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DLR v Glasgow Uni – Home (Match Report) 25th January 2012

The University this week at home so we were expecting a strong performance as the Uni are struggling in the league at the moment.

First on was our new regular No.5 Jason (Lang) and he was up against Ollie Blackmore. Jason was into his stride from the word go this week and was playing a good length mixed in with some positive stuff to the front (or occasionally crazy stuff to the front as us old-boys would have it!) to win 11-6 and much the same in the 2nd to also win 11-5. However Ollie staged a good come-back in the 3rd as Jason’s positive shots to the front became positive shots into the tin once too often for my liking (crazy I say!) to lose this one 9-11. However he managed to screw-the-nut for the 4th and round off another good performance (11-5) to take the match 3-1 and another MOTM for me.

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New York $115K PSA Tournament of Champions 2012

January 21, 2012 4 comments

 Nick Matthew is the 2012 New York Tournament of Champions winner and he also regains his World No.1 spot for next Month.

Nick beat James Wilstrop in an excellent 85 minute final by 3-1   (8-11  11-9  11-5  11-7)

Have a look at the 5 minute highlights package by clicking here and playing the Squash TV Final Round up

In the Ladies final Natalie Grinham thoroughly justified her No.1 seeding as she thrashed Dipika Pallikal 11-4  11-3  11-3 in just 25 minutes to win her first TOC title.

(below is a great clip from the Shabana v Rodriguez match at match point!)

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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DLR v Newlands 2 – Away (Match Report) 18th January 2012

Newlands tonight and the bad news was that we were without Kev at No.1, but the good news was that it wasn’t Newlands 1st team!

So first on was our new No.5 Colin (Richards) v Gary Nicholson and what a start Colin made after initially going 1-4 down! A great come back saw Colin lengthen the rallies and play some great stuff to get to game ball.

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Artemis BSPA £11K Edinburgh Open 2012

 The biggest BSPA (British Professional Players Association) Tournament of the year is once again coming to Edinburgh Sports Club this January.

The Artemis Sponsored ‘Edinburgh Open’ will be on between 26th and 29th of Jan to showcase some of the worlds biggest names in squash.

To see the draws chick:

Here for the Men’s BSPA Draw

and

Here for the Women’s WISPA Draw

 

Hope to see you there to watch some great live squash.

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DLR v Western 1 Home (Match Report) 11th January 2012

Happy New Year! Well it’s good to be back after the holidays, but having eaten too much and put on about a stone I thought I was in for a thrashing against a tough Western side, but of course you always forget that it’s not just your team that hasn’t played much and has eaten all the mince pies! Anyway I was inspired to greatness by watching the Squash on TV this weekend (What a fantastic match; amazing shots and wonderful movement, which doesn’t resemble my game in any way!)

I was on first at No.3 against the legend who is Kevin Lawlor. Beating Kevin for the first time is still one of my best ever matches (back in the day!) and so a healthy amount of respect is due every time you play him.

The first was a tight one at 5-5 and any time Kevin had a volley he comfortably tucked me away, fortunately……… (contd below)

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