I am excited to announce we have five OSA sanctioned tournaments planned for next season. Put the dates in your calendar so you don’t forget. Over the next few months, I will provide details of tournament format, amateur vs open dates, times, etc. Don’t forget, we also have the Inter-Provincials in Winnipeg the week of June 18, 2023. How exciting is this? 🙂
Chatham – May 22 thru May 25, 2023
Elora – June 6 thru June 8, 2023
Coldwater – July 4 thru July 6, 2023
Goderich – July 26 thru July 28, 2023
Blenheim – August 8 thru August 10, 2023
Thanks to Evan Engell president of the OSA for arranging 5 sanctioned tournaments for 2023. Also thanks to the CNSA and president Norm Lindsay for the IP that will be held at Winnipeg. This is exciting news for the sport we love to play.
“Congratulations “…..see you on the courts 🤗
Myrna & Rendall
Hello Evan,Happy Thanksgiving!There are a few questions I hope you can help me with.#1 you mentioned interprovincial tournament, is there a qualification process, I would love to go and compete.#2 how do I become eligible to compete in the internationals?Thanks in advanceÂ Mike MilneÂ PS below find Credit River fall colours
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Mike, thank you for your questions. They are good.
I do not have precise answers but I will be sure to post them when I get the details. Here is what I do know. You do not “qualify” for either tournament through competitive play (ex. tournament competition).
About January or February, applications will become available on this site. Applicants wanting to play can submit their requests. The CNSA has a selection committee for the ISA and the OSA has a selection committee for the IP. I have never been on a selection committee but I do know their job is tough. There are always way more applicants than the number of players allowed to compete. So I do not envy them at all.
There will be more discussions about this by January and there will be ample time to complete and submit the applications. I intend on giving status updates as I learn more about this process from “the other side”.
Have a great winter. 🙂
Just learnt about potential OSA events near Windsor. I made contact with Blenheim Coordinator about his organization.
I saw the post about tournament in Chatham. Can you forward me their contact info.
Thirdly the Chatham event is that a single, doubles, or mixed competition?
I was a former member of the Napanee club years ago.
Currently, playing in shuffle events in Rio Grande Texas. I want to play in a organization near Windsor. Two options are available either in Blenheim or Chatham. However, I have no contact info for Chatham can you forward their coordinator contact info.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Hi Louis. It was nice chatting with you the other day (although by email only). It’s always good talking to another Winter Texan. 🙂
Reach out to Henry Strong at (519) 796-1247. He is “in the know” on all things Chatham.
As for the tournament format, I cannot give you an exact answer yet. Our tournaments have always been “any doubles” in Ontario. Due to Chatham only having eight courts, we will be a bit more creative in how we do it there. I will be announcing our tournament format for this year in the very near future. I have been dealing with the Inter-Provincial team selection process for the teams we are sending to Winnipeg this summer. That announcement will be forthcoming shortly too.
Happy shuffling. 🙂