Deadline Approaching for Entry to the CSSC Squash Championships

Civil Service Squash Player! 

The deadline for entering the Civil Service Squash Championship on 24th and 25th of November is approaching! Entries are already in, but if you hope to play, make sure you enter before November 9th. 

This is a great event, held up in at the Nottingham Squash and Rackets Club over 2 days. All players play 4 matches. The best get to challenge James Hodson, the current Civil Service Champion and try to end his current 5 year unbeaten run! There will be a free T-shirt for all entrants and a quiz, drinks and food is available on the Friday night. 

It's a great opportunity to get to know more of the Civil Service Squash players from around the country in a competitive but social environment. 

Funding for transport and accomodation can be applied for from your region. (From personal experience, this has covered nearly all my costs over the last few years).  

More details and the entry form can be downloaded here: https://www.cssc.co.uk/CSSC/index.cfm/things-to-do/event-search/event-detail/?oid=3838

Civil Service Squash Committee

CSSC Squash Masters - May 2017

CSSC - Squash Masters 19/20 May 2017

The Squash Masters Singles and Racketball events were held once again at Nottingham Squash Club on 19/20th May, 2017. We welcomed back many of our regulars, and we were encouraged to see several new faces this year.

The Nottingham club made everyone feel very welcome, and most players and some partners attended what has become the traditional Friday evening meal provided at the club. Linda Parsley hosted her usual fun quiz to battle everyone's wits, and this year, their knowledge of 1980s popular culture. With team 'Jim Fay' emerging the winners, everyone could only think that this man doesn't drink enough beer to get his brain fuddled.

The new entrants proved very successful, resulting in four new names needing to be inscribed on the trophies. These were in the categories of Ladies O40's, Mens O35's, Mens O45's and Mens O55's.

The squash competition format was played in three leagues by combining the Mens O35 & 45's in one group, the O55 & 65's age groups in the other and the Ladies Over 40 & 50s in their own round robin group. For competitors the aim would be to finish top in your specific age group and thus be declared the CSSC Masters Champion in the age group you had entered. All matches were of equal importance, in order to put yourself in a position to win your age group.

There were some very close and competitive matches with all being played in a great spirit, a fine example being the opening O55's match between Geoff Watson and Nigel Williams which ended up being a five set thriller, eventually closed out 3/2 by Nigel.

In the O35/O45 group Kevin Hugh emerged undefeated over the two days and 5 matches. He is not only the O45 Champion but also the winner of that particular combined age group league. Both he and Neil Miles played a thrilling and close match, befitting of any final with Kevin taking the last game 15/13 narrowly edging Neil (the O35s winner) out by 2 games to 1.

In the O55/ O65 group Collis Sheik was also undefeated over the 2 days, taking the O55's Championship and emerging as the winner of the combined age groups league. Collis was pushed to a close 3/2 win by Peter Fielding in their opening match, but then settled down and only dropped a further 3 games over his other five matches. Steve Bullamore O65 played with great spirit with the younger players in this group but his victory over Rob Shepherd gave him the win that he needed to take the O65 Tony Claydon Trophy.

The ladies competition was dominated by new entrant in the O40 category Krissy Burkin. In the O50s, Previous O40s winner, Shena Ferrie moving into the next category, won the trophy in her first attempt. We were pleased also to welcome Sian Hughes, our new CSSRA Chair to the tournament Unfortunately, the Association's President, Marian Holmes, had sustained an injury and was unable to compete otherwise we would have had a match played by the Chair versus the President! Despite her recent injury, Marian was pleased to attend to present the trophies and help with the record keeping and marking.

The 2017 Champions are

Mens Masters      Champion             Runner-Up

Over 35                Neil Miles            Paul Lane

Over 45                Kevin Hugh          Jim Fay

Over 55                Collis Sheik          Nigel Williams

Over 65                Steve Bullamore   Rob Shepherd

Ladies Masters

Over 40                Kristy Burkin

Over 50                Shena Ferrie          Sian Hughes

Upcoming Events

Check out the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC) Website for all upcoming Squash events, in your region and nationally: 

https://www.cssc.co.uk/things-to-do/my-sport/squash/#

Including:

HASSRA takes all the Silverware at the 2017 Squash Team Championships

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The late withdrawal of 3 Teams from this year’s Squash Team National Open Championships meant only 4 teams would contest for this year’s prestigious CSSC Trophy! HASSRA however had prepared well and brought along 2 strong teams to try and repeat their success of 2 years ago when their “A” Team were crowned as Champions. Lining up against this formidable opposition were teams from the “North West” and a “Pick ‘n Mix” select team from various parts of the country and Captained by CSSRA’s President Marian Holmes.

All teams consisting of 3 men and 2 ladies would play each other in a “Round Robin” format over 2 days starting on Friday the 3rd February 2017 and finishing on the Saturday 4th February. The first round saw the favourites HASSRA “A” face the “Pick ‘n Mix” squad and mark up an impressive but hard fought 5-0 win. The other match between HASSRA “B” and North West however was a much closer encounter. The HASSRA “B” Team in the end could not repeat the success of their “A” Team and only the “B” number “3” player Phil Reasbeck chalked up a win against North West’s Jim Fay. HASSRA’s number “5” Sian Hughes however put up a superb effort against North West’s Shena Ferrie only losing out in the 5th game 15-11!

The second round matches saw HASSRA “A” and “B” teams face each other. The “B” Team’s number “1” player Nigel Williams did make a valiant effort to gain victory when he came back from 2 games down to win the 3rd game against Marc Thomas 15-13 – however he could not sustain this success and lost the next game and his match 15-4. The remaining HASSRA “A” line up of Adam Ward, Chris Beldon, Keeley Grindle and Jackie Codman all followed Marc’s lead and proved too strong for their fellow HASSRA “B” Team opponents. The other match between North West and Pick ‘n Mix whilst yielding a similar 5-0 victory for North West didn’t reflect the efforts of both Micky Gallacher and Marian Holmes from Pick ‘n Mix - both only losing very close games 3 -1.

Saturday’s pairings would see the undefeated teams of HASSRA “A” and North West face each other in a match to decide the Squash Team National Champions for 2017. The other match between HASSRA “B” and Pick ‘n Mix would decide the winners of the Plate Trophy.

In the Main Final Shena Ferrie got her North West Team off to a fine start by taking the first game from the experienced campaigner Jackie Codman 15-8. Jackie however responded well to this pressure and fought back to take the next 3 games and with it her match. North West’s Becky Campbell however was in no mood to capitulate against HASSRA’s Keeley Grindle and fought hard to keep the final alive. This battle between the number “4’s” was to produce the “match of the Tournament” – both players producing superb and exciting squash! Becky eventually edged the 3rd game 19-17 to take a 2-1 lead and could have felt confident to win her match in the next game! Keeley however had other ideas and in another “cliff-hanger” and saving 1 match point edged the 4th game 16-14 to take the match to a fifth and final game decider. In this final game Becky couldn’t overcome the momentum which Keeley had created and the HASSRA Team grabbed their 2nd match and took another step to securing the overall win. Whilst this drama had unfolded HASSRA’s hero from 2 years ago Chris Beldon once again took his Team over the winning line with a fine performance by defeating North West’s Jim Fay 3-0. Pride however was still at stake and both Dan Willets and Paul Lane from the North West Team had points to prove. Both Players pushed their HASSRA opponents Marc Thomas and Adam Ward hard – it was always to be HASSRA’s day however and the plucky North West players both eventually lost their games 3-1.

In the Plate Final HASSRA’s Ruth Sleigh overcame the challenge from the improving Pick ‘n Mix player Deborah Atkinson. This opened the door for HASSRA’s Phil Reasbeck to cement their Team’s lead by defeating Pick ‘n Mix’s experienced Graham Cole 3-0. The stage was set for HASSRA’s Captain Sian Hughes to take her Team to victory by facing her opposite number – Pick ‘n Mix’s Captain, Marian Holmes. Sian was once again soon embroiled in another marathon match. This match proved to be crucial when Sian narrowly won the final game   15-12 and so established an unbeatable 3-0 match score over the Pick ‘n Mix opposition. The importance of Sian’s win was underlined when Pick ‘n Mix’s number 1 and 2 players            Craig Blurton and Micky Gallacher both won their matches against Nigel Williams and          Kevin Mulligan – a close call for HASSRA “B” and bad luck for their opposition!

Congratulations go to HASSRA “A” and HASSRA “B” – a Trophy AND a Plate – very impressive!

Prizes were presented by the newly elected Civil Service Squash Rackets Association Chairman  Sian Hughes. A social evening and quiz was hosted on the Friday for players to relax and enjoy – the quiz was won by Team “North West”.Thanks were extended to all the participating players and to Nottingham Squash Rackets Club for the use of their fine facilities.

The next Squash Event will be the Squash Masters and Racketball Tournament in Nottingham on 19th and 20th May 2017 – further details can be found on the CSSC website and on our website www.cssc-squash.co.uk Players should also note the CSSC Games this year is on 15th September and will host Team Squash but this time in a new format of 3 players to include at least 1 man and 1 lady – watch out for more details from CSSC and on our website.DSCN0920 1

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CSSC Graded Squash Singles Competition – 2016/17

 

 

 

This event took place at Nottingham Squash Club on 18/19th November, 2016.There were 19 men entries and 6 ladies. It was good to see several newcomers entering and some welcome returns, especially long-time absentee Collis Sheik.  

15 men had entered the A/B event and this was held as a straightforward knock-out competition with 1st round winners forming the A event and the losers the B event.

There were some excellent 1st round matches. Kevin Hugh and Jason Cunningham both won hard-fought 5 game matches against Dan Willets and Peter Windram respectively. Tim Burrell (no. 2 seed) found newcomer Adam Ward a difficult opponent. Although he won 3-0, two of the games were very tight and only Tim's considerable experience and accuracy permitted him to prevail.

The highlight of the 2nd round also involved Tim. He overcame former ten times Champion, John McFarlane 3-1. John still gives away very few “cheap” points and Tim's marathon 20-18 win in the 4th game secured the victory. Meanwhile, at the top end of the draw, no.1 seed and current Champion, James Hodson, was looking very strong and he reached the final without dropping a game. There, he met Tim Burrell and what an excellent final they produced. ( Sorry, lots of Tim in this report but that is how the sequence went). James took the first 2 games fairly comfortably but Tim fought back to take the 3rd 11-9. A very tight 4th game ensued with splendid rallies. At 6-all, it seemed the match could go either way, but James eventually managed to pull away and win the title for the 5th successive year. A memorable Final match.

After his excellent first match display, it was no great surprise that Adam Ward emerged the winner of the B Grade event. It was not all straightforward, however. He did drop a game in the semi-final against Collis Sheik and he just managed to clinch a crucial 3rd game (17-15) against Dan Willets in the final. Overall, this turned out to be a very good standard event.

Four men competed in the C/D Competition, a much lower number than in previous years. This also proved to be very competitive, with Micky Gallacher finishing top of the round-robin table.

Two Men's Plate competitions were held as round-robins with Jason Cunningham winning the A event and Paul Lane winning the B one.

In the Ladies A/B Competition, held as a round-robin, the current holder, Becky Campbell, retained her title by overcoming Helen Midgley and Keeley Grindle.  The Ladies' C/D event was also held as a round-robin and was won by Shena Ferrie.

The number of lady entries was disappointing. This matter was recognised at the CSSRA AGM held during the course of this event, when potential ways of improving the situation were discussed.

Linda Parsley had initially organised the entries and produced the Tournament draws. Unfortunately, a recent accident had caused a broken shoulder and she was unable to attend. Ian Lockey took over at the event.

In summing up the occasion, Ian said how pleased he was that the Association's President, Marian Holmes, was able to attend. She had entered as a player, but she, too, had sustained an injury and was unable to compete. She was, however, pleased to attend to present the trophies (list below).

There was, however, a minor problem - the trophies had not arrived at the venue. The suppliers were adamant that they had been delivered - but obviously not to Nottingham Squash Club!

{LATER – They eventually arrived back at the Company from an unknown source and had now been individually despatched to the winners}

Ian thanked the Squash Club for their hospitality. He also thanked Linda Parsley, Peter Lee, Susan Gillam, Liz Woods and Jim Fay for their valuable assistance throughout the Tournament. Finally, he thanked all the players for their excellent attitude that helped to make this such a friendly but competitive occasion.

Written by Ian Lockey


Results                                                          

TROPHIES             WINNER                 RUNNER_UP

Ladies A/B             Becky Campbell     Helen Midgley

Ladies C/D            Shena Ferrie           Deborah Atkinson

Mens A                  James Hodson        Tim Burrell

Mens B                  Adam Ward            Dan Willets

Mens C                  Micky Gallacher      John Frankland

Mens A Plate          Jason Cunningham    

Mens B Plate          Paul Lane                                   

Squash Masters and Racketball 2016

 

 

 

The 2015-16 Masters Squash and Racketball event was held at the Nottingham Squash Club over 2 days in April 2016 with 19 entrants. 

In the Masters squash there were 4 Mens Age group events and 2 Ladies events. The plan had been for the Squash Age groups events to run over the 2 days with the Racketball event taking place on the Saturday. However, due to the entry size in each Age category these were almost all completed on the Friday. This meant that squash players could be offered the opportunity to play in the Racketball event on the Saturday or to continue playing squash with an All-comers event combining all age groups and sexes. By Saturday afternoon all entrants were suitably replete with enjoyable competition, played in a friendly but competitive manner.

All the Mens Age group events were played as Round robins with all playing all. The largest entry was in the Over 35 event where there was strong competition between all the players.  The winner was Craig Blurton retaining his title, though 2nd place Imran Bashir pushed him close in a 5 setter match. Regrettably Paul Lane pulled a calf muscle in his last match or he might have improved on his 3rd place.

In the Mens Over 45 event previous CSSC team player, Simon Amery, made a welcome return to the CSSC events as a Veteran and showed his considerable skill and fitness in defeating the other contenders to take his first CSSC Veterans title. John Falkland was the runner up in this group with Jim Fay 3rd.

The current holder of the Over 55 group, Peter Windram was not to be stopped from retaining his title overcoming both Nigel Williams and Charles Walsmsley by 3 games to 1. Nigel took 2nd place.

In the Over 65 event, CSSC Secretary, Peter Lee, came out of retirement to challenge for the newly named trophy “The Tony Claydon Cup” in memory of our colleague Tony.  Despite rarely playing nowadays Peter had not lost his skill or court sense and duly despatched the opposition to win the title and the new cup.

The Ladies Squash events had 4 entrants in the two age groups. Shena Ferrie beat Deborah Atkinson to retain the Over 40 trophy with Marian Holmes defeating Susan Gillam for the Over 50 title. Winner / loser matches followed with Shena and Deborah emerging successful.

On the Saturday squash players were offered the chance to play in the Racketball competition.  Two groups of 5 players competed in Round Robin formats with playoffs between the groups for all places. 

In the Racketball Final the current holder Ian Frampton played Simon Amery. This was an interesting match to watch as it showed the difference between someone with Racketball skills (Ian) against someone with supreme fitness but less Racketball experience (Simon). After long rallies and a very tight 2nd game Ian emerged successful to retain his title. Fred Saunders took 3rd place.

Squash players not wishing to play Racketball on Saturday played an alternative “Allcomers mix-in” event in 2 round robin groups. In the A group Peter Windram emerged the winner over Nigel Williams. In the B group Jim Fay emerged the winner over Deborah Atkinson, runner-up.

In addition to the events on court, many of the players enjoyed a social evening with supper and quiz on the Friday evening in the club bar. As always the club looked after us well and we are grateful for the use of their excellent facilities.

21 Years in the Chair and Linda Clocks Out!

Team Squash Players present

 

Last November (2015) at our AGM, Linda Parsley announced she would be standing down as Chairman of the Civil Service Squash Rackets Association after 21 years service.

Linda was originally elected to the vacant Chairman’s role in 1994, having already served on the Committee for some years beforehand. In those days the Men’s and Ladies’ National Squash finals were sourced from all the winners of Regional Competitions held around the Country - including Northern Ireland and Scotland. In addition both Men’s and Ladies’ Representative Teams were active – Linda again playing her part as Ladies Team Captain for a number of years.

As the climate for sport within the Civil Service gradually began to evolve in those early years of Linda’s Chairmanship – the need for real change soon appeared on the horizon. The move away from the “elite sport” approach was designed to open the door for all standards of play and the pressure to achieve this was directed to all Sports Recreation Bodies including our own! 

Linda had a major role to play in driving through all the necessary changes and enthusiastically rose to that challenge.  This new “era” initially saw the introduction of Mixed Team events and National Open Singles events. The popularity of the Singles Event was soon such that in order to cater for the number of players involved the National Open Age Group Event was also introduced.  More recently Racketball now also runs alongside our Age Group Event. Linda’s involvement has also included a major role in organising and running many of these events.

Linda’s work however was not just confined to the “sharp” end of our sport but as importantly to overseeing the direction of the Committee structure that would underpin our Sport. Squash was one of the first SRB’s to formulate and document a Development Plan for their Sport and Squash was one of the first SRB’s to have their own website. All these successes and Linda’s part in their achievement were recognised by CSSC when in 2010 Squash was awarded the best “Sports Recreation Award”. A few years earlier in 2001 Linda had also received a “Personal Merit Award” from CSSC. 

Linda would be the first person to say that our successes were a Team effort - but every Team needs a Captain - Linda has played a Captain’s role and led from the front.  Although Linda intends to remain on the CSSRA Committee to assist with some of our events her wider contribution as Chairman will be sorely missed!

 

Linda, and partner Dick Robinson

 Linda, Peter Lee (Secretary), Jim Fay (Treasurer), Ian Lockey (past Secretary)

Marion Holmes presented Linda's clock

Civil Service Squash mourns the loss of Tony Claydon

Our Civil Service Squash community was recently shocked by the sad news that Tony Claydon had died. Tony, one of our best known senior squash players, had only recently been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and passed away peacefully in his sleep on 15th February 2016.

TonyClaydonTony's involvement with Civil Service Squash stretches back nearly 20 years and having spent an active and successful career in both the Navy and the Army it was little surprise that this  lifestyle would produce a squash player who could "mix it" with the best of us. He has represented the Gloucestershire County Squash Team in various age groups, was part of the GB Vets Team and also played for our own Civil Service Representative Team in numerous fixtures. Tony also played and was successful in many of our own National Squash events - he was, for example, the Over 55 Champion on several occasions and a winning member of the successful DSRA Team in our Team Event. Tony was also a keen motivator to introduce our Over 65 Event - last year Tony won this for the second time whilst also being the Over 55 Runner-up.

Tony was however more than just another great player - he was undoubtedly a great bloke. His competitive nature on court was always tempered by his acute sense of fair play, his sense of humour was always evident, he was reliable and a good friend and companion to many of us. He had also had a short spell serving on the Committee, keen to give back something to other players. Sadly Tony's name won't be on the draw sheet this April when this year's Over 65 Event is played but his name will be on a new Trophy to be called the "Tony Claydon - Over 65 Cup". Tony will be missed but not forgotten. Tony’s family have asked that anyone wishing to make a donation to his memory can do so by visiting either of the following websites:

www.memorygiving.com/anthonyjohnclaydon_pancreaticcancerresearchfund

www.memorygiving.com/anthonyjohnclaydon_theroyalbritishlegion

New Winners Emerge in the 2016 Squash Team National Open Championships!

Six teams comprising of three men and two ladies recently attended this year’s CSSC Team Squash Event held in Nottingham on the 5th and 6th February 2016. Last year’s winners HASSRA had returned to defend their Title and repeat their impressive previous year’s win. Standing in their way was opposition from a new look Defence Team (DSRA), Revenue and Customs (RCSL), Land Registry, North West and a newly formed London Composite Team.

Winning Team - London Composite

The initial competition was formatted into 2 Round Robin Events with 3 teams in each group. The top 2 teams in each Group would progress into the Semi Final whilst the 3rd placed teams would play in the Plate Final.

In Group “A” HASSRA got their campaign off to a fine start with a 4-1 victory over North West. North West’s only winner was Paul Lane coming back from 2 games down to defeat HASSRA’s experienced Chris Beldon in the 5th game 15/10 ! North West’s fortune however looked to be improving in their next match when facing the new London Team - their ladies Shena Ferrie and Sian Hughes both stormed to impressive wins. North West’s men Dan Willets, Paul Lane and Jim Fay however could not repeat this feat - losing to the impressive London trio of Tony Webb, Ethan Thornton and David Nethercott. HASSRA the Champions would now face their first major hurdle as London the newcomers flexed their muscle! The early part of the clash went convincingly to HASSRA when their experienced ladies Keeley Grindle and Jackie Codman both produced fine wins over the London ladies, Carol Stone and Susan Gillam. HASSRA’s men however could not repeat this success - all three matches going to the London’s male trio! London would top the group whilst HASSRA would progress as runners-up.

In Group “B” the Defence Team looked in determined mood to once again get their name onto the Trophy – their first hurdle was against the experienced Land Registry Team. The Land Registry ladies Ruth Sleigh and Marian Holmes both put up fine performances against the strong Defence opposition of Joanne Stroud and Kate Cunningham but both had to eventually concede, Ruth losing 15/10 in the 5th game and Marian 16/14 in the 4th! Land Registry’s men Nigel Williams, Matt Thomas and Graham Cole also struggled against Defence’s Ollie Spiers, John McFarlane and Tom Littleton all losing 3/0! Land Registry’s fortune seemed to be taking a turn for the better in their next match against Revenue and Customs when Ruth Sleigh notched up a fine win over RCSL veteran Pat High Comer 3/1. Marian Holmes for Land Registry meanwhile also had recovered from 2 games down to draw level at 2 games all. Marian however could not find the extra few points needed in the 5th - going down eventually 15/10 to RCSL’s Hilary Craven. RCSL went on to take control when Geoff Irwin and Wayne Smith both produced fine 3/0 victories over Nigel Williams and Graham Cole! Matt Thomas for Land Registry however did produce a consolation win in the second string match against Glenn Wilkinson 3/1. The final Tie of the Round Robin between Defence and Revenue proved always to be an uphill battle for a tired Revenue Team with Defence producing a 5/0 score line to go forward as Group winners with RCSL progressing as runners-up. Land Registry would go into the Plate Final to face North West.

The first Semi Final on the Saturday morning saw London facing the RCSL Team. RCSL got off to a fine start when Hilary Craven produced a 3/0 win over London’s Susan Gillam. London’s David Nethercott however soon put the tie on an even footing by defeating Revenue’s Wayne Smith 3/0. RCSL’s number 1 player Geoff Irwin needed all his experience against the youthful Tony Webb and indeed fought hard in the opening game having one game point before losing it 18/16! Irwin led for much of the second game but again could not convert the advantage eventually losing 15/12 and similarly 15/11 in the 3rd. This was pivotal and with London’s Carol Stone defeating Revenue’s Pat High-Comer it was only left for Ethan Thornton to wrap things up 3/0 against RCSL’s Glenn Wilkinson.

The second Semi Final saw holders HASSRA face the prospect of a match against their old adversaries – Defence! The ever faithful Jackie Codman took an early lead for HASSRA by defeating the youthful Kate Cunningham 3/0. Tom Littleton playing for Defence soon levelled the match by defeating HASSRA’s Kevin Mulligan in a hard fought encounter. HASSRA however then took another step forwards when Keeley Grindle produced some fine squash to defeat a very worthy opponent Joanne Stroud. Once again the tie was levelled when Defence’s veteran player John McFarlane proved too good for HASSRA’s Chris Beldon winning 3/0. The stage was set for each Team’s number 1 player to decide the outcome –the youth of Defence’s Ollie Spiers versus the experience of HASSRA’s Marc Thomas. This was to prove to be the match of the Tournament! HASSRA edged the 1st game 15/10 only to see the second go to the Defence player 15/12! The third and fourth games replicated this pattern to ensure a fitting finish to the match with a fifth and deciding game. It would be a battle of stamina, nerves and determination. In the end it was HASSRA’s ability to doggedly keep the ball in play and force those crucial errors out of the younger Defence player that ensured HASSRA’s 15/10 victory – very well played Marc Thomas! HASSRA had achieved their second final in consecutive years.

The Final itself was to see the new London Team face the HASSRA Champions – ironically a repeat of their earlier encounter in the first day’s Round Robin. Once again the HASSRA’s ladies Jackie Codman and Keeley Grindle proved their superiority with fine 3/0 victories! HASSRA needed just one more tie to retain their Title - their weary men however could not quite find that “extra yard” and the powerful London trio took full advantage to hammer home their point by taking all 3 games 3/0! Congratulations and well played to the London Composite Team - the new Champions.

Winning Team Captain Tony Webb receiving cup from Linda
Runners up HASSRA Team with Team Captain Sian Hughes

The 3rd/4th place play off was won by DSRA who defeated RCSL 3/2. In the Plate Final North West’s Shena Ferrie produced a match winning performance against Land Registry’s Marian Holmes by edging past the winning post 16/14 in the 5th and final game to ensure their Team’s overall 3/2 victory! Well done North West.

Plate winners North West

Prizes were presented by Civil Service Squash Rackets Association retiring Chairman Linda Parsley. Thanks were extended to all the participating players and to Nottingham Squash Rackets Club for the use of their fine facilities.

The next Squash Event will be the Squash Masters and Racketball Tournament in Nottingham on 22nd / 23rd April 2016 – further details can be found on our Website www.cssc-squash.co.uk