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World Masters Squash Champs - Results!


What an amazing event! Over 800 players from all over the world competed at the Boars Head Sports Center, a 14-court venue that includes two glass courts! For full results, please visit the following links for all age groups of the Men's & Women's draws:


RGC players’ finishing positions: 

  • Bob Grynoch - Men's 60+ - 51-52 (no play-off) 

  • Steven Graham - Men’s 55+ - 41-48 (no play-off)

  • Pete Goodings - Men's 45+ - 14-15 (both Pete and his opponent injured their hamstrings before they could play. Christian Borgvall from Sweden managed to finish his previous match but retired immediately afterwards, and Pete had to withdraw at the end of his first game having been game ball up!).

Here's a quote from Pete about the event:
"It really was the most amazing event I have ever been involved with - so many people having such a great time and such an awesome caliber of squash on display right from day one. Such depth of quality in the 35+ through to the 80+ divisions in the Men's & Women's events (with some old pro squash players from yesteryear smattering many of the draws) made for some incredibly exciting and entertaining matches. To get on court with some ex-pro's is truly an honor and something I will remember for ever - and I also showed that I can mix it with that level and remain competitive!  I also made some new friends who have already started arranging my visiting schedule for two-years’ time when the event goes to Poland. Everyone should consider entering this event as most players are solid club players looking to have a great time and because the draws are all knock out events with consolations and plates all players quickly find their level and it gets super-competitive quickly. There's literally no better motivation than having this as a focus/goal to train for!!  For sure it was a shame about the injury and I honestly believe I would have come 9th having had a lot of opportunity to watch all the guys in my draw, but that's the nature of the sport and you have to just get on with it and look towards the next event and maintain the training once the injury heals".
Three players from Edmonton Squash Club also participated and two of them had fabulous tournaments. Julie Multamaki, Akaya Clements, and Brooke Rothwell finished as follows:

  • Julie Multamaki - Women's 55+ = sixth place

  • Akaya Clements - Men's 70+ = ninth place

  • Brooke Rothwell - Men's 55+ = 73-80 (it should be noted that Brooke was playing with a shoulder injury!)

The next World Masters Squash Championships takes place at the end of August in 2020 in Poland at their infamous 33-court Hasta La Vista Club in the historic city of Wroclaw. We didn't even know Poland had that many courts total!
If anyone wants to know more, please feel free to drop by Pete's office and chat to him about it - he'll be more than happy to share his experience.



Discounted Private Junior Coaching Rates – Summer Trial Only!


During the summer months there are new 'discounted' private Junior Coaching Rates for all juniors who have been enrolled in RGC Squash Programming during the last 12 months.
The rates are as follows:

  • Pete G:

    • 1hr = $60.00

    • 45 mins = $52.50

    • 30 mins = $33.75 

  • Adrian:

    • 1hr = $48.75

    • 45 mins = $41.25

    • 30 mins = $26.25 

  • Kensy:

    • 1hr = $45.00

    • 45 mins = $37.50

    • 30 mins = $25.00


Individual lessons really accelerate one’s ability to improve and allows the coach to be really specific on skill acquisition and technique. Please contact Pete at the Squash office to make a booking or to learn more.
 


Contact


If you would like to contact the Squash Committee, please email squashcommittee@royalglenora.com. All emails are confidential and are directed to the Committee Chair.
 
For any questions, comments, or concerns regarding news from Squash, please contact Pete at pete.goodings@royalglenora.com