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Roger's Insurance Masters Results

The largest Master's event on Squash Alberta's calendar concluded this past weekend, and it was an event to be remembered for many reasons. First off, with over 150 participants, the quality and quantity of squash over the weekend was fantastic. Hospitality also didn't suffer as a result of demand. Appetizers were served on Friday, Vietnamese buffet on Saturday, and wine & cheese on Sunday during the prize presentations. A tournament shirt and smoothie coupon were also provided to all participants, and there were 4 grand prize TV draws!

Participants were also treated to an over 2-hour, 5-game Open doubles final between host Jonathan Hill/Kelly Shannon and top seeded Jacob Hooker/Rob Birrell, which was won by experience on that day. 

Full results can be found on the tournament website and Squash Alberta would like to congratulate all the event winners. If the quality continues its current trend, this event is sure to be a huge draw for years to come.
Posted on 11/22/2016

Jesters Junior Open Results

The Alberta Jesters Junior Open concluded this past weekend, and it was one of the best in recent memory for Team Alberta, who captured 11 medals in total during the competition. Details are below, but full results are also available on the tournament website.

Beginning in the boys U19, the final was an all Alberta affair, as top seed and defending Junior National Champion Michael Mehl met perennial provincial rival Brett Schille in the final. This was a fantastic run for Schille, who came in as a 5/8 seed and upset both the #3 and #2 seeds in the quarter and semi finals. His run unfortunately ended at the hands of Mehl, who remains a dominant force in Canadian junior squash.

Another 2 medals were captured in the boys U15 division, where three out of 4 semi-finalists were from Alberta! Top seeded Seif Elfiky defeated #3 seed James Toth (BC) in the final to capture Gold, while #2 seed Antonio Mendes defeated #4 seed Mohamed Kamal to capture the Bronze and bring the medal total to 4.

Boys U11 added the last two medals for Alberta on the boys side, where Sam Boulanger and Mohamed Elserafy captured Silver and Bronze respectively, giving the Alberta team a total of 6 medals in boys divisions.

On the girls side, there were no medals in U19, but hometown favourite Molli Hay finished second in her pool and won her crossover match before falling to champion Sarah Cao to capture the Silver medal.

In the girls U15 division, Alberta dominated, finishing first and second in both pools to guarantee three medals! The final didn't disappoint either, finishing in a nail-bitingly close victory for Taylor Mackay over Jana Dweek, who just moved up from U13 last season. Nicole Temple took the third place match over Jaime Delorme to capture Bronze.

Maddison Laine garnered Alberta their 11th medal of the event by capturing Silver in the girls U11/13 combined division. The third seeded Laine upset the #2 seed Ava Bicknell (BC) in the semis, before falling to top seed Alexandra Brown (BC) in the final.

The next junior event for many of these players will be the Canadian Junior Open, scheduled Dec 10-13, in Niagara on the Lake. For those not traveling out of province, the next junior event will be the Glencoe Junior Open, being held Jan 20-22.

Congratulations to all our athletes. We at Squash Alberta are extremely proud of the phenomenal athletes coming out of this province!!!
Posted on 11/15/2016

CanAM Cup 2016

The Can-Am Cup is a doubles squash competition between Canada and the USA and is usually known as the ‘Ryder Cup of Squash’.

Hosting alternates between Canada and the USA and this year is the 6th scheduling of the event and is in Wilmington, Delaware October 28-30, 2016.

Squash Alberta has 5 members who have qualified for this event based on the 2016 Canadian Doubles Squash Nationals results (hosted at the Glencoe Club) and National doubles standings.

This is the first year that Albertans have been part of the Canadian team (we won’t mention that 3 out of 5 of them are Australian) Winking smile

They are:

Lindsay AULD – World Health Edgemont

Kathy CONQUERGOOD – World Health Edgemont

Mike LETOURNEAU – Glencoe Club

Sara McNEILL – Royal Glenora Club

Julie MULTAMAKI – Edmonton Squash Club

They will each play 3 matches:

There is a # 1 and #2 team in each age category – they are the first two matches. These are full matches - best of 5 to 15 points each game.

Then there is a lightning round to 25 points with predetermined pairings. For example, the 45+ women play with the Open women and the 40+ women play with the 55+ women.

Each win accumulates points for each country until one country has just over half the maximum possible points. That country will be declared the winner.

In 2014 the event was held in Montreal. The USA beat Canada 41.5 to 28.5. Canada wants retribution!

There will be much socialising too.

On the Thursday night there is a casual Team Canada function.

Friday night is a business casual event with both the Canadian and US teams

Saturday night is a black tie affair.

 

Squash Alberta wishes all 5 of it’s members and the whole of the Canadian team the best of luck the weekend of October 28 – 30. To follow the action, check out the following:

TOURNAMENT WEBSITE

TWITTER: @canamsquash

Posted on 10/26/2016

Calgary Open Results

This past weekend marked the conclusion of Squash Alberta's first fixture event of the season, the Calgary Open. The successful event attracted over 100 players, including top Alberta and National Team athlete Danielle Letourneau, who took the Women's Open title over Jackie Moss. On the Men's side, first seed Ian Power took out #7 seed and surprise finalist Brett Schille, who upset #3 seed Noel Heaton and #2 seed Brock Janzer on his way to the final.


Shaw TV was also on hand Sunday to film the finals, which they streamed live via youtube. The live coverage of the event is still available for viewing online, and also includes interviews with the finalists of the Men's and Women's Open events, as well as with Squash Alberta Executive Director Tim Landeryou. Link and breakdown are below.


Calgary Open Live Coverage
Women's Final - 16:40
Women's Interview - 105:50
Squash Alberta Interview - 109:31
Men's Final - 122:20
Men's Interviews - 205:52


Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all participants who competed! Full results of the event are available using the link below: 
2016 Calgary Open Results



Posted on 10/19/2016

Canada Winter Games Manager

Squash Alberta is currently seeking a female manager for our 2019 Canada Winter Games Team. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be held in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15 - March 3, with the squash competition taking place during the second week of the event. Interested individuals must be available starting November 15, 2016 and available until the end of the competition March 3, 2019.


Please see the attached job posting/description for more information. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Squash Alberta's High Performance Coach on or before October 26, 2016.


2019 Canada Winter Games Manager Job Posting
Posted on 10/11/2016

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