Thursday, October 20, 2011

Buffalo Invitational Doubles Tournament

Please set aside the following dates on your calendars and plan to join us for North America’s Second Oldest Squash Doubles Tournament (but the best event going), the 56th Annual Buffalo Tennis & Squash Club Invitational Doubles Tournament to be held on January 13-15, 2012.

Divisions included in this year’s edition of the tournament include:

*Men’s Open, B, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s

*Women’s A, B

The entry fee is $95 per racket and $180 for a player with a guest. Please complete the attached entry form and mail your check (U.S. funds) payable to the Buffalo Tennis & Squash Club. We would be very appreciative if you decided to be a Patron of the tournament for an additional donation of $50.00. We also have other levels of sponsorship if you would like to further support the tournament. They are as follows:

*Gold Sponsor ($500) - includes entry fee, guest and 2 tournament giveaways

*Silver Sponsor ($350) - includes entry fee, guest and tournament giveaway

*Super Buff ($195) - includes entry fee and giveaway

*Non-Player Super Buff ($100)

Tournament play will start Friday afternoon, January 13th. Please, contact the club anytime after noon on January11th for your start time. The entry deadline is January 6th.

Our tournament hotel is the Hampton Inn Downtown. The rate is $119/night and must be booked directly through the hotel by the date of December 27th, 2011 to guarantee this rate. The hotel number is (716) 855-2223. If you would prefer a billet, we will make every attempt to house you with one of our members. Contact Bart Chambers (716) 884-6048 to arrange billeting.

Plan to be entertained throughout the weekend with the following events:

*Complimentary beer and soda throughout the weekend

*Friday evening Dinner Party at the Tennis & Squash Club

*Saturday lunch at the Tennis & Squash Club

*Saturday evening Dinner Buffet at the Tennis & Squash Club

*Sunday brunch at the Tennis & Squash Club

Please arrange to have cash for purchases at the club (for wine, mixed drinks, Pro Shop purchases etc.), since the Tennis & Squash Club cannot offer reciprocal billing to your home club.

On behalf of the Tournament Committee, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Buffalo Tennis & Squash Club for an exceptional weekend event!

Peter D. DeRose, Co-Chairman

Richard G. Lynn, Co-Chairman

Bart Chambers, Squash Professional

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Gary Waite Junior Squash Tour

Is a series of one day tournaments hosted by clubs within and surrounding our region. The grand prix point format entices kids to travel around the region to accumulate tour points. This tour provides kids the opportunity to develop their skills locally and progress towards Squash Ontario Silver events held throughout Ontario.

Tour Divisions
13 and under & 14 and up

Regarding age, players will finish the season in the division that they start in. That is, even if they start in the 13 and under division and turn 14 they will finish in the U 13 division.

Tour Dates

Sunday, October 17th 2010 - Huron Oaks Squash Club - Bright's Grove, Ont
Sunday, November 7th 2010 - Fitness Forum - London, Ont
Sunday, December 12th 2010 - Windsor Squash and Fitness Club - Windsor, Ont
Sunday, January 9th 2010 - The Country Club - Clinton, Ont
Sunday, February 13th 2010 - London Squash Club - London, Ont

For Complete Details

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Michigan Squash Association - New Format for Travel Leagues

The Michigan Squash Association is trying a new format for their travel leagues.

Rather than play one night each week rotating between home and away, they are switching to playing approximately
one Saturday per month.

Their would be four locations/clubs to host matches, Birmingham Athletic Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Franklin Racquet Club
and Windsor Squash. You would play two matches each Saturday against two different teams. With the exception of
Birmingham play would start at approximately 1:30pm. It will be a slightly later start at Birmingham after their Junior Program
has finished at approximately 3:00pm.

As in the past the teams will have four players. Rosters however should ideally have six players. The six players will be listed
1 thru 6 on the entry roster in order of ability. Regardless of which four players are used per match they will always play in
the order they are listed on the entry roster, this will guarantee that all matches are pitting the best player vs best player at
each level.

All level of play from 3.0 through 5.0 will be accepted if enough teams at that level enter. Therefore if you are interested please
contact Dave Guthrie as soon as possible since rosters are due October 14th.

This promises to be a very exciting change with an emphasis on both competitive play and camaraderie based on three teams being
present at each scheduled Saturday.