Monday, December 23, 2013


DAC Squash Classic Feb 6-9, 2014

Are you ready? Ready for the greatest squash tournament this side of the Mississippi? And in fact the greatest squash tournament on the other side of the Mississippi too? You better be. This will be a Journey of the senses. The Oasis of the DAC will open The Doors and we will stimulate you throughout the 4-day weekend with an INXS of great squash competition, wonderful catering options, unbeatable social atmosphere, and a Saturday night party that will knock your sweaty white socks off!

You will feel like you are in Nirvana. Your squash may endure Blood, Sweat, & Tears, whether you are the Slayer or a Survivor or the victim, but be assured you can Cure all your Poison and ills by burning the Midnight Oil with guaranteed memorable socializing. Hopefully we won’t need to call on The Police to control you band of Misfits and Motley Crue (just don’t put yourself into such Dire Straits). We are not pulling any Cheap Trick here, this will also be an unbelievable value for money - you will not be asking for a Nickelback!

Click on the entry form to see all the details. You are allowed to enter 2 categories, but by doing so you are agreeing to play ALL of the matches. We do not want anyone pulling out half way through of one category just to save themselves for the other. That is not fair to your opponents. Categories include: Singles 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5. And Doubles - A, B, C. All categories are mixed. Restrictions are as follows:

              Maximum 32 players in any on singles category
              Maximum 16 teams in any one doubles category
              Minimum 2 matches per singles draw
              Minimum 1 match per doubles draw
              Walkovers / forfeits count a match
              All singles matches is PAR to 11 scoring
              All doubles matches are best of 5 games to 15 - there is NO tie-break.
              Maximum 145 entries for the entire tournament.
              Minimum age to enter the tournament is 13
              Registrations will ONLY be accepted with payment
              Once registration capacity is reached, all subsequent entries will go on a wait list

For the DAC Classic to run smoothly and honorably, a lot of that responsibility lies with the player. Here is what you have to consider - and adhere to - when entering:

              Any player entering the ‘A’ doubles is NOT permitted to play the ‘C’ doubles regardless of partner. In layman’s terms – no sandbagging.
              We do not use referees for the tournament. It is required that all players conduct themselves on court with their best behavior and avoid all ‘let’ conflicts with their opponents. Be fair, be reasonable, have common sense. We are there to have fun. Arguments will not be tolerated.
              On the flip side of the point above, for some matches, referees may be required. If you are asked to referee, please accept the duty.
              Be on time for your match. Better yet, be early. Court usage is on a tight schedule and is maximized through the event and there is nothing worse than having a court sit open while we look for you.
              By entering the DAC Classic, you agree to make yourself available to play during the below listed times. Once times are set, they will NOT be changed. It is your own responsibility to arrange your schedule around your playing times. I suggest you clear your calendar of any possible conflicts now:

   For players in the Detroit area – including Ann Arbor, Lansing, Toledo, Windsor:
                        Thursday, February 6 between 4pm and 11pm
                        Friday, February 7 between 3pm and midnight
                        Saturday, February 8 between 8am and 8pm
                        Sunday, February 9 between 8am and 4pm 

   For all other players:
                        Friday, February 7 between 3pm and midnight
                        Saturday, February 8 between 8am and 8pm
                        Sunday, February 9 between 8am and 4pm

If there are any players from out of town that can also play on Thursday, let me know. It will help me avoid organizing first round matches against your fellow club members - especially those from London.

The success of the DAC Classic has not been possible without our generous sponsors. Their support has been ongoing for several years now and we could not be more indebted to them. Please take some time over the weekend to thank their generosity:

              Skidmore Inc – Patrick Petz
              Smith Barney – Sean Moran
              Advanced Voice and Data Solutions – Anil Kathuria
              Corbet, Shaw, Essad, Tucciarone, Bonasso – Bruce Shaw
              SVS Vision – Ken Stann
              Metropolitan Baking – George Kordas
              AARO Companies – Tom Fabbri
              Adlhoch and Associates – Scott Adlhoch
              Outrigger Imaging – Joe Schaden 


Seal your commitment early. Avoid the Quit Riot that will go on in your head and Rush your entry in well before the deadline before U2 miss out!

Let’s Rock!

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