Squash: South of Scotland Masters Squash Championships 2010

15 09 2010

South of Scotland Masters
Squash Championships 2010

19th- 21st November

The 2nd South of Scotland Masters Squash Championships at Dumfries Squash Club have been confirmed for the 19th – 21st November 2010.

This is a Scottish Squash and Racketball Masters Circuit tournament. Further information available on Entry Form.

Deadline for entries: Friday 12th November 2010.

Downloads available:

2010 Tournament Poster see right

2010 Entry Form
South of Scotland Masters 2010 Entry Form (Adobe PDF)

South of Scotland Masters 2010 Entry Form (Word)

Dumfries Accommodation-Entertainment list
Accommodation-Entertainment List 2010 (PDF)

Accommodation-Entertainment List 2010 (Word)





Squash: Masters Home International in Cardiff

27 04 2010

Sue Strachan was the Dumfries Squash Club’s representative at the Masters Home Internationals competition held in Cardiff at the weekend. She played number 2 for the Scotland Women’s O35 team and played her part in a 5-0 defeat of Ireland. Scotland ended up third behind England and narrowly behind Wales. More details from Scottish Squash here.





Squash: Dumfries win big at East Masters

26 01 2010

Dumfries Squash Club was well-represented at the East of Scotland Masters last weekend in Edinburgh and came away with five titles out of the 10 on offer.

The Dumfries winners included Sue Strachan in the O-35 ladies event and Faith Sinclair who won the O-50 ladies title, both repeating their successes and retaining the titles they secured at last November’s inaugural South of Scotland Masters in Dumfries.

In the men’s events Dumfries’ “old” boys Abbie Robertson and Davy Rogan again contested the O-70s final with Abbie repeating his success over Davy who finished runner-up.

In the O-45s current Scottish Champion Jimmy Wells was in excellent form and won the title with a brave performance in the final winning 3-2 over Chris Holt from the West.

In the O-50s current Scottish Champion Robin Ridley, playing his first Masters tournament of the season after returning from keyhole knee surgery, was also in fine form only dropping one set throughout the tournament to secure a 3-0 win in the final.

So once again, Dumfries Squash Club continues to push well above its weight on the Scottish Squash Masters national circuit. Any players interested in being a part of, or finding out more about, the success of the club can call in at Dumfries Sports Club at Nunholm or visit the website: http://www.dumfriessportsclub.co.uk

Dumfries and Galloway Standard





Squash: South of Scotland Masters Open Championships 2009 Results

23 11 2009

The prize winners at the 2009 South of Scotland Masters Open Championships held at the weekend are listed below.

 

 

The full results for the tournament are available below.

SoS Masters 2009 Ladies Results

SoS Masters 2009 Mens Results

SoS Masters 2009 Mens Plate Results

The results files are in Adobe/PDF file format.





Squash: Inaugural SoS Masters this weekend

17 11 2009

An opportunity this weekend for Sports Club members to come along and support their local squash player!

This Saturday and Sunday provides the opportunity to watch some top quality competitive squash in Dumfries. Nunholm Squash Club is hosting the inaugural South of Scotland Masters Open Squash Championships. This is the first such squash event to be held in the South West or the Borders.

As a Scottish Squash Masters circuit ranking tournament it provides age-group competitions from the Over 35s right up to the Over 75s for men and Over 35s and Over-50s for ladies.

The Nunholm club currently has four Scottish Masters champions (out of nine) with Jimmy Wells in the U45s, Robin Ridley in the O50s and David Rogan in both the O70s and O75s

The tournament draw took place over the weekend with 85 competitors signed up.

Jimmy Wells plays his first match on Saturday morning in what should be a keenly contested O45s category which includes England player Tony Hetherington from Carlisle, fellow Scotland player Ronnie Carter from Lockerbie and Les Harkness who defeated Wells in the final of the Nunholm Club Championships.

The club’s Sue Strachan, who represented Scotland in the ladies O35s last season, will be hoping to do well on hot home courts.

Scotland’s top players Peter O’Hara and Simon Boughton are favourites to contest the O35 final. In the O40s, Craig Thomson from Aberdeen and Colin McMullan from Whitburn are touted for their title and at least 30 Scottish Masters internationalists will be on the courts at Nunholm this weekend.

Matches start on Saturday morning from 9:20 until around 6:30pm with semi-finals played on Sunday morning and the business end in the afternoon with the finals.

Entrance is free to all spectators to see some of Scotland’s top Masters’ squash players, some of the best squash seen locally and to support the home grown players.

The results and the subsequent rankings will help decide the Scottish team selections for the annual Home Internationals in May

The draw and details can be found here.





Squash: Draw for the South of Scotland Masters Open Championships 2009

16 11 2009

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From Friday 20th November to Sunday 22nd November

The draw has been made for the South of Scotland Masters Open Championships 2009. See below for details.  Read the rest of this entry »





Squash: On the road again

30 10 2009

A contingent of squash players from Nunholm Squash Club headed to Glasgow last weekend for the second Scottish Squash Masters tournament of the season, the West Masters, and achieved somewhat mixed results.

This was not helped by the absence through injury of two of the club’s current Scottish Champions notably Jimmy Wells and Robin Ridley.

In the over 45s, the club had two participants in the top half of the draw, Les Harkness and Jim Scriven, along with an ex-Lockerbie player, Russell Hunter, now living in the north-east of England. Read the rest of this entry »





Squash: Nunholm Masters on the road again

1 10 2009

A contingent of squash players from Nunholm Squash Club headed to Aberdeen last weekend for the first Scottish Squash tournament of the season, the Stonehaven Masters, and achieved mixed results.

In the over-70s, reigning Scottish champion Davy Rogan got off to a flying start winning both his round-robin matches in straight sets on the Saturday. He continued this form into the semi-final on Sunday morning. In the final he was up against an opponent 6 years his younger and narrowly lost each of the first two sets on the tie-break 10-9. This seemed to take the wind out of him and thus his younger opponent also took the third set to leave Davy runner-up. Read the rest of this entry »





Squash: Entries for the South of Scotland Masters Open Championships

22 09 2009

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From Friday 20th November to Sunday 22nd November

Entry details for the inaugural South of Scotland Masters Open Championships which are being held at the club can be found on this site, here.

Completed entries should be in Friday 13th November.





Squash: Off to the Masters Home Internationals

29 04 2009

Sue plays for Scotland this weekend

Sue plays for Scotland this weekend

Four from Nunholm Squash Club, and one from Lockerbie Squash Club, will be on court representing Scotland in the upcoming Home International Masters facing opposition from England, Wales and Ireland.

Two play this coming weekend. Sue Strachan starts her matches in Dublin on Friday the 1st May in the Womens Over-35 category. Meanwhile Scotland’s number one, the redoubtable Davy Rogan, is in Nottingham on the same day to play in the Mens Over-70 internationals.

The following week Scottish Champion Jimmy Wells plays for the Scotland Over-45s in Edinburgh. Joining him in that team is Ronnie Carter from the Lockerbie Squash Club.

Also playing in Edinburgh that weekend is another Nunholm Scottish Champion, Robin Ridley, who is playing for the Scotland Over-50 team.

And Sue Strachan has yet a second tournament in Cardiff in a fortnight’s time for the Scottish Womens Over-45 team.

Good luck from the club in their matches.





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.





Squash: Nunholm hat-trick at the BOA Masters

4 03 2009
Bridge of Allan Masters Winners 09: (From the top) Davy Rogan, Sue Strachan, Jim Wells

Bridge of Allan Masters Winners 09: (From the top) Davy Rogan, Sue Strachan, Jim Wells

Nunholm Squash Club again boasted an array of players at the recent Bridge of Allan Masters tournament.

The Stirlingshire club was the venue for the penultimate Scottish ranking masters squash tournament of the season. With a large turnout of internationalists and world championship players in the various age groups and competitors travelling from England, Ireland and Belgium the capacity grounds were treated to some exciting squash.

The first Nunholm trophy came in the final of the over 45 event. There Jim Wells from the Dumfries club always maintained control in an entertaining contest to win 3-0 over Chris Holt.

There was a near miss for the team in the over 50’s final where Robin Ridley went two games up against Boyd Kidd. Apparently however, on this the Feb 14th weekend, one of Kidd’s female admirers gave him a Valentine’s kiss and told him he had to go and win “for the girls”. Unfortunately this worked and it was Robin who kissed the title goodbye and lost a cliff-hanger 3-2. Nunholm will need to consider revising their motivational techniques. Read the rest of this entry »