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Letter from the President List of Advertisers Board of Directors What is Squash BC? Squash BC Membership Information Doubles in BC By Marvin Mizinski Doubles Tournament Schedule The 202o Fund The 202o Fund Donors List Provincial Associations Member Clubs Out-of-Province Member Clubs Parade of Champions BC Junior Open Parade of Champions BC Junior Closed Parade of Champions BC Open Parade of Champions BC Closed

The Squash Book is published annually by the British Columbia Squash Racquets Association. Head Office: 4867 Ontario Street Vancouver, BC V5V 3H4 Telephone: 604-737.3084 Facsimile: 604-736-3527 Email:

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Parade of Champions Canadian Squash Championships 2008.2oo9 Tournament Schedule BC Teams The Ranking System Top 100 Women in BC Top 100 Men in BC Top Juniors in BC Junior Tournament Schedule Squash BC Junior Development Programs Squash BC’s Annual Awards BC Athlete Assistance Program Officiating Programs Coaching in BC Certified Officials in BC Certified Coaches in BC Squash BC’s Eyeguard Policy Jester’s Club of BC

Squash BC welcomes your comments and input. If you’re interested in getting involved in next year’s squash programs please contact Kevin Kydd (

On the cover: Boys U15 National Champion Zachary Leman

Layout and design by Robert Pacey for Pacey + Pacey Design:

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Letter from the President Welcome to the 2009/10 squash season! With the Vancouver 2010 Olympics fast approaching, the squash world is waiting with much anticipation for the final decision in October on which two sports will be included in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Squash is on that list and I am hopeful that the International Olympic Committee will recognize the value of including a sport like squash that demands the highest levels of fitness, flexibility and strength. In these difficult economic times, squash is also a very economical sport to host and would not require the financial resources of other sports on the list. he World Squash Federation has been actively pursuing the inclusion of squash in 2016. You can see all of their announcements and materials on the WSF website at We publish this handbook at the beginning of each squash season and send it to our members. This handy little book contains everything you wanted to know about Squash in BC but were afraid to ask. You will find the tournament schedule for the year, lists of players, award winners, coaches, officials and many more. We do our best to make this book interesting for our members so read through it and let us know if we hit the target. Why does Squash BC exist? Simply, it exists to provide services to squash players that cannot be achieved by individual clubs. We provide financial support to deserving athletes across the province at all levels of play. We arrange and conduct coaching and refereeing clinics so there is a consistent level of coaching and officiating across the province. We publish a tournament schedule, promote tournaments and provide online tournament registration services to clubs that could not afford to do it on their own. We do our best to add extra value to all our individual and club members. For many members, we perform one vitally important service: we are the keeper of the provincial rankings. If there is one visible function of Squash BC, this is it. Nothing is more personal than your ranking. For


Letter from the President

many members, the ability to review their ranking points over the year provides them with tangible feedback on their performance over the course of the season. That is why we are going to be doing our best to encourage all squash players to become members of Squash BC. An individual membership in Squash BC is $37, about 10 cents a day. Most people join because it is mandatory if you play in a league or tournament. We want to change that. I am often asked,“Why should I join Squash BC? After all, I pay my dues to play at my club”. My answer is that you are joining Squash BC to show your support for the sport in general and your provincial organization in particular. Yes, joining Squash BC provides you with some benefits such as excess medical coverage but your support of the sport is important. Many organizations measure our success and provide funding or support based on the number of paid-up members we have. Can you afford to support your favourite sport for 10 cents a day? At Squash BC we are continually seeking ways to provide more value to the squash players and clubs in our province. If you have any thoughts on how we can do that, please email me at Until then, play hard, play safe, play fair but above all PLAY SQUASH

John Roche President, Squash BC

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Special Thanks to our Advertisers 4

Squash Republic Clothing


Manta World Sport




Scott Sibley Real Estate


Buntain Insurancee


Advantage Floors


Matthew D. Fahey (Epstein Wood)


Pacey + Pacey Design


David Leman (Five Seasons Financial)


Essop Mia (Hay & Watson)


Promosapien / Justin Stitches Tech 4 Less


Eric Barclay Insurance Services


RB Squash Sales


VRC - Vancouver Racquets Club


Playcon, The Recreation Company

If you would like to advertise in the next issue of The Squash Book please contact the offices of Squash BC: Telephone: (604) 737.3084 Email: Squash BC would like to thank and acknowledge the financial support of The Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch.


Special Thanks to our Advertisers

Board of Directors EXECUTIVE President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Past President Executive Director

John Roche Mark Robinson Jack Vereecken Bill Vipond Brooke Siver Kevin Kydd

ZONE REPRESENTATIVES Z1 Kootenays Z2 Okanagan Z2 Okanagan Junior Z3 Fraser Valley Z3 Fraser Valley Junior Z4 Rich/Delta/Burnaby Z4 Rich/Delta/Burnaby Jr. Z5 Vancouver/Whistler Z5 Vancouver/Whistler Jr. Z6A South Island Rep, Z6B North Island Rep, Z6 Island Junior Z7 Prince Rupert Z8 Prince George

Kevin Dorrius Phil Croteau David Clutton Shawn Pattison Kevin Towers Neeven Soodyall Tim Saunders Robert Pacey Patrick Au Cathy Clackson Lorrie Baildham Murray Olson Joe Rektor Grant Emmond

COMMITTEES Women’s Player Rep Men’s Player Rep Coaching Chair

Lorrie Baildham Steve Lawton Stuart Dixon Doubles Rep Marvin Mizinski Junior Chairperson Dave Leman Officiating Chairperson Asif Hudani Vancouver Squash League Robert Pacey

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What is Squash BC? Should You Support Squash in BC? Most players in BC join Squash BC because they have to. Squash BC would like all members to think about what their membership really means to squash in BC. Many players in BC have “supported” squash over the years and have not realized it. While joining Squash BC gives you many benefits, the support your membership offers squash are many. Your membership helps support programs like coaching and officiating, both of which keep the game growing and in control. Your membership also helps support junior programs in BC. The juniors have made tremendous strides in the last few years with a new and improved development programs. Supporting the organization of squash is something most people don’t think about. Organizing the tournament, coaching and officiating schedule is a huge job. Taking care of all the reporting to funding agencies takes time. Keeping the web site, newsletter and this Squash Book going is an ongoing project. Most leagues in BC, which are generally organized by volunteers, have had their work load cut by a tremendous amount with the development of QuickDraws. Squash BC worked very closely with QuickDraws to develop all aspects of that program. There are many other behind the scenes activities which keep squash going in the province of BC that your membership supports. One of the more important aspects of what your membership does for squash in BC is, you are counted. In this age of data, numbers do the talking. Sponsors of tournaments, leagues, junior program all want to know their message is being seen by many. Builders of facilities want to know their courts will be used. Funding agencies want to make sure they are helping the most people for every dollar they give. They all ask, “How Many Members are There?” Just because you are not going to be playing league or tournaments this year doesn’t mean you should stop being a member. Your ongoing support of squash in BC will help the game to stay healthy and vibrant. For ten cents a day, this can be accomplished. Here are a few benefits to membership • On Court Sports Accident Insurance while Playing In or Practicing For Sanctioned Events. • Eligible to play in Squash BC sanctioned leagues, Victoria, Comox, Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Prince George to name a few. • Online League Management System which shows schedules, results, players and league rankings. • Eligible to play in 50 Squash BC sanctioned tournaments at reduced fees 6

What is Squash BC?

Squash BC Membership Information • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Up-to-the-Minute Provincial Rankings Online Calendar of Events Online Event Registration from the Calendar of Events Eligible to play on National and Provincial Teams and Receive Funding/Subsidies Junior Programs, Grassroots, Developing, High Performance, Canada Winter Games Junior Travel Subsidies for National Tournaments Subsidies to Coaches who Travel with Juniors to National Tournaments Eligible to Play in Events World Wide by Being a Member of Squash Canada Coaching Programs at Reduced Fees Subsidies for Coaches Travel for Upgrading Officiating Programs Subsidies for Official’s Travel for Upgrading Post Secondary Program Subsidies Website Bi-Weekly E-mail Newsletter Yearly Mail Out of “The Squash Book Mail Outs to Clubs and Individuals with Calendar of Events, Event Entry Forms, “The Squash Book”, etc. 2020 Fund for the Future of Junior Programs and Coaching Skill Awards Program Instant Squash Program

Cost of Squash BC Individual Membership • Individual Rate Total Cost Adult, 25 and Older $35.00 +GST $36.75 Student, 17 to 24 $20.00 +GST $21.00 Junior, Under 17 $15.00 +GST $15.75

Cost per Day $0.10 $0.06 $0.04

To sign up for Squash BC Membership, go to and click on “Squash BC Membership” at the drop down list at the top of the main page, then click “Quick Membership Sign-In” and have your Squash BC number handy. Clubs or leagues with 30 or more members are eligible for the Squash BC “Bulk Membership Rate”. Check with your club or league to see if they qualify for this benefit. • Bulk Membership Rate Adult, 25 and Older $30.00 +GST Student, 17 to 24 $20.00 +GST Junior, Under 17 $15.00 +GST

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Total Cost $31.50 $21.00 $15.75

Cost per Day $0.08 $0.06 $0.04

Membership Information


Doubles in British Columbia By Marvin Mizinkski Well I have to say that the past season was one of the most gratifying seasons for me personally. Vancouver not only hosted a Pro ISDA event which local boy Viktor Berg won with his partner Damien Mudge in convincing fashion. The city also hosted the 75th edition of the Canadian National Doubles Championships. The event was without a doubt a resounding success. Well done to all the people that worked so hard to make this event the success that it was. I would also like to congratulate Kelsey Parsons, winner of the Ladies 45+ event and to Neil Desaulniers and Henry Tregillas, winners of the Men’s 75+ event.

This coming season’s doubles schedule includes: • Vancouver City Doubles League, Women’s Doubles League and Doubles Squash rankings ... all online at http://www.squashbc. com/doubles/index.htm. • Introduction of doubles camps for juniors, beginning players and experienced players wanting to improve their skills. Please contact Marvin Mizinski at if you are interested. • Referee Clinics • A full schedule of local and coastal tournaments posted online at

Congratulations to the 2009 past BC Open Champions and thank you to Tournament Chair Jeff Boag and the Hollyburn Country Club.

On a serious note check out the latest North American rankings: Congratulations to Cathy Covernton who is the #1 ranked Woman’s 40+ player in North America and the #1 ranked Woman’s Open player in BC. Clearly much bigger news though is ... not sure who this Mizinski guy is but, man, he HAS to be a player ... ranked #1 in BC in the Men’s Open, 40+ and 45+ rankings. Good thing he does not play singles ... but that would be just way too easy.

Congratulations to the 2008 BC Open Champions and thank you to Steve Lawton and Vancouver Racquets Club Men’s Open Andrew Lynn Jeff Boag

Ladies Open Cathy Covernton Tessa Breukels

Men’s Div 1 Robert Johnson Kevin Johnson

Mixed Open Nicola Martin Jason Giuffre

40 + Marvin Mizinski Brian MacFarlane

50 + Tim Hunt Brian Covernton

Good squashing,

Marvin Mizinski BC Doubles Chair


Doubles in British Columbia

Doubles Tournament Schedule 2009

September 23 - 27

Early Bird > VRC

October 23 - 25

Wrightson Cup > Multnomah Club, Portland

November - 22

Western Canadians 16 > Evergreen

December 01 - 05

Gamble 100 Doubles > VRC


January 22 - 24

PaciďŹ c Coast Champs > University Club, San Francisco

Febuary 03 - 07

BC Jesters Doubles > VRC

March 13 - 15

Canadian Doubles Championships > TBD

27 - 29

BC Open Doubles > TBD

April 15 - 18

Canadian Doubles Championships > Toronto Cricket Club

May 10 - 16

BC Open Doubles > Hollyburn

14 - 16

Vancouver ISDA & Pro-Am > Hollyburn

July 13 - 18

Evergreen Summer Doubles > Evergreen

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The 2020 Fund OUR CHALLENGES As funding becomes less and less predictable, it is important that we look ahead and do something to ensure that there is a future for squash in British Columbia.

OUR MISSION The 2020 Fund is a program initiated by Squash BC to help protect the growth of Squash and Junior Development in our province and to build the future of squash. OUR GOAL Thanks to a very successful start to this program we now hope to reach our goal, of raising $200,000, as early as 2010. Once our goal has been reached the fund will use the interest generated to fund coaching and junior development on an ongoing basis. As of August 30, 2009 the fund is at $152,000.

TO CONTRIBUTE The sport of squash has been a major influence in many of our lives and it is only natural that many of us would like to put something back into it. There are many ways you can help: You can donate monthly or yearly, name the fund as a beneficiary of your insurance policy or will. You can always donate anonymously. Check out Squash BC for more information and a direct link to our online donation site. TAX RECEIPTS Tax receipts are available for gifts of $25 or more. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Contact Squash BC for more info. Telephone: (604) 737-3084 Facsimile: (604) 736-3527 Email:

Check out our new website:

The 2020 Fund Donors List CHAMPION Donors ($10,000+) Joyce & Tony Maycock Kenneth Cummane Foundation


The 2020 Fund

Diamond Donors ($5000+) Allan Brown In Memory of Edward H. (Eddie) Gudewill In Memory of John Burris In Memory of Simon Chow

Platinum Donors ($1000 - $4999) Anonymous # 4 Ben Moxon Bob Hays Corina & Andrew Lynn Fouchard Family George MorďŹ tt Graham Brown In Memory of Edward (Uncle Ed) Warner John Brown Murray Olson Pamela Bendall Shawn Patton Steve Maloon Susan & Kevin Kydd The Clackson Family The Gudewill Family The Moy Family Tim Bale Trevor Thom Pamela Bendall Shawn Patton Steve Maloon The Clackson Family The Gudewill Family The Moy Family Tim Bale Trevor Thom Gold Donors ($500 - $999) Abdul Shaik Barry Gilmore Bill Crawford Blair MacLean Charles Smith Dave Cowan Deidre Smith/Steve Baker Don & Mona Gunn Gerry Poulton Glenn Poier Greg Ashby & Loise Fogharty James McKenzie Joe Hattori John Furlong John Osburn

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Kwok Yik Leigh Skelton Marie-Claire Howard Matt Fahey Michael Borden Neil & Lynn Johansen Paul Stevenson Richard Raymond Robin Louis Roy Gutteridge Russell Smith Tim Saunders Tussy Berg Victor Berg Zul Tejpar Silver Donors ($100 - $499) Adam Radziminski Anne Hall Anonymous # 1 Anonymous # 2 Anonymous # 3 Anonymous # 5 Asif Hudani Barb Haddleton Ben Thomas Betty J. Burris (In Memory of John Burris) Bill McCaugherty Bill Sheehan Bob Smart Brian Covernton (In Memory or “Uncle Ed” Warner) Brian O’Sullivan Brian Shepherd Brook Macey Brooke Siver Bruce Williams Bryan Robberts Chris Sherriff Christopher Molke Clayton Peterson Clint Hall Colin Leech-Porter Colin O’Connor


The 2020 Fund

Connie Hung Darlene Monikman Darren Benning Dave Dawson David Adams David Clutton David Patterson Debra Kato Doug MacDougall Dr. Michael Smith Eric Barclay Gavin Cooper Gavin Roy Geoffrey Higgins George Grant Geraint Khan Grant Gardner Ignacio Valenzuela Jamie Coutts Jane Cartmel Jason Skelton Jay Lundy Jennifer Blumberg Jim Watson & Family Joan Hunter John Andrew John Roche John Van Cuylenborg Karen Lane Karyn Trombley Kelsey Parsons Laura Ramsay Lionel Jinks Lorne Danielson Lorne Lillemo Mark Beaudoin Mark Fromberg Mark Koroll Matt Saunders Melanie Jans Michael Murphy Michelle Smith Mike McIsaac Morey Walker P.K. Cheema Patrick Au Randy Shaw

Richard Kochanski Rick Applegath Rob Spanier Robbin Burns Robbin Heppenstall Robert Pacey Robert Pearson Robert Smart Roger & Margot Gunn Roger Ovens Ronald Weber Rory Touchet Sherman Dahl Shirley DeBons Sian Campbell Susan Wastie Tam Lam Tammy & Scott Merriman The Blumberg Family The Jameson Family The Ridgeway Family The Tyrell Family The Vipond Family Tilly Enriquez Tony Duffield Tony Goodson Wally Malinowski Winston Cabell Sean Copland Sean Goldie Stephen Burega Stuart Dixon Tod Alstad Warren Saari

Please visit our website to see our complete list of donors. 2020Fund/list.htm

Clubs, Tournaments & Businesses Diamond Donors ($5000) Arbutus High Ball Game Bentall Centre Athletic Club Jericho Tennis Club

Okanagan Squash Assn. Smart Ins. Services Sport Central/BC Open The Jesters Club Vancouver Squash League

Platinum Donors ($1000 - $4999) 2003 VanCity Cdn National Doubles 2009 Canadian National Doubles Championships BC Closed (Arbutus) Hollyburn Country Club United Way Victoria Squash Club

Silver Donors ($100 - $499) S.C.R.U. Squash (Super Charged Racquet Apparel) Bayside (Parksville) Racquets Club Bonsor Rec Complex F V Squash Association FV Sports Physio Corp Ledcor International Day Masters Provincial Teams October Quest Tournament Roster’s Squash League Sport Central Squamish Valley Squash Club Van Lawn Div. A2 Team 2001 VRC A1 Team (2001JB)

Gold Donors ($500 - $999) Evergreen Skill & Cunning Haebler Construction Hewitt Associates

Squash BC would like to thank all of our generous donors for their supporter of this important intiative.

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The 2020 Fund


Provincial Associations Squash Canada >

(613) 748-5672 (403) 251-5861

Squash Alberta >

(403) 270-7344

Squash BC >

(604) 737-3084

Saskatchewan Squash >

(306) 782 3143

Squash Manitoba >

(204) 925-5661

Squash Ontario >

(416) 426-7201

Squash Newfoundland > Northwest Territories >

(867) 920-2224

Squash Nova Scotia >

(902) 450-5353

Squash New Brunswick > Squash Yukon >

(867) 667-7071

Squash P.E.I. >

(902) 566-0338

Squash Quebec >

(514) 252-3o62


Provincial Associations

Member Clubs ZONE 1 Golden Nakusp Nelson Revelstoke

KOOTENAYS 912 11th Ave. South 92 - 6th. Ave. NW 330 Baker Street Box 2398

250-344-7876 250-265-3136 250-352-1818 250-837-3699

ZONE 2 SOUTHERN INTERIOR Kelowna Global Fitness Kelowna iQuest Performance Salmon Arm Salmon Arm Community Centre Summerland Lakeshore Racquet Club Vernon Rosters Sports Club

1574 Harvey Avenue 1745 Spall Road 2550 NE 10 Ave 13607 S Lakeshore Dr 2319 53rd Avenue

250-860-6900 250-860-3456 250-832-4044 250-494-9733 250-549-0444

ZONE 3 Abbotsford Abbotsford Abbotsford Langley Surrey

FRASER VALLEY Apollo Athletic Club Great West Fitness

3600 Townline Road 2550 Yale Court 2814 Gladwin Road 21025 48th Ave 1938 152nd Street

604-504-7560 604-854-3284 604-859-1331 604-534-3205 604-531-9906

ZONE 4 Burnaby Delta Richmond Richmond Richmond Richmond

BURNABY/RICHMOND/DELTA/COQUITLAM Bonsor Recreation 6550 Bonsor Street The Bayside Club 6788 Corbould Road Fitness Unlimited 150 - 2251 No. 5 Rd River Club 11111 Horseshoe Way South Arm Community Centre 8880 Williams Road Sport Central 2611 Viscount Way

604-439-5507 604-943-0151 604-279 9220 604-272-4400 604-277-1157 604-278-8884

ZONE 5 N Vancouver N Vancouver N Vancouver Squamish Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver

VANCOUVER/NORTH SHORE/HOWESOUND Delbrook Recreation 600 West Queens Road Evergreen Squash Club 1802 Glenaire Dr. North Shore Winter Club 1325 E Keith Road Squamish Valley Squash Club 2458 Mamquam Road Arbutus Club 2001 Nanton Avenue Bentall Centre Athletic Club Bentall 4 Box 49271 Jericho Tennis Club 3837 Point Grey Road Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings

604-987-7529 604-985-8636 604-985-4135 604-898-9521 604-266-7166 604-689-4424 604-224-2348 604-681-4121

Body Quest Health & Fitness

Nakusp Squash Club Swingers Squash Club Revelstoke Racquet Den

Valley Racquet & Fitness Centre Newlands Golf and Racquet Club

Great West Fitness

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Member Clubs Vancouver

Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club Vancouver Vancouver Racquets Club W Vancouver Hollyburn Country Club Whistler Meadow Park Sports Centre ZONE 6 Campbell River

1630 West 15th Avenue 4867 Ontario Street 950 Crosscreek Road 4325 Blackcomb Way

604-731-2191 604-874-0242 604-922-0161 604-935-7529

Campbell River Sportsplex 2805 Homestead Rd. 1855 Noel Avenue Lewis Centre/Comox Valley Squash Club 489 Old Island Highway Brentwood College 2735 Mt Baker Road Nanaimo Squash Club 256 Wallace Street Bayside Racquets 240 Dogwood Street

250-923-1924 250-339-2255


Comox Valley Comox Recreation Centre

Courtenay Mill Bay Nanaimo Parksville Shawnigan Lake Sidney Victoria Victoria Victoria ZONE 7 Smithers

Shawnigan Lake School Panorama Leisure Centre Cedar Hill Squash Club CFB Esquimalt Base Gymnasium YMCA Victoria

250-338-5371 250-743-5521 250-754-3123 250-248-8333

1975 Renfrew Road 1885 Forest Park Drive 3220 Cedar Hill Road

250-743-5516 250-656-7271 250-595-7121

PO Box 17000 Stn Forces

250-363-4213 250-386-7511

880 Courtenay Street

NORTH WEST BC Bulkley Valley Regional Pool 1316 Toronto Street

NORTH EAST BC Prince George Prince George Golf & Curling Club Box 242 Prince George University of Northern B.C. 3333 University Way Prince George YMCA Prince George 2020 Massey Street Williams Lake The Fitness North Athletic Club 312 North Broadway




Member Clubs

250-563-0357 250-960-6356 250-562-9341 250-392-4646

Out-of-Province Member Clubs Calgary Winter Club World Health Sport Club Glencoe Club Royal Glenora Club Bankers Hall Club Body Quest Health & Racquet Club Bow Valley Club University of Calgary Body Basics Fitness Centre Heritage Square Fitness & Racquet Club World Health Centre Club Big C Athletic Club Olympic Club U.C. Berkeley Squash Club San Francisco Bay Club University Club Decathlon Club Pacific Athletic Club Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club Court Sports & Fitness Club Park Avenue Squash & Athletics Winnipeg Winter Club Multnomah Athletic Club River Place Athletic Club The Pro Sports Club Seattle Club Courthouse Athletic Club Gateway Athletic Club Harbour Square Athletic Club Seattle Athletic Club Spokane Club Soft Drop Squash Better Bodies Cross Training Centre

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4611, 14 Street NW 7222 Edgemont Blvd 636, 29 Avenue SW 1116o River Valley Rd 402, 315 8th Ave SW

Edmonton (780) 469-9296

496o - 93rd Avenue 370, 250 - 6th Ave SW Campus Rec Rm 5569 - 47 Street

Calgary (403) 255-2168

85oo MacLeod Trail SE 10120 - 103rd Avenue 1381 Galaxy Way 524 Post Street 2301 Bancroft Way 15o Greenwich 8oo Powell Street 3250 Central Express 2oo Redwood Shores Pl

Winnipeg (204) 452-1450

275 Stradbrook Avenue

Winnipeg (204) 488-3025

140o Taylor Avenue

Brandon (204) 727-7oi6 853 - ioth Street 2oo River Avenue PO Box 390 o15o S W Montgomery 4455 148th Avenue NE 2020 Western 4132 Devonshire Ct NW Salem, WA (2o6) 343-4692 700 5th Avenue Spokane (5og) 838-8511 Seattle (2o6) 938-5596

16o W Dayton Northgate, 333 NE 97th St West 1002 Riverside Avenue c/o 9677 - 47th Avenue SW

Whitehorse (403) 633-5245 122 Industrial Road

Member Clubs



Advantage Floors

Parade of Champions - BC Junior OPEN The 2009 BC Junior Open Championships were held at the Jericho Tennis Club - January 23-25. The following are the Champions:


Girls U19 Abbey Foster

Girls U15 Amal Cross

Girls 13 Shelby Stead

Boys U19 Remington Hall

Boys U17 Kodi Lewis-Willie

Boys U15 Damon Hall

Category Girls U19/17 Girls U15 Girls U13

2nd place Nicole Bunyan Kendyl Smith Kelly Challinor

3rd place Avril Cross Megan Picken Andrea Toth

Boys U19 Boys U17

Sarfaraz Ahmed Michael Thompson

Mackenzie Foster Dorian Lewis-Willie

Boys U15 Boys U13

Z Mcgee-Lowdermilk Ryan Picken

Alykhan Thobani David Tomson

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Boys U13 Gavin Maxwell

BC Junior Open Champions


Parade of Champions - BC Junior Closed The 2009 BC Junior Closed Championships were held at the Hollyburn Country Club March 6-8. The following are the Champions:

Girls U19/17 Nicole Bunyan

Girls U15 Abbey Foster

Girls U13 Megan Picken

Girls U11 Andrea Toth

Boys U19 Sarfaraz Ahmed

Boys U17 Tyler Olsen

Boys U15 Zachary Leman

Boys U13 Matthew Toth

Category Girls U19/17 Girls U15 Girls U13 Gilrs u11

Boys U11 Ryan Picken


2nd place Avril Cross Alex Toth Michelle Garceau Zoe Colclough

Category Boys U19 Boys U17 Boys U15

2nd place Tyler Olsen Mac Foster Damon Hall

Boys U13

Gavin Maxwell

The 2020 Fund would like to extend it’s thanks to Jeff Boag and all the juniors (and their parents!) that participated in the “Penny Drive” to benefit the future of junior squash in BC. Over $500 was raised.

BC Junior Closed Champions

Parade of Champions - BC OPEN Provincial Championships The 2009 BC OPEN Provincial Championships were held at Sport Central - November 26-30. The following are the Champions:

PSA Champion Eric Galvez

Women’s Open Melanie Jans

Men’s 40+ Barry Gifford

Men’s 55+ Rashid Aziz

Men’s Open Viktor Berg

Category Women’s Open Women’s A Women’s B Women’s C/D

Champion Melanie Jans Thea Wilson-Scorgie Elisa Money Alexandra Toth

Runner Up Sarah Parsons Kathrine Walker Louise Fogharty Monica Szpak

PSA Event Men’s Open Men’s A Men’s B Men’s C Men’s D

Eric Galvez (MEX) Viktor Berg Matthew Balfour Michael Thompson Cam Quinlin Matthew Toth

Shahier Razik Winston Cabel Mike Allan Marcell Iseli Mark Wenzel S. Gupta

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BC Open Champions


Parade of Champions - BC Closed Provincial Championships The 2009 BC Closed Provincial Championships were held at the Arbutus Club - February 22 to March 2. The following are the Champions:

Women’s Open Carolyn Russell

Men’s Open Women’s 40+ Thomas Brinkman Lorrie Baildham

Men’s 50+ Mark O’Neil

Men’s 55+ Rashid Aziz

Men’s 60+ Bob Finlay

Category Women’s Open Women’s A Women’s B Women’s C

Champion Carolyn Russell Jenny Hogan Leanne Krell Vivian Vasarajs

Runner Up Sarah Parsons Ivy Mak Erica Shalinsky Vicki Hibbeln

Men’s Open Men’s A Men’s B Men’s C Men’s D

Thomas Brinkman Greg Longster Trevor Cox Zubin Driver Luke Turcotte

Joe Forster Adam Derry Michael Peric Ryan Kenning Tavish Leman


BC Closed Champions

Men’s 40+ Barry Gifford

Parade of Champions - Canadian Squash Championships The 2009 Canadian Squash Championships were held in Calgary at the World Health Club - April 29 to May 2. It is the premier competitive opportunity for athletes from all provinces and territories. It recognizes the best players in Canada in all categories.

Women’s 40+ Alicia Haneine

Women’s 45+ Tessa Bruekels

Men’s 35+ Winston Cabell

Men’s A Tyler Olsen

Men’s 65+ Gerry Poulton

U15 Boys Zachary Leman

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Canadian Squash Championships


2008/2009 Tournament Schedule SEPTEMBER EVENT 23 - 27 Early Bird Singles & Doubles

VENUE Vancouver Racquets Club


OCTOBER 02 - 04 02 - 04 16 - 18 16 - 18 21 - 25 23 - 25 23 - 25 29 - 01 29 - 01

EVENT Washington State Open Pac Rim Open Racketlon Tournament Vancouver Island Open Revelstoke Bear’s Den Classic Halloween Open Evergreen Junior Tournament Wrightson Cup Doubles Fraser Valley Squash Championships OctoberQuest Squash Tournament

VENUE Seattle Athletic Club Cedar Hill Squash Club, Victoria Cedar Hill Squash Club, Victoria Revelstoke Racquet Den Bentall Centre Athletic Club Evergreen Squash Club Multnomah Club, Portland Apollo Athletic Club, Abbotsford iQuest Performance, Kelowna


NOVEMBER 03 - 08 13 - 15 13 - 15 13 - 15 13 - 15 16 - 22 24 - 29

EVENT Clearly Contacts Open Campbell River Open Nelson Fall Classic Alberta Jesters Junior Open Oregon Singles Champs Western Canadian Doubles BC Open Championships

VENUE Jericho Tennis Club, Vancouver Campbell River Sportsplex Swingers Squash Club Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton Multnomah Club, Portland Evergreen Squash ClubD Sport Central, Richmond


DECEMBER 01 - 05 04 - 06




12 - 15 18 - 22

Canadian Junior Open US Junior Open

JANUARY 08 - 10 08 - 10 09 12 - 17 15 - 17 22 - 24 23

EVENT Men’s Teams Championships Women’s Teams Championships Squash BC Annual Planning Meeting Comfort Inn Open, PSA Masters Team Championships BC Junior Open Championships My First Squash Tournament Ever

Gamble 100 Handicap Doubles Tournament Vancouver Racquets Club

The VLTBC Junior Squash Novice &



Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, Vancouver JJ Club Atwater & McGill University, Montreal


22 - 24 22 - 24 22 - 24

VENUE World Health Sport Club, Calgary Club Sportif MAA, Montreal Lower Mainland Evergreen Squash Club Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Jericho Tennis Club Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, Vancouver Sea To Sky Squash Tournament Squamish Valley Squash Club Pacific Coast Doubles Championships University Club, San Francisco Seattle Open Seattle Athletic Club

FEBRUARY 03 - 07 05 - 07

EVENT BC Jesters Club Doubles Nanaimo Squash Club Open


VENUE Vancouver Racquets Club Nanaimo Squash Club




2009/2010 Tournament Schedule

2008/2009 Tournament Schedule FEBRUARY 06 - 07 05 - 07 12 - 14 12 - 14 24 - 28

EVENT Bayside Junior B/Novice Rose City Singles & Rosebud Championship National Bank Financial Winter Carnival Open BC Jesters Pacific Northwest Junior Championships BC CLOSED PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

VENUE The Bayside Club, Delta


Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland Rosters Sports Club, Vernon Cedar Hill Squash Club, Victoria TBA


MARCH 05 - 07 05 - 07 05 - 07 10 - 14 12 - 14 24 - 28 26 - 28 26 - 28

EVENT VENUE RATING BC JUNIOR CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS Hollyburn Country Club JJ Canadian University Championships Niagara on the Lake, Ontario Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships TBA Saint Paddy’s Day Tournament River Club, Richmond AA Nelson Banana Cake Open Swingers Squash Club AA Bonsor’s King of Courts Tournament Bonsor Recreation AA Easter Bunny Tournament Comox Valley Squash Club, Courtenay AA US National Doubles Maryland Club AA

APRIL 07 - 11 09 - 11 09 - 11 15 - 18 22 - 25

EVENT Pacific Coast Open Pacific Coast Junior B/Novice U.S.A. Mixed Doubles Championships Canadian Doubles Championships Canadian Junior Nationals

VENUE Vancouver Racquets Club Vancouver Racquets Club Philadelphia Toronto Cricket Club The Glencoe Club, Calgary


MAY 04 - 08

EVENT CANADIAN NATIONAL SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS West Coast Junior Team Championships BC Open Doubles Championships Vancouver ISDA & Pro-Am Doubles Champs Squash BC AGM



07 - 09 07 - 09 14 - 16 29 JULY 13 - 18

AUGUST 04 - 08

Jericho Tennis Club Pro Club, Seattle TBA Hollyburn Country Club Coast Tsawwassen Inn

EVENT Evergreen Summer Doubles Tournament


EVENT Sun & Surf

VENUE Jericho Tennis Club

Evergreen Squash Club



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Parade of Champions - BC Teams The Canadian Women’s Team Championships were held at the Saskatoon Squash Club in Saskatchewan, January 9-11, 2009. Team BC won silver. L-R: Rebecca Fouchard, Emilie Mackie and Alicia Haneine

The Canadian Men’s Team Championships were held at the The Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre in Charlottetown PEI on January 9- 1, 2009. Team BC won bronze. L-R: Winston Cabell, Thomas Brinkman and Andrew Lynn

The Canadian Master’s Team Championships were held in the Bow Valley Club in Calgary, Alberta on January 16-18, 2009. BC sent two teams.

TEAM BC “A” (L-R): Murray Olsen, Garett Hennigan, Laura Ramsay, Brook Macey, Deidre Smith, Dave Hall and Eng Khoon Chua.

TEAM BC “B” (L-R): Gerry Poulton, Tim Bale, Mechal Corbett, Carol Richards, Cindy Brown, Sasha Bkric and Mark Vance


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Pacey + Pacey Design / David Leman


The Ranking System - New Policies Squash BC has been working with QuickDraws over the last 3 years to implement a ranking system that is transparent and fair to the majority of the squash players in BC. The major goal of this system is to have players placed in a list that shows where they would play on an average basis. This is NOT a reward system where you have one or two good wins and you go up above those players you beat. This system ranks you amongst players you would normally have a very good match against. This ranking system is very dynamic and can change daily depending on what matches have been entered. Most leagues in BC use the league management part of the program and since the captains of teams enter results, things change all the time. As with all new systems there are some minor policy changes that need to be made in order to keep the system accurate and fair. The first policy change is how a new player gets onto the system. We used to have it that a players first match would determine where he/she would go. They would go so many points below their opponent if they lost or so many points above them if they won. The problem was players would play out of their category in their first match and would be placed in the wrong position, (especially if they played up.) The policy as of September 1, 2009 for getting onto the ranking system is; A new player will be placed on the ranking list “AFTER” their first


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win. If they play in a category to low, it’s much easier to gain points then it is to lose them. The other policy change is the default policy. Our old default policy read that “the first defaulted match would be recorded as a loss.” The main reason for this policy in the first place was to keep players from “Ducking” matches. (Yes players do this!) The problem with this was when a much higher player didn’t show up, the lesser ranked player received a bunch of points for just being there. We have changed this policy so the defaulted match will be recorded as a loss to the defaulting player only The defaulting player will lose points for not showing up, while the other player will receive no points. We think this will keep the ranking list more accurate. Players who retire during the match, (i.e. have an injury and have to concede the match,) will have the match recorded as a loss with the game score at the time of the injury. It the player was supposed to play in other matches, those matches will not be recorded in the ranking system. If a player starts a match with an injury from a previous match, the match that he/she retires from will be the last match entered. For a complete explanation on the ranking policies, please go to www. and click “Rankings” on the left side.

Squash BC Rankings - Top 100 Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 25 26 27 27 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 35 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 44 46 47 48 49 50

Carolyn Russell, JER Melanie Jans, VLT Lauren Wagner, EVE Emma Parke, JER Rebecca Fouchard, LRC Sarah Parsons, JER Sian Campbell, APO Karyn Trombley, RIV Alicia Haneine, EVE Shauna Flath, JER Diana Hardie, EVE Nicola Martin, JER Nicole Bunyan, VIC Cathy Covernton, VLT Emilie Mackie, VRC Lorrie Baildham, NAN Laura Ramsay, VLT Chrissie Arnold, JER Kristie Tyrrell, VIC Abbey Foster, EVE Jacqui Smith, EVE Rachel Au, EVE Penelope Wedd, HOL Avril Cross, VIC Deidre Baker, JER Cathy Brown, VLT Lisa Norlander, EVE Valerie Johnson, HOL Michelle R Smith, JER Sharon Miller, VLT Cindy Brown, VIC Tessa Breukels, VLT Vanessa Van Hove, VRC Bonnie Cooney, EVE Penny Love, RIV Lindsay Seginson, VIC Alexandra Giuffre, VRC Cathy Clackson, VIC Natalie Williams, VIC Thea Wilson-Scorgie, BEN Imogen Thompson, JER Allison Marr, VIC Anne Crossley, BRC Frances Frost, HOL Melissa Troll, EVE Mary Ramsey, CAM Lynn Johansen, HOL Kathy Robertson, CAM Jackie Touchet, RIV Annette Henwood, EVE

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1659 1641 1589 1583 1443 1436 1399 1355 1353 1283 1279 1275 1268 1260 1258 1254 1248 1236 1235 1231 1226 1225 1222 1222 1211 1202 1201 1201 1198 1191 1187 1185 1183 1182 1173 1173 1172 1171 1168 1167 1166 1164 1162 1160 1160 1148 1137 1136 1135 1130

51 52 52 54 54 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 67 69 69 71 71 73 74 74 76 77 78 79 80 80 80 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 90 90 93 94 95 96 97 97 99 100 100

Janice Saunders, RIV Debbie Witham, EVE Kelsey Parsons, VLT Suzanne Owens, QUA Kim Spencer, IQP Ashley Walker, EVE Brook Macey, VLT Jenny Hogan, PGS Barb Wormald, BAY Carol Richards, JER Judi Narduzzi, VRC Nancy Mollenhauer, SMUS Cathy Campbell, EVE Jane Hay, CRC Connie Engh, VLT Debbie Howorko, VRC Diane Calder, CVX Ivy Mak, BON Sue Tompkins, CVX Janet McElhaney, RIV Joanne Schroeder, VRC Diane Grady, EVE Debra Meyer, HOL Trish Campbell, VIC Emily Parsons, VIC Tracey Pitts, QUA Krista Constantineau, BEN Sandy Drever, VIC Janice Kustaski, QUA Cari Fraser, BEN Katherine Walker, EVE Lenka Kudrna, ROS Mechal Corbett, ROS Tarrin McDonough, VRC Josephine Guevara, RIV Michelle Flemons, HOL Jane Cartmel, JER Sharon Hogg, BON Shannon Seginson, VIC Margaret Eiriz, BEN Liana Schou, JER Jackie Parker, QUA Julie Wilcox, HOL Sue Wastie, JER Jennifer Duffy, BEN Lisa Gifford, SPC Jodi Meacher, EVE Daisy Duong, VRC Stephanie Leong, VIC Ruth Campling, EVE Julie Luciani, VRC

1124 1117 1117 1111 1111 1107 1105 1101 1095 1085 1083 1079 1077 1076 1075 1073 1071 1071 1067 1067 1063 1063 1058 1055 1055 1053 1052 1047 1044 1043 1043 1043 1040 1039 1037 1036 1034 1028 1027 1026 1026 1026 1025 1022 1019 1018 1015 1015 1012 1010 1010

Top 100 Women in BC


Squash BC Rankings - Top 100 Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 24 24 24 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 35 37 37 39 40 41 42 43 44 44 46 47 48 48 50

Viktor Berg, RIV Andrew Lynn, BEN Winston Cabell, JER Justin Todd, JER Thomas Brinkman, JER Shakiru Matti, FIT Jeff Boag, HOL Luke Vaggers, BEN Jeff Robert Evans, FIT Joe Forster, JER Ryan Haider, JER Jon De Souza, VRC Barry Gifford, SPC Jarryd Senick, VIC Ryan Herden, EVE Sarfaraz Ahmed, VLT Michael Leckie, VLT Ben Thomas, WHI Steve Lawton, VRC Remington Hall, FIT Jason Giuffre, JER Tyler Olson, VIC Justin Gulston, VLT Andrew Braff, IQP Grant Stockwell, EVE Adam Radziminski, EVE Mark Ridgeway, JER Grant Bergman, EVE Marc Kazimirski, ARB Matthew Balfour, EVE Greg Cruickshank, ARB Mark O’Neill, RIV Chris Harley, JER Roger Hardy, JER Geraint Khan, BEN Morgan Latremouille, BAY Brooke Siver, RAC Ben Uliana, CED Stephen Stinson, FIT Mackenzie Foster, EVE Randall Town, VIC Kevin Smith, QUA Jody Evans, VLT Zachary Leman, JER Iain Butler, ROS Jamie Graham, CVX Husein Rahemtulla, EVE Larry Armstrong, ARB Colin O’Connor, BEN Rumi Tejpar, JER


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Patrick McDonough, CED Tim Saunders, BEN Jamie Chicanot, CED Greg Longster, JER Brendon Hull, BEN Trevor Latimer, VRC Christopher Stinson, FIT David Small, VIC Murray Bennetto, ROS Bruce Matthews, BAY Michael Revell, RIV Imre Kovacs, ROS Adam Derry, BEN Garett Hennigan, VRC Aneal Galbaransingh, BON Mark Jenkins, CED Tim MacVinnie, BON Ben Block, HOL Simon Dorey, EVE Mike Allan, SWG Ken Smith, BON Jason Del Vicario, JER Tyler Perrault, ROS Andrew Olijnyk, SWG David Hall, VRC Jonathan Crockford, VIC Clark Johnston, EVE Aly Sachedina, GBF Aly Kanji, BEN Keifer Latremouille, BAY Graham Gilley, EVE Nigel Lucas, BEN Graham Brown, VRC Rick Hunter, HOL Brian McGaw, VIC Eng Khoon Chua, NEW Doug Kennedy, EVE Alex Achtem, VIC Hamid Khosrowkiani, EVE Evan Green, ARB Stanley Dee, VRC Adam Viljoen, BON Steve Archer, EVE Geoff Stollery, HOL John Fleury, RIV Gary Evans, VRC Ben Ferraro, BEN Brendan George, VRC Dave R Watson, EVE Rafik Bhaloo, JER Bruce Spider Jones, VIC Robert Pacey, VRC

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Squash BC Rankings - Top Juniors Top 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ten Junior Girls Under 19 Nicole Bunyan-VIC Abbey Foster-EVE Rachel Au-EVE Avril Cross-VIC Lindsay Seginson-VIC Emily Parsons-VIC Alexandra Toth-FIT Madeleine Macey-JER Brynn Daniels Elisa Money-JER

1268 1231 1225 1222 1173 1055 998 982 974 941

Top 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ten Junior Boys Under 19 Remington Hall-FIT 1662 Tyler Olson-VIC 1653 Morgan Latremouille-BAY 1613 Stephen Stinson-FIT 1605 Mackenzie Foster-EVE 1603 Zachary Leman-JER 1593 Husein Rahemtulla-EVE 1591 Rumi Tejpar-JER 1586 Christopher Stinson-FIT 1576 Cesar Abraca-BON 1519

Top 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ten Junior Girls Under 17 Nicole Bunyan-VIC Abbey Foster-EVE Rachel Au-EVE Avril Cross-VIC Lindsay Seginson-VIC Alexandra Toth-FIT Brynn Daniels Elisa Money-JER Kathryn Milligan-BAY Kaitlyn Money-JER

1268 1231 1225 1222 1173 998 974 941 866 840

Top 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ten Junior Boys Under 17 Tyler Olson-VIC 1653 Mackenzie Foster-EVE 1603 Zachary Leman-JER 1593 K’odi Lewis-Wille-SHA 1390 Michael Thompson-JER 1330 Harry Ramsey-CAM 1221 Sean Jackman-CAM 1220 Dorian Lewis-Wille-NAN 1217 Alykhan Thobani-RIV 1171 Justin Cunningham-CAM 1165

Top 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ten Junior Girls Under 15 Abbey Foster-EVE 1231 Avril Cross-VIC 1222 Alexandra Toth-FIT 998 Brynn Daniels 974 Elisa Money-JER 941 Kathryn Milligan-BAY 866 Amal Cross-VIC 759 Kendyl Smith-SCSA 735 Janel Gaube-VIC 687 Nitara Heywood-EVE 631

Top 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 10

Ten Junior Boys Under 15 Zachary Leman-JER 1593 Michael Thompson-JER 1330 Alykhan Thobani-RIV 1171 Lucas Ravkov-JER 1110 Damon Hall-FIT 1106 Justin McGaw-VIC 1081 Chris Miles-VIC 1015 Sam Ejtemai-JER 930 Jared Sochan-ROS 930 Matthew Toth-FIT 921

Top 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Ten Junior Boys Under 13 Sam Ejtemai-JER 930 Matthew Toth-FIT 921 Gabriel Morgan-NEW 796 Gavin Maxwell-CED 737 Ryan Picken-JER 709 SAMM A. FULTON-ARB 680 Geoffrey Ehresman-JER 667 James Galvan-ARB 666 Rayaan Kurji-EVE 642 Cyrus Behroozi-JER 638

Top 1 2 3 4 5 6

Ten Junior Girls Under 13 Janel Gaube-VIC Megan Picken-JER Andrea Toth-FIT Milana Bryan-QUA Dylan Holbrook-BAY Breeshey Roskams-Hieter-JER 7 Sienna Lowe-EVE 8 Soleil Lewis-Willie-NAN 9 Zoe Colclough-JER 10 Lauren Ashikian-VRC

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Top Juniors in BC


Junior Tournament Schedule Note: Events with letters in the “Rating” column are Squash BC sanctioned events. OCTOBER 23 - 25

EVENT Evergreen Junior Tournament

VENUE Evergreen Squash Club


NOVEMBER 13 - 15 24 - 29

EVENT Alberta Jesters Junior Open BC Open Championships

VENUE Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton Sport Central, Richmond


DECEMBER 04 - 06

18 - 22

US Junior Open

VENUE Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, Vancouver Club Atwater & McGill University Montreal TBA


12 - 15

EVENT The VLTBC Junior Squash Novice & Canadian Junior Open

JANUARY 22 - 24

EVENT BC Junior Open Championships

VENUE Jericho Tennis Club


FEBRUARY 12 - 14

EVENT BC Jesters Pacific Northwest Junior Championships BC CLOSED PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS



24 - 28

Cedar Hill Squash Club, Victoria The Arbutus Club




MARCH 05 - 07



APRIL 09 - 11 22 - 25

EVENT Pacific Coast Junior B/Novice Canadian Junior Nationals

VENUE Vancouver Racquets Club The Glencoe Club, Calgary


MAY 07 - 09

EVENT West Coast Junior Team Championships




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Pro Club, Seattle

Squash BC Junior Development Programs Provincial High Performance Program The purpose of the Provincial High Performance Junior Squash Program is to provide the top junior squash players in each age category from U13 up, an opportunity to train and develop as both athletes and squash players within an integrated and sports science supported environment. The Program content will be delivered by a team of qualified Provincial Coaches working in conjunction with sport specialists from BC. The High Performance Program plans to work in Partnership with the various athlete’s coaches from around the Province. Provincial Developing Junior Program The Provincial Developing Junior Program has been designed to guide the committed and improving junior squash athlete through a program of skill and fitness development in a supportive, fun environment. Using the input of certified Coaches and a guiding group of parent coordinators, selected athletes will have their skill and fitness abilities assessed through participation in a series of Provincial Camps. Provincial Grassroots Junior Program The Provincial Grassroots Junior Program is being designed to guide clubs and schools through the starting and running of their grassroots programs. This is the first year the program has taken shape with the help of a committed volunteer group. Squash BC has purchased eyeguards to loan out to programs around the province. Squash BC

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will also be looking to go into a partnership to acquire other equipment to loan out to fledgling programs around the province. The Gudewill Travel Fund Program The Gudewill family has generously donated money over the years to help juniors travel to out of province junior tournaments. The amount athletes receive depends on how well they do at the 3 main national tournaments, Alberta Jesters, Canadian Junior Open and the Canadian Junior Closed. Their results are kept for all 3 with a win in the main round being worth 1 point, a win in the silver round worth 0.5 points and a win in the bronze worth 0.25. The athletes are then compared with one another and the funding is dispersed. Thank you to the Gudewill family. The Junior Coach Travel Fund Program Squash BC, with the help of gaming funds, subsidizes the travel of 3 coaches to the 3 national junior tournaments mentioned above. We send these coaches to try and make sure that all the athletes who attend these tournaments have a coach while they are playing their matches. This doesn’t always happen because of the way the numbers and the draws work out. Priority on who they coach is based on which draw, (gold/silver/bronze,) the athletes are in. These coaches are not there to chaperone. Canada Winter Games Team Squash BC, along with the other provinces and territories in Canada

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is involved in the Canada Winter Games, (CWG.) The squash team is a part of Team BC which will travel to Halifax in 2011. The team will consist of 4 boys and 4 girls, 2 of each playing in the U19 and U17 categories. The team is going into it’s second training year with several training camps and tournament athletes must attend. Last year athletes attended 3 camps and 3 tournaments along with all the other squash commitments. Go Team BC! Skill Awards Program The Skill Awards Program is a program designed by Squash Canada to help the development of squash athletes. The skills in this program are structured so that it takes the athlete from the basic racquet skills of a recreational junior to the advance strokes of a high performance junior. While it is intended to be a measuring stick for the junior athlete from the first time he or she picks up the racquet to his/her participation in junior tournaments, it can also be used for adults who are in the same situation. The Skill Awards kit can be ordered from the Squash BC office.

by your high school counselor is required. Post Secondary Institute Program The Post Secondary Institute Program has been developed throughout Canada as a program that will partner post secondary institutions with local clubs, provincial organizations, (Squash BC,) and Squash Canada. The program is primarily a grassroots initiative to promote squash to Post Secondary students as a life time sport. There are grants available from Squash Canada and Squash BC and outlines on how the programs can be set up. For more information on all junior programs, please go to http://www. To see the annual report from the Junior Development Committee go to meetings/index.htm and click on 2009 AGM reports (page 9).

External Sport Credentials Program Squash BC has entered into a program with the Sport Branch that is known as “The Ministry of Education External Sport Credentials Program.” The program, in a nutshell, is a junior can apply to the program in several different areas as either a coach or an athlete. Both programs will give you 4 credits for your high school graduation. A letter signed


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Squash BC’s Annual Awards The Jack Larson Award for all round contribution was awarded to Andrew Lynn. Andrew has been a fixture in BC squash for many years. Most of you will know him for his abilities on court, taking players out in a calm, collected manner. What most people don’t know is the work behind the scenes Andrew has done in the past 21 years. Andrew joined the board of Squash BC in 1988 as a zone rep for Richmond/Delta/Burnaby. He also served as a provincial coach both senior and junior. In the mid 90’s Andrew became a Coaching Course Facilitator for giving coaching courses. Andrew has taught many coaches in this province to coach squash. He is now a Master Course Facilitator which means he teaches coaches to teach coaches so they can teach you. Andrew is now a Level 4 coach and has coached national teams in various events around the world. Squash in BC is very lucky to have Andrew reside in our province. Thank you for being here Andrew. The John Burris Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship was won by a very worthy individual, Thomas Brinkman. John Burris was a person for whom 2009 / 2010 Edition

integrity, honesty and loyalty went hand-inhand. On the court, he did not take any rallies off! Thomas is exactly the same. When you are on the court with Thomas, it is a battle but you can be sure it will be fair and fun. Congratulations Thomas. The Ernie Rogers Bowl was won by Carolyn Russell and Viktor Berg. Carolyn and Viktor had a very good year. Carolyn fought back from a back injury and made the Canadian Women’s Team that went to Egypt. She also ended the year ranked number one in BC and Canada. Viktor also had a good year, winning most of the doubles tournaments he and his partner went in thus maintaining his number one World Doubles ranking. Needless Squash BC's Annual Awards


to say that squash players in BC are very proud of having Carolyn and Viktor call BC their home and both are great to watch. Thank you Carolyn and Viktor. The Presidents Plate was won by Marvin Mizinski. Marvin has been volunteering for over 10 years, mainly with doubles squash. Marvin took over the doubles committee and has been a tireless volunteer and one that gets the job done well, (squash BC needs more people like him.) This last year, Marvin organized and ran two very large doubles tournaments, the Canadian Doubles and the Vancouver Open ISDA Pro Doubles. The hours Marvin spent in organizing these events probably numbers in the thousands. Marvin is a great guy, a tremendous ambassador for squash and is a very worthy winner of the Presidents Plate. The Massey Goolden Trophy is designated to honor 36

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junior players for achievement combined with sportsmanship. Rumi Tejpar was given the award this year for his outstanding play, sportsmanship and dedication to squash. Congratulations Rumi. The BC Junior Squash Service Award is presented to an individual who has unselďŹ shly inspired, coached or mentored Junior squash players. David Leman is this year’s recipient of the Junior Service Award. David has been volunteering with the junior committee for 5 years. He took over the chair of the committee 4 years ago and has initiated many changes within the Squash BC Junior program. The changes he spearheaded have already started making a difference. BC Juniors at this years national championships had the best showing ever with 9 players placing eighth or better. David has also got many more people involved in the junior committee. With his leadership and structure of the junior program, BC juniors will be a force to be feared for many years to come. Congratulations Dave and well done.

Sport BC’s Presidents Award was presented at the Annual Sport awards banquet to Brooke Siver (shown here on the left with John Roche, right, President of Squash BC). Brooke sat on the Squash BC Board for 12 years, the last 6 as President. Brooke is also a coach, referee and mentor to many. He is an instructor for both Coaching and Refereeing. Oh, yes, he also plays the game at the Men’s A level. Brooke has given many hours in the support of the game of squash. He has willingly traveled to literally all four corners of our province teaching, coaching, refereeing, playing and mentoring. He is a great ambassador for the sport. Well done, Brooke. For more information on the awards and to download nomination forms go to:

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BC Athlete Assistance Program The BC Athlete Assistance Program is a Provincial Government Program in which athletes who have the potential and are working hard at earning a place on the National team are given bursaries. They must be truly dedicated to the sport, travel to compete and have the results to back up their capabilities. They must be coached by a minimum Level 3 coach and be 16 years of age and over. The amount that Squash BC receives from the government for this program is usually $6000.00 and it comes with a restriction that each athlete chosen can receive no less than $500.00. The following candidates were chosen for this program for the 2008-09 season.

Rachel Au

Nicole Bunyan

Sarah Parsons

Thomas Brinkman

Remington Hall

Sean Jackman

Squash BC would like to thank the Sport Branch for the assistance we receive.


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Officiating Programs The rules of squash are probably the most talked about subject in the game. If we were to think logically about this topic, we would come to the conclusion that 50% of our competitive players should be certified officials. 50% of the players in a match will have to referee the next match!!! Squash BC is part of a nation wide officiating program that has been set up and maintained for many years by Squash Canada and all member provinces like Squash BC. Part of your membership dues will go to the running of this program. Course conductors are constantly being trained. Officials are being assessed in all parts of Canada. New and old officials in the program have to be tracked so we know what level they are and what level of play they are qualified to do. Squash BC runs two types of officiating clinics throughout the year. The Mini Rules Clinic is for players who have no wish to become a certified official but know they have to learn the rules in order to play the game. This clinic runs for one to two hours, (depending on the questions asked,) and can usually be done in an evening session. It will cover most everything you will need to know in order to referee a game after you win and what you are entitled to as a player. The second type is the Certification Course. This is a bit longer process as there are a few more steps involved. The first part is a PowerPoint presentation to go through the various aspects of an official’s job. This will cover everything from the proper way of keeping score through how to decide strokes and lets. After this presentation there will be a 40 question written test and then a practical test where you will be assessed officiating a match. A Provincial Examiner will deliver all of these components to becoming a certified official. Theses steps do not have to be done on the same day but it makes it a lot easier if you do. The length of this course will be four to five hours and is usually done on a weekend. Once you’ve become certified, you will start out as a D4 official. The letter and the number in the designation are for the level of Referee and the level of Marker respectively. There are four basic levels in the officiating program and they are as follows: D1-D4 A novice official C1-C3 A competent official at the local level B1-B2 An experienced provincial official, capable of handling matches equivalent to the early rounds of a national championships. A1 A national official capable of handling matches at any level.

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After your initial certification you will be able to move up the certification ladder by being observed by a qualified official. Depending on the level of certification you are, will depend on the level of match you will have to referee and the number of correct and difficult call you will have to make. You must have five assessments of the correct number and difficulty in order to go to the next level. A complete explanation of the officiating program can be viewed at Squash Canada’s web site,


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Certified Officials in BC For a full list of certified officials, please go to If you are not on this list and think you should be, please contact Kevin Kydd at Certified A1 Asif Hudani Gerald Poulton Rod Symington Certified B1 Tim Bale Andre Cabuche Rene Chave Larry Christiansen Kim Christiansen Courtenay Davies Stuart Dixon Phil Green Jamie Joseph Kevin Kydd Richard Lachapelle Steve Lawton Peter Markgraf Joyce Maycock Ken Peterson Sue Rittinger John Roche Brooke Siver Leigh Skelton Owen Smith Mike Tooley Certified C2 Jay Anderson Larry Armstrong Deidre Baker Tussy Berg Jeff Boag Allan Brown Cindy Brown Winston Cabell

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Certified C2 con’t David Driver Shauna Flath John Fleury Joe Forster Barry Gifford Mark Ingram Melanie Jans Spider Jones David Langevin Andrew Lynn Wendy MacDonald Brian Maclean Kelsey Parsons Carol Richards Kathy Robertson Carolyn Russell Abdul Shaikh Murray Smith Dave Spittlehouse Ben Uliana Morey Walker Sue Wastie Seagrin Worster Sandra Zigman

DOUBLES OFFICIALS National Officials Ruth Castellino Brian Covernton Greg Desaulniers Glen McNeil Rip Peterman Bob Smart

National / Provincial Examiners Gerald Poulton -NE Rod Symington - NE Andre Cabuche - PE Larry Christiansen - PE Stuart Dixon - PE Kevin Kydd - PE Steve Lawton - PE Peter Markgraf - PE Brooke Siver - PE Mike Tooley - PE

Provincially Officials Nigel Amon Lynn Broman Steve Crowe Casper De Jong Rob Forrest Will Gaherty Mark Heaney Adam Jinks Leslie Kerluke Charles Maddison Tim Martin Marvin Mizinski Hiram Mok Randy Mottus Tony Quan Peter Tallman

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Coaching in BC Squash BC has always maintained that every squash player deserves the best coach possible. We were one of the first sports to say coaches must be credible and certified at the level they are coaching. We have used the National Coaching Certification Program, (NCCP) as a cornerstone to achieving this goal. Coaching in BC and Canada is undergoing a change in the way coaches are taught how to coach and how they will be evaluated to become certified. Key to these changes is a shift in emphasis from “what a coach knows” to “what a coach can do.” In the new, competency-based system, training and certification programs are based on the clearly defined needs of participants. There are two streams of coaches, the Instruction Stream and the Competition Stream. The Instruction Stream is for volunteer coaches who want to help out with the local junior program. The Competition Stream is for coaches who wish to move on to coach higher level athletes or become a club professional. There are two courses coaches have to take to become certified. The first course most people take will be a weekend course that will go through the steps of teaching players how to play squash. These courses start with the basics of hitting forehands, backhands and simple strategy to advanced strokes and strategy. The other course is a theory course or a multi sport module. These courses are offered around the province at various times during the year at local colleges and recreation centres. The courses cover topics such as planning, nutrition, fitness training, ethics in sport, etc. You can take this course by correspondence if you can’t make a course in your area. (Once you pass a multi sport module you will be able to use it for other sports as well.) For more information and a schedule of the multi sport module, go to After the first theory course or for coaches in the old system who want to upgrade to the next level, coaches must take and pass the online “Making Ethical Decisions” test on the Coaching Association of Canada’s web site. Go to the link on the right side of this page. The next step would to be evaluated giving instruction to a player at the appropriate level by a course facilitator and graded on your knowledge and ability to pass it on. After this you will be certified at this level and be able to move on to the next higher level. For complete information on the Coaching program in BC and Canada go to Squash Canada’s web site at:


Coaching in BC

Certified Coaches in BC A full list of coaches can be found at If you are not on this list and think you should be, please contact Kevin Kydd at Level 4: Master Coach Stuart Dixon Joyce Maycock Level 3: Provincial Coach David Adams Jeff Boag Winston Cabell Shauna Flath Joe Forster Barry Gifford Phil Green Melanie Jans Spider Jones Kevin Kydd Steve Lawton Andrew Lynn Abdul Shaikh Ben Uliana

Level 2: Competition Pat Au Sean Baker Viktor Berg Larry Christiansen David Clutton Winnie Cook Courtenay Davies Dan Diachuk Jeff Robert Evans John Fleury Rebecca Fouchard Lynn Johansen David Langevin Denys Laporte Kelvin Ludbrook Shakiru Matti Ted Moore Blake Olsen Mary Ramsey

Tim Saunders Brooke Siver Karyn Trombley Sue Wastie Seagrin Worster Michael Yakubowich

Vancouver Racquets Club

2009 / 2010 Edition

Certified Coaches in BC


Squash BC’s Eyeguard Policy Squash BC follows the Eyeguards policy set out by Squash Canada. Although neither Squash BC nor Squash Canada mandate the use of eyeguards for adults, we strongly recommend that every squash player in BC wear them. If you think playing with eyeguards hinders your game, try playing squash with one eye? Eyeguard Certification Policy: “That only protective eyewear appearing on the Squash Canada list of acceptable eyeguards meeting the ASTM designation F803 (Standard Specification for Eye Protectors for Use by Players of Racket Sports), shall be allowable at any Squash Canada sanctioned event where the use of protective eyewear is mandatory.” June 1997 Junior Eyeguard Policy: “That all juniors who are members in good standing of Squash Canada shall appropriately wear eyeguards which are on Squash Canada’s list of acceptable protective eyewear, in any Squash Canada sanctioned events and on-court activities for which they receive funding from Squash Canada, or activities where they are members of a Canadian Team or Squad.” January 1998 “That it is strongly recommended that all players shall appropriately wear eyeguards, which are on Squash Canada’s list of acceptable protective eyewear, in any Squash Canada sanctioned Doubles and Mixed Doubles Championships.” January 1998 For a complete list of “Acceptable Protective Eyewear,” go to


Squash BC's Eyeguard Policy

2009 / 2010 Edition

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Jesters Club of BC The Jesters were founded in England in 1929 by a schoolboy, Jock Burnett, who wished to encourage the playing of racquet sports. The Jesters in England play not just squash, but also tennis, real tennis, fives and racquets. There is an active fixture list in all these sports which are played against other clubs and schools. The Jesters is now a worldwide organization of over 3,000 members, most of whom are squash players. There are members in all Canadian provinces. Members are elected locally by the membership and candidates are selected on the basis of playing ability, sportsmanship and contribution to the game of squash. The BC Jesters meet on a social basis on a regular basis. We are actively involved with promoting junior squash, university play and host an annual doubles tournament. Members: Dave Adams Bruce Alexander Larry Armstrong Robert Armstrong Fred Baker Tim Bale Eric Barclay lan Beardmore Harry Bell-lrving Bill Bowen Lynn Broman Allan Brown Winston Cabell Keith Clark Gavin Cooper Brian Covernton Greg Desaulniers Neil Desaulniers Simon Dorey Jim Geddes Barry Gifford Tony Goodson


Jesters Club of BC

Phil Green Mike Greenwood Chris Harley Joe Hattori Mark Heaney Asif Hudani John Hungerford Michael Jackson Steve Jacobs Bruce Jaffary Martin Kaffka Kevin Kydd Andrew Lynn Doug MacDougall Scott MacInnis Ken Mackenrot Paul Marley Richard Martin lan McNeil Rod Nicolls Marvin Mizinski George Morfitt

John Osburn Roger Ovens Gerry Poulton Adam Radziminski Jessa Rahim John Roche Bruce Russell Joe Siegenberg Brooke Siver Bob Smart Russell Smith David Thom Ben Thomas Mark Thompson Henry Tregilias Ted Trevor-Smith Ron Weber Glen Williams Nigel Williams Hugh Woolley John Zaplatynsky

2009 / 2010 Edition

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The Squash Book 2009/2010  

A guide to the sport of squash in British Columbia, Canada.

The Squash Book 2009/2010  

A guide to the sport of squash in British Columbia, Canada.