A huge thanks you to secon year title sponsor Hennessy & Hinchcliffe (Mark Hinchcliffe) and co-sponsors: Ridley Windows; Koster, Spinks & Koster CA; Ferguson & Mak LLP; and Ledonne Construction Inc together with Squash Canada's national sponsors Harrow, Dunlop Sport and the Government of Canada for allowing Canada’s ultimate venue for a mixed doubles championship – the Toronto
A huge thanks you to secon year title sponsor Hennessy & Hinchcliffe (Mark Hinchcliffe) and co-sponsors: Ridley Windows; Koster, Spinks & Koster CA; Ferguson & Mak LLP; and Ledonne Construction Inc together with Squash Canada's national sponsors Harrow, Dunlop Sport and the Government of Canada for allowing Canada’s ultimate venue for a mixed doubles championship – the Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club – to showcase Canada’s top doubles players at their best. Major cutos to the 'Queen of Organization' Deb O’Neill and her partner in crime Pat Richardson, under the watchful eye of the club Head Professional Patrick Ryding and the assistance of Bill Richards, for once again putting on masterful weekend of tremendous value, fabulous hospitality in the luxury of a 3- doubles court facility. Thank you to Tournament Referee Tony Swift and his team for keeping matches fair and on time.
The tournament was highlighted with a star-studded Open draw and the reintroduction of the OPEN MIXED DOUBLES TROPHY; missing for 20 years. The new JAY GILLESPIE TROPHY, donated by the 1st-ever Open Mixed Doubles Champion (1979, 1980 & 1981) PETER FROST (of the team Judi Wood & Frost) and Lolly Gillen. The new hardware is in honour of our fallen soldier “Jungle Jay,” the only player ever to win 11 consecutive Canadian Mixed Doubles titles (Mixed 40’s:2004-2006, Mixed 50s:2007-2010 and Mixed 55’s:2011-2014). Jay’s son Sean Gillespie presented this year’s OPEN MIXED DOUBLES CHAMPIONS STEPHANIE HEWITT & SCOTT ARNOLD with the new cup!
Main – Stephanie Hewitt & Scott Arnold (ON) 13, (11), 12, 8 over Robin Clarke (ON) & Nikki Todd (SK)
3/4 – Seanna Keating & Brian Hong (ON) 12, 8, 13 over Graham Ryding & Marnie Baizley (ON)
Main – There very 1st national titles – Eric Baldwin & Annette White (ON) 11, 10, 10 over Kirsteen Burton & Jeff Andersen (ON)
3/4 – Jack Hoogstraten & Lindsay Auld (AB) 14, 10, 7 over Josh Ginou & Sue Desa (ON)
Consolation – Chris Dinsdale & Sheila Norman (ON) 13, 4, 5 over Robert Dube & Anna Tomei (ON)
Main – Last year’s 40 champs Scott Dormer & Michele Ramsey (ON) in an thrilling barnburner (6), (12), 10, 9, 14 over Bart Sambrook (QC) & Susan Douglas (ON)
3/4 – Carol Stewart & Gerry Papas 9, 7, 9 over Sally & Mike Philp
Consolation – Rob Dinerman (NY) & Diane Naughton (ON) 9, 13, (14), 9 over John Kervin & Carmela Kervin (ON)
Main – Defending Champs Leslie Freeman & Mike Tanner (ON) 11, (12), 14, 6 over John Olejnik & Anita Saunders
3/4 – Blair Finlayson & Gayle Woods 14, (12), 7, 12 over Eric Dunn (ON) & Beth Rasin (NY)
Main – Tim Bovaird & Lindsey Hermer-Bell (ON) 8, 13, (11), 11 over Lolly Gillen & Craig Benson (ON)
3/4 – Co-Chairs Pat Richardson & Deb O’Neill 12, 13, 14 over Sibylle Witt & Greg Young 1(ON)
Consolation- Ted Ruse & Sandy Cameron (10) (13) 8, 6, 11 over Carol McCullough & Mark Hinchcliffe (ON)
B CHAMPIONS starred some of Canada’s best juniors!
Main – 1st time ever the Canadian B’s have been won by JUNIOR TEAM – William Kuhn & Nicole Kendal (ON) 7, 13, (8), 13 over Jeff Deverill and his daughter Danica (ON)
3/4 – Bruce Taylor & Kathryn Mintz (ON) 11, 13, (13), 11 over junior team of George Crowne & Rhea Dhar (ON)
Consolation-Alex Spafford & Betsy Carson 10, 2, 9 over Conrad Rozario & Danielle Leblanc