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)
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:
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 CoverageWomen's Final - 16:40Women's Interview - 105:50Squash Alberta Interview - 109:31Men'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
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
In its the twelve year, the annual cross-border challenge was one for the books with Team Canada coming out victorious over Team USA 13 matches to 11. The Battle of the Border teams are comprised of the top 4 players from each country in the boys and girls under 13, 15, and 17. The weekend is filled with training, friendly competition, team building, trips around the Niagara region, and of course the Sunday morning battle in which the 24 athletes from each team fight to earn a match for their country. Alberta's Mohamed Kamal represented Canada as part of the team this year! Full results can be found using the link below:Battle of the Border Results
While for some athletes, summer has been full of international squash competitions, for the provincial and recreational player it has been about relaxing and likely getting out of squash shape! Calgary junior players will heavily benefit from rehabilitative "rust remover" camps put on by the Glencoe Club later this month! Check out the details in the link below!
Junior Rust Remove Camps