🏆🥇 Tonight: Division 1 Doubles House League Showdown! 🥇🏆

Get ready for an epic showdown as Raj and Sameer go head-to-head against Kevin and Eric for the ultimate House League bragging rights this season! The action kicks off at 6 pm, so be sure to come out and witness the excitement firsthand. Plus, stay tuned for updates on the Division Three Finals, which will be scheduled soon—these two matches mark the thrilling conclusion of the season!

But wait, there’s more:

Last week, we had a blast at the Shindig fun tournament from Wednesday to Saturday! The courts were buzzing with energy as players competed in spirited matches and enjoyed the camaraderie of the game. Keep an eye out for upcoming pictures capturing the highlights of the tournament.

And let’s not forget about the Saturday banquet—it was an unforgettable evening filled with dancing and 70’s style vibes! It was fantastic to see so many people dressed up and having a great time. Thank you to everyone who made it such a memorable event!

See you on the courts and keep an eye out for those pictures!


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🏆🥇 A Week Packed with Squash Excitement!🥇🏆

Get ready for an action-packed week ahead at the squash club, with a lineup of events that’s sure to keep you on your toes! It’s all about doubles this week as we dive into the heart of the playoffs and celebrate the incredible contributions of one of our own.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Monday, April 22nd: Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Semi-Finals kick off the week with intense matches and fierce competition. Don’t miss the showdown as our top teams battle it out for a spot in the finals! Teams will be playing at 6pm and 7pm.
  • Tuesday, April 25th, the top two teams in our Division 2 doubles house league will battle it out for first place. Dayan and Shan will play against Mark and Winston.
  • Wednesday, April 24th – Saturday, April 27th: The highly anticipated super-fun Shin-dig Doubles Squash Tournament takes center stage, promising four days of thrilling matches and friendly competition. Matches begin Wednesday at 5:30 and will continue to about 9pm.
  • Saturday, April 27th: It’s a day filled with festivities as we honor the legacy of Ian Parsons with the naming ceremony of the Ian Parsons Doubles Squash Courts at noon. Later in the evening, join us for the annual banquet at Drums ‘n Flats for dinner, drinks, and celebrations with our fellow squash enthusiasts and friends.

But wait, there’s more:

  • Monday, April 29th: Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Finals mark the culmination of an exciting season of competition, where the top teams will battle it out for the championship title.
  • Wednesday, May 1st: The excitement continues for Division 3 Squash Doubles House League as they play their Finals, rounding off our week of squash celebrations.

And don’t forget:

  • Mondays: If you’re into singles squash, come join us for the drop-in round-robin matches every Monday night. It’s a great way to stay active and connect with fellow players.

With such a busy and exciting week ahead, there’s something for everyone at the squash club. We can’t wait to see you on the courts and celebrate the spirit of squash together!

🏆🥇 Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Semi-Finals – Monday, April 22nd 🥇🏆

As some of you know, our Division one teams are made up of some of the clubs best doubles players. With the stakes higher than ever, our top teams are poised to battle it out on the courts for a shot at the house league championship title.

Here are the matchups for the semi-finals:

Court 1 – 6:00 PM:

  • First Place vs Fourth Place:
    • Raj and Sameer vs Steve and Rick

Court 2 – 6:00 PM:

  • Second Place vs Third Place:
    • Jonathan and Savio vs Kevin and Eric

Court 1 – 7:00 PM:

  • Fifth Place vs Eighth Place:
    • Mike and Eric vs Fred and Mark

Court 2 – 7:00 PM:

  • Sixth Place vs Seventh Place:
    • Roger and Devon vs Trevor and Dom

It’s sure to be an evening filled with intense matches, nail-biting rallies, and fierce competition as our teams vie for a spot in the finals. Don’t miss out on the excitement!

And mark your calendars for the finals on Monday, April 29th, where the top contenders will face off for the ultimate title.


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2024 Shin-Dig Tournament Draw and Rules

Dear Participants,

Welcome to the highly anticipated Shin-dog Doubles Squash Tournament!

Below you will find your time for your first round match, which begins for everyone on Wednesday. Each participant has been assigned a partner for the duration of the tournament. Everyone will play a minimum of 3 matches over 4 days (Wed.-Sat).  Draw sheets are posted by the doubles courts so you can have a look. 

Please be on time for your match as it will be a tight schedule.  If you cannot make your match, please see the sub list below, ask a friend to fill in for you or ask another player at a similar level to play.  Do your very best to find your own sub!   

Shin-Dig Rules

* Games are best of 5
* First game – score starts at zero/zero
* Second game – losing team starts with 3 points and the serve!!
* Third game – losing team from second game gets 3 point handicap and
the serve (ie; 6/0 or 0/0)
* Etc. etc.

Wednesday Draw

Game 1

Steve D & Darryl S
Wed. 6:30 PM
Dayan & Jackie

Game 2

Savio & Naveen
Wed. 5:30 PM
Winston & Caryn R

Game 3

Devon & Gurjit
Wed. 7:15 PM
Anderson & David S

Game 4

Alison & Sunil
Wed. 8:00 PM
Roger & Raj

Game 5

Celine & Dan
Wed. 7:15 PM
Terry & Ashwin

Game 6

Dom & Carol
Wed. 8:00 PM
Kitt & Jason P

Game 7

Jonathan & Sorin
Wed. 5:30 PM
Vince & John K

Game 8

Sara-Jane & Nav
Wed. 6:30 PM
Sameer & Max

Subs:

  • Jim
  • Wayne
  • Hazel

Banquet Party and Doubles “Shin Dig” Tourney

Hi Everyone!

I am excited to announce the dates for our upcoming Doubles Parsons “Shin Dig” Tournament and our end of the season banquet party.  

The sign-up sheets will be posted soon on the boards outside the doubles courts (for the Shin-dig).  

Here are the details…

Parson’s “Shin-Dig” Doubles Tournament

For those of you who have participated in this annual event, you will remember that it is an absolute blast!  Here is how it works…

The tournament will be played on the evenings of Wed. April 26th-Sat. April 29th (daytime matches on Sat.).  The first 32 players to sign up are guaranteed a spot so sign up asap!  Once the sign up is complete, teams will be made as even as possible so that all teams have a fair shot at winning the tourney and having their names on the big trophy.  We make the teams so you don’t need to sign up with a partner.  

If you decide to sign up, please make note of the dates and have them available.  The draw and start times will be sent out the week prior to the tournament.  No doubles playing experience necessary!  I encourage all players to participate as this is a great opportunity to discover how much fun doubles squash can be.  

The Annual Squash Club Banquet is Back! YEAH!!!

Lastly, we all know that any fun event at the club requires a social night!  This year we have a themed party event that you won’t soon forget!  Saddle up everyone because we are going to cause quite the “racquet at the rodeo”!  

Here are the details:

Date: Sat. April 29th

Time: 6:00pm ‘Til the cows come home

Where: Drums ‘N Flats (California Sandwiches) Main Floor

Address: 60 Randall Drive, Ajax

Ticket cost: $30  -Ticket includes dinner, drink ticket and Live Band (Blue Thumb Envy with our good friend Ron Delavigne on drums!!)

There will also be tournament awards, prizes for best dressed and some fun games.  Please feel free to bring your significant other or a friend.  You can reserve your tickets by sending me an email.   We will need to know numbers so if you plan on coming, please send me an email and let me know!  Our whole club should be at this event so please come out and help celebrate our club.  

Dig out a plaid shirt or your best western outfit and let’s celebrate another successful season at the squash club.

See everyone on the courts,

Nicole

Congratulations to the SHINDIG Tourney Winners

The Shindig Tournament was a great success with everyone having a great time.  Unfortunately  a number of people could not play on the Saturday Semi and Finals.  We thank all those wonderful people who stepped in and subbed.

Tinners Draw  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:   Juan Segovia & Darrell Babcock (subbing for Graham Horne)
Winners:  Terry Bruce and Aymen Ahmed (Subbing for Sue Desa)

Consolation Draw  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:  Viru Parmar & Marc LeFontaine
Winners:  Alison LeBer & Fred Dizig (Subbing for Kevin Cahill)

Main Draw:  – Click to see full draw
Finalists:  Joan Hill & Jonathan Puddy
Winners:  Steve Dizig & Hazel Kenny-Wilson (Subbing for Ethan Johnston)

Finalists Jonathan Puddy and Joan Hill and Winners Hazel Kenny-Wilson and Steve Dizig.

 

2018 Shindig Tourney – April 17th to 21st

It’s Here, It’s Here.  It’s That Time of Year

Draws Revised
Thursday April 19,  9:30 PM

Yes the Shindig tournament is back and if you were on the ball (Squash Ball that is) you managed to get one of the coveted spots in the Draw.   Play starts at 6:00 PM on Tuesday April 17th in the Doubles Courts.   Check for your start times below.  If you didn’t get a spot in the Tourney, we can always use SUBs.  Contact Nicole, Terry or John and tell them you want to SUB.

2018 Shindig Tourney Start Times  (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Main Draw (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Consolation Draw (PDF format)

2018 Shindig Tourney Tinner’s Draw (PDF format)