Squash isn’t done yet for 2021-22

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that we have three more tournaments and HSL is still going strong with another session starting on Wednesday.

Please support your host clubs on these dates

  • May 27-29 Cape Breton Squash for Ukraine and farewell to Jack Matthews https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13701/info
  • June 3-5 Kings County Squash Club for Education – Fundraiser for Damaine Wright https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13733/info
  • June 9-12 Cole Harbour Team Tourney – https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13733/info
  • May 25 – June 29 – HSL Session 4

 

 

Looking for a reason to visit Cape Breton this May?

Then please consider the  CB SQUASH FOR UKRAINE TOURNAMENT

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity that supports Ukraine.

Tournament runs Friday evening, all day Saturday and until early afternoon on Sunday.

This is also the farewell tournament for Jack Matthews. Sadly Jack is returning to Ontario in June, so this is our last chance to play against and say goodbye to the one and only Jack Matthews.

Social on May 28, 2022  at Dooly’s Billard Room, Pitt Street, Sydney

To register please go to https://clublocker.com/tournaments/13701/info

Oliver Sport Canada Atlantic Regional Championship Recap

Hi everyone,

First off, congratulations to our winners, runners up and consolation draw winners. It is nice to see all of the Provinces represented in the winning circle. Special congratulations to those who were prize winners in two divisions you played a lot of exceptional squash to get there!

Division       Winner          Runner up             Consolation
BU13      Owen Smith, NL Andrew Klein, NS Benjamin Woo, NS
BU15      Will Maclean, PEI Jack Foerster, NS Jack Comeau
GU15.     Alexa Fleming, NL Brielle MacLean Zoe Boody, NS
GU19      Sophia Tulk, NL Adele Workman, NS Emily Gallant, PEI
BU19      Garreth Beckles, NS Emmet Workman, NS Ajout Balasundaram, PEI
Women Leah Boody, NS Niamh Campbell, NS Alexa Fleming, NL
Mixed 45+ Greg Platt, NB BJ MacLean, PEI Brad Beckett, NL
Mixed 1 Matt Bishop, NS Liam Jinks, PEI JM LeBlanc, NB
Mixed 2 Sam Gallant, NS Leah Boody, NS Richard Khan, NS
Mixed 3 Niamh Campbell, NS Jim Kennedy, NS Emma MacGillivray, NS
Mixed 4 Michael Howard, NS Agit Balasundaram, PEI Steven Hart, NS

Secondly, many thanks to all the volunteers, referees, our sponsor Oliver Sports Canada, and the provincial squash leadership teams from the Atlantic Region who all contributed to making this a successful event.

Also many thanks to Thomas Hori and Barb Cooper who conducted evaluations of Referees and Coaches respectively to help advance referees and coaches in their journeys. Congratulations to all of the coaches and officials who completed assessments! Also thanks to Squash Canada, Squash NS, Squash NB, Squash PEI and Squash NL who worked together to support the coaches in their qualification upgrades!

It was especially nice to see the 43 juniors, particularly the 30 U15s who participated in the tournament. It bodes well for the future of our sport to see so many youngsters competing. Good luck to you all in the future. Hoping to see some of you play for your respective provinces in the Canada Games coming in early 2023 in Charlottetown.

And finally, thanks to everyone who entered and competed for supporting the event, with special thanks to those entrants who traveled long distances to participate. We hope that you had safe journeys home!

Check out some pics from the tourney here  https://m.facebook.com/SMUfitsquash/posts/4645478175564527

From your friendly neighbourhood Tournament Co-chairs Phil and Craig

 

Congratulations to our new leadership!

On behalf of the Board and the members of Squash NS I would like to congratulate:

Dave Thomson on his assumption of the role of President of Squash NS

Marwan Abouelela on his assumption of the role of Vice President and

John MacPhail on his acclamation as a member at large.

Phil Jourdeuil on his assumption of the role of Treasurer and

Cameron Reid and Evan McNichol on their return as members at large for another two year term.

Dave and Marwan agreed to co-lead the Board after the call for volunteers and the AGM produced no candidates.  They and the Board will continue to lead the sport in its recovery post covid and will be refreshing the strategic plan for Squash NS in 2021-22.

In other news the AGM approved a restructure of membership classes and fees that eliminated the recreational class of membership and reduced membership fees. Details are here.

We are also actively planning the 2021-22 Competitive season.  We plan to restart the HSL in September and expect that Premier League will also start in the fall. I would would ask clubs/individuals who are planning tournaments to indicate their interest and tentative dates to Mallory. So far we have no news on tourney dates in the other provinces but for NS we have tentative bookings for the:

    • Cole Harbour Team Tourney – 14-17 Oct
    • NS Jr Open – 19-21 Nov
    • Dal tournament planned for 13-16 Jan
    • NS Open 24-27 Mar

Also we would like to start a four tournament Junior Circuit for new, improving and competitive juniors. With tourney dates in Sep, Oct, Jan and Feb and each held at a different club in the province.  Details of the circuit can be found here.  Again Clubs should indicate their interest to Mallory.

I would like to thank the board and the squash community for your support over the last three years and hope you will work as hard to support our new leadership going forward.

Signing off,

Phil