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2016 – 2nd annual Conqueror Project Tournament


2016 Conqueror Squash Challenge Summary – Thanks for participating in the  2nd Conqueror Squash Challenge!

The first tournament of the Black Knight Grand Prix Circuit for 2016-2017 season took place at Club Sportif CDL from September 29 to October 2, 2016. A total of 56 players participated in this fund raising tournament in support of Breast Cancer Research at the Segal Cancer Centre of the Jewish General Hospital and the Cedar Cancer Institute, anchored by the Conqueror Project.

The Patron for this event, Kathy Lamb, founded the Conqueror Project in 2014 and has continued to work hard in the fund raising effort to “Squash” Cancer.

This annual event held in the month of October, which is the breast cancer awareness month and Kathy Lamb has continued to demonstrate courage and positive attitude as she works tirelessly in the fight against cancer.

It was a full weekend of Squash and participants were treated to not only a minimum of guaranteed 3 matches but also a chance to play a game to 7 points with our very own Number 1 Canadian Professional Squash player Shawn Delierre.

The organization for this tournament was a team effort. So, I would like to thank the CDL Squash Committee made up of Philippe Roy, Suzanne Dufresne, and Alan Eames for all the help in making sure everything ran smoothly. Thanks also to Sanjay Srivastava, Antoine Duplessis and Sylvain Belanger for being available to help out.

I want to give a big thank you to our sponsors – Club CDL for donating two gift certificates of 6months membership for the silent auction; Boutique4030 for donating a Racquet, Massotherapie Valeas for the massage gift cards, Salomon, and of course our title sponsor Black Knight International for the prizes and player packages.

A special thanks to our esteemed squash Quebec referees – Pierre Campeau and Gio Piccollini for helping out with officiating over the weekend.

Finally, I congratulate the winners, finalists and consolation winners for each of the categories.

Category Winner Finalist Consolation
Men’s A John Lamont Tommy Scott Richard Pilon
Men’s B Benoit Daigle Mario Gagnon John Hipsagh
Men’s C Martin Bisaillon Antoine Duplessis Stephen Solomon
Men’s D Oliver Tyson Murtaza Albiz Adi Mithani
Women’s A Tara Newman Marie Martinez Suzanne Dufresne
Women’s B Alix Duffieux Jad Saleh Jill Sladen-Pilon
Women’s CD Jill Sladen-Pilon Mariam Sarwat

Many thanks once again to all the participants without whom there would have been no tournament and particularly to all those who donated to the cause over and above their registration fees. At the end a net amount of $3757.00 was raised.

I hope you to see you all again at next year’s event, same place and month.


Viano Oghenekevwe

Tournament Organizer