Shuv at Birmingham
Siobhan (‘our Shuv’) Garland from Falmouth has won the Woman’s O55’s Racketball National title held at Edgbaston Priory in Birmingham over the weekend. Her 2nd national title! It is rare to see someone completely shocked to have won a National Title but this was the case in the Over 55’s when Siobhan defeated long standing rival Lesley Sturgess (Derby). Our Shuv played fantastic racketball throughout, fighting hard and taking her chances when they came, a brilliant performance as it always has to be to get anywhere near the quality of serial RB champion Sturgess. Game scores:
2/11, 11/9, 8/11, 16/14, 11/9 phew! In that heat!
AGM NEWS…..SEASON 22-23 – MEALS TO RETURN, TEAM REGISTRATION TO RETURN and the possibility of 3 divisions TBD. CONGRATULATIONS TO MATT H FOR BEING ELECTED OUR NEW CCSRA CHAIRPERSON. A fond farewell to Tony after ten years of sterling service to CCSRA…..To read the minutes of our AGM 2022 click on the tab above.
Chairman’s Farewell Report 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Peyton from St Ives. Jim will be fondly remembered amongst the legends of Cornwall from the 80s and 90s. He played for the St Ives Club during the squash heydays after settling in Cornwall from Wiltshire. He became a regular in the county side and also played for Ireland O45s having been their national champion. Many will remember his tenacity on court and those unretrievable boasts just inches above the tin. A great competitor, Jim lost his fight to the big C….in a ‘tie break in the fifth’, you might say and will be sorely missed by family, friends and all of us from the squash community. His funeral will take place at Treswithian Downs Crematorium, Camborne on Monday 20th June at 2:30pm followed by a wake at West Cornwall Golf Club, Lelant. RIP Jim.
TR1 Captain and TSLC Chairman Neil Counter will surely feel elated! Truro are County Champions again after taking the title in style by winning both Autumn and Spring Leagues thereby making a play-off unnecessary for the first time since it was introduced. The final fixture of the season was delayed somewhat but by winning 3-1 against club rivals TR3 they ensured both hands on the famous Boardwalk trophy. A night of celebration will not distract from the next objective, the Pawle Cup at Falmouth on Super Saturday 7th May from 2pm – all welcome. Our traditional end of season will see 4 teams in action at Falmouth and plenty of space to pitch a tent should you wish to join the customary jollity including a chance to go OUT OUT in the town! Thank you to Huw et al! Bude look to have booked their place in the Hine Plate Final but two semis will be needed before we know all the teams present at our season’s climax! Watch this space…….
Truro School’s KS5 team became All England National Squash Champions by beating defending champions Wycliffe 4-1 in the final in Nottingham. This is the first time that the school has won a National title at any sport. Team head coach Tim Smith was ably supported by co-coaches Alison Waters and Jamie Lang. This is the culmination of many years of development in squash at Truro School and probably represents thousands of hours of training both before and after school. It is also the first time that a Cornish side has triumphed on the National stage in our sport – a truly historic occasion. You’ll all be familiar with the mini-heroes in Tim’s team as they all play in our CCSRA county leagues another factor in their rapid rise to stardom! Please spread the word and celebrate as you think fit!
Truro Squash and Leisure Club look forward to welcoming 4 of the best players in the World for our big exhibition evening on March 19th.
Paul Coll is the new World no1 and Joel Makin the European no1. They are also surely two of the finest and also fittest players on tour right now and will offer fun games v our top 2 club members followed by a full scale challenge match in front of a packed audience. Gina Kennedy, World no10 and Jazz Hutton, world no30 are two of the fastest rising female stars in the sport and will offer a junior/ladies clinic and exhibition match to promote the women’s sport here in Truro. They are both
heading for the very top of the rankings and represent the future of World Squash…
The event is completely sold out and is another gigantic coup for our flourishing squash and racketball club.
Pawle Cup and Hine Plate Rd 1 and semi-finals scheduled for mid-to-late April, same format with all 6 clubs invited to enter. Towards the end of March an order will be taken from the six clubs which the draw will be based on. The highest placed Div1 club will play the lowest placed Div2 club. 1 v 6, 2 v 5 & 3 v 6. POINTS FOR and AGAINST will determine who proceeds. The highest scoring winning club will earn an automatic place in the final @ FALMOUTH on SUPER SATURDAY 7th MAY. Likewise the highest scoring loser, leaving the others to play out semi-finals.
Cornwall Racketball Champs @ Falmouth 9th and 10th April – Mark Newton organising. More info out in mid-March!
SENIORS @ HOVE SQUASH CLUB in ICC 26/27 Feb. Alan Murray managing the side, Jared capt.; OVER 45s and 55s away in Wilts and Somerset ST PIRAN’S DAY 5th MARCH. Matt Harford and Neil Counter in charge respectively. Results on Leaguemaster.