Squash: Nunholm trophies at the 2009 Scottish Masters Championships

10 03 2009

The Nunholm Squash Club contingent had a successful trip to the 2009 Scottish Masters National Championships in Aberdeen at the weekend. They followed up their successes at the Bridge of Allan Championships by coming away clutching yet more ‘silverware’. In total they reached seven finals and plate-finals which resulted in four Scottish titles for the club.

Left to right: Sue Strachan (over-35 runner-up), Davy Rogan (over-70 and 75 champion), Keith Gristwood (over-50 plate runner-up), Jimmy Wells (over-45 champion), Raymond Kirk (over-55 plate runner-up), Robin Ridley (over-50 champion)

Left to right: Sue Strachan (over-35 runner-up), Davy Rogan (over-70 and 75 champion), Keith Gristwood (over-50 plate runner-up), Jimmy Wells (over-45 champion), Raymond Kirk (over-55 plate runner-up), Robin Ridley (over-50 champion)

Jimmy Wells became Scottish over-45 champion by beating the number two seed, Chris Holt, by three games to one. Robin Ridley won the over-50s competition after his opponent had to retire due to a torn calf muscle when the score was 8-9 in the first game.

Davy Rogan retained his over-70s title and picked up the over-75 one as well for good measure. This meant the redoubtable Rogan played in two round-robin competitions, a total of five hard games.

Sue Strachan was unable to go one further than last year and was again runner-up to her nemesis, Rosie Wilson, in the women’s over-35 competition. She lost to her in two finals at the Nationals last year although Sue was “much closer this year”.

Keith Gristwood was runner-up in the over-50 plate competition as was Raymond Kirk in the over-55 plate.

All the Nunholm team that ventured north are to be congratulated on their performances, and for also battling through snow, sleet, hail and lightning to do so, as is Ronnie Carter from the Lockerbie club who also competed and was also selected for Scotland.

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