The ASSORE Central Gauteng Masters Open Tournament held last week at Parkview was a shadow of its former glory with a low turnout across all the age groups. Despite the continued support of ASSORE in the guise of Des Sacco, Masters Squash seems to be waning in popularity. However, the tournament was well run and, for a change, a fair representation from Wanderers, with Keith Willows, Gary Plumstead, Kevin Eborall, Chris Hughes, Shamus Donoghue, Bruce MacMillan and myself took part. This tournament is meant as a warm-up for the Inter-Provincial in Port Elizabeth in the second week of September, and we wish our players good luck and hope they help re-gain the trophy for Gauteng.
Upcoming Tournaments at home are the Annual Chamber Challenge when we go head-to-head with our friends from Chamber Exiles. This will be on Saturday Morning, 7th October with lunch and prizegiving in Spinners.
Then, at the end of the month, 27-29th October, we host the “Century Doubles” which is an “Open” tournament and requires a joint age of at least 100 years in each partnership, whether a mixed couple or men or women. All standards of player will be included. Last year’s winners have already booked their place. Come along and join this unique tournament.