These are the divisional alignments for the Women’s divisions for next season. Club professionals are asked to confirm with their captains and players and let the league coordinator know of any requested changes, or new team requests, as soon as possible.

WOMEN

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These are the divisional alignments for the Open divisions for next season. Club professionals are asked to confirm with their captains and players and let the league coordinator know of any requested changes, or new team requests, as soon as possible.

UPDATE: There were some issues with the ranking of teams due to SportyHQ including playoff results into the season totals. The new alignments below show end of season totals (which dictate whether teams are promoted or relegated) as well as playoff totals.

As of July 4, 2015, ten requests have been submitted to the VSL Board.

  1. BEN has requested a NEW Div 2 Open team
  2. BEN C3 Div 3 Open team – DROPPED
  3. HOL has requested a NEW Div 4 Open team
  4. BON C4 has requested to stay in Div 4
  5. HOL has requested a NEW Div 6 Open team
  6. VRC B2 In the Nick Open has requested to move up and fill the BYE in Div 1 Open
  7. BAY E7 Barracudas Open – DROPPED
  8. EVE B1 Open – DROPPED
  9. ARB has requested a NEW Div 4 Open team
  10. ARB has requested a NEW Div 5 Open team

NOTE: Only the DROPPED teams are reflected in the alignments below.

OPEN

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The Vancouver Squash League switched to Sporty HQ for the 2014 / 2015 season and is actively tracking statistics with their help. Below are some statistics from this year’s league.

Women’s League 2014/2015

Number of Divisions: 5
Total Players: 309
Division 1: 38
Division Super 2/3: 102
Division 4: 52
Division 5: 58
Division 6: 59


Open League 2014/2015

Number of Divisions: 7
Total Players: 862
Division 1: 117
Division 2: 118
Division 3: 134
Division 4: 129
Division 5: 116
Division 6: 121
Division 7: 127


All Events Combined

All Events Combined

Number of Divisions – 12
Total Number of Players – 1258
Total Number of Women Players – 309 (+ 7 from last year)
Total Number of Male Players – 862 (+101 from last year)


Gender

Female 33%
Male 67%

VSL Gender Breakdown 14-15


Age Breakdowns

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VSL Women Age 14-15

VSL Open Age 14-15  VSL All Age 14-15

 

 

 

Squash Republic presents SquashFEST in Summerland

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Registration is now open for the fifth annual SquashFEST at the Lakeshore Racquets Club July 24-26th! Categories: Women’s and Men’s A – D.

Bring your kids and your dog and camp with us on the shore of Okanagan Lake! This is an amazing family event and truly the best squash tournament of the summer:)

Free pizza on Friday night and potluck BBQ on Saturday! Sponsored by Manta World Sport and Tree Brewing! See you there!

Jericho’s Sun & Surf Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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REGISTER ONLINE: Sun & Surf on SportyHQ

Evergreen’s Summer Doubles Tournament and Grouse Grind Challenge

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The summer is full of sailing, hiking, golfing and the like. But how often do you get the chance to take in a doubles tournament at the height of the summer? Especially one coupled with the challenge of the Grouse Grind. This annual event is a mainstay of the Greater Vancouver and Pacific Coast squash doubles communities. It is an opportunity to celebrate the easy living of summer, and a chance to assess one’s skills.

This year’s event will be held Tuesday, July 7th to Sunday, July 12th, 2015. With a number of venues used for the matches. This year’s entry fee is based on the number of events you enter: 1 event:  $45 or 2 events:  $50. Tournament chair is Mark Heaney.

Thanks to a number of volunteers, there are always enough snacks to keep the competitors and guests from starving while catching the matches. The Saturday night party, to which those attending contribute, is traditionally hosted in the home of one of our generous members.

With the summer looming large, with the generosity of the sponsors and volunteers, and with the hearty competition, it is definitely an event to add to your calendar. You don’t want to miss it.

LINK: Evergreen Summer Doubles 2015

3 Month Trial @ Evergreen Squash

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Evergreen Offers a $99 Three month Trial Membership Summer Special if you sign up before August 31st!

Want to Play Squash, Get Fit & Have Fun? Come and join us at Evergreen Squash Club in North Vancouver!!!

This includes full booking privileges to our five singles courts and doubles court, access to all leagues and ladders, gym access, plus a free lesson with one of our pros! And of course, our social events — of which there are many! The $99 can be put towards the one time initiation fee at the end of the trial period. Have a look at our website at www.evergreensquash.com for more info on the Club and facilities.

Contact Cathy Covernton, who also runs the Pro Shop and can get you kitted out for the court! Visit our website.

2014/2015 Season Prizes

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ATTENTION CAPTAINS:

If your team won an event and you have not received an email regarding prizing please contact the league coordinator as soon as possible. All teams are entitled to up to EIGHT (8) units. Additional shirts or jackets can be ordered but will be billed to the team.

NOTE: Orders must be placed, by emailing the league coordinator, on or before May 25th, 2015.
Be sure to include the following:

  1. Your team name
  2. Your division
  3. Your selected style. (*More info below.)
    Choose one of the following:
    Mighty Print Custom Dry Fit T-Shirt
    • Solid coloured New Balance Dry Fit T-Shirt
    • Meru Wind Breaker Jacket
  4. Sizes requested (ie, 4 small / 2 large)

Teams that won EITHER the season OR the playoffs can choose either a Mighty Print Custom Dry Fit T-Shirt or a solid coloured New Balance Dry Fit T-Shirt.

Teams that won BOTH the season AND the playoffs can choose either a Mighty Print Custom Dry Fit T-Shirt or a Meru Wind Breaker Jacket.

In the case of the New Balance Dry Fit T-Shirt and Meru Wind Breaker Jacket, please indicate your colour choice. NOTE: One colour per team.

MIGHTY PRINT
NEW – Custom Dry Fit T-Shirt Option!
You create your own team artwork yourself or create it using the Make Designer software and MAKE will print it all over the front of a white 100% Polyester wicking & antimicrobial Dry Fit T-Shirt. DESIGN YOUR OWN in store (MAKE on Granville Island) or, coming soon, online: Choose Men’s or Women’s Athletic T and start designing. Use MAKE graphics or upload your own. The back will have the VSL logo on it and your accomplishment.
email stacy@makevancouver.com with any questions about this.

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SOLID COLOURED NEW BALANCE DRY FIT
100% Polyester wicking & antimicrobial Birdseye piqué Knit. Performance tee in piqué mesh. Reflective piping inset into front side seam.

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MEN’S AND WOMEN’S MERU JACKET
OUTER SHELL:100% Polyester dobby with water resistant (600mm) coating and water repellent finish. 95 g/m² (4.7 oz/linear yd)
LINING:100% Polyester mesh.

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Most Sporting Teams – 2014/2015

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Congratulations to all the teams listed below that were recognized by their peers as the “Most Sporting Team” in their division. These teams represent what is best about our league and they deserve your applause!

Winner’s plaques will be awarded at the Wrap Party at Jericho Tennis Club on Saturday, April 18th 2015.

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Div. 1 Women : Spring League Apr 28 to June 16, 2015

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As some of you know, there was an issue with participation in Women’s Div 1 this season. In response to this, we are proposing a format change for Div 1 to try to make playing a bit easier for everyone and provide fun, competitive matches for all players.

We would like to do a trial run of this new format this spring. It would be on Tuesdays starting April 28 and end June 16.

Each week, all teams will play at the same host club on a rotating basis.. The clubs participating are Vancouver Racquets Club, Van Lawn, Jericho and Evergreen (to be confirmed).

The goal is to make it fun: come out for a good run, cheer on your team mates, and win prizes! There will be a draw for “door prizes” every league night and all players will be entered to win a gift basket on June 16.

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What is the new format?

As a general guideline, players should have a minimum of 1000 points. However, some players (such as juniors) may not have points that reflect their skill level, so the squash pro at your club can advise you on this.

We will pool players that have signed up. You can sign up choosing to play a) full-time; b) part-time or c) spare. Spares will be available to all teams.

As much as possible players will be kept with their respective clubs but the priority is to have balanced teams so that all players have competitive matches.

The team line-up will be 4 players. We hope to have at least 4 teams.

2 to 3 women from the Div 1 pool will act as Division coordinators.

Meals, snacks and beverages afterwards are optional but will be paid for out-of-pocket by individual players.

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What do you need to do?

Sign up!! Get your club mates to sign up!!

It’s easy. Just send an email to vsldiv1women@gmail.com. We’ll do the rest!

This is a trial for the 2015/16 season. If we get positive feedback we will move forward with this change. If there is a lack of response there may be an assumption that there is a lack of interest in women’s Div 1 period.

If you would like to participate in this format for Div 1 during the 2015/16 season but are unable to participate in the trial, please send us a note to let us know!

If you know of anyone who might be interested in this trial league that isn’t currently playing in the VSL please PASS THIS EMAIL ON!

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Have any questions or feedback?

Contact Nicola Martin or Anna Kirbyson at vsldiv1women@gmail.com

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