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    Grunberg wins US title at Masters; O’Hora, Simons-Morton reach finals »

    National Capital Squash (NCS) players enjoyed playing the US Masters Championship last month at the fantastic new McArthur Squash Center facility at Boars Head (University of Virginia).

    Congratulations to Carole Grunberg, who took top honors in the Women 55+ division in a tightly contested draw.

    Results The Gym Head Pro Brian O'Hora reached the finals in the highly competitive Men's 35+ division. Brian dispatched the #2 seed in three easy games, but fell in four games in the final.

    Bruce Simons-Morton knocked off the Men's 65+ #1 seed in the quarters, with a tremendous comeback after trailing 2-1. He came close, but lost the final in five games.

    Other notable NCS player results:

    Men 40+: Jahangir Naseem, semifinalist
    Women 35/40+: Leslie Connolly, consolations winner
    Men 50+: Bryce Harding, consolation finalist
    Men 55+: Raja Arshad, consolation finalist [...Read More...]

    Howe Cup 2014 — Save the date — Nov. 14-16 »

     The U.S. National Women’s Team Championships will be hosted by the women of National Capital Squash, Nov 14-16, at the McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. There will be 5-women team draws in the A, B, C, and D divisions, and Doubles draws in the A and B divisions.

    For more information, contact NCS VP-Women, AJ Copeland at ajcopeland@copelandco.com.

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    Baltimore defeats National Capital in 5-4 Lacy Cup thriller »

    Baltimore defeats National Capital in 5-4 Lacy Cup thriller

    On Sunday March 30 at the Potomac School courts, a 9-member team of selected National Capital Squash (NCS) women squash players took on their rivals from Baltimore in pursuit of the 2014 Lacy Cup, the annual DC-vs-Baltimore women's team competition.

    The bottom of the Baltimore ladder consisted of four young ladies from Baltimore's urban squash program, SquashWise. NCS newcomer and #9 player Claire Huschle lost 3-0 to her Baltimore opponent, as did #8 Maureen Wylie. Another NCS newcomer, Elizabeth Holdefer, fought a good battle at the #7 position and ultimately lost 3-1.

    The momentum shifted in the middle of the ladder, as Cindy Vojtech playing at the #6 position took her Baltimore opponent in 4 games. NCS #5 Ubu Grace Hoshizaki and #6 Donna Sharpe both swept their Baltimore opponents, 3-0. Potomac School student Isabel Young playing at [...Read More...]

    Women’s Squash Night Report »

    Women’s Squash Night Report

    As part of the Women's Squash Week national promotion originated by US Squash, the National Capital Squash event was held on the evening of Wednesday September 25 at the Sports Club/LA in downtown Washington. Approximately 30 women of all ages and skill levels participated in the highly social event that included "Queen of the Court" play at three different skill levels. Women who are new to the game welcomed the opportunity to meet other players, and women new to the District were able to identify other women players at their level. The event was free to participants, and raspberry-colored T-shirts promoting "Women's Squash Week" donated by US Squash were distributed. The Women's Squash Night has proven to be a highly successful way to open the squash season in the NCS. Thanks to Sports Club/LA, National Capital Squash, and US Squash for supporting this event which we plan to continue [...Read More...]

    NCS Players Win Two National Titles at US Skill Level Championships »

    Congratulations to Jose Calderon and Ben Smith, who won the Open 5.5 and Open 4.5 skill level divisions at the national championships, which were held in Baltimore April 5-7. Patrick Harris also reached the finals of the Open 5.0, where he lost a close three game match to the #1 seed.

    Jose beat Antoine Poulain of Chicago in the four game final. Ben rallied from a 2-1 deficit to Boston's Girish Venkataramani on the way to an 11-9 victory in the fifth game.

    Other Highlights:
    Ben Rind -- Open 5.0 Consolation Winner
    Nghi Nguyen -- Women's 4.0 Consolation Winner
    Ben Hoefs -- Open 5.5 Consolation Finals
    Abir Ray -- Open 4.5 Consolation Finals
    Isabel Young -- Women's 4.0 Consolation Finals
    Jahangir Naseem -- Open 6.0, Winner Consol Playoff [...Read More...]


    Regional Tournaments List »

    National Capital Squash has created a page that lists all the adult tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The page also has links to each tournament's entry form and information page.  Click [...]

    Updates for NCS Website, Facebook, and Twitter »

    NCS has been making updates to this website that include layout improvements for increased usability, better functionality for the calendar of events, and also full integration with Facebook and [...]

    NCS Juniors Make Huge Strides in 2010-2011 »

    By any standard, NCS juniors have improved tremendously as a group in the last few years, both in number of national class players and in national ranking. 2009-2010 Statistics Three juniors [...]

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