Squash: D&G Squash League underway for 2009/10

5 11 2009
So Below squash team 2009/10

So Below squash team 2009/10

The John Henderson & Sons Dumfries and Galloway squash league for 2009/10 kicked off last week. Boasting two divisions and eleven teams the sides from Nunholm have already been in action.

In Division 1 the So Below team overcame Stewarty CSC and Finite Engineering beat Bard Vet in a close encounter.

In Division 2 Cisco Systems beat the Stewarty Young Guns, the Lockerbie team, the Kings Arms, overcame Anderson Engineering, and also beat the Stewartry Young Guns and the newly formed Dumfries Cricket Club team dusted off their whites only to lose to Cisco Systems.

John Henderson and Sons

John Henderson and Sons - D&G Squash League sponsors

More details on the D&G Squash Leagues can be found on the Sports Club site here.

Squash: Nunholm players star in U-30’s in Castle Douglas

23 02 2009

Back Row (L-R) Chris Bellwood(4th), Chris McCutcheon(3rd), Iain Anderson (5th), Front row - Dean Brotherston (most improved player award), Steven Wallace(1st), Jordan Currie(2nd), Missing from picture - Scott Davies(6th)

Back (L-R) Chris Bellwood(4th), Chris McCutcheon(3rd), Iain Anderson (5th), Front - Dean Brotherston (most improved player award), Steven Wallace(1st), Jordan Currie(2nd), Missing from photo - Scott Davies(6th)

Last weekend saw the new Dumfries & Galloway U-30 Squash competition sponsored by Jas. P Wilson and Backswing played at the courts of Stewartry Community Sports Club in Castle Douglas.

A healthy entry of young players from ALL Dumfries & Galloway Squash Clubs played over the course of Friday night and all day Saturday. Due to the system played all players involved were guaranteed at least 3 games as they battled for final places.

The first round provided no real shocks but Callum Wilson of SCSC had to battle back from being 8-4 down in the first game against 11 year old Dean Brotherston of Nunholm to sneak it 11-8 and to then go on and secure a 3-0 win.

The second round saw the 4 top seeds progress with probably Chris Bellwood of Nunholm being pushed hardest by club mate Iain Anderson. Chris just had the edge on consistency during the match to secure a win and a semi final spot.

The semi finals brought together the top 4 seeds, all from the Nunholm Club, with the first between Steven Wallace(1) against Chris Bellwood(3) and the second Chris McCutcheon(4) playing Jordan Currie(2). Read the rest of this entry »

Squash: Last chance to enter DG U30 Champs

11 02 2009

The cut off date for entries for the Dumfries & Galloway Under-30 Closed Squash Competiton is this Friday, the 13th February. The competition is being held at the SCSC Club in Castle Douglas on the weekend of the 21/22 February. However phone entries can be given to Raymond Currie of Nunholm Squash Club on 01387 257036 or 07515 994172. The draw will be made on Wednesday the 18th.

Entry forms are available at the local clubs, Dumfries, Stewartry Community Sports Club (SCSC) in Castle Douglas, Lockerbie and Thornhill. They are also available online here – 2009 U30 D&G Closed Entry Form (in PDF/Adobe format).

New Competition for Dumfries & Galloway Squash

13 01 2009

An increase in younger players taking up squash with our Dumfries & Galloway Squash Clubs has seen the 4 main clubs come together to organise a new Regional Competition.

The Squash clubs based at Nunholm in Dumfries, Stewartry Community Sports Club (SCSC) in Castle Douglas, Lockerbie and Thornhill who all play in the popular John Henderson & Son sponsored Dumfries & Galloway Squash Leagues are launching a new Under 30 Squash Competition which will take place over the weekend of 21st/22nd February 2009.

The competition will be open to any member of a Dumfries & Galloway Squash Club who is under 30 years of age and will take place this year at SCSC in Castle Douglas. The Castle Douglas based club has probably seen the biggest increase of new younger players as the club has greatly improved its courts and facilities over the last 18 months.

Colin Davies from SCSC said “We are delighted to be the host club for this new competition and we hope to see a healthy entry of younger players from across all the Dumfries & Galloway Clubs. We would also be delighted to see as many spectators as possible over the weekend too as there will be a good level of squash to watch.”

Fellow organiser Raymond Currie from Nunholm added “The organisation of the competition has come together quite quickly as all the clubs have shown a keen interest in getting it off the ground. I would however like to express our thanks to our sponsors Jas P Wilson & Davy Douglas of Backswing for trophies and prizes.”

Entry forms for the competition are available from all the clubs involved although they are also available directly from Raymond Currie, telephone 01387 257036 for more details.

They are also available online here – 2009 U30 D&G Closed Entry Form (in PDF/Adobe format). The closing date is the end of Friday 13th February and the draw will be sent to the respective clubs by the 18th Feb. The early entrants get the t-shirt, literally.

D&G Squash Schools Competition

14 11 2008

The annual secondary schools squash competition will be held on Monday, December 8 at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

It will be held at Lockerbie Squash Club, Glasgow Road, Lockerbie, which has held the event for a number of years to promote the game of squash among secondary school pupils.

An invitation has been made by the club to all secondary schools in the region to encourage as many pupils to take part. Read the rest of this entry »

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