Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Yes, yes, yes. It’s that time of year. Not just the when we start thinking how much longer this abomination of a winter will linger, but when we also start thinking to the doubles squash court and wonder which other club member will compliment your game just enough to win the club championships? Who will know exactly how you play and will not make any mistakes…? Ahhh the agony of choice!

Scheduled to start on March 14, there will be the traditional A, B, and C categories, and if we get enough registrations for it – a D category as well. (Minimum 6 teams.) Just to clarify a couple of things and to make it easier, please take note of the following:

1. You MUST register with a partner.
Please do not e-mail me a registration with the words “I’m in” and expect me to know where to place you and with whom you will be playing.

2. Each match in the tournament will have a completion deadline.
It is your responsibility to communicate with the other players in your scheduled match to make sure the match is played before that deadline. If you know you will be away for a significant period of time during the time if the tournament, it may be a good idea not to enter. While I am a little flexible and encourage matches to be completed, going over the assigned deadline may result in a forfeit.

3. All matches will be best of 5 games. There will be no consolation draw.

4. You are responsible for reserving your own court – however, if you organize a time beyond the 7 day reservation limit allowed on the on-line system, please e-mail me to book the court for you.

5. Refereeing: Since you will not have a referee looking after your match, all players MUST adhere to the sportsmanship and fair play levels expected of them from the DAC. No arguing is permitted, if there is any debate on let calls, then a ‘let’ shall be played and the rally replayed. No ifs, ands or buts.

The registration deadline is Wednesday. March 9. If possible, I would like all doubles finals to be played on April 20. Winners of the A draw will qualify for selection to represent the DAC at the 2012 Farris Cup in January held at the BAC.

Get your partner in check now – before someone else does!

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