The MYZONE Christmas 2018 Handicap Squash Tournament – Closed to further entries

MYZONE Christmas Handicap – Entry List

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have received 34 applications from players wanting to enter the ‘The MYZONE Christmas 2018 Handicap Squash Tournament’, as I have restricted the event 32 entrants the event is now closed to further entrants.

The Entrants can be found on the attached document –

MYZONE Christmas Handicap – Entry List

Browne Craine Dragons number 1 ‘Phil Whittam’ works for ‘MYZONE’ and they have kindly offered to sponsor the tournament and provide lots of really good prizes for the top players.

Details about the company can be found at https://myzone.org/

We will be using the handicapping chart attached below to determine the Points differences to apply to players in matches. The Level refers to the players Squash Level ranking points on the day of the tournament.

SL – Handicap Chart

Isle of Man Player Oscar Hill is Inter-services Under 25 Squash Champion

Oscar Hill was recently picked to represent the Royal Air Force in the UK Armed Forces Individual Squash Championships, in the u25 category. This event took place at HMS Temeraire over two days. The first day was dedicated to group matches and quarter finals. Hill came through his group unscathed after matches against army players. Due to the draw, he received a bye in the quarter finals.

The semi finals saw him carry his form over from the day before, winning 3-0 and progressing to the final. The final was against a fellow RAF player and Oscar was clearly a man on a mission, winning the first two games 11-4, 11-0. His opponent dug in during the last game, with some tight rallies up to 5-5, but Hill then stepped up an extra gear pulling ahead and winning 11-5.

Oscar first picked up a squash racket in the Manx Youth Games and was coached as a junior through the IOMSRA youth development programme. Interestingly one of his coaches was Steve Baker who won the very same event for the RAF in 1986.