Friday, February 25, 2011


Enough of letting those outside players come into the DAC and consistently whip us into submission! The one sure way of stopping that is making the events member only… just like the Blitz Tournament! Scheduled for Friday, March 18, this handicap tournament (there will be a keg available, which some of you will consider to be the handicap itself, but don’t be fooled!) will mix in all the levels and try to make it very difficult for the higher ranked players to win. Hopefully, this encourages the lower ranked players to join and the higher ranked players can try to prove me wrong. (Plus, there is no better way to work off your St. Patrick’s Day hangover than playing squash and drinking more beer.)

This is how it will work: Players will be placed into groups of 4 or 5 players. They will play a round robin. Each player will be handicapped according to their playing level. Each match is one game to 15 points (no tie-break). Once the round robin is completed, the 2 players of each group with the most wins move into a knock-out round where the top 3 place getters will receive a nice prize. (In case of a tie, players will draw straws to see who advances. Simple enough?

Each match will have a point handicap. For example, Player ‘A’ may start with 10 points on Player ‘B’, and the first to 15 points wins the match. If both players agree that the handicap is unfair and wish to change it, they are more than welcome to do so.

We will need a minimum 16 players to run the event, maximum of 40. It will be a great social evening and the perfect opportunity to step on court and test yourself against somebody you wouldn’t normally play with.

There is no cost to playing the event, but you do need to be a Blackballer to participate. Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 16. Matches start at 5pm on Friday March 18 - as does the keg.

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