And now for something really important
The new holders of the coveted Canadian squash doubles over-60 championships are Brian Murray and Stephen McIntyre of Toronto defeating John Brazilian and Malcolm Davidson of Boston in the final, held at the Atwater Club in Montreal.
In other events, Mike Pirnak and Willy Hosey won the men’s open championship and Stephanie Edmison and Stephanie Hewett won the women’s open.
The US squash doubles championships are in Chicago from March 25-27 and we’ll be going. I played in the US over 60s last year and lost in the semis with Victor Harding to the eventual winners. I played with Brian in the Canadians last year and lost in the final (but defeated the US champions in the semi.) While our children were growing up, I played league squash in Toronto but didn’t go in many tournaments, particularly if there was travel involved. I hadn’t been to a tournament in Montreal since 1986 or so and, until last year, had never traveled to a US championship.
Hosts of squash doubles tournaments usually make a great effort to be hospitable and our hosts in Montreal, especially Mike Martin and Dennis Bishop, upheld this tradition.