Here is the schedule for upcoming events outside the club. They offer a great opportunity to bring your game to the next level and meet some great people at the same time.
The registration fees are nominal but you'll need to be available all weekend for each event.
The best of them is the Dread Cup in Niagara at White Oaks where players get special room rates and it is a pure squash weekend with amazing matches.
If you have any questions, track down Kinmond and he can fill you in.
SEE YOU out THERE!!
BOOK A COURT
WATCH LARRY AGE BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES!
The incomparable Larry Frizelle has won the Club Championship more than any other player at the BBC - a record 20 times. He has bested Best Bud Bob, Lester, Futa, the Moonman, the list is endless. In order to beat Kinmond, he even resorted to severing an achilles - the man has absolutely no shame...
SO HERE'S TO LARRY - NOBODY COMES CLOSE!!
The Club Championship 2015
Club Championship 2014 Dinner 5nd Dance
The Greg Gibs0n Memorial Torunament held every Fall in honour of our old friend.
The Streetcar Invitational tilt against Mayfair Lakeshore
The season opening Wooden Racquets Team Tournament
50 years of great memories, great people, great friends...
White night on the deck and then a 3 sport weekend - great memories!
1966 HARRY MILLER (Paul Jacobsen)
1967 PAUL JACOBSEN
1968 PAUL JACOBSEN
1969 PAUL JACOBSEN
1970 PAUL JACOBSEN
1971 PAUL JACOBSEN
1972 PAUL JACOBSEN
1973 PAUL JACOBSEN
1974 CRAIG WELLS (Ken Lane)
1975 GEZA SZABADOS (Frank Abbott)
1976 HARRY MILLER (Stu Gresham)
1977 KEN OLIVER (Stu Gresham)
1878 KEN OLIVER (Stu Gresham)
1979 SCOTT ABERNETHY (Ken Oliver)
1980 SCOTT ABERNETHY (Ken Oliver)
1981 JOHN OLEJNIK (Ken Oliver)
1982 LARRY FRIZELLE
1983 LARRY FRIZELLE (Bob Morley)
1984 SCOTT ABERNETHY (Bob Morley)
1985 DAN FUTA
1985 DAN FUTA
1986 DAN FUTA (Bob Morley)
1987 DAN FUTA
1988 LARRY FRIZELLE
1989 LARRY FRIZELLE
1990 DUNCAN JEWELL (Larry Frizelle)
1991 DUNCAN JEWELL (Larry Frizelle)
1992 LARRY FRIZELLE (Orest Stanko)
1993 JOHN MAY
1994 JOHN MAY (Stu Gresham)
1995 LARRY FRIZELLE
1996 LARRY FRIZELLE
1997 BOB MORLEY
1998 LARRY FRIZELLE
1999 LARRY FRIZELLE
2000 LARRY FRIZELLE
2005 LARRY FRIZELLE (James Dann)
2002 LARRY FRIZELLE
2003 LARRY FRIZELLE
2004 LARRY FRIZELLE
2005 LARRY FRIZELLE
2006 LARRY FRIZELLE
2007 ANDREW STRUDWICKE (Mike Moon)
2008 ANDREW STRUDWICKE (Larry Frizelle)
2009 ANDREW STRUDWICKE (Larry Frizelle)
2010 LARRY FRIZELLE (Andrew Strudwicke)
2011 LARRY FRIZELLE (Kinmond Smith)
2012 LARRY FRIZELLE (Kinmond Smith)
2013 LARRY FRIZELLE (Kinmond Smith)
2014 ANDREW STRUDWICKE (Dan Caulfield)
2015 ANDREW STRUDWICKE (Dan Caulfield)
2016 ANDREW STRUDWICKE (Greg Rowe)
2017 ANDREW STRUDWICKE (Greg Rowe)
1982 SUE JONES (Sue Hamilton)
1983 SUE JONES (Vicki Turner)
1984 SUE JONES (Vicki Turner)
1985 SUE HAMILTON (Sue Jones)
1986 SUE JONES (Sue Hamilton)
1987 JEANIE DEMARCO (Sue Vail)
1988 SUE JONES
1989 JEANIE DEMARCO
2016 JACQUIE HARRIS
2017 FRAN BLACKMORE
GREG GIBSON MEMORIAL
The Gibson Memorial was established to remember our good friend Greg. He claimed to have once read that in an average squash match you only actually run for 12 minutes. So every fall we gather together and test that theory. His lovely mother Betty presents a bottle of Gibson's Scotch to the victor.
Jeff Tomlinson - February 22, 2003
Andrew Strudwicke - October 22, 2004
Gavin Shuell - October 23, - 2005
John Altilia - October 24, 2006
Kinmond Smith - October 28, 2007
Dave Dymond - October 2,6 2008
Kinmond Smith - October 25, 2009
Kinmond Smith - October 24, 2010
Kinmond Smith - October 15, 2011
Andrew Strudwicke - October 20, 2012
Andrew Strudwicke - October 26, 2013
Matt Goff - October 14, 2014
Andrew Strudwicke - November 1, 2015
Andrew Strudwicke - November 6, 2016
Quillan Nagel - October 28, 2017
a little luck, a little skill...
MEET THE TEAM
there are so many people who give of their time and expertise to make BBC squash as special as it is. A small collection of names of some hard working folks
SQUASH LADDER / HOUSE LEAGUE
FUNDRAISING AND EVENT COMMITEE MEMBERS
After the fire of 1963, two squash courts were included in the new building and the first squash championship was held in 1966 (won by Harry Miller).
The early players (Paul Jacobson, Craig Wells, Dave Thomas, Chris Commins and Ken Lane) also worked hard to establish a strong squash section at Balmy. House leagues, Hackers league (beginners), junior programmes, Toronto and District (T & D) team entries and, of course, our unique team tournaments (ever see live 1st place lobsters on the dance floor?) were put into place. For many years, the guidelines of 100 players per court were met. The Canadian Centennial Tournament in 1967 was very successful and that year we also hosted the
T & D "B" tournament in our first year of competition. For a number of years (1968 – 72), the Club entered the Ontario Team Tournament and also hosted an Open Invitational Tournament, which many top players from outside the Club attended. In 1969, Paul Jacobson won the T & D "C" division and in the Ontario Team Tournament, Balmy won the consolation round. Also that year, our "C" team was first in T & D league play.
The Skyline Hotel hosted the North American Professionals’ Championship in 1971. This allowed Balmy Beach Club to hold a special event with the World number 1, John Barrington, hosting a clinic and playing an exhibition match against the North American number 1, Sharif Khan. The clinic must have worked because in 1972, our "C" team won the T & D division. Ottawa held their Annual Rideau "C" Team Tournament for a number of years and in 1972 a contingent from Balmy Beach made the trip to Lower Canada and brought home the trophy.
Although the current club did not originally have change rooms and lockers for the ladies, they were unperturbed, slowly found the squash courts, held their first championship in 1982 and entered their first Club team in the T & D in 1991. Another women's team won the T & D championship in 2003. Our squash silver anniversary in 1991 saw an impressive team tournament with former greats returning to play. Pipers, dinner, a dance and exhibition matches by the Khans (Sharif, Hashim and Gul) and our own legend Ken Lane all contributed to a fabulous 25th celebration. We can hardly wait for our diamond jubilee in 2015.
The Club’s Centennial in 2005 ushered in the Wooden Sticks Tournament in which all players must use retro wooden racquets. In 2006, Balmy Beach entered a team in the T & D Masters’ "B" league. Amazingly, this aged group (dubbed the “Wheel Trans” team by their coach) won in front of a large fan turnout.
The section continues to send players to provincial, national and international tournaments as well as running a strong junior program. Sharif has returned to the fold to coach both junior and adult players. And it's a specal pleasure to have him a part of the family once again.
LETS GET IN TOUCH
JAMESON BOUFFARD / PETER WILLSON
SUE HOWATT, MARY BETH DENOMY, DAN CAULFIELD,
TRENT GRAHAM, KINMOND SMITH, KATIE MELLOR
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