Top Schools in Pietermaritzburg this weekend

The Top Schools squash tournament will be played in Pietermaritzburg this weekend from Friday to Sunday and many close, exciting matches are expected.

The girls title will be a battle between the top schools with DSG, Pretoria (Northerns) and St Marys Waverley (Gauteng) fielding very strong teams. Makgoasi Peloakgosi (DSG) and Panache Sithole (St Marys) are two top ranked SA Players in U19 and 16 respectively. St Annes representing KZN and Epworth, who have been invited due to the withdrawal of Easterns will be teams who are capable of causing upsets. The following schools will also be participating: Springfield (WP), Clarendon (Border), Eunice (Free State) and Kingswood (EP). All the teams have provincial and SA ranked players.

The Boys event is also going to be very closely contested with no pre-determined definite winner. Rondebosch (WP) the defending champions will have to work hard to beat the very well balanced teams from St Andrews (Free State) and Kingswood (EP) in section 1. Section 2 will have past champions Selborne (Border) being challenged by Pretoria BHS (Northerns) and Paarl BHS (Boland). Glenwood, representing KZN and Northcliff (Gauteng) also have the ability to cause an upset to the seedings.

All the matches will be played at Epworth and Collegians courts during the week-end starting on Friday morning – the playoffs will be on Saturday afternoon with the final rounds at Epworth on Sunday morning starting at 08:00.

Nicol David & Nick Matthew Celebrate Historic Commonwealth Games Double

RESULTS: Commonwealth Games Squash, Glasgow, Scotland

Men’s final:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [2] James Willstrop (ENG) 11-9, 8-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5 (100m)
Bronze medal play-off:
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6 (53m)
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National Training Camp

National Junior Training Camp

Parkview Squash Centre

26-27 July 2014

South Africa’s top junior players : Aubrey Lawrence, Lawrence Kuhn, JP van der Merwe, Wayne Sithole, Justin Wesson, Kacey-Leigh Dodd and Makgosi Peloakgosi attended a National Training camp at the Parkview Squash Centre on Saturday 26th July and Sunday 27th July  in preparation for their participation in the World Junior Individual and Team Championships to be staged in Windhoek, Namibia from Sunday 10th August until Thursday , the 21st August. Continue reading

English Men’s & Women’s Medallists Assured At Glasgow 2014

RESULTS: Commonwealth Games Squash, Glasgow, Scotland

Men’s quarter-finals:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [7] Chris Simpson (GGY) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 (53m)
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [5] Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-8, 11-4, 11-5 (52m)
[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [12] Campbell Grayson (NZL) 8-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 (93m)
[2] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [15] Ivan Yuen (MAS) 11-1, 11-7, 11-3 (29m)
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Yuen Gate-Crashes Commonwealth Games Quarter-Finals

RESULTS: Commonwealth Games Squash, Glasgow, Scotland

Men’s last 16 round:
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [9] Alan Clyne (SCO) 11-4, 11-5, 11-8 (38m)
[7] Chris Simpson (GGY) bt [11] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7 (85m)
[3] Peter Barker (ENG) bt [10] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-7, 11-6, 11-3 (52m)
[5] Cameron Pilley (AUS) bt [16] Greg Lobban (SCO) 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 (51m)
[12] Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) 11-4, 11-6, 11-4 (35m)
[4] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [14] Steven Finitsis (AUS) 11-2, 11-5, 4-11, 6-11, 11-8 (86m)
[15] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [6] Alister Walker (BOT) 11-8, 9-11, 11-2, 11-8 (65m)
[2] James Willstrop (ENG) bt [13] Martin Knight (NZL) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5 (31m)
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