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Sno-Ball Slo-Ball Squash Tournament

December 10-12, 2010,  The University Club of Washington

Draws: 5.5, 4.5, 3.5, 2.5;

Women 4.0, 3.5, 2.5

60+ Age Group

Entry Fees: US Squash Members $65.00,  Non-US Squash Members $80.00

Fee includes Mementos, Saturday Lunch and Dinner Party and Awards

2010 Sno-ball Slo-ball registration form

2010 NCS Women’s Calendar


Sat Sep 18, 10-11:30am
Women’s ClinicLarissa Stephenson


Sun Sep 19, 1:00-2:30Sun Sep 19, 2:30-5:30
Women’s Clinic (1st of 5)Jay Naseem

Worldgate S&H

* Round Robin

Sep 23-26Sat Sep 25, 2:00-5:00
Tequila Don Ramon Southwest Open Women’s 3-sided team Tournament
Life Time FitnessTempe, AZ

*Round Robin

Sun Sep 26, 1:00-2:30
Women’s Clinic (2nd of 5)Jay Naseem

Worldgate S&H

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Video: 1986 Rolex USSRA Softball Squash National Championships in Washington, DC

In September 1986, Washington hosted the USSRA Softball National Championships at area clubs. Mr. Meherji K. Madan produced a VHS videotape of the event called "A Vignette, With Love" in honor of the late Ambassador William H.G. FitzGerald, friend and sponsor of squash and creator of the annual FitzGerald Cup team match between Baltimore and Washington first held  in 1955, still contested.

The Championships boasted 350 male and female players in various skill and age groups. It was hosted at five different venues!  The Vignette, funded by a modest NCS grant of $1,000, captures the spirit of full cooperation  among area clubs, and the excitement of the United States' most prestigious squash championship.  See scenes of the competitions and interviews of the players and organizers and squash personalities including past USSRA Executive Director Darwin Kingsley and Geff Fisher, in whose honor the annual NCS Fisher Cup has been played since 1992. A lively music [...Read More...]

2009-2010 Junior Awards

National Capital Squash is pleased to announce a new annual awards program to recognize the achievements of juniors who have excelled in US Squash sanctioned tournament play during the 2009-2010 season.

All awards were based on objective standards and we plan to continue presenting these awards on an annual basis for future seasons.

Congratulations to all the award winners for a fine season!

Most Improved Players:

Kira Keating -- Girls Under 15
Cesar Peralta -- Boys Under 17
Geoffrey Keating -- Boys Under 19

Rookies of the Year:

Zachary Ho -- BU13 & BU15
Rachel Brown -- GU17 & GU19
Cameron Bahadori -- BU13 & BU15
Alexander Alvarez -- BU17 & BU19
Greg Berson -- BU17 & BU19
Caroline Resor -- GU17 & GU19

Most Valuable Players:

Liam Rotzoll -- Boys Under 11
Theo Mendez -- Boys Under 13
Zachary Ho -- Boys [...Read More...]

2010 Fisher Cup Results

Here are the results of the 2010 Fisher Cup (results can also be seen on the US SQUASH website here):

Premiere Division

Brian O'Hora faced Pablo Buitron, the Bethesda Sport & Health Club champion, in the semifinals. After dropping the first game 12-10, O'Hora won three straight in convincing fashion, 11-7, 11-4, 11-3. In the other semifinals match Dan Petrie beat Bryan Keating 11-8, 11-7, 11-4.

The finals match was a very exciting match that went to five games with O'Hora winning 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 11-3.

Bryan Keating took third place, beating Pablo Buitron 12-14, 11-4, 11-7, 15-13.

Women's A/B Division

In the Women's A/B division, Bettina Aten beat Deb Phippard in the semis 11-3, 5-11, 11-4, 11-7. Larisa Stephenson defeated Jackie Corrigan-Curray 11-4, 11-8, 11-6.

Stephenson won the [...Read More...]

Bronze Nationals Report

Many NCS Juniors came home with trophies from the Bronze National Championships at Yale Sunday April 25, 2010, and those who did not can be proud of their achievements. Every player who entered proved he or she is competitive in a nationally contested tournament!

Here is a report on the nine NCS players who played through the last day of the tournament:

Geoffrey Keating, playing up an age division in BU19, took second place, losing in the finals to Baltimore's David Snyder. Just two years ago, Geoff made it to the semis in the BU15 Bronze Nationals, so you could say he made more than four years of progress in less than two years.

Zach Ho lost a very tight 5 game match in the BU15 semifinals this morning, with two games decided 11-9 and one 12-10! Zach went on to win third place in another closely contested five game match. This was Zach's first national tournament, a fantastic result!

Alex Alvarez won third place in BU17, [...Read More...]

Bronze Nationals, Day 2

NCS juniors played well in another successful day of squash Saturday at Yale University in New Haven, CT. Nine of the fifteen here at the Bronze National Championships will play in semifinal, third place and/or finals matches on Sunday, an incredible result. Quite possibly more would still be playing through Sunday, but in several cases two NCS players had to play each other today, and obviously only one could win.

Having all the NCS players playing here has been great -- the players are all doing their best to support each other. It's like having a home away from home and a fan base hundreds of miles from home.

In the BU15s, Zach Ho topped Theo Mendez in the quarterfinals. Zach advances to the semifinals, and Theo plays a semifinal for the right to the fifth place match. Cameron Bahadori lost in the third round of the consolations, meaning he finished in the top 24 of the 60 players here, a promising start for an NCS rookie junior playing in his [...Read More...]

Bronze Nationals, Day 1

Congratulations to the 15 National Capital Squash area juniors who were accepted into the US SQUASH Bronze National Championships at Yale University April 23-25. This is a record number of NCS juniors who qualified for the tournament. We will be reporting each day on the highlights.

There is a record turnout here in BU15, with 60 juniors nationwide competing. Theo Mendez and Zach Ho cruised, winning both their first two matches comfortably, and both have advanced to the round of 16. Cameron Bahadori won his round of 64 match, then fell to the #1 seed in a competitive match. Cameron won his first round consolation match. Caden Petersmeyer lost his first round consolation match, playing very well and taking a game off a highly rated opponent. He moves to the plate division.

In BU17, Alex Alvarez overwhelmed his first two opponents, and has reached the quarterfinals, where he faces the #4 seed Saturday. Cyrus Nassikas, Greg Berson and Sam Patterson [...Read More...]

Round up of SIVL Sport & Health Interclub Varsity League – by Connie Barnes

After a grueling winter of 36 matches at four Sport & Health Clubs, the SIVL Divisional Finals were held on February 26th.  The Finals were one week after the SIVL tournament which attracted more than 100 juniors. 

Here are the Winners and Finalists of Division 1:

BU20:  Winner - Peter Fredman (Whitman).  Finalist - Clive Chang (Landon)

BU17 (to be played):  Sam Patterson (BCC) vs. Jacq Barnes (Whitman) 

BU15:  Winner - Theo Mendez (Sidwell).  Finalist - Jeremy Barnes (Whitman)

GU20:  Winner - Viveka Mishra (Sidwell).  Finalist - Meg Armstrong (Madeira)

GU17:  Winner - Jacq Barnes (Whitman).  Finalist - Rachel Brown (Sidwell)

 GU15:  Winner  - Anna Armstrong (Madeira).  Finalist - Maddie Klaff (Madeira) 

It was an outstanding finish to a great season! 

The Division 2 SIVL Championship Team was decided by the seventh and [...Read More...]

The FitzGerald Cup stays in Washington

Report on the Annual FitzGerald Cup Competition

Prepared by Glenn Canner

The FitzGerald Cup stays in Washington!

The 62nd annual FitzGerald Cup competition between Washington and Baltimore was played on January 9th at the University Club in Washington with the Washington team extending its winning streak to 9 years and its overall historic dominance to 44 wins against only 18 losses.

The Washington team won the competition 10 matches to 3, but the outcome was more in doubt than the score might suggest as several of the matches were highly competitive and could have broken the other way. Once again, led by youth, and their recent college squash experience, the Washington team was extremely strong at the top of the lineup.

Led by Dan Petrie (all American at Brown), Hesham El Halaby (all American at Princeton) and Patrick Harris (star at Rochester) the Washington team was a force to be reckoned with.  Overall, [...Read More...]

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