The 2017 AGM and Wrap Party takes place at the Jericho Tennis Club (3837 Point Grey Road, Vancouver) on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

AGM AGENDA

  1. Introductions
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Adoption of minutes of 2016 AGM – March 19, 2016
  4. Voting procedure and quorum
  5. Chairperson’s Report
  6. League Coordinator’s Report
  7. Financial Report – Budget and Financial Statements
  8. Squash BC Sanctioning
  9. 2017/18 Committee Member Nominations
  10. New Business
  11. Adjournment

 

The minutes from the 2016 AGM are available for download as a Word document: VSL_2016_AGM_Min

The 2015/2016 league Income Statement and 2015/2016 Budget is also available for download as a PDF: 2016 VSL Financial Statements (DRAFT)

An analysis of the 2016 survey can be downloaded here: 2016.03.18 – 2016 Survey Results Summary

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2016/2017 League Statistics

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Player numbers for the VSL for the 2016/2017 season:

This is the gender breakdown for the VSL for the 2016/2017 season:

This is the general age ranges for ALL divisions (Open and Women’s combined) for the 2016/2017 season:

2015/2016 League Statistics

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The following statistics are courtesy of SportyHQ

Player numbers for the VSL for the 2015/2016 season:

This is the gender breakdown for the VSL for the 2015/2016 season:

This is the general age ranges for ALL divisions (Open and Women’s combined) for the 2015/2016 season:

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2014/2015 League Statistics

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The following statistics are courtesy of SportyHQ

Player numbers for the VSL for the 2014/2015 season:

This is the gender breakdown for the VSL for the 2014/2015 season:

This is the general age ranges for ALL divisions (Open and Women’s combined) for the 2014/2015 season:

 

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2017 Evergreen Squashes Cancer

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It’s not too late to register for this year’s Evergreen Squash Club Squashes Cancer tournament!
Registration closes on Wednesday, January 4th! Hurry!

> https://www.sportyhq.com/…/v…/2017-Evergreen-Squashes-Cancer

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2017 Nanaimo Open

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The Nanaimo Open is coming! Jan 27 – 29 at the Nanaimo Squash Club. See you there.
Register before Jan 6 for the early bird discount: https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/2017-Nanaimo-Open

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24 hour Squash Marathon at Newlands

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The squashies at Newlands Golf and Country Club recently hosted a 24 squash marathon to raise money for local squashie Jacques Du Toit and his wife who has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The event and the associated GoFundMe page have raised over $9,000.00 toward her care.

Click to view the video and read the article from the Langley Times.

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Hey Ref!

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The VSL still has plans to organize free reffing clinics before the end of the year but in the meantime check out this great series of articles by Barry Faguy in Squash Magazine.

HEY REF! I was reading the new 2014 rules and was having a tough time figuring out the difference between ‘excessive’ and ‘exaggerated’ swings. Help!?

Welcome to the club. Most rules deal with the assumption that a player’s swing is reasonable—meaning that it does “not extend more than is necessary” for the intended shot. This is generally understood to mean using primarily a vertical rather than horizontal plane of travel (for both the backswing and follow-through)—and a bent elbow where possible (avoiding a straight arm). So an unreasonable swing (excessive or exaggerated) would be one that does indeed extend more than necessary. . . read more

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2016 BC Open

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This year’s edition of the BC Open will take place at the Bentall Centre Athletic Club, from November 23-27, and is presented by The Lincoln Motor Company. Entry is $65 ($60 before November 9) and the deadline to enter is Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm PST.

There is $5000 in prize money available and only 120 entries maximum. Your entry entitles you to 3 hours of validated parking, three (3) guaranteed matches and a meal coupon that you can use any time you’d like between the 23rd and 27th. World #74 Martin Knight will be playing and will host a Q & A on the Friday night.

Register now at SportyHQ

Questions? Email Andrew Lynn.

The 2016 BC Open at Bentall

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Nicola Wealth Open at the Jericho Tennis Club

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The Professional Squash Association (PSA) is returning to Jericho Tennis Club!  With the support of our Title Sponsor Nicola Wealth Management, Jericho will play host the Nicola Wealth Open 2016 a 10K USD Women’s PSA event featuring world class players from around the globe.

Qualifying matches for the PSA event begin on Monday Oct. 31st and include 8 local BC entries: Giselle Delgado, Carolyn Russell, Megan Picken, Andrea Toth, Lucia Bicknell, Cynthia Cao, Nour Elhendawi and Josephine Adams.  In addition, Victoria’s Grace Thomas has been granted the Wild Card position directly into Wednesday’s main draw.

These players are competing to earn their place in the 16 player main round beginning on Wednesday Nov. 2nd.  The main draw will feature the top four Canadian players Hollie Naughton, Danielle Latourneau, Sam Cornett and Niki Todd.

It will also include Maria Toorpakai Wazir from Pakistan who featured at the Toronto International Film Festival in a motion picture about her life growing up as a boy in an area of Pakistan controlled by the Taliban.

For complete PSA draw details click here:
https://psaworldtour.com/tournaments/view/6644?tab=womens_main

The Nicola Wealth Open 2016 amateur event will feature 10 divisions with matches starting on Wednesday Nov. 2nd for local players.  Entry for the amateur draws is limited to 125 participants.

Individuals interested in becoming a Patron, Sponsor or looking to purchase reserved seating for this great week of squash can contact Richard Yendell by email: squash@jerichotennisclub.com

We look forward to hosting you to what will surely be a fantastic week of squash here at Jericho Tennis Club.

Registration is now open online through SportyHQ:
https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/Nicola-Wealth-Open-2016

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