I see some of you have already jumped on board WSF’s 2020 promo bandwagon which is good news!
WSA and PSA are trying to support WSF as much as possible in the bid process and that means support from all of you as well!
Squash’s Olympic Bid page is www.squash2020.com and it links to the other social media platforms. Adding #BacktheBid2020 to your relevant tweets and changing your facebook profile or facebook fan page to photos of yourselves supporting the bid, and then adding it to the collection at www.squash2020.com too will be great. (You should Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org as you will not need to upload them themselves as the public will do). Meanwhile, if you have your own website it would be superb if you can add the bid logo (below) and use it to link to the bid site.
There are other [...Read More...]
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.
Here is the text of a memo David Keating sent to the NCS Board of Directors in June where he outlined his plans for NCS if elected as president of NCS.
To: NCS Board of Directors
From David Keating
Since Jim Zug resigned as NCS president nearly two years ago, our organization has been without an elected president. I think NCS needs to fill the position so I volunteered to accept the nomination for President offered by AJ Copeland and that will be seconded by Andrew Mishkin.
While I plan to remain active promoting junior squash as I have done in my role as VP for Juniors the last two years, the position of president requires much more than that.
If elected as president, here are my initial thoughts on what I would do to serve our members and promote the game of squash in our area.
I ask for your vote and your time as a volunteer to help us implement new initiatives to build the game of squash in the [...Read More...]
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Congratulations to the Champions in each of the 2010-2011 NCS Winter League Divisions. Here are the winning teams and their rosters:
The Sports Club/LA
Shai Ingber, Capt.
Juan Carlos Climent
Ron Del Sesto
Bethesda Sport & Health Club
David Elder, Capt.
University of Maryland
Rahul Nair, Capt.
Christian Von Hausen
University of Maryland
Rahul Nair, Capt.
Andrew [...Read More...]
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