Archive for June, 2013

Match Day 2 July 6th – RASTA Racketball Saltire Tour @ Dalgety Bay

acquia_marina_logoSpecialist Squash Court Lighting & Controls “Durable Technologies” are the proud sponsors of Match Day 2 of Racketball Around Scotland’s Saltire Tour.

Dalgety Bay will be the host club on Saturday 6th July and Stuart Black (Sales & Marketing Director for Durable Technologies) said “It’s great to support racketball as it grows in Scotland and the RASTA tour has really helped establish the new sport in many clubs.”

Thanks very much to Stuart and Durable Technologies; and if your squash courts (or offices) are looking a bit dingy I’m sure Stuart will be able to illuminate you!

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Match Report – 2013 Ballyearl Guinnesss Festival of Squash

2013 Ballyearl TeamRoving reporter – Simon Pollock provides us with a report that is just vague enough to keep up the old adage “what goes on tour, stays on tour!”

Ballyearl – Northern Ireland June 2013 – A particularly tough tournament this year by all accounts! As I walked into the Ballyearl Bar the first member I met held out his hand saying “Are you the new guy? Good luck, I hope you make it!”. So it was straight into it with no hanging around as the first round was ordered.
As the Ballyearl virgin, I went on at 5 (pints) literally against a particularly handy, and crucially sober female and immediately discovered drunk squash is a dark art. After half an hour of playing “which ball should I hit” she said “why are you playing after 5 pints” to which I replied “I thought that was the rules”.
At 4 (foot) Stu Ward climbed out of my hand luggage raring to go. Didn’t see much of this one but must have been a tough game as he had to leave early muttering something about hitting a wall….

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Scotland Team for the World Team Championships in France

dwt_dw8 To see the Scotland Team for the WSF Men’s World Teams that start on Sunday (and all the other teams!) click here

You can also see how the teams have done in the past by clicking here

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Ken Gibbs R.I.P. Squash Legend

Ken Gibbs - Squash Legend

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Results of the 1st RASTA Racketball Tournament of the Season @ Glasgow’s David Lloyd West End Club


It was a fantastic start to the Racketball season at David Lloyd in Glasgow’s West End as a 30 strong field lined up to produce the 2013’s 1st Ranking List of this year’s Saltire Tour.

The Premier Division saw the top two from last year’s Ranking List compete for top spot. The winner was Richard McBride from Colinton Castle in Edinburgh who won 2-1 in a tightly contested final.

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