IOM Juniors enjoy Success at Merseyside Junior Tournament.
Isle of Man Juniors competed successfully in the Annual Merseyside Junior County Closed Tournament bringing home three trophies. A team of ten played for the island all showing great improvement and displaying good squash. All three trophies were for second place in varying age categories and went to Callum Larkin in Boys under 13, Christian Webster in Boys under 15 and Oliver Wait in Boys under17. Fletcher Kneen and Harrison Callow were both competing in an off-island tournament for the first time and conducted themselves well. Leighton Ginty, Oliver Williams, Ben Leith, Harvey Douglas and Isaac Quayle also took part in the tournament..
The above picture shows the IOM Juniors who competed at the Merseyside Junior tournament. Pictured from left to Right – Back Row – Pat Fitzpatrick (Head coach), Isaac Quayle, Richard Webster (coach), Christian Webster, Leighton Ginty, Harvey Douglas, Oliver Wait, Oliver Williams and Ben Peach (coach). Pictured from left to Right – Front Row – Callum Larkin, Harrison Callow, Fletcher Kneen and Ben Leith.
Overall junior squash has had a brilliant start to the season with two teams competing in IOMSRA senior squash leagues and two successful trips off island. Onwards and upwards for the IOM junior squash team for the rest of season.
If there are any Under 19 year olds currently not playing squash and would like to get involved please contact the Junior Development Officer Patrick Fitzpatrick by email to – email@example.com
Congratulations to Richard Cretney Player of the MonthOctober 2019
Richard Cretney is the IOMSRA POM (Player of the Month) for October 2019 with a points increase of 35.3%. Richard returned to IOMSRA league squash at the end of last season and is continually raising the bar on his playing level. He constantly produces good performances and is improving with every match.
Mason McLarney is second with an increase of 26.1% and the great achievement of passing the 3000 points barrier. Mason plays for Team AON and remains undefeated for his team in the league this season winning four of his five matches 3-0.
The third placed player is Dandara Falcons captain Vusimbe Zivave. This popular player has worked hard to improve his gameand this is evidenced by some great results so far this season.
The five most improved players in October 2019 are listed below –
1 Richard Cretney – points moved from 604 to 817 = 35.3%
2 Mason McLarney – points moved from 2541 to 3204 = 26.1%
3 Vusimbe Zivave – points moved from 253 to 315 = 24.5%
4 Oliver Wait – points moved from 1660 to 2056 = 23.9%
5 Shaun Wyllie – points moved from 794 to 982 = 23.7%
The A league saw Team AON enjoy a good 5-0 win against league leaders StoneArt who they now trail by only 23 points. StoneArt had two reserves playing and both Magnus Lamprecht and Mark Henson did well to take games off AON regulars Chris Cave and Dafydd Lewis. Mason McLarney and Pat Fitzpatrick won 3-0 and 3-1 respectively. The closest game of the match was between the two team captains, with AON captain Robin Crease eventually winning 3-2 against Steve Baker.
Mid-Court-Crisis (MCC) continue to be denied a win, this time thanks to Cannell Print who beat them 3-2. MCC’s major availability and injury problems this season haven’t helped their cause. Cannell’s Josh Green, Oliver Wait and Rob Colquitt all enjoyed 3-0 wins. MCC’s success came from IOM champion Dave Norman who beat Thomas Whiteway 3-0 and Rob Boyles who just came out on top in a five game marathon with Ben Peach, winning 11-9 in the final game.
In the B league Outcasts 4-1 win against Crowe Dragons means they now top the table. Dragons’ Richard Cretney was solid against the much higher ranked Mark Henson but lost out 3-0 while Peter Ginty also had a 3-0 win for Outcasts at fifth string. Mark Grace, despite a strong start against Toby Woolard, had to concede his match due to injury. Dave Hedley found Nathan Quilliam’s youth and quality was too much and went down in three straight games. Dragons captain Jon Shepherd had a very close game with the higher ranked Chris Cave eventually coming from 2-0 down to take the only win forDragons,15-14 in the fifth game.
Island Tyres & Exhausts dropped just one point in their encounter with Derivco Sharks, however the overall games score was 14-7 so the match was very competitive. One of the closest games was Magnus Lamprecht against James Ramsey. With just 50 ranking points separating these two it was always going to be close but Lamprecht eventually took the win in five games. The Sharks sole winner of the night was Baillie Watterson who had a bruising encounter with Liam Townsend just getting the win 15-14 in the fifth game. The overall score in points was 249-185 in points.
Experience triumphed over youth in the match between Junior Academy and Racketeers Pioneers. Academy’s only winner on the night was Emma Leith at five who outlasted Barry Irvine to win 3-2. Marc Taggart and James Leith won well contested matches at three and four against Harvey Douglas and Christian Webster by 3-0 and 3-1 respectively. At second string Daffyd Lewis got the better of Oliver Williams , winning 3-0 but in a closer contest than the score would suggest. At number one Rob Boyles produced some excellent squash to beat Oliver Wait 3-1 and seal the match for Racketeers.
Hansard Racketeers maintained their lead in the C league by beating their sister team Santander Racketeers Academy by a score of 3-2 and 245-179. Hansard won the first and third string matches 3-0 through Baillie Watterson and Matt Corlett. Santander evened things up through 3-1 wins by Charlie Beard and Nick Corlett. Game of the evening went to Allan Bashforth and Lucy Kerr, going to five games with Kerr taking the victory 3-2.
Dandara Falcons were back to full strength for their match against Junior Academy C team. Falcons top two players Julien Uzzell and Lewi Long both played well to record 3-0 wins. Falcons captain Vusimbe Zivave has had some great results this October and gained another 3-0 result. Jon Cox was the fourth Falcon winner with a 3-1 win over the stylish Rebecca Keeley. Leighton Ginty took the only win for juniors at number three, beating Simon Jones 3-1.
Sadly Dohle Stars were missing their two top players and were only able to field four players in their match against Buchanan & Pitts Misfits. The Misfits were able to take maximum points and make it five wins in a row. Toby Woolard, Terry Holt and Stephen Pitts all won in straight games. Dohle Stars success on the night came through David Maddrell who took a game off John Watterson in a fairly close contest.
Island Exhaust Vets got away to a good start in their fixture against Outcasts Dragons with 3-0 wins in the three lower order matches. Dragon number five, Helen Cave, played some strong rallies to put Lee Loughren under pressure in their first two games while Vets Richard Cretney and Ian Sheard were ruthless and restricted their opponents to only a few points in their 3-0 wins. Pat Russell and Peter Ginty really turned things around for the Outcasts Dragons with good wins at numbers one and two. The best match of the fixture was undoubtedly Peter Ginty with one of his trademark recoveries from 0-2 down to win in five against Peter Sharples.
The picture shows the Outcasts. Left to Right top row – Chris Cave, Peter Ginty (Captain) and Nathan Quilliam. Left to Right bottom row – Toby Woolard and Mark Henson
It is less than 2 weeks until the closing date for entries into the SANTANDER INTERNATIONAL Squash Tournament. It is Open to ALL players.
All Competitors will receive a free Tournament T Shirt, to be sure you get the correct size get your entry in ASAP as the T shirts will be ordered on Tuesday 29th October so we need your entry by the end of Monday 28th October.
Tournament Details –
Location – NSC
Format – Swiss System (match each round)
Dates – Tuesday 12th, Thursday 14th & Friday 15th of November 2019.
Start time – 6.00pm
Competitors – Restricted to 32 entries
Closing Date for Entries – Friday 8th November
Cost – £15 for Seniors and £10 for Juniors
For further details contact Les Callow at
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org / Text – 07624 494734
To Enter Open the following URL and fill out the form –