The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle of Man Championships 2021 – Semi-finals night

The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle of Man Championships 2021 continues tonight at 6:30pm.

Please can all participants be at the courts at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of their scheduled match and where possible please arrive at 6:30pm to assist with marking of first round matches.

After the final on Friday, we have a reserved room at the Horse & Plough and hope to see as many of you there as possible. The first drink for any participant will be paid for by the SRA.

If you have not collected a tournament T-shirt, please collect tonight.

Draw:

https://iomsquash.leaguemaster.co.uk/cgi-county/icounty.exe/showtournament?tourid=57&source=tourlist

Order of Play:

Don’t forget to register on squashlevels to enter the free prize draw:

The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle of Man Championships 2021 – Day 2

The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle of Man Championships 2021 continues tonight at 6:30pm.

Please can all participants be at the courts at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of their scheduled match and where possible please arrive at 6:30pm to assist with marking of first round matches.

If you have not collected a tournament T-shirt, please speak to Thom on the night.

Draw:

https://iomsquash.leaguemaster.co.uk/cgi-county/icounty.exe/showtournament?tourid=57&source=tourlist

Order of Play:

Don’t forget to register on squashlevels to enter the free prize draw:

The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle of Man Championships 2021 – Day 1

The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle of Man Championships 2021 starts Monday 14th June at 6:30pm.

Please can all participants be at the courts at least 10 minutes prior to the commencement of their scheduled match and where possible please arrive at 6:30pm to assist with marking of first round matches.

Payments of the entry fee will be accepted either through cash or card. Tournament shirts will not be given out until payment is made.

Draw:

https://iomsquash.leaguemaster.co.uk/cgi-county/icounty.exe/showtournament?tourid=57&source=tourlist

Order of Play:

During the tournament, we are also running a competition in partnership with Squashlevels:

Head over to  https://www.squashlevels.com/ to enter now!

 

Juniors catch up on postponed matches

Juniors catch up on postponed matches

The two Junior Academy squash teams had to postpone some league fixtures due to important exams, and these matches were played over the half-term week. 

Argosy Junior Academy played two B league matches in one week and lost both 3-2. They started with a close encounter with Racketeers Pioneers, the latter teams top two players Dafydd Lewis and Baillie Watterson both recording good 3-1 and 3-0 wins. The third victorious racketeer was Marc Taggart who, after watching his 2-0 lead being clawed back to 2-2 by Ben Leith, just edged the fifth 15-12. The Juniors wins came through Isaac Quayle who defeated James Leith, while his team mate Emma was the only Leith to win on the night, defeating the Racketeers chief strategist Andy Dalrymple 3-0. 

Their second match was against Outcasts whose top two players Chris Cave and Liam Davies both triumphed 3-0 over Isaac Quayle and Harvey Douglas respectively. However the Juniors lower order players Leighton Ginty and Ben Leith both played well, with Leighton winning 3-1 against Stuart Highy and Ben winning 3-1 against Mark Henson. The closest match of the night was between Emma Leith and Outcasts captain Peter Ginty, with Ginty eventually clinching the win for Outcasts 3-2 in five very close competitive games.

The C league junior team, Chrystals Junior Academy, played the Falcons in their rearranged fixture and it turned into another tight contest. The Juniors won the two top order matches with the much improved Leighton Ginty and captain Beth Jones gaining 3-0 and 3-1 victories over their opponents, with the match between Beth Jones and Lance Wyllie being particularly exciting and very close with just 4 points separating the players when the points were totalled up. However the lower three contests were all convincingly won 3-0 by the Falcons’ Vicky Watterson, Simon Jones and Sarah Simpson, giving Falcons the overall victory.

The Picture shows three of the Chrystals Junior Academy team that played the Falcons. Left to Right – Leighton Ginty, Callum Larkin and Harrison Callow. 
The other 2 team members not included in the picture were Beth Jones (Captain) and Amaline Batty.

 

Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle Of Man Closed Squash Championship 2021

Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle Of Man Closed Squash Championship 2021

The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle Of Man Closed Squash Championships is scheduled to be played at the NSC in mid June this year. Matches will take place between 6pm and 9pm, with the first round taking place on Monday 14th June, subsequent rounds will be played throughout the week with the final scheduled for about 7.30 pm on Friday 18th June. Spectators are free to attend and will witness some top class squash played by the Islands leading players. 

The top seed and last years winner is Nathan Mead, previously a top ranked England junior player, he is based in Gloucester and currently represents that county. He qualifies to represent the Isle of Man as his father is a Manx man. The second seed will be Dave Norman who is reaching the twilight of his squash career, but is still a dominant force in IOM Squash and remains undefeated this season. He has won the IOM championships on 25 occasions and was silver medallist in the last Island Games. 

Apart from these two there will be the usual suspects as other contenders; the experienced Ashley Sandyford-Sykes is currently number 2 on the IOMSRA rankings list, IOM team captain Thom Whiteway, IOM junior development coach Pat Fitzpatrick and ex new Zealand junior champion Hamish Thornton could all cause upsets on their day. 

The picture above shows the two top seeds in the Tournament. The current defending champion Nathan Mead is on the left and on the right is Dave Norman, he has dominated Manx squash for the last 25 years.