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Howe Cup 2014 — Save the date — Nov. 14-16

 The U.S. National Women’s Team Championships will be hosted by the women of National Capital Squash, Nov 14-16, at the McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. There will be 5-women team draws in the A, B, C, and D divisions, and Doubles draws in the A and B divisions.


For more information, contact NCS VP-Women, AJ Copeland at ajcopeland@copelandco.com.

Baltimore defeats National Capital in 5-4 Lacy Cup thriller

Baltimore defeats National Capital in 5-4 Lacy Cup thriller



On Sunday March 30 at the Potomac School courts, a 9-member team of selected National Capital Squash (NCS) women squash players took on their rivals from Baltimore in pursuit of the 2014 Lacy Cup, the annual DC-vs-Baltimore women's team competition.

The bottom of the Baltimore ladder consisted of four young ladies from Baltimore's urban squash program, SquashWise. NCS newcomer and #9 player Claire Huschle lost 3-0 to her Baltimore opponent, as did #8 Maureen Wylie. Another NCS newcomer, Elizabeth Holdefer, fought a good battle at the #7 position and ultimately lost 3-1.

The momentum shifted in the middle of the ladder, as Cindy Vojtech playing at the #6 position took her Baltimore opponent in 4 games. NCS #5 Ubu Grace Hoshizaki and #6 Donna Sharpe both swept their Baltimore opponents, 3-0. Potomac School student Isabel Young playing at [...Read More...]

Ladies Squash annual Holiday Hit

All women are invited to our annual squash-and-social event for the National Capital area: the women's "Holiday Hit".

This year it will be held on Sunday Dec 15, from 4:00-7:00pm, at the brand new (gorgeous!) courts at the McLean Racquet & Health Club, which is located at 1472 Chain Bridge Road, McLean VA.

Feel free to wear holiday-appropriate court attire, and bring a snack or beverage to share if you care to (but don't stress about that! -- come even if you don't bring something!).

This event is FREE and open to women of all ages and skill levels.

Women’s Squash Night Report

Women’s Squash Night Report

As part of the Women's Squash Week national promotion originated by US Squash, the National Capital Squash event was held on the evening of Wednesday September 25 at the Sports Club/LA in downtown Washington. Approximately 30 women of all ages and skill levels participated in the highly social event that included "Queen of the Court" play at three different skill levels. Women who are new to the game welcomed the opportunity to meet other players, and women new to the District were able to identify other women players at their level. The event was free to participants, and raspberry-colored T-shirts promoting "Women's Squash Week" donated by US Squash were distributed. The Women's Squash Night has proven to be a highly successful way to open the squash season in the NCS. Thanks to Sports Club/LA, National Capital Squash, and US Squash for supporting this event which we plan to continue [...Read More...]

2013 Howe Cup (National Team Women’s Championship) Training Schedule

HOWE  CUP 2013


NCS team practice schedule







Dates/Times
 
Where/comments


Sat Sep 14

8:45-10:15am

3:00-4:00pm
 

C teams

C and D players
 

SCLA/register with Christi Tezak#

Potomac Squash Club $25pp*


Sun Sep 15, 3:00-5:00pm
B teams
Results


Wed Sep 18, 8:00-9:00pm
C and D players
Potomac Squash Club $25pp*


Sat Sep 21,

9:00-11:00am

3:00-4:00pm
 

B

C and D players
 

Results

Potomac Squash Club $25pp*


Wed Sep 25, 8:00-9:00pm
C and D players
Potomac Squash Club $25pp*

[...Read More...]

Women’s Squash Night 6-8:30 PM

Women's Squash Night is scheduled for Wednesday September 25, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Sports Club/LA. Don't miss this highly social event that is a fun way to meet up with fellow players after the summer off-season and "knock some of the rust off". There will be raffle prizes and we hope to have T-shirts to distribute again this year. This event is FREE, and ALL ages and skill levels are welcome!

To participate, please sign up here.  (Scroll down on the landing page for the sign up info.)

Professional Squash — Squash Revolution National Capital Open 2013

Last year this venue proved to be a fantastic few days of squash for both spectators and players alike. The event features two tournaments: The Women's Squash Association (WSA) Pro Tournament, and the CCAC Open Amateur Tournament. The dates are August 14-17 for the WSA Pro Tournament, and August 16-18 for the Amateur Tournament. For additional information click here.

NCS Players Win Two National Titles at US Skill Level Championships

Congratulations to Jose Calderon and Ben Smith, who won the Open 5.5 and Open 4.5 skill level divisions at the national championships, which were held in Baltimore April 5-7. Patrick Harris also reached the finals of the Open 5.0, where he lost a close three game match to the #1 seed.

Jose beat Antoine Poulain of Chicago in the four game final. Ben rallied from a 2-1 deficit to Boston's Girish Venkataramani on the way to an 11-9 victory in the fifth game.

Other Highlights:
Ben Rind -- Open 5.0 Consolation Winner
Nghi Nguyen -- Women's 4.0 Consolation Winner
Ben Hoefs -- Open 5.5 Consolation Finals
Abir Ray -- Open 4.5 Consolation Finals
Isabel Young -- Women's 4.0 Consolation Finals
Jahangir Naseem -- Open 6.0, Winner Consol Playoff

Grunberg Wins National Title at US Masters Squash Championships

Carole Grunberg won the Women's 55+ and also won the consolation finals in the Women's 50+ division.  She was joined by a strong group of National Capital players who competed last month at the Masters Championships in Stamford CT.


Congratulations to the following players who reached the quarterfinals or won the consolations in their age division:

Carole Grunberg -- Women 55+ Winner
Women 50+ Consolation Winner


Bryce Harding -- Men 50+ quarter-finalist


Terry Hindermann -- Men 50+ quarter-finalist

Bruce Simons-Morton -- Men 65+ Consolation Winner

Carole had a tough five game match in the semifinals and then won another five game marathon match where she took game five by a 13-11 score to clinch the win.

Bruce fell in the quarterfinals in a tight three game match to the eventual winner.

This tournament is great fun, so if you are 35+ and haven't tried it yet, consider [...Read More...]

Play in the Inaugural NCS Championship — Self-Scheduled Tournament — Jan. 17 Sign Up Deadline

All National Capital Squash members -- all skill levels and ages -- are invited to participate in the inaugural NCS Championship.  This tournament is open only to NCS members and no matter your skill or age, from junior to masters, there is a division for you.

The entire tournament prior to the finals is self-scheduling.  You will typically have 1 week to 2 weeks to schedule and play each round.  The amount of time will depend on the size of your draw.

The deadline to sign up is January 17.  Play begins as soon as draws are constructed.

All players are guaranteed at least three matches.  All finals matches will be on Thursday evening, April 18.  Please make certain you can play that night prior to registering.  The venue for the finals is to be determined.

You can enter one or more of the following draws (enter online [...Read More...]

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