I met Peter O’Hara at his home club Newlands, in Glasgow’s South side, to congratulate him on his 2013 British National Over 40 Title and ask him how he did it.
As always Peter just saw it as another match and was surprised at the number of people who have since congratulated him on his title.
Even at the championships in Manchester last month when the organisers told him all about the finals day (the announcements, the introduction to the crowd, the music as he walked out), Peter was reticent to get in the spotlight. Even the MC said “Peter, you just don’t get it do you? It’s The Finals Day of ‘The British Nationals’!”
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We look forward to seeing you at the next tournament which is the Scottish Open in Dumfries on the 13 & 14 April.
You can also see photos of the tournament at http://wp.me/PH6xZ-10j
He took the title 3-1 in just 29 minutes when he beat Jamie Goodrich (from Norfolk) in the final.
The Championships were held at Manchester’s Sportscity last week and Peter led the Scottish charge with what looks like a comfortable win (with all but one games not going over 29 minutes).
Great win for a legend of West Squash – well played again Peter (O’Harrow!)
To see the Draw click here
To see a pic of all the winners click here
Optical Express Sponsors Racketball Around Scotland’s Masters Tournament – Feb 23 @ Whitecraigs LT&SC in Glasgow
I’m delighted to announce that ‘Optical Express’ have partnered with Racketball Around Scotland to sponsor the inaugural Masters Competition on 23 February at Whitecraigs LT&SC in Newton Mearns, Glasgow.
Optical Express is the UK’s No.1 provider of laser eye surgery and they could be inundated with bookings if some of the player’s requests to the ref were to be taken seriously! But whether it’s glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses or eye tests you may need to improve your refereeing or racketball skills, Optical Express will help you out wherever you play.
If you’d like to play in the tournament then please e-mail me at email@example.com or download the attached entry form.
Well it’s been all over the press (!) so you must have heard by now that the inaugural Scottish Open Racketetball Championships were held in Dumfries at the weekend (sponsored by Pathfinder Park Homes).
The tournament was a great successs with an ‘Open’ Championship as well as five different ‘Masters’ Tournamnets. The Tournament Director, Kieth Gristwood, organised the draws, the club, the catering, the sponsors, the players the markers, the trophies and even the night out on the Saturday (not to mention playing in the final; after a 5 set semi-final!). A great effort from all at Dumfries who helped him out.
And the Results? Well I thought I’d have a go as I’d no idea if I was any good or not and it turns out I’m OK, as I won the Open Tournament! Thankfully some of the “big guns” didn’t enter, but none the less I’m delighted and very proud to be the very first winner of the Scottish Championships.
Full results are available here
The main results in the Masters National Tournaments last weekend in Aberdeen were as folows (all other results are available here):
Over 35’s Simon Boughton beat Iain Logan 9-2 9-1 9-0
Over 40’s Craig Thomson beat Rab McGill 9-4 9-5 8-10 9-6
Over 45’s Mike Spalding beat Jimmy Wells 9-7 9-3 9-6
Over 50’s Peter Shivas beat George Stewart 9-1 9-0 9-1
Over 55’s Boyd Kidd beat Ernie Cowell 9-2 9-7 9-0
Over 60’s Alex Everingham beat Alex Sinclair 9-1 3-9 7-9 9-4 9-6
Ladies Over 50′s Eunice Bond beat Faith Sinclair 9-7 9-0 10-8
For more information on this years Home International Fixtures and dates please click here.
The main results in the Bridge of Allan Masters last weekend were as folows (all other results are available here):