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Banker's Hall Club Pro AM

The Bankers Hall Club Pro Am is all set and ready to roll!  Tournament play begins Wednesday for amateurs at both Bankers Hall Club and Western Canadian Place Fitness Centre with the featured Men’s PSA event beginning on Thursday over the lunch hour and in the evening.  A few things to take note of in the Men’s PSA event if you were not aware:

  • The top two players in Canada will be competing with Shawn DeLierre (#1 in Canada and #55 in the world) from Montreal  being the fourth seed and has a first round matchup with James Huang (world 95) of Taiwan.  Canadian #2 Andrew Schnell from here in Calgary is currently #87 in the world and will face the #6 seed and two time former champion Arturo Salazar of Mexico (world #72.  DeLierre’s match is Thursday at 1pm while Schnell’s match is 7:30pm also on Thursday.
  • The 16 players in the PSA event are from Canada. Mexico, Taiwan, South Africa, Germany, England, Switzerland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Finland….truly showing how global our sport is! Some of the players were competing in a similar sized event in Medicine Hat this past week/weekend while others are flying in from around the world.
  • PSA draws and results will be updated on our tournament site regularly at www.bankershallsquash.com and is being shown on the international squash website of http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/bankershall2016.htm
  • Complete amateur tournament info including draws and first match times can be found at  www.r2sports.com/tourney.asp?TID=16805
Posted on 01/26/2016

Alberta Team Results

Congratulations to the Men's, Women's, & Master's Teams from Alberta who competed at the Canadian Team Championships earlier this month. The Women were the only medal winners, coming home from the event in Waterloo with Bronze. The Men, also in Waterloo, climbed 4 places higher than their seeding to finish 5th, while the Master's Team after a hard-fought battle with Manitoba, just missed the podium to finish 4th. Results and Team Rosters can be found below:


Men's & Women's Team Championship Results


Master's Team Championship Results



Alberta Women's Team        Alberta Men's Team        Alberta Master's Team

        
Jackie Moss                        Paul Oppenheim              Jeremy Main        Kathy Conquergood
Jaime Laird                         Jake Hooker                  David Safton        Sara McNeill
Erin Roberts                        Pete Goodings                Jody Kirchner       Lesley Jewitt
                                                                           Cameron Treleaven
                                                
Posted on 01/25/2016

Policy Updates

Squash Alberta has updated and created several new policies to meet the dynamic needs of the Association. Please check these out as they may affect you now or in the future! You can get to the Policies Page by clicking the link below, or navigating there via the menu by selecting "About Us" then "Policies". These new additions will be added to Squash Alberta's Policy Manual following the AGM in September 2016.


Squash Alberta Policies Page
Posted on 01/20/2016

Squash Alberta seeking Interim High Performance Coach

Squash Alberta is seeking to fill the High Performance Coach position for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. Please circulate this job posting to any interested and qualified candidates. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2016 and the contract will run until early June, with the potential to renew for the 2016-17 season. Inquiries and applications should be submitted to Squash Alberta's Executive Director.


Interim High Performance Coach Job Posting
Posted on 01/18/2016

Canadian Men's & Women's Team Championships

The Championship Tournament used to crown the best provincial teams in Canada kicked off today at the Northfield Club in Waterloo, ON. 18 teams (10 men and 8 women) have descended on the host city to vie for the coveted championship and the Team Alberta Women are in a strong position to capture Gold, coming in as the 2nd seeds just behind Ontario. The Alberta Men will have a much more difficult road, coming in seeded 9th due to the low national ranks of a couple athletes, which belie the true skill of the team. Definitely look for them to improve upon their seed though, as they face 8th seeded PEI this morning and hopefully find their first upset of the weekend.


The Women's Team is led by top Alberta-ranked Jackie Moss (Calgary) who, along with #2 Jaime Laird (Calgary), are no strangers to this event having captured Silver in 2014 and Gold in 2015. Joining these two veterans is Erin Roberts (Calgary), who comes in as a  substitute for Kelsey Souchereau who was forced to withdraw last minute due to injury. Souchereau was also on the team in 2014 and 2015.


The Men's Team, while not youngsters, are rookies to the event and come in at a low seed. Provincial #6 Paul Oppenheim (Calgary) captains the team and is joined by University of Calgary pro Jake Hooker (Calgary) and Royal Glenora pro Pete Goodings (Edmonton), provincially ranked #10 and #16 respectively. Coming in at 9th, they will definitely look to improve upon their seed and crack into the top 5 this weekend.


Play began this morning at 11am, both teams facing off against PEI in the first round. Follow the draws on Squash Canada's website, and keep tabs on Squash Site as well for match recaps and player quotes (links below). Squash Alberta will also be tweeting throughout the weekend to update on team results as quickly as we can get them so make sure to follow us (@SquashAB) on Twitter! 


Squash Canada Draws

Squash Site Recaps/Quotes

Teams were selected based on results from the Edmonton Open, Calgary Open, Alberta Open, and Alberta Closed in 2015.
Posted on 01/08/2016



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