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Charity Squash Day

Friday, November 23, 2018 - Posted by Spence




On the 15th of December, there will be a day of squash at Stourport Tennis and Squash club, to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of Mick Rawlins.

From 1pm - 4pm, Ollie Rawlins will be doing a “challenge a pro” event, where people will pay £5 to play Ollie for 15 mins with a substantial head start and if they win, Ollie will match it. There will be a sheet with time slots at the squash courts if you’d like to guarantee a game.

After this, from 4:30pm there will be a team game which will consist of only Rawlins/Grangers against some of Worcestershire’s best!
Tickets will be £5, you will get a ticket if you have played me before too.  Players will be coming from all over (even as far as Australia) so there will be some good squash and hopefully be a good laugh.  As you all know Mick lived and breathed the squash club and I’ve
wanted to do something special in his memory for a while and I hope you can all come and watch!

If you want to book a slot to play Ollie then please call him on 07399 352235



No5 Barristers Chambers National Club Championships 2018/19

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Posted by Spence

No5 Barristers Chambers

National Club Championships 2018/19

Dear Club Manager/Squash and Racketball Captains,

Please find attached the entry forms for the No5 Barristers Chambers National Club Championships 2018/19.

Last season 95 clubs entered teams, which culminated in an amazing finals weekend, where Edgbaston Priory Club became the Men’s Champions & Pontefract, became the Women’s Champions.

Champions in the other categories were -

Bexley – Mixed O35 Champions

Colets – Mixed O45 Champions

Colets – Mixed O55 Champions

Bishop Stortford - Non-County Player Champions

Surbiton – Racketball Champions

Hallamshire – Mixed Junior Champions

Edgbaston Priory Club (Men) and Pontefract (Women), plus Edgbaston Priory Club (2017 European Club Champions – Women’s), will be representing England at the 2018 European Club Championships taking place in Eindhoven in September. 

Edgbaston Priory Club, have been organising the No5 Barristers Chambers National Club Championships since 2015 but this will be our 5th and final year of organising this wonderful event. We would like to thank No5 Barristers Chambers - who have supported the event and helped it to grow - to every club who has entered, all the team organisers, managers, fans and now friends of these championships.

We will be passing the baton of running the championships on to another club/organisation for the 2019/2020 season and we wish whoever takes it on our very best wishes. For our last season as hosts  Edgbaston Priory Club would like to put on the largest Championships so far, so please pass on the entry form to other clubs and county associations.

Michael Harris will be the Tournament Director. He can be contacted via email on nationalclubchampionships@gmail.com

There are 8 categories, Men’s, Women’s, Mixed O35, Mixed O45, Mixed O55, , Men’s Racketball, Men’s Non County Player and the Mixed Junior* (*new rules apply)

The winners of the Men’s & Women’s Event will be eligible to represent England at the European Club Championship  2019’s.

The format for the National Club Championships 2018/19 will be dependent on entry numbers. If possible, we will run regional group stages, with the winners moving into a knockout stage.

Teams that qualify will compete at the Finals weekend, which will take place at Edgbaston Priory Club on Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th April 2019.

Please find enclosed an entry form and regulations for the above tournament.  If you do not deal with such matters please pass onto the relevant person within the club.

If you have any queries regarding the competition please email nationalclubchampionships@gmail.com

Please note that entries close Monday 24th September 2018 and we look forward to receiving your entry.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Harris

Tournament Director




Gain Experience Volunteering at an International Sporting Event!

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Posted by Spence

Untitled Document       
                                                                                                             

            The Extra Mile Development Programme

 

University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness

Volunteering at University of Birmingham Sport

   
     
                                               

Gain Experience Volunteering at an International Sporting Event!

We have an exciting opportunity coming up in September, where you will have the chance to volunteer at the World University Squash Championships. The competition will take place at the University of Birmingham, in Sport and Fitness from 2 - 13 September, 2018.
             
Squash has been on the World University Championships sports programme since 1996, and it is a very popular sport among      university students. 
             
Although not essential, as it is an international event, we are also looking for bilingual volunteers, so please get in touch and specify which languages you speak! 
             
              Example roles:
              - Transport
              - Attaché
              - Court Attendant
              - Security 
              - PR and Social Media
              - Streaming and Event Presentation
              - Information Desk
             
              For more information please email p.a.heighway@bham.ac.uk

             
     
     
                                               

University of Birmingham      Sport & Fitness, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT 

     
     




Roy Bradley

Friday, June 29, 2018

Roy, who was a very well-known and highly respected member of Stourbridge, joined the Club some 40 years ago. Roy joined to play tennis and with his strong left arm and fast movement proved a very difficult player to beat in the tennis singles leagues and club tournament. Roy then turned to squash which became his foremost sport and in which he excelled.

Roy played for Stourbridge for many years and ultimately, winning the National Veterans Singles Championship in his sixties. Later, Roy developed into a keen racketball player and regularly used the gym to enhance his mobility and strength.


Sadly, whilst playing a racketball match on Monday last Roy collapsed on court. Roy was immediately and quickly treated by qualified staff, Jon Hope and Darren Bradbury, to whom huge thanks must go. Paramedics soon arrived, and Roy was taken to New Cross Hospital for further treatment. Very sadly, Roy did not recover and died at the hospital on Thursday evening last, 21st June. 

Our deepest condolences go to Roy’s wife, his immediate family, other relatives and friends on this saddest of all occasions. 

A service will be held at St. Marys Church, Oldswinford on Monday 9th July 2018 at 3:15pm then at Stourbridge Tennis Club afterwards.
No flowers by request, any donations please will go to the Starlight & Chris Westwood Charity for Children, Via Wombourne Funeral Services ot the Charity box at Stourbridge Club.



Stourbridge Open 2018 16th March–18th March

Monday, December 18, 2017 - Posted by Spence

~~~~~ Stourbridge Open 2018 ~~~~~

Get this one in your diary folks as it's going to be a big weekend. In conjunction with St Paddys day and the Six Nations we have a weekend jam packed of sports and Saturday night entertainment from the 16th until the 18th March

~~~~~ The Squash ~~~~~

A grade will be run as a PSA Closed Sat running from Friday 16th - Sunday 18th. Prize money will be announced at a later date.

B, C and D grades with run Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th.

A, B and C are limited to 32 players, and D limited to 16 players. 

There will be plate events in each category.

~~~~~ St Paddy's Day ~~~~~

As it is Paddy's weekend we couldn't miss the opportunity to celebrate. Drinks offers will be running all weekend, with entertainment on the Saturday evening. Those who fancy it can venture off into town and really digest the wonderful Stourbridge nightlife.

Food will be served throughout the Friday evening and all day Saturday. 

~~~~~ 6 Nations ~~~~~ 

Saturday is also 6 Nations Finals Day! A day of Rugby alongside Squash is what dreams are made of, so if you're looking for a change from the squash, then pop up to the bar, grab a Guiness and Swing Lowwwwww.

~~~~~ Entries ~~~~~

Entries will be made through csquash.org when we have the event up and running. Entry fee will be around £20, including a tournament t shirt. We are currently working with the entertainment to see whether there will be a slight cost or if it can be subsidised, so hold tight!

~~~~~ Accommodation ~~~~~

Stourbridge now boasts a new Premier Inn. Unfortunately local lad Lenny Henry doesn't work there, but I'm going to have a word and see if there is a block booking we can do depending on interest. Otherwise there are plenty of other local gems dotted about.

~~~~~ More to come ~~~~~

More info to come. Any questions feel free to email me at SLTSC2018open@wsraonline.co.uk

Thanks

Jake Eden



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2013 Worcestershire County Closed Squash Championship

Starts on Friday the 18th January at Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash Club - Finals will be held on Sunday the 20th January. Entry form is here

2012-2013 Cup Draw added here

If you can play second round matches during the first week then please do, this will allow me to organise the plate draw

2012-2013 Fixtures Updated

I've updated all the fixtures following the meeting last night
Please check them at your earliest opportunity and let me know of any mistakes or conflicts and I will look into it

I will be updating the contact details for all clubs in the next few days - these will be emailed out with invoices and other information for all teams


World Masters Squash - Birmingham 21st - 27th July 2012

Worcestershire have many entrants into the World Masters and it's free to watch!

Mens O50 John Parkes playing Sat 21st July at Edgbaston Priory at 2.30
Mens 055 Robert Garvin playing Sat 21st July at Edgbaston Priory at 12.15
Mens O55 John Guyatt playing Sun 22nd at Edgbaston Priory at 11.30
Mens O60 Tim Delves plays Sun 22nd at Edgbaston Priory at 15.15
Mens O60 Paul Hodges plays Sat 21st at B'ham University at 16.00
Mens O70 Roy Bradley playing Mon 23rd July at Edgbaston Priory at 10.00
Mens 070 Stan Biffin  playing  Mon 23rd July at Edgbaston Priory at10.00
Ladies 050 Kerry Pottinger playing Mon 23rd July at Edgbaston Priory at 12.00
Ladies 065 Bett Dryhurst playing Tues 24th July at B'ham University at 13.20

Please go along and support our local players


2012 Presentation Night

The presentation night for the Worcester Squash Leagues is on the 27th April 2012 at Barnt Green starting at 7:30
The cost is £10 per person including food - Please let Andy Wright, Spencer Read or Bett Dryhurst the number of people attending by the 24th April


Chairperson required for The Worcestershire Squash and Racketball Association

Information about the role is here - to apply please email apply@wsraonline.co.uk


2011-2012 Cup And Plate Information

Main Cup draw is here - Plate draw is here


County Closed 2012 Information

Entry Form is Here - Poster for Clubs is Here


Jack Young is raising money for Charity

Jack Young from Manor Park is growing a moustache to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

For more information on this great cause please click the following link - http://mobro.co/MOJACKO

Premier League Squash at Birmingham University

First game is this week involving Nick Matthew - more information here


Under 11's 5 Counties Tournament

Worcestershire put a team out in the 5 counties tournament - read more about it here


Inter-County Racketball Division 2

Worcestershire found themselves in a tough pool in the 1st round matches of the inter-county Racketball competition. Home advantage would be with much fancied and ambitious Surrey while the other place taken by our old adversaries from Hampshire. With Worcestershire players needing travelling time of 2/3 hours to arrive at Surbiton Rackets Club the morning game on Saturday September 17th 2011 saw Surrey and Hampshire meeting for the first ever time. The strong home team coming through comfortably 4-1.

Read More


All fixtures involving Redditch 1st and Redditch 3rd team have changed
Please check your fixtures


Adverts here now available - for a small fee you can advertise your club or business

Click Here to send an email and request pricing


2011-2012 Cup Draw added here

If you can play second round matches during the first week then please do, this will allow me to organise the plate draw

2011-2012 Fixtures now added to site


09/03/2011 - Stourbridge Exhibition match and chance of coaching from a World Ranked Player!

Details of an exhibition match at Stourbridge added, plus an added chance to win a 20 minute coaching session from a World Ranked Player

 

03/03/2011 - Edgbaston Prior Graded Open 2011 Entry Form Added

Entry form and information added

22/02/2011 - Worcestershire Racketball team win at Shropshire

National Racketball Counties Division 2 completed on Saturday 19th February at Shrewsbury Rugby Club. Read the report here.

11/02/2011 - 2011 Plate draw released

Plate draw listed here - games to be played week commencing 21/02/2011

18/01/2011 - Results from the County Closed

Thanks go to Stourbridge for hosting the event, Brian Gurnett for refeering, Bett Dryhurst for arranging, Andy Wright and John Parkes for there help over the weekend

Winner   Luke Rawlins   Stourport
Runner Up   Jamie Barnett   Barnt Green
Winner   Chris Grainger   Stourport
Runner Up   Chris Raybold   Stourbridge
Winner   Jack Lubke   Stourbridge
Runner Up   Spencer Read   Droitwich
Winner   Jamie Barnett   Barnt Green
Runner Up   Jason Smith   Stourport
Winner   John Parkes   Barnt Green
Runner Up   Nick Carter   Stourbridge
Winner   Paul Hodges   Edgbaston Priory
Runner Up   Robert Garvin   Barnt Green
Winner   Dawn Ashford   Barnt Green
Runner Up   Bett Dryhurst   Barnt Green
Winner   Karen Moreton   David Lloyd
Runner Up   Julie Warwick   David Lloyd
Winner   Bett Dryhurst   Barnt Green
Runner Up   Andy Wright   Malvern

12/01/2011 - Draw for the Worcester County Closed released

Mens Championship download

Mens Over 35's Championship download

Mens Over 45's Championship download

The Mens Over 55's and Mens B events will be a round Robin

Mens Over 55's  Round Robin

  1. Paul Hodges
  2. Tim Delves
  3. Robert Garvin
  4. Derek Lidington

Mens B Event

  1. Richard Carter
  2. Spence Read
  3. Jack Lubke
  4. Jack Dukes

Finals will take place on the show court on Sunday Evening - Please try and support these events along with top referee Brian Gurnett

3-30 Mens Plate
4-00 Mens B
4-30 Ladies
5-15 Mens O55
6-00 Mens O45
6-45 Mens O35
7-30 Mens Championship


 

23/12/2010 - Worcester County Closed Entry Form Added

Click Here to download the form
You'll need to fill it in and send it back to Bett Dryhurst with some money!

07/10/2010 - Cup Draw for 2010/2011 Season Added

Cup Draw is here for this year with dedicated weeks

08/09/2010 - Racketball Tournament Entry Form Added

Wolverhampton Racketball Open entry form has been uploaded here. Its just a one day event on the 2nd October with all matches best of 3 games and every competitor guaranteed at least 3 matches. As well as a super 16 A draw there is also a B completion and an over 40s and 50s with the age group categories being used to build the first ever National Racketball National Rankings.

07/09/2010 - 2 new Junior Tournaments added

Details have been added for the Worcestershire Open to be held at Energie Fitness and also the South Marston Open
Click here for details

01/09/2010 - 2010/2011 fixtures uploaded

Please check all details for your team and let me know of any changes ASAP

28/01/2010 - Website Speed Update - it's getting better!

The main problem with this site it the calculations needed to produce a league table - somewhere in the region 33000 calculations per table. So I did a bit of learning and moved the calculations to the database rather than the pages and now the league pages should load a lot quicker! Next will be the player stats pages as they take a long time too!

18/01/2010 - County Closed Results

The results are now available here but I'm lacking in reports of the weekend. If you have anything to add to this page or the site in general then please get in contact with me.

12/01/2010 - Cup and Plate Fixtures Updated

Cup Draw is here and the plate draw is here
There are still 2 games to be played in the main competition and these will be updated when I get told!

27/10/09 - New player rating system added

I have included a rating system from another league to see if it's effective - an explaination is here
This can be seen here for Division 1, here for Division 2 or here for Division 3
I'd be interested in any comments you might have about this and anything else

26/10/09 - New Player Stats and Result Percentages

Find a player name and click on it for information about their games
Results information can be found here

08/10/09 - Results coming in and Cup Draw Added

Cup Draw is here - Results still needed for some games played in the first few days

22/09/2009 - League & Cup Rules added along with updated fixture dates and contact information

League Rules can be found here and the updated information in the leagues section

18/09/2009 - Mobile Site Launched

Maybe of use to some people - Tested on Nokia, iPhone, Samsung and a few others
Point your device to http://mobile.wsraonline.co.uk

14/09/2009 - Jack Lubke comes runner up in the West Midlands Championships

......Read More

24/08/2009 - Junior Closed County Tournament Rules and Entry Form Added

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22/08/2009 - Junior Section Updated

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18/08/2009 - Proposed Leagues Released for the 2009/2010 Season

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21/04/2009 - Presentation Evening

......Read More or see the gallery here

18/02/2009 - Duncan Snow wins the County Closed Racketball Championship

......Read More

19/01/2009 - Worcester Cup Fixtures available

......Read More

16/11/2008 - Webhost switches site off!

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10/10/2008 - Results are now being added!

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2/10/2008 - Squash Marking Course Crib Sheet Added

PDF version of the notes here or read it online here

23/9/2008 - Marking Course Announced for the 1st October

......Read More

9/9/2008 - Website Released in preparation for the 2008/09 season

.......Read More

9/9/2008 - Rules of Squash Added

.......Download Here








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