Monday, March 12, 2012


2012 Singles Club Championships – Apr 2 – May 3

Is this going to be the year a new Club Champion will be crowned – someone other than Peter Logan or Kirk Haggarty who have shared the spoils since 2004? Are the up and comers such as John Rakolta and George Kordas ready and strong enough yet to threaten? Or could newcomer Jed Elley be the chosen one? Or could there be an unknown on the horizon..?

It may be the most competitive Open category in recent memory (hopefully!) which we all would be looking forward to witnessing. But let’s not forget the other divisions where many improved players are making a statement. Anthony Fracchia is one who has made significant advancement over the past 12 months; don’t look past Robin Basil either with his awkward racquetball style of play and court coverage speed; maybe Josh Slominski or Sante Fratarcangeli? And it’s not just the youngsters. Tom Fabbri has impressed many with his steady progress and would be tough to beat as well.

The seven divisions to choose from are: 5.5 – 5.0 – 4.5 – 4.0 – 3.5 – 3.0 – 2.5. Read the following important points very carefully if you are playing:

• You can enter ONE division only.
• When you enter, tell me what division you want to play in. E-mailing me “I’m in” without telling me where, does not help. If I think you are in the wrong category, I will make the adjustment. Do not play down.
• If you won a category last year, you cannot enter the same category this year. (Except for the Open category winner, or special permission from me.)
ALL finals will be played on Thursday, May 3. If you are away on that day and you plan on making the final, do not enter.
• All matches are best of 5 games to 11 using point-a-rally scoring.
• No consolation draw.
• Each match will have a deadline for completion. If you do not complete your match by the assigned deadline, you risk being forfeited.
• If you are away for a significant amount of time during the month of April then you should not enter. The tournament cannot fall behind waiting for you.

Are you ready to take it to your fellow members? If so, make sure you enter before the registration deadline of Monday, March 26. There is no entry fee but you do need to be a Blackballer to play. May 3 is also the night of the Awards Dividend, so pencil it in on your calendars.

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