October Squash News

League Review
The October league winners were: –

1 – Darren Packham – 13
2 – Josh Davis – 23
3 – Russell Parker – 12
4 – Michael Frisby – 23
5 – Paul Goulder – 19
6 – James Ash – 25

Darren Packham was winner of division 1, claiming his first league top spot position, narrowly edging out
Jason Green by 4 points after last month’s defending champion Richard Reed was forced to withdraw.

The champion of champions this month was James Ash who scored an impressive 25 points and wins a
free Squash lesson.

My result of the month goes to Sunny Creasey for his 3-1 win over Richard Harding.
Racketball Pyramid

 

David Traynor once again remains on top of the Racketball Pyramid scoring an unchallenged 28
points.  The best of the rest however was hotly contest with 3 players all tied on 10 points.  Alun lewis
took 2 nd  place by virtue of having the most wins; 3 rd place went to George McGregor, with Trevor McAllister
4 th .

Beyond the battle for second place, Steve Frankland was 5 th  on 6 points, Carol House 6 th  Sam Gilliland
7 th  Toni Lewis 8 th  Sue Grealish 9 th  and Barney 10 th .

Dave Traynor was the most active player for the most managing to fit in 4 matches.
2018 Club Championship
Quick reminder for players to check their opponents in the club championships.  The finals and semi finals
nights have been set as Friday the 14 th  and Saturday the 15 th  of December.  I’d like for us to aim to get all
first round and quarter final matches played during November to make scheduling for the semi’s and
finals nights easier.
The draws are all online at:
https://challonge.com/2018racketball
https://challonge.com/2018vets
https://challonge.com/2018mensa
https://challonge.com/2018mensb
https://challonge.com/2018mensc
https://challonge.com/2018ladies
https://challonge.com/2018racketballdoubles
https://challonge.com/2018squashdoubles
Marking course
Hampshire Squash is holding a referee and marking course at Winchester Squash club, on Sat 10th Nov,
between 11am and 2pm.

The course will be run by Peter Goldson, a qualified ES referee instructor. It is a classroom based course,
involving video displays, group discussions and Q&A sessions. The course is designed to give candidates a
good understanding of the required decision making process, and other responsibilities of squash
referees.  The course will also prepare candidates for taking a subsequent online test, within a month of
the course, the passing of which would gain them  a Club grade referee certification.

Hampshire squash fund the course, so there is no charge, but places are limited and will be allocated on a
first come first served basis.

Places can be reserved by contacting STAN THORNTON 07889288209,  belgraviacars@hotmail.com   giving
name and contact details.
County Closed
The county closed is to be held at Winchester this year on the 3 rd  and 4 th  of November.  Entry ends on the
29 th  of October and can be done online by filling in this form: –  https://goo.gl/XDa1RC

The tournament is graded with categories running from the A grade through to the D grade so no matter
your standard you will have the opportunity to have some good games, along with the chance to watch
some outstanding Squash played by some of the professionals in the A.

I know of at least 4 members from Alverstoke who will be attending so good luck to all those who have
entered.
Squash Chairman
At the upcoming AGM we have need to fill the slot for a Squash chairman.  If anyone is interested in the
role and want to know more about what it entails can you speak to Dave Traynor who has had many years
of experience in the position.

Thanks
Paul.

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