Archive for April, 2013

David Lloyd West End Club Championships 2012/13

DLWE Champs 2012-13The 2012/13 David Lloyd West End Club Champs are reaching their climax this weekend and we already have our finalist.

Monday’s semi-final between Sean Norris (seeded No.2) and Richard Cantlay (seeded No.3) saw an upset as Richard beat Sean 3-0.

The second semi-final was last night between No.1 seed Doug Macmillan and No.4/5 seed David Craig. Dave had an excellent 3-2 win in the quarter finals against Ben Mazzucco, but this was a match too far as Doug powered through to the final on Saturday.

Saturday will also see the plate final and two other competitions. One involving players who lost the 2nd round (the Super Cup) and the other for 1st round runners-up in the Plate (the Super Plate) – so should be a feast of squash!

If you’d like to see all the Competition Draws click here

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Whitecraigs LT&SC Club Champ 2013

IMG-20130427-00240Everingham’s clean up at Whitecraigs Club Champs!

The 2013 ‘Open’ and ‘Ladies’ Club Championships were won by husband and wife team Alex and Maurine Everingham this weekend.

Maurine won the Ladies Championships on Friday evening, by beating Sheila Reid in the deciding game of the 5 player round-robin and turned around last years result to reclaim her title. IMG-20130427-00235

Alex also reclaimed his title as he played Scot Morton in the Open Final on Saturday. Alex dominated the first two games and was well up (around 8-2) in the 3rd before Scott staged a remarkable come back. With the crowd demanding a 5-setter Scott dug in and Alex started to play with a lot more caution. This made the difference to the momentum of the match and Scott clinched the 3rd. Game on! The shift in fortune continued in the 4th game and when Scott got to 14-13 ‘game-ball’ it to looked like the 5th game was going to decide it.

But Alex had other ideas and after he got back to parity, he kept his concentration to win the tie break 16-14 and take this years Club Championship Title.

A really exciting game to watch and then dissect over a few pints!

To see more pictures click here or press the ‘read more’ link below

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Squash – Back the Bid for the 2020 Olympics


Andre Agassi, Kim Clijsters and Stefan Edberg have followed fellow tennis legend Roger Federer in backing Squashto be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020 (to see pics of who’s backing the bid click here).

“Squash is absolutely one of the best/toughest sports,” said Agassi, the eight-time Grand Slam champion and Olympic gold medallist in 1996. “The Games would be proud!”

Federer was one of the first leading tennis players to pledge support for his fellow racket sport: “I think it’s a wonderful sport. It’s unfortunate some sports don’t get the opportunity to be in the Olympics – I think squash would deserve it.”

Since then, fellow stars Agassi, Clijsters and Edberg have also given Squash their backing.

“I think Squash would be a great addition to the Olympic Games,” said Clijsters, one of the greatest ever players in the women’s game who won 41 WTA singles titles including four Grand Slams. “It’s a great competitive game and different from the other racket sports in not having a net dividing the players.

To see pics of other stars that “Back the Bid” press ‘read more’ (or click here)

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Scottish Racketball Open 2013 – Results

SORC_2013_Open_Final_ResultsThe ‘2013 Scottish Racketball Open’ took place at Dumfries this weekend and there was another excellent turnout including new players coming up from south of the border.

To see the full results click here

The Open was won by Nick Bond of ‘The Chapel Allerton Club’ in Leeds and his team-mate John Round also made it to the final.

Other winners came from as far north as Kirkwall and as far south as Cheshire, showing how Racketball is spreading around Scotland and the North of England.

Many thanks to Dumfries Squash & Racketball Club (!) for hosting the competition and especially Keith Gristwood for not only organising everything, but also winning the Over 55s National Open Title.

To see some pictures of the event please click here