Winter Classic at the Badminton and Racquet Club
This year, CAMERON’S Brewing is the exclusive beer sponsor for the Badminton and Racquet Club’s Winter Classic! This is a Doubles Squash Tournament where Canada’s top pros are paired up with top calibre amateurs. They play a five game round robin over two weeks. This year $40,000 was raised, a 50% increase from last year!
Jan 30th was the date the annual Patrons’ Dinner and Calcutta Auction. The Ladies teams’ were auctioned for over $1000 each. Afterwards, there was an exhilarating Grudge match! It took almost 2 hours to complete even though it consisted of only 3 games! No wonder, as it was for the purse prize of $1500 donated by Gary Slaight from Slaight Music! The match was between Gary Waite/Scott Stoneburgh and Graham Ryding/Jonathon Power. Considering the reffing trio of Jamie Nicholls, Scott Dulmage and James Hewitt, this game was solid entertainment!
On Jan 31st, the women’s tournament kicked off! Megan Foote and Marci Sier created an open door evening which had the B&R opening its doors to its Members, Pro Am Patrons and supporters of women’s squash across the city!
The rest of the games will take place thrughout the month of Febuary and the finals game will be on Febuary 15th!
Special thanks to the Tournament Sponsors:
Roundtable Capital Partners