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Two NCS Juniors Compete at US Junior National Championships

Competing in this event is a major honor for any  junior squash player -- it shows the player has reached the top 32 in his age group in the USA.  Congratulations to Cameron Bahadori and Kira Keating, who qualified in the BU19 and GU19 divisions.


Kira Keating, who recently aged up into the GU19,  finished 13-16th and is currently ranked #12 in the US.  Cameron is the #1 ranked NCS junior boy and #40 in the US.

Bryan Keating Named College Player of the Week

Bryan Keating Named College Player of the Week


Bryan Keating, a 2010 graduate of The Potomac School from Chevy Chase, MD, was named the men's College Squash Player of the Week in February.  Now a junior at Cornell University, Keating won the honor for delivering the deciding fifth team match win for Cornell over previously undefeated and #1 ranked Princeton.  It was just the second time Cornell had ever defeated Princeton and it was the first home victory [...Read More...]

National Capitol Open Final Sets PSA Record

National Capitol Open Final  Sets PSA Record


Daily Squash Report led with this story: "It took the longest recorded squash match for more than 30 years to decide the Squash Revolution National Capital Open Presented by Oliver title when Canadian Shawn Delierre beat England's Adrian Waller in two hours and 37 minutes, surviving a battle which went the full distance and featured four tie-break games.  The fourth game of the climax of the PSA World Tour Challenger 15 event in Washington DC alone lasted 44 minutes!"

The tournament was played at regional clubs, including Chevy Chase Athletic Club, which hosted the final, Results The Gym, Worldgate Sport & Health, Sports Club/LA, Potomac Squash Club, Potomac School, [...Read More...]

February Tournament Reports

Congratulations to the players from our area who won draws in the Woodruff-Nee softball and Potomac Squash Fever #14 tournaments.  The Woodruff Nee was played at the University Club early in February:

Woodruff Nee Winners

Open 2.5 -- Stephen Nurre
Open 3.5 -- Benjamin Levine
Open 5.5 -- Anuroop Talwar
Men's 60+ -- Bruce Simons-Morton

Potomac Squash Fever #14 Winners

Open 2.5 -- Aadil Husain
Open 3.5 -- Zach Najera
Open 4.0 -- William Craig
Open 4.5 -- Benjamin Smith
Open 5.0 -- Ben Rind
Women 3.5 -- AJ Copeland
Men 40+ -- Jonathan Lam
Men 50+ -- Ross Campbell

Pro Squash in DC this Week

Pro-squash comes to DC this week.  The Squash Revolution National Capital Open Presented by Oliver tournament features Canada's Shahier Razik (Canada #1 and World #32) and Egypt's Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (World #37) and many other top World top 50 players from 10 nations.

Two quarterfinals matches are sponsored by National Capital Squash and are FREE!  These matches are Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 PM or 7:15 PM.  You need a ticket to attend, which you can get for free here.

You can buy tickets to the semis and final matches here.  Don't delay, as tickets are limited and both matches are likely to have great squash.  The semis start Friday at 7 PM and the Saturday final begins at 7 PM.

Squash Revolution National Capital Open presented by Oliver Jan. 9-12, 2013

Pro-squash comes to DC this week.  The tournament features Canada's Shahier Razik (Canada #1 and World #32) and Egypt's Mohd Ali Anwar Reda (World #37) and many other top World top 50 players from 10 nations.

Two quarterfinals matches are sponsored by National Capital Squash and are FREE!  These matches are Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 PM or 7:15 PM.  You need a ticket to attend, which you can get for free here.

The round of 16 and quarterfinals of this PSA professional squash tournament will be played at clubs in our region, including Worldgate Sport & Health, Results The Gym and Bare Hills (Baltimore).  The semifinals and final will be played at Chevy Chase Athletic Club on Jan. 11 and 12.

Ask your club's pro if the club will be hosting a match.

For tickets for the semis or final go to [...Read More...]

November DC Squash Newsletter — Junior News

Jacqueline Barnes pushed one of the world's top junior women -- Aparajitha Balamurukan -- to four games at the Queensland (Australia) Open Women's Pro-Squash Tournament. Her Indian opponent reached the 3rd round at the Junior Worlds last summer. To put that in perspective, no US woman got past the third round. Balamurukan then knocked out the #2 seed (World #50) in three games.  The November Women's Squash Association rankings are out and the 18 year-old Barnes is now ranked as World #136.


Kira Keating is now ranked #2 in GU17 in the USA thanks to reaching the finals of the Junior Championship Tournament (JCT) - Connecticut.  This is one of the highest rankings ever achieved by an NCS junior.  Kira also made the finals of the Philadelphia Squash Club Gold, playing up an age division in GU19, where she beat the US #24 in three games.

Peter Giraudo reached the second round of the consolations in BU19 at the super-elite [...Read More...]

November DC Squash Newsletter

Squash League


Play has begun in divisions for ALL skill levels -- from novice to expert -- in league play from November to March. Juniors are welcome to play on teams too.

If you have not played in a squash league before, it is a great way to meet other squash players in the area at your skill level and play in a team setting, which is a lot of fun! You don't have to play every week as teams have rosters with extra players.

Click here to get more info on each squash club's teams and how to join a team.  If you can't find a team at your club, respond to this email and we will try to find a good fit for you.

Women's Squash

The Women’s Squash all-levels Holiday Hit [...Read More...]

Play in the Inaugural NCS Championship — Self-Scheduled Tournament — Jan. 17 Sign Up Deadline

All National Capital Squash members -- all skill levels and ages -- are invited to participate in the inaugural NCS Championship.  This tournament is open only to NCS members and no matter your skill or age, from junior to masters, there is a division for you.

The entire tournament prior to the finals is self-scheduling.  You will typically have 1 week to 2 weeks to schedule and play each round.  The amount of time will depend on the size of your draw.

The deadline to sign up is January 17.  Play begins as soon as draws are constructed.

All players are guaranteed at least three matches.  All finals matches will be on Thursday evening, April 18.  Please make certain you can play that night prior to registering.  The venue for the finals is to be determined.

You can enter one or more of the following draws (enter online [...Read More...]

14th Annual Potomac Fever Tournament

The 14th annual Potomac Fever starts Friday evening, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, 2013.  Played on Potomac Squash Club's three international courts, the Fever is the perfect tune-up for the USQ National Skill Levels Championships on March 8-10.  Traditionally the Fever attracts a full bracket of competitive players in every division:  Women’s 2.5, 3.5 & 4.5; Mens 5.5+, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 2.5; and  Masters: Ages 40+  50+ 60+.  2013 will be no different.   Potomac Squash Club is the only venue that offers free food and frosty beverages [...Read More...]

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