Jared London (Bristol Uni and TR2) wins the County Men’s title for the seventh time as Katrina Thomas claimed her third County Ladies’ title, and young Ben Thorpe let’s everyone know he’s up-and-coming by winning the County Plate. Special thanks to Hatchbox Photography and all our sponsors (listed in the report) for making this a cracking and most memorable bounce back County Championships. Certainly by token of the average age it was a very youthful event which bodes well for the future of Cornish Squash. To see the FULL REPORT and PHOTOS go to EVENTS – COUNTY CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022.
Cornwall U19s made history by coming 6th in the entire country at Nottingham over the weekend of 15/16 January. It was certainly a first appearance of a Cornwall junior squash side at the National Finals since the tournament began. It was tough from the start! As seeded 8th they came up against hot favourites Yorkshire who had a certain WR 73 Sam Todd at #1, probably one of the best youngsters in the world! Cornwall also took on Hampshire and N Wales. To read all about their exploits please click on our County Teams tab, the U19. Alan did an excellent job of managing the boys – thanks!
Entries are invited to our Phoenix Season Men’s and Ladies’ County Champs held at TRURO HQ on Sat 22nd/Sun 23rd January – closing date for entries Sunday 16th at midnight. Please find all the info needed on the poster. Send entry form (or contact directly) the tournament organiser Neil C. NB All entrants are requested to be double/triple vaxed OR take a test within 24hrs of playing. Should the health situation worsen we will heed to any directives from the gov. or ES. A postponement date, if needed, will be set for this season.
Neil’s TR1 are Autumn League Champions after taking out TR3 12-4 in the final match of the league. All four rubbers were keenly contested with very little in the way of seasonal generosity being shown. It is well known that with a virtually unbeatable #1 you’re almost guaranteed the bonus points. Louis remains the top #1 based in the county with only a single loss to six times county champ and Bristol based Jared who turned out for his brother’s team recently. Congratulations to TR1 for the achievement and a huge thank you to all our clubs and players for making the Phoenix Season’s Autumn League happen. Merry Christmas all!
Rob Irish’s Bude SC take the Autumn League crown again with star player and #1 Fin (son of) claiming a perfect first half record of wins. The only blemish following the team’s run of 9 straight wins came at the Mennaye in the final week with a 3-1 defeat at the swashbuckling hands of the Pirates. The long journey down the Atlantic Highway was not a worry for Rob’s charges as the ‘Budists’ were already untouchable and therefore winners of the league. Unfortunately, the Div2 Champions are unable to accept promotion due to losing a key player to voyages afar – good news for Dave Priem’s NQY2 who occupy the relegation spot in Div1!
Bouncing back with a great weekend at Truro HQ and thanks to the amazing Brian (our expert for many years in such matters) the 2021 version of the CORNWALL SQUASH MASTERS was a huge success. A good turn out of the faithful and a few newcomers ensured there was plenty of action on court. The main finals were won by Dave Matthew (O60&65), Tim Smith (O55&50), Martin Thompson (O45) and Mark Campen-Howarth (O35). Thank you once again to Mike and Diane Morgan of DAM CIVIL ENGINEERING for sponsoring the event, to Brian as organiser, to Neil and Truro as hosts, to all who entered and stuck to the cv secure rules and of course to all friends and supporters. The full results will be posted but can already be viewed on SportyHQ and LM.
Great news! Our U19 county team of Louis, Owen and Fin qualified comfortably for the National Finals in Nottingham in January. Playing in Cheltenham in the SW group they were just pipped by Hampshire A losing narrowly 2-1 but we’re convincing 3-0 winners against Hants B, Avon and Gloucestershire. Congratulations to the boys, a huge thanks for the parents supporting them and a special thanks to Alan for managing the side. Alan’s full report is well worth a read…..