The B final between Jan Potsmesil and John Leslie was the most highly anticipated match of the day. Not so much because of the high quality of squash (which it was) but more for who was going to win. There was big dollars on the line. In our first ever bracket challenge, the bracket finals came down to Rob Kubic and Ryan Leslie. Rob had the unknown Potsmesil winning it all and Ryan kept it in the family and going with his dad. Despite a strong showing from Leslie, Potsmesil just looked to fresh for Leslie. Which meant that Rob was $120 richer. Here are the complete standings.
The C final saw Kevin Donde vs. Jeff Hartling with Donde pulling it out in a hard fought match. The D final may have been the loudest final of the day. Two of Windsor's juniors, Hannah Guthrie and Jagroop Bhangoo met for what seems like the millionth time and every time it is very tight. Cheering sections attempted to outcheer each other as Hannah and Jagroop battled right down to the final points. Hannah snuck out the victory.
The Women's 40+ saw Joyce Bennett continue her strong play with a win over Mary Pat Scarfone. In the junior draw, the rapidly improving Vishaal Mehta emerged the victor. The A Doubles was a great 5 game match between Hanebury/Boden vs. Eugeni/Uffleman. Many great rallies ensued during this match but it was perennial local favourites Eugeni/Uffleman winning in the fifth. We just won't tell the London duo that Jon was playing with a new titanium knee.
The Women's Doubles draw was dominated by the Windsor duo of Janice Funkenhauser and Renka Gesing. In the finals they defeated a pair from London. In the Mixed Doubles, the Windsor-dominate team of Beneteau/Beneteau went up against a pair of newcomers from Sarnia, Seth/Bradd. In yet another 5 game match, the Sarnia duo pulled out a great victory. The Beneteau/Beneteau team wasn't done. They also took the B doubles brackets. Well done!
Overall, this was a great weekend with 132 competitors from London, Sarnia, Toronto, Guelph, Waterloo, Chatham, US and I am sure some other places I didn't know about. Complete results can be found here. Everyone I spoke with talked highly of the club, the camaraderie, Windsor and how much fun they had. Here is a link to all the pictures from the weekend.