Archive for December, 2009

Kirst Lobban Wins Scottish Junior Open Squash Title

December 31, 2009 1 comment

Kirsty Lobban was titled Under 15’s Scottish Junior Open Champion 2010 and she was the only Scot to achieve the honour at this years European Tour Event. Kirsty (pictured left with her Harrow racket, receives her winner’s trophy from SSq President Ron Pearman) did it in style, only dropping one game throughout the whole tournament and winning the final 3-0 against fellow Scot Claire Gadsby.

Chris Ferguson also had a great tournament in the U19 category, only being piped 3-1 by the eventual winner Chris Schnell, from Canada, in the 3rd round (and eventually finishing 5th).

To follow any of the final results please click on the links below:

Girls – U11 U13 U15 U17 U19 – Boys U11 U13 U15 U17 U19

If you’d like to see the round-up of all of the finals placings and match reports please click here.

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Alan Clyne PSA Squash Rising Star

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

For the third time in three months Alan Clyne has taken another step towards the top 50 players in the world. He’s risen 6 place to a new career high of No.#68 in the January 2010 PSA World Rankings.

Recent tournaments in Rhode Island, Leinster as well as Alan’s first round debut in the World Open in Kuwait have all helped provide this fantastic 2010 Hogmanay high-ranking for the Harrow man.

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BSPA Squash at Edinburgh Sports Club

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

The Edinburgh leg of the BSPA tour has once again reached us and Edinburgh Sports Club will play host to some top-class squash  (last year’s winners were Peter Barker World No.#6 and Vicky Botwright former World ranked No.#5).

The Artemis sponsored tournament (with a £10K prize fund) will be on from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st of January 2010 and everyone is more than welcome to come over to watch and support the event according to event co-ordinator Simon Boughton.

Scotland’s top players will be pitting themselves against some seasoned pros from south of the border and looking to take some scalps, just as Peter O’Hara did last year with a magnificent run to the quarter-finals beating Joel Hinds (PSA No.#127) on the way. And not forgetting Harrow’s Alan Clyne who was only stopped at the semi-final stage by Irishman John Rooney (PSA No.#84).

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Scottish Junior Squash Open 2009/10

December 27, 2009 1 comment

 The Scottish Junior Open (Mon 28th Dec – Thurs 31st Dec) is part of the European Junior Tour and once again has attracted some of Scotland’s and the Worlds Top names from all age groups.

The Jordanian Brothers Mohammad and Ahmad Alsaraj will lead the charge in the Boys U13 and U15 as they have European rankings of No.#2 and No.#1 respectively in their age groups.

To see how everyone is getting on click on the age category you’re interested in:

Boys’ Results – U19  U17  U15  U13  U11      Girls’ Results – U19  U17  U15  U13  U11

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Christmas Day

December 25, 2009 5 comments



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West Squash Division 1 Results for 16th December 2009

December 17, 2009 2 comments

Newlands v David Lloyd Renfrew (18-3) James Snell (PSA #113) Newlands  No.1

Strathgryffe v S.S.R.C.  (18-4) P.Halliday missing for S.S.R.C.

Newlands 2 v Western 2 (7-14) Close 3-2 win for Western 2

Townend v Giffnock (TBA) Chris Ferguson Giffnock No.1

Western v Cameron House (18-4) 5-0 to Western

Whitecraigs RFC v David Lloyd West End (15-5) McSherry only DLWE to win

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PSA Saudi International Squash Final 2009

December 16, 2009 Leave a comment

The PSA Saudi International Tournament is the last big Tournament of the season and has determined that Ramy Ashour is the World Number #1 in January 2010.

To see details of the tournament click here.

A fantastic final saw Ramy Ashour (seeded #1) beat Nick Matthew (seeded#3) in a fantastic 5 set match which lasted almost 2 hours. With this win Ramy will reach the World PSA No.1 spot in January 2010.

To read all about today’s games click here.

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YoungSTARS Junior Squash Tournament in Glasgow

December 14, 2009 1 comment

This weekend (12th & 13th Dec ’09) saw over 50 YoungSTARS play the Christmas Tournament at Newlands. Billy Stevely, the Giffnock coach, brought a very strong contingent who took 8 of the prizes on offer.

Emma Ford and myself ran the Harrow sponsored tournament on Saturday morning for the younger players and Sunday afternoon for the older ones and we were delighted with the 53 players who participated and we were also very impressed with the ever improving standards on show.

To see a list of the Winners and Runners-up please click the “Read more…” button below.

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PSA Squash Masters

December 9, 2009 5 comments

Ramy Wins PSA Masters

Ramy Ashour won the 152,500 dollar PSA Masters final yesterday in Mumbai against Nick Matthew in four games (11-6 9-11 11-9 11-9) to take top prize and the 2009 title.

Ramy now joins a select club of Perer Nicol, Jonathon Power, John White and Amr Shabana who have won this tournamet since it started in 2000.

To see the draw click here.

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West Squash Division 1 Results 9th Dec

December 8, 2009 1 comment


Strathgryffe v Newlands 2 (18-2)

Western 2 v Townend (18-3)

Newlands v David Lloyd West End (18-0)

David Lloyd Renfrew v Western (6-15)

Giffnock v Whitecraigs Rugby Club (TBA)

Cameron House v  S.S.R.C. (6-16)



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