Thursday, August 22, 2013


Cross Border Challenge – Saturday, September 14 @ Windsor

“Four in a row”. Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? Sounds like a dynasty to me… Although it would be uncharted waters for the DAC, it is still a long way off from what the Windsor club handed out to us when they crushed us for 7 in a row from 2006 to 2009. I mention it simply to give us extra motivation to see if we can return the favor.

We do have the experience of winning 4 in a row before – with the Farris Cup. But, as we all know, that can turn around all too quickly and wining any matches at all in that event (let alone the cup itself) has almost become an exercise of futility. But I digress.

We certainly don’t want to go down that path with the Cross Border, and even though we have won the past 3 meetings, the results have been pretty competitive. In other words it hasn’t been easy and we need to keep up the effort. So, if you think you can handle the pressure – put your racquet where your mouth is… well, not literally… yuck.

On Saturday, September 14, we will take our band of merry men and women over to Canada and fight to the death just so I keep a broken racquet nailed to a wooden board with a scratched plaque that declares we are the “Current Champions”. Surely that’s reason enough to put your life on the line? No? How about if I offer you beer as you battle it out? Still not enough? Wow. Tough crowd…

Okay, I’ll take death of the table. Just win your match. Fair? Here is what you need to take careful note of:

  • Singles players of ALL levels are welcome. Men and women alike. You will get 1 match, best of 5 games.
  • We need 3 doubles teams. Preferably an A, a B, and a C. The doubles will be tough. Windsor is good at it.
  • I’ll be working with Graeme Williams (Windsor’s pro) to match you up with a player from Windsor of equal ability to your own. We will do our best. Sometimes, guess work is involved and we may be a little off. If that happens to you, don’t fret. Just drink another beer and be happy!
  • Speaking of which, beer will be available. Drink it. It’s free. I may have one too.
  • Matches start at 2pm and we’ll go through to about 5pm. Stay as long or as short as you like. The longer you stay the more social you’ll be. Even if you don’t play, you are more than welcome to join us and cheer on our gang. And drink.
  • There is NO COST to play this. Unless you consider time equals money. Then it will cost you 3-4 hours.
  • Registration deadline is Monday, September 9.
E-mail me your registration. And to quote that famous scribe ‘Nike’, “Just Do It”.

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