Charlottesville Squash

Squash events in Central Virginia: Summer, 2013

07/07/2013 by grant | 0 comments

Events List for July-September 2013


7/27-7/28 : Charlottesville Junior Bronze Tourney at MSC | More Info

8/4: Team Scrimmage. Teams TBA (likely one or two mixed Cville teams, one UVa team, possibly one Richmond team. Email Grant if you’d like to participate.

9/20-9/22: SQUASH FESTIVAL and GRAND OPENING OF McArthur Squash Center at BHSC

  • 9/20-9/22: Charlottesville Silver: US Squash-sanctioned Junior event for intermediate-level juniors (Boys and Girls draws ranging from U19 to U13)
  • 9/20-9/22: Charlottesville/MSC Squash Festival Tourney: US Squash-sanctioned Adult event for players of all levels (Men’s and Women’s draws ranging from 6.0-2.5)
  • Pro Am Doubles tourney
  • Professional Singles tourney

Charlottesville Open 2013: Recap and Results

07/26/2013 by grant | 0 comments

We’re only seven odd months late on this recap of the 2013 Charlottesville Open. So let’s take a look back at the January event. A picture is worth a thousand words so you can take whatever back interest we owe from a few of these shots (and this Facebook album). Photos courtesy of Mary Johnson.

James Patteson tracks down the Hinderman boast in the 5.0 division

Once again, Saint Anne’s-Belfield School served as the host venue for the CHOpen. Tournament directors Francis Johnson and Moe Barros were up to all good throughout the weekend, managing nearly fifty players in draws ranging from 2.5 to 5.0 and a women’s open division. A special thanks goes out to the event sponsors, Quantitative Foundation, Harrow Sports, Downtown Athletic, and Fry’s Spring Station. Thanks to their generous support, the event once again proved one of the highlights of the Central Virginia squash calendar.

Local photographer Mary Johnson also deserves a special thanks for her work at the event and for her donation of images to the blog. Additional photos by Mrs. Johnson can be found on our Facebook page. Click here to check them out…or search for Charlottesville Squash Club. And be sure to like us. You do like us, right?

Winners and runners up are listed below. You can check the full listing of results and completed draws here.

Women’s Open Division | Sarah Doss def. Sophie Baum, 3-0 (11-2, 11-0, 11-3)

Men’s 5.0 | Sean Doherty def. Stephen O’Dwyer, 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-3)

Men’s 4.5 | Benjamin Smith def. Andy Kinley, 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-7)

Men’s 4.0 | Bruce Pierce def. Chris Axford, 3-0 (14-12, 11-4, 11-2)

Men’s 3.5 | Matthew Bernhard def. Lee Haworth, 3-2 (6-11, 6-11, 13-11, 14-12, 11-7)

Men’s 3.0 | Ryan Shea def Sam Piller, 3-0 (11-4, 11-9, 14-12)

Men’s 2.5 | Hank Gregg def Ian Buchanan, 3-2 (13-11, 7-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-9)

Thanks to all who participated. And we hope to see you all back for the third installment this winter.

5.0 Fellows Stephen O'Dwyer and Sean Doherety


4.5 Finals: Andy Kinley (front) vs Ben Smith

Grand Opening of McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club

07/20/2013 by grant | 0 comments

A “Festival of Squash” is planned for the Grand Opening weekend of McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club. Highlights include a PSA $10k Pro Event, a Pro Am SDA Doubles event, and US Squash-sanctioned Junior and Adult tourneys.

Not to mention the opportunity to say “I was there when Wahoo Squash U began.”

Festivities will commence on Wednesday, September 18 and run through the weekend, concluding Sunday, 9/22.

Check out full details on the Virginia Squash website…

Virginia Squash Teams, New Facility in the Headlines

07/01/2013 by grant | 0 comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club continues to turn heads and make headlines. Excerpt courtesy of The Daily Progress and Whitey Reid:

For those who have played the sport all their lives, it represents a utopia.

For those new to it, well, it’s one heck of an introduction.

There is an elegant facade composed partly of natural stone. A dramatic cathedral ceiling in the lobby. Large windows everywhere you look.

Walking through a set of glass double doors, there are twin courts on either side of a spacious corridor.

But the best is yet to come.

Around a corner are picturesque views of the nearby mountains with enough natural light pouring in to make you feel like you’re in Alaska in July.

Suddenly, the crown jewel comes into view — a glass-encased court that is the only one of its kind in the United States and is just one of an estimated six in the entire world.

Continue reading…

Soft Opening Events and “Open House” at McArthur Squash Center This Weekend (May 3-5)

05/04/2013 by grant | 1 Comment


See you around the courts....and through the courts | Photo by Mark Allen

McArthur Squash Center at Boar’s Head Sports Club
(friends call it MSC at BHSC) is the new home of squash at UVa. And you’re welcome to come check it out this weekend, May 3-5.

Most subscribers of and visitors to the Cville Squash Blog received the event information and schedule by email. But in case your invitation fell through the nicks, you can click to check the details and RSVP for clinics and open court times.

(If you did not receive the aforementioned email announcement (and would have liked to), you should click to sign up for the Friends of Virginia Squash mailing list.)

If you couldn’t make it last night, fear not. There’s plenty more squash to come over the weekend. Though you did miss exhibition squash at its finest from the UVa squads, as well as from Head Coach Mark Allen, who went step for step with the acrobatics of Richmond’s Patrick Chifunda in a 2-1 victory for the Wa-house. After just a couple weeks in Charlottesville, Allen looked right at home on the Charlottesville turf.

Photos from the weekend are forthcoming. Maybe even some video. So check us out here and on our Facebook page.