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Let the Games Begin ... The Aspin is Underway!

What a great start - we've "set sail" with the 2010 Aspin Cup!  Check out the highlights:

  1. A couple of youngsters had stellar nights - regular visitor Emma MacGillivray goes 2 for 2 in 2 divisions on Friday - Emma Jinks, not to be outdone, beats rusty returnee Lisa Beck in 4, and also downs newcomer Richard Xu in 3 straight
  2. Ryan Duffy defeats a stubborn Alex McBain in a tough fought match and Ty McAdam takes out recent "plaque winner" Liam Jinks.
  3. In the Womens D divison Marlene MacInnis beats a path to the next round, defeating newbie Allie Boyle in 3 and in Womens C, a "much improved" Helen Kennedy suffers the agony of defeat at the hands of a great cross-court match from Emma MacGillivray.
  4. In Womens B, the MacLean's (Christina and Rhonda) battle it out, with Rhonda coming out on top.  Shauna stages a comeback on Anna and Eli McKenna comes out tough against returning player Janice Robertson.
  5. In Ladies A, Quincy and Ryann advance, as Jane and Mary wait in the wings. 
  6. On the Mens side, drawmaster Steve Bruce wins the "battle of the lefties" with Chris Mills, and Mitch downs BJ in his quest for the A Championship.
  7. In the Masters Division, Cam Beck and Scott Lacey battle for the "Geezer Goblet" bragging rights, but are about to "hit the wall" in the form of Gord Lawlor and John Power.
  8. Mens B and Mens C had too many great matches to mention - we'll provide an update tomorrow!
  9. One note in closing is about choices ... it appears that Masters player Lyall Huggan may have made a "strategic error" in electing to play in the Mens B division.  Lyall faced a tough first match, meeting Ladies A Champ Mary Andrews - going down in 4.  Sorry Lyall ... no Geezer Goblet for you!  In the other "battle of the sexes", Pat O'Connell downed Jane Hicks in 3 straight - hard to know which way the B division will go!

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Aspin Cup Looking Tough!

Registration for the Aspin Cup has now closed and it looks like it's going to be a "barn burner". 

The Men's B division is looking very rugged and competitive, we've got lots of newbies signed up in the Junior B Division (welcome guys and girls) and the Geezer Goblet is back on the line in the Master's Division. (Clean that beauty up and get ready to defend it Mr. Lacey)

The Men's C division is going to be challenging as well, with a mixture of Juniors, Males, and Females - should be very interesting!

In the Ladies Divisions, defending champ Mary Andrews is back to defend her title, Sam Lawther makes the move up to A, Lisa Beck makes a return to C, and there are some fresh faces and some familiar faces in Ladies B.  In Ladies D, Marlene "Peanut Butter Cup" MacInnis is back for another crack at Hannah O' Brien - could be a rematch from this year's Diva.

Now, more on that "entertainment teaser" from our last web posting.  The Aspin Cup social will be held at Hil's Sports Grille and will feature catered-in food, and live music.  Who do we know in the squash community that plays a "mean keyboard"??  Check it out on Saturday - it will be rockin' !!

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Tour de Moncton a Success!

Squash PEI was very well represented at the 2010 Moncton Open last weekend at the Moncton Squash Club.  Highlights of this year's edition were:

  1. Liam Jinks inks his first tournament championship in the Junior Bronze division  - picks up a plaque and a prize - fantastic work by our youngest player - nice job and great "court-warming" Liam!!
  2. Quincy Beck builds on last week's runner up effort in Halifax to win her first Ladies A Championship in a five-game stress-fest with Emily Terry.  Both players were at the top of their game all weekend, and the final was no exception - great match girls - congratulations on the win Quincy!
  3. Sam Lawther continues her winning ways in Ladies B division, pulling out the win over friend and perpetual rival Eli McKenna.  Once again, a five-game battle - close and hard fought - Sam gets the win - way to go Sam!
  4. Eli McKenna gets the runner up prize for her match with Sam and also picks up the Consolation prize in the Junior Silver division - great tourney Eli!
  5. Grace Sullivan returns to the fold and grabs some hardware for winning the Consolation B prize - welcome back Grace - well done!
  6. Darren Chaisson goes the distance in the Men's B final, battling with a determined Theo Petropolis from Halifax.  This match was filled with amazing shots, great reach, and lots of controversial lets - a great job of refereeing by our own Derek Lawther.  Theo comes out with the Championship and kudos for fair play, and Darren comes out with the "most improved trophy" - great match Darren!
  7. Theo proved to be equally as challenging for Nick Trainor in the Junior Gold Championship - taking Nick in a fact-paced match - good effort Nick!
  8. The Sampson family makes a full-force appearance with Ken, Natalie, Jordan, and Benoit all putting in solid performances - Jordan comes out with the Consolation prize in Junior Silver for his efforts!
  9. The "Sweetheart Award" goes to Kim Baglole for donating her Consolation Ladies A prize to Cam Beck - thanks Kim - you're a sweetie!
  10. And last, but certainly not least - the Tourists of the Year Award go to Ryan Knockwood, Shara Cody, Steve Bruce, and Nicole Blanchard.  After the tournament social "evaporated", the fearless foursome set out on a "Cash Cab" tour of the Greater Moncton area in search of a social.  As it turns out, they found one at the Rodd Park House - where "many good stories were told"!

All in all - another great weekend.  Terrific facility, terrific squash, terrific fun, and lots of memories!  Thanks to Chris Hanebury and all the volunteers at the Moncton Squash Club for hosting!


Aspin Cup Deadline!!!!!

The deadline to register for the Aspin Cup is today, Monday, November 8th at midnight! You're not going to want to miss this one so get your name in ASAP! Matches will start on Friday, November 12th and finish on Sunday, November 14th.

There has been lots of banter around the courts about who is going to pull out "upsets" at this year's edition of the Aspin Cup.

We have a great social planned - with a secret "entertainment treat" for you - keep an eye on this site for more details as the week goes on!



Sport Fair in Action!

Ryan Knockwood and John Power are putting some prospective squash players through some drills at the 2010 Provincial Sport Fair mini-court.

According to Ryan, there was lots of interest in the game, and lots of great competition at the court!

Nice job guys!