Want to know when a particular tournament is coming up or how each one works? You’ve come to the right page! Here you will find descriptions of the tournaments and leagues at GRC. Just click on the links below to find a description of each event.
The Calcutta Tournament utilizes the high and narrow confines of the GRC North American Courts. All players who sign up are ranked and handicapped based on skill level against the field. A strong player may have a -20 handicap, while a newer player to the game may have a +5 handicap. The tournament offers a social aspect that allows all skill levels to compete on the same court. A player with the example handicap of -20, will need to score 35 points to get to 15 to win, while the new player at +5 needs to find a way to squeeze 10 points to manage the win. For both parties this can often be a challenging task. Handicaps will vary for all players.
With a full 32 member sign up, a play down will occur to pare down to 16 players. Sixteen matches will be played to eliminate half the field. Players will schedule the games on the North American courts at their convenience prior to Auction night. In the play down, match format is best 2 of 3 games – winner of each game is first to 15 (single point to win).
The 16 remaining players are identified by handicap and who they beat to make the final 16. All club members are encouraged to buy their favourite with auction proceeds becoming the prize pool for the potential winners. Cartels of owners will cheer their players to victory on finals night.
Random draw determines the match-ups on Finals night with single games, scored to 15, eliminating players. The last 4 players standing play for glory and riches on Court 1.
This is the last squash tournament of the season and you play for pride (and your name on one of the many trophies at the club). When the sign-up starts, you self-select the categories/divisions you want to compete in (to a maximum of 3 Categories):
- Women’s A, B, C and D
- Men’s A, B, C and D
- Masters, Vets, Seniors, Juniors
- Open (all ages, all skill levels)
Your first round opponent in the draw is selected and you arrange to play your first match usually weeks before the Club Championship weekend. From there, your opponents are determined by your win/loss record until finally the draw is pared down to the final 4. If you make it to the final and consolation rounds, you’ll be playing on the Club Championship weekend in front of the home crowd! If you don’t make it to the final rounds you get to come and watch, cheer and enjoy beverages. Either way, you can’t lose!
Junior Programs are run twice a year for different age groups and are available to members and non-members.
Junior Group Lessons – Fall & Winter 2018/19
All ages up to and including 16 years old are welcome to attend:
- Saturday mornings 11:20-12:40pm for 11 weeks
- Starting Saturday Oct 20th to Jan 19th (2 weeks off over Christmas Break)
- $85 for the series
- $10 drop in fee
- Please contact the Club manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or to sign up.
Squash house-league runs on Monday evenings. There are 3-4 house-league seasons in the year:
- Fall season – runs October to December
- Winter season – runs January to March
- Spring season – runs March to May
- Summer season (depending on interest) – runs May to July
All new members are encouraged to sign up for house-league as it is a reliable way to play at least weekly and meet other members at your skill level. Games are scored as best 2 out of 3, to a maximum of 30 minute matches. The earliest start times are allocated to beginner-level players, the later times reserved for advanced players.
The Club fields a number of competitive, inter-club squash teams for Men and Women. If you’re a competitive squash player and would like to be considered for one of our T&D teams, please contact our Club Manager who will forward you to the appropriate Team Captain.
Cutthroat Tourney is comprised of up to 8 teams, with 4 players of varying skill level on each team. Team members will be suited in matching Cutthroat t-shirts. Each match (single game) involves 3 players on the court at the same time. Two players will actively rally, while the third maintains a neutral position at the back of the court keeping away from the play. The winner of the match is the first to 15 points and scores 3 points for their team. The player with the 2nd most points scores 2, and the other team scores 1. The team with the most points at the end of the night is king of the squash seas.
The tennis season runs May through October and GRC offers a mixed doubles league, a women’s doubles league and a men’s doubles league.