Enter the Dave Short Masters tournament

The annual Dave Short Masters tournament takes place from 14 to 16 June in Pietermaritzburg. Please kindly note that a decision has been taken to restrict entries to the first 250 players that enter due to limited space for the functions in the lounge at Maritzburg Golf Club. Closing date for entries is 20 April 2013.

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Peter Nicol & Tim Garner Boost Olympic Bid With 7 Continent Challenge

26 February 2103

Former internationals Peter Nicol MBE and Tim Garner will contest 7 Squash Matches in 7 Days on 7 Continents in a bid to help raise the profile of Squash’s campaign to join the programme of the 2020 Olympic Games.

The Xodus 7 Continent Challenge, inspired by legendary British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Land Rover 7x7x7 (ie. seven marathons in seven days on seven continents), was conceived by Garner.

The Xodus 7 Continent Challenge will see the English pair travel more than 40,000 miles and spend over 70 hours on planes over the course of a week that will be a test of endurance both mentally and physically. Continue reading

Men’s World Team Championship

To MWT2013 Participating Nations

Dear all,

As you know the French Squash Federation organize the World Men Squash Team Championship in Mulhouse from the 9th to the 15th of June 2013.

This championship will be the last Squash world event before the I.O.C. decision regarding our registration in the 2020 Olympic Sport Program.

Therefore, I am sending you this email in order to ask you if you can help the French Squash Federation to promote this prestigious squash event in the entire world.

To do so, it would be great if you could include the link of the official website of the competition on your official website? Continue reading

Botswana Claim Historic All Africa Championship Gold

RESULTS: All Africa Squash Championships, Windhoek, Namibia

Men’s Individual Championship quarter-finals:
[1] Alister Walker (BOT) bt Jonathan Peters (NGR) 12-10, 11-5, 11-6
[4] Christo Potgieter (RSA) bt [7] Lekgotla Mosope (BOT) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
[3] Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) bt [5] Mwinga Lengwe (ZAM) w/o
[2] Rodney Durbach (RSA) bt [6] Michael Wood (RSA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-5
Semi-finals:
[1] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [4] Christo Potgieter (RSA) 11-2, 11-4, 11-4
[3] Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) bt [2] Rodney Durbach (RSA) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
Final:
[1] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [3] Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) 11-9, 11-4, 11-2 Continue reading

France Focuses On Men’s World Team Championship

22 February 2013

A maximum 32 nations – with representation from all five continents – will contest the 2013 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship which will be held in France for the first time in the event’s 46-year history.

The 24th WSF Men’s World Team Championship, hosted by the Fédération Française de Squash, will be held from 9-15 June in Mulhouse, at both the Espace Squash 3000 Centre and the Palais Des Sports – where action will take place on three all-glass showcourts.

It was in the French city of Nimes last year that the French Squash Federation first unveiled its three state-of-the-art all-glass courts at the 2012 Women’s World Team Championship. Continue reading

All Africa Squash Championships

All Africa Squash Team Championships
Wanderers Club
Windhoek, Namibia

South Africa captured gold and bronze when the team event at the All Africa Squash Championships was concluded this afternoon at the Wanderers Club in Windhoek after an intensive 3 days of pool matches .

In the semi finals, played on Wednesday evening, the South African A side accounted for the South African Under 23 team by two matches to nil.
Siyoli Waters dropped the first game to Tukkies medical student Senade Haupt, but then rolled off the next 3  to give the senior side their first point. Potchefstroom University student, Christo Potgieter, clinched the match when he defeated fellow student, Jean Pierre Brits in straight games. Continue reading

VOTE 4 SQUASH

Dear member,

As you will realise, we are entering the critical last phases of our Olympic bid led by President Ramachandran, and so need to build on the pace we have set so that, to use an athletics phrase, we drive to the line.

To update you briefly, you will have seen that a few days ago the IOC decided that wrestling would be dropped from the Programme after Rio 2016 and so make the space for the new sport for 2020.

At the end of May all the sports on the shortlist, with wrestling added, will make a presentation to the IOC Executive Board, who had planned to recommend one sport to the IOC Congress as a whole to ratify when they meet in September. It is now possible that they could recommend two or three sports to the Congress to choose from. We don’t know yet, but whatever the number we need to be on that list by continuing to develop our case in every way we can. Continue reading

Last chance to enter Bloem Junior Open

By Margo Morgan

Dear Parents, Administrators, Coaches and Provincial Squash Committees

Firstly, THANK YOU to all those who do a GREAT JOB in the interests of the game of squash. More specifically, thank you to those who have complied with closing dates for event entries thus far for 2013.

However, regrettably, it has come to our attention that once again people claim to not have received details regarding the SA Schools Selection criteria, the tournaments required to be played in for selection, the entry formats, the closing dates for tournaments, etc.

This has happened, despite countless reminders sent to administrators/ players/ parents and Continue reading