The Winter 2023 season of the Vancouver Squash League (VSL) ended on a high note, boasting over 400 players! It was a welcome sight to see the Women’s Division 2 and Open Division 7 back in action.
Guided by insightful feedback from a survey conducted in the fall, the VSL made significant changes that positively impacted the players’ experiences this season. We’re not stopping here though; a few more adjustments are in the pipeline for the start of the next season.
This season, 11 different clubs participated in VSL, forming a grand total of 62 teams! The competition was stiff across all nine divisions, leading to some thrilling matches throughout the season.
Congratulations to the Winter 2023 VSL Regular Season Champions:
|Division 1||Jericho TC||Vancouver Squash Academy A||VRC Other One’s|
|Division 2||YWCA – Butter Tarts||VRC – Gailits||Arbutus – Do|
|Division 4 North||YWCA||Evergreen – Dhanani||Arbutus – Thirsty Competitors|
|Division 4 South||Vancouver Squash Academy||VRC – Waqar||Bonsor|
|Division 5||Bonsor – Fardy||VRC – R’s and More||SPC – El-Araj|
|Division 6||VRC – MacKinnon||Bonsor – Bruno||JTC – Butler|
|Division 7||JTC – Diakow||Evergreen – Gutierrez||VRC – Chong|
|Women’s Division 1||Evergreen – End Gamers||VRC – Meyers||VRC – Arntorp|
|Women’s Division 2||VRC||Bonsor||Jericho TC|
For a full list of match and player results this season, please visit the 2023 VSL Winter Season page.
The winter season culminated in an exciting playoff series where the top four teams from each division competed in a Championship bracket. The remaining teams also had their moment in the limelight as they battled it out in the consolation bracket. Both brackets witnessed some nail-biting match-ups that provided a thrilling finale to the season.
In a bid to ensure fair play and foster community spirit, the VSL strategically scheduled all final playoff matches at neutral venues. This move not only spotlighted the league finals but also further nurtured the sense of camaraderie within the squash community.
Let’s extend a hearty congratulations to all the VSL Champions!
Division 1 – Jericho Tennis Club def. Vancouver Squash Academy (A) (3-1)
Women Division 1 – Evergreen End Gamers def. VRC – Meyers
Division 2 – YWCA – Butter Tarts def. VRC – Gailits (3-1)
Division 3 – YWCA def. Bonsor (3-1)
Division 4 – YWCA def. VSA (5-0)
Division 5 – Bonsor – Fardy def. VRC – R’s & More (3-2)
Division 6 – JTC – Butler def. Bonsor – Bruno (3-2)
Division 7 – Evergreen – Gutierrez def. Vancouver Lawn (4-1)
Check out a full list of VSL Playoff Results.
Squash BC extends a huge thanks to the VSL League Coordinator, Richard Yendell, for his dedicated efforts in making this season a resounding success. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Donalda Meyers for her invaluable contributions in coordinating and supporting the league’s Women’s divisions. Her dedication and hard work have been instrumental in promoting women’s squash and ensuring a fantastic experience for all participants. We’d also like to express our special appreciation to all club administrators and team captains. Your unwavering support and commitment to your teams have truly been above and beyond this season.
As we bid farewell to this season, we hope all players enjoy a fantastic summer. Rest assured, we eagerly anticipate welcoming you back on court for the upcoming Fall 2023 season!