Nunholm Squash Masters go North

26 02 2008

The Scottish Masters Closed Championships are on this weekend in Aberdeen and will have a strong representation from the Nunholm Squash Club.

Sue Strachan in the over-35 and over-40’s women’s competitions hopes to be well placed and has a full weekend with five tough matches to play. Les Harkness is the club’s sole representative at over-40’s and Jim Wells moves on to join Ronnie Carter in the over-45’s in the largest of all the age group draws. Abbie Robertson hopes to catch the eye of the selectors at over-65 and Davy Rogan ,who is the reigning Scottish champion and number 1, hopes to hang on to his title despite strong opposition by “the young guy” in the draw who is “only 70”! The club wishes them good luck in their trek north.

This follows on from a campaign of Masters Squash around Scotland where club players have been up there with the best.

In late January the club contingent were at the East of Scotland Squash Masters in Edinburgh. There Davy Rogan triumphed in the over-70’s event to become East Champion outclassing his opposition on the way to the title. Robin Ridley won the East of Scotland over-50’s Open comfortably and Sue Strachan was pipped at the post coming runner-up in the Ladies’ over-35 event.

In February they were at it again, this time in the Bridge of Allan Open Masters Tournament. Once more they figured in the finals. Davy Rogan repeated his East of Scotland victory by winning the over 70’s event. Sue Strachan was beaten again in a Masters final in the Ladies’ over-35 event but is hopeful that the results will put her in a good position to be selected when the Scottish National teams are announced in March.

Nunholm hopes to have representatives at several Scotland age groups for the Home Internationals in May 2008.

The squash club are always keen to see new players, junior or senior, and they are welcome to come down and make themselves known at the Nunholm clubhouse. Dumfries Sports Club, of which the Nunholm Squash Club is one part along with cricket, tennis, hockey, running and gym sections, are starting their membership week this weekend. So this is an ideal time to investigate playing squash at the club. Further information is available at or at the Sports Club on 01387 252527.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard article



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