Vancouver Doubles Squash League
Check out the April 17th Broman Report.
Reports updated 2013.04.21 ~14:38.
Evergreen participates in the Vancouver Doubles Squash League, along with Hollyburn Country Club, Vancouver Racquets Club, and our cross-town rivals, the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club. These four clubs set aside their doubles court each Wednesday of the season, typically October through April, from 6 PM to 10 PM for league play.
Over the last few seasons, the league has been modifying its structure to try and make the league more accessible to players at all skill levels and gender.
In the 2007–08 season, teams were reduced to two pairs (four players per night), and ranked into 4 divisions. Div 1, comprising mostly open level players, being at the top of the heap.
During the 2008-09 season we had more women playing in the league than ever before. We have also seen more mixed pairs participating. So, there is progress towards at least one of the goals the league set for itself when reorganizing.
Some of the ladies in the local doubles community have also been organizing a 'Ladies Only' doubles league over the last few seasons.
So, there is little or no reason any doubles player, who wishes to do so, can not participate in intra-city league play.
The on-line sign-up to play for Evergreen in the Vancouver Doubles Squash League is no longer available.
Please contact Tim Martin directly, if you are still interested in playing in the VDSL.
Schedules and Results
Since the 2007 season, the Vancouver Doubles Squash League has contracted with Quick-Draws.com to manage scheduling the season's matches, and to provide for the recording and displaying of results on-line. This is the same system used by the Vancouver Singles Squash League.
Unfortunately, the system was not written to consider the vagaries of scheduling doubles matches and/or tournaments in the Lower Mainland. The key one being the limited availability of courts and court-time for the total number of matches to be played.
So, Lynn Broman, taking the Quick-Draws schedule as a starting point, applies his considerable creativity to finalize the 'official' schedule for each night of the season. The 'modified' schedules are made available on the Quick Draws/VDSL web-site.
You can also check out match results and the current standings at the site. Just follow the menues.
Rick Kochanski tries to post all league updates in a timely fashion on the "unofficial doubles" web site. If you are playing in the VDSL or interested in doing so, you might want to have a look at this season's updates.
In addition, there is a modified presentation of the league schedule, which may appeal to some of you.