Archive for February, 2010

PSA North American Open Squash 2010

February 26, 2010 3 comments

Nick Matthew won the PSA North American Open this weekend by beating Ramy Ashour (the World No.1) in the final by two and a half games to nil!! (11-9  16-14  5-4 ret. inj)

Ramy had to retire in the 3rd game due to a niggling foot injury he’d been carrying for some time, but it was the physical pressure that Nick put him under that forced this retirement. Ramy was up 9-7 and 7-4 in the first two games and had it not been for the sheer determination of Nick Matthew he could have easily gone onto win the title. 

To see the final results and a match report from Martin Heath please click here.

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West Squash Division 1 Results – 24th February 2010

February 24, 2010 1 comment

Newlands 1 v Western 2 (18-2) Gary MacK snowbound

Strathgryffe v Townend (18-2) Stuart C missing for Townend

Giffnock v David Lloyd Renfrew (18-1) Chris F at No.2 makes the difference. Great win for Jamie Mac at No.1

Western 1 v David Lloyd West End (18-3) Lee G MOTM for DLWE

Newlands 2 v S.S.R.C. (14-11) Tough win for Mark F coming from a game down against Steven H at No.1

Cameron House  v Whitecraigs RFC (5-18) Good away win for the Rugby Club

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Peter O’Hara Joins Harrow

February 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Ex-Scottish International, Scottish over 35’s No.1, Coach, West League No.1 for Newlands Peter O’Hara has done it all in Scotland and I’m delighted to announce that he is now going to continue his squash career using Harrow rackets.

Peter was impressed by the weight and feel of the Harrow Vapor and felt it was the right time to make a change to the new racket.  And I’m really looking forward to seeing the ball being fizzed all over the court by ‘Pistol Pete’ wielding his new weapon!

For a full list of all Harrow players please click here

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Bridge of Allan Squash Masters – Results

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

The main results in the Bridge of Allan Masters last weekend were as folows (all other results are available here):

Over 35’s Peter O’Hara beat Simon Boughton 1-9  9-2  9-6  6-9  9-5
Over 40’s Craig Thomson beat John Meadley 4-9  9-4  9-2  9-4
Over 45’s Jimmy Wells beat Tom Adams  9-2  9-6  9-3
Over 50’s Peter Shivas beat Boyd Kidd  6-9  9-4  9-7  10-8
Over 55’s David Taylor beat Jim Dougal  9-10  9-10  9-4  9-4  9-5
Over 60’s George Porter beat Alex Everingham  4-9  9-5  9-7  1-9  9-5
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West Squash Division 1 Results – 17th February 2010

February 16, 2010 3 comments

David Lloyd West End v Giffnock – (4-18) Giffnock win without Niall Morris or Owen Hadden

Western v Newlands 1 – (7-17) Good win for Caron L

Whitecraigs RFC v Strathgryffe – (4-17) Matt Anderson was W/Craigs MOTM

S.S.R.C. v Western 2 – (8-13) 3-2 to Gary McKay at No.1 v Steven Halliday

David Lloyd Renfrew v Townend – (14-6) Stuart’s last game for Townend? Beats Lyall Patterson 3-1

Cameron H v Newlands 2 – (5-17) Good win at No.2 for Cam House

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Premier Squash League – Round 8 Tonight

February 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Tuesday night saw Harrow’s Alan Clyne playing for Surrey H&R as he joined many other of world’s best squash players compete in the Premier Squash League south of the border.

20 of the worlds top 30 players were on show including Nick Matthew, James Willstrop, Peter Barker, Adrian Grant, Daryl Selby, Alison Waters and Jenny Duncalf in what must be the best squash league in the world.

For full details click here

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British Nationals 2010 – 3rd Title for Nick Matthew

February 13, 2010 6 comments

Nick Matthew took his 3rd British National’s Title last night when he beat James Willstrop in last nights final.

Nick won the match 3-0 in 50 minutes and said “That will go down as one of my best performances – I didn’t make many errors and it’s not often you beat James 3/0”.

James admitted “I just felt lacking physically, no push, no spark, I couldn’t inject and so couldn’t use my racket”.

In the women’s final there was an upset as Alison Waters (seeded 2) beat Jenny Duncalf (seeded 1) in a thrilling 3-2 final; with the last game going to 12-10.

Alison said “That’s one of the best matches I’ve ever played, it was neck and neck all the way and I hope it was good for the crowd!”

To see the final results click here and to see the report click here

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Harrow’s Alan Clyne at the British Nationals

February 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Below is a report from the Squash Site of Alan Clyne’s epic performance against the World ranked No#12 Alistair Walker in the last 16 of the British Nationals in Manchester. Congratulations Alan – great match and also very unlucky at the end.

Alister Walker  did more than drop a single game against speedy Scot Alan Clyne, the fifth seed was taken to the wire, finally winning in five in 84 minutes, the longest match of the tournament so far.
Clyne took the first on extra points but Walker struck back to take the lead and all looked well. But Clyne is fast, fit and never stops, as many of his opponents will testify, and he took it to a decider.
Walker quickly established control, leading 3/1 then 6/2 then 8/2 with two glued dropshots. All over you thought, but back came Clyne, aided by Walker hitting the ball back to himself three times and now it was 8/7.

Read more…

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West Squash Division 1 Results 10th February 2010

February 9, 2010 2 comments

Strathgryffe v Western (14-11) – looks like a close one

Giffnock v S.S.R.C. (18-3) – looks like Jamie and Chris played for Giffnock!

Newlands v Whitecraigs RFC (18-5) anothe 18 points secured

 Western 2 v Cameron House (18-2)  Western back to winning ways!

 David Lloyd Renfrew v David Lloyd West End (posponed)

 Townend v Newlands 2 (14-9) – Good home result!

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Harrow 1-2-3 in the Scottish Nationals

The 2010 Scottish Junior Nationals saw Harrow’s Kirsty Lobban (left) win the girls U15 age group and Gillian Crawford come 2nd in the girls U19 and Chris Leiper (right) added a 3rd place in the boys U17s to complete the Harrow 1-2-3.

David Lloyd Renfrew’s Morgan Maguire won the girls Under 17s and there was also an all David Lloyd semi-final in the boys U15s between Ben Mazzucco (from the Glasgow West End Club) who was just piped by the eventual U13 winner Jason Lang (from the Renfrew Club).

And the future is looking bright for the West as  another two players took the honours in the U13s with Harry Anderson of Whitecraigs RFC winning his first national title and Adam Reid from Whitecraigs LTC/Newlands winning the U11s.

You can see all the results by clicking here

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