At the Saturday night party in conjunction with the 2015 Howe Cup, the Women’s Committee of US Squash presented two annual awards, both to National Capital Squash women.
Congratulations to AJ Copeland who won the prestigious Achievement Award, and to Mona Butterfield – whose passion and dedication to squash are demonstrated in her
organizing the National Capital Squash C and D level DC teams despite the fact she herself can no longer play -- for the Sportsmanship Award.
Here is the US Squash write up on the awards:
The revered Saturday night party took place at the Boston Aquarium where the Feron’s Wedgwood Sportsmanship Trophy and Women’s Achievement Bowl were presented to surprise winners, Mona Butterfield and AJ Copeland respectively. Both Butterfield and Copeland are active in National Capital Squash. Despite continued knee problems which now keep Mona away from actual competition, Mona can [...Read More...]
All National Capital Squash members (if you live in the Washington DC area and are a member of US Squash -- you are automatically a National Capital Squash member) are invited to participate in the NCS Championship. This tournament is open only to NCS members.
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Entering this event is easy, so choose your draw(s) and enjoy the challenge. There is no entry fee charged by NCS for current US SQUASH/National Capital Squash members.
The entire tournament is played on YOUR schedule, NOT in one weekend.
You will typically have 1 week to 2 weeks, or more, to schedule and play each round. The amount of time will depend on the size of your draw. Play begins as early as November and we will send you contact info on your opponents [...Read More...]
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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.
Three juniors qualified for the US SQUASH National Championship, open only to the top 32 players in each age-gender division.
Four juniors qualified for the US SQUASH Silver National Championship (open to the best 32 who are ranked no better than US #33).
Fifteen played in the US SQUASH Bronze National Championship (open to players ranked no better than US #65).
A total of twenty NCS players played in one of the national championships, eliminating the duplicates.
There was some overlap in 2010 as a few played in more than one event, which due to a rule change greatly discouraged such play in 2011.
Twenty-seven unique players participated in [...Read More...]
NCS was well represented at the US SQUASH Masters Squash Championship, which was held at Harvard University earlier this month. Here are some of the highlights.
Jahangir Naseem lost a close five game match to the eventual winner of the 40+ division, but played well the rest of the way and took 6th place. Ross Campbell made consol semis, losing in five games to the consol winner in 45+. Page Lansdale made plate finals, losing a close five game match in 50+. Andrew Strasfogel made the consolation finals in 65+, losing a close 4 game match featuring two tiebreakers. In 70+ Steve Weber played Jerry Welch in the 3rd place match, with Jerry winning in five games. In 75+, Charles Gunn won the consolation finals (5th place) and Robert Pirie reached the consolation semis.
Among NCS women, Leslie Connolly took 3rd in 35+, Deborah Phippard reached the consolation finals in 45+, AJ Copeland advanced to the consolation semis in 50+ and Carole Grunberg made the [...Read More...]
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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...]
Congratulations to the Capitol Hill Classic and Trifecta 1 Tournament Winners!
These NCS juniors won, made the finals or finished 3rd in the two NCS area junior tournaments earlier this month.
Capitol Hill Classic Bronze:
BU15 -- Remy Freire, Winner; John Quamme, Finalist
BU17 – Theo Mendez, Winner; Evan Brown, Finalist
GU13 -- Elizabeth L. Gidley, Winner; Joy Stewart, Finalist (first tournament for both!)
GU19 – Rachel Brown, Winner; Katya Lienard, Finalist
Trifecta 1 Silver:
BU11 -- Nilay Neelaveni, Winner; Samuel Jinich, Finalist
BU15 – Remy Freire, Finalist
BU19 – Hunter Mathews, Winner; Greg Berson, Finalist; Sam Patterson, 3rd Place
GU13 – Taylor Nides, 3rd Place
GU19 – Rachel Brown, Winner