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Squash Junkies jamboree: 21st birthday party this year

Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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Teams line up for action in last year’s Junkies festival
Teams line up for action in last year’s Junkies festival

Biggest party weekend in squash just got bigger! 

By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor

The world’s biggest squash party just got bigger! This year’s Squash Junkies Tournament in Hoofddorp, on the outskirts of Amsterdam, celebrates its 21st birthday in August with the usual mix of fun squash, themed party, outrageous attire and industrial quantities of alcohol.

Organiser Jason Morris is reaching out to the Squash Mad community (a partnership made in squash heaven) to attract teams for this year’s extravaganza.

There is a maximum of 32 teams so squads have three months to get their bodies in shape for such a demanding programme. The format for the Junkies event is a squad of six players, with a minimum of two females. Here is Jason’s invitation:

Hi there Squash Junkies!

It’s time to gather your teams together for the ultimate team squash event. This year will be our 21st year of the Junkie spirit! The tournament is already filling up fast, with a maximum of 32 teams.

This year we kick off on Thursday, August 11, with the traditional welcome party in the evening. The tournament will officially be opened at 21:00 along with our traditional happy hour.

Friday sees battle commence on the squash courts, followed by an evening out ending up in the exciting city of Amsterdam.

Saturday there is more squash and the fantastic themed party at the club.

Sunday is finals day. For the hardcore there is a small after-party in the city

Party time at Junkies
Party time at Junkies

To take part you will need teams of six players with at least two females. The level is a wonderful variety ranging from professional to the club player. It’s a mix of good squash and a great social event.

The tournament is held at ’Meersquash in Hoofddorp near Amsterdam in sunny Holland. Schiphol Airport is close by.

You can stay in a tournament hotel, or are welcome to bring a tent or camper etc.

Entry fees are 115 euro pp. This gets you happy hour, meals on Friday and Saturday, breakfast every day, entertainment, airport pick-ups and the classic Junkie shirt.

Please let us know asap of your plans if you wish to participate or if you need any more information or assistance.

Contact Jason Morris for an entry form:

[email protected]
Here’s a review of last year’s action

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