NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SQUASH RACQUETS ASSOCIATION
YEARBOOK – 1977-78 SEASON IN REVIEW
Table of Contents
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING
P.C.S.R.A. TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
LAPHAM CUP–GRANT TROPHY MATCHES
TOURNAMENTS ON THE ROAD
N.C.S.R.A. AWARDS DINNER
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SQUASH RACQUETS ASSOCIATION
David Tepper, President
Jack Sarafian, First Vice President
Robert Howell, Second Vice President
Brett Elebash Gibbons, Secretary
David Brown, Treasurer
Robert Howell, League Chairperson,
Jack Sarafian, Ranking Chairperson
David Tepper, Representative to P.C.S.R.A.,
David Tepper, Director, U.S.S.R.A.
Jack Sarafian, Alternate
Dick Crawford, 1969-1971
Alan Fox, 1971-1973
Dick Crawford, 1973-1974
Peter Gaynor, 1974-1977
David Tepper, 1977-1978
by David Tepper
As the game of squash has grown in this area over the last few years, more and more often questions are raised concerning the role, purpose, and power of the NCSRA. I would like to use this space to examine these questions. I do not expect to answer them to everyone’s satisfaction (including my own) but hopefully, the issues can be a little more clearly defined and understood.
The NCSRA is concerned with squash activity on the court (league and tournament play) and squash activity off the court (this yearbook, rankings, newsletters, publicity, etc.). Of course, much of this off-court activity is a direct result of what happens on the court.
Inter-club league play needs a common body to organize, establish rules, procedures, and schedule play among the various clubs. The NCSRA is ideally suited for this purpose.
Tournaments are a different animal. Except for the NorCal Championships, each tournament is to a large degree the province of the host club. It takes a great deal of work by the tournament committee to plan and run a tournament. Certainly, the host club should have some discretion in how it wants to operate. Remember, no club is obligated to hold a tournament or invite the NCSRA membership to participate.
To achieve a degree of uniformity in procedure and format among the tournaments in this area would be very helpful to everyone. Yet the power of the NCSRA to direct a club to run its own tournament under certain restrictions is pretty much limited to sanctioning the tournament for ranking and classification purposes. It is not hard to conceive of a club holding a nonsanctioned tournament in the manner it pleases, and. I wonder whether the stamp of NCSRA approval or in this case the lack of one would really effect participation in the tournament.
This is a sensitive area. We should try very hard to avoid the factionalism that has plagued sports such as tennis and racquetball. There is a common ground that benefits both host clubs, the NCSRA membership, and the game of squash. with a little more cooperation and understanding we can find it.
Perhaps the most useful role of the NCSRA is in its off-court activities. Publishing this yearbook, compiling rankings, sending out newsletters, etc. are activities that interest and stimulate everyone in our squash community. But these things only happen through a lot of hard work, work which all too often falls on the shoulders of too few people.
The cry of “what do I get for my $8 dues” rings false in my ears. Anyone who pays his or her dues and then sits back, waiting for the NCSRA to produce an avalanche of mailings, publicity, and tournaments is making a mistake.
We all have family, jobs, and friends that are more important than the N.C.S.R.A. It may sound trite, but you will only get out of the N.C.S.R.A. what you put into it. Eight dollars is buying less and less these days.
There is so much to be done. Little of it is glamorous, Anyone who has tried to line up five players for a league match knows this very well. It means making phone calls, writing letters. communicating intelligently, and often with over 300 people is hard work. We need your help.
FIG GARDEN SWIM AND RACKET CLUB
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
THE OLYMPIC CLUB
PENINSULA SQUASH CLUB
PRESIDIO SQUASH CLUB
UNIVERSITY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO
UNIVERSITY OF CALI FORNIA MEDICAL CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SQUASH RACQUETS CLUB
SAN FRANCISCO TENNIS CLUB
SAN FRANCISCO BAY CLUB
STANFORD SQUASH TEAM
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SQUASH RACQUETS ASSOCIATION
by James S. Urbanski, Treasurer, NCSRA
Balance as of February 25, 1977: 2,303.24
Additional receipts NCSRA Tournament 1977 433.00
NCSRA Dinner, Montclair, (711.76)
NCSRA League and Tournament Awards, (1,113.84)
Pres. Gaynor and PCSRA Meeting, (169.92)
Balance to new Treasurer April 22, 1977, 577.62
Plus Development Fund Balance 163.00,
Dues Collected, Membership, 2,847.50
Dues collected, Clubs, 165.00
1977 NCSRA Tournament, Balls, Refreshments, etc., (193.35)
USSRA, Annual Dues, (50.00)
USSRA, Debt Payment, (200.00)
PCSRA, Annual Dues, (125.00)
Xerox, (209.86 )
Life Member Account (1,000.00) Interest 12-77, 43.34
Regular Savings (1,000.00) Interest 12-77, 15.54 83.31
Development Fund, 163.00
Ralfe Miller, UCSRC, 53.00
Joe Ginet, Fresno, 24.50
C-D Invitational, Olympic Club, 35.50
University Club Invitational, 45.00
U..C. Intercollegiate Team, (100.00)
California State, Peninsula Club, 75.00
Olympic Club Invitational, Due
NCSRA Tournament 1978, Due 296.00
League Team Entries, 455.00
League Trophies and Awards, (381.48) 73.52
1976-77 Season in Review (Yearbook):
Advertising Collected, 590.00
Printing (GRAPHCO), (1,260.43)
NCSRA Tournament 1978
Entries and Dinners Collected 1,523.00
Trophies, Awards, Shirts, Refreshments, etc. (883.00)
New Pisa Restaurant, Dinners, (640.00)
Cash in Bank, March 5,1978 198.00
Development Fund, 100.00
Club Dues, 75.00
Cash in Savings Accounts 2,000.00
Total Assets 2,443.69
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SQUASH RACQUETS ASSOCIATION
Notes and Minutes of Annual Meeting, March 4, 1978
Apollo Room, Olympic Club
Executive Committee Members Present:
David Tepper, President
John Lau, Vice President
Steve Yost, Vice President
Jim Urbanski, Treasurer
Emanuel Uren, Secretary
Absent: Polly Fox, Publicity
Bill Anderson, David Brown, Jr., Gordon Clark, Chapin Coit, Catherine Cramer, Brett Elebash-Gibbons, Alan Fox, Bruce Gaynor, Charlotte Gaynor, Jin Gibbons, Bob Howell, Jon Hunt, Charles Kieler, Guy Lampard, Jack Letts, Ruth Letts, Sharon McAllister, Mike Roizen, Greg Stiles, Kris Surano, Bill Tenneson and Shannon Vong.
President Tepper called the meeting to order, at about 11:30 a.m.
I. Minutes of Last Annual Meeting
Secretary Uren submitted the minutes of the last annual meeting as printed in the Yearbook.
77-15 (Moved, Seconded, and Carried) to accept the minutes of the last annual meeting as printed in the 1976-77 Yearbook.
II. Other Secretarial Matters
Secretary Uren reported on the conduct of his office during the last year. He and Treasurer Urbanski had conducted a poll of the membership concerning preference for the ball; in addition to indicating an overwhelming preference for the (then) new 70+ ball, members had submitted various statistics and suggestions. He had further developed an accurate mailing list so that only one of 355 applications for the Championship had been returned as undeliverable. Present membership stood at 365.
III. Treasurer’s Report
Treasurer Urbanski presented a very detailed summary of the past year’s financial operations. Total assets now stood at $2,443.69 with few bills outstanding. In response questions, it was explained that USSRA had suffered a large deficit and had levied each member association in a pro-rata share of the deficit in order to overcome it. N.C.S.R.A.’s assessment had been $900; NCSRA had contributed $200. It was further explained that this was a voluntary assessment and it would be debited $15 for each new USSRA member from the region.
Mike Roizen shared that during the last USSRA meeting in Boston, he had learned that:
1) NCSRA had the largest paid-up membership in the country;
2) USSRA had received official notification of their tax-exempt status and that 2/3 of USS RA dues would now be tax-deductible. (However, USSRA may increase dues);
3) USSRA had operated in the black for the first time in years; and
4) USSRA was investigating the feasibility of a joint venture with Canada in a video/film effort concerning publicity for squash.
Treasurer Urbanski explained that $100 of the development fund had been used to support Berkeley team travel to the Intercollegiates in the East. Finally, he reported that he had systematized the membership ledgers.
IV. Ranking Report
First Vice President Yost reported that season rankings would be computed after the NCSRA championship was complete and that results would be mailed to members at the time that next season’s request for renewal was made.
He explained that a number of difficulties were beginning to emerge in the ranking procedures.
For example in many cases:
First-time winners lost out to frequent runners-up as rankings were based on a point for each victory type of format. In addition, recent changes in the age categories for veterans had resulted in problems. In the NCSRA case, there just were not enough players in all age groups and classifications to assure a large enough draw. Suggestions were solicited.
Later in the meeting, Vice President Yost asked to determine a “sense of the meeting” about how rankings should be computed. It was the sense of the meeting that Major tournament. (Note 1) should count more than Minor tournaments.
Bill Anderson requested that rankings be considered in seeding players in tournaments. Vice President Yost requested that any obvious misclassifications encountered say, in league play, be brought to the Executive Committee’s attention.
V. League Report
Vice President Lau reported that the past league season had been quite successful with more teams and few defaults. He was particularly pleased to report that there had been an active Women’s League with five teams, and Stanford University had entered teams in various leagues. He was very appreciative of the efforts of the league chairpersons for their assistance (Note 2).
Concurrently with this growth, the past season had seen the beginnings of some new problems.
1) with six leagues (A, B, C, D, B Vet, and Women), two leagues played on the same evening on two of the four league evenings. This produced more of a demand for court-time which could be irritating to nonteam members.
2) large leagues, e.g., the C League, had intense schedules which could aggravate the situation further. Perhaps the C League should split into East and West divisions like the D League.
3) instances of long travel time for matches were becoming more frequent with courts ranging from Palo Alto to Berkeley and members living and working anywhere from Marin to Orinda to Sunnyvale.
(Note 1) Presently there are ten major tournaments. Each of the six PCSRA member associations chooses one. The remaining four are the Pacific Coast, the Pacific Northwest, the California State, and the Labatt’s Tournament; the location of these four varies from year to year and from association to association.
(Note 2) Cathy Cramer, Women; Roger Willis and David Brown, Juniors, D; Bob Howell, C; Ross Ziegler, B; Bill Garratt, B Vets; and John Lau, A.
VI. Presidential Report
President Tepper reported that the Yearbook had been and distributed a little later than hoped for, but felt that the final product was a good one. Polly Fox had done an enormous amount of work in preparing the Annual Yearbook, and advertising revenue had been $590. He encouraged contributors for next year’s yearbook (i.e., league chairpersons, club representatives, and tournament directors) to prepare their copy while the season was still fresh in their minds.
77-16 MSC to commend Polly Fox for the extraordinarily fine work and the enormous amount of effort expended in producing the Yearbook
President Tepper continued with the observation that while many suggestions had been implemented (Women’s League. C Vets Division), others still required action (Summer League. refereeing clinics, junior. development for example). The Membership survey had not indicated a large decrease in squash play during the Summer.
He mentioned that NCSRA was affiliated with USWRA. Cathy Cramer reported that many women members resented the fact that the Women’s Finals were held at a different place and time than the Men’s Finals. Alan Fox, Gordon Clark, and Mike Roizen explained the reason for this decision this year.
77-17 MSC (16, 4, 2 abstentions) that NCSRA explicitly provide equal treatment. to members of each sex and that it actively encourage member clubs to provide equal treatment.
VII. Election of Officers
Chapin Coit reported on candidates for office in the forthcoming year. Cathy Cramer, Bob Howell, David Brown, Brett Elebash-Gibbons, and David Tepper were unopposed for the offices of Publicity, Leagues, Treasurer, Secretary, and President. In an election for the post of Ranking Vice President, Jack Sarafian defeated Steve Yost.
VIII. Miscellaneous and Adjournment
77-18 MSC to thank all past officers for their services and their contributions during the past year. Meeting adjourned about 2 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by
Emmanuel Uren, Secretary, 3/7/78
1. Ted Gross
2. Tom Dashiell
3. Paul Gessling
4. Mike Roizen
5. Jim Kilkowski
5, Sunil Mehta
5, David Tepper
5. Jim Marver
9. Andre Naniche
1. Jim Feutz
2. Alan Fox
3. Ed Marr
4. Jose Alonso
4. Floyd Svensson
6. Murray Smith
6. Spencer Johnston
1. Charlie Kieler*
2. Jim Huebner*
3. Greg Stiles
4. Kris Surano*
5. Andy Hornick
5. Rob Kritzer 7. (tie)
7, Adrian Begg
7. John Sines
7. Bill Tenneson
7, Dave White
11. Steve Marks
11. Bob Jones*
1. Bob Howell*
2. Steve Kevan*
3. Dave Jones*
4. Jon Hunt*
5. Jerry Draper* 6.
6. Ned MacDonald*
7. Vic Rauch*
8. John Windle*
9. Bob Enea*
10. John Derdivanis
11. Khan Kamal
12. Fritz Kunze
The following players advanced to Class C as tournament winners.
1. Bob Jones
2. Dan Krebs
3. Rod Jones
4. Steve Lau
5. Marc Bidart
6. Chris Wright
The following players advanced to class D as tournament finalists.
1. Jim Ross
2. Mark Jones
3. Chris Reynolds
4. Tony Bell
5. Bob Carlson
6. Larry Marum
*Must play in a higher class in future seasons.
The following players advanced to Class D as tournament semi-finalists.
Jim Frolick, Bill Garrett, Don Smith
Brett Elebash Gibbons
Several N.C.S.R.A. members distinguished themselves by earning national rankings from the U.S. Squash Racquets Association.
In Men’s Singles, Ted Gross was ranked #12 and Tom Dashiell #28.
Other notable players are Arif Sarfraz of Los Angeles #20, Chris Burrows of Seattle #17, and Rick Woolworth, who played in Northern California from Fall 1975 through Spring 1977 and now lives in New York City, #16. Murray Smith was ranked *12 in the 45’s and over Singles. Frank Smith of Monterey was ranked #3 in 60 and over Singles.
We are both happy and sad to say that Ted Gross has used his initiative, determination, and national ranking to enter the fast-growing world of squash in New York City. Since September 1978, he has been living there and teaching squash at the Uptown Racquet Club, 86th Street near Lexington. And of course, he is working on his own game. The fruits of his labors blossomed in late September when Ted won the Class A title at the Slazenger Summer Open in Philadelphia over a strong field of nationally ranked players. While we wish Ted continued success and good luck, it is always sad to see a top player (or any squash player) leave the area, particularly when he learned the game here among us.
Two other NCSRA players distinguished themselves in New York squash circles this past season.
As Northern California winners in the Insilco National B/C Championships, Jim Huebner (B) and Bob Jones (C), products of the Fresno squash scene, were sponsored by Insilco to a weekend in New York. There they joined fifteen other regional winners to determine a national champion in each class. Jim lost in round one of the B’s but he scored several good wins to capture the Consolation crown, while Bob advanced all the way to the C final before losing. This was quite an impressive performance by two newcomers to the game.
The University of California Squash Racquets Club led by Coach Dick Crawford once again sent a six-man team to compete in the National Intercollegiate SRA Championships held at Princeton University in New Jersey.
A strong Princeton squad won the title, with 34 points, followed Harvard and Western Ontario.
The Cal team finished with 11 points, tying Amherst for a thirteenth place out of more than 30 participating teams.
The best match was played by Jim Huebner in the first round who took Tom Page,1977 National Men’s Champ to five games before losing. Cal also was able to squeeze in several dual matches against universities in the New York City area.
Cal also got on the national intercollegiate squash map by hosting the first Western States Intercollegiate Squash Championship. Organized by Cal’s Coach Dick Crawford, the tournament succeeded in attracting players from several different schools along the Pacific Coast. Cal’s Paul Gessling won this first-time event, an event which will hopefully grow in participation and prominence.
PACIFIC COAST SQUASH RACQUETS ASSOCIATION
1978/79 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Seattle Seafair Tournament, Tennis World, Seattle, WA., Aug. 4-6
Fall Pat Easter Invitational, Tennis World, Seattle, WA. Sept. 15-17
Inland Empire Championships, Spokane, WA., Sept, 22-24
Harbor Center Squash Club Invitational, Victoria, BC, Oct. 6-8
Tower Invitational, Tower Squash Club, Calgary, Alberta, Oct. 6-8
Joe Ginet Invitational, Fresno YMCA, Fresno, California, Oct. 6-8
*Oregon State Singles Champs, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR. Oct. 13-15
Olympic Club “C-D” Invitational; Olympic Club, San Francisco, CA., Oct. 13-15
Venice Squash Club Championships, Venice, California, Oct. 20-22
Golden Bear Open, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 20-22
*Washington State Championships, College Club, Seattle, WA. Oct. 20-22
Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Champs. Vancouver, BC, Nov. 3-5
South Bay Champs, South Bay Club, Los Angeles, CA., Nov. 3-5
Ralfe Miller Championships, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA., Nov. 3-5
Alberta Singles Champs, MacLeod Trail, Calgary, Alberta, Nov. 3-5
*Pacific Northwest Singles Championships, Victoria, BC, Jan. 10-12
*Labatts Tourn. of Squash Champions, Jericho Club, Vancouver, BC. Jan. 17-19
Winter club “C-D”, Winter Club, Calgary, Alberta, Jan. 17-19
Oregon State Doubles, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, Oregon, Jan. 17-19
San Diego Invitational, San Diego, CA. Jan. 17-19
BC Doubles Champs., Vancouver Racquet Club, Vancouver, BC, Jan. 24-26
West, Can. Jr. Age Group Champs, Evergreen Squash Club, Vancouver, BC, Jan. 24-26
University Club of San Francisco Championships, San Francisco, CA., Dec. 1-3
Boodles British Gin Invitational Doubles, University Club of SF, Dec. 8-10
Seattle Tennis Club Invitational, Seattle Tennis Club, Seattle, WA., Dec. 8-10
Richmond Squash Club Invitational, Richmond, BC, Dec. 8-10
University Club of Los Angeles Championships, Los Angeles, CA. Dec. 8-10
Pacific Coast Doubles Champs., Vancouver Racquet Club, Vancouver, BC, Jan. 5-7
Pacific Coast Doubles Vets and Srs, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR. Jan. 5-7
Pacific NW Jr. Age Group Champs, Racquet Club of Victoria, BC, Jan. 5-7
Jericho Tennis Club Invitational, Jericho Club, Vancouver, BC, Jan. 12-14
St. Johns Invitational, St. Johns Squash Club, Calgary, Alberta, Jan. 12-14
Squash Club Int’l Champs, Squash Club Int’l, Los Angeles, CA. Jan. 12-14
Olympic Club Invitational, Olympic Club, San Francisco, CA., Jan. 19-21
Washington Athletic Club Invitational, Washington Athl. Club, Seattle, WA. Jan. 19-21
W. Canadian Singles Champs, Hollyburn Country Club, Vancouver, BC. Jan. 26-28
Alberta Open Singles Champs, Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton, Alberta, Jan 24-28
University of British Columbia “C-D” Tournament, Vancouver, BC, Feb. 2-4
Winter Pat Easter Invitational, Tennis World, Seattle, WA. Feb. 2-4
Cate School Championships, Carpinteria, CA. Feb. 2-4
*California State Championships, Los Angeles, CA. Feb. 9-11
Winter Club “B and C,” Winter Club, Calgary, Alberta, Feb. 9-11
Seattle City Tournament, Tennis World, Seattle, WA. Feb. 9-11
U.S. Nat’l Singles and Team Champs, Multnomah Athletic Club, Portland, OR., Feb. 16-19
Shawnigan Lake Invitational, Shawnigan Lake, BC, Feb. 23-25
Canadian National Singles Championships, Vancouver, BC, Feb. 23-25
Western States Intercollegiates, Harmon Gym, Berkeley, CA., Mar. 2-4
Washington State Junior Champs, Seattle Tennis World, Seattle, WA., Mar. 2-4
Northern Calif. Champ.s, Peninsula Squash Club, San Mateo, CA., Mar. 2-4
Calgary Open, Brae Glen, Calgary, Alberta, Mar. 2-4
National Intercollegiates, West Point, New York, Mar. 2-4
Lapham Cup and Grant Trophy Matches, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mar. 8-10
*Pacific Coast Squash Racquets Assoc.n Champs, University Club of SF, Mar. 8-10
Manta Invitational, Richmond Road, Calgary, Alberta, Mar. 16-18
*Southern California Championships, Venice Club, Los Angeles, CA. Mar. 16-18
*B. C. Champs, Vancouver Racquet Club, Vancouver, BC, Mar. 23-25
BC Jr. Champs, Vancouver Racquet Club, Vancouver, BC, Mar. 23-25
W. Can. Dbles Champs, Vancouver LTB Club, Vancouver, BC, Mar. 23-25
Edmon. Open Sngls and AB Open Dbls, Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton, AB, Mar. 23-25
Aristos Club Championships, Aristos Club, Tijuana, Mexico, Mar. 30-31
U.S. National Doubles Championships, New York City, NY, Mar. 30-31
Tom Byrne Women’s Open, Venice Squash Club, Los Angeles, CA., Apr. 14-15
THE TOURNAMENT SEASON
The 1978-79 season began, as it has for the past several years with the Joe Ginet Invitational, played at three clubs years in warm, sunny Fresno. The swimming pool at the Club combined with the Saturday night cookout at Len DeFendis’ ranch has made this tournament a must for many both Northern and Southern California.
Friday action saw Sunil Mehta squeeze by Paul Gessling 16-15 in the fifth game. Sunil then upset LA’s Carl Mersola before falling to defending champ, Jim Kilkowski, in the semi-finals. The other semi saw Ted Gross sorely pressed to get by Mike Roizen in five games. Ted then defeated Jim in four games for the title.
The Ralfe Miller Invitational was highlighted by a rare tournament appearance from Alex Eichmann, many times winner of this event as well as having won six State and four Coast Championships. Since turning pro to run his Peninsula Squash Club, Alex’s competitive outings have become infrequent and there was some doubt whether he, approaching his fortieth birthday, could hold his own over the course of a tournament weekend with the younger players.
The early round play proved to be routine, with the improved play of Paul Gessling a notable exception. Paul, in the first of several good tournament outings, defeated Sunil Mehta and Jim Kilkowski to reach the semis where he fell to Tom Dashiell in straight games.
Eichmann, after dropping a game to Mike Roizen in an early round, met in the other semi with Ted Gross as his opponent. It was close for a while, but Alex was making Ted do too much of the running. His volleying shot-making produced a 16-14, 15-11, 15-6 win.
The Sunday morning semis and the afternoon finals presumedly favored Dashiell, but in the end, he, not Eichmann, was worse for wear physically. Experience had taught Alex how to pace himself and he recovered from trailing (7-15). 15-6, (10-15) to win the last two games 15-8, 15-9.
The University Club Invitational produced the first of many Dashiell-Gross finals of the year. The players progressed to the final without too much trouble, each defeating their semi-final opponents in straight games. Before falling in the semis to Dashiell, Sunil Mehta had a notable five-game win over Jim Kilkowski while Paul Gessling repeated his Ralfe Miller win over Mike Roizen before losing to Ted Gross.
In the final, Gross able to hold his court position with volleying and the use of accurate rails, keeping Dashiell deep in the court for much of the match. Once this pattern was established, Dashiell was on the defense, retrieving just to stay in the point, and Gross won in four games.
The Olympic Club Invitational had the same basic flavor as the earlier University Club event. Karna Ghorpude, a native of India studying in San Diego, made his first N.C.S.R.A. appearance and played well to reach the semis, where he fell to Ted Gross in straight games. Paul Gessling again made the semis but again lost in three to Tom Dashiell.
The Gross-Dashiell final was more closely contested than at the University Club.
Gross won the first game 15-9 and squeezed by in the second 16-14. He then seemed to tire as Dashiell began to step up the pace of the match, winning the next two games 18-15, 15-11. With the chips down in the fifth and final game,, Gross recovered to win his second consecutive Olympic Club crown by the score of 15-11.
The California State Championships were held for the time at San Mateo’s, Peninsula Squash Club. Defending champ, Arif Sarfraz made the trip up from Los Angeles and befitting his reputation, topped the seedings, ahead of Ted Gross, Tom Dashiell, and Paul Gessling. The seedings held. with all four players making the Semis. Earlier in the tournament, Gessling played a hotly-contested five–game match finally overcoming Mike Roizen.
The semi-finals were two fine contested squash matches.
Gessling showed his continued improvement against Gross, surging to a 2–1 lead before fading to Gross who captured games four and five, 15–6, 15-9, to close out the match.
The Sarfraz-Dashiell match was a nip and tuck affair. Sarfraz is a very intriguing player to watch. He has great racquet control and a flair for making spectacular winners. This is combined with a deceptively casual manner, as he seems to play his best when coming from behind. He lost the first game (7-15), won the second 15-9. Dashiell opened up a small lead late in the third, but Sarfraz picked up the tempo and won 15-14. This was the turning point as Dashiell could no longer threaten Sarfraz, who won the fourth 15-12.
Occasionally two good semi-finals are followed by a dull, routine final found.
This was not the case here.
The final produced the best match of the tournament. After splitting the first two games, Gross slowed the pace down and won the third easily as Sarfraz appeared to lose focus, making several bad errors. After the break, play resumed in the fourth game with Sarfraz playing a more aggressive, assertive game. Bot, Gross was able to stay with him as the score went to 13 all, and then 4 all, set five.
On match point for Gross, game point for Sarfraz, Arif saved it all with a volleyed forehand three-wall that nicked! Gross never really recovered from that shot and Arif, taking an early lead, won the game, match, and his second California State title 15-10 in the fifth.
The Northern California Championships capped another fine season of seasonal activity and provided some measure of revenge for the winner, Tom Dashiell.
Ted Gross, Seattle’s Chris Burrows, Dashiell, and Mike Roizen were the seeds. Only Roizen, who held on to beat John Lau in five, was troubled in reaching the semis. There he fell in three straight to Gross.
The other semi matched Dashiell’s game of retrieving and patience against Burrows‘ power and shot-making. For the entire match, Tom was able to cover the court well due to his fitness and won in five to notch a good win over a fine player.
Dashiell was able to sustain his momentum and confidence into the final round. Despite dropping the first game to Gross, (15-18), he was able to get back into the match by establishing better court position and forcing Gross to commit uncharacteristic errors. Throwing in a few hard serves to keep Gross off balance, Dashiell won the next three games 15-12, 15-10, 15-6. This marked the fourth consecutive time Tom has won this tournament.
This class represented one of the most evenly balanced classes of the season as five players won titles in six of the tournaments. Only Jim Feutz, competing for the first time in the class, was able to score two tournament wins.
Alan Fox was first out of the gate, winning in Fresno. He was able to withstand a come-from-behind charge by Peck Lau to win the final, 15-13 in the fifth.
At the Ralfe Miller, home-clubber (again!) Jose Alonso reached his first A35 final by defeating Larry Chargin and Dan Morgan where he faced Ed Marr, the winner of the other semi who defeated Alan Fox, 18-15 in the fifth. In the finals, after splitting two tight games (17-18), 16-15, Jose gained control of the match and won 15-8, 15-9.
Floyd Svensson showed that even at age 55 he is still a tough customer by winning the University Club crown. His victims were Fox, Marr, and Murray Smith, who was pressed to five games by Jim Feutz in their semi-final.
Jim Feutz continued to improve as he scored several good wins to capture the Olympic Club tournament. He beat Svensson in four, LA’s Dave Body in five, and went another five against Ed Marr to win the final.
Dave Body, a player versatile in many racquet sports, focused on his squash game for one weekend, as he came up from Los Angeles and went home with the Cal State winner’s trophy in his bag. He won a very exciting five-game final over Blair Sadler, a nationally ranked East Coaster now living in San Diego. Losing semi-finalists were Murray Smith and Spencer Johnston.
Feutz showed he was the best of the locals as he defeated Ed Marr and then Alan Fox for the NorCal title. Alan advanced to the final with wins over Murray Smith and Mike McNally.
The 1977-78 season saw four players advance from B to A, the largest number of players to advance in any one season so far.
Charlie Kieler was the first to earn his Class A stripes. after arriving in San Francisco via Williams College and a teaching stint at the Deerfield Academy. Charlie opened the season rallying from a two-game to none deficit to win the Joe Ginet Class D final over Rob Kritzer.
Kris Surano‘s home court advantage was too much for Charlie and everyone else as he justified his number one seeding to capture the Ralfe Miller title. It was here when Kieler was ahead 2-1 at the break before Surano turned things around to win the five-game final.
Kieler gained his revenge at the University Club where he turned the tables on Surano to win the title in four games. Losing semi-finalists were Andy Hornick and Jim Huebner.
At the Olympic Club Invitational, the same Jim Huebner, playing his first winter of tournament squash, won his first N.C.S.R.A. title. An 18-17 fifth game upset win over Surano in the quarterfinals was the key match as Jim handled Dave White in the semis and Adrian Begg in the finals without the loss of a game. Adrian had several good wins, to reach his first N.C.S.R.A. final.
Huebner showed that this was no fluke as he captured the Cal State crown. His victims included Steve Marks, John Sines, and, in a four-game final, Greg Stiles.
Stiles liked reaching the finals so much he did it the very next tournament, the NorCal Championships. He gained the finals without the loss of a game, while his opponent, Bill Tenneson, had to endure three five-game matches. Bill got to play yet another five-game match, but that was all he had as Greg won the title.
Kieler and Huebner were joined in Class A by Surano and Bob Jones. Kris picked up his second B win at Cate School, while Bob. a newcomer from Fresno who started the season in class D, won the Southern Cal title to move into A.
As every Class C player knows, the winner of a C tournament must immediately move up to Class B – a class that no defending champions and each tournament is wide open. The seedings usually take a beating, and reaching the semis of one tournament is no guarantee you will perform well in the next.
With that being said, Bob Howell wasted no time at the Joe Ginet Invitational, summarily mowing down his three opponents without coming close to losing a game. Newcomer Ned MacDonald showed good style to reach the finals.
Cal players always seem to play their best on their home courts and this year’s Ralfe Miller proved no exception as three of the four semi-finalists were U.C.S.R.C. players. The final was all Cal. Steve Kevan, who was a five-game winner over Jerry Draper in the semis, defeated Vic Rauch, the other semi-final winner over Khan Kamal (17-18). 15-11, 15-11, (17-18), 18-17), in three games for the title.
The University Club Invitational produced an all Cal final again. Vic Rauch was still looking to win a game in a C final after he lost once more in three, this time to Dave Jones, who was extended to five games in three matches just to reach the final.
Twenty-eight players filled out the Olympic Club draw. John Windle looked strong as he advanced to the final in the top half of the draw. Jon Hunt emerged from the bottom half via a semi-final win over Fritz Kunze but then proceeded to disappoint John Windle and his home club fans by handing John a (13-15), 15-11, 15-11, 15-5 loss. in the finals.
Jerry Draper brought show honor back to the Olympic Club as he captured the Cal State title in a five-game victory over Jim Ruxin of Los Angeles. Losing semi-finalists from the host Peninsula club were Ravi Ramnarayan and Tony Bell.
At the NorCals, Ned MacDonald got a second chance to move to Class B as a tournament winner. This time he made the most of it as he erased a two-game to none deficit and went on to defeat Bob Enea in five games for the title.
To show the balance of this class, it is worth noting that three players, who competed in this class, had reached three finals and two semis during the course of the season and were unable to win a single tournament title.
Class D is like a revolving door. Some players just seem to move right on through it, while others are caught around and around for quite some time.
Fresno’s Bob Jones gave an indication of things to come (winning Class D, C, and B tournaments in one season) by winning his hometown Joe Ginet Invitational. Losing finalist was Jim Ross.
That home court advantage struck again at the Ralfe Miller Invitational as Cal’s Dan Krebs won five matches to reach the final with the loss of only one game. Clubmate Mark Jones put up more resistance in the finals but lost to Dan in five.
The University Club also had two Cal players in the final. In fact, a Jones also won in five games. But this time it was Rod Jones over Chris Reynolds.
Cal produced yet another winner at the Olympic Club. Steve Lau showed he intends to follow in his older brother John‘s footsteps by defeating a more experienced Tony Bell, 15-13 in the fifth game of the finals.
Referring home court advantage, four Peninsula Club players reached the semis while their home club hosting the Cal States. Once there, Mark Bidart beat Jim Cowan while Bob Carlson defeated Harry Verby. In the finals, Bidart lost the first two games (6-15), (13-15), stormed back by winning the next two, 18-16, 18-17 (apparently breaking Carlson’s spirit in the process) and waltzed home in the fifth, 15-6.
The NorCals produced another five-game cliff hanger in the finals. Chris Wright captured the first tournament for a Stanford Club member as he hung on to beat Larry Marum. were (16-18), 17-14, 15-3, (13-15), 15-13.
N.C.S.R.A. women’s play was dominated by a greatly improved Brett Elebash Gibbons. She reached the final of the six tournaments she entered and won four of those finals. She had no losses to any other N.C.S.R.A. players.
Brett‘s first defeat was a 3-0 loss to LA’s Stacy Park in the Joe Ginet finals. Stacy is another improved player whose talents have flourished under the coaching of Tom Byrne.
At the Ralfe Miller, a record 26 women turned out to play. Brett had her first big win here as she defeated top-ranked Candy Neville in the quarters, Evelyn Kavaler in the semis, and second-ranked Sarah Muyskens in the finals. Sarah had an exciting four-game win over Sally McIntosh in her semi-final.
Stacy defeated Brett once again at the University Club Invitational but had to go five games to do so. Connie Elliott and Candy Neville were losing semi-finalists.
At the Olympic Club Invitational, Brett was clearly the class of the field as she defeated Cathy Cramer in the semis and Candy Neville in the finals without the loss of a game. New Bay Area resident, Pat Fleischauer, was the other semi-finalist.
The Cal State boasted perhaps the strongest women’s field in N.C.S.R.A. squash history. Brett recovered from a two-game to none deficit to score her first win over Stacy Park in one semis. The other semi found Margarite Montalbano, past Pacific Coast and Pacific Northwest Champ, paired against former women’s Intercollegiate Champ, Nancy Gengler. Nancy won, a great match 18-17 in the fifth game. But, she could not do it again as Brett, playing with confidence on her home courts, scored her biggest win so far, defeating Nancy in four games,
Pat Fleischauer almost put an end to Brett’s winning streak in the NorCal finals. She captured the first game and moved to lead in the second before Brett started hitting more sharply and cutting down on her errors allowing her to take control of the match, She won in four games.
An increasing number of women players over the last few seasons has led to a more established Class B. Shaye Hester won the B round-robin at the University Club and was the winner in the twelve players draw at the Cal States as well. She defeated Jody Howell in the finals. Sharon McAllister got a victory defeating Joy Thomas for the B title at the Olympic Club Invitational Final. The NorCals had eleven entrants. Judy Barro was the winner over Carol Gross.
THE GOOD OLD BOYS
The changing of age groupings from Vets (40 plus) and Seniors (50 plus) to 35, 45, and 50 plus classes created a bit of confusion as some tournaments did, and some did not, adhere to the P.C.S.R.A. guidelines. But there were no problems, as we all know these classes are played for fun and enjoyment, nobody cares who wins or losses, nobody worries about their ranking–right?
Fresno staged a B35 and a B50. Tournament director Jack Sarafian found enough time to sneak in a few of his own matches and managed to take home a little hardware too as he topped Steve Yost in the five-game final of the B35.
In the B50, Bill Garratt went five in the semis against Leo Frick and then downed Herb Fischbach in four for the title. Herb had wins over Hugh LaRue and Gordon Clark en route to the final.
The Ralfe Miller featured a B35 and a B45. Dick Crawford was another tournament director with a little spare time on his hands who used it well to win the B35s. He went four against Bob Howell in the semis going a full five before topping Ross Ziegler in the finals. Bill Anderson played quite well in the older division as he defeated John Derdwanis, Jim Frolik, and runner-up Jack Sarafian with the loss of only one game.
The University Club offered 40 and 50 plus classes. It made no difference to Jack Sarafian as he stroked his way to another title by defeating Bob Howell in the five-game final round match. In the fifty and over, General “Fly” Flanagan and Bill Anderson were the seeded players to beat. Bill Garratt took care of Flanagan in one semi, but Anderson beat Jim Frolik in the other. Anderson then edged Garratt in another live-game final.
At the Olympic Club Invitational, Spencer Johnston made one of his increasingly rare appearances. While the lure of racquetball has drawn him away from squash, Spencer managed to win the B35s without too much trouble. He edged OC clubmate Ross Ziegler in five before taking the finals from Bob Howell in three straight.
In the B45s it boiled down to another Yost-Sarafian final (107 at last count). Steve had beaten Bill Anderson in five.just as Sarafian had gone five to beat Bill Garratt. The final was a typical encounter between these two fine stalwarts as Sarafian edged Yost 18-16 in the fifth. In the 50 plus bracket, Jim Frolik squeezed by Bill Garratt at a mere 15-12 in the fifth.
The Cal States featured a few new class wrinkles–a C35 plus and Masters 55 plus. In the B35’s, the home court advantage struck again as Bob Howell edged clubmate John Leyerzaph in four games for the title. Jack Sarafian had a little easier time getting by Steve Yost here as this final went four games also. The C35 class attracted 13 entrants as Emmanuel Uren hung on to beat Howard Maierhoffer in five games for the title. The Master’s draw of 11 players was dominated by Jim Frolik, who defeated Herb Fischbach in three for the crown.
The Norcals featured a B35, C35, B50, and a Grand Masters (almost 60 was good enough). Bob Howell added a second B35 title to his previous titles as he beat Steve Yost in a live-game semi and then took three straight from Don Smith, who had upset Jack Sarafian in the other semi. The B50 was won by Bill Anderson in four over Bill Garratt. Jim Urbanski was the class of the C35 field while Herb Fischbach won the round-robin in the Grand Masters division.
Ambitious Bill Garratt went to Seattle to play in the Pacific Coast Championship and came home a winner in the B50s, downing Jack Hepfer for the crown. Congratulations Bill!!
The hospitality of the University Club and the enthusiasm Peter Gaynor resulted in two fine doubles tournaments in the 1977-78 season. Having the only doubles court in town, or in California for that matter, the University Club is generous by making the court available for tournament practice and play to N.C.S.R.A. members.
The distributors of Boodles British Gin were quite generous also at this season’s Doubles Championship. All players entered received canvas racquet bags and pints of you know what. In addition, To add “spirit”, Boodles sponsored several top players from in and around California to compete in the event.
The top visiting teams were Chris Burrows and John Hutchinson from the Pacific Northwest, along with Denver’s Dennis Driscoll and Larry Terrell. In the early ’70s, Terrell compiled an impressive record by winning the Intercollegiates in 1970 and the National Doubles in 1972. With a recent move to Denver, and after a period of several years of squash inactivity, he is Just starting to play competitively once again. A signal of how much tougher this tournament’s draw compared to previous years was that the defending champion’s Charlie Hoeveler and Murray Smith were beaten by Burrows and Hutchinson in the first round.
One semi-final pitted two home teams, David Tepper—Ted Gross and Tom Dashiell–Bob Mueller, against each other while the other found visitings teams Burrows-Hutchinson and Driscoll-Terrell paired to produce one final team.
The Tepper-Gross vs. Dashiell-Mueller semi-final turned out to be a reprise of the January 1977 Pacific Coast final. Tepper-Gross got an early lead and dominated the match from start to finish. Burrows-Hutchinson were victors in a hard-nosed match against Driscoll-Terrel.
The final had more of the same, long, hard-hitting rallies that were found in the semi-finals. Tepper-Gross went ahead two games to one, but when Burrows-Hutchinson held game point in the fourth, a fifth game seemed to be in the offering. It was never needed as Tepper and Gross withstood the pressure to capture the fourth game in overtime and hence the match.
At the Pacific Coast, the now established team of Tepper-Gross were the favorites – the team to beat. And beaten they were as Kris Surano (wielding a very hot racquet) and the steady Paul Gessling combined to upset the defending champs in a five-game final. Their opponents in the finals were the experienced team of Chuck McGuiness and Ron Ragan, visiting from Portland. McGuiness-Ragan had reached the final by defeating the pairing of Mike Roizen-Sunil Mehta, who upset the team of Dashiell-Mueller in their semi.
McGuiness-Ragan had found themselves losing finalists on three different occasions in this tournament. This time they left the court as champions. Surano never quite caught fire, and the experience and accuracy of the Portlanders brought them a title in four games.
LAPHAM CUP–GRANT TROPHY MATCHES
by Murray Smith
San Francisco was honored in February 1978 by the United States Squash Racquets Association with the awarding of the annual Lapham Cup–Grant Trophy Matches between the U.S. and Canada. These traditional matches have been contested since 1922 and 1945, respectively, alternating between the two countries. The matches have been held only twice on the West Coast before, in Vancouver in 1969 and in Portland in 1974. Chairman Peter Gaynor and U.S. Team Captain Murray Smith. working with their committee of David Brown, John Callander. Dick Cooley, Frank McGinnis, Frank Smith, and Steve Spaulding. put together a strong event, supported financially by a total of 45 Bay Area patrons.
The U.S. team captured the Lapham singles competition handily. 11 matches to 6, and turned in a credible but losing (1-4) Grant Trophy doubles performance against the more experienced Canadian doubles players. One of the highlights of the weekend was the final match on Sunday, pitting all-time U.S. Doubles great (11 National Doubles championships, playing with five different partners!) Diehl Mateer, playing with his son Gil, who was subsequently to become 1978 National Doubles titleholder along with Tom Page, against the very strong Montrealers, Ian McAvity and Dave Hetherington. Mateer–Mateer prevailed, 15-13, (15-17), 18-17, 15-12, in an all-out match which showed a shouting and engaged international crowd doubles at its finest.
NorCal participants on the U.S. teams included Ted Gross, Tom Dashiell, Mike Roizen, Jim Marver, Floyd Svensson, Murray Smith, Frank Smith, Jack Sarafian, Walt Pettit, David Tepper, and Peter Gaynor. Southern California participants were Arif Sarfraz, Blair Sadler, David Body, and Barry Seymour.
The event was beautifully hosted by the University Club, which provided continental breakfasts, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening formal cocktail-dinner-dance and Sunday awards brunch to competitors, sponsors, and their guests. Attending and competing were both national association Presidents, A. Warren Smith, Jr., of the U.S.S.R.A. and George L. Morfitt of the C.S.R.A. All involved agreed that this Lapham-Grant was one of the most memorable of recent years.
1978 LAPHAM CUP SINGLES
1. Gil Mateer, Philadelphia, Rich Fleming, Vancouver (13-15), (9-15), 15-18, 18-16, 15-13 2. Arif Sarfraz, Los Angeles, Mike Greenwood, Victoria (9-15), 15-12, 15-5, 15-10
3. Ted Gross, Berkeley, George Morfitt, Vancouver 15-8, 15-11, 15-11
4. Tom Dashiell, San Francisco, Dave Hetherington, Toronto 15-10, (7-15), 18-16, 15-8
5. Les Harding, Seattle, Bill Hatch, Toronto 15-10, 15-7, 15-7
6. Diehl Mateer, Philadelphia, Jim Bentley, Toronto 15-13, (12-15), 15-12, 15-6
7. Chris Burrows, Seattle, Ian McAvity, Toronto 15-10, 15-12, 15-9
8. Mike Roizen, San Francisco, Phil Green, Victoria 15-6, (11-15), 17-15, (11-15), 15-5
9. Blair Sadler, La Jolla, Allan Brown, Vancouver 15-9, (8-15), (16-18), 17-16, 18-14
10. Jim Marver, Menlo Park, John Hickey, Toronto 15-11, 15-6, 15-11
11. Floyd Svensson, Orinda, Larry Barclay, Vancouver 17-16, (10-15), (13-15), 15-9, 15-7 12. Murray Smith, SF, David Foster, Vancouver 18-16, 18-15, (10-15), (12-15), 15-8
13. Fred Oman, Dallas, Michael Jackson, Vancouver 15-10, 15-11, 15-6
14. John Bennett, Salt Lake City, Roger Ovens, Vancouver 17-16, (10-15), 15-14, (5-15), 18-15. Jack Sarafian, Fresno, Joe Siegenberg, Edmonton 15-8, 18-16, 15-5
16. Lorne Webster, Toronto, Walter Pettit, San Francisco 18-17, (10-15), 15-9, 15-10
17. Prank Smith, Pebble Beach 17-15, (8-15), 15-10, 15-10, Bob Wade, Vancouver
1978 GRANT TROPHY DOUBLES
1. Diehl Mateer-Gil Mateer 15-13, (15-17), 18-17, 15-12, Ian McAvity-Dave Hetherington 2. Chuck McGinnis-Ron Ragen (13-15),15-13, (9-15,) 15-12, 16-13, Jim Bentley-Bill Hatch
3. David Tepper-Ted Gross 15-7, 15-9, 15-9, Lorne Webster-John Hickey
4. Chris Burrows-David Body, Brian Covernton-Larry Armstrong 15-13, (9-15), 15-10, (17-18), 15-9
5. Barry Seymour-Murray Smith, David Foster-Werner Forster 15-8, 15-9, (6-15), 15-11 6. Peter Gaynor-John Bennett, David Flemming-Wood-Rene Tourne 15-6, 15-11, (11-15), 15-14
7. Warren Smith-Tom Wrightson, Harry Bell-Irving-Bill Baird (13-15), 15-9, 15-3, 15-13
University Club, San Francisco, February 25th and 26th, 1974
TOURNAMENTS ON THE ROAD
Your correspondent, in the words of Duke Ellington, “Don’t get around much anymore.” But a lot of other N.C.S.R.A. players still do and manage to make it worth their while more than occasionally. Results filter back to the locals irregularly. Our apologies to anyone’s achievements we have overlooked.
In Southern California, the season opened with the Venice Club Invitational. Dashiell, Mehta, and Gessling reached the semis, but the winner was LA’s Arif Sarfraz, who first defeated Dashiell and then Mehta in the finals. Sarfraz also won the LA University Club title defeating Gessling in the final.
At Cate School, Kris Surano moved to Class A by defeating Jim Huebner in the B finals.
At the Southern California Championships, it was an all-NorCal final with Tom Dashiell having a fine win over Sarfraz in the semi while Gross had likewise, defeating visiting New Yorker, Larry Franklin. Ted was on top of his game in the final. defeating Tom for the third time (out of four) during the season. Bob Jones played well to win the B’s.
In the Pacific Northwest, Ted Gross scored a big victory defeating Richard Fleming in the finals of the Washington State Championship. It was the first class A tournament victory by an N.C.S.R.A. player in that part of the squash world since Alex Eichmann won the Pacific Coast held in Vancouver in 1970.
The travel distance to Boston cut down N.C.S.R.A. participation in the U.S. Nationals. Dashiell and Gross tried their luck in the singles but as “luck” would have it, found themselves drawn against highly seeded players Mario Sanchez of Mexico and Canadian Vic Harding in the first round. They played well, Gross taking a game off Harding, but they just in over their heads. Sanchez made the finals, Harding the semis.
Later in the season, Mike Roizen and Jim Marver played on the Pacific Coast team reaching the semifinals before falling to defending champs, Mexico. Other Coast players distinguished themselves as. Vancouver’s George Morfitt won the 40’s, Seattle’s Les Harding won the 45’s, and Dick Daly, also of Seattle, won the 55’s.
The Pacific Coast Championships, held in Seattle, were a disappointment for N.C.S.R.A. players.
Dashiell was upset in the first round while Gross lost in the semis to a “hot” Chris Burrows.
Burrows held a match point before losing in the finals to Pat Richardson of Vancouver. The best showing by N.C.S.R.A. players was in the B45 class where Steve Yost reached the semis and Ed Marr the finals. Both fell to the ever-youthful George Smith of Vancouver.
PACIFIC COAST SQUASH RACQUETS ASSOCIATION RANKINGS
1. Ted Gross, Berkeley
2. Pat Richardson, Vancouver
3. Chris Burrows, Tacoma
3. Tom Dashiell, San Francisco
3. Al McKeown, Portland
6. Arif Sarfraz, Los Angeles
7. Richard Fleming, Vancouver
7. Mike Greenwood, Victoria
7. Stephen Lawton, Calgary
Paul Gessling, Berkeley
1. Les Harding, Seattle
2. Dick Radloff, Seattle
3. Blair Sadler, San Diego
4. Dave Body, Los Angeles
4. Jim Feutz, Berkeley
6. Myron Curtis, Los Angeles
6. Dick Daly, Seattle
6. Alan Fox, San Francisco
6. Mike Jackson, Vancouver
6. George Morfitt, Vancouver
Larry Barclay, Vancouver, Dan Dudas, Los Angeles, Spencer Johnson, San Francisco
Dick Keefe, Seattle, Ed Marr, San Francisco, Chuck McGinnis, Portland.
Mike McNally, Fresno, Brooks Ragen, Seattle, Barry Seymour, Pasadena
Murray Smith, San Francisco
1. Larry Barclay, Vancouver
2. Dick Daly, Seattle
3. Tom Owens, Seattle
4. Floyd Svensson, Orinda
4. Tom Wrightson, Portland
Darrell Grything, Seattle, Arthand Santilli, Portland
1. Brett Buckley, Portland
2. Peter Leach, Portland
3. Bob Jones, Fresno
3. Jim Huebner, Berkeley
3. Randy Labbe, Portland
6. Howard Barker, Portland
6. Alan Keady, Calgary
6. Charlie Kieler, San Francisco
6. Larry LaBossier, Seattle
Stewart Dixon, Calgary, Ian Gordon, Pasadena, Tom Hulme, Portland, Barry Stewart, Vancouver, Greg Stiles, Sunnyvale
1. Larry LaBossier, Seattle
2. Martin Kaffka, Vancouver
3. Bob Howell, Burlingame
4. Roy Phillips, Seattle
5. Keith Barker, Portland
6. Ken Hoyt, Fresno
7. Jerry Jones, Portland
8. Dave Hebb, Vancouver
8. Jack Korbel, Venice
8. John Leyerzaph, San Mateo
8. Don Smith, Atherton
8. Elliott Walters, Seattle
8. Gordon Woodhouse, Seattle
Jeff Alden, Portland, Alec Anderson, Los Angeles, Hank Bruce, San Francisco
Jerry Boerner, Venice, Coley Carlson, Seattle, Jack Sarafian, Fresno
Steve Yost, San Francisco
1. George Smith, Vancouver
2. Steve Yost, San Francisco
3. Ed Marr, San Francisco
4. Jack Sarafian, Fresno
5. Elliott Walters, Seattle
6. Bill Hallin, Seattle
6. Bud Fields, Portland
6. Don Smith
6. Dan Williams
1. Bill Garratt, San Francisco
2. Jack Hepfer, Seattle
2. Bill Anderson, Berkeley
2. George Smith, Vancouver
5. Hugh LaRue, San Francisco
6. Meredith Smith, Seattle
6. Fred Wilson, Portland
8. Jim Frolik, San Francisco
8. Harry Groth, Portland
8. Spud Nicholson, Vancouver
1. Simon Ostler, Seattle
2. Mike Kuratli, Portland
2. John McCaw, Seattle
4. Jerome Draper, San Francisco
5. B. Christian, Seattle
5. Dave Jones, Berkeley
5. Dave Jubitz, Portland
5. Terry Leonard, Calgary
5. John Windle, San Francisco
10. Jeff Alden, Portland
Ian Bell, Calgary Eric Barclay, Vancouver Terry Eagle, Santa Barbara John Gardiner, Portland T. Johnson, Seattle Victor Rauch, Berkeley Jim Ruxin, Los Angeles
1. Mark Pagon, Seattle
2. James Alderman, Portland
3. Danny Baer, Calgary
3. Marc Bidart, San Francisco
3. John Day, Portland
3. Rod Jones, Berkeley
3. Bob Miller, Portland
3. Mike Strong, Berkeley
3. Raymond Weber, Seattle
Black Bob Carlson, San Mateo Bart Fite, Seattle John Gardiner, Portland David Lewall, Calgary, Mark Mose, Venice Chris Reynolds, Berkeley Peter Richter, Portland
1. Sue Grimsdick, Vancouver
2. Margaurite Montalbano, Venice
3. Jane Cartmel, Vancouver
3. Leslie Crow, Seattle
5. Brett Gibbons, San Mateo
5. Stacy Park, Venice
7. Beryl Paton, Calgary
8. Nancy Gengler, San Diego
8. Sue Rose, Seattle
Dorothea Harding, Seattle, Joyce Hogan, Baltimore, Fay Widmer, Calgary
1. Ann Witsel, Portland
2. Shaye Hester, San Francisco
3. Carol Robertson, Portland
4. Jan Newler, Seattle
5. Lisa Eng, Vancouver
5. Diane Stinson, Calgary
7. Rosanna Leman, Vancouver
7. Angela Hendrie, Vancouver
7. Jody Howell, San Mateo
7. Andrea Katz, Seattle
7. Ann Newlands, Portland
7. Susan Ritchie, Calgary
7. Joy Thomas, San Francisco
Mary Jane Donaldson, Carol Foran, G. Guigart, Donna Hagerman, Calgary, Raija Hannam Helen Hazen, Portland, Kathy Luster
1. Donna Kuratli, Portland
2. Sue Goesling, Seattle
3. Sarah Follen, Portland
3. Randi Freidig, Seattle
3. Helen Hazen, Portland
3. Mary Barnes Madden, Portland
7. Kathi Beck, Seattle
8. L. Clark
8. Cam Dick, Portland
8. Jan Dolan, Portland
8. Paige Powell, Portland
by John Lau
Of all of the League teams in NorCal, the A League is distinctly unique in that there are only three teams participating. If the League Chairman chose to do so, the League would have had had only three weeks of play and that would be that. But A players thrive on the competition and try to play as much as possible to display and hone their squash skills–the constant quest for improvement. As a result, the three teams played each other on four different occasions during the season.
Needless to say, there is quite an intense intimacy among the players represented by the Olympic Club, the Peninsula Club, and the U.C.S.R.C. It’s a league where everyone knows each other’s game, where the home courts really have no bearing on the outcome, and the margin of winning is determined by the individual psyche.
The year was characterized by the steady performance of the Peninsula Club, the strong second half season play by the Olympians, and the auspicious start by the U.C.S.R.C. which was followed by a not so auspicious second half.
The much-deserved winner of the A League was the Peninsula Club–a team which included such stalwarts as Alex Eichmann, Sunil Mehta, David Tepper, Jim Marver, Andre Naniche, Greg Stiles and Dan Morgan.
by Cathy Cramer
This first year of NorCal Women’s League went very well indeed. Five teams participated–Bay Club, JCC, Peninsula, and two teams from UC-Berkeley–with 35 players joining in the fun.
The fall round was both a chance to meet new people and the beginnings of what promises to be a long (but friendly) rivalry between the Peninsula Club and Cal’s #1 team.
In the season opener, Peninsula defeated the U.C.S.R.C. team by a score of 3-2, particularly fine play coming from Brett Gibbons, Raija Hannam, and Lorrie Croze. The second meeting of these two teams produced the same 3-2 result.
Meanwhile, the JCC and Cal #2 teams, composed mainly of novice and B players, were gaining valuable experience and trying hard to stay out of the basement standing. The fall round ended with the Cal #1 team squeaking past Peninsula by one point.
With Spring came the addition of the Bay Club to the second round of play. The JCC players established themselves firmly in third place with a resounding 5-0 defeat of the Cal #2 Team, with Shaye Hester and Joan Barkan scoring decisive victories. In their third and final confrontation, the tables turned for Peninsula, the Cal # 1 Women winning by 3-2 to clinch the title.
Captained by Evy Kavaler, the UCSRC team included Cathy Cramer, Barbara Guthrie, Caren Shiozaki, Lindsey Walker, and Jill Yokomizo.
Bay Club (half season)
Finally, my thanks to all the captains, organizers, and players who made this first year of Women’s League a lot of fun.
by Bob Howell
The 1977-78 C League season reflected the growth in numbers and quality of squash in the Bay Area. The season began with 86 players sorted out on 8 teams. This number increased with the addition of a Stanford team entry and numerous graduates from the D ranks. The schedule was ambitious, providing each team with 14 matches plus a playoff. The team captains cooperated in following Czar John Lau‘s system of match reporting, and a little zest was added to the matches by the resulting reports on the standings. Through it all, in spite of the consistently close competition, and the demanding schedule, there was little friction, and the teams produced some very high-quality matches for the C level.
The Grads and Varsity at the University of California began the season with a rush and held the early lead until the Grad’s Steve Kevan and the Varsity’s Dave Jones were elevated to the Bs because of their Fall tournament wins. The two early leaders were caught by the Peninsula Squash Club #1 team, which entered the second half of the season looking like the team to beat. However, they were weakened with the loss of Jon Hunt to the Bs on the strength of his victory in the Olympic Club tourney, and by a fateful night when only one team member was available for match play.
The second half ended in a tie between Peninsula 1 and the Cal Grads, with the Cal Staff 1 point behind, and Peninsula 2 two points off the pace.
In the playoff, the Peninsula 1 team of John Sines, Ross Williams, Marc Bidart, Bob Burrows, and Sheldon Ramsay overcame the Cal Grads team of Dickon Pownall-Cray, Fritz Kunze, Chuck Pengilly, Dan Weiss, and J. Gamble.
by Roger Willis
The East Bay D League (or better known as U.C. Berkeley) was composed of three undergraduate teams, two graduate teams, and the Staff team. All matches were played on Monday nights at Harmon Gym on the UC campus.
The winning team was the #1 Graduate team, who played consistently throughout the season, winning every watch and yielding very few defaults. They won the first half outright but in the second half were tied, on the basis of total games won, by the (comparatively) Geriatric Staff team, who took full advantage of the undergraduate teams to the tune of 13-2!
The Staff Team was declared season runner-up. The undergraduate teams were most affected by changing personnel due to their early successes in the tournaments.
Dick Crawford was league chairman for the first half of the season, and his sabbatical absence in the second half probably had an effect on the unusually high rate of defaults by some of the undergraduate teams.
There was no separate women’s team this year, but there were women competing on the Staff and #2Ggraduate teams.
In the playoffs with the West Bay league, the Statt team lost to the Peninsula club 3-2, with both teams being below full strength, while the Graduate team disposed of U.C.. Med. 5-0.
In a very close final, the Graduate team just got by the team from the Peninsula Club 3-2. The winning team consisted of Larry Maru, Nike Strong (Capt.), George Evans, Martin Button, and David Sundelson. Tom Metz also played for them during the season. As is quite typical of a Berkeley graduate student organization, the team was international in nature with players coming from the U.S.A., England, and New Zealand.
by Bill Garratt
PENINSULA SQUASH CLUB WINS ’77-’78 VETS LEAGUE
OLYMPIC CLUB SECOND AGAIN!
There were four fine teams (but only four) in the Vets League this year as Cal’s Dick Crawford failed to make the starting gate with a Cal Golden Bear Team. Also missing was the omnipresent Peter Gaynor who reportedly had other duties to perform. We hope these boys are back next season as we need their personalities in League play if not their talents.
The “Power House” team from the Peninsula Squash Club handily won the Vets League Title for the 1977-78 season. Congratulations to this team!
To add spice and further confusion to Vets League play this year, the minimum age was dropped from 40 to 35 years old. The group ended up with an age range of 35 to 65–‘enuf said!
No! Not ‘enuf said? Here’s more…
In the view of this reporter, the lowering of the age minimum is an error. It did obviously improve the caliber of play by bringing in the talented 36-year-olds: Marks, Ziegler, Campodonico, Johnston, etc. However, these boys were already busy playing B League and A League! Why should the true Vets be shoved out of all play by younger guys who are already playing?
The League season was a very, very long one, lasting from October 27, 1977, to March 2, 1978.
The first round, ending in December was barely won by the Peninsula Club by only one (1) game over the Olympic Club. However, in the second round, there was no question and the round was swept solidly by the strong Peninsula Club.
The Presidio Team and the combined University Club/Pacific Club Team started weakly but both gained strength in the second round almost catching up to the Olympic Club by March.
“Stars” of the championship Peninsula Squash Club team were: Steve “Drop Shot” Marks, Bob “Legs” Howell, Emmanuel “Rubber Wrist” Uren, Marc Bidart, Jim Urbanski, Don Smith, and Bob Burrows. That is one strong team as Howell, Uren, Bidart, and Urbanski all improved tremendously during “the season. Olympian Spencer Johnston rate among this group of players as the most improved.
“Stars” of the Olympic Club Squad (“Oldies but Goodies”) were: John “Campo” Campodonico, Steve “Reverse Corner” Yost, Jack Bickel, Geoff Thomas, Ross Ziegler, Reed Foster, Spencer Johnston, and Charley Drocco.
The Presidio Team “Fighting Firebirds”: (They rejected the greatest nickname: “Wristy Wringers”) was coordinated by Craig Mandeville and Bill Strong and featured play by Bill *Giggles” Anderson, Hank Bruce, Bill Leider, Bill Strong, Joe Egan, Mike McConnell and “Fly” Flannagan. Anderson and Bruce played strong squash all season long. We shall miss the colorful General “Fly” who has retired and moved to Beaufort, South Carolina.
The combined team of the Pacific Union Club and the University Club (“Nob Hill Gang”) was coordinated and led on the court by the fighting spirit of Bob MacDonnell. There were 19–count ’em 19 — players on this team but getting a five-man team together on any one night proved difficult. Most frequently seen in action were Bob MacDonnell, John Bushby. Steve Spaulding, Jim Kirkham, John Wilson, and Jim Kempenich. MacDonnell proved the most consistent and strongest player on this team.
Congratulations to all the 63 players on the ’77-’78 Veterans League Roster. Most of the 63 played and played well, and we all look forward to the upcoming 1978-79 season.
N.C.S.R.A. AWARDS DINNER
Faced with the choice of holding the N.C.S.R.A. Awards Dinner in the same place as previous years or perhaps making a change. the Executive Committee, in its infinite wisdom, was able to do both. The Montclair Restaurant on Green Street in San Francisco, site of the last several dinners, had been sold since the March 1977 dinner and now housed Dante Benedetti’s, New Pisa, So some 75 players, friends, rivals, and squash widows enjoyed a fine evening of food, wine, and who knows what in the same place, but in a different restaurant.
Understand? If not, come to this year’s dinner and it all will be explained.
The evening is highlighted by awarding league champions their spoils. Just for the record, the following teams brought home the bacon:
Women–Univ. Cal. Squash Racquets Club
B Vets–Peninsula Club
C– (what? again?) Peninsula Club
D–U.C. Squash Racquets Club
Not to be forgotten are some other awards for special achievement:
Most Improved Player: Brett Elebash Gibbons who moved from Women’s B to Cal State Champion.
Outstanding Victory: Ted Gross by capturing the Washington State Championship, being the first N.C.S.R.A. player ever to do so.
Not to be forgotten was the N.C.S.R.A.’s own fashion plate, Mike Roizen, for his chic surgeon’s cap and aromatic weeks between washing squash attire, Mike could no longer be denied the Victor Niederhoffer Best Dressed Award.
Just think–this could be your year. See you at this year’s dinner, Saturday, March 3.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA–MEDICAL CENTER
by Joe Jezukewicz
Squash continues to thrive at the Med Center, so much so that squash players are now competing for court time with an almost suicidal group of racquetball players who insist that their game can be played on a squash-sized court.
Players from the respective sports have challenged one another in cross competition, but no matches have taken place since there has been no agreement on the ball for play.
The Med Center was active in both league and tournament play. In the league, a B and a D team were entered. The 8 teams composed of Tom Huster (Captain), Adrian Begg, Jim Holloran, Mike Bishop, Len Gordon, and Jon Hunt won the second half of the league schedule and finished in second place overall. The D team captained by Tom Bradley although being very competitive did not rank high in the standings. Members of the team included Mary Schlesinger, Ed Green, Kit Dave, Barry Sacks, Lance Carnes, and Bill Kaufman.
Two, eight-hour squash clinics were conducted at the Med Center during the spring quarter by Adrian Begg and Joe Jezukewicz. These clinics provided instruction on the basics of squash and introduced the game in fuller detail to 25 new players.
SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
by Chapin Coit, Squash Commissioner
“Another opening, another show, Another season, Here we go– Autumn-Winter-Spring–Time flies–Squash was everything”
So–reflections of the 1977-78 season are at hand. It was the usual hectic “Center season”–our ONE greatly overcrowded court trying to satisfy the growing interest and skills of so many patient players–hopefully, someday, another court in the best City location.
Now, something NEW and great to finally report–WOMEN’S SQUASH–it has achieved its deserved place with an N.C.S.R.A. Women’s League (5 teams at season end) and Women’s Classes in most N.C.S.R.A. Tournaments.
Our JCC Team had a commendable 3 won/7 lost League record, using all available and willing players, ability not the primary consideration, but to encourage skill, confidence, and interest. Your writer was privileged to be their organizer, coach, and chauffeur. For his work with our team and the Women’s League overall, Coit received a special “D.O.M. AWARD” (Distinguished Old Man??) at the end-of-the-year annual N.C.S.R.A banquet. The “Center” Women’s Team for most of the season was Shaye Hester, Joan Barkan, Marion Abbott, Kate Jessell, and Barbara Flanagan with Carol Grosz and Sharon McAllister as welcome late-season members. We also sincerely thank several others who played for the “Center” when we needed help–most of them will be future opponents with other Bay Area teams. They are Mary Campbell, Sue Davis, Connie Elliott, Charlotte Gaynor, and Mary Lowrey. Our leading individual player was Shaye Hester–won class B–S.F. University Club Invitational; won Class B–California State Championships”; won Class A Consolation–NCSRA Championships. Carol Grosz was Runner-Up. N.C.S.R.A. Class B – her first tournament!! We predict better team and individual results in the future.
We also obviously had our regular busy Men’s Season where our Class “C” team played its first N.C.S.R.A. League in faster competition than its previous D League level. Final season result showed 2 won/10 lost. Players were Marcus Byruck, Hank Bassetti, Peter Robertson, Peter Robertson, Jim Ross, Vince Lanza, Don Martin, and Fran Rowley.
Individual results tournaments:
Robertson, semis “D”, N.C.S.R.A.: Priok, semis “C”, N.C.S.R.A., Bassetti, semi-final. National C Insilco (all runner-ups); Lanza–Winner “C “Class, Olympic Club – C-D Tournament/October (as a result he must move up to Class B). Ross-Runner Up, Fresno “Joe Ginet Tournament/October.
Last report– but not least–our “Center D Class: Team N.C.S.R.A. and individual results.
This is the “genesis” of “Center” squash, where it all began many years ago and continues today with fast/furious/frustrated action, still guided by the ancient and active Chapin Coit. A willing newcomer to replace his will be warmly welcomed–if none shows, Coit would be available again!
Our N.C.S.R.A. League record, 1977-78, was 4 won-7 lost–acceptable, considering we had a 100% rebuilding year as all former: “D Class” team now play in “C” Class. Our regular practice of using all interested players continued with the usual team consisting of Sharaz Kaderali, Howard Goldberg, Fran Rowley, Tom Rauh, Chapin Coit (Captain): John Barkan, and Michael Coit. (NOTE: C. Coit, age 61, Mike Coit, age 14– only Father-Son competing on the same team in N.C.S.R.A. League.).
Individual results were minimal, no championships won–Chapin Coit/ Runner-Up, Olympic Club C-D Tournament, Class D Consolation.
Here endeth another happy and busy season–see you all for the 1978-79 season when hopefully we’ll all do better or at least try our best to reach higher levels!
by Murray Smith
The University Club’s 1977-78 squash season began in mid-September with a one-night members’ Quickie Handicap Tournament won by Fred Schurkus, with Jim Kempenich and Bill Ducas close behind.
In early October, the Club hosted, for the second year of what is hopefully becoming a fixture on the NorCal squash calendar, the Boodles Invitational Doubles.
The winners this year were David Tepper and Ted Gross, who had already established themselves as the Bay Area’s premier doubles team; runners-up were Chris Burrows and John Hutchinson of Seattle and Boise.
In November, a popular Father-Sibling tournament (John Callander entered with a daughter who proved to be one of the stronger young players in the event) was held, with Peter and Bruce Gaynor emerging as winners over Peter and Fenton Wardle.
The first week of December saw an oversubscribed and exciting exhibition match on the club’s courts between professionals Sharif Khan and Stu Goldstein, Sharif‘s current # l challenger on the North American professional scene. Stu won this one, 3-1, over Sharif apparently tired from his efforts in winning a pro tournament in Seattle over the previous weekend.
December 2-4, 1977, were the dates of the annual University Club Invitational Singles, a major Pacific Coast Squash Racquets Association ranking tournament, and Ted Gross brought his big game to this one, registering the first of several 1977-78 season victories over Tom Dashiell.
Results from the other classes were: A Vets–Floyd Svensson over Murray Smit, 3-2: B–Charlie Kieler over Kris Surano, 3-1; B-Vets– Jack Sarafian over Bob Howell, 3-2; Senior B–Bill Anderson over Bill Garratt, 3-2; C–Dave Jones over Vic Rauch, 3-0; Bob Jones over Chris Reynolds, 3-2; Ladies A–Stacy Park over Brett Gibbons, 3-2; and Ladies B–Shaye Hester (Round-RobinWinner).
Just prior to the Holidays, the competition was renewed for an intra-club cup donated back in 1933, but not played for in recent years: the Bachelors vs. Marrieds, won this time by he Marrieds, captained by Dwight Simpson. Reassessing the advantages of marital bliss were the Bachelors, led by Jake Walker.
Early in January, the Club hosted the time-honored Pacific Coast Doubles. This time the Tepper-Gross juggernaut came untracked, as Chuck McGinnis and Ron Ragen of Portland prevailed in a four-game final over dark horses Kris Surano and Paul Gessling of Berkeley.
In early February, the Club won the second annual match against the Pacific Union Club, but by a much closer score than the previous year. The second and final day of matches (33 in all), with the No. 1 match being won by Murray Smith over Sandy Walker, 3-1, was followed by a first-rate black-tie dinner-dance at the P.U. Club.
Captain for the University Club was Frank McGinnis; for the P.U. Club, Walt Pettit. A special Apparel Award, reminiscent of the annual NorCal Best Dressed Award, went to the Pacific Union’s Peter Platt, a devotee of tank suits and chest hair,
The high point of the season was the club’s hosting of the international Lapham Cup and Grant Trophy Matches contested between the United States and Canada since 1926.
Club members Peter Gaynor and Murray Smith acted as Chairman and United States Team Captain, respectively. Two days of singles competition were won handily by the U.S., 11-6, while the Canadians, more experienced in doubles, took the Grant by a surprisingly close score of 4-3. Social events included a formal dinner dance on Saturday night in the Club’s main dining room and a Sunday wrap-up brunch in the Wine Cellar.
The Club Championship was won by Paul Pringle, who defeated Steve Spaulding in the finals, 3-0. Class B was won by Ned McDonald over Dave Brown. Class C by Kim Seneker over John Callander, and D by Tad Moore over Dick Daniel.
The season was capped officially in early June by another one-night quickie handicap tournament followed by the Annual Squash Dinner in the Wine Cellar where the various season’s awards were distributed.
Ned McDonald, the winner of the 1978 Olympic Club Invitational Class” C” title and the University Club Class “B” championship, was honored as the season’s Most Improved Player.
Finally, as the 1978-79 season was already getting underway, the Member-Guest Doubles Tournament was put to rest, with Jim Kempenich and guest Reed Foster (+7) eking out a tough and well-deserved five-game win over Murray Smith and guest Charlie Hoeveler (-5).
In the 1978-79 season, under the leadership of new Squash Chairman Tad Moore, the University Club looks forward to hosting the Boodles and Pacific Coast Doubles, the Annual Invitational Singles, and, for the first time since 1972, the Paci!ic Coast Singles Championships.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY SQUASH RACQUETS CLUB
by Cathy Cramer
With Dick Crawford enjoying his sabbatical, the helm of the UCSRC was left unpiloted. Dickon Pownell-Gray played deputy and club members pulled together to ensure an enjoyable year of squash.
Over the Christmas break, the courts were given a much neede1 uplift, including a new paint job which soon retreated under the onslaught of bounding feet, ricocheting balls, and the occasional pool of blood.
This year’s N.C.S.R.A. Leagues saw Captain Evy Kavaler’s team of Cathy Cramer, Barbara Guthrie, Caren Shiozaki, Lindsey Walker, and Jill Yokomizo prove victorious in the women’s league as was Captain Mike Strong‘s team of Martin Button, George van. Will Haible, Larry Marum, Tom Metz, and David Sundelson in the D League.
In California tournament play, the U.C.S.R.C. demonstrated considerable prowess:
Fresno–Ted Gross, A winner,
Venice–Bob Enea, D winner
Ralfe Miller (sponsored by the U.C.S.R.C.) —Jose Alonso, A35 winner; Kris Surano, B winner; Dick Crawford, B35 winnet Steve Kevan, C winner; Vic Rauch, C finalist; Dan Krebs, D winner Mark Jones, D finalist.
Cate–Kris Surano, B winner; Dan Miller, D winner; Rich Fong. D finalist; Lindsey Walker, women’s finalist.
Cal State–Jim Huebner, B winner
NorCals–Bob Enea, C finalist
Paul Gessling continually made A semis but could go no further
The Cal Varsity, with Coach Dick Crawford, ventured East and finished 13th in the Intercollegiates. Jim Huebner drew concern from tour star Tom Page by taking two games from him.
The Insilco B/C Nationals saw Jim Huebner back playing in New York, stuck in the Waldorf-Astoria, winning the B consolation.
The social highlight of the UCSRC year was the annual Club Dinner. Club President Steve Morton announced, in his booming voice, the winners of several prestigious awards (and as typical of Steve he forgot to order the trophies!).
Among those honored were Vic Rauch, for losing all his finals (choke artist), Floyd Svensson, for his squash fashion innovation (playing one match in his underpants), Dickon Pownall-Gray, for most improved, Jim Huebner and Kris Surano, for most exciting match (Olympic Club B final), Dave Jones, for his astonishing range of blue vocabulary on court (the Rob Kritzer award), and Jim Huebner again, for being the “Rookie of the Year.”
by John Baity
This past year, Stanford launched its first squash program. The club established an undergraduate team, A, B, C, and D League teams, and held an interclub Insilico B/C Tournament.
The program generated interest from players of many different backgrounds–academic and geographic. We had the talents of South African players Jonathan Dorfan and Gordan Denby; the easy-going personalities of Jenaro de Rosenweig from Mexico City and Rolland Scollay from Australia; the consistent play of Business School grad Steve Nelson; the dedication of the big blond bullet, Andy Lowe; not to mention, the continued contribution of grad students George Bates, Chris Wright and others.
However, we feel this year’s strongest support for Stanford squash lies in the interest of a group of undergraduates, behind the leadership of Carl Rianhart and Mike McNabb.
Regrettably, our program was not to be able to field league teams for the first half of the season. And unfortunately, our high player turnover rates make timely organization difficult (we hope to solve this problem by next year). Nevertheless, we feel our program will show more direction this year as a result of our increased familiarity with Bay Area squash.
We owe our thanks to the enthusiastic support of Alex Eichmann, Dick Crawford, and David Tepper.
Watch out clubs!–we’ll be tough this upcoming season
THE OLYMPIC CLUB
by Alan Fox
The Olympic Club enjoyed another–if not quite its usual– year of superlatives. New member Ted Gross and perennial champion Tom Dashiell dominated class “A” in Northern California, and Gross dominated Dashiell (How about the Northern Cals? The Olympic Club Championships? Tom could retort), Fuetz, Marr, Fox and Smith controlled the Veterans “A”, Garratt held sway in the Seniors, Yost played bridesmaid in the Veterans B, and Gordon Clark, Jim Urbanski, Howard Maierhofer, Jim Frolik, Larry Blair, Reed Foster with a host of others starred in the Veterans.
But, for the first time in recent years, it was in the lower classes where the O.C. took heart: mercurial Jerry Draper III showed early season promise by finishing as finalist in the C-D Extravaganza to Vince Lanza, slumped in mid-season, and then came back with a burst, winning the Cal State “C” and the O.C. members–only C and B (!); John Windle was “C” runner-up in the O.C. Invitational, winner of the Southern Cal C’s, a strong “C” entry and 2nd place finisher in the Insilco Regional playoffs, and was getting stronger as the season ended; Hal Bell used his power and enthusiasm to win a runner-up “D” title in the O.C. Invitational, the first “D” finalist in years at the club; Bruce Gaynor took several Junior titles; and the members generally had the finest tournament showings in years. Poor Mike Roizen, a victim of the pitiless class system, had to settle for demolishing everyone in sight except Gross and Dashiell, wiping out the opposition in the Indian Summer Handicap, winning both fall and winter club “A” ladders, and generally destroying everyone ranked below him.
It was a season of more playing members, more tournaments, more tournament entrants, more interclub competition, more club victories, a considerably longer season, and probably more good health and fun for more members than in any past season–it’s been a continuing string for several years.
But was it all milk and honey? For the most part, it was.
Bill Garratt and Ed Marr introduced the Olympic Club squash season in mid-September by organizing and orchestrating the Indian Summer Handicap tournament, an event which has become for members about the most popular happening of the squash season. Including all age groups and levels of experience, as well as numerous interested observer/participants and frustrated tennis players, the tournament under Marr‘s and Garratt‘s controversial handicapping is the great equalizer. Mike Roizen absolutely dominated the 1977 tournament, winning in the finals over John Campodonico (15-12, 15-11, 15-12), despite a severe (-11) handicap: Mike didn’t lose a game in the tournament. Gig Franecke repeated as consolation winner, edging newcomer Dick Otstott (12, 13, 14) in the finals.
A week or so after the Handicap finals, the club under Jack Bickel‘s fine organization and Jon Gilbert‘s conscientious and persistent efforts, sponsored the C-D Invitational, an organization nightmare open to all of the region’s “C” and “D” class players but limited this year to the first 64 entrants who signed up.. Vince Lanza, a newcomer to the Bay Area, dominated his opposition with speed and quickness, beating O.C.’s Jerry Draper III in the finals (15-8, 15-8, 15-14) for the “C” Class title. In the lower divisions, Cal’s Khan Kamal barely edged Cal’s John Whisnant (3-2) in the “C” Consolation finals, Cal’s Mark Jones beat Richard Jacinto (3-0) in the Class “D” finals, and a curious novice, Maurice Milam, defeated another pseudo-novice, Chapin Coit, in the Novice finals.
The club’s major tournament of the season, the O.C. Invitational, was held on the third weekend in January 1978, and O.C. squash members achieved by far their most successful tournament results of the season. Ted Gross, playing his first local tournament as an O.C. member, defeated Karna Ghorpade, Bob Mueller, and in the finals, Tom Dashiell (15-9, 16-14, (8-15), (11-15), 15-11) to win his third consecutive tournament championship of the season. Other winners and finalists were: Jim Feutz (OC) over Ed Marr (OC) (3-2) Class A Vets; Spencer Johnston (OC) over Bob Howell (3-0) Class B Vets: Jim Frolik (OC) over (barely) Bill Garratt (OC) (3-2) Seniors; Bruce Gaynor (OC) Juniors (round robin); Jim Huebner over Adrian Begg (3-0) Class B; Jon Hunt over John Windle (OC) (3-1) Class C; Steve Lau over Hall Bell (OC) (3-2) Class D: Jack Sarafian over Steve Yost (OC) (3-2) Class B Vets and, in the women’s classes, Brett Gibbons dominated all opposition, handily defeating Stanford’s Candy Neville in the Women’s A finals: and Sharon McAllister over Joy Thomas (3-1) Women’s B. It was the best Olympic Club showing in years.
The club co-hosted the NorCal Championships in early March, with Dashiell beating Gross (3-1) in the “A” finals for his first tournament win of the year, Feutz beating Fox (3-1) in “A” Vets, Gaynor capturing the Junior title. and Jim Urbanski capturing the “C” Vet title over Jack Letts.
In the final club tournament of the season, the O.C. Members Only Championships, Tom Dashiell scored his second win of the year over Ted Gross (3-1) in the “A” finals, while the big, big news was Jerry Draper‘s return to win tournament finals wins in Classes “B” and “C” over somewhat mortified opponents Reed Freyermuth (“B”) and John Windle. Ed Marr won an extremely tight “A” Vet round robin, John Campodonico defeated Jack Bickel in “B” Vets (35’s), Reed Foster dominated the “C” Vet class round robin, and Gordon Clark was the surprise winner in the Seniors round robin.
At the trophies presentation following the finals, more than 50 trophies and awards were presented to O.C. squash winners for their successful showings in two season-long ladder competitions, intra-club play, two handicap tournaments, and supervisory assistance in the running of the squash program.
Overall, Club players had their best showing in years in regional tournament competition. Gross won “A” titles at Fresno, the University Club (SF), Washington State Champion hips, the O.C. Invitational, and the Southern Cals, while Dashiell won the NorCals and the Olympic Club Championships. Gross‘ victories were sufficiently dramatic, in fact, that he can be said to have dominated California tournament squash this past season as no player has done since Alex Eichmann, and his national ranking (#12) is the highest ever for a Californian. Garratt won the Pacific Coast Senior “B*’s, Joe Canet Invitational at Fresno, and lots of new friends. Feutz won the O.C. Invitational and NorCal titles in “A” Vets. Jerry Draper III won the California State “C”‘s. Windle won the Southern California “C”s and very nearly the Insilco regional title. Gaynor won numerous Junior titles, including the Norcals and the O.C. Invitational. Fox won at Fresno and Cate in “A” Vets. Spencer Johnston won the “B” Vet (35’s) title in the O.C. Invitational. Urbanski took the NorCal Vet. Frolik won the O. C. Invitational Seniors. And according to at least one source, Eddie Marr won everything in sight.
Was it all milk and honey? Well, the Club didn’t do well in Bay Area league competition, it gained no popularity with the women squash community, and it was weak in Class “B”. But to date, it had the greatest participation and the greatest interest ever, it had more individual and tournament competition than ever before, it had Eddie Marr, and it had fun (no connection). It was a good year.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY CLUB
by Alicia Moore
The San Francisco Bay Club, which is located at 150 Greenwich Street in San Francisco, will have had its doors open just one year this October, Offering the Bay Area one of the most versatile clubs in Northern California, it is primarily a racquetball facility, hosting 11 courts, a large indoor pool, gym, and 3 squash courts, of which two have glass back walls for viewing. There are from 50 to 75 active players within the club, of which many participated in the Annual Intra-Club Tournament. Results are as follows:
Men’s Advanced: Lee Turner over Lance Carnes
Men’s Intermediate: Mac McCauley over Scott Sollars
Men’s Novice: Carl Steiner over Ken Fitzsimmons
Women’s Intermediate: Mary Lowry over Susan Davis
Presently, our club is represented by two teams in N.C.S.R.A. “C” and “D” League Play within the men’s divisions. Hopefully, by the beginning of the second half of the League Season, we shall have a women’s group also.
THE PENINSULA SQUASH CLUB
by Alex Eichmann
The Peninsula Squash Club (PSC), arriving on the squash scene just three years and” has already firmly established itself as one of the “powerhouse” clubs in Northern California. This enthusiastic bunch of squashers from the P.S.C. won no less than four league titles this past season (“Four out of six ain’t bad”)
For the third year in a row, the P.S.C, team won NorCal’s “A” League. The second-place Olympic Club team even with their impressive top three of Dashiell, Gross, and Roizen couldn’t cope with the superior depth of the P.S.C. team of Eichmann, Mehta, Tepper, Marver, Stiles, Morgan, and Naniche.
In Classes B, C, and Vets, the P.S.C. teams had some close encounters along the way to their titles, but in the end, it was consistent and persistent play during the entire season that proved to be the winning difference. Superior depth sure didn’t hurt either. The winning team members were:
B’s – Greg Stiles, Bill Tenneson, Steve Marks, John Sines, Bob Howell, and Marc Bidart
C’s – Bob Burrows, Howard Maierhofer, Sheldon Ramsay, Duane Spence, Marc Bidart, and Ross Williams
Vets – Don Smith, Jim Urbanski, Emmanual Uren, Tony Bell, Steve Marks, Bob Howell, Duane Spence, and Bob Burrows.
In February, the P.S.C. hosted the biggest “major” tournament of the season, the California State Championship. Held in alternate years in Northern and Southern California, a total of 150 players descended upon the four courts of the PSC for four days, competing for awards in eleven classes. A large contingent of hopeful Southlanders journeyed to the SF Bay Area, including defending Champ Arif Sarfraz, Los Angeles.
This year, Bancroft Sporting Goods sponsored the tournament and provided T-shirts to all players, as well as racquets to finalists and shoes to all semi-finalists.
The galleryites who stayed until the final matches on Sunday certainly got lots of thrill and witnessed excellent squash as five matches went the full five games,. In fact four of the winners had to come from 0-2 behind to win.
Sarfras barely managed to squeeze by Gross (11-15), 15-12, (3-15) (!), 18-17, and 15-10 thereby being the first champion on the newly created Bancroft Perpetual Trophy.
B – Jim Huebner (Fresno) def. Greg Stiles (PSC) 3-1
C – Jerry Draper (OC) def, Jim Ruxin (Venice) 3-2
D – Marc Bidart (PSC) def. Bob Carlson (PSC) 3-2
A 35’s – Dave Body (Venice) def. Blair Sadler (SD) 3-2
B 35’s – Bob Howell (PSC) def. John Leyerzaph (PSC) 3-1
B Vets – Jack Sarafian (Fresno) def. Steve Yost (OC) 3-1
C Vets – Emmanual Uren (PSC) def. Howard Maierhofer (PSC) 3-2
55’s – Jim Frolik (OC) def. Herb Fischbach (PSC) 3-0
Women’s A – Brett Gibbons (PSC) def. Nancy Gengler (SD) 3-1
Women’s B – Shaye Hester (SF) def. Jody Howell (PSC) 3-0
Capping off the squash season in May, we held our Club Championship. Eighty players participated in this event over a two-week period with the finals taking place on Friday night along with a champagne party to celebrate the following winners (and runner-ups):
A – Sunil Mehta def. Mike Roizen 3-1
B – Jon Hunt def. Don Smith 3-1
C – Jim Urbanski def. Jim Gibbons 3-1
D – Jose Parsons def. Walt McCullough 3-2
A Vet – Dan Morgan (winner round-robin)
B Vet – Tony Bell def. Jim Urbanski 3-1
C Vet – Jack Letts def. Harry Verby 3-2
Senior – Ross Williams (winner round-robin)
Nov. I – Jim Murata def. Dennis McPencow
Nov. II – Mike Mainardi def. Hans Arps 3-0
Women’s – Ruth Letts def. Jackie Eichmann 3-2
N.C.S.R.A. 1977/78 MEMBERSHIP LIST
William Aalbersberg, UCSRA
Marion Abbott, SFTC
Ross Abbott, SFTC
William H. Adams, UCSF
José R. Alonso, UCSRC
Alan V. Altree, OC
William S. Anderson, UCSRC
James B. Angell, PSC
Jeffrey Bailey, Stanford
John Baity, Stanford
John P. Barber, JCC
Joan Barkan, JCC
Judy Anne Barro, PSC
John Barsky, SFBC
Richard A. Barth, M.D., UC Med
W. H. C. Bassetti
George Bates, Stanford
Thomas Bauch, SFBC
Michael Beatty, UCSRC
Adrian C. Begg, UC Med, PSC
Antony G. Bell, PSC
Harold Bell, OC
Lazar Berenbaum, PSC
Steven J. Berman
Allan L. Bernstein, M.D., SFTC
Jack Bickel, OC
Marc Bidart, PSC, Life Member
Richard Bidleman, UCSRC, Life Member
Michael Bishop, UC Med/PSC
Jan Black, PSC
Larry Blair, OC
Simon Blattner, Jr., PSC
Mitch Bodian, PSC
Joseph B. Boone, PSC
Norman M. Boone, SFBC
Thomas B. Bradley, UC Med
Leanne Broglio, UCSRC
David s. Brown, Jr., UCSF
James K. Brown, UC Med
Pierce Brownell, UCSF
Hank Bruce, JCC
James Buckingham, UCSRC
John W. Buechsenstein
John Burnap, UCSRC
Robert Burrows, PSC
John Bushby, UCSF
Martin Button, UCSRC
Marcus L. Byruck, JCC
John Callander, M.D., UCSF
Archibald Campbell, Presidio
John Campodonico, OC, Life Member
Richard C. Carlson, PSC
Lance Carnes, UCSF
Frederick Carroll, UCSF
Bill Caulkins, UCSF
Larry Chargin, FYMCA
R. W. Christians, Moffett
Chet Ciccarelli, PSC
Gordon F. Clark, M.D., PSC
Jackie Cockreham, PSC
C. B. (Tím) Cohler, OC
Chapin Coit, JCC, Contributing Member
Michael Coit, JCC
James A, Cowan, PSC
Mike Cowan, M.D., PSC
Cathy Cramer, UCSRC
Dick Crawford, UCSRC
Richard C. Croll, OC
Phillip M. Crow, JCC
Lorri Y. Croze, PSC
Richard Daniel, UCSF
Thomas Dashiell, OC
Eric T. Davis
Susan Davis, SFBC
Leonard De Fendis, FGSRC
Alex de la Canal, Stanford
Stephen F. De Luchi, UC Med
Gordon Denby, Stanford
John P. Derdivanis, UC Med, Life Member
Jenaro de Rosenzweig, Stanford
Park T. Dingwell, OC/PSC, Life Member
Hank Dobin, Stanford
A, Barr Dolan
Ed Dold, UCSRC
Fred Dorer, PSC
Jonathan Dorfan, Stanford
Christopher S. Dove, UC Med
Jerome C. Draper, Jr., OC, Life Member
Jerome C. Draper, III. OC
Scott Eberle, UCSRC
Alex Eichmann, PSC, Honorary Life Member
Brett Elebash, PSC
Connie Elliot, JCC/BC
Robert Enea, UCSRC
Peter J. Ewald, UC Med
T. M. Falcey, UCSF
Richard Fearon, Stanford
Néctor J. Fernández-Barillas, UC Davis
James Feutz, OC
Herbert Fischbach, PSC
Edward M. Flanagan, Jr., Presidio UCSRC
Rich Fong, UCSRC
Carol H. Foran, PSC
John W. Foran, PSC
Raymond F. Fortin, SFTC
W. Reed Foster, OC, Life Member
Alan L. Fox, OC
Jim Frakes, Stanford
K. C. Poe Fratt, UCSF
Leo F. Frick, PSC
James R. Frolik, UCSF/OC
J. Carr Gamble, III, UCSRC
Bill Garratt, OC/PSC, Contributing Member
Bruce D. Gaynor, OC
Peter T. Gaynor, UCSF
V. C. Gee
Paul J. Gessling, UCSRC
James Gibbons, PSC
Bob Gladstone, PSC
Rod Gobel, Fresno YMCA
Howard Goldberg, JCC
Michel Goldfield, M.D., UC Med
Stuart M. Gordon, OC/UCSF
Edward Green, M.D., UC Med
Joseph Grenn, M.D., SFTC
Ted Gross, UCSRA
David G. Gruber
Barbara Jill Guthrie
Richard D. Guyon, UCSRC
Richard Haines, OC
Forrest A. Hainline, III, UCSRC
Richard Hairston, Stanford
Peter V. Hall, UCSF
Raija Hannam, PSC
Marilynn Hardebeck, SDSC
John G. Harlow
Sheldon Harmatz, PSC
J. W. Harris, ОC
Elliot A. Hayne, UCSF
Patrick Healy, UCSF
Daniel M. Heffernan, UCSF
David Helson, UCSRC
Wellington Henderson, Jr., UCSF/PU, Life Member
George Herman, Stanford
Dan Hershberger, UCSRC
Shaye Hester, JCC
Donald Hill, PSC
Timothy G. Hill, UCSF
James F. Holloran, Jr., UC Med
Robert Horn, Presidio
Andrew Hornick, UCSRA
David J. Hosbein, M.D.
Joan Howell, PSC
Robert B. Howell, PSC
Ross K. Hoy, UCSF
Ken Hoyt, SJARC
William D. Hughes, SFBC
Jon O. Hunt, PSC
Thomas Huster, JCC
Bruce Hyman, Lagunitas
Rich Jacinto, UCSRC
Joseph Jezukewicz, UC Med
Willard S. Johnson, OC
W. Spencer Johnson, OC
Joseph D. Joiner
Bob Jones, Fresno
Dave Jones, UCSRC
Robert M. Jones, UC Davis
George A. Juarez, Eng.
Jan Kallse, SFTC
Khan A. Kamal, UCSRC
Steven N. Katz, OC
Evelyn Kavaler, UCSRC
Ralph L. Keeney, SFBC
William Kempenich, OC/UCSF
Mike S. Kennedy, M.D., UC Med
Steve Kevan, UCSRC
James M. Kilkowski
James E. Kirkham, UCSF
Steven R. Koch
George Koskinas, UCSRC
Harry R. Kramp, OC
Robert Kritzer, UCSRC
Fritz Kunze, UCSRC
Charles S. Lafollette, UCSF
Guy Lampard, UCSRC
Vincent Lanza, JCC
Hue La Rue, OC/PSC
John Lau, UCSRC
Jonathan Leavitt, UCSRC
William Leider, M.D., UC Med, Contributing Member
Jack Letts, PSC, Life Member
Ruth Letts, PSC
John Leyerzaph, PSC
Eugene Linden, Stanford
Randy Loftin, PSC
Bonnie A. P. Lord, JCC
Andy Lowe, Stanford
Mary C. Lowrey, JCC
Bonnie Luneburg, JCC
Barry Lynes, Presidio
Edmond MacDonald, UCSF
John MacDonald, Stanford
Howard Maierhoffer, PSC, Life Member
Frederick A. Mainardi, PSC
Mike Mainardi, PSC
Charles Manker, Stanford
Roger A. Mann, M.D.
John J. Marcus, SFTC
Steven F. Marks, D.D.S., PSC/JCC
Edwin G. Marr, OC
Lawrence Marum, UCSRC
James D. Marver, PSC
Henry P. Massey, Jr., OC
Bob Mateus, PSC
James S. May, JCC
Sharon McAllister, PSC
Walter J. McCullough, PSC
Brian L. McEachron
Donald G. McEdwards
Mark S. McLoughlin
Terrence V. McLoughlin, OC
Michael J. McNally, SJARC
Sunil Mehta, PSC
Tom Metz, UCSRC
George W. Meyer, Travis
Maurice M. Milam, OC
Kirk Miller, SFTC
Daniel G. Miller, UCSRC
James T. Moore
Tad Moore, UCSF
John Moran, PSC
Howard Morrelli, M.D., UC Med, Life Member
John Morris, Stanford
R. H. Morrison, UCSF
Richard Morton, OSC, Life Member
Stephen W. D. Morgon. UCSRC
Robert S. Mueller, OC
Kim Mumby, Stanford
David E. Mundell
Sarah E. Muyskens, SFBC
John Nadherny, PSC
Andre Naniche, UCSRC
Steven Nelson, Stanford
Candy Neville, Stanford
David J. Noorthoek, M.D., SFTC
Tom R. Norris
Warner R. Odenthal, OSC, Contributing Member
Wynn K. Oliver, UCSF/PSC
Kevin O’Neill, UCSRC
Endel O’Rava, Stanford
Thomas A. Otter, PSC
Vincent N. Palmo, FGSRC
Scott Patton, OC
Paul F. Pelosi, OC/UCSF
Charles R. Pengilly, UCSRC
John D. Petruck
Walter F. Pettit
George A. Poole Jr., UCSF
Jeff Porter, UCSRC
Dickon Pownall-Gray, UCSRC
Paul C. Pringle, UCSF
Owen W. Proctor, OC
Sanchai A. Rajadhorn
Ravi Ramarayan, PSC
Sheldon C. Ramsey, PSC
Victor Rauch, UCSRC
Thomas Rauh, JCC
Barry Reder, OC
Christian E. Reynolds, UCSRC
Thomas Richardson, UCSRC
Neil L. Ricker, UCSRC
John C. Riley
David Ritvo, M.D., UCSF
Dan Roberts, UCSF
Peter Roberts, JCC
Peter Robertson, JCC
David B. Roe. UCSRC
Michael Roizen, M.D., UC Med, OC, PSC
Paul Ronan, OC, Contributing Member
Ronald E. Rosden
David Rosenberg, UCSRC
James F. Ross, JCC
Fran Rowley, JCC
Michael G. Roy, SFBC
Michael A. Ryan, SFTC
Todd Sack, UCMC
Jack Sarafian, FYMCA, Life Member
Ron Schneider, PSC/JCC
Fred Schurkus, III, UCSF
Roland Scolay, Stanford
David Seltzer, PSC
Ronald A. Seltzer, M.D., PSC
Caren Shiozaki, UCSRC
J. F, Shoch, Stanford
Dwight J. Simpson, UCSF, Life Member
John Sines, PSC
Alan J. Skelton
Mervin Sleisinger, M.D.
Donald Smith, M.D., PSC
Murray Smith, OC/UCSF
Philip M. Smith, UCSF
Robert L. Smith, PSC/FYMCA, Life Member
William J. Smith, OC
Stephen Spaulding, III, UCSF
Duane Spence, PSC
James M. Stephenson, OC
Virginia Stephenson, PSC
Gregory Stiles, PSC
Tom Stoepler, PSC
Gregory Stout, PSC
Bryan Street, PSC
Mike Strong, UCSRC
William Strong, Presidio/SFBC
Jerry Suich, SFBC
David Sundelsen, UCSRC
Kris Surano, UCSRC
Floyd Svennson, OSC
Daniel Tachiera, UCSRC
Lillian Tallman, Venice
Bill Tenneson, PSC
David Tepper, PSC
Geoffrey Thomas, OC
Nicholas G. Thomas, JCC
Thomas C. Thomas, PSC
Douglas Thompkins, Life Member
Fenton Tom, Stanford
Rodrigo Trevino. Stanford
Robert R. Trout
Stephen Tucker, OSC
James Turner, Stanford
Lee Turner, SFBC
Robert Umbdenstock, SFBC
Nicolas C. Unkovic, SFBC
James s. Urbanski, OC/PSC
Emmanuel Uren, PSC
Harry D. Verby, PSC
Edward Wagner, SFTC
Dave R. Walish, FYMCA
Jake Walker, UCSF
J. C. Walker, PU
Lindsey Walker, UCSRC
Joel Ware. OC
Daniel S. Weiss, UCSRA
Edgar M. Wells, Jr., JCC
Peter Wengraf, PSC
S. Ben Werner, M.D., UCSRC, Life Member
John Whisnant, UCSRC
C. Wadsworth White, Presidio, Contributing Member
David L. White, UCSRC
Stan Wiggin, OC
Dan B. Williams, OC/JCC
Ross P. Williams, Jr., PSC/UCSF
Roger Willis, UCSRC
James F. Wiltshire
John Windle, OC
Stephen Wolbers, UCSRC
Shannon Wong, SFTC
Chris Wright, Stanford
Jill Yokomizo, UCSRC
Stevenson Yost, OC
Ross Ziegler, OC
Herm Zwart, OC, Life Member