Monday, August 16, 2010


Incredibly, it’s getting close to that time of year. Close to the time where the Detroit Lions start thinking about rebuilding for the 2011-2012 season, close to the time when you start counting down the golf days left on one hand, close to the time when your significant other starts nagging you about all the summer house projects that you didn’t get done, and close to the time when you start signing up for all the squash events with the fervent attitude that this is your year!

Kicking off the season is the Doubles Select Tournament. This is the easiest doubles tournament to enter because you are not required to search for a partner – I do that for you. Once all the sign-ups are in, I rank everybody from strongest downwards. Teams are then put together by matching the top ranked player with the lowest, the 2nd top ranked player with the 2nd lowest, and so forth. Theoretically, all teams should come out fairly even. Over the 5 years we have been running this event, players from A to D level have won this tournament- so everybody has a decent chance!

The tournament will begin on Tuesday, September 7. All rounds of the knock-out draw will have deadlines that will be your responsibility to stick to – or suffer the wrath of default!!! There is a prize for the winning team, so you do need to be a Blackballer in order to participate. There is no limit on the amount of entries; however I do need to have an even amount of players. It might be a little difficult for the one player left over to play all by themselves! Registration deadline is Friday, September 3.

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