Sam Clark wins the 2019 Squash Open

Sam Clark was victorious against Linda Prichard in the final of the 2019 Squash Open competition – winning the Club’s most prestigious individual squash title for the first time.

Having previously defeated Joel Reed in his semi-final, Clark managed to seal the title 3-0 in a well-contested final against Linda Pritchard, who was taking part in her first Open final – the first female player in the Club’s history to achieve this feat.

Sam managed to seal the Open title at the second-time of asking, having previously finished runner-up in last year’s final to Anthony Vrahimis.

A huge thank you to all the players who took part in this year’s competition and look out on the Club noticeboard and website for the next round of tournaments which will be launching later in the Spring.

You can view all of our previous Club champions – stretching all the way back to the 1970’s – here.

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Squash Ladder – Challenge Anyone!

The internal squash ladder has been running since September 2018 and it’s great to see that so many club members have supported this new initiative and taken part in some closely contested matches.

For those who are unfamiliar with the squash ladder format, we have an important rule which stipulates you can only challenge up to six players above you in the ladder, e.g. Player #30 can only challenge up to Player #24 – but no higher.

However, as we’re entering the festive month of December, as a Christmas bonus to our playing community, we have decided to waiver this ‘Six-Up Rule’ throughout December, meaning that from Saturday 1st Dec, players can challenge anyone in the ladder, irrespective of their current ranking status.

For example, if you are currently ranked #40 in the ladder and you’ve always wanted to have a crack at a player from the Top Ten, then this is your chance to do so. If you’re ranked mid-table and want to challenge our current Club #1 (Keith Hansell), then now you can do so.

All the normal ladder rules will remain exactly the same, with the exception of the ‘Six Up’ stipulation. So, from next month, this is your opportunity to climb the ladder swiftly and establish your new ranking.

The ‘Six Up’ rule will return from Tuesday 1st Jan 2019.

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Club Cup Competitions – Spring 2018

Club Cup Competitions – Spring 2018

The 2018 Phase 1 competitions have now been published.

The competitions comprise:

  • Dave Fox Trophy – Squash, handicap, open to all
  • Robson Trophy – Squash, non-handicap, open to players age 40 and over
  • John Perry Memorial Cup – Racketball, handicap, open to all

Please note that pairs will have to be eliminated if they have not played their matches by due dates to be fair to all and to keep the competitions moving along.

We are aiming to play all finals on Wednesday 13th June so please keep that evening free either to chase that cup or to support.

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General Enquires

Paul Evans - Club Chairman
info@lilleshallsquash.co.uk
+44 (01952) 812655

Membership Enquires

Roy Fisher - Club Treasurer
+44 (01952) 255885