Stage 2 Over 35

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A bit late (weekend was in January) but here are the results of the Over 35 premier relegation weekend.

This was always going to be a tough weekend as many key players were unavailable due to work and family commitments.

 

Results

 

Kent vs Oxfordshire 2-3

Sam Stabler vs Scott Handley 0-3 (3-11 2-11 4-11)

Duane Harrison vs Mark Cairns 0-3 (2-11 1-11 9-11)

Tom Woods vs Simon Street 3-2 (12-14 11-9 11-6 9-11 15-13)

James Voyle vs Steve Rogers 3-1 (6-11 11-7 11-1 11-8)

Antonio Petronzio vs Stewart Lucidi 0-3 (1-11 9-11 7-11)

 

Kent vs Herts 2-3

Sam Stabler vs Ali Coker 1-3 (3-11 11-4 10-12 6-11)

Duane Harrison vs Goeff Taylor 1-3 (8-11 8-11 11-9 15-17)

Tom Woods vs Eamonn Price 3-2 (11-8 8-11 11-8 4-11 11-7)

James Voyle vs Las Fernando 1-3 (13-15 11-9 5-11 4-11)

Matt Horder vs Jim Hilton 3-2 (11-8 10-12 5-11 11-5 11-8)

 

Kent vs Middlesex 1-4

Duane Harrison vs Guy Olby 0-3 (7-11 10-12 6-11)

Tom Woods vs Mick Biggs 1-3 (7-11 11-5 6-11 8-11)

James Voyle vs Mike McClaughlin 1-3 (11-7 7-11 7-11 8-11)

Antonio Petronzio vs Francis Sancisi 3-0 (14-12 11-2 11-8)

 

After losing all three matches Kent are now relegated to division 1.

Thanks to all players who made the trip to Oxfordshire at short notice.

Player of the weekend – Tom Woods for some excellent results!

Posted by Mark Steeden on April 29, 2014 at 15:37

Men’s over 35’s miss out on qualification to finals

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After sending probably one of our strongest teams of to the stage 1 premier division weekend at Lee-On-Solent I was hopeful of a strong showing.

It was not to be as results outside our control consigned us to 3rd place and stage 2 in the relegation playoff.

A good win in the first match set us up nicely for the crucial 2nd tie against Sussex, unfortunately Sussex had their strongest team of the weekend and we went down 20-1 (which proved to be the turning point).

A 3-2 win against Oxon on Sunday should have sent us through but with Sussex without number 2 Tim Garner they struggled against Hants and lost 4-1.

Many thanks to Ben, Chris, Anthony, Jolyon and James for travelling and playing this weekend.

Please see results below.

Match 1 Hants v Kent Score Games
1 Matt Holland Ben Ford 0-3 5//1 6/11 9/11
2 Jon Foster Chris Tomlinson 2-3 11/7 3/11 7/11 11/8   9/11
3 Steve McGoughlin Anthony Garland 3-1 9/11 11/4 11/7 11/8
4 Kevin Harris Jolyon Head 0-3 711 9/11 7/11
5 Chris Thornton James Voyle 1-3  14/12 9/11 13/15
Result 6-18
Match 2 Oxon v Sussex Score Games
1 Scott Hanley Tim Vail 0-3 9/11 8/11 6/11
2 Jason Martin Tim Garner 0-3 7/11 7/11 7/11
3 Simon Street Ben Hutton 0-3 7/11 3/11 9/11
4 Dave Baines Dave Mann 0-3 5/11 5/11 5/11
5 Mark Webster Dean Newby 0-3 5/11 9/11 4/11
Result 0-20
Match 3 Hants v Oxon Score Games
1 Matt Holland Scott Hanley 0-3 5/11 5/11 4/11
2 Steve McGoughlin Jason Martin 3-0 11/9 11/9 11/6
3 Stuart Summers Simon Street 3-0 11/5 14/12 11/7
4 Kevin Harris Dave Baines 1-3 11/8 6/11 1/11 7/11
5 Jason Vigiers Mark Webster 3-0 11/8 11/6 11/7
Result 15-6
Match 4 Kent v Sussex Score Games
1 Ben Ford Tim Vail 0-3 10/12 9/11 4/11
2 Chris Tomlinson Tim Garner 0-3 9/11 10/12 511
3 Anthony Garland Ben Hutton 1-3 7/11 11/6 9/11 8/11
4 Jolyon Head Steve Payne 0-3 7/11 11/13 10/12
5 James Voyle Dave Mann 0-3 4/11 9/11 7/11
Result 1-20
Match 5 Hants v Sussex Score Games
1 Matt Holland Tim Vail 0-3 3/11 5/11 8/11
2 Jon Foster Ben Hutton 3-2 8/11 11/6 5/11 11/9   11/7
3 Steve McGoughlin Steve Payne 3-1 11/9 11/3 8/11 13/11
4 Stuart Summers Dave Mann 3-1 11/2 11/2 9/11 11/3
5 Adan Dominey Dean Newby 3-0 11/9 11/8 11/3
Result 17-7
Match 6 Kent v Oxon Score Games
1 Ben Ford Scott Hanley 0-3 9/11 9/11 8/11
2 Chris Tomlinson Jason Martin 3-1 9/11 8/11 8/11 11/6
3 Anthony Garland Simon Street 3-0 11/8 11/5 11/9
4 Jolyon Head Dave Baines 3-0 11/4 11/1 11/4
5 James Voyle Chri Burton 1-3 6/11 11/4 7/11 5/11
Result 15-7
Final Places Ties Points
1 Sussex   20 + 20 + 7 = 47
2 Hampshire   6 + 15 + 17 = 38
3 Kent   18 + 1 + 15 = 34
4 Oxford   0 + 6 + 7 = 13

 

Posted by Mark Steeden on October 21, 2013

Over 35 Men – Stage 2 results

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Kent men’s over 35 team won stage 2 staying in the premier division.

It was potentially a very tough group with Ulster and Norfolk capable of putting out very strong teams.

The team consisting of

Ben Ford

Christian Donelan

Jolyon Head

Duane Harrison

Colin Payne

Malcolm Parker

Mark Lennox

Won 2 out of 3 matches to come 1st in the group.

It was an excellent weekend and with 2 wins on Saturday Kent only needed 7 points to be safe on Sunday, this was achieved (just) and we look forward to competing for the title next year.

Every player contributed to the points total, even the waterboy Lennox with his first win for the team which did bring a big smile to his face.

Well played all and thanks to Bexley for hosting.

Results below.

Match 1 Kent v Ulster Score Games
1 Christian Donelan Owen Hadden 3-2 11-8 9-11 11-13 11-9 15-13
2 Jolyon Head David Ayerst 3-2 11-9 11-5 5-11 5-11 11-9
3 Duane Harrison Jeremy Hastings 1-3 8-11 11-8 11-13 6-11
4 Colin Payne Adrian Leeson 3-0 11-2 11-6 11-4
5 Mark Lennox Steven McMurray 3-0 13-11 11-8 11-8
Result 18-7
Match 2 Norfolk v Berkshire Score Games
1 Jamie Goodrich Paul Johnson 3-1 11-3 11-1 7-11 11-9
2 Ian Cox Steve Brackley 3-0 11-7 11-4 11-8
3 David Goulby Ben Burbank 2-3 11-7 8-11 9-11 11-3 7-11
4 Steve Mooney Adrian Richmond 0-3 6-11 3-11 8-11
5 Rob Hambrook Steve Dodridge 1-3 11-7 9-11 6-11 7-11
Result 9-15
Match 3 Kent v Norfolk Score Games
1 Ben Ford Jamie Goodrich 3-1 5-11 11-8 12-10 11-5
2 Christian Donelan Ian Cox 1-3 6-11 11-5 6-11 8-11
3 Jolyon Head Rob Hambrook 3-2 4-11 5-11 11-3 11-4 11-8
4 Duane Harrison Nigel Gillick 3-0 12-10 12-10 11-5
5 Malcolm Parker Paul Bradnock 3-0 11-0 11-1 11-3
Result 18-6
Match 4 Berkshire v Ulster Score Games
1 Paul Johnson Owen Hadden 3-1 7-11 13-11 11-6 12-10
2 Steve Brackley David Ayerst 1-3 6-11 11-8 5-11 4-11
3 Ben Burbank Jeremy Hastings 0-3 8-11 7-11 8-11
4 Steve Dodridge J Simpson 3-0 11-4 11-5 11-5
5 Darren Gray Adrian Leeson 0-3 10-12 11-13 13-15
Result 7-15
Match 5 Kent v Berkshire Score Games
1 Christian Donelan Paul Johnson 2-3 12-10 11-7 3-11 7-11 7-11
2 Jolyon Head Steve Brackley 3-1 11-9 11-1 4-11 11-7
3 Duane Harrison Ben Burbank 2-3 11-8 10-12 9-11 11-6 10-12
4 Malcolm Parker Adrian Richmond 1-3 13-11 8-11 10-12 5-11
5 Mark Lennox Steve Dodridge 1-3 9-11 7-11 11-9 5-11
Result 9-18
Match 6 Norfolk v Ulster Score Games
1 Ian Cox Steve Richardson 0-3 11-7 11-2 11-7
2 David Goulby Owen Hadden 0-3 11-7 11-3 11-4
3 Steve Mooney David Ayerst 0-3 11-2 11-3 11-2
4 Rob Hambrook Jeremy Hastings 0-3 11-8 11-9 11-2
5 Paul Bradnock Steven McMurray 0-3 11-1 11-2 11-4
Result 0-20
Final Places Ties Points
1 Kent 2 45
2 Ulster 2 42
3 Berkshire 2 40
4 Norfolk 0 15

Posted by Mark Steeden on March 30, 2012 at 10:38 

The Kent County Masters Closed 2011 Results!

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Two new masters champions as Donelan and Appleby take the Over 35s and 45s titles!

 

Bexley’s Christian Donelan and Maidstones Graham Appleby are the new Kent Over 35s and Over 45s champions respectively.

 

In the over 35s, Donelan overcome Tunbridge Well’s Colin Payne 3-1 in a tense semi final whilst Colin’s team mate, Jolyon Head upset the seedings, beating Top seed Duane Harrison of Kings, 3-0. The final was very well contested with Jolyon taking a 2-0 lead only for Christian, who never seemed to tire, to pull the 3rd game back and storm through the 4th to set up a tense 5th, which every point was contested like it was match ball, before eventually completing the comeback squeezing the 5th game 13-11 in a high paced match!

 

In the over 45s, Graham Appleby beat Paul Newvell 3-1, with Newvell once again reminding us how annoying the reverse angle shot is! going for no less that a dozen of these awful shots before losing to Graham in 4 games. In the other semi final, Adrian had mentioned that the 3 previous meetings with Ray had all resulted in 3-2 losses and was looking to change this trend! He started off strong taking a 2-0 lead. However, an hour later both were still on court and despite throwing everything including the kitchen sink at Ray, Ray somehow seemed to get a racket on the ball each time and after 91 minutes of play, Ray emerged victorious winning 10-8 in the 5th game!

 

Needless to say, both players were noticeably off the pace in their final and 3rd/4th playoff matches respectively due to the previous days marathon match, losing 3-0 to Graham Appleby and 3-1 to Paul Newvell.

 

Many thanks to all that took part and to Dave Ealham, Alan Thatcher, James Evans and Mark Steeden for their help. See you all next year!

 

Joe Magor

 

Results

 

Over 35s Semis

 

Christian Donelan (Bexley) beat Colin Payne (T.Wells) 3-1 (11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9)

Jolyon Head (T.Wells) beat Duane Harrison (Kings) 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-6)

 

Final

 

Christian Donelan (Bexley) beat Jolyon Head (T.Wells) 3-2 (6-11, 10-12, 11-8, 11-2, 13-11)

 

Over 45’s Semis

 

Graham Appleby (Maidstone) beat Paul Newvell (Mote) 3-1 (9-2, 9-6, 2-9, 9-5)

Ray Bushell (Maidstone) beat Adrian Humphries 3-2 (6-9, 5-9, 9-5, 9-2, 10-8)

 

Final

 

Graham Appleby (Maidstone) beat Ray Bushell (Maidstone) 3-0 (9-1, 9-7, 9-4)

 


Posted by Joe Magor on October 4, 2011 at 13:18 

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Intercounty Kent over 35 stage 1 – Premier Division

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It was always going to be a tough weekend for Kent without their top two players in the ever competitive premier division. But, it did give a good opportunity for new “younger” players to get their first taste of county squash.

Before the report here are a few quotes from the team.
Mr Lennox would like to point out at no point throughout the weekend did he get water for anybody else in the team, thus not labelling him the waterboy.
Mr Harrison will tell you that all the teams swapped their no.1’s and 2’s around, I would beg to differ!
The number 3 position is traditionally the toughest place to play.
It normally takes a match for players to get into their groove. (Andy)
Breakfast at 8:30, that will be fine, I’m always up early because of the kids. (Duane)

After much pre match discussion’s it looked like Kent would be in a battle for the minor places with Herts and Surrey as Oxfordshire had turned up with Scott Handley and Mark Cairns at 1 and 2. Even though Mark would not play on the Sunday they were clearly the favourites. Let’s hope the lovely new county shirts give us strength.

First match
A tough start for new man Lennox in the “difficult no.3” position with Scott looking very good, Mark got into his game in the 3rd but Scott didn’t give him anything 3-0 to Herts. Scott only dropped 1 game all weekend. On the other court Steve was having a battle with his opponent, it was nip and tuck throughout with Steve saving 3 match points to take a hard earned win 15-13 in the 5th. Next up was captain Steeden, who was under the impression that he was going to be the whipping boy over the weekend. At 6-0 up in the first he realised that he actually had a chance and with this new found confidence he took the match 3-1 with a very big smile. On the next court it was another debutant Andy who was struggling to get used to the pace and like Lennox before him lost 3-0. So it was all set up for Duane who had to play Eamon Price (who was top of the over 45 national rankings last season), this would be a good test for Duane as he had just turned 45 himself. It turned out to be a very tough game with both players playing extremely well, unfortunately for us Eamon just nicked it 3-1.

Kent vs Hertfordshire 2-3
No.3 Mark Lennox (Park Langley) vs Scott Rikkard 0-3
No.5 Steve Wyatt (Bexley) vs Andrew Eilfield 3-2
No.1 Mark Steeden (Bexley/Whitstable) vs Ali Coker 3-1
No.4 Andy Moore (Dulwich) vs Chris Stanley 0-3
No.2 Duane Harrison (Bexley/Whitstable) vs Eamon Price 1-3

Second match
After our first match, gaining one of the top two places looked slim until we found out that Scott Handley had injured himself , this meant that Oxfordshire were without both of their top two players the following day against us, so a win against Surrey would put us back into contention.
First on was Lennox and Steve as before, I saw the first game of Mark’s which he lost 15-13 and thought that he had a good chance of the win, I didn’t see the rest of the match but by all accounts the other guy must have trodden in something between games as he didn’t miss a thing in the 2nd and 3rd. Steve also struggled after his earlier excursions and went down 3-1 in a tough match. Next up Steeden continued his early form taking the first but after that his opponent moved him around the court well to take the next 3 games. After his earlier “warm up” Andy took a game to get going but after that played quality squash to take his first win for Kent 3-1. Last up Duane had another monster game, his old legs got going after the first and he ran out a tough 3-2 winner.

Kent vs Surrey 2-3
No.3 Mark Lennox vs Damien Budding 0-3
No.5 Steve Wyatt vs Stuart Parrish 1-3
No.1 Mark Steeden vs Neil Frankland 1-3
No.4 Andy Moore vs Robin Broadberry 3-1
No.2 Duane Harrison vs Richard Campbell 3-2

Third Match
After a hearty full English breakfast (Duane had to be woken at 9) we set off to the club discussing the final matches and the permutations of the results. Although we had lost our previous two matches it was still possible to grab second place if we beat Oxfordshire by more than 9 points and Herts beat Surrey.
Not sure if Mark “waterboy” Lennox walked under a ladder, crossed a black cat or cracked a mirror before the weekend but with the other guy hitting nicks for fun he lost 3-0 in the “tough” 3rd string position. On the other court another new boy Christian was playing very well to take his maiden win 3-0. At 1-1 it was there for the taking. Another cracking performance from captain Steeden winning 3-0 made it 2-1, I didn’t see the match but Colin struggled at 4 losing 3-1. At 2 matches a piece, if Duane won 3-0 then we would have been equal with Oxfordshire on points, but with the win against them we would have finished 2nd. Unfortunately for us it was one match to far for Duane and although he played another cracking match he just lost 13-11 in the 5th. he certainly got his monies worth this weekend.

Kent vs Oxfordshire 2-3
No.3 Mark Lennox vs Stewart Lucidi 0-3
No.5 Christian Donelan (Bexley) vs James Quinn 3-0
No.1 Mark Steeden vs Ashley Bowling 3-0
No.4 Colin Payne (Tunbridge Wells) vs Mark Webster 1-3
No.2 Duane Harrison vs Simon Street 2-3

Final placings
Herts 52
Oxfordshire 39
Surrey 26
Kent 24

Posted by Mark Steeden on November 8, 2010 at 13:00