Momentum continues to build towards the historic running of the 2022 Canadian Squash Championships, held for the first time ever outdoors on the all-glass Power Court at the iconic Jack Poole Plaza overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Coastal Mountains and 2010 Olympic Cauldron in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. With almost 400 participants from across the country aged 8 to 82 competing for 32 National titles, the Canadian squash community will celebrate its first united Canadian Squash Championships since 2019.
Headlining the field that will compete on this iconic stage will be the Women’s and Men’s Open categories and will feature defending champions Danielle Letourneau (AB) and David Baillargeon (QC). In addition, World Ranked #17 Hollie Naughton (ON), 2-time champions Nick Sachvie (ON), Shawn Delierre (QC), Andrew Schnell (AB), as well as national team members Nikki Todd (SK) and home province favorite Nicole Bunyan (BC).
“I’m really looking forward to Canadian Nationals being in Vancouver! I spent a lot of time over there as a junior, so it will be such a nice opportunity to reconnect with old friends. This will be my last tournament of the season, so I’m hoping to finish on a strong note in Vancouver!” said Nicole Bunyan.
“I’m super excited for this year’s nationals as I’ll be going to defend my title for the first time,” says 2021 Men’s Open Champion David Baillargeon (QC). “Nationals has always been the biggest tournament of the year for me and to have the event in such an iconic venue, on a glass court and for the first time outdoors, I just can’t ask for a better place to compete for my 2nd national title!”
“It has been a long time since Nationals have been hosted in Vancouver and I think showcasing the glass court will create a lot of buzz around the tournament and hopefully attract more players” says Danielle Letourneau. “I am very excited to be a part of this event and to play some great squash!”.
In addition to the all-glass Power Court, the tournament will be proudly hosted at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club, Jericho Tennis Club, Vancouver Racquets Club, Evergreen Squash Club and the YWCA Fitness and Racquet Club.
To add to the celebration of squash, a vast array of other National titles will be up for grabs in the following categories: Men’s and Women’s U23, A, B, C, Masters Age categories and Junior categories.
Supported by the province of British Columbia, and with ongoing thanks to Title Sponsor Oxford Properties, Corporate Partners Richardson Wealth, Baker Tilly, Epicure, Hillside Wealth, Pembroke Management, City of Vancouver, ViaSport, Dunlop, ELN Living, FreshPrep, The Habler Group, The Printing House, Underhill Geomatics, Slaight Music, Sunshine Squash Club, Windsor Plywood, and a host of generous patrons and donors.
“Oxford Properties are pleased to continue their support of Squash Canada and to bring this unique and dynamic sporting event to Downtown Vancouver. Centrally located in the MNP Tower, Oxford Properties looks forward to celebrating the business, recreation and tourism communities coming together for an exciting week of competition and camaraderie”. — Jesse Hague, Director & General Manager, Oxford Properties
It is with great honour that the Canadian Squash Hall of Fame Commission will induct five remarkable individuals into the Canadian Squash Hall of Fame during the event. The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday June 4th, during the 2022 Oxford Properties Canadian Squash Championships at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, BC. The Class of 2022 includes Barbara Cooper, Michael Desaulniers, Melanie Jans, Shahier Razik, and Michael Way.
Action Kicks off Wednesday June 1st at 9:00AM PT. For those who cannot attend the event in person, please follow the live action via CBC GEM Live Streaming Click Here.
Please see the opening round schedule below (all times PT) and to review full draws:
- Men’s and Women’s Open Draws will begin 9:00am Wednesday June 1st
- Local Play will begin 5:00pm Wednesday June 1st
- Out of Town Play will begin 10:00am Thursday June 2nd
- Junior Event Play will begin 4:00pm Friday June 3rd
Glass Court Schedule
Wednesday June 1st
- 9:00am – 2:30pm – Open Preliminary Round Session 1
- 3:00pm – 9:00pm – Open Preliminary Round Session 2
Thursday June 2nd
- 9:00am – 2:30pm – Open Round of 16 Session 1
- 3:00pm – 9:00pm – Open Round of 16 Session 2
Friday June 3rd
- 9:00am – 2:30pm – Age Category Semifinals
- 3:00pm – 9:00pm – Open Quarterfinals
Saturday June 4th
- 9:00am – 4:00pm – Age Category Semifinals/Finals
- 5:00pm – 9:00pm – Open Semifinals
Sunday June 5th
- 9:00am – 12:30pm – Age Category Finals
- 12:45pm – Men’s Final
- 1:30pm – Women’s Final
- 2:30pm – 5:00pm – U23/Age Category Finals
Tournament Info (Draws/Schedule/Results) – Click Here
All events and activities at Jack Poole Plaza will be paid admission – Purchase Tickets Here
** All other venues will have free admission.
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Photo Album, available here: Click Here