Dear Teams/Captains/Clubs, Please declare your intentions for 2018-19 to Neil or Tony by return of email or text. At this stage we just need to know the number of teams entered; LM will be up and running for player nominations at the beginning of Sept. Matches to begin during the week of 24th September…….fingers crossed for 12 or more teams! Note: all clubs and previous captains contacted today – 4/8/18.
In Other News: ‘Big Jack’ Halford flies the Cornish Flag at the World Masters in Charlottesville, USA, and finishes in the top 8! Devonian Jon Gallagher, recent winner of the Swiss Masters Open, finishes in the top 16. ‘Little’ Jack Mahon is now up to 8 in the England U15 rankings…..at the age of 13!
Truro S&RC stalwarts Tim Smith and Neil Counter, together with ‘Big Jack’ Halford from China Fleet, entered the British Open Squash Masters event at Colets, London between 5th-10th June. This tournament is the most prestigious squash event in the World for masters players. Jack, now a fully-fledged England international and proudly wearing the famous red and white kit of his country (see photo below), did us proud again by just falling short of 3 pts in the semi-final against the eventual winner. Neil and Tim went out in the first round, Neil to the eventual winner and Tim to the England #7, but both then went on good runs in the plate. Neil just lost out in the semi whilst Tim WON IT!!!! All three deserve congrats so if you see them around be sure to tell them! Our trio flew the the flag very well indeed!
Full report to the West Briton & attached below……
British Masters 2018 Tim
For more photos & the WB report go to Events and click on Exhibition Evenings!
AGM HENDRA HALL, TRURO 22/5/18 What’s new for next season 2018-19:
- Playing Up – 3 times per half, so 6 per full season, a doubling of the previous ruling!
- This will facilitate new teams forming in our main clubs…….can we reach 15 teams making the ideal of three divisions of 5 possible again???
- Increase in player fee from £5 to £10 – the first increase in several years! Extra income to cover extra costs and falling revenue….
- Falmouth Club to host a Racketball Champs before Xmas and Super Saturday in May 19.
- The benefits of England Squash membership to be promoted to all league players…..
- A county-wide ‘squash healthcheck’ audit to take place Sept.-Dec 2018….
- New ‘Club Link’ CCSRA Committee members voted in so all six clubs are represented…..
The meeting was well attended this year and so a lot was discussed. The minutes will be posted as soon as we are able so you can see the fine detail……
Pawle Cup Finalists Together
Truro win an exciting Pawle Cup Final 3-2 against a talented Falmouth side. The result hinged on the titanic battle between the #2 strings, George and Jonny, with the Truro player taking it in an extremely tight fifth. Falmouth won at #1 and #3 in the closest cup final in years. In the Hine Plate, Bodmin won 3-2 with comfortable wins at #1, #2 and #3 against a spirited Bude SC.
Pawle Cup Final: Truro 3 V Falmouth 2
The Victorious Bodmin Team and Supporter
Hine Plate Final: Bodmin Dragons 3 V Bude 2
For full results go to Knock-Out Cup under in League Master; for all the action photos go to Pawle Cup & Hine Plate under EVENTS. George Marley, fittingly, was awarded The Gimson Cup as most improved player of the season.
A fitting climax to a great season and with many thanks to the Truro Club for hosting the event.
Jared & Katy, 2018 CHAMPIONS!
Neil, Tim, Jack, Tony & John
Six players from Cornwall entered the S of England Squash Masters at Winchester over the weekend recording a combined three wins with standout performer Jack Halford (China Fleet) reaching the QF only to go out narrowly 3-2 to the eventual winner in the tightest of matches. Surely Jack will get an England cap soon. Unfortunately, Tony and Jon pulled out due to injury from last weekend’s Cornwall Masters but Tim and Neil did us proud with two very impressive first round victories. Also flying the gold and black was Roger who also plays at Kennilworth S&RC. The Cornish certainly made their presence felt and are now well known on the circuit. Exeter is the venue for the W of England Masters on 5th and 6th January – you can enter via the http://www.englandsquashmasters.co.uk/ website.