Hardball Party -Companion party for Doubles Squash players who played with Ned Morris

Date Friday December 10 2021

– start time after the 6:30 Peter Briggs presentation at the Apawamis squash Doubles courts – The Briggs presentation is available on Zoom. It will be live streamed, so it’s ok to come early. If you want to watch on zoom – Come at 530 or 6

7pm. “party people” will walk over from Briggs presentation. We hope people walk back and forth to watch other later Morris squash matches.

Location: 65 highland Rd Rye NY 10580 next door to Apawamis club

companion party for the bigger Peter Briggs award ceremony at the Apawamis Club. to honor Peter Briggs and kick off the 31st Morris Doubles Tournament.

31st Morris Invitational & Briggs Tribute

Tribute: Friday, December 10

6:30 p.m.

Briggs Tribute – Please join us at doubles court #1 or via ZOOM as we honor squash legend Peter S. Briggs during the 31st Morris Invitational Doubles event on Friday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing players and spectators alike join in on the festivities at this sought-out member-member/member-guest squash event. Light refreshments will be provided.

To attend via ZOOM, please register by clicking below. Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent with a ZOOM link and call-in details.

Players: To register please contact the Squash Shop at racquets@apawamis.org.

Tournament Dates: December 10 through December 12.Register for Zoom Link

The Morris Doubles Tournament is pretty close to a Pro-Am event. Many of the players have no idea who Ned Morris was.

This party is a companion event for spectators and “veteran players”. We hope anyone who ever played squash doubles with Ned Morris might show up. We named this companion event The”hardball” party.

Most of the current players in the 2021 event have no idea who Ned Morris was.

We are looking for all the old narrow court hardball players from the Union Club in NYC, Rockaway Hunting Club in Cedarhurst LI NY, Round Hill Club in Greenwich CT and the Saucon Valley Club in Bethlehem PA, Some Philly, Canadian and Pittsburgh squash players have been invited.

This webpage will be updated again. We will do our best to post a confirmed “I’ll be there guest list”. Need a little help to set up “private” social feeds…Instagram, Facebook, TikTok. Twitter pages or group for this event. We need to be careful with public social feeds. Want to make it easy if anyone has old pictures to post.

Formal Paperless Post or Evite invitations –

We understand some people are uncomfortable “stopping by” and would prefer a formal invitation. This probably won’t happen, You will NOT be able to see who else is invited and who is coming and who has declined and why.

The “party people” who show up will self select. Party people are the most important element to any social gathering. The right people are always the most important indicator of a successful party. People are more important than food or drinks.

That said, the party will be catered by Milton Point Provisions. the food will be great- Please click this link to drive traffic to Monty’s web site and see the menu.

The inspiration for this Party is the 1981 National Mixed Doubles official US Squash Association party. What made that party a success was Larry Hilbert the Apawamis Pro moved the National Mixed event from the Club to 65 Highland.

We think lots of folks who played in that event might show up? We do not think that Peter Briggs played this event?

We have also invited all former winners of the Morris tournamnet

if you “own wood” are a plank owner you are invited