Congratulations to Provincial Team Members Hannah Blatt and Anika Alexander for their exceptional performances at the recent Canadian and US Junior Opens. Hannah Blatt finished in 3rd place at the Canadian Junior Open in the girls under 15 division after narrowly losing out in her semi final match 11-9 in the 5th to the eventual winner. Hannah then followed up that great performance with another fantastic finish of 6th place at the US Junior Open at Yale University. The US Junior Open is now the largest junior tournament in the world with 900 competitors, and widely regarded as one of the top junior tournaments in the world. Hannah was the top Canadian and 2nd highest North American at this years US Junior open in the girls under 15. Anika Alexander also performed exceptionally well by finishing in 7th position at the Canadian Junior Open and 11th at the US Junior Open in the girls under 17 division. Anika had a tight 3-1 match in the round of 16 with the #1 seed and eventual Champion.
Manitoba Junior Squash Team athlete Hannah Blatt placed 3rd in the U15 event at the 2013 Canadian Junior Open in Niagara on the Lake (White Oaks) Dec 7-10. Congratulations out to all the Manitoba juniors athletes who competed, Anika Alexander U17, Adrien Chamberland-Mike U17, Hunter Kristjansson U17 & Bryce Kristjansson U13 and to coach Trevor Borland. For full results http://goo.gl/c65G5W
2014 Squash Manitoba Senior Men, Women & Master Canadian Teams Announced
The 2014 Canadian Men’s & Women’s Team Championships are being held January 10-12, 2014.
The Men’s Team Championships are being hosted by the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club. Because Manitoba is hosting the event the host province is allowed to enter two teams. The teams are made up of 3 athletes each. In playing order are: Team #1 is Dave Glass, Trevor Borland and Evan Mancer, Team #2 is Andrew Boumford, Nathan Hall and John Arbuthnot.
The Women’s Team Championships are being held in Regina, Saskatchewan and representing Manitoba (in playing order) are: Alix Younger, Anika Alexander and Nichole Mailey.
The Canadian Masters Team Championships are being held one week later, January 17-19, 2014 in London, Ontario. The team is made up of 7 players, 4 Men (40+, 45+, 50+, 55+) and 3 Women (40+, 45+, 50+). Once each group if filled, the playing order is based on strength not age. Team members are: (in playing order) Men - Tom Brown, Don Bushuk, Johan Jacobs & Steve Younger and Women Brenda Cleverley, Gail Feser and Shannon Dennehy.
There are many heavy hearts morning the sudden loss of one of Squash's finest Mark Sachvie. Mark was well known to many of our Manitoba junior athletes & parents. I got to know & meet Mark at a number of Squash Canada's Annual General Meetings. I will never forget how he made me feel, valued. Thank you Mark, for touching so many lives, you are gone too soon but will live in the hearts of many forever.
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UP COMING BINGOS
McPhillips Street Station
Sunday December 15, 2013 Early Bingo
Tuesday January 7, 2014 Evening
Sunday January 26, 2014 Early Bingo
Monday February 17, 2014 Late Bingo
Tuesday March 11, 2014 Early Bingo
You must register prior to the Bingo by calling Janet at 475-9826 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a thank you to the people who volunteer to work the bingos for us we offer VPI points (see below). As bingos are different lengths of time and time of day we offer different vouchers to different bingos. Volunteers earn the following:
Early Session (not Sundays) -- .75 credit 4:30 - 6:45 pm
Evening Session -- 1.0 credit 6:00 - 9:45 pm
Late Session -- 1.0 credit 9:00 - 11:45 pm
Sunday Matinee -- 1.0 credit 12:00- 3:45 pm
Early Session Sunday -- 1. 0 credit 3:00 - 6:45 pm
1 credit = $43
.75 credit = $32
These vouchers can be used to subsidize squash related expenses (see VPI Program above). Please note an exact number of volunteers is required at all bingos so please be sure if your attendance prior to signing up.
Please note: If you are representing Squash Manitoba, each funded trip requires that you work one bingo's per trip. Receipts for expenses are now to be kept at home on file for back up.
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