The women’s over 40’s county team have reached the county finals again this season. We won our Stage I matches in October 16 3/2 and 4/1, bringing out our strongest team for years with Keeley Johnson and Catherine Ruffle joining the team for the first time and coming in at No. 1 & No. 2 respectively.
Stage II was in fact a little easier and we beat Surrey 2 5/0 and then Dorset 4/1.
We will be going to Nottingham on 11th / 12th March for the finals and we’ve been drawn against Hertfordshire in the Semi-final on the Saturday, and knowing their team I believe with the strength we have in our Kent team, we should be able to beat them, which will take us in to the final on the Sunday where we will meet either Surrey i or Yorkshire. Either team will be tough to beat but we are relying on our youngsters at the top to give us the edge this season!
We are also hoping to reach the over 50’s finals as currently we are in a good position and have two final matches tomorrow (5th Feb), against Essex and Hertfordshire. Again with the strength of our Over 50s team we should be able to pull off two wins tomorrow which will take us to the finals on 25th / 26th March, where we will be fighting to retain the over 50’s title.
The King’s Squash Open is back 10th-12th March
PSA Closed Satellite/Graded Tournament (A-D), held at The King’s School Recreation Centre, 1 St Stephens Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7HU
A Grade – £800 1st prize, £600 runner up, £400 losing semi-finalists, £200 losing quarter-finalists
Plate winner £100, runner up £50
B-D Grade – Harrow racket and bag 1st prize, Harrow racket runner up
Plate winner £50, runner up £25
£15 entry fee (includes tournament t-shirt)
A-C Grades will start on the Friday, depending on entry numbers
D Grade will be just on the Sunday
Entry form can be found at https://form.jotformeu.com/70102701068342
This needs to be completed and the entry fee paid by the closing date (2nd March).
Any questions please ask.
We are deeply saddened at the news of the untimely passing of Colin Payne on the 19th November 2016.
Colin was a previous Chairman of Kent SRA and contributed significantly to the sport of squash both in the county and at national level. He will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts are with his family.
SATURDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2016
TROJANS SQUASH CLUB, EASTLEIGH
HAMPSHIRE V KENT
1. Paul Reader (H) Lost to Keith Hibberd (K) 0-3 9/10 5/9 5/9
2. Iain Nicholson (H) Beat Arthur Harvey (K) 3-2 8/10 9/10 9/5 9/0 9/5
3. Dave Harris W/O 3/0
First match off was Arthur and as we only had two players Kent was 1-0 down to start! Arthur started well going two games up winning key points taking the ball early. The Hampshire player played steady throughout the match.
Winning the third game was key to him winning the match – forcing errors and winning the key points thereafter!
One point in the middle of the third game I believe changed the match. I was given a let which I think warranted a point. All players have had this experience!!
A good enjoyable match even though a loss after travelling so far.
Keith took to the stage knowing Kent had already lost the match to Hampshire! Keith was very sharp from the start & that sharpness never slowed during the games ahead. He kept the pressure on his opponent in all three games.
A very well deserved win by Keith restored some pride in the score line.
A big thank, Keith, for travelling and playing, from me as team capt of the Kent O60 team.