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Monday August 20th 2018

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Alister Walker Reaches Final at World Masters »

Several National Capital Squash competitors played deep in the draw at the first World Masters held in the USA.  Alister Walker, the head pro at The St. James, turned in the top result in reaching the final of the 39-player Mens 35+. After not dropping a game on the way to the final, he battled Laurens Jan Anjema, former world #9, to four games.

Margaret Gerety reached the semis of the Womens 35+, where she ran into Lauren Briggs, former World #18 and the eventual winner of the division.

Steve Hufford reached the round of 16 in the 80-player Men's 60+, where he put up a good fight against the eventual winner.

Carole Grunberg won the consolation of the Women's 60+ after losing a tough five-game match to one of the semifinalists.
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2019 High School Team Scholarships Deadline Dec. 31, 2018 »

National Capital Squash (NCS) is pleased to announce a scholarship program to encourage high school varsity or club teams to participate in the US SQUASH 2019 National High School Championships.

The High School Championships offers divisions for teams at all skill levels.  Even if your team has never played in a team tournament, you will be placed in a division that should provide good competition.

There are up to two scholarships for up to two teams.  Each scholarship would be for up to $1500 to pay for entry fees and a portion of other expenses.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

The school has not sent any team to any prior US SQUASH High School Championship.
The team must have played team matches recorded in the US SQUASH database against other teams (ideally, at least four such matches prior to the seeding of the High School Championship).
A team must have at least seven players.  The players [...Read More...]


Liam Rotzoll Brings Home Bronze Medal from PanAm Juniors »

Liam Rotzoll Brings Home Bronze Medal from PanAm Juniors

Combined Reporting from US Squash and National Capital Squash

Team USA ended its 2018 Pan American Junior Championships campaign by claiming bronze medals in both the girls’ and boys’ team competitions June 23, 2018 at the Capitol Squash Center in Brasilia, Brazil.

The U.S. delegation returned home with a total of five medals, including the girls’ and boys team bronzes.

Liam Rotzoll (right) celebrates bronze medal with Team USA teammates in Brazil.

The boys’ team, including National Capital Squash Junior Liam Rotzoll, outperformed their eight seeding by making a surprise run to the semifinals. The U.S. boys clinched a spot in the semis with of an upset over four seeds Mexico in the quarterfinals. The boys eventually fell against a strong Canadian team in the semifinals, consigning the U.S. to bronze medals....Read More...]


Kira Keating earns All-American Honors at College Individuals »

Kira Keating earns All-American Honors at College Individuals

Princeton Senior and co-captain Kira Keating won two upsets to win her draw at the College Individual Championships. The winners of the four 16-player Holleran draws earn four of the Second Team All-American honors.

Kira, who grew up in Chevy Chase and went to Potomac High School, was seeded 7th. After knocking out George Washington's #2 player in the first round, she faced Grace Doyle, who played #3 for Princeton.  Kira easily took the first game, then was trounced in the second. The third game was a real battle, with Kira edging  out a 13-11 win and then closing out game four 11-7.

Kira Keating joined First Team All-American and co-captain Olivia Fiechter (left), and coaches Gail Ramsey and Tyler Osborne, to celebrate her win in the final.

In the semis, she faced yet another teammate, Kate Feeley, who upset Dartmouth's #1 and then [...Read More...]


U.S. Junior Squash Championships Report »

Congratulations to the two National Capital juniors who qualified for the 2018 U.S. Junior Squash Championships. Only the top 32 US citizens who enter each age group division (16 in U11) get to compete in this super-elite tournament. Simply qualifying for this tournament is a very high honor.

BU19 Liam Rotzoll upset the #3 seed in the round of BU19 and finished 7-8.  Last year he won the Silver Nationals title in BU17, so this is incredible improvement.

Christopher Kang, BU15, also qualified for this honor for the first time. [...Read More...]


News

8 New Squash Courts to Open Sept. 15 »

The St. James will have a grand opening on September 15, including 8 new squash courts. This mega facility has state-of-the-art facilities with fields, rinks, pools and courts galore. The [...]


Three National Championships Coming to DC in 2019! »

The 2019 U.S. Women’s and S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championships and 2019 National Squash Championships (aka the Masters age group championships) have been awarded to Squash on Fire! These are [...]


2018 Silver and Bronze National Championships Report 2018 Silver and Bronze National Championships Report »

National Capital juniors racked up many impressive results at the US Squash Silver National Championships, held at Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore.  Three made the finals. Emma Wolf, who [...]


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