2019 Doubles Rules and Officiating Clinic
* Learn the rules of doubles squash and start the process to becoming a certified referee.
* There will be a powerpoint presentation with lots of discussion and questions.
* A written exam will be completed by all participants and reviewed at the clinic - everyone passes!
* Once one completes the clinic and exam, the participant will become a certified provincial referee after passing a practical test by refereeing a league or tournament match with a National Referee assessing the participant.
A pass will be achieved if the participant applies the rules consistently and is able to make 10 correct calls and keep proper score.
* Cost is $10.00 (cash at the door) which includes coffee and muffins, rule book, guidelines and some referee tips.
Yes. We know this is term usually
refers to a basketball achievement (and one that has never been accomplished before), but take a look at the 5 great offerings that the doubles community is providing to doubles players in the coming months:
Squash BC Website
- check out the new Doubles page set up on the Squash BC Website. There are event videos recording your play at various tournaments! Many thanks to G
ary Wong for all his work on putting this material together.
Pacific Coast Doubles (Jan 25 5 pm to Jan 27 3 pm)
San Francisco is honored to be hosting the 46th Pacific Coast Doubles Squash Championships at the University Club of San Francisco and Olympic Club. This tournament has a long-standing tradition, rotating between three West Coast cities; Vancouver, Portland and last year's host, San Francisco.
Players can register for up to two of the following divisions (
Women's Div A, Women's Div B, Mixed A, Mixed B, Men's Div A, Men's Div B, Men's Div C, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+, 80+)
. The committee reserves the right to combine draws, as well as move teams into different draws that better fit their abilities. This is a U.S. Squash sanctioned event.
Doubles officiating clinic
- Jan 14 at Vancouver Lawn - details in story above.
Sign up by email to Greg Desaulniers at
BC Jesters Doubles Tournament (Feb 6-10)
- With proceeds going to the 2020 Fund this is great way to give back to the community.
Entries close Friday, Jan 25
. To register or for more information please go to www.vrc.bc.ca/bc-jesters
Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships (Apr 26-28) Calgary Winter Club
- Save the Date!
Eight top juniors to represent BC at Canada Winter Games
Eight of BC's top juniors will be representing the sport of squash and the province of British Columbia next month at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer Alberta February 15th to March 3rd.
"Selection for the Canada Games Squash Team was extremely competitive" said
coach for the BC squash team
"It is heartbreaking to watch so many strong athletes compete for a place on the team and fall just short of their goals and dreams. The depth of squash players in BC is continually improving, some of our youngest players challenged for a place on the 2019 Games team. "
Richmond Dominates Games Team Membership
Five of BC's the eight-member squash team are junior athletes from the City of Richmond:
Gabriel Yun, age 15 from
(West Coast Squash Academy). Gabriel will be hoping to repeat his 1st place performance from the 2018 Canadian Junior National Squash Championships.
James Toth, 16, a J.N. Burnett Secondary student. James earned a 2nd place in the BC Provincials U17 category last year.
Sarah Cao, 15 trains at the
(Shakiru Matti Squash Academy) and is a Magee Secondary School student. Sarah competed at the 2018 Junior Pan American Games and earned a 2nd place at the U15 Canadian Junior Nationals last year.
Sarah is joined by her sister Cindy Cao
, 17 who trains at the River Club (Shakiru Matti Squash Academy). Cindy will be entering the multi-sport Games competition with a 4th place finish from the highly competitive Canadian Junior Nationals and a 6th place from the Canadian Junior Open last year.
Quan Ng, 17 also from Sport Central garnered a 2nd place finish in last year's BC Provincials U17 category. Quan is also a J.N. Burnett Secondary School student.
From the North Shore are siblings Lucia and Matt Bicknell.
Lucia Bicknell, 16 is a two-time Canadian champion, trains at the
Evergreen Squash Club
and is a Rockridge Secondary School student. Lucia will be looking to repeat her 2018 1st place winning performance from the Canadian Nationals in U15 and U13 categories.
Matt Bicknell, 17 also from the Evergreen Squash Club and a student at Rockridge Secondary School student earned 1st place at Alberta Jesters U17 event in 2017.
Rounding out the 2019 Games team from the city of Vancouver is Sam Scivier, 18 from the Jericho Tennis Club. In 2017 Sam secured two Championship crowns from his performance at the 2017 U19 BC Junior Open and the 2017 BC Junior Closed U17. The 11-year squash veteran currently attends the University of Birmingham.
The Canada Games are held every two years in
, alternating between the Canada Winter Games and the Canada Summer Games and is considered the single largest multi-sport games in Canada. Athletes are strictly amateur only and represent their
province or territory
Notification - Squash Canada National Ranking
As you may know, Squash Canada is now partnering with Club Locker for its national ranking systems - senior (adult), junior and masters. As a member of Squash BC you have the benefit of being a member of both Squash Canada and the World Squash Federation.
In alignment with our partnership with Squash Canada and to ensure our Squash BC members receive the maximum benefit of their Squash Canada membership, we will be sharing your basic member information and your match history to Squash Canada via Club Locker for the national ranking system. On an ongoing basis your match history will automatically be transferred to Squash Canada to keep your national ranking up to date.
Squash BC will be providing Squash Canada with the following information of its members:
- first and last name
- email address
- birth date
- match history starting September 1, 2017
No other information will be transferred. Squash Canada requires this level of personal information to set up your account for the national ranking system.
This transfer of information will not require any action on your part or change your SportyHQ ranking.
For more information on Squash Canada's ranking system please go to the following links:
Squash BC and Squash Canada are very conscious of privacy issues and will be ensuring our member's privacy is fully secured. To view the Squash BC, Squash Canada and Club Locker privacy policies, please click on the links below:
If you would like to opt out of the sharing of your personal information to Squash Canada please contact the Squash BC office via email
or phone 604 737-3084 by January 11, 2019 and we will ensure your name is taken off the list of member information being shared with Squash Canada and Club Locker.
World Squash Federation New Singles Rules - Effective January 1, 2019
A motion to amend some of the Rules were approved at the WSF AGM in Cairo which came into effect on 1st January 2019.
For ease of reference, the changes approved were as follows:
· Time period allowed for the Warm up in Rule 4 .1: changed to 4 minutes with half time to be called at 2 minutes.
· Rule 8.11 amended to read: "Freedom to strike the ball to any part of the front wall" (leaving out the word entire).
· Rule 8.1.4 amended to read: "the freedom to strike the ball to any part of the front wall" (leaving out the word entire).
· A new rule added 8.9.3: "Where there has been no actual contact and the swing has been held by the striker for fear of hitting the opponent, the provisions of 8.6 apply."