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.
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
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...]
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...]
The 14th annual Potomac Fever starts Friday evening, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, 2013. Played on Potomac Squash Club's three international courts, the Fever is the perfect tune-up for the USQ National Skill Levels Championships on March 8-10. Traditionally the Fever attracts a full bracket of competitive players in every division: Women’s 2.5, 3.5 & 4.5; Mens 5.5+, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 2.5; and Masters: Ages 40+ 50+ 60+. 2013 will be no different. Potomac Squash Club is the only venue that offers free food and frosty beverages [...Read More...]
Jacqueline Barnes is one of the region's top junior squash players. She graduated from Whitman High School and will attend George Washington University in 2014. She is currently taking a gap year while she trains in Australia with the Australian Juniors team with the goal of qualifying for the World Junior Squash Championships July 2013.
She is in town for two weeks and is on a mission to show as many local children (and their moms) as possible what a great game squash is!
On the following days she will use the Chevy Chase Athletic Club squash courts to show your child how to play - it's free. There is also a special mom's only session August 18.
The only requirement is that you and your child must wear non marking shoes so as to not mark the wooden floors. Equipment is provided.
August 13 - 17 from 12 - 1pm
Monday -- High School and middle school students
Tuesday -- Middle [...Read More...]
The 2012 Howe Cup will be held Oct 19-21 at the Seattle Athletic Club in Seattle, Washington. More details coming sooon...
28 International Tour Pros return to the nation's capital to ignite a pyrotechnic display of squash and compete for the largest women's professional prize in Washington in 10 years!
Squash on Fire 2012 Series
Presented by The Sports Club/LA
Tournament Director Amir Wagih
Tournament Referee & Onsite Manager [...Read More...]
Sat Jul 21, A/B: 2:30-4:00pm at Results
Sun Aug 5, C/D: 2:00-3:00pm at Potomac Squash Club
Sat Aug 25, C/D: 2:30-4:00, A/B: 4:00-5:30 at Results
For more information email AJ at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Squash Night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Sports Club/LA from 6:30-9:00. This is the “second annual” event of its kind in DC, but is actually part of a national “Women’s Squash Week” that you will see advertised in upcoming US Squash communications. Click here for printable pdf of the event that you can display at your club. Use the link below for free registration.
From US SQUASH:
Women's Squash Week will take place September 8th-15th, 2012. With the goal of getting more woman involved and playing squash, events have been planned at clubs in Baltimore, Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. New York and Washington, D.C. have run Women’s squash [...Read More...]
Doubles squash is growing fast and is a lot of fun to play!
National Capital Squash is starting a series of doubles squash outings and here is your chance to give it a try.
Doubles is both fun and social!
Meadow Mill Athletic Club in Baltimore (just 50 minutes from Chevy Chase MD) will be hosting an exclusive National Capital Squash Doubles clinic and round robin event on Sunday Jan 29 to introduce and promote the game of doubles.
Squash professionals Howard Day from University Club as well as Peter Heffernan from Meadow Mill will lead a clinic for doubles novices, and we will have two doubles courts from 1:00-4:00 to try it out.
We are limiting tickets to this event to the first 24 who sign up, so register now!