Isle Of Man Easter Graded Squash Competition 2019 – Closing Date for Entries Friday 12th April 2019

Location – NSC, Douglas, Isle of Man.

Format – Monrad/Swiss System.

Dates – Tuesday 23rd, Thursday 25th, and Friday 26th of April 2019. (A Match every night)

Start time – 6.30pm.  Finish time – about 9pm

Entries Close – Friday 12th April 2019.

Cost – £15 for Seniors /£10 for Juniors (payment on the first night of the tournament). For further details contact Les Callow at email – Les.c@manx.net / Text – 07624 494734

Competitors will be Graded according to their ‘Squash Levels’ ranking points. The top 8 ranked players will be entered in the Grade A Category, the players ranked from 9 to 16 will be entered in the Grade B Category … and so on.

Quarter Final matches will be played on Tuesday, Semi-Finals on Thursday and Finals on Friday.

If you do not have a ‘Squash Levels’ ranking the Tournament Organiser will determine the Category to enter you into, his word will be final in all disputes.

To Enter go to the following URL and fill out the form – 

https://goo.gl/forms/dKFHIKF9IfI9JUDt1

 

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.