (It was a real tournament of "firsts")

 

  1. Darren Chaisson will now make the move to the A division after defeating Mary Andrews in the final of the Mens B Division - I'm sure that Steve Bruce will be happy to see you Darren !
  2. Speaking of Steve Bruce, he went down to the hard-working Mitch Chaisson, who wins his first A Division Championship  - way to go Mitch - that time in the court is paying off!
  3. We saw an amazing match in the Mens A Consolation final with Chris Mills and BJ MacLean (a Master's Wannabe) both playing at the very top of their game - well done guys!
  4. Speaking of "Wannabees" - Lyall Huggan returned to tournament play wanting to join the senior ranks in the Masters Division.  After some confusion, Lyall ends up in Mens B instead and suffers the agony of defeat often experienced in the competitive B division.  However, Lyall goes down in "what we believe" to be a first - he becomes the first male playing in a non-female division to go out in two straight matches to females - first to Mary Andrews and then to Jane Hicks!  We're not sure what Lyall's strategy will be for the UPEI Open - but he has a lot of territory to make up!!!! - welcome back Huggie!
  5. The Geezer Goblet returns - going to the first "two-time winner of the award" Gord Lawlor, who beats Cam Beck in 5 games - in a match featuring many drops and lobs!
  6. Eli MacKenna wins Ladies B again and moves up to Ladies A for the next tourney - nice going Eli - welcome to Ladies A - get ready for some tough competition!
  7. Jordan Sampson downs his Dad and a host of other great players, pulling off his first Mens C Championship - keep an eye on this guy - lots of potential and starting to move up!
  8. Emma MacGillvray from Halifax has a fantastic tourney - pulling off wins in Womens C and Junior B - great job Emma - thanks for coming over!
  9. Marlene MacInnis gets her revenge on Hanna O'Brien, taking her down in 3 straight in the Womens D Division - will we have the "rubber" in the UPEI Open??
  10. And finally, we had a great social with tons of tasty food and Steve Bruce and Harbour Lights providing some excellent music - thanks very much to Steve and the Band - what a great job! 
  11. Lots of new faces out in the Junior B and Adult D divisions - it's so great to see you new players out enjoying the game and all the fun that comes with tournament play - welcome all!

Thanks to all players, to tournament chair Kelly MacWilliams, the Squash PEI Executive and all the volunteers - well done everyone!  Below is a recap of the winners:

 

Men's A: Winner: Mitchell Chaisson

              Runner Up:  Steve Bruce
              Consolation:  Chris Mills


Women's A:  Mary Andrews

                   Jane Hicks
                   Whitney MacDonald

Men's Masters:

                 Gord Lawlor
                  Cam Beck

Men's B:  Darren Chaisson (moves to A)
              Mary Andrews
             Jeremy Stiles

Women's B:  Elizabeth MacKenna  (moves to A)
                  MJ Webster
                  Joyce Robertson

Men's C:  Jordan Sampson
             Brodie Carter
             Ryann Jinks

Women's C:  Emma MacGillvary
                   Emma Jinks
                   Lisa Beck

Women's D:  Marlene MacInnis
                   Hannah O'Brien
                   Kristen Vinke

Monday
Nov152010

Quincy Beck off to Calgary

She's young, quick, and has better shots than her Dad. 

She's off to Calgary on Thursday the 18th  to represent Atlantic Canada in the National Junior Jesters. Quincy we are very proud of you and we know that you will do superbly well. Have a great tournament. We know you will also be an oustanding ambassador, representing the players from PEI.

Have a look in the right side panel for our new Player of the Week!

Quincy will be playing at the prestigious Glencoe Club in Calgary. Quincy earned her spot by winning the Jesters girls under 17 division. Quincy has been diligently improving her game and is now playing at a high level in womens A. Way to go Quincy!

   

Sunday
Nov142010

2010 UPEI Open Registration and Early Bird Draw

Online registration is now open for the 2010 UPEI Open at the following link:

http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=EC598518-2B84-407F-8EBD-8A9C9ABC2494

The UPEI Open will run from Thursday, November 25th to Sunday, November 28th. Cost of registration is $30 for adults and $20 for Juniors and students ($10 extra division) and includes a guarantee of 2 matches, tournament souvenir, court side snacks, and a social to remember!

As always, registering early helps Squash PEI be better prepared to provide the best tournament experience possible. All players whose UPEI Open registration is received by midnight on Thursday, November 18th will be entered into an early bird draw for a special prize on Saturday during the tournament (1 ballot per player).

Saturday
Nov132010

It's Party Time!

Great matches all day - update to follow later.  Right now ... it's time to party.

Tournament Social tonight at Hil's at the Spa - 7:00 -11:00 PM.  Music by drawmaster Steve Bruce and Harbour Lights - see you there!

Finals tomorrow!