The Vancouver Squash League is very pleased to announce that Squash BC and the BC Honda Dealers have signed a one year agreement that will see local BC Honda dealers emerge as front runners in supporting local squash throughout British Columbia. As of February 1 the VSL will be known as the BC Honda Vancouver Squash League.
The VSL board is very excited for their 900+ members and look forward to the many benefits that will result from this new relationship.
The scoring systems for the 2010/2011 season were discussed and voted on at the most recent AGM. The choices were “Hand in/Hand Out to 9″ or “PAR - Point A Rally”. These are the results:
All Open Divisions (1-8) will score using PAR 11. This system allows either player to score points regardless of whether they are serving or receiving. The server, on winning a stroke, scores a point and retains the service; the receiver, on winning a stroke, scores a point and becomes the server.
In the event of a 10-10 tie the winner is the first player to score two points clear of their opponent (ie: 12-10 or 13-11). The matches will remain a best of five.
All Women’s Divisions (1-7) will score using PAR 15. This system allows either player to score points regardless of whether they are serving or receiving as in PAR 11. The server, on winning a stroke, scores a point and retains the service; the receiver, on winning a stroke, scores a point and becomes the server.
In the event of a 14-14 tie the receiver (not the server) will choose to continue that game to fifteen (”Set 1″) or to seventeen points (”Set 3″). With “Set 1″ the player to score the NEXT point wins. With “Set 3″ it is the first player to get to 17 points that wins. The matches will remain a best of five.
Due to a scheduling conflict the VSL has changed the date of this season’s WRAP PARTY to FRIDAY, APRIL 30th. The party is still being held at the Hollyburn Country Club and admission is free for all VSL players: Bring your whole team!
6:30pm – Men’s Final: Bentall Centre Athletic Club v Richmond Sports Club
6:30pm – Women’s Final: TBD (Teams in the semis: VLT A1, EVE B1, EVE A1 and JER A1)
In addition to the VSL Finals, the Vancouver Open Doubles League will conclude its inaugural season with its finals on the same day. This league is made up of the top men’s doubles players in BC. Cash bar will be available at the Squash Centre.
Vancouver Open Doubles League Final:
5:30pm – Exhibition Doubles Match – TBD
6:30pm – Team Todd v Team Cabell or Team Leckie
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Once the matches are done we will move to the CLUB LOUNGE located on the 3rd floor of Hollyburn. Access is near the main club entrance across from the Member Services desk.
There will be a few brief speeches from representatives of the 2020 Fund and also Coastal Squash.
Sportsmanship winners will also be announced at the party.
(If you haven’t sent us your vote please do so before April 20: )
Team photos of all divisional winners will be taken during the event.
See you there!
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UPDATE: May 11th, 9:26pm > Congratulations to the new Division 1 Playoff Champions, JER B1 “Young Guns”. They won 3-2 over league Champions FIT A1.
Those of you who came to the VSL Wrap Party can join us in congratulating Van Lawn’s Div 1 Women in their victory over Evergreen (3-1).
Thanks to everyone who attended. We all saw some fabulous matches including Div 1 doubles.
The Div 1 Open final wasn’t played due to conflicting squash tourney schedules (Junior and Senior Nationals) but it has been rescheduled for Monday, May 11th at Van Lawn. The VSL board hopes that you can make it out to watch Fitness Unlimited battle Jericho A1. See you there!
The VSL is pleased to announce that this season’s Wrap Party will be held at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club on Saturday, April 25th. Admission is free! Come watch the finals of the Open and Women’s Division One. Also on tap is a doubles exhibition and dancing in the bar. Sportsmanship winners will also be announced. See you there!
The Vancouver Squash League has announced the date for it’s 2009 Annual General Meeting. This year’s AGM will be held at the Vancouver Racquets Club (VRC) and will cover topics such as a potential new scoring system for the VSL (PAR or Point A Rally), QuickDraws, the VSL’s new website, social responsibilities of teams playing in the VSL and league fees.
The VSL is pleased to announce that Vanessa Van Hove (VRC) has agreed to assist the Executive Committee in the newly reintroduced position of “Women’s Representative”. Vanessa has represented British Columbia as a junior and is now an open player who plays in women’s division one while also sparing in men’s division three. Vanessa will be the VSL’s liaison with the women’s divisions and she looks forward to becoming their advocate. Her goals are to increase the number of women playing in the VSL and to ensure that their experience is a positive one.