Category Archives: Tournaments

Northern cup, Grove Park squash club Cheadle. 

A fabulous weekend of stunning squash played by all the competitors in this very old competition. 

The venue in Cheadle Hulme was full of players from , Yorkshire , Lancashire, Merseyside, Cumbria, Durham & Cleveland , Cheshire, Northumbria.

Categories were in school year groups , Yr 5 , Yr6, Yr7/8 , Yr 9/10.

The year five team of three players, James Townley , Seth Rudd and Leon Codrai. 

The year 9/10 players 6 players, Rahul Raglopar, Angus Robinson, , Emma Wilkinson, Zak Shaw, Jackson  Smalley, Cameron Mannon. 

First groups to play were Yr 5 and Yr9/10 on the Saturday Yorkshire v Lancashire to start off for both teams. A great start for both without dropping a game. Year 5s going straight towards the final without dropping a game.

 The Yr 9/10 having two new players to team squash, Jackson and Cameron both winning their first matches for Yorkshire.  Strong teams in this age group meant it was sometimes down to the Yorkshire number2 Zak Shaw in the last match to take the win for  the team . In the semi final the match against Ben Sugget of Durham and Cleveland , probably the hardest match of the day for team 9/10. It went to a final game of the final match for Zak and the team to get into the final. Zak fought hard to win 11/9 in the 5th game. 

In the final against the home side Cheshire it again came to the wire Cameron Mannon playing at 4 winning a vital match in final  match taking the win 14/12 in the 5th. Two games all and the 2s went onto court after Zak having won his match in the semi final , gave it everything but hadn’t enough to turn the match to Yorkshire , Cheshire win but a fabulous effort from everyone. 

in the pictures Year five and year 9/10

Day 2 Sunday at Grove Park.

Today the competition is the Yr 6 and 7/8 . 

Year 6 team are Tommy Simpson, Josh Wood, Jack Walker ,Tolisha Wanarkulasooriva , Louis Bolsover. 

The very strong Yr 6 team taking on teams of Northumbria, Cheshire, Cumbria, first up was Cumbria and a great start a full team player win. The next match up against a Great Cheshire side and taking them into the final placing . A win against Northumbria gave the year 6 team the Yr 6 northern cup trophy. Fabulous effort from them all.

Year 6 with myself.

The final match of the Northern Cup the year 7/8 were all up for the days matches against Cheshire , Northumbria,Lancashire, Merseyside.

The yr7/8 team were , Tom Smith, Will Holmes, Jacob Mullins-Brown, Holly Shepherd ,George Fearn and Thomas Hughes. 

First up was Cheshire and first team call up for Thomas Hughes meant nerves played a big part in his loss as the rest of the team went through the match winners at 4-1 . Next up a fabulous 5-0 match against Northumbria Thomas more relaxed and taking it 3-0 . 

Into the year 7/8 final with Merseyside ,Holly Shepherd starting with a 3-0 win and set the rest of the team off in winning ways. A huge 5-0 win for year 7/8 and an overall win for Yorkshire Squash. 

Narrowly beaten last year by Cheshire but it was almost a clean sweep for our juniors in Cheadle this year. Lots of new players entering this unique event , clubs represented by these great players, 

Collingham , Hallamshire, Fulwood, Pontefract, Harlow, CAS academy, HJSA Hull, Wiggington, Abbeydale, Clifton York. 

I also chose 9 new players to team squash for this weekend , they all played as a team and they all behaved impeccably both on and off the court. They also looked great in the team shirts. 

Derek Norris 
Yorkshire Junior Project Organiser,
Level 3 Advanced squash coach. 
Tel: 07882440329 


DATE Friday 30th August / Saturday 31st August / Sunday 1st September

Please complete the attached form and return it to the tournament organiser at the time of payment.

ENTRY FEE        The entry fee is £20.                                

Closing Date for entries: Friday 23rd August


One match Friday two matches Saturday one match Sunday


B Grade         County League   
C/D Grade    Local League and club players 
(Two matches Saturday two matches Sunday)  


1st Place £500                               2nd Place £300               3rd Place £150  

4th Place £100                              5th place £50                  6/7th Place £20

Please email your entry details to  tournament organiser Peter Edwards


Peter Edwards 
Head Coach for Squash & Racketball
Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym
 Academy of Rackets Director
Racketball Tournament Series For All



There was double success for Yorkshire in the British Open Masters Championships held at Hull University on 22-26 May. Andrea Santamaria (Pontefract) won the Women’s Over 50 title despite nursing an injury, and Mike Clemson (Ferriby Hall) beat his old adversary Adrian Wright, who plays his squash in Nottingham, coming back from two games down to take the match 3-2 and claim his sixth British Open title

In the Over 60s, Phil Wakefield (Pontefract) exceeded his expectations by knocking out the top seed and reaching the final, only to lose 0-3.

Other Yorkshire entrants mainly lost in the first or second rounds, although Martin Day (Barnsley) reached the quarter-final of the Over 70s. They were Steve Curtis and Andy Cockerill in the Over 35s, John Simpson, Simon Gittins and Matt Stephenson in the Over 45s, David Harris, Jason Fearn and Jamie Gledhill in the Over 50s, Mike Rooney and Steve Martin in the Over 55s, Mark Sissons, Steve Ross and Steve Forster in the Over 60s, and Roger Holroyde and David Vickers in the Over 70s. June Hill, who played in the Women’s Over 70s, was, regretfully, the only other Yorkshire woman to enter the competition

All the players appreciated the excellent facilities and support provided by Steve Curtis and his team at the impressive Hull University Sports Centre, which also hosted the main Allam British Open Championships at the same time, giving the Masters players the opportunity to see the world’s best players in action

Allam County Championship Results

Winner – Angela Burns (Bridlington) R/UP –  June Hill (Ferriby Hall)
Result – Box League of 3

Winner – Katie Smith (Pontefract) R/Up – Amber Copley (Pontefract)
Score 3-1 11-7 7-11 11-5 11-2

Winner – John Bannister (Bridlington) R/UP – Andrew Burns (Bridlington)
Score – 3-1 6-11 11-8 11-7 11-9

Winner – Joe Royle (Pontefract) R/UP – Martin Pepper (Stillington)
Score – Box league of 4

Winner – Graham Marr (Pontefract) R/UP – Jack Dunn (Beverley)
Score 3-1 5-11 11-8 11-9 11-9

Winner – Taminder Gata Aura (Pontefract) R/UP – Adam Taylor (Pontefract)
Score – 3-2 9-11 9-11 11-3 11-7 11-9

Mens Over 40’s
Winner – John Simpson (Harlow Hill) R/UP – Simon Gittins (Pontefract)
Score – 3-1 11-5 10-12 11-6 14-12

Mens Over 50’s
Winner – Mark Francis (Huddersfield) R/UP – Jason Fearn (Hallamshire)
Score 3-2 9-11 6-11 11-7 11-2 11-6

Yorkshire Junior Graded Series

Here is the information for the 6th event in the South Yorkshire Junior Graded Series 2018/19, open to all Sheffield & District area juniors, plus others if space allows. We have 8 courts booked so can accommodate a good number of entrants.

NB this will be the last series scoring event (not Rotherham as I said before!) for the 2018/19 season, with the 7th event beingthe season end fun matches/celebration/presentations for the club & individual trophies on the Sunday 9th June @ Hallamshire – an email info will follow.

Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club 

Sunday 19th May 2019

Entry deadline – Friday 10th May 2019

1.00pm – 4.30pm

Supported by

To enter email reference your entry email with “the player’s name & SYSquash”, I will email back to confirm if a space is available.

Do get in touch if you need further information.

Many thanks for your support with this inter club competition.

Kind regards,
Jason Fearn

Level 4 Squash Coach


Twitter @Coach_Fearn

Open Racketball Doubles

Venue : Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club
Date : Saturday 13th April
Times : 1pm to 6pm

Closing Date for Entries : Friday 29th March 

Three categories 

  • A Grade Open to All – Black Ball
  • B Grade Club players  – Blue Ball
  • Mixed Doubles – Blue Ball 

Entry fee £16 per pair

To enter please Email
With the following details
Name Player A   Player B
Email address
Mobile No

Payment can be made by BACS 
Sort Code  05 00 40  A/C No 10031233

Peter Edwards 
Head Coach for Squash & Racketball 
Chapel Allerton Tennis, Squash & Gym
Academy of Rackets Director
Racketball Tournament Series For All

Two Yorkshire winners in Nottingham

Yorkshire had two winners at the National Masters Championships at the Park Club in Nottingham on 13-17 February.

Andrea Santamaria took the Women’s Over-50s title and Adrian Wright overcame fellow Yorkshireman Mike Clemson in the final of the Over-75s event.

Overall, there was a good entry of 16 men and four women from the White Rose county across all categories.

Ed Winter nearly caused an upset in an earlier round of the Over-65s, having match balls before being edged out by the second seed, and Lexi Panteli, a Yorkshirewoman based in Manchester, reached the final of the Over-35s Plate event.

Attention now turns to the British Open Masters Championships being played at Hull University, on the same site as the main Allam sponsored Open event, on 22 – 26 May.

It is hoped that more Yorkshire players will take the opportunity to pit themselves against the best from the United Kingdom and beyond. Registration for the event will open shortly on the England Squash Masters website.

Humber Junior Squash Association Events

HJSA Calendar of Events 2019
See the poster below

Allam Humber Bronze – Saturday 9 Feb. 

Bookings can be made direct with England Squash at—university-of-hull/450

New for 2019 will see the format of the HJSA Super Series change into a team format. Proposed dates are as follows:

  • Super Series Team Challenge 1 – Sat 23 March – 1-4pm @ Hull University
  • Super Series Team Challenge 2 – Sat 6 July – 1-4pm @ Hull University
  • Super Series Team Challenge 3 – Sat 9 Nov – 1-4pm @ Hull University

format tbc (maybe 5 players in each team with a variety of ages), more details to follow. 

The team challenge would follow the Academy training session in the morning of the above dates. 

Other notable dates include:

Other notable dates include:

  • Saturday 8 June – Allam Humber Copper @ Hull University
  • Saturday 7 December – Eon Media Humber Closed @ Hull University

Adam Toes  Sport & Active Communities Officer
Tel:   (01482) 392524
  07919 324673


County Championship Postponed

Regretfully, due to circumstances beyond his control, Tom Murton is no longer in a position to organise the Championships at Hallamshire on 26-27 January.

They will therefore be re-arranged later in the season, and arrangements will be discussed by the Yorkshire Committee at its meeting on 19 February.

If any individual or club would be interested in organising and hosting them, please contact

Entries received to date will be carried forward to the re-arranged date, and those who cannot make it will have their entry fees refunded