Club Closure and News

All Please be aware that the Club will be closed on Friday April 12th as the arena has a tournament and on April 19th due to Good Friday. Our last session will be on Friday May 31st. Our semi annual refreshment party will be held at the Judge and Jury (Mainway and Walkers) on Friday, May 17th  therefore the club will close at 9 PM instead of the usual 10 PM.  Prizes will be awarded for the ladder, and most improved players. During the first week of June, I will need some of you to help move the tables to my residence. Thank you all. Yvan

Please read : Important

To all Please take the time to read.  It is important. On Friday,  we attempted to increase the number of players on the floor by dedicating a “doubles only” table.  Well, although players definitely enjoyed themselves playing doubles, the overall experiment was a failure. Simply stated, we rely on players to know when to play when it’s their turn, however the more players on the floor the more difficult this becomes and yesterday was a confirmation of this fact.  Some players got to play 6 to 8 times while other played only 3 to 4 times.  This is simply not acceptable. I do not want to implement a method where players get assigned a number and play in turn but Continue reading

Friday, Sept 28th Reminder

All Please remember that the club is closed tonight.. Sessions will restart as regular up to April 2019 as usual every Friday. Last week, attendance was much lower than usual, for no obvious reasons. See you next friday Yvan  

1st session is done

All I believe that our first session was a success.  The new floor is good and dampens the bounce of the ball however renders the room very noisy, which we cannot do anything about. Tables are as good as we left them 15 months ago, so is the space available to play. Unfortunately, we had to refuse entry to over 12 people that wanted to play due to the limited number of tables.  To allow sufficient playing time, we cannot accept more players that our currently limit of 17 players… No way around that. We will continue trying to find suitable locations to host our club but per experience, this has been impossible so far. We had 2 ladder matches, Continue reading

Friday, September 28th 2018

To all, We have 2 Club closures this year and the first is September 28th 2018. Yvan  

PLEASE READ: September 7th and Rules

All I still have delays with the City to sign the contract but they assured me that storage will be available and we can start Sept 7th.   Damir, Brandt, Walter and I will move the tables on the 4th to be ready to play on our 5 tables.  Not wanting to get your hopes up but I am considering buying a new blue table to replace the old green one.  Stay tuned. If you want to try rubbers, I will bring used rubbers that I can put on your current blade.. No charge.. I will still be available for training sessions. Rules reminder for all Maximum number of players on the floor at one time is set at a maximum Continue reading

2018-2019 Season

All Good news, seems that we have secured the Central Auditorium from September 2018 to May 2019, every Friday from 7 to 10 PM, as usual. I will send confirmation as soon as I get a contract in hand. I will obviously need some help to move the tables during the fist week of September, will advise on that too after confirmation from the City. Yvan

Club Update

To all Progress!!  I have met with the city officials and visited the renovated Central Auditorium.   The space is the same size except for loosing 2 feet at the back left.  Nothing major.   They have added 2 large windows with light shades so hopefully the setting sun will not interfere.  The floor has been replaced and looks good.  Lighting had also been improved. We have retained first right of refusal for Friday nights however discussion on pricing and rental of the storage room remain to be concluded. If all goes well, we’re back on in September. Will keep you all updated Yvan    

Club Update

All Yes its been a while.  Usually no news is good news, well, not all the time. The City has informed me that the Auditorium’s renovations were delayed and opening has been pushed to September.  I still do not know how many tables the new floor configuration will allow us to put on the area.  At the earliest, I will have more news in June.  We need to put all 5 tables on the floor to pay the rent, 4 wont simply do as we have to reduce the number of players in relation to the number of tables, simple mathematics.  Will see and advise you when I know more. The tables are in great condition and still stored without Continue reading

Update on location search

All To my regret, I am unable so far to find a new location for our club.  The renovations at the church have been pushed by a year due to legalities with city permits.  Therefore we must wait for the Arena’s renovations to complete, which is scheduled for March 2018. The tables are well stored and will remain in perfect conditions until that time. Yvan