National Capital Squash is pleased to publish the first Mid-Atlantic Junior Series overall standings.
Points are awarded for finishes in each of the up to 14 junior tournaments that will be held in Maryland, DC and Virginia this coming season. At the end of the season there will be special awards for the Mid-Atlantic Junior Series champion and runner up.
Overall Winner and Runner Up – in each Age/Gender Division
Winner, Bronze Division (national ranking 65+) in each Age/Gender Division.
Rookie Award Winner, in each Age/Gender Division.
Points will be calculated using US SQUASH points earned in [...Read More...]
February 8-13, 2011
AussieNick are following on from the success of the first five years of the National Capital Open and are thrilled to announce their hosting of the 2011 $12,000 PSA National Capital Open Squash Tournament. The Open will benefit the 501.3c urban youth program, SquashEmpower. This PSA Challenger event ($10k+ prize money) is coordinated with several other regional professional tournaments including the Richmond Super Series, allowing us again to attract some of the world's top squash players. AussieNick are looking for major and minor sponsors. All profits will go directly to SquashEmpower! The Open will be held at the Bethesda Sport& Health Club concurrently with the US Squash-sanctioned WinterSun Amateur tournament for a festive (and noisy) weekend of squash.
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The Sport & Health Interclub Varsity league (SIVL) has commenced its 5th year of programming. Combining 30 minor round matches, playoffs and finals it is a busy season for the program's participants. Defending Division 1 champions Whitman High School (captain Jacqueline Barnes) and Division 2 champions (captain Alex Becker) are keen to retain the beautiful SIVL silver cups at their schools for another season.
Participants in this winters competition include in Div 1 Whitman 1A, Whitman 1B, BCC 1, Wakefield, Landon, and an Independent Combination team with students form GDS, St Albans, St Andrews, Walter Johnson, Sidwell, Landon and Pyle.
Participants in Div 2 are from Whitman 2, BCC 2, Stoneridge, and Landon 2.
Matches run from late November through February 2011. Participants will also play in an end of season tournament as part of the Sport & Health Wintersun and receive free tickets to the National Capital Open PSA tournament [...Read More...]
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 score [...Read More...]
To date US SQUASH has made several announcements concerning the new ranking system.
There is a page of frequently asked questions, which is a good place to start.
The details of the new system can be found here (pdf).
There is a webpage devoted to all the details here.
Much of the following advice about the new system is based on a email that Philadelphia professional Mike Jefferys wrote.
You don't get penalized for playing a tournament. You should play at least four tournaments to get a ranking that reflects your ability. Your total tournament points are divided by four, even if you only played two tournaments by [...Read More...]
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
Sunday, October 17, 2010 at Bethesda Sport & Health Club, Bethesda MD
S&H Members: $25
Nonmembers: Juniors - $30, Adults - $35
A great way to play with different level players and have a terrific social time!
Profits will go towards SquashEmpower, an urban youth development program that seeks to combine squash with academic tutoring and mentoring for disadvantaged youth in the District of Columbia.
For more information please call Program Director Connie Barnes at 301-807-9905 and click here
Purpose and Structure
In order to address incidents in which NCS members exhibit excessively poor conduct and/or unsporting behavior during NCS-sanctioned events, and to ensure the fairest possible treatment of members involved in such incidents, NCS maintains a Disciplinary Committee (DC) with authority to review complaints about members' conduct when submitted on a “Confidential Conduct Report” to the Director of Officiating (DO) (form available here: NCS Code of Conduct Report); review evidence pertaining to cases; decide whether or not to award penalties against players; and enforce any penalties.
The DC will consist five (5) NCS Board Members:
1. the President
2. the Vice-President for League
3. the Vice-President for Women
4. the Vice-President for Juniors
Two super professional squash players put on a thrilling display of squash on Thursday July 15th at the Sports Club/LA. Stefan Casteleyn, former Number 7 in the world and Stephane Galifi (PSA #50) deftly handled a hardy troop of Patrons in the rarified atmosphere of world class squash for an hour. The Patrons were thanked with torturous rallies and endless tours of the court, the kinds that sap your strength and resolve. A supportive crowd cheered, clapped and giggled in appreciation. The Patrons smiled gleefully through their cruel ordeals, proving that it's a lot of fun to be hopelessly outclassed, get your butt kicked and leave the court gasping for air and wanting more. Those who won points will remember how good it felt to earn their dues from the Masters of the Game. After the round robin the pros treated everyone to a dazzling match which Casteleyn squeaked out 12-10 in the fifth!