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National Capital Squash Championships Finals

Come see the finals Saturday afternoon at Squash On Fire.

National Capital Squash Championships — Deadline March 3

This FREE tournament crowns the skill division champions for the National Capital Squash (NCS) district. Winners of each division will be sponsored by NCS (we will pay your entry fee) for the US Squash National Skill Level Championships in October 2019.

There is more information on the tournament and online registration here. Please see the "rules" tab for info on how the tournament will be organized.

The entire tournament, except the final (and the semifinals in divisions with 17+ players), is played on YOUR schedule, NOT in one weekend.

The St James DC Bronze

Info and registration form here.


Info and registration form here.

Squash On Fire Junior Gold

Info here.

Three National Championships Coming to DC in 2019!

The 2019 U.S. Women’s and S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championships and 2019 National Squash Championships (aka the Masters age group championships) have been awarded to Squash on Fire!

These are three of the most prestigious events on the championship calendar.  The U.S. Women’s and S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championships will determine the best US squash player.  All the top  players are expected to compete.

The events will be held March 26-31, 2019.

Kira Keating earns All-American Honors at College Individuals

Kira Keating earns All-American Honors at College Individuals

Princeton Senior and co-captain Kira Keating won two upsets to win her draw at the College Individual Championships. The winners of the four 16-player Holleran draws earn four of the Second Team All-American honors.

Kira, who grew up in Chevy Chase and went to Potomac High School, was seeded 7th. After knocking out George Washington's #2 player in the first round, she faced Grace Doyle, who played #3 for Princeton.  Kira easily took the first game, then was trounced in the second. The third game was a real battle, with Kira edging  out a 13-11 win and then closing out game four 11-7.

Kira Keating joined First Team All-American and co-captain Olivia Fiechter (left), and coaches Gail Ramsey and Tyler Osborne, to celebrate her win in the final.

In the semis, she faced yet another teammate, Kate Feeley, who upset Dartmouth's #1 and then [...Read More...]

NCS Juniors Win Five of Nine Titles at Mid-Atlantic Championships

National Capital Squash juniors took home four of the five titles in the girls divisions and BU15 to score wins in over half the divisions at the Mid-Atlantic Junior Championships, which were played at Squash on Fire Oct. 21-22.  The tournament was open to juniors from Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia.

NCS junior girls swept the top two positions in GU19, GU13 and GU11.  Hanna Chaudhry dropped just one game in GU19, to finalist Shalika Neelaveni.  It was Hanna's third regional title. Khadija Elhaddad won GU11, beating Caroline Dupree, who knocked out the #2 seed from Baltimore with a 3-0 win.  GU13s Layah Nasr and Elise Kang swept the top two spots, with each reaching the finals with consecutive 3-0 wins.

Aalia Husain edged the #3 seed Erica Maebius in a closely contested five game match in the GU15 semis.  Aalia then beat the #1 seed 3-0 in the final, her third regional title, while Erica easily took [...Read More...]

The calming presence pushing table tennis out of the basement and into the spotlight

Perhaps the squash community can learn from the successful model at the Maryland Table Tennis Center.  This Washington Post story tells how a local model spread around the USA.

2016-09 Meeting

National Capital Squash (NCS)
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
Monday, September 26, 2016

The following directors were present at the meeting, conducted by a telephone conference call:
Leslie Connolly
Aasim Husain
David Keating
Mercedes Young
Abir Ray
Jimmy Li

There were 6 directors present, a quorum.

The first item discussed was the proposal of a special test membership for the Mid-Atlantic region. This special membership would adjust dues for high school team members to $49 (about half price) to play in a local high school league and/or the National High School Championships. The fee would also include the referee exam. If a student then decided to play silver or higher tournaments, they could upgrade to a full membership for an additional $50. Districts would still receive 21% of the dues collected. After discussion, there were no objections to try this roll-out in the [...Read More...]

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