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Stilwell, Craig Win Titles at National Skill Levels

It was an all Stilwell final at the US Squash Skill Level Championships in the Men’s 4.5 with unseeded Tyler beating #1 seed Justin in four games.

Carson Craig won the Men’s 4.0, dropping just one game in the whole tournament.

Jahangir Naseem reached the semis of the Men's 6.0 (the highest skill level division) where he lost in four games to the eventual winner of the tournament.

Abir Ray won the consolation finals of the Men 4.5.

Ross Campbell reached the consolation finals of the Men 5.0.

Three NCS Juniors Play Well in National Championship

The top 32 players in each age group who apply to enter get to play in the National Championship, so simply qualifying is a great honor and the three NCS juniors played well.

Camille Lanier reached the quarterfinals of GU19.  She is now ranked US #8 in GU19, a tremendous achievement.

Kira Keating sprained her ankle in the first game of her round of 32 match, but gutted out a win over the US#16.  She then gave the #1 seed her toughest match until the semis.  She made the consolation quarters, where she lost to the eventual consolation winner.

Geoffrey Keating reached the semis of the plate, beating the US #23 and a Dartmouth recruit in three crisp games, 8,6,6 before falling to the eventual plate winner in a close match.

March Tournament Highlights

Meadow Mill Gold

Jacq Barnes reached the final of the GU19, where she lost in 4 games to the GU17 US #5.  Hanna Chaudhry reached the consolation finals in GU13.  She played a tight four game match with the finalist of the tournament in the first round.  Peter Giraudo reached the BU19 quarters, where he lost in five to the tournament winner.  Peter won the classic plate (5th place).  Cameron Bahadori and Zach Ho both reached the consolation semis in BU19.  Liam Rotzoll reached the consolation finals in BU13.

Fassp Gold, New Haven, CT

Camille Lanier won the Fassp Gold GU19, and didn’t drop a game on the way to victory.  Candace Craig reached the GU15 plate finals, where she lost in five games that featured three tie breakers!  Carson Craig reached the plate semis in BU19.

Germantown Cricket Club Silver

Sohrab Nawaz reached the BU17 semis of Philadelphia’s Germantown Cricket Club Silver.

Potomac Fever and Wintersun Winners

Congratulations to the NCS Winners at the Potomac Fever (March 4) and Wintersun (March 16) tournaments in these divisions:

Potomac Fever

Open 5.0 -- Ben Rind
Women’s 4.0 -- Sarah Davidson
Open 3.5 -- Syed Ali
Open 2.5 -- Chris Doerr
Women’s 2.5 -- Hitomi Miyake
Men’s 50+ -- Ross Campbell
Men’s 60+ -- Bruce Simons-Morton

Wintersun Report

Carroll Cavanagh won the Men’s 5.0, beating Rod Barnes in five games, including a 12-10 tie breaker in the fifth.  Brent Harris won the 4.0 over Jacq Barnes in a tight four game final.  Two top juniors had a tight four game final in the 3.0 with Liam Rotzoll beating Zach Najera.  Zach won the 2.0.

NCS Players Shine at Masters

Jahangir Naseem reached the finals of the men’s 40+ at the U.S. Masters Squash Championships where he lost in five games.

Carole Grunberg reached the semis of the Women’s 55+, where she lost a tight 4 game match to the winner of the tournament, who won in three games.  Carole won the third place match in four games.

AJ Copeland won the women’s 50+ consolation final.  Deb Phippard reached the consolation finals of the women’s 45+.

Bruce Simons-Morton beat Andrew Strasfogel in the 5th place match that went to five games in the men’s 65+.

Terry Hindermann and Bryce Harding reached the quarterfinals in the men’s 50+.

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 here to visit the page.

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 Twitter. All posts to the website will be immediately cross-posted to the NCS Facebook and Twitter accounts. As well, the website posts will give you an option to "Like" the post or to "Share" the post on your own Facebook wall. You can use the links below to enable the new Facebook and Twitter features on your accounts. Then "Share" this post with your squash friends using the link below so that they can join also.










Enter the NCS League Tournament Today!

The individual championship tournament for NCS Winter Squash league players starts May 9, so register by May 5, which is the deadline!   At the conclusion of the Winter NCS League season, the Fisher Cup Championship determines the top individual players among NCS members who have participated in each division (Premier and Divs. 2, 3, 4 and 5). It’s a big tournament with prizes for winners and finalists. Matches count for player ratings and are recorded in US SQUASH. Best of all, there is NO COST to players!

Get more information and register here today

Nominate Someone You Know for a Special NCS Award

Since 2005, NCS has presented awards to exceptional members to commemorate their achievements and contributions of service to the Association and the sport of squash during the previous year.  A  committee of NCS officers and club representatives collects nominations from members and determines who has the  greatest number of votes.   The awards will be presented to the winners at the annual NCS End of Season Awards Party on May 21st after the semi-finals of the 2011 NCS Fisher Cup Individual League Player Championships.

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Most Improved Player: Has shown greatest percentage improvement in skill rating, based on April-to-April numerical improvement in RailStation and ratification by Awards Committee. [...Read More...]

Record Number of NCS Juniors Compete in US SQUASH Junior Championship

Six NCS Juniors, a Record, Qualify for Harvard Frank Millet Junior Championship Tournament at Harvard University

Congratulations to Cameron Bahadori, Jacqueline Barnes, Geoffrey Keating, Kira Keating, Camille Lanier and Theo Mendez, who qualified to play in the US SQUASH Junior Championship Tournament (Frank Millet at Harvard) November 12-14.

The JCTs are the most difficult tournaments in the nation, and the JCT series of four tournaments is open only to the top 32 nationally-ranked players who apply in each age group. It is a high honor to qualify for this tournament and this is the largest number of NCS Juniors ever to qualify for a JCT. It was especially difficult to gain entry in this JCT as it broke US SQUASH records for applicants.

Kira Keating dropped just one game in four matches to qualify for the GU15 finals, where she lost a close four game match to the #1 ranked player in the nation. Prior to this tournament Kira had not [...Read More...]

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