Friday, March 30, 2012


It’s almost here. Professional Squash. At the DAC. As we get ourselves ready to welcome the world’s best from May 4 to 6, it’s time to get excited and make sure you have your seat booked for the weekend. It’s rare to have such squash royalty in the club and you don’t want to regret missing out on this golden opportunity.

If – for some weird reason – you are sitting on the fence about buying a ticket, then let me push (shove heavily) you over the edge— the top eight players of their tour will be playing off in the “World Championships” and there is a better than average chance that included in the group will be ex world #1’s David Palmer and John White, and ex-top 10 Wael El Hindi. Add on some exciting young players that have been active on the tour all season long and the action is guaranteed to be nothing short of brilliant.

I would like to take this opening to thank our wonderfully supportive membership in regards to sponsoring this event. It was remarkably forthcoming. Tom Delaney with his company “First American Title” are the major sponsor, along with Sean Moran with “Smith Barney”, Ken Stann and “SVS Vision”, Mark Monaghan with “Sine Monaghan”, Doug Troszak and “Troszak North America”, Alan Howard and “Burroughs” and last but not least, you will shortly be seeing this tournament poster up around the club – and we can thank Patrick Petz and his company “Skidmore Studios” for creating it along with the logo.

Standard tickets cost $50 per person. That will allow you to watch the matches all weekend – that’s right, you can watch all 8 matches. The other ticket price is $150 which allows you admission to the player’s cocktail party on the Friday night to mingle more intimately with the professionals. It’s a great way to gain access to world class athletes and to also support the event.

Match times are as follows and will all be played on court 7:

Friday, May 4:
  • First of four Matches starting at 4.30pm. We calculate an average of 45 minutes per contest.
  • The cocktail party is scheduled for 7.30pm in the Georgian Room. (Later if the matches run over.)
Saturday, May 5:
  • 10am – The “Play with the Pros”. The major sponsors have the opportunity to play with one of the pros before the semi finals.

  • 1.30pm – First of 2 semi-final matches start.
Sunday, May 6:
  • 1.30pm - 3rd / 4th play-off
  • 2:30pm – PST 2012 World Championship Final.
Seats are limited – many tickets have already been purchased and you only have until April 6 before the remaining tickets will be opened up to non-members. We have had plenty of interest from outside the club to witness this tournament so don’t wait too long to make your decision. E-mail me if you would like a ticket and at what level.

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