Archive for January, 2010

John Dale Passes Away

I’ve just heard the very sad news that former PSA World No.#84 John Dale has passed away (he lost a long battle against cancer last Thursday at the very young age of 33).

John was from the North East of England and used to come up to play West of Scotland and National League in the 1990’s. He was a very nice guy and a great player and very well thought of by all who met him.

You can see the tributes that have been paid to John by the squash community here

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Edinburgh BSPA Tournament Results

January 31, 2010 1 comment

Adrian Grant and Vanessa Atkinson win the 2010 Edinburgh BSPA Tournament.

In an upset to the seedings Adrian’s opponent in the final was Saurav Ghosal World No.#29 (as he beat Daryl Selby World No.#13) and the Indian No.#1 made Adrian work very hard for the 3-1 victory in the final, which took an hour and 10 minutes.

Vanessa managed to win her final with a 3-0 victory over Nicollett Fernandes in just half an hour; after returning last Thursday just-in-time from New York (where her boyfriend James Wilstrop won the ‘Tournament of Champions’ title).

For the Men’s results click here : Ladies’ results click here : News click here

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Squash Legend Jonathon Power Joins Harrow

January 30, 2010 2 comments

Jonathon Power talks after his inaugural ‘Legends of Squash’ match with Peter Nicol at The Tournament of Champions in New York.

Jonathon tells us about the match with Peter, his new venture with Harrow and the junior academy he’s setting up in Canada.

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Another Tough Draw for Alan Clyne

January 29, 2010 1 comment

After qualifying for the £40K Motor City Open in Michigan, Alan managed to draw the top seed (and Tournament of Champions semi-finalist) Karim Darwish. And despite a good performance in the first game he lost in three games by 11-9  11-7  11-4.  Details are all available here

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New York Tournament of Champions

January 28, 2010 5 comments

Well that was a bit of a turn up for the books!

James Willstrop is The New York Tournament of Champions Champion.

James beat the PSA World No.1 Ramy Ashor 3-1 (12-10  11-5  9-11 11-3) to secure his first ever New York win.

To see the draw click here and the details of the matches click here

And that’s not the only World No.1 he had to beat. On his journey to the final he had to overcome Amr Shabana and Karim Dawwish, both of who have been at the top of the Sport last year and in Amr’s case for some considerable time before that. Which is why James ranks winning the 2010 Tournament of Champions as the best win of his career.

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West Squash Division 1 Results 27th January 2010

Strathgryffe (194 points) v Newlands (197 points) (4-17)

Giffnock (179 points) v Western 2 (180 points) (18-4)

Western 1 (167 points) v Whitecraigs RFC (83 points) – (18-3)

S.S.R.C. (159 points) v David Lloyd West End (85 points) – (18-3)

Newlands 2 (134 points) v David Lloyd Renfrew (148 points) (8-14)

Cameron House (50 pts) v Townend (112 pts) (6-15)

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Premier Squash League – Round 7

January 23, 2010 1 comment

Round 7 of the PSL saw group 2 with a clear leader this week as Peter Nicol’s Surrey Health and Rackets sneaking into a 1 point lead by beating rivals (Exeter Diamonds) 11-10

In group 1 Oxford extended their lead by 1 point as they beat their nearest rivals Nottingham 10-9

To see more click here

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Alan Clyne Out Against Greg Gaultier (PSA No.4) in 1st round of New York Tournament of Champions

January 21, 2010 3 comments

Unfortunately Alan lost in the 1st round of the Tournament of Champions, but he put in an improved performance against Gregory Gaultier (who is 64 places above him in the PSA rankings) since their last encounter at the World Open.

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West Squash Division 1 Results 20th January

Newlands v Newlands 2(18-5) Mark ford plays a belter to get MOTM

Western 1 v Giffnock(8-13)

Strathgryffe v Western 2(15-3) One rubber still to go! (S.T.V.T.T.A.)

Townend v S.S.R.C. – (6-15) S.S.R.C. to overtake Western with this result.

David Lloyd Renfrew v Whitecraigs Rugby Club(15-6) looks more comfortable than it was! Match report here

David Lloyd West End v Cameron House(18-5) DLWE overturned the 1st half result. Match report here

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Under 20 Test Team Win for Scotland

Win for Scotland in Under 20 Test Match – West players Kevin Moran and Morgan Maguire were part of the winning Scotland team over the weekend against Wales and England.

The two teamed up with Chris Ferguson (who plays for Giffnock in the West Leagues), Sam Allan and Mhairi Charlton to clinch the U20 trophy by 78 points to Englands 75 points. To see the full results click here

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