Cornwall Closed Champs 2024


What a weekend of squash!

Yesterday afternoon concluded the 2024 Cornwall Squash Closed Championships with some cracking finals. Although the scorelines might not show it, they were all great matches with incredibly close games and superb squash on show.

It was also the first time that we’ve had two siblings in the final since Jonah and Nick Barrington.

The results:

Men’s Main Draw Final:
Jarod London (1) v Owen London (3) – Winner Jarod 3-0


Lady’s Main Draw Final:
Katrina Thomas (1) v Jeanne Naylor (2) – Winner Katrina 3-0


Men’s Plate Final:
Dave Matthew v Ed Hayes – Winner Ed 3-0


Lady’s Plate Final:
Jo Beaumont v Phoebe Bourne – Winner Jo 3-1


The full results can be found here –…/view/Cornwall-County-Closed

A massive thank you to:

🔹 Event organiser – Matt Harford
🔹 T-Shirt organiser – Rory Brickell
🔹 Everyone at Truro Squash & Leisure Club
🔹 All of the players, markers and supporters.

The Headline Sponsor – HatchBox Photography


The Sponsors – Blenkin Building Ltd, Caenstone, Wills Osteopathy & Sports Massage, Ridgeline Studio, Laskowski & Co


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Cornwall County League – Update

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It’s nearing crunch time for the first half of the Cornwall County League season, and it’s still all to play for!

In League 3, the Truro Juniors team (pictured) have taken the first half title with a undefeated run of ten victories, with a 12-3 win over Falmouth 3 last night. They are fairly closely followed by Bude 2 who are looking like favorites for the title in the new year…

In League 2, Falmouth 2 are currently topping the charts with a convincing 15-1 victory over Penzance 1 last night. However, it’s not over yet. Newquay 1 have two games in-hand. If they manage to get 30 points then they’ll take the league win by one point. Truro 4, Penzance 1 and Bude 1 are still battling it out for third spot, so it’s going to be close.

In League 1, Truro 1 have continued their recent tradition of being the team to beat, taking the title some time ago. Only six points are currently separating the next four teams, with Newquay 2 and Truro 2 safe from relegation. Falmouth 1 currently sit bottom, but have two games in hand. So there’s a number of possibilities for placings in the league, and nothing is certain as yet.

Nail-biting stuff!


Well done to all of the newcomers to the Cornwall Squash county leagues this year, we hope you’ve had some fun and enjoyable matches. And thanks to all of the club cooks for providing the meals (and pubs).

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Cornwall Masters Squash – 2023 Results

Sorry for the delay (it’s been a busy week), but the results are in for the Cornwall Masters Squash Champs last weekend.

Well done to all of the competitors taking part – big congratulations to the finalists and age-group winners!

A massive thank you to Brian for organising an excellent event once again and the staff/committee at Truro Squash & Leisure Club for being super hosts.


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🥇 Phil Thomas (Newquay) 🥈 Matt Harford (Newquay)

035 Plate Final
🥇 Mike Batte (Bodmin) 🥈 Adam Mather (Truro)

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🥇 Phil Thomas (Newquay) 🥈 Gavin Johnson (Newquay)

045 Plate Final
🥇 Julian Roberts (Truro) 🥈 Chris Thomas (Truro)

050 Main Final
🥇 Matt Harford (Newquay) 🥈 Martin Thompson (Falmouth)

050 Plate Final
🥇 Neythan Hayes (Penzance) 🥈 Jonny Blenkin (Truro)

055 Main Final
🥇 Nigel Bell (Penzance) 🥈 Ian Hatch (Penzance)

055 Plate Final
🥇 Mike Morgan (Newquay) 🥈 Kev Hugh (Newquay)

060 Main Final (no plate)
🥇 Mike Morgan (Newquay) 🥈 Nigel Bell (Penzance)

065 Main Final
🥇 Gordan Benbow (Penzance) 🥈 Dave Matthew (Truro)

065 Plate Final
🥇 Neil Stewart 🥈 Dave Cantwell

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The future’s bright for squash in Cornwall!

Earlier this month we had a fantastic team of 24 juniors heading up to Cheltenham for Stage 1 of the England Squash Junior Inter County Championship.

Playing some of the top players across the region, the matches were always going to be tough. However, our team competed incredibly well with a number of strong performances across the age-groups.

Some stand out mentions go the the girls squad, being the first to represent Cornwall at an inter-county event – massive well done!

Also to rising star Lewis Vinton, who won all of his matches over the weekend – a fantastic achievement.

The teams:

Under 11/13 Girls – Molly, Kate, Athena, Tilley and Florence


Under 11 Boys – Ruan, Zack, Elliot, Charlie, Rudo, Elijah and Paddy


Under 15 Boys – Tom, Etienne, Freddie and James


Under 17/19 Boys – Ted, Ed, Callum, Joe, Lucas, Taron, Myles and Lewis (plus Ollie, not pictured)


A special mention to Jamie and Alan, the two coaches and team managers. Without your dedication this wouldn’t have happened. And well done to the various club coaches for all of the training hours put into the young players.

Finally, thanks to the team sponsor S&S Carpentry Contractors Ltd and Archbishop Benson Primary School – Official for allowing the squad to use their minibus!

(Apologies if I’ve got anyone’s name spelt wrong 🙃)

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Racketball Doubles Festival 2023

📢 Event announcement!

Racketball Doubles Festival at Falmouth Sports Club

📅 Saturday 9th December 2023

Get your entries in!


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The Beast vs Superman

An amazing day yesterday at Truro Squash & Leisure Club!


Mohamed Elshorbagy and Paul Coll inspiring the next generation before giving the crowd a show with an exhibition match! 👏

Well done to Tim Smith and the Truro committee for another super night!


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Charity Racketball Festival 2023

What an event it was on Saturday for the charity Racketball Festival, raising funds for Cornwall Hospice Care.

36 entries, young and old(er) took part over a day of entertaining and somewhat exhausting racketball matches. Hosted by Truro Squash & Leisure Club, the event was divided up into an Open, 40+ and 64+ draw.

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The open and 40+ being two box leagues that were closely won by Jonny Newton (Falmouth) / Jarod London (Truro) in the open, and Pete Walker (Truro) / Neil Counter (Truro) in the 40+. To a large and exuberant crowd, Jarod and Neil took the victories in their finals.

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The female event was won by Shuv Garland (Falmouth), edging out Rosie Smith (Truro) in their final. And the 64+ category was won by Adrian Cruse (Penzance) with Dave Smith (Truro) in second.

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However, it wasn’t the titles that were key to the event. It was raising vital funds for Cornwall Hospice Care and commemorating those within the squash community who have recently needed the charity’s support.

We’ll let you know how much was raised on the day once all of the pennies have been counted…

A massive thank you to Pete Ellicock and Nigel Bell (with the help from Rosie) in putting on an outstanding event that was so well subscribed. A big shout out also to the junior players for taking on a sport that is often only associated with the older fraternity. It put racketball on the radar for being an enjoyable, face-paced and accessible game which will hopefully continue to grow.

A final thank you to the bar staff and committee at Truro club, everyone who competed / donated and the event sponsors:

➡️ Chapel Street Art Gallery
➡️ Treloan Campsite
➡️ The Rum & Crab Shack
➡️ BRIK Surveyors

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Mid Cornwall Box Leagues

New box leagues for the Mid Cornwall area – taking in Bodmin, St Austell, Wadebridge, Liskeard & Fowey. Starts October 2023. Email to sign up.


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