Conister Racketeers Pioneers Narrowly Lose to Title Contenders

Conister Racketeers Pioneers are pictured below. They are left to right – Dean Sowerby, Andy Dalrymple, Rob Boyles, Marc Taggert and Barry Irvine.

EasyGym advanced their chances of winning the league with a hard fought 3-2 victory over StoneArt. EasyGym had wins at three through Rob Boyles and five courtesy of Dave O’Neill fresh from his debut for the Merseyside Over 60s team, but both these matches were close 3-1 battles. StoneArt hit back with wins at two and four for Hamish Thornton and Douglas Jacobsson who is finding his form just in time for the IOM Championships. At 2-2 it was down to the number one players to decide the match and EasyGym’s Dave Norman wrapped it up with a convincing 3-0 win.

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The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle of Man Squash Championships 2019

The Utmost Wealth Solutions Isle of Man Squash Championships 2019 starts on Monday 11th March. A Squash 57 (formerly known as RacketBall) competition will be run at the same time. Details on the draws for both competitions and the order of play for Monday 11th can be found below –

Order of Play –

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Outcasts Beat Crowe Dragons to Take Top Spot in Division B

The Team photograph below is of Santander Racketeers Academy.
Back Row, Left to Right – Alan Workman, Allan Bashforth, Steven Wright and Nick Corlett. Front Row, Left to Right – Andrew Brown and Charlie Beard 


The A league this week saw a close match between StoneArt and Team AON. AON took a 2-0 lead after the first two matches with Mason McLarney and Chris Cave both winning 3-1. However Stoneart’s Hamish Thornton and Lyndon Cheetham made the match score 2-2, with Lyndon Cheetham having a particularly hard fought five games against Nathan Quilliam. It was then up to the number one players, Jason Blue and Robin Crease, to determine the match winners. Jason Blue eventually took the spoils with a 3-0 win, taking the match for Stoneart.

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Harvey Douglas is IOM Squash Rackets Association POM (Player of the Month) for February 2019 with a point’s increase of just shy of 30%. Harvey is a product of the Junior development system and has started playing league squash and tournaments only recently, he is certainly finding his feet quickly. The second placed player is 20-year-old Ben Peach a former IOM Junior champion who is making the transition to senior squash look very easy, he enjoyed a 23.8% point’s increase in his playing level in February. His best performance this month was to beat a top 10 player and in so doing achieve a best-ever ranking of 14 in the IOM rankings. Nick Hardacre was just behind Ben and came third. The five most improved players in February are listed below –
1 Harvey Douglas – points moved from 299 to 384 = 28.4%
2 Ben Peach – points moved from 2254 to 2791 = 23.8%
3 Nick Hardacre – points moved from 253 to 313 = 23.7%
4 Mark Henson – points moved from 1189 to 1416 = 19.1%.
5 Alan McNair – points moved from 964 to 1134 = 17.6%


Sharples, Sheard, Callow and O’Neill perform well for Merseyside Masters

Four Isle of Man Squash players are currently representing the Merseyside county team at Masters level, we are affiliated to Merseyside Squash so we can represent them at county level. The 4 players are pictured below and are left to right – Dave O’Neill, Ian Sheard, Les Callow and Peter Sharples.

Peter, Ian and Les all performed well in this mornings match against Yorkshire Over 65’s but they all lost 3-0 only just failing to win the ‘money’ points to take games.

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