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NEW COACHING DATES

Squash coaching sessions with Jim Scriven have been arranged for the following dates and times in December 2013.

Tuesday 3rd Dec - 7.15pm
Thursday 5th Dec - 7.15pm
Thursday 19th Dec - 7.15pm
Friday 20th Dec - 7.15pm

Print a pdf copy of the coaching dates here.

Participants will each be responsible for payment of a court fee (£1.70) and this should be paid to one of the bar staff prior to the coaching session. Sign-up on the coaching sheet now posted on the Squash notice-board.

If you cancel your booking within 24 hours of the date please advise Jim Scriven (07713 643323) as there have been too many sessions that were fully-booked but only one or neither of the participants turned up.

Future dates for coaching sessions will be announced as arranged with the coach.

Keith Gristwood


DUMFRIES SQUASH CLUB AWARDS NIGHT

The last weekend in March saw the culmination of Dumfries Squash Club's successful season with the Club Finals and annual awards evening at the Club.

In the team events, sponsored by John Henderson & Sons, the convincing winners of the Dumfries & Gallloway Leagues were Steawartry CSC, led by their captain Colin Davies, who will now have the option to be promoted to the Dumfries Premier League. D&G League runners-up were CSL Thornhill. The winners of the Dumfries Squash Premier League were Your Move DCC who were pushed most of the way by runners-up Noblehill Garage.

The Jim Thorburn Handicap competition sponsored by Les Martin the Plasterers is Dumfries Squash Club's most popular tournament and attracted over 50 entries as its handicap system provides everyone with a chance to win the competition. After five rounds of prior games, the final was contested by Ronnie Carter and Chris McCutcheon with Carter emerging as the winner of the Jim Thorburn Handicap trophy defeating McCutcheon 2-0.

The Ladies Club Championship attracted a good entry this year and the final pitted Sue Strachan against Faith Sinclair, a repeat of last year's final. Strachan played some of her most aggressive squash of the year and took control of the first set and with Sinclair holding a hip injury, Strachan took the next two sets comfortably to secure the Ladies Champion title and revenge for last year's defeat by Sinclair. The Ladies Plate final between Alison Irving and Rosanna Pierro proved a one-sided match with Irving easing to a 3-0 win.

In the Racketball Championship final Chris McCutcheon proved a worthy winner defeating last year's champion, Joe O'Byrne, 3-0 while the Racketball Plate final was won by Ray Currie who also defeated Jim Scriven 3-0.

The Junior Championship was won once again by Dean Brotherston who beat Danny McBryde in the final 3-0.

In the Club C final Stuart Martin emerged as the winner being too strong for David Davidson who went down 3-1. In the Club C Plate final, Ross McLachlan defeated Rob Hulme 3-1.

The Club B final was contested between Mike Service and Jim Graves and proved to be one of the best finals of the day with Graves taking a 2-1 lead before Service recovered to 2-2. The fifth set was close and tense but eventually Service came through to win 3-2. The Club B Plate final was a close-run contest between Andrew Jones and Dave Bass. Jones took a 2-1 lead, only to be pegged back to 2-2 by the dogged Bass but in another close fifth set, it was Jones who eventually prevailed and took the title 3-2.

The Club Championship was well-supported with 30 entries. In the Club Plate the final was contested by Raymond Kirk and Lister McKiddie. It seemed that the occasion, playing in front of a gallery, got more to McKiddie than Kirk with the latter winning in straights sets 3-0.

The Club Championship final was contested between Jimmy Wells and Ronnie Carter. The first set was evenly-matched with Wells taking a 6-4 lead, but when he tweaked his calf Carter took full advantage and subsequently served out the set 9-6. In the second set, Carter took an early lead, one which he never relinquished taking the set 9-4. The third set was almost a repeat of the second but with Wells struggling Carter took the lead and then held on to win 9-6 and his 1st Club Championship title.

The John Henderson & Sons Dumfries and Galloway League Player of the Year was a close-run contest with the winner being announced as Chris Miller.

The Dumfries Squash Premier League Player of the Year took into consideration several individuals whose performances throughout the season would merit the award. The winner was announced as Ronnie Carter, who lost only one league game all season, won the Jim Thorburn Trophy and finally won the Club Championship.

The Dumfries Squash Club Committee's award for Most Improved Player was also a close contest with 4 or 5 players being considered. Having shown the most significant improvement during the past year in his first season in the Dumfries Squash Premier League the trophy was awarded to Jim Graves.

The award for the Most Improved Club Night Player was won by Gary Smith.

The Bard Vet Cup final was played on the Wednesday evening between favourites Your Move DCC and Bard Vet. Your Move ended up winning this convincing and thus secured the "Double" of League and Cup.

Club Plate winner Raymond Kirk with runner-up Lister McKiddie Club Champion 2012 Ronnie Carter with runner up Jimmy Wells
Club Champion 2012 Ronnie CarterClub Plate winner Raymond Kirk
with runner up Jimmy Wellswith runner-up Lister McKiddie

Ladies Plate Winner Alison Irving with runner up Rosanna Pierro Ladies Club Champion 2012 Sue Strachan with runner up Faith Sinclair
Ladies Club Champion 2012 Sue StrachanLadies Plate Winner Alison Irving
with runner up Faith Sinclairwith runner up Rosanna Pierro

B Event Plate runner up Dave Bass with Winner Andy Jones B Event Club Champion 2012 Mike Service with runner up Jim Graves
B Club Champion 2012 Mike ServiceB Plate runner up Dave Bass
with runner up Jim Graveswith Winner Andy Jones

C Event Plate runner up Rob Hulme with Winner Ross McLachlan C Event runner up David Davison with Winner Stuart Martin
C runner up David Davison withC Plate runner up Rob Hulme
Winner Stuart Martinwith Winner Ross McLachlan

Racketball Plate Winner Raymond Currie with runner up Jim Scriven Racketball Club Champion 2012 Chris McCutcheon with runner up Joe O'Byrne
Racketball Club Champion 2012 ChrisRacketball Plate Winner Raymond
McCutcheon with runner up Joe O'ByrneCurrie with runner up Jim Scriven

Jim Scriven, Chairman Keith Gristwood and Sue Strachan with the Junior Club Championship 2012 competitors Club Chairman Keith Gristwood with Junior Club Champion 2012 Dean Brotherston and runner up Danny McBryde
Club Chairman Keith Gristwood withJim Scriven, Keith Gristwood and
Junior Club Champion 2012Sue Strachan with the Junior Club
Dean Brotherston and runner upChampionship 2012 competitors
Danny McBryde

D&G Premier League Winners Your Move DCC Jim Thorburn Handicap Winner Ronnie Carter with runner up Chris McCutcheon
Jim Thorburn Handicap Winner RonnieD&G Premier League Winners
Carter with runner up Chris McCutcheonYour Move DCC

Bard Vet Cup runners up Bard Vet with Peter Lean from Bard Vets Bard Vet Cup Winners Your Move DCC with Peter Lean from Bard Vets
Bard Vet Cup Winners Your Move DCCBard Vet Cup runners up Bard Vet
with Peter Lean from Bard Vetswith Peter Lean from Bard Vets

D&G CLOSED UNDER-30 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012

The D&G Closed Under-30 Championships were held at Dumfries Squash Club on Saturday 10th March attracting eight of the region's top young players.

There was only one surprise in the first round matches with Mark Wallace of Castle Douglas defeating Chris Bellwood of Dumfries 3-2 while the remainder of the top seeds all progressed through to the semi-finals with comfortable 3-0 wins.

The semi-finals matched Chris McCutcheon against Iain Anderson and Mark Wallace against Callum Neill. McCutcheon came out on top against Anderson, albeit all three games were close, and in the other semi-final Neill took the match 3-0 against Wallace who seemed to be suffering from his five-set prior round match.

In the plate semi-finals, both matches provided some excellent squash with Chris Miller defeating Dean Brotherston 3-1, and Chris Bellwood eventually overcoming Andrew Jones 3-2.

The Plate final produced another excellent match. Bellwood proved just a bit too strong for Miller and took the first set 11-8. Miller then came back into the game but went down narrowly 13-11 in the second while the third also ended up 13-11.

The Final matched Chris McCutcheon against Callum Neill. McCutcheon took the first set 11-8. Neill then played some excellent controlled squash and too the second set comfortably 11-5, followed by the third set 11-4. The fourth set was evenly matched initially but then Neill edged ahead to hold two match-balls. McCutcheon held his nerve and took the set 12-10. The fifth and final set was extremely tight and the quality of the squash got higher and higher but McCutcheon's experience pulled him through yet again to win 11-9 and retain his title. Full results can be viewed at D&G Closed Under-30 Championships 2012 results


Plate runner up Chris Miller with Plate winner Chris Bellwood D&G Closed U-30 2012 Runner-up Callum Neill, Chairman Keith Gristwood and Winner Chris McCutcheon

Runner-up Callum Neill, ChairmanPlate Runner-up Chris Miller
Keith Gristwood and winnerwith Plate Winner Chris Bellwood
Chris McCutcheon

Top up on-line via PayPal

It is now possible to top up your squash court booking account on-line via PayPal or Credit / Debit Card.
Follow the link below to access the XML home page. Log into your account and then click the - Top up with PayPal button in the top right hand corner of the page. Then just follow the simple steps to add credit to your account. You can top up by either PayPal, Credit card or Debit card. You can top up by £20, £30, £40, £50 or £100 denominations.

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New Club Sponsors

Dumfries Squash Club is proud to welcome two new Club sponsors. Robertson Homes has taken a site at the rear of Court 4 and Walker & Sharpe, Solicitors and Estate Agents, has taken a site on Court 4.
You can view all sponsors involved with the club by clicking on the link below.

Dumfries Squash Club Sponsors for 2012

Jim Thorburn Handicap Trophy 2012

Entries are now closed for the 2012 Jim Thorburn Handicap Trophy, sponsored by Les Martin - the Plasterers. The first round of the tournament will be played on Monday19th December and entry fees are £3 per player payable on the first night. Subsequent rounds will last approximately one month with the Finals to be played on Finals Day - Saturday 24th March 2012.

Jim Thorburn Handicap result
Jim Thorburn Handicaps
Jim Thorburn Handicap Adjustments

Bard Vet Cup 2011-12

The Bard Vet Cup this year is being organised by Ronnie Carter and will follow the same rules as last year. Can all captains please ensure you email the results of the matches to Ronnie at ronniecarter@tiscali.co.uk or text to 07780876537 as soon as possible.
This is a very enjoyable competition and we wish you all the best of luck. You can access the rules, the draw and the captains contact list below.

The final of the Bard Vet Cup 2012 will be contested between Your Move DCC and Bard Vets commencing at 7.45pm on Wednesday 21st March.

Bard Vet Cup Rules
Bard Vet Cup Draw
Captains Contact List

D&G Closed 2011

WALLACE TAKES FIRST D&G CLOSED TITLE

Steven Wallace took his first D&G Closed squash championship title last weekend snatching the fifth and deciding set 10-9 over Lockerbie's Ronnie Carter. The D&G Closed was held at Dumfries Squash Club all last week attracting a 48-strong line-up of the region's players.

New for 2011 was the introduction of a B division tournament, so out of the 48 entries, the top 16 players were entered into the A competition with the remaining 32 players competing for the B trophy. The only significant player missing due to injury was Jimmy Wells, the defending champion and 21-time winner of the event.

In the first rounds of both competitions on Tuesday night, the majority of matches went according to expected form with the major surprise of the night being the defeat of the No. 2 B division seed Colin Davies of Castle Douglas by Scott Graham. In the A division Andy Morrow was forced to retire whilst 2-1 up against Garry McKean due to the recurrence of a calf injury.

The second round of matches on Wednesday night saw all four top seeds of the A division progress through to the semi-final with the match of the night being a close contest between Ronnie Carter and Jim Scriven with Carter edging it 3-2. In the B division the major upset of the night was the defeat of the No. 4 seed George Burnie 3-1 by Scot Radley. In the A division Plate all four seeds made it through easily to the semi-final, as was the case in the B division Plate to their quarter-finals.

In the B division quarter-finals, all but one of the four matches were decided 3-2 with the major surprise of the evening being the defeat of the top seed, Lindsay Johnston, by Lister McKiddie. In the B division Plate all four seeds progressed easily through to the semi-final.

Friday night was semi-finals night. In the A division Steven Wallace beat Malcolm McCubbin 3-0 and Ronnie Carter earned a well-deserved 3-1 win over Robin Ridley in a close contest. In the A Plate, Chris McCutcheon secured a 3-1 win over Lockerbie's Davy Lindsay and in the other match the top seed Davy Rogerson was beaten 3-2 by Keith Gristwood. In the B division, Lister McKiddie once again defied the odds and finally over-whelmed Iain Anderson 3-2 while Scot Radley earned a walk-over from Scott Graham. In the B Plate George O'Neill defeated the top seed Martin Proudfoot of Lockerbie 3-0 while Dean Brotherston, the newly-crowned D&G Secondary Schools champion, took a close match 3-2 over Wayne Petrie.

And so on to Finals Day last Sunday. The A Plate final produced a repeat of last year's final pitting Chris McCutcheon against Keith Gristwood. The match also followed last year's final with McCutcheon taking the first set, but Gristwood came back strongly to take the second 9-4. The third went to McCutcheon 9-5 while the fourth went to Gristwood 9-2, thus setting up a deciding fifth set. It was close with Gristwood setting up a 5-2 lead only to be pegged back to 5-4. After a few exchanges of service Gristwood then pulled away to win 9-4 and avenge his fifth set defeat last year.

The B Plate final ended in a 3-0 win for George O'Neill over Dean Brotherston with O'Neill's experience overcoming his junior opponent. The B division Final matched Lister McKiddie against Scot Radley. In all three games McKiddie established an early lead which put pressure on Radley which caused errors and McKiddie eased to a 3-0 victory.

The A division Final matched Steven Wallace against Lockerbie's Ronnie Carter. Wallace left Dumfries' juniors over 4 years ago joining the Royal Navy and currently represents the Navy in the inter-Armed Forces squash leagues and came third in the Armed Forces Championships earlier this year. Carter is a veteran Scottish Masters cap having represented Scotland in the Home Internationals over the past several years. Wallace took the first set 9-2 and looked to be comfortably in control. Carter came out strongly in the second set established an early lead and took the set 9-5. Carter then took a 4-1 lead in the third only for Wallace to peg him back and ended up taking the set 9-5. In the fourth set Wallace took a 4-1 lead and after several exchanges of service the match was finely-balanced at 7-7. Wallace then held match-ball at 8-7 only for Carter to get to 8-8 and then hold game-ball at 9-8. Wallace came back and held match-ball at 9-9, only for Carter to edge it 10-9 and set up a fifth and deciding set. The fifth set was tense and the packed gallery was on the edge of their seats. Wallace took an early 4-2 lead and then stretched this to 7-3 and then to 8-5 and match-ball. The gallery thought it was all over - but Carter's determination saw him peg-back Wallace to 8-8 and then Carter held match-ball at 9-8. Wallace's nerves held and on getting service back at 8-9 he served out the match to win 10-9. Full results can be seen at info@dumfriessquashclub.co.uk

D&G A division runner up - Ronnie Carter with Jimmy Wells D&G A division winner - Steven Wallace with Jimmy Wells

D&G A division plate runner up - Chris McCutcheon with Jimmy Wells D&G A division plate winner - Keith Gristwood with Jimmy Wells

D&G B division runner up - Scot Radley with Keith Gristwood

















D&G B division plate runner up - Dean Brotherston with Keith Gristwood D&G B Division plate winner - George O'Neill with Keith Gristwood

B Division Finalists - Scot Radley & Lister McKiddie A Division Finalists - Ronnie Carter & Steven Wallace

B Division Plate Finalists - George O'Neill & Dean Brotherston A Division Plate Finalists - Chris McCutcheon & Keith Gristwood

D & G Closed A event draw final results
D & G Closed B event draw final results
D & G Closed A event plate draw final results
D & G Closed B event plate draw final results
D & G Closed Tournament rules

New Grade 3 Referees

Congratulations to Davy Douglas and Phil Jones on their successful completion of the Grade 3 Referee course during our South of Scotland Masters. The Club now has three qualified referees; Keith Gristwood at Grade 2 and Davy and Phil at Grade 3.

D&G Leagues AGM - 6th Sept

The AGM of the D&G League is scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday 6th September. All team captains should attend/have representation at this meeting to faciliate an earlier start to the season (possibly the last week in September). Further details will appear of the notice-board.

Doubles Tournament - 28th August

3rd running of the Wacky Races Doubles tournament is being held on Sunday 28th August commencing at 2pm. Sign-up sheet on the squash notice-board. Entry £1 per player. Last chance to get your name on the Club Roll of Honour 2011.

Old Rackets Competition

Mac - showing off his deadly backhand! Theresa - The Squash Master

Theresa - "The Squash Master"Mac - showing off his deadly backhand!

Winner Jim Scriven with Runner up Rossanna Pierro Scriv vs The Squash Master

"Scriv" vs "The Squash Master"





Winner Jim Scriven with Runner up

Rossanna Pierro

35th Anniversary Dance - 25th June

35th Anniversary Dance will be held on 25th June from 8pm to 1am featuring a live band "The Mellow Bandidos", 70's style finger food selection, raffle and prizes for best-dressed 70's-themed male and female. Tickets only £5 and available from the Bar.

Old Rackets Competition - 25th June

An Old Rackets handicap competition will be held on 25th June from 2-5pm. Entry form on the squash notice-board. Old rackets will be provided or bring along your own vintage model.

COURT MAINTENANCE

An extensive maintenance programme on two of our squash courts was completed on schedule during the Easter 2011 school holidays.

Court 4's existing bearers were replaced with sprung bearers and the floor re-laid, sanded and re-lined. It was fortuitous we decided to replace the bearers when we did as the front right corner had 5 bearers which were rotten and some showed signs of woodworm. The photos show the state of these bearers; the court clear of the flooring and old bearers; the floor re-laid pre-sanding and the finished product.

Court 1's existing bearers were also replaced with sprung bearers and the floor re-laid, sanded and re-lined. The photos show the new bearers being laid; the re-laid floor pre-sanding and the finished product after sanding and re-lining.

On Courts 1 and 4, we recycled the good flooring we retained from Court 3's old floor and replaced boards which were damaged to the extent we could. The recycled floors should last us anywhere from 6 to 10 years.

Court 3's front wall was closely inspected and found to have not just one hollow area but around 5 hollow areas. Rather than patch 5 areas, which would have looked unsightly, Tony from SCPS decided that it would be better to have the whole front-wall re-plastered. Unless we get any cracks forming in the immediate future, this work has been re-scheduled for early September. These repairs are being done at no charge to the Club.

We trust you will feel the benefits on your knees in that all four courts will now have sprung floors.

The Squash Club has invested £5,000 (exc. VAT) on these works from the profits generated by the Masters tournament last November, the fees from the new court advertising boards, other revenues (lights fees, club night fees) generated by the Club and generous donations from members towards the 35th Anniversary Floor Fund. To-date over £720 has been pledged for the Floor Fund and there's still time to donate!

Please try to keep our floors looking good by:

Court 1 before sanding Re-laying court 1 floor

Re-laying court 1 floorCourt 1 before sanding

Court 4 floor taken up Court 1 finished

Court 1 finishedCourt 4 floor taken up

Court 4 before sanding Rotten bearers from the front of court 4

Rotten bearers from court 4Court 4 before sanding

Court 4 finished

Court 4 finished


NOBLEHILL WIN BARD VET CUP

The Final of the Bard Vet Cup resulted in a 15-7 win and upset for Noblehill Garage over Bard Vet. In the first rubber, fourth string Raymond Kirk beat Peter Lean 3-2, followed by 2nd string Davy Lindsay defeating Davy Rogerson 3-2. John Thin at 5th string then beat George Burnie 3-0 to give Noblehill a 9-4 advantage. In the 3rd string rubber the match was decided in the fifth 15-14 to Chris Bellwood over Mike Service. Noblehill thus held an unassailable lead 12-6 going in the 1st string, and "dummy", rubber between Malcolm McCubbin and Ronnie Carter. Malcolm won this match 3-1.

Bard Vet Cup Winners

Results of all matches in this season's Bard Vet Cup can be viewed in the following link.

Bard Vet Cup Results

SCOTTISH SQUASH MASTERS NATIONALS 2011

The concluding event of the Scottish Squash Masters circuit was held in Aberdeen over the weekend of 4-6th March. As well as a national title at stake, it's the final chance to gain ranking points to make the respective age-group teams for the Home Internationals series.

Dumfries Squash Club was well-represented and came away with two Nationals champions. Firstly, Faith Sinclair won the Ladies O-55s with hard-fought round-robin matches especially against her closest rival, Christina Graham, whom she defeated 3-1.

Davy Rogan also retained his O-75s title after defeating all four of his rivals over the weekend.

Photo shows: L to R - Scottish Champions Davy Rogan and Faith Sinclair

Photo shows: L to R - Scottish Champions
Davy Rogan and Faith Sinclair

In the O-45s Jimmy Wells lost in his semi-final against his old adversary Russell Hunter and thus didn't retain his Scottish title. Sue Strachan also lost in her Ladies O-45s semi-final, albeit closely in each set going down 3-0

While a disappointing end to the Masters season in only winning two titles, Dumfries Squash Club's members achieved numerous successes throughout the season and can look forward to the start of the new season in September.


CLUB 35th ANNIVERSARY POLO SHIRTS

We have commissioned Rostrum Sportswear to produce our Club Polo Shirts. These performance shirts are Coolplus® modified polyester fibre which draws moisture away from your skin to keep you cooler and drier.

Colours: Black with white piping along raglan seams and at body sides and cuffs.
White with white piping as above.

Sizes:MenSM LXLXXL
Chest' (To fit)3840 424446/48

LadiesSM LXLXXL
Ladies size1012 141618
Chest' (To fit)3435.5 373941

Children (Age)5-67-8 9-1011-1213-14
Height (cm)116128 140152164
Chest' (To fit)2426 283032

Children's Polos only available in Black with white piping

Price:£15.00 each for Men's and Ladies
£13.00 each for Children's

White Polo Shirt Black Polo Shirt

Orders:Please contact Keith directly or on 07710 462909 to place your order.

P.S. If you bought a Tour T-shirt and the size fits you, then order the same size for your Polo shirt.


D&G CLOSED UNDER-30 CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011

The D&G Closed Under-30 Championships were held at Dumfries Squash Club on Saturday 12th March attracting a 13-strong line-up of the region's top young players.

There was only surprise in the first round matches with Neil Carmichael of Castle Douglas defeating Douglas Brotherston Jr. of Dumfries while the remainder of the top seeds all progressing through to the quarter-finals.

In the quarter-finals, the top seeds of Chris McCutcheon, Chris Bellwood and Iain Anderson all recorded 3-0 wins to book their places in the semis. In the fourth match, Callum Neill proved too strong for Ricky Lockart of Lockerbie and recorded a 3-1 win.

The semi-finals matched Chris McCutcheon against Iain Anderson and Chris Bellwood against Callum Neill. Anderson took the close first set but McCutcheon came back taking the next three sets to reach the final. In the other semi-final Neill took the first set, Bellwood took the next two sets and Neill the fourth set to set up a deciding fifth set. The final set saw Bellwood gain control early on, a lead which he never relinquished to win 3-2.

In the plate semi-finals, both matches produced clear-cut winners with Chris Miller defeating Danny McBryde 3-0, and Dean Brotherston overcoming Rhyan Thomson 3-1.

The Plate final produced another excellent close match. Brotherston started out the more confidently and took the first set 11-7. Miller then came back and took the second 11-5. The next two sets were shared setting up a final set for the Plate. Miller continued his strategy from the fourth set of keeping Brotherston in the back left corner and in doing so forced errors which gave him control and he edged out an 11-8 win.

The Final matched Chris McCutcheon against Chris Bellwood. Bellwood took an early 9-3 lead only for McCutcheon to peg him back and take the first set 12-10. McCutcheon then took the second set closely 11-8. The third set saw Bellwood finally hit his form taking it 11-7. The fourth set was evenly matched initially but then McCutcheon took a 10-4 lead to hold match-ball. Bellwood won the next three points but his downed volley saw McCutcheon win 11-7 and the title. Full results can be seen at www.dumfriessquashclub.co.uk

Plate winner Chris Miller with runner up Dean Brotherston U 30's Runner up Chris Bellwood with winner Chris McCutcheon

U 30's runner up Chris Bellwood withPlate winner Chris Miller with
winner Chris McCutcheonrunner up Dean Brotherston

U 30's winner Chris McCutcheon with Chairman Keith Gristwood

U 30's winner Chris McCutcheon with
Chairman Keith Gristwood


D&G Under 30 Championships Results


Masters Update

DUMFRIES BAGS 3 TITLES AT CENTRAL MASTERS

Dumfries Squash Club was well-represented at the penultimate Scottish Squash Masters tournament of the season at the Central Masters in Bridge of Allan last weekend and came away with three titles out of the six contested.

Dumfries' evergreen "young" lads, Davy Rogan and Abbie Robertson, both won their respective age-groups thus successfully defending their titles from last year. Davy Rogan won all four of his round-robin matches to secure the O-75s title, while Abbie Robertson won all his round-robin matches to secure the O-70s title.

In the O-45s Jimmy Wells was in excellent form once again following on from his victory in the East Masters 3 weeks ago and successfully defended his title. He won his quarter-final 3-1 and in the semi-final he defeated Colin McMullan 3-0. The final brought him up against his old adversary Russell Hunter and with a commanding performance in the final set won 3-2.

Sue Strachan finished runner-up in the Ladies O-35s.

Dumfries Squash Club was the most successful club at Bridge of Allan and with the final tournament of the season 3 weeks away in Aberdeen will be looking to secure further National titles. Any squash players interested in being a part of, or finding out more about, the success of the club can call in at Dumfries Squash Club at Nunholm or visit the website: www.dumfriessquashclub.co.uk Trial memberships are available.

O 70's winner Abbie Robertson O 75's winner Davy Rogan

O 70's winner Davy RoganO 75's winner Abbie Robertson

O 35's runner up Sue Strachan O 45's winner Jimmy Wells

O 45's winner Jimmy WellsO 35's runner up Sue Strachan

WELLS RETAINS EAST MASTERS TITLE

Jimmy Wells of Dumfries Squash Club successfully retained his East Masters
O-45s title in Edinburgh in late January.
As No.1 seed Wells got a bye in the first round and in his first match easily overcame Gerry Gemmell from Dalgety Bay 3-0. The semi-final put Wells against Ronnie Carter from Lockerbie, his old adversary, and was a much tougher game altogether. Carter took the first set convincingly 9-2, and then Wells hit his rhythm taking the second set 9-1. The third set was a drawn-out affair with Carter finally securing it 10-8 to take a 2-1 set lead. Wells, however, had no intention of surrendering his title and hit back 9-1 to level the match. The final set was one set too far for Carter and Wells strolled it 9-1 to reach the final.

The final was contested between Wells and Russell Hunter, an ex-Lockerbie player. In their previous two meetings, Hunter had surprised Wells by defeating him in the semi-final of the West Masters and again in the Dumfries Masters in November. Right from the start Wells was in no mood to entertain a third consecutive defeat by Hunter and took the first set 9-6. He then followed this up 9-4 in the second and 9-4 in the third to retain his title.

Dumfries Squash Club chairman Keith Gristwood and East Masters winner Jimmy Wells


Photo shows L to R: Keith Gristwood, Chairman of Dumfries Squash Club, congratulates Jimmy Wells on his East Masters title victory.


D & G Closed 2011

The D & G Closed competition results can be viewed by clicking on the links below
Dumfries & Galloway Closed Main draw results
Dumfries & Galloway Closed Plate results

D & G closed plate runner up Keith Gristwood, D & G closed runner up Jim Scriven, D & G closed winner Jimmy Wells 
		and D & G closed plate winner Chris McCutcheon D & G closed runner up Jim Scriven with James, Dumfries Sports Club chairman Jock Glendinning, D & G closed winner Jimmy Wells

D & G closed plate runner up Keith Gristwood, Audrey Lyon and D & G closed plate winner Chris McCutcheon D & G closed winner Jimmy Wells and Dumfries Sports Club chairman Jock Glendinning


New Club Competitions

New for 2011, the 35th anniversary of the Club's founding, are the introduction of Club "B" and "C" Championships as a means to get more members involved in club competitions where they will be competing against members of a similar level.

The Club "B" Championship is open to players currently in League 4 (as in December leagues) or below.

The Club "C" Championship is open to players currently in League 10 or below.

Players not currently participating in the monthly mini-leagues can enter any of the three Club Championships and their qualification will be assessed by the club's Tournament Sub-Committee.


All Club Tournaments - Closing Dates 9 January

Club Tournaments Entry forms for all Club Tournaments have now been posted on the Club notice-board. Closing Date for all tournaments is Sunday 9th January 2011. Entry fees for all tournaments (except Junior Club) are £3 per player per tournament.

Jim Thorburn Handicap - (sponsored by Les Martin, the Plasterers)
All 1st and 2nd round matches to be played on two consecutive nights during the week commencing 24 January; most likely Monday and Tuesday nights.

Club Championship - All 1st round matches to be played on one night during the week commencing 24 January; most likely Wednesday or Thursday night. 1st round losers to enter Plate competition.

Ladies Championship - Format dependent upon number of entries.

Junior Club Championship - Format dependent upon number of entries.

Club Racketball Championship - (sponsored by Pathfinder Park Homes Ltd)
Format dependent upon number of entries.

All semi-finals to be played on Thursday March 24th.

All FINALS to be played on Saturday March 26th.

End-of-season Dance and Awards Evening is on Saturday 26th March from 8pm. Mark your calendars now.


2010 SOS Masters 2010 Tournament Results

Ladies Over 35 Ladies Over 50 Mens Over 40
Mens Over 45 Mens Over 50 Mens Over 55
Mens Over 60 Mens Over 65 Mens Over 75
Mens Over 40 Plate Mens Over 45 Plate Mens Over 50 Plate
Mens Over 55 Plate Mens Over 60 Plate
Summary 2010 South of Scotland Masters

Over 50's and 55's mens winners Over 40's mens winner and runner up

Blast from the past!! Ronnie Bell and Peter Bacci Blast from the past!! Ronnie Bell and Peter Bacci

How not to play a drop shot!! A lot of help from the ladies

O65's and O75's mens winners


Court 3 refurbishment

During October 2010 we conducted a major refurbishment of Court 3 including laying a new floor with sprung bearers (the old floor didn't have any!),
re-plastering the front wall and repainting the side and back walls and re-lining the court. Court 4 was also repainted and re-lined.

Court 3 almost finished Court 3 at the start

Court 4 finished Court 3 finished

Court 4

Court 3



UKCC Level 1 coaching candidates

UKCC Level 1 coaching candidates

Six members of the Club recently commenced the UKCC Level 1 Squash Coaching course being held at our club. Upon certification, the club will then have 7 members qualified to coach mini-squash and adult beginners. The course was funded by a scholarship from SportScotland and a grant from Nithsdale Sports Council. Shown amongst the course tutors are from left: Alison Macintyre, Sue Strachan, Garry McKean, Keith Gristwood, Ray Currie and Jim Scriven.




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