Center Court

Wednesday
Aug182010

The Atlantic Cup Team Event

Chris Hanebury from Moncton has been spear-heading an exciting team event. I believe that PEI has the wherewith all to enter not one, but two teams. With this being a 'Canada Games season' and scheduling conflicts it has beed decided to postpone the Atlantic cup till next year.

The 1st Annual Atlantic Cup

Date: Postponed till next year.

Teams competing include;

1)    New Brunswick I,

2)    New Brunswick II,

3)    PEI, &

4)    Nova Scotia

Registration Fee: $286 per team ($22/person) + a 1 time additional fee to pay for the trophy: $65 ($5/person) = $350 per team ($27/person)

Registration Includes: Tournament Souvenir + Friday Night Snacks & Saturday Lunch

Each team will play 1 match Friday evening, and 2 on Saturday. The overall winner in matches won is the Atlantic Cup Champion. If there is a tie in matches won, it goes down to games, if that also results in a tie, it goes to the head-to-head result between the two provinces.

Each team consists of the following (13) players,

1 Men’s A

2 Men’s B

2 Men’s C

1 Women’s A

1 Women’s B

2 Women’s C/D

1 Gold Level Junior (male or female, & is a Men’s B caliber player)

1 Silver Level Junior (male or female, & is a Men’s C caliber player)

1Bronze Level Junior (male or female, & is a low D level caliber player)

* Novice Junior Under 10

 

  • * Hosting province gets to pick 1 additional category for each year (ie, age, weight, hardball, or weight division)
  • For the first year, NB will choose a Novice Junior Under 10 Category
  • Hosting Province also gets to have 2 teams
  •  This ensures 3 matches for each player
  • Juniors can play in 2 divisions
  • The team can decide to evenly split the additional cost (12 player’s/$350 = $29.17 each) or decide that the junior should cover 2 registration fees ($54)
  • If a team is unable to fill a certain category, agreements from the other 2 provinces can decide to alter a division, or allow a non-junior to play a 2nd division
  • Winning team receives the trophy, ‘The Atlantic Cup’ and holds onto it until the following year
  • The winning province is responsible for engraving the year, winning province, and the team members onto the trophy
  • The philosophy is to have all the matches be as closely contested as possible

 Sounds great doesn't it.

Sincerely,

Lester

 

Tuesday
Aug032010

Special Membership Available at The Spa

Good afternoon all,

We are very pleased to announce a couple of exciting new developments
at Squash PEI.

Last week, Cam Beck and I met with Blair Hansen of the Spa to discuss
the upcoming squash season.  Blair is very interested in increasing
squash membership and court utilization at the Spa this season.  In an
effort to increase activity at the Spa this year, Squash PEI and The
Spa have come to the following understanding:

  1. Squash PEI will be responsible for all squash programming and
    tournament operations at the Spa for the 2010-2011 squash season.
    This will enable us to offer more specific programming targeted toward
    our membership needs.  It will also allow us to provide great access
    to courts and trainers for our Canada Games team, who are currently
    training for the upcoming 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.  It
    will also help maximize court utilization at the Spa.
  2. The Spa will offer a Special Membership to all Squash PEI members,
    which will offer Spa memberships with savings of up to $ 180.00 for
    members of Squash PEI.  We have enclosed details of the Special
    Membership in the attached PDF document.  If you have any questions on
    the membership. please contact the Spa or a member of the Squash PEI
    Executive.
  •  Our new website is now fully functional.  We are very pleased to
    inform you that content is being continuously loaded onto our new
    website at www.squashpei.org
  • We are looking forward to an exciting year in squash this season.
    Kelly MacWilliams is leading a new tournament committee and is
    actively recruiting volunteers.  If you have a few minutes to spare
    during the year, please get in touch with Kelly - she would love to
    have your help!
  • Our Canada Games team is hard at work training for the upcoming Canada
    Games in Halifax.  Many of you are already involved in supporting our
    team as mentors and trainers - thank you for your assistance.

We are truly looking forward to our best year ever - lots of league
and tournament play, and as always - lots of social get togethers!
Please note that our first tournament (at the end of September), will
be a big event with great prizes and plenty of fanfare! We will keep
you posted.

Our thanks go out to Blair Hansen at the Spa for his support of Squash
PEI and our members. Special thanks to Cam Beck who was a key personal
to help broker the deal. Thanks Cam.

If you have any questions regarding these announcements, please feel
free to give me a call or reply to this post.

Thanks,

Lester


Lester Jinks
President,  Squash PEI

Saturday
Jun262010

Guys Dominate in 2010 Softball Challenge!

Well - the 2010 Softball Challenge is over, and it was quite a battle. 

However, as expected, the guys team was the winner, with Ryan "PigPen" Knockwood and Allan "Slugger" Hughes leading the way.  See the Discussion Forum for more comments!

Cam Beck

Wednesday
Jun162010

Welcome to the New Squash PEI Website

Welcome to the New Squash PEI Website!

We are pleased to present the new look, just in time for the upcoming 2010-2011 squash season.  In the past, we found it challenging to keep our website updated regularly, and as a result, it was not generating the traffic  and interest that it could have - well no more!

We have multiple "site editors", all of whom will be adding content regularly.  Please check back often to make sure you have "the latest information".   We will be adding more graphics and more content as we go through the summer.

Have a look around the site.  Be sure to check out the Discussion Forums, Calendar of Events, and the Photo Galleries - we would welcome your comments on content and format. 

Also, please check your e-mail address on the Member E-mail Database on the left.  Let us know if you would like anything changed.

 See you on the courts!

Tuesday
Jun152010

Gordie gets Award!

A very proud moment, at the end of the AGM in Banff, was accepting an award on Gordon Lawlor’s behalf.  Gordon was recognized by squash Canada for his contribution to squash and was given a "Certificate of Achievement". 

“Gordie has been involved in the promotion and development of the game from the very beginning of our squash association.  He has been a coach, a mentor, a program coordinator, developer, and always, a great promoter of the sport.  He was also the premier player on PEI for over two decades and has represented PEI in regional and national events. He was recently awarded the ‘Player of the Decade’ award by Squash PEI - who could be more deserving?!”

Well done Gordie. you deserve it old buddy.