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Scottish Squash Job Anyone?

footer (2)The closing date for the two salaried roles of 

(a) Coach Education and Development Manager and
(b) Regional Development Manager (West)
is now Friday the 1st November 2013.
All applications received to date will be considered.
Details have been updated on the SSRL web site at:

http://www.scottishsquash.org.uk/index.php/home/get-involved-job-opp 

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Scotland Reach Semi-finals in the European Team Champs

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It was a fantastic result for Scotland’s Mens team as they reached the Semi-finals in the European Team Championships at the weekend and finished 4th in Europe.

The team was Alan Clyne, Greg Lobban, Doug Kempsell, Chris Small, Stuart Crawford and Kevin Moran and this is the second year in a row that the team has place 4th in Europe, which is a wonderful achievement.

To see a full report of the match have a look at the Scottish squash web-site by clicking here.

To see the results click here

Click ‘read more’ just below to see if you can you spot the Scottish Referees – or click here

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The 2013 Scottish Junior Inter-Regional Teams

2013 Inter-regional TeamsWest win 4 of the 5 titles (Tayside & Fife take U19s)

West of Scotland Juniors stole the show with a flurry of gold medals, but were denied a all the titles by Tayside & Fife last weekend.

The first ever event at Scotland’s 2014 Commonwealth squash facility saw 108 players, representing the country’s best juniors, meeting at the new courts at the Scotstoun in Glasgow.

For Tayside & Fife, last year’s winners Elspeth Young, Craig Valente-Wallace and David Beaumont stepped up an age group and along with Calum Johnston and Rory Irwin denied the West a full winning streak again. The gold medal decider was against the West and after losing the first two matches, Tayside & Fife had to win the final two to win the title. David Beaumont & Elspeth Young stepped up to the challenge and took both matches 3-0.

David Ward, Chairman of SSRC (the oldest members squash club in Scotland), presented the prizes at what is hoped to be the first of many events at the Scotstoun facility.

To see the winning team members press read more below

Harrow Sponsored Katie Gregson-MacLeod – Scottish Under 13s Champ!

February 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Katie Gregson-MacLeod Feb 2013Harrow sponsored youngster Katie Gregson-MacLeod won a breakthrough Under-11/13 Scottish Junior Nationals in February 2011. This was a sign of very good things to come, as Aberdeen’s veteran Coach George Tierney recognised at the time.

Since then, coaching at Inverness Tennis & Squash Club from such masters as Garry McKay, Malcolm MacKay and Phil Williams has led to her game developing key strengths in touch and court-savviness. Now climbing the divisions in junior tournaments, Katie (at just 11 years old) has just won the Scottish Under-13 Title and she is now ranked No.1 Under 13 (& No.2 at Under 14!). She is very excited to be representing Scotland in the 5-Nations in Le Mans, France, in March.

Katie ranks her inspirations as World No.1 Nicol David and World No.2 Harrow’s Raneem El Weleily (not bad players to aspire to!)

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Scottish Open Racketball Championships 2012

Well it’s been all over the press (!) so you must have heard by now that the inaugural Scottish Open Racketetball Championships were held in Dumfries at the weekend (sponsored by Pathfinder Park Homes).

The tournament was a great successs with an ‘Open’ Championship as well as five different ‘Masters’ Tournamnets. The Tournament Director, Kieth Gristwood, organised the draws, the club, the catering, the sponsors, the players the markers, the trophies and even the night out on the Saturday (not to mention playing in the final; after a 5 set semi-final!). A great effort from all at Dumfries who helped him out.

And the Results? Well I thought I’d have a go as I’d no idea if I was any good or not and it turns out I’m OK, as I won the Open Tournament! Thankfully some of the “big guns” didn’t enter, but none the less I’m delighted and very proud to be the very first winner of the Scottish Championships.

Full results are available here

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Scottish Juniors U19s Squad Finish on 20 Year High!

 An excellent result for Scotland’s squad in Portugal at the 2012 Under 19 European Team Championships.

The No.11 seeds included Harrow’s Dougie Kempsell, Rosie Allan and Kirsty Lobban as well as Jamie Henderson and Chris Leiper; and they performed brilliantly in the ‘Pool C’ matches beating most impresssively Germany, but also Holland and Poland. These wins secured them a quater-final match against the Czech Republic which they also won 3-0.

The team then went on to play England in the semi-final, where unfortunately they narrowly lost 2-1 (to the eventual winners) but none the less they were the only team to take a tie from England.

In the 3rd/4th place play off match they eventually lost out to France 2-1, but to finish 4th, having been seeded 11th, was a massive achievement and the best result for almost 25 years (since 1988).

A special mention must got to Harrow’s Dougie Kempsell who won 7 out of 7 matches in the Tournament – a fabulous achievement.

If you’d like to see the results have a look here for the teams & here for individual results

Also SSq match reports are available:

here for Day 1

here for Day 2

here for Day 3

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Scottish Junior Open 2010/11

 The results for the Scottish Junior Open 2010/11 are as follows:

Under 19 Boys –  Under 19 Girls

Under 17 Boys – Under 17 Girls (no comp)

Under 15 BoysUnder 15 Girls

Under 13 Boys Under 13 Girls

Under 11 Mixed

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Commonwealth Games Squash

September 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The Scottish Squash team of Alan Clyne, Harry Leitch, Chris Small, Lyall Patterson, Lisa Aitken and Frania Gillen-Buchert flew out to today to compete in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

And the hunt for a medal in both the men’s doubles and the mixed doubles is the main target for the team; although I’m sure an individual medal would not be turned down either!

Good luck to the team (hope the athletes village is finished and clean!)

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Harrow’s Chris Leiper is Awarded ‘Peter Nicol Junior Player of the Year’

Harrow’s Chris Leiper won the 2009/10 ‘Peter Nicol Grampian Junior Player of the Year’ award this season and not only that but Peter was on hand to present the trophy in person.

Chris has had many successes this season including a top 3 finish in the Under 17s at the Welsh Junior Open , top 3 in the Under 17s Scottish Nationals (both events were European Grand Prix event) and Chris has been selected to represent Scotland at No.1 for the under 17s European Team Tournament this May in Prague.

All this and he’s Ranked at number 2 in Scotland for the under 17s. Congratulations Chris on a fantastic year’s squash.

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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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