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.