Alberta Open Trophies to Live on!

Dec. 10, 2019

Alberta Open Trophies to live on!


 The Squash Alberta Board of Directors have decided to have the legacy of the Alberta Open Men’s and Women’s titles continue on.  The plan is to have these titles contested in the Open Divisions of a sanctioned tournament in Edmonton or Calgary each season going forward. 


Background: At the end of last season, the Squash Alberta Board of Directors decided to remove the Alberta Open from the tournament schedule in light of having too many events, an overall decline in tournament participation and the event not attracting the top players in Alberta and nearby provinces as it originally did.  But, we wanted to find a way to keep the history of the event and the annual trophies alive. So…


This year we are proud to name The 2020 Bankers Hall Club Pro-Am as the designated tournament to award the annual titles to the top Male and Female Open (amateur) division champions.  These trophies date back to the early 1970’s with many top Canadian and international players as past champions.  As a general guideline, a minimum top 20ish provincial ranking would designate a player into the Open Division to compete for these worthy titles. 


The Squash Alberta Board of Directors will review this initiative at the end of each season and decide on the next season’s host event.


The Squash Alberta Board of Directors and Office Staff wish you all the best to you and yours for the Holiday Season.