NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
31 May 01 June 2014. NOTTINGHAM SQUASH RACKETS CLUB
The National Club Championship Finals supported by Dunlop and staged at the popular Nottingham Squash Rackets Club signal the end of the adult squash season and herald the start of summer.
The hundreds of clubs who entered at the beginning of the season have been whittled down to semi- finalists and finalists across 7 categories Men, Women, Men Over 35, Women Over 35, Men Over 45, Men Over 55 and Racketball. The winners of the Men’s and Women’s categories will go on to represent England at the European Club Championships also staged at Nottingham at the start of next season.
This category boasts top world ranked players. Holders Colets vying for their 13th title are led by World 24 Adrian Grant who will take on England team mate World No 10 Daryl Selby who leads Luton & Dunstable. The other semi is between Edgbaston Priory led by the experienced Chris Ryder, and a young Pontefract team with Adam Taylor at 1st string.
Colets again feature in this category and have a mixture of youth and experience at the top of the order with Under 19 star Alison Thomson and Dominique Lloyd Walters, their opponents are West Warwicks who are led by World no 19 Nicolette Fernandes. The winner will meet Pontefract in the final on Sunday; the Yorkshire side led by World No 20 Emma Beddoes are going for a hat trick of wins.
Men Over 35
Holders Moreton Hall with Jamie Goodrich at 1st string will be defending their title and they play home side Nottingham captained by Nick Hargreaves. Waiting for them in the final will be Christophers.
Men Over 45
Harpenden captained by Over 50 National Champion Eamonn Price are the holders and will be gunning for a 4th straight title. However they will have to get past a Nottingham side that will have former English National Champion Gawain Briars at no 3 string. The winners will meet Colets in the final that have a strong looking side led by Alex Couch.
Men Over 55
Home advantage again for Nottingham in their semi versus Bannatynes and again the winners will meet a Colets side captained byBritish Open Over 60 runner up Stuart Hardy
An all Yorkshire semi between Chapel Allerton led by current Over35 National Squash Champion Simon Parke and Hallamshire who have Adam Fuller at 1st string. In the other semi Sutton Coldfield will be led by Jaymie Haycocks who will face Tim Vail arguably the finest exponent of this discipline in the country at the top of the order for Lee on Solent.
Women Over 35
A 3 team round robin will decide the eventual champions. Pontefract may be the favourites led by British Open O45 runner up Andrea Santa Maria and the multi titled Julie Field. Colets have strength in depth with international Tammy Bennett at 3rd string, whilst Duffield will also look to an International, Lesley Sturgess, this time at the top of the order.
Plate semis and finals are also being run alongside the main event.
All spectators are warmly welcomed to the club to watch these very popular finals.
Men Semi Final A Pontefract v Edgbaston Priory
Men O35 Semi Final A Nottingham v Moreton Hall
Men O45 Semi Final A Nottingham v Harpenden
Men O55 Semi Final A Bannatynes v Nottingham
Racketball Semi Final A Chapel Allerton v Hallamshire
Women RR Round 1 Colets v Duffield
Men Plate Semi Final A Norton v Wolverhampton
Men Semi Final B Luton v Colets
Racketball Semi Final B Sutton Coldfield v Lee on Solent
Women Semi FInal B Colets v West Warwicks
Men O55 Plate Final Brooklands v Chesham
¾ Play offs Men, Men O35, Men, Racketball
Women 35 RR Colets v Pontefract * (Swap if Colets in Women’s final)
Men O35 Plate Final Boston v Bexley
Racketball Plate Final Repton v Leamington
Men 55 Final
Men 45 Final
Women 35 RR Pontefract v Duffield * (Swap if Colets in Women’s final)
Mens O35 Final
Mens Plate Final
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