Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Cross Border Challenge – April 20 @ DAC
I can hardly believe it myself. We are still the current title holders of the Cross Border Challenge. In fact, we have won 2 in a row and 3 of the last 4 meetings. And the good news is we are playing to defend on our home courts! The trophy has almost morphed itself into part of my office furniture.

Not that we should get carried away – we all know what home court advantage does for us in the Farris Cup… … … (do I hear crickets chirping in the background?) and no doubt the Windsor crew will be sending over a team worthy enough to pillage the trophy away from us. This will be the 13th battle of superiority in what has turned out to be a magnificent rivalry between the 2 countries, and we’ll be crossing swords once again on April 20.

Would you like to wave the DAC flag in our attempt to nullify our frenemies? Let me know if you are willing to put yourself out there – all standards are welcome. Together with the grand poobahs from their band of merry men (and women) we will attempt to line up a match with a player of matching ability. We are also looking for 3 doubles teams. Usually I would say that the doubles is a kamikaze mission, but incredibly, we won a doubles match last time around. The impossible was proven to be possible.

Rules of engagement:
  1. Finding a match for you cannot be 100% guaranteed. It depends on who from Windsor also registers – we will however do our utmost to get you on court.
  2. There is no cost to play.
  3. There will be a keg. Yummmm.
  4. You play one match, best of 5 games. Then you drink. Or, you can drink first, and then play. Or drink while you’re playing. Or all of the above.
  5. Matches start at 2pm. We should be done approximately 5pm.
  6. Socializing is highly encouraged.
  7. The winning team will be the club who wins the most matches on the day. – That should be us.
  8. Registration deadline is Monday, April 15.
  9. Even if you aren’t playing, come and drink and support the team. It could be a great pre-Saturday-night giddy-up!
Okay – what are you waiting for? E-mail me your entry.

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