Good Afternoon Members
Please take time to read through this newsletter as there has been some exciting results for our members over the past month. There are also a few upcoming events happening that you may want to play in.
It was great to see the club pick up 3 Interclub titles over the Autumn competition.
Congratulations to the following division winners.
Women’s Div 2
Millie France, Helen Benington, Penny Reid, Angela Barone-Pyne and Amy Green
Men’s Div 6
Bradley Peterson, Aaron Leckenby, Chris Lowe, Mike Madden, Nathan Seaward and Colin Barrack
Men’s Div 7
Dylan Dopleach, Andy Dopleach, Fernado Gomez, Luke Mortimer, Dave Birch and Alan Bathhurst
Canterbury Squash Foundation “Legends of Squash”
Congratulations to our club members Wayne Seebeck and Mark Carter for being recognized by the Canterbury Squash Foundation for services to Squash in the community by being inducted into the hall of fame “Legends of Squash.”
I also want to acknowledge and congratulate the other worthy inductees on the night Freda Walker, Naomi Beaumont, Nic Dann, Alan Dunlop, Ian Gardiner, Pat Leopold and Wayne St Johnston.
Congratulations to the following Christchurch teams that won the district eliminations finals and now will represent Canterbury at the National Super Champs finals.
C Grade Mens – Alexandra
Phil Tough, Isaac Dolheguy, Colin Robins, Craig Anderson, Mike Dolheguy, Rob Hanson and Nick Greene.
E Grade Mens - Gisborne
Henricus Roux, Bodie Oxenham, Dave Simpson, Chris White, Andrew Chappell and Coach/Manager Jason Oxenham.
The Quiz was a great success with a total of 18 teams competing. It was great to see members socializing away from squash and meeting other members and their partners.
The club raised $2000 on the night mainly due to the auction items.
I want to thank Ed Post, Jason Dellaca (Brandhouse) Tim Matthews (Cookie Time) and Scott Gardiner (British Food Imports) for donating silent auction items.
I also want to thank Iwi Athletica Clothing owner and club member Aaron Jackson who donated a Paul Coll replica shirt that was auctioned off on the night.
The auction for the shirt started off very strong with Antony Liken opening the bidding at $250 before dropping out at $350. Craig Anderson then stepped in bidding his way to securing the shirt for $500. All I can say is that Craig’s private education at Christ’s College didn’t really pay off as he was out bidding himself at the end. Amazing what a few wines can do.
The club has decided due to the success of the Quiz this will be an ongoing annual event.
Club days have been getting a good turnout which is great to see. Club days are designed for members to have a social hit and get to know other club members.
Club days are Wednesday from 7pm and Saturdays from 3pm, just turn up on the day.
The solo training option is for solo training only. Some members are using this to double book courts or bringing in non-members and not paying the visitors fees.
Can you ensure you click ‘visitor’ when playing a non-member and pay the visitors fee on-line.
Up Coming Events
Put these dates in your diary.
Christchurch Open 20 - 21 August
Please enter via iSquash NOW – Entries Close 15 August
Christchurch Club Championships 17-19 September
Christchurch Doubles 5-7 November
Pop Up Junior Squash Session
Every Sunday in School Term 5pm to 6pm
It is run by Tim Preston & Graeme Dill-Russell
Its Free and Its Fun - Just Email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to purchase a Christchurch Club Shirt, Jacket or Hoodie these are available at the Club Pro Shop.
Chopping & Cheese Boards
The club still have a limited number of Chopping and Cheese boards for sale. These are made from the court flooring from the old club at Chester Street East.
If you like a piece of history, please email orders to email@example.com
Cost $99 Chopping Boards & $69 Cheese Boards
Finally, if you need any information about the club or competitions, please contact one of the club captains below.