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2019 Club Handicap Squash & Racketball Championships

Latest update - Saturday 30th November 2019

A relatively small, but very knowledgable, crowd saw some great Squash and Racketball finals last night. The bar did a brisk buisness and the nibbles and finger buffet were much appreciated by those who came along to watch.
The prizes and trophies were awarded by the Squash Committee Chairman, Andy Gilks.
Many thanks to Lyn Stockham, Janet Biles and Keith Loader who organised the tournament and did a lot of chasing to ensure that matches were played on time.

  • Squash main draw - click here
    • The Squash Final - Stewart Dipple (-15) vs Callum Watts (-15)
    •  Stewart won 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-9)
    • A relatively straightforward win for Stewart against a sub-par Callum who was hinded by an ankle injury and perhaps needed a few points from the handicapper (both had the same handicap) against the club No. 1.
  • Squash plate draw - click here
    • The Squash Plate Final - Giles Watts (-8) vs Paul Harrold (-6)
    • Giles won 3-2 (2-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-4, 11-7)
    • After playing in the Racketball final Giles was back on court with a Squash ball and quickly found himself 1-2 down again. However he made a great recovery to win the last two games and win the match 3-2.
  • Racketball main draw - click here
    • The Racketball Final - Lyn Stockham (-10) vs Giles Watts (-4)
    • Lyn won 3-1 (11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-9)
    • Lyn is in a rich vein of form at the moment and this showed as he quickly built a 2-0 lead although he was helped by Giles propensity to hit potentially rally winning shots into the tin or out of the court. Giles recovered some composure in the third to pull a game back, but Lyn's more accurate shots helped him keep a narrow lead in the fourth game and win the match 3-1. 
  • Racketball plate draw - click here
    • ‚Äč The Racketball Plate Final - Robbie Tompkins (-8) vs Steve Shave (-8)
    • Robbie won 3-2 (12-10, 11-7, 5-11, 9-11, 11-3)
    • This was a pairing of two runners and was probably the match of the evening. Robbie was two games up before Steve recovered to to make the match 2-2, however Steve "ran out of legs" in the fifth and Robbie's seemingly superior fitness helped him build an insurmountable lead to take the game 11-3 and the match 3-2. 

2019 Club Championships

The Squash and Racketball Championship finals were held at the club on 17th May 2019. A great evening enjoyed by all who were there playing or spectating. Many thanks to Jonathan Baker and Lyn Stockham for organising the competitions which, given the low number of entrants, was not an easy job this year. The Squash & Racketball committee will be looking at ways to improve the competitions next year and hopefully have a much larger number of players in the tournament. Got any ideas about how to do this, then please talk to a member of the committee.

This years finalists and winners were .......

  • Squash Ladies - Isabella White beat Janet Biles 3-0
  • Squash - Stewart Dipple beat Giles Watts 3-0
  • Squash Plate - Paul Harrold beat Paul Morris 3-1
  • Squash Vets - Gary Biles beat Jonathan Baker 3-0
  • Racketball - Jake Wilkinson-Tough beat Giles Watts 3-0
  • Racketball Plate - Mike Elliot beat Colin Turner 3-1
  • Racketball Vets - Mike Elliot beat Gary Biles 3-1
  • Racketball Vets Plate - Phil Horne beat Andy Gilks 3-0

Click here to see the photos, these are also on the club's Facebook page. 

2018 "Stiffs" Racketball Doubles Tournament

The "Stiffs" Racketball Doubles tournament has become a Christmas tradition at DTSC and this years competition added to that history. 16 invited players ranked 1-16, with No. 1 being paired with No. 16, No. 2 with No. 15 and so on. Split into two groups of 4 the teams play a round robin of matches of 1 game to 21pts. The team in each group with the most points play the final and the team with the least points in each group play off for the losers trophy "the Stiffy", the losers of the final winning the trophy.

This years finalists were Dave Whittingham & John Christmas against Callum Watts & Paul Breakwell. Dave & John's solid play and tactic of keeping the ball away from Callum eventually paid dividends and they won the final 21-15.

In the losers final Keith Loader (current holder of the trophy) & Giles Watts (a late replacement for an injured Colin England) played Simon Watts & Alan Membury. The match was faily even until around 12-12 when Simon & Alan pulled away and, despite Keith's desperate efforts, eventually won 21-14. So once again Keith gets the stiffs trophy for his mantlepiece for 6 months before handing it on to Giles.

Many Thanks from all those who took part to Any Notley for organising the tournament.


      Stiffs trophy winners Giles & Keith                                 Andy Notley with Tournament Winners John & Dave

For those of a sensitive nature I haven't posted pictures of Keith & Giles with the trophy, if you want to see those pics go onto the clubs Facebook page.     

Gary Biles - 28th December 2018

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