County Squash Masters 2022

Thanks again the Brian for organising the event, and to Dianne and Mike for kindly offering to sponsor it again. A cracking weekend had by all…..Results below:
Semis Mark Howarth beat Matt Stone 9/11 12/14 11/9 11/7 11/4
Phil Thomas beat Max Knightley 11/7 11/9 11/9
Final Phil Thomas beat Mark Howarth 9/11 18/16 5/11 11/5 11/5

Semis Matt Harford beat Pete Keam 11/1 11/2 11/1
Phil Thomas beat Matt Waterton 11/5 11/4 9/11 11/8
Final Phil Thomas beat Matt Harford 11/4 4/11 10/12 11/5 11/9

Semis Tim Smith beat Dave Crossley 11/5 11/6 11/2
Mike Morgan beat Neythan Hayes 9/11 11/6 11/4 13/11
Final Tim Smith beat Mike Morgan 11/7 13/11 11/4

Semis Tim Smith beat Mike Morgan 11/4 11/1 11/7
Jon Wills beat Nigel Bell 11/9 11/8 7/11 11/9
Final Tim Smith beat Jon Wills 11/8 11/5 11/5
Final Nigel Bell beat Dave Scothern 11/8 11/9 14/12

Semis Dave Matthew beat Clive Trewin 11/4 11/6 11/7
Gordon Benboe beat Dave Cantwell 11/4 11/5 11/3
Final Gordon Benboe beat Dave Matthew 11/9 11/2 10/12 11/3

Archive 2021 Edition

Winners from the Phoenix Season Cornwall Masters Closed: O35 Mark C-H, O45 Martin T, O50 & O55 Tim S, O60 & O 65 Dave M. Gallery:

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Cornwall Squash Masters’ Closed @ TSRC 23/24 Nov. 2019
Main Finals.

O35 Stevie D (Tr) beat Huw G (Fal) 3-1;O45 Matt H (NQY) beat Tim S (Tr) 3-0; O50 Tim S (Tr) beat Pete W (Tr) 3-1; O55 Nigel B (PZ) beat Mike M (NQY) 3-2; O60 Dave M (Tr) beat Adrian C (PZ) 3-0; O65 Dave M (Tr) beat Clive T (Fal) 3-0

Plate Finals

O35 Alan P (Fal) beat Adam M (Tr) 3-0; O45 Pete K (Fal) beat Kev H (NQY) 3-2; O50 Mike M (NQY) beat Tony S (Bude) 3-0; O55/60 Russ J (Tr) beat Kev H (NQY) 3-1; O65 Mike D (Tr) beat Mike F (Fal) 3-1


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The 2018 Cornwall Squash Masters’ Closed – Sponsored by DAM CIVIL ENGINEERING LTD.


O65s  Dave Owen (St Ives) v Jack Halford  3-0 W/O; O60s Dave Matthew (Trro) v Adrian Cruse (PZ) 3-0; O55s Mike Morgan (NQY) v Kev Hugh 3-1; O50s Tim Smith (Truro) v Neil Counter (Truro) 3-1 – Neil Rtd in 4th; O45s Tim Smith v Julian Roberts 3-1; O35s Jamie Lang (NQY) v Phil Thomas (LCN) 3-2.  

Plate Winners: O65s Mike Dunning (Truro); O60s Clive Trewin (Fal); O55s Gordon Mackie (PZ); O50s Jon Wills (Truro); O35s Stevie Dickinson (Truro).






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The Sponsors – THANKS!


Presentations @ Truro HQ


Always a great match!


Old but still got it!

Archives from previous years:

Vets 2017 B Vets 2016 A Vets 2016 C

The Cornwall Masters’ Squash Championship 2016

This weekend the best age group squash players from around the county gathered at Truro Squash & Racketball Club for the annual Masters’ Championships which were contested across 4 different categories from ages 35 to 60. A good entry in the o60’s event culminated in a lovely match up between “king” Dave Mathew (Truro) and the “comeback kid” Glenn Mesney (Newquay). The first game was very tactical with Dave edging it, but then the defending champ added real pace and  aggression to his game play and took a solid 3/0 victory. The o50 category followed with long term rivals Tim Smith (Truro) and Neil Counter (Truro) newly “of age” and battling for their first title at this level. The final was a fast hard hitting battle but Tim showed a little more focus and emerged a fairly comfortable 3/0 winner. Next on the show court was the o35 final between two full current county players Phil Thomas of Bodmin (world deaf squash champion) and Matt Harford of Newquay. This was probably one of the best age group finals ever played and went all the way to a 5th and deciding set with Phil’s power and strength pitched against Matt’s poise and precision. Phil eventually came through the match to claim his first County title and both will surely be a major threat in the full County Champs next month (21st/22nd Jan 2017). Last on court was the o45’s final which astonishingly was a repeat of the earlier o50 clash between Tim and Neil. A refreshed and highly motivated Neil won the first two games only for Tim to strike back with the next two taking the match into a fifth set decider. This went neck and neck to the very last point of all with Neil winning through 15/14 on a sudden death final rally. The County committee would like to extend their grateful thanks to Truro Squash & Racketball Club for hosting the event, Clare for providing all the much needed refreshments and the outstanding Brian Goodman for organising his 15th consecutive Championships. Brian is himself a former County winner, who has sadly been injured in recent times and can no longer compete, and without his amazing energy and drive the weekend would simply not be the same! For anyone interested in trying this awesome sport please check the county website for all the contact details of your nearest club.

There was difficulty uploading all the photos from the weekend due to the number of mbs. The photos can easily be seen on the club’s facebook page – copy and paste into your browser…

Tim Smith & Tony Bowyer


Cornwall County Vets Closed 2015               21/22 Nov Truro S&RC            Brian Goodman

Another one to remember and BIG THANKS to organising supremo Brian Goodman who once again put together a superbly run event. 31 players entered but unfortunately we couldn’t get enough ladies for their category though we will try again. There were many aching bodies and lifeless legs by Sunday some having played three times on the Saturday. Pick of the first day encounters was the Over 50’s semi-final between Mike Morgan and Jon Wills. It really went to the wire with Mike playing that characteristic final drop to win but it would have made a great final. In the main finals on Sunday Matt Harford was his usual classy self with every possible shot in his repertoire; unfortunately Matt Waterton was on the receiving end for most of the encounter but certainly had his moments of good play also. The Over 45s was a marathon and we all knew it – the first rally between Neil and Tim was over 30 shots and that was the way it continued. At one point Neil looked like he had lost his head going 2-1 down but saw sense and intelligently leveled the match. More breathtaking retrieving later and Tim – in the form of his life – took the final points through his great consistency and fitness to take the Over 45 crown. In the Over 50s old China Fleet friends met – Mike and Kev. The latter stormed into a convincing lead but Mike, once more fluid in his movements, proved a little too accurate with his volleying and took the title for the second year running. In the Over 60’s category Truro’s evergreen Dave Matthew was just too strong for clubmate Mike Dunning who was a previous winner. Dave’s ‘volley drop deadliness’ was very apparent but Mike did well to counter the accuracy of the eventual winner’s lob serves. There were also some excellent games in the Plate competitions. Dave Priem took the over 35 plate beating Falmouth’s never-say-die Alex Head 3-2. Most entertaining of all was Pete Walker’s over 45 plate win over Pirate Ian ‘Hatchy’ Hatch. Pete stayed calm with his good length game whilst Hatchy had the crowd reeling in delight with his desperate superman lunges around the court! In the fifties it was fellow pirate Tim Poole who overcame Bude’s evergreen Tony Saxton, and in the over 60s another pirate, Chris Trewin, beat Falmouth’s Graeme Pearce. Brian and Tony presented the trophies…………….

Over 35    Matt Harford beat Matt Waterton 3-0  (Plate: Dave Priem beat Alex Head 3-2)

Over 45    Tim Smith beat Neil Counter 3-2  (Plate: Pete Walker beat Ian Hatch 3-0)

Over 50    Mike Morgan beat Kev Hugh 3-1  (Plate: Tim Poole beat Tony Saxton 3-1)

Over 60    Dave Matthew beat Mike Dunning 3-0  (Clive Trewin beat Graeme Pearce 3-0)

Mike V Dave Mike Dunning and Dave Matthew (O60)

kevMike Mike Morgan and Kev Hugh (O50)

Tim Tony Bowyer (presenting) and Tim Smith (Over 45 Champion)

mattmatt Matt Harford and Matt Waterton (O35)

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