Anything but A’s

The University Club saw the inaugural ‘Anything but A’s’ tournament earlier this month, the first of what will be a yearly weekend event focused on beginner and intermediate players. Sponsored by club member Marty Wall, it was open to players from around the Bay area.

“My motivation for the tournament was to have a tournament for the players that didn’t grow up playing competitively. At other tournaments the “A players” tend to be players that have played for years, but at the University Club at least the majority of our members are B, C, and D players. (Although we have some very good A players too.) By creating a tournament for the B’s, C’s and D’s, we let these players shine in the spot light and get tournament experience.” – Marty Wall


Howe Cup 2017

California was represented by three women’s teams playing in the A, B, and D divisions of this years Howe Cup, hosted in Washington DC at the brand new facility Squash on Fire.

Libby Eyre, Jesse Pacheco, Yarden Okinak, Pia Trikha, and Alexandra Sawin representing the Olympic club placed second in the A division.

Rohini Gupta, Astrid Terry, Sara Barrett, Elizabeth Young, and Jocelyn Feliciano of the Golden Girls B team fought bravely in the quarterfinals, narrowly loosing to the Boston Queen B’s who went on to win their division.

The California Golden Girls C team had 3 NorCal players, Kelly McKinley, Nancy Iskander and Carrie Kahn who were complemented by 2 “orphan” players from the east coast. The team was knocked out early but went on to play well and placed first in the consolation division.

Given the ever growing women’s squash community here in Norcal we hope to field more teams next year.

]1 The Ladies of the Olympic Club
]2 Golden Girls B Team
]3 Golden Girls D Team