Another vintage year for the veterans of Cornwall! The 2018 Cornwall Squash Masters’ Closed was held at Truro HQ on the weekend of the 24th/25th November. There was a good turn out from all corners of the county and a new category was added, the Over 65s, by popular request! Those who were crowned county champs: Dave Owen (St Ives) in the 65s; Dave ‘The Master’ Matthew (Truro) in the 60s; Mike Morgan (NQY) in the 55s; Tim Smith (Truro) won the 50s and 45s, and newcomer to the county Jamie Lang (NQY) won the 35s title in dramatic fashion V Launceston’s Phil Thomas in a spectacular 3-2 final in which both players had match ball. Indeed it was an epic battle and will go down as the most thrilling final in the Masters ever witnessed! For more go to the EVENTS TAB and click on COUNTY MASTERS’ CLOSED……and see even more photos Facebook @ Cornwall Squash & Racketball!
A great weekend of RB at the FAlmouth HQ has just concluded with four new county crowns being awarded. In the O70s it was an all-Falmouth affair with ‘youngster’ and county president Terry Becket taking the title against defending champion Mike Fernilough. Both players showed great agility and skill in front of an appreciative audience to showcase why RB has a lot to offer after the squash rackets have been hung up. In the 60s, favourite and reigning champ Tony Bowyer really had his work cut out against a determined and extremely mobile Nick Banfield. In the end the 3-1 scoreline reflected more the merits of steadier play and fewer unforced errors. In the 50s it was an all-Pirate affair with Chris Davel taking on Ian ‘The Dive’ Hatch. The rallies were long and hard and most in the gallery felt for Hatchy who only and hour or so before played our a grueling 3-2 in the semi against Dave Smith from Truro SRC (Match of the Tournament). Chris put Hatchy to the cutlass in a ruthless display of errorless RB. The 40s final was fast and furious with Truronians Pete Ellicock and James Green taking centre stage. James did extremely well and probably won the more exciting rallies but Pete, as a hardened RB practitioner, showed his true class at the age group – quite an exhibition!
Thanks are extended to The Falmouth Club for generously hosting the event. The famous club is in good health at present with an active and forward thinking committee which is a delight to see again. By far the biggest thanks go to Mark ‘Sir’ Newton whose return to these shores and The Falmouth Club is surely great news for everyone in the squash and RB community in Cornwall. A great event!
Cornwall Masters’ Championships 2018 @ Truro SRC 24th/25th Nov. To enter, simply contact Brian G – email@example.com
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It’s all happening at The Falmouth Sports Club! Jonny Newton, seeded 2, won the Falmouth title beating top seed Martin Thompson 3-1 in the final of a superbly run Championships. Both players put on a fine display of attacking squash for the assembled crowd with Jonny’s 16-14 third game ‘steal’ proving crucial. In the Plate it was the in-form and much-improved Peter Keam (the slimmer!) who beat team mate Christian Thomas in an equally attractive match. Both Falmouth teams are doing well in their respective divisions this season – great to see strength and depth returning to the famous club. The main results have been uploaded to Squash Levels.
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Racketballers United, an important date for your calendars: SAT/SUN 17/18TH NOV. @ THE FALMOUTH CLUB.
Cornwall County Closed Racketball Champs – age categories SENIORS, O40/O50/O60/O70 with LADIES tournament as well. Kindly hosted at the great club itself with Mark N as organiser, a more detailed invite will be sent out 3 weeks before (late Oct.). But for now, put it in your diary!
Use it or lose it!
Mark & Tony
TEAM AND PLAYER ENTRY FEES DUE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER PLEASE.
Entry fees are now due for the 2018/19 leagues. Team fee is same as last year – £50 per team, if paid by the end of September, £75 after that date. Player fees have increased to £10 each, as decided at this years AGM.
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Dear Captains/Club contacts,
Team nominations are now due for this coming season. An email with basic instructions has been sent to all captains containing the CLUB and TEAM logins. You’ll need the CLUB LOGINS to complete your nominations in the next few weeks. Remember, your nominations also are your playing order which becomes fixed until Xmas (they can only be changed in exceptional circumstances – contact the Adinistrators). If unsure still click on:
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GREAT NEWS ON THE JUNIOR FRONT! Truro’s Louis Murray won the Exeter Golf & Country Club Junior Open recently with club mate Jack Mahon coming 2nd and Bude’s rising star Fin Irish coming 3rd. To read all about this Cornish success story please click on the link below to our junior site.
Just adding a big THANK YOU to the parents who spend countless hours (and pennies!) supporting their children at these events across the country, an amazing achievement given our geographic position in the country.
Louis Murray and Jack Mahon played a superb all-Cornish BU15s final at the Exeter Golf & Country Club this weekend. Louis eventually won the match 2-1 after a very closely contested final.