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Congratulations Capitol Hill Classic and Trifecta 1 Winners!

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

National Capital High School Squash League

Jahangir Naseem, Director of Squash at the Tenley, Regency and WorldGate Sport & Health Clubs, has created a new high school squash league called the National Capital High School League, for schools that use Sport and Health Clubs' squash courts at Tenley, Worldgate and Regency as well as other high schools that  have their own squash facilities or use those of other clubs.  There are five teams: Madeira High School, National Cathedral School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Wilson High School and Wakefield High School.

If your child attends one of the schools and would like to participate in the league, please contact Jahangir at jay@jahangirsquash.com. And visit his website jaysquash.com

Woodruff-Nee Squash Tournament (Hardball and Softball)

February 11-13, 2011

Softball at the University Club of Washington, DC

Register: The 62nd Annual Woodruff-Nee Softball Squash Tournament, 2011

Hardball at the Metropolitan Club of Washington.

Stay tuned for the hardball registration form!

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




Date
Event
Comments


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

LarissaS@resultsthegym.com
Results


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

www.jahangirsquash.com/coaching
Worldgate S&H


* Round Robin
Worldgate


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
SCLA


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

www.jahangirsquash.com/coaching
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...]

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