Congratulations to Crowe Dragons on becoming IOMSRA Division B Winners

The final round of IOMSRA Division B Fixtures was played on Thursday 4th April resulting in the Crowe Dragons becoming the winners of the B League. The team is pictured below. From left to right – Oliver Wait, Ben Peach, Jon Shepherd (Captain), Magnus Lamprecht and Peter Ferguson. Other players that have played for Crowe Dragons but not pictured below are – Lyndon Cheetham, Steve Gaylor, Beth Jones, Darren Smethurst , Brian Cowley, Steve Morley and Oliver Williams.

Division B has been very close since Christmas as the final placings in the table below shows – 

Division B Champions

Crowe Dragons won the pre-Christmas block of the league fixtures and Crowe Dragons also won the post-Christmas block therefore as they won both these blocks they are the undisputed IOMSRA Division B winners. The is no need for a B league final to be played.

Report on European Nations Team Championships Division 3 at the end of Play Off Stages – Friday 5th April/Saturday 6th April

The Isle Of Man Squash Team are currently competing in the European Nations Team Championships, Division 3. Both a Mens and Women’s team have been entered. They have spent the last 2 days competing in Play Off matches to find their positions in the ETC Division 3 Rankings.

To get to the Website with full details of draws, groups and matches use the link below – 

https://www.europeansquash.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=58F1381A-ECD5-49DB-8F16-12B0FB770856

The women’s team is very young and inexperienced and will benefit greatly from this opportunity to represent the Isle of Man against other European countries. The Women’s team consisted of  Beth Jones, Michelle Smith and Amaline Batty.

The Women’s team have completed their Play Off matches. The results are shown below –

The Men’s team is a little bit more experienced but still very young and they too will benefit from this opportunity to pit their skills against other European teams. The team consisted of Thomas Whiteway, Oscar Hill, Malcolm Levy, Pat Fitzpatrick and Les Callow who was also the Isle of Man team manager.

The Mens team have completed their Play Off matches and the results can be seen below –

Les Callow the team manager will be writing a full report on the tournament which will include a picture of the Isle of Man Squad in the not to distant future so look out for this.

Report on European Nations Team Championships Division 3 at the end of Group Stages – Wednesday 3rd April/Thursday 4th April

The Isle Of Man Squash Team are currently competing in the European Nations Team Championships, Division 3. Both a Mens and Women’s team have been entered.

The IOM have taken a very young and relatively inexperienced team this year. The Men’s team is represented by Thomas Whiteway, Oscar Hill, Malcolm Levy and Pat Fitzpatrick. The Women’s team consists of  Beth Jones, Michelle Smith and Amaline Batty. The team manager is Les Callow.    

To get to the Website with full details of draws, groups and matches use the link below – 

https://www.europeansquash.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=58F1381A-ECD5-49DB-8F16-12B0FB770856

The Mens team have completed their group matches, they are in a very tough group and the results can be seen below –  

The Women’s team have also completed their group matches. The result are shown below – 

The next 2 days the teams will be competing in Play off matches to find their positions in the ETC Division 3 Rankings.

 

 

 

Congratulations to Cannell Print on becoming IOMSRA Division A Winners

The final round of IOMSRA Division A Fixtures was played on Monday 1st April resulting in Cannell Print becoming the winners of the A League. The team is pictured below. From left to right – Ben Peach, Mike Hayler, Thomas Whiteway (Captain), Rob Colquitt and Dave Freer. Players that played for Cannell Print not pictured are – Ashley Sandyford Sykes, Joshua Green and Oliver Wait.

Division A has been very close since Christmas as the final placings in the table below shows – 

Division A Champions

EasyGym won the pre-Christmas block of the league fixtures and Cannell Print won the post-Christmas block therefore the overall IOMSRA Division A winner will be decided by a final between these two teams. This final will be played on Monday 29th April at the NSC. All four courts have been booked so the other A league teams can play a friendly match whilst the final is taking place.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTIAN WEBSTER – PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2019

Christian Webster is IOM Squash Rackets Association POM (Player of the Month) for March 2019 with a phenomenal record points increase of 71.5%, the highest points increase since POM was introduced. Christian played 9 matches that impacted his playing level and in 7 of these he recorded a significant increase in his playing level.

Emma Leith is the second placed player, her increase was 43.2%, she is yet another promising junior who is coming on in leaps and bounds and is surely destined to represent the IOM in the not too distant future.

Veteran player Les Callow came third and proves it is never too late to improve your game.

The five most improved players in March are listed below –

1 Christian Webster – points moved from 396 to 679 = 71.5%

2 Emma Leith – points moved from 336 to 481 = 43.2%

3 Les Callow – points moved from 687 to 929 = 35.2%

4 Ben Leith – points moved from 282 to 359 = 27.3%.

5 Harvey Douglas – points moved from 389 to 492 = 26.5%