Squash BC 2017 Annual General Meeting
On June 3, 2017 Squash BC will be holding its Annual General Meeting at Vancouver Racquets Club, 4867 Ontario Street, Vancouver, B.C. This meeting is open to all Squash BC members. For voting rights please refer to
Squash BC's By-Laws
, Article III. Stay for a social following the AGM.
Summer Squash Camps
Looking for a great opportunity for your child to have fun over the summer while learning new skills on the Squash court?
- Jericho Summer Squash Camps
- Hollyburn Summer Squash Camps
- Nanaimo Summer Squash Camps
- Shawnigan Lake School Summer Squash Camp
- Cedar Hill Squash Club Summer Squash Camps
- University of Victoria Recreation Summer Racquet and Agility
Upcoming Pros Meeting
There is a Pros (Coaches) meeting June 13th from 10am - 2pm at the River Club. Let's get ready for the 2017-18 season and learn more about SquashBC's initiatives for the coming season. Please contact Tom Bedore at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.
Calendar of Events
Gerry Poulton Wins 5th US Nationals Title
BC's Gerry Poulton won his fifth United
States National Singles title at last month's 106th National Singles Championships at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Gerry was thrilled to win his fifth US title in the past six years: "It felt great to win the title again after losing last year, especially defeating Ned (Monaghan
) who is playing great this year." Ned Monaghan the #2 seed lost only one game leading up to the final. Monaghan started the final strong and was able to win the first game 11-7. Gerry stormed back to win the next 3 games in consistent fashion: 11-1, 11-8, 11-5 to win top honours in the 70+ division. Gerry's consistent play and superior fitness were impressive throughout the tournament as the first game in the final
was the only game he lost in the entire tournament.
Gerry Poulton has become one of Canada's perennial champions at the top squash tournaments all over the world in the Masters category. Prior to his win in Philadelphia, Gerry's most recent victory on the international squash scene was winning the inaugural America Master's Games in Vancouver last August. Gerry also won the European Masters Championships in Nice, France in 2015.
Gerry is currently on his way to compete in the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, April 21-30. Then Gerry returns to Toronto to defend his title in the 70+ category at the Canadian National Championships. He will be competing for his eighth Canadian National title.
Squash BC is very proud of Gerry's accomplishments and wish him success in the upcoming World Masters and Canadian Championships.
BC Players take on Canadian National Events
In the 2017 Canadian Singles Championship in Toronto , BC`s Giselle Delgado and Nicole Bunyan faced off in the consolation round of the Women`s Open after losses to 1st and 2nd seeds. Giselle was the eventual winner against Nicole. There were several BC players participating across all Mens categories, namely Jimmy Valliere of Nanaimo coming in 4th in the Men`s 30+, SquashBC`s Executive Director Tom Bedore winning the Consolation of the Mens60+ and Gerry Poulton winning top honours of the Men`s 70+.
In the 2017 Canadian Doubles Championship, also in Toronto, Evergreen Club`s pro, Thomas Brinkman paired up with Toronto`s Will Mariani.They played steady to a 2nd place finish against top seeds Scott Arnold and Robin Clarke. In the Mens 60+ the BC duo of Brian Covernton and Bruce Macfarlane had a tough 5 game match in regular play. They lost this match however were able to continue with a strong finish as Consolation Winners. Last but definitely not last, Lynn Broman of Evergreen played in the Mens 70+. Him and Toronto partner James Bruce used their skillful reverse shots to make it to the Consolation Finals.
Squash BC would like to congratulate all BC players for their efforts and results in these Canadian Championships!
Junior Pathways Events
The Junior Pathway program aims to attract younger squash players and keep them playing our great game for longer in an inclusive and fun environment. Designed to take youngsters from their introduction to squash, through to eventually competing in our Junior competitive events, the program has three stages and combines technical skill acquisition with cooperative or competitive play, depending on age and level. Check the Calendar of Events and sign up today. Here's a link to a poster, explanation of the levels and future events.
2017 Squash BC Supports
ParticipACTION 150 Play List / Challenge
Squash has been named to the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. The 150 Play List is a national program designed to encourage all Canadians to be physically active. Throughout 2017, every Canadian from coast to coast to coast will be challenged to complete as many physical activities on the list as possible.
Track your progress, earn rewards and be entered for a chance to win weekly and monthly prizes. Click
to get started.
When you check squash off your 150 Play List, let us know! Use hashtag #150PlayList and tag @SquashCanada and @SquashBC on Twitter.
The first confirmed special squash event for the year will be an official 150 Play List Tour Stop at the 2017 Canadian Squash Championships. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List Crew has 100 tour stops planned across Canada, and squash will be a featured event!
Spread the word and get moving!