Tournament organizer Francis Johnson just emailed us to let us know that the 2012 Charlottesville Open is now accepting payments via PayPal. They are using the Virginia Squash account over at ConstantContact to make it happen. If you haven’t already … Continue reading →
The Charlottesville Squash Blog got you something… It’s a squash video game. Go ahead open it! And, of course, if you forgot to get the CSB a present, you could cough up a few bucks and send us a copy … Continue reading →
The North American Open has emerged as one of the premier professional squash events in the United States. Those of you who have been in the past will know how wonderful this event is. Those of you who haven’t can check the video below to get a taste. But the bottom line is that the economic downturn has hit the event pretty hard and, as things stand now, the tournament risks being downgraded if it misses its financial goal. This would be a catastrophe for local squash and for an event that so many have worked so hard to establish as a world-class squash experience. And time is of the essence–the tournament organizers only have about a week left to raise the needed capital.
So, what can you do? Take a look at the attached information on sponsorship levels. There are sponsorship opportunities for virtually anyone at any level–private individuals, corporations, small businesses, lemonade stands, whatever. The important thing is that if we can just get a small bit of support from everyone in the local squash community, we will be able to help rescue an event that will pay huge dividends in the future for local players and enthusiasts.
If you’re interested in supporting the NAO, or if you know someone who might be interested, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or one of the tournament organizers (David Hetherington or Gus Cook), whose information is listed in the PDF brochure. You can also check the North American Open website for more details.
So you’ve finally decided to retire that raggedy c. 1995 terrycloth gripped Prince Extender. A few too many clever allusions to hardballs and Keyrock around the firm. Time to upgrade. But wait. Aerogel? Hot Melt Carbon? Airstick? Your modern ways … Continue reading →
Ed, Grant, and John (l-r) pose on one of NYCC's courts
The Charlottesville Squash Blog traveled to Norfolk over the weekend to put on a clinic at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. If you’re in the Tidewater area and looking for some great squash, NYCC is the place to be.
Thanks to our most gracious hosts, John Kreis (not pictured) and the Flemmer family (also not pictured).
In its debut match the Charlottesville Squash Club drew from a deep roster of local talent to take down the #46 Cavalier men. Hotly contested matches at the #1, #2, #4, and #8 positions left players sprawled across the hardwood … Continue reading →
The Charlottesville Squash Club is officially open for business. In a scrimmage that pitted the club’s all star roster against a top 50 intercollegiate program, the wily locals prevailed 8-1. The Cavaliers will be looking for revenge when the two … Continue reading →