Squash Alberta Awards 2017
The period for nominating individuals for the 2017 Squash Alberta Awards is now open! This year, the Board of Directors has elected to host a volunteer awards dinner separately from its fixture events, so the awards this year will NOT be presented at the Alberta Open.
If you are interested in nominating an individual for one or more awards, please fill out and submit a nomination form no later than Tuesday February 7th. The nomination form is available for download below, and it also contains brief descriptions of the 4 awards available.
Any questions regarding the awards or the appreciation event can be directed to Squash Alberta's Executive Director, Tim Landeryou
.2017 Squash Alberta Awards Nomination Form
Posted on 01/17/2017
Canadian Master Teams Championship Results
Host Club - Edmonton Squash Club
Alberta #1 took the silver medal after a hard fought final with Ontario that ended 4-3 in matches.
2) Alberta #1
3) British Columbia
5) Alberta #2
8) New Brunswick
Posted on 01/15/2017
'Maan' on a Mission at BJO
The British Junior Open (BJO) is the pinnacle of junior squash in the World each year with the top 5 players from each country competing in their age category. This year Canada set a record before the event even began, as the country sent over 20 athletes to the 2017 BJO, the largest delegation to date. Noel Heaton and Abdelrahman "Maan" Dweek were represented from Alberta. Noel played a total of 6 matches, losing to the eventual winner of the Under 19 category and ended up 26th in his first year of the Under 19. He will be looking to improve on that next year along with another group of juniors.
Abdelrahman was a 9 /16 seed, which matched him against the 3/4 seed in the round of 16. This was the match to win to give him a shot at top 8 or top 4 and the match against the #1 Malaysian Under 15. It was a hard fought battle with Abdelrahman coming out on top 11-9 in the fourth. This put him in to the quarter finals where he beat the US # 1, 3-0 and up against another Malaysian in the semi-finals. This was a close match, but ended up on the losing side 3-1.His coach and Junior Men’s National Coach, Jonathan Hill, was hoping for a top 8 finish at his first BJO.“The BJO can be very draw dependent as there are so many top players at this event, but once we saw the draw we knew that there was a possibility for a strong finish from Maan and very proud of his success”. Abdelrahman ended up placing 4th, which puts his as one of the top 4 players for his age in the World.This the highest finish by any Canadian Junior Boy in over 20 years since Jonathon Power made it to the finals…….CONGRATULATIONS
Posted on 01/11/2017
Albertans in Tournament of Champions Qualifiers
Andrew Schnell and Danielle Letourneau are both in the qualifying rounds of the prestigious Tournament of Champions in New York City.
Andrew opens Tuesday, January 10 at 5:30 New York time against Tom Richards of England.
Danielle plays on Thursday, January 12 at 4:30 against Samantha Teran of Mexico.
We wish them all the best and great success.
You can check out the draws:Men's Qualifying Women's Qualifying
Posted on 01/10/2017
Championship Day Report – 2017 Canadian Men’s Team Championship
Moncton NB January 9, 2017 There’s a new Canadian Men’s Team champion! After finishing second in 2016, Team Quebec entered the 2017 championship with the top seed and looking to take the title. Facing their 2016 finals opponents once again, Team Quebec won 2017 Championship match against Team Ontario 3-0. 2016 4th place finishers, Team Manitoba, bettered their finish clinching the bronze medal against Team Alberta in a tight contest that came down to 5-game final match.
FINAL STANDINGS 2017
- Champions: Team Quebec
- Finalist: Team Ontario
- 3rd Place: Team Manitoba
- 4th Place: Team Alberta
- 5th Place: Team Saskatchewan
- 6th Place: Team Nova Scotia
- 7th Place: Team PEI
- 8th Place: Team New Brunswick 1
- 9th Place: Team Northwest Territories
- 10th Place: Team Canadian Armed Forces
- 11th Place: Team New Brunswick 2
Posted on 01/09/2017