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Ponte pay tribute to Allinson at YPL match

Ponte pay tribute to Allinson at YPL match

It was a poignant night at Pontefract Squash Club on Wednesday as the second team’s Yorkshire Premier League match with Chapel Allerton 1 was dedicated to Chris Allinson. Chris, 28, passed away unexpectedly a week previously having played squash just a few hours before. He was a well-known figure...more
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Massaro's magic helps tighten Dunnington's grip

Dunnington stretched their Yorkshire Premier League lead to 21 points as former world champion Laura Massaro consigned second-placed Hallamshire to a costly defeat. York club Dunnington, the defending champions, were 20-4 winners at Hull & East Riding in round six on Wednesday night, while ne...more
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Blue Ball, Racketball Team Event

The results of the Blue Ball, Racketball Team event held at Chapel Allerton on Saturday 13th October. Grade A Winners - Chapel Allerton (The Chokers), Joe Cybaniak, Jon Round, Simon Child Grade B Winners - Ilkley, David Jones, Geoff Wright, Iwan Williams. Grade C Winners - Chapel Allerton...more
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Hallamshire give Dunnington a fright on Halloween

Hallamshire continue to haunt leaders Dunnington as both clubs won on Halloween to pull away from the chasing pack in week five of the Yorkshire Premier League. Second-placed Hallamshire are just eight points behind the reigning champions and reaffirmed their title credentials with a 20-5 demolit...more
British Junior Championships

British Junior Championships

        Yorkshire had double success at the British Junior Championships held at Nottingham on 27/28 October, with Sam Todd winning the Boys Under 17 title in three straight games, and Nick Wall coming out on top in the Boys Under 19 event after a titanic struggle c...more
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Dunnington exerting control again in YPL

The early signs are ominous for the rest of the Yorkshire Premier League as Dunnington made it four wins it out of four with victory over Pontefract 2 to open up an eight-point lead. The York club – who won the title last year by a mammoth 44 points – dismantled Pontefract’s seconds 20-5 on Wedne...more
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The Allam Yorkshire County Closed Championships 2019

Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club Sat 19th - Sun 20th January 2019 (Fri 18th evening if necessary) entry form: http://yorkstournaments.leaguemaster.co.uk/cgi-county/icounty.exe/showtournamentinfo?tgroupid=2   Open A,B,C, D Grades  A Grade £15 to enter, Plate KO Mens B Grade £...more
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Masters Squash at Pontefract SC

There was a good entry of Yorkshire players in the North of England Masters regional Tournament, held at Pontefract Squash Club over the weekend of 12-14 October. Although there were mixed outcomes, most of the players losing their first match in what was a high quality field of Masters players from...more
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South Yorkshire Squash Junior Graded Series 2018/19

Jason Fearn from Hallamshire Squash Club has established a series of junior graded competitions that will run across South Yorkshire during the 2018/19 season. The new page is under the Juniors Menu here: South Yorkshire Squash Junior Graded Series 2018/19...more
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Dunnington go top as Matthew boosts Hallamshire

Defending champions Dunnington hit the front once again as they made it three wins out of three in the Yorkshire Premier Squash League on Wednesday night. The York club went one down early on at Queens Club in Halifax (who had also won their first two matches of the season) but the visitors’ tale...more
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Queens and Hull are first out of the blocks

Queens Club and Hull & East Riding maintained their 100% starts to the Yorkshire Premier League squash season to sit top of the table after two rounds. Queens finished sixth - a mammoth 108 points behind winners Dunnington - last season, but ended the season strongly with six wins from seven....more
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England Squash Level 2 Club Coach Award

There is an England Squash Level 2 Club Coach Award being held at: Wakefield Squash Club. on 1st & 2nd December 2018 and 5th January 2019.  This course is now available to book on the England Squash website below. https://www.englandsquash.com/courses/england-squash-club-coach-award-level-...more
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Dunnington title defence off to tense start

Dunnington began the defence of their Yorkshire Premier League squash crown with a dramatic win over Barnsley in Wednesday night’s opening round. Both clubs were without several big-name stars – no Declan James or George Parker for the hosts or Chris Simpson for the visitors - but that didn’t aff...more
Results -The Yorkshire County Closed Racketball Championships 2018

Results -The Yorkshire County Closed Racketball Championships 2018

Results below from the 15th Yorkshire County Closed Racketball Championships 2018 sponsored by Electromec Access held at Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash club on Sunday 23rd September. There were 44 entrants from 11 different clubs competing in the age categories and the Blue Ball Championships . ...more
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Junior Events Calendar 2018/19

Junior Events Calendar 2018/19: September 22 HJSA super series 29 Bronze Woodfield 30 South Yorkshire Junior Graded Series Abbeydale October 13 Copper Collingham 20 Bronze Woodfield November 3&4 ...more
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Tournaments

Yorkshire Tournaments are now using League Master. Go to the Tournaments page to enter. For the Junior County Championship 2018 follow this link:  yorkstournaments.leaguemaster...more
British Open Masters hat-trick for Yorkshire

British Open Masters hat-trick for Yorkshire

There was a hat-trick of successes for Yorkshire in the British Open Masters Squash Championships at the Colets Club in Surrey. Julie Field won the Women’s Over-60 title, beating Sian Johnson from Wales 3/1 in the final at the Thames Ditton club, while her stablemate at Pontefract Squash Club, Andr...more
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Squash 101 Champions

'In our ambition to increase the number of regular squash players we’re having a new push on Squash 101. Squash 101 is an alternative way to play squash aimed at newer squash players, who aren’t yet playing regularly, It’s a fun and social way of getting more people on court at once. For many, it’s ...more
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Champs Dunnington finish YPL season with defeat

The 2017/18 Yorkshire Premier League concluded this week with a surprise defeat for champions Dunnington and Barnsley firing a shot across the bows of next season’s title rivals. Barnsley have been the form horse in the second half of the season and Wednesday’s 15-7 away win ensured they and oppo...more
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No let-up from relentless champions Dunnington

Having wrapped up the Yorkshire Premier League squash title with two matches to spare, Dunnington could have been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas. Unfortunately for Pontefract 1, they did no such thing. For the second week in succession, the newly-crowned champions wheeled out their bi...more
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Dunnington seal third Yorkshire Premier League title

Dunnington clinched their third Yorkshire Premier League squash title in the most emphatic fashion as they wheeled out their big guns to give Hallamshire a hammering. The York club regained the crown they last won in 2015 with two matches to spare, as second-placed Pontefract 1’s defeat to Queens...more
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Dunnington inch ever closer to title glory

Dunnington have one hand on the Yorkshire Premier League trophy after extending their lead to 30 points with just three matches of the season left. While the York club were taking maximum points at home to Chapel Allerton 2 on Wednesday their only remaining title challengers, Chapel Allerton 1 an...more
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Matthew chops Chapel A's title chances

Three-time world champion Nick Matthew made his first Yorkshire Premier League appearance for over a year and struck what could be a decisive blow in the 2017/18 title race. Matthew, the current world No.8 who is retiring as a pro after the Commonwealth Games in April, turned out for home club Ha...more
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Barnsley on a roll but Dunnington look unstoppable

Barnsley continued their dazzling run of form in the Yorkshire Premier League but with just five games to go leaders Dunnington are starting to look uncatchable. Spearheaded by world No.26 Declan James, Barnsley extended their winning sequence to five thanks to a 16-8 triumph over bottom side Cha...more
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Dunnington back on track as Ponte slip up

Dunnington reasserted their authority in the Yorkshire Premier League after last week’s shock defeat to Barnsley by crushing Queens of Halifax. The York club are back on course to retain the title they won in 2015 after a comfortable home win over a Queens side who are in danger of relegation. ...more
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Dunnington defeat opens door to title rivals

Dunnington’s nine-match winning run came to an abrupt halt at Barnsley in round 11 of the Yorkshire Premier League on Wednesday night. The York club had looked unstoppable in their bid to reclaim the title they won in 2015, having not lost a match since the opening day of the season back in Octob...more
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Dunnington turn title screw

Dunnington leaped a massive hurdle in their bid to reclaim the Yorkshire Premier League squash title after annihilating defending champions Chapel Allerton 1. The clash of the top two had been eagerly anticipated over the Christmas break, but it ended up being a procession for the York club again...more
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Simpson lands hefty YPL title blow

Dunnington took a major step in their quest to reclaim the Yorkshire Premier League title as they beat rivals Pontefract 1 to go 14 points clear at the halfway stage of the season. World No.36 Chris Simpson applied the finishing blow to a Pontefract side weakened by the absence of usual No.1 Patr...more
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Dunnington tighten grip on top spot

Dunnington extended their lead at the top of the Yorkshire Premier League with a crushing 5-0 victory at Hallamshire in round eight. With the halfway mark of the season in sight, the York club have now amassed 142 points and lead second-placed Pontefract 1 by ten, with Chapel Allerton 1 not far b...more
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Dunnington pounce as Ponte slip up

A shock defeat for Pontefract 1 enabled York club Dunnington to take a nine-point lead at the top of the Yorkshire Premier League. With a much-changed line-up from that which won last week’s thriller with title rivals Chapel Allerton 1, Ponte 1 went down 4-1 at Barnsley, losing their 100% record ...more
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Premier League Week Six: Willstrop topples Chapel

The formidable presence of European champion James Willstrop proved decisive as Pontefract 1 won the table-topping clash with Chapel Allerton 1 in the Yorkshire Premier League. Willstrop, the former world No.1 and recent PSA World Series Finals runner-up, clinched victory for his boyhood club in a ...more
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Premier League Week Five: Three-horse race

The 2017/18 Yorkshire Premier League is already looking like a three-horse race for the title with Pontefract 1, Chapel Allerton 1 and Dunnington 1 jostling for top spot. Week five saw leaders Pontefract and defending champions Chapel both record thumping wins to maintain their 100% starts to the...more
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North West Yorks Junior League

The fixtures for the junior league are as below. We'll be adding the facility to add the results shortly. Under 11s Under 13s Under 15s Red Blue Red Blue Red Blue October 14/15 Chap A 1 v Harlow Chap A 2 v Collingham 1 Wigginton v Pontefract October 21/2...more
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Premier League Week Four: Slim lead for perfect Ponte

Pontefract 1 lead the Yorkshire Premier League by a single point after they and Chapel Allerton 1 both extended their winning starts to the campaign into a fourth week. Pontefract 1 won 4-1 at Sheffield club Hallamshire, partially thanks to the return of world No.96 Patrick Rooney following his q...more
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Premier League Week Three: Chapel and Ponte maintain perfect starts

Chapel Allerton 1 and Pontefract 1 just about kept their 100% records intact in round three of the Yorkshire Premier League. It was a tension-filled night at Chapel Allerton as the north Leeds club’s first team faced their seconds, who are newly promoted to the top flight this season. Heading ...more
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Premier League Week Two: Chapel still in charge

Chapel Allerton 1 maintained their perfect start to the defence of their Yorkshire Premier League squash title with a 5-0 demolition of injury-hit Pontefract 2 on Wednesday night. There was an international flavour to the Leeds club’s line-up with Portuguese No.3 Pedro Pinto and New Zealand young...more
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Coaching course support

Coaching course support • We would like to provide financial support to coaches to take Level 2 or Level 3 England Squash coaching courses. • We aim to fund up to 75% of the total coach of a course. • We would target the money towards those who are likely to become/are on their way to becomin...more
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Premier League Week One: Champs Chapel A off to winning start

Chapel Allerton 1 began the defence of their Yorkshire Premier League title with an opening-night 3-2 victory against last year’s runners up Dunnington. Portuguese No.3 Pedro Pinto and 17-year-old Ben Merchant got the night off to a winning start for the hosts with victories over British Open 045...more
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Coach development project

We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual or team to promote the development of squash and racketball coaches in Yorkshire. Please provide expressions of interest on the form attached below by Friday 13 October to marc.thomas@yorkshiresquash.com. The form is here....more
Yorkshire Ladies miss out on title in the final

Yorkshire Ladies miss out on title in the final

Yorkshire ladies hopes of regaining the title, last won in 2015, were dealt a blow by the loss of No 1 Fiona Moverley who was called up to play for England-her first cap in the European Team Championships in Helsinki. So with a team of Lauren Siddall, Katie Smith, Hannah Shipley and Julie Field...more
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Defending YSL champions finish fourth

Barnsley, last season’s Yorkshire Squash League champions, had to be content with a fourth-place finish this year as the 2016/17 campaign drew to a close last week. With Chapel Allerton having already clinched the title and Dunnington assured of second place, the main interest was which club were...more
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Chapel Allerton celebrate title success in style

Chapel Allerton marked their first Yorkshire Squash League title for nine years in style last week when they completed their season with a 17-5 rout of third-placed Pontefract. Having already clinched the trophy, the Leeds club made it four wins in a row and then heard that Reward were going to s...more
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Chapel Allerton end title wait

Chapel Allerton clinched their first Yorkshire Squash League title for nine years last week in sensational style. The Leeds club stormed to a 20-0 victory at bottom club Abbeydale seconds to leapfrog Dunnington and seal the trophy with two rounds to spare. Although the York outfit also triumph...more
Valiant effort by Yorkshire Ladies over 40's

Valiant effort by Yorkshire Ladies over 40's

Yorkshire Ladies over 40's were in action at the Masters Inter County Championship at the Park Club in Nottingham. Yet again Yorkshire drew Surrey at the semi final stage with the team of Kate Fisher, Paula Arrowsmith, Kim Chadwick, Sarah Percy and Diane Fenton faced a strong  team the despite a ...more
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Chapel Allerton stake claim for title

Chapel Allerton installed themselves as favourites for the Yorkshire Squash League after storming to an 18-5 victory at leaders Dunnington last week. The Leeds club, who last won the title nine years ago, now trail the 2015 champions by only a single point, but have a match in hand with just thre...more
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Leaders Dunnington regain winning touch

Dunnington bounced back from two successive defeats last week with a 20-2 romp at bottom club Abbeydale seconds to move 14 points clear of Chapel Allerton at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League. The 2015 champions won all five rubbers, Julian Tomlinson, Gareth Lumsdon, Michael Andrews, Andy Cr...more
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YSL title race heats up

Barnsley followed up their stunning win over Yorkshire Squash League leaders Dunnington by denting second-placed Chapel Allerton’s title hopes last week. The defending champions scored a 16-7 home triumph over Chapel Allerton to leapfrog Pontefract into third place, although Pontefract have the s...more
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Barnsley end Dunnington run

Barnsley showed last week exactly why they are the Yorkshire Squash League’s defending champions by ending Dunnington’s charge towards the 2016-17 title. Prior to their home game with the South Yorkshire club, Dunnington seemed to be strolling towards a repeat of their 2014-15 triumph after a run...more
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Beachill helps spoil Chapel Allerton's title bid

Former world no.1 Lee Beachill helped dent Chapel Allerton’s Yorkshire Squash League title hopes last week on a rare outing in the competition. Turning out for Pontefract seconds at number four, the 39-year-old PSA chief operating officer marked his comeback by beating Dom Hamilton 3/1 in his clu...more
Yorkshire shine in Nationals

Yorkshire shine in Nationals

There were four Yorkshire winners at the National Squash Championships over the weekend: Nick Matthew in the Mens Open, Adrian Wright in the Mens Over 75, Andrea Santamaria in the Womens Over 45 and Julie Field in the Womens Over 60. Congratulations to all.   Yorkshire success also fo...more
Wigginton and Chapel Allerton Juniors enjoy friendly rivalry

Wigginton and Chapel Allerton Juniors enjoy friendly rivalry

  Wigginton played Chapel Allerton in the latest round of the North West Yorkshire Junior Squash league. Unfortunately, a couple of clubs failed to turn out a team due to illness so the two clubs mixed and matched games to ensure all the kids had plenty of squash and enjoyed the day.  Thes...more
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Matthew guides Hallamshire home

World no.4 Nick Matthew warmed up for the defence of his British National Championship by guiding Hallamshire to a comfortable 18-4 home win over Abbeydale in the Yorkshire Squash League last week. The 36-year-old triple world champion, who is chasing a record ninth Nationals title in Manchester ...more
Yorkshire fail to progress in Masters over 45's

Yorkshire fail to progress in Masters over 45's

  Despite a valiant effort, Yorkshire over 45's failed to qualify for the finals as they exit the Inter County Masters at stage 2. The competition which was held at Pontefract Squash club saw Yorkshire, Durham, Cleveland and Cheshire compete for a place in the finals. A new format mean...more
Yorkshire ladies power through to final weekend

Yorkshire ladies power through to final weekend

Yorkshire ladies are through to the final of the WO40 after an impressive display against Warwickshire in the stage 2 match. The team that includes Kate Fisher, Paula Arrowsmith, Kim Chadwick, Sarah Percy and Diane Fenwick, managed to produce a comprehensive display to win 4-1. The team had pr...more
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Dunnington stretch winning run and YSL lead

Dunnington extended their winning sequence to seven matches with a 19-8 victory at lowly Hull and East Riding last week and in the process surged 22 points clear at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League. Gareth Lumsdon, Danny Hockborn, Andy Cross and Matthew Stephenson secured the York club’s 10...more
Yorkshire propell to victory at Inter County Championship

Yorkshire propell to victory at Inter County Championship

The dominance of Yorkshire juniors in the Inter County Championship continued into the 2016-17 campaign with 7 out of the age groups once again qualifying for the finals weekend held at Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club. Finals day on Sunday saw the girls under 13’s squad of Asia Harris, Amy R...more
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Dunnington capitalise to snatch YSL leadership

Dunnington took advantage of Pontefract’s and Chapel Allerton’s lack of game on the Yorkshire Squash League’s resumption last week to march 15 points clear at the top of the table. The 2015 champions made it nine wins from 10 matches as they overpowered Queens 17-6, with only Connor Sheen prevent...more
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League title tussle is finely poised

The battle for the Yorkshire Squash League title is thrillingly poised at the halfway stage of the season, with Pontefract, Dunnington and Chapel Allerton separated by just six points at the top. Dunnington, the 2015 champions, capitalised on their rivals’ lack of game last week to climb into sec...more
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North West Yorkshire Junior Squash League

Collingham hosted the second round of The North West Yorkshire Junior Squash league. The teams participating in today's fixture were Collingham (11's, 13's, 15's) Harlow (13's, 15's) Harrogate (15's) and Dunnington (15's). Throughout the day many well contested matches took place. A quick sum...more
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Title rivals crank up pressure on Ponte in YPL

Pontefract still lead the Yorkshire Premier Squash League despite not playing this week, but their nearest challengers all won to intensify the pressure at the top. Leeds club Chapel Allerton remain in second place on 142 points, now just six points behind the leaders, after Tuesday night’s 4-1 h...more
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Chapel Allerton cut Pontefract's lead

Chapel Allerton stormed to a 20-2 victory at Hull and East Riding last week to reduce Pontefract’s lead at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League to 23 points. While the Leeds club were recording a clean sweep in East Yorkshire, the YSL leaders were made to battle all the way for their 16-10 triu...more
MO45s down North East rivals

MO45s down North East rivals

After some withdrawals and unavailability, Yorkshire travelled to Newcastle to play Northumbria and Durham and Cleveland in stage 1 of the inter counties. With a slightly weakened team our best chance was to win lower down the order. First up Durham and Cleveland, who also had a slightly weakene...more
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Ladies O50s take max points in Stage 1

Yorkshire ladies WO50 side began the season with Stage 1 being hosted at Bowdon. Nicola Horn was making her debut for the team with Paula Arrowsmith and Julie Field completing the line-up. Cheshire played Lancashire first - an exciting match which was decided in the last 2nd string tie between Po...more
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Matthew leads Hallamshire to victory

Two former world champions graced the Yorkshire Squash League Premier Division last week in a South Yorkshire derby – and it was Nick Matthew’s Hallamshire who came out on top against Laura Massaro’s Barnsley. Triple world champion Matthew led the Sheffield side to a 19-5 home success with a comf...more
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Dunnington dent Massaro's return

World number two Laura Massaro made her comeback to the Yorkshire Squash League last week – for Barnsley – after a break of several years, but it was Dunnington who triumphed in the battle between the 2016 and 2015 champions. The former world and British Open champion, who coached some children l...more
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Pontefract still well clear at the top

Pontefract moved 12 points clear at the top of the Yorkshire Squash League last week as reigning champions Barnsley and 2015 winners Dunnington surrendered their unbeaten records. The West Yorkshire club bounced back from their loss at Barnsley with a 16-6 home win over Abbeydale, whose cause was...more
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Yorkshire players go well in Northern Masters

Yorkshire players featured at the North of England Masters Tournament, held at Pontefract Squash Club on 21-23 October. Ged Martin won the Mens Over 55 title and Andrea Santa Maria did likewise in the Women's Over 45. Yorkshire also had two Plate winners - Simon Gittins in the Mens Over 40 and Ed Wi...more
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WO40 make winning start to inter-counties

The Yorkshire WO40 team made an impressive start to the new season by gaining maximum 20 points from Stage 1 last weekend at Pontefract. Unfortunately Cheshire have withdrawn from Group A so the team had just one match against Lancashire. Andrea Santamaria beat Kay Fellows 11/5 11/6 ...more
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Barnsley and Dunnington close gap on leaders

Reigning Yorkshire Squash League champions Barnsley and Dunnington closed the gap on Premier Division leaders Pontefract last week. While the 2016 and 2015 title winners only occupy mid-table positions at present, they have won all their three games and have played two matches fewer than Pontefra...more
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Premier Division leaders hit back in style

Pontefract bounced back from their first defeat of the Yorkshire Squash League Premier Division season in style last week to remain top of the table. Beaten 16-9 at Dunnington the previous week, the West Yorkshire club responded by whitewashing Hallamshire 20-0 at home to open up a 10-point lead ...more
Yorkshire success in World Masters

Yorkshire success in World Masters

Congratulations to Yorkshire players Julie Field, Ladies Over 60s winner and Adrian Wright, Mens Over 75s winner, and Andrea Santamaria, runner up in the Ladies Over 45s, in the World Masters Championships held in Johannesberg....more
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Pontefract lead all the way in Premier Division

After two rounds of the Yorkshire Squash League Premier Division only three teams can boast 100 per cent records – and two are from Pontefract. The West Yorkshire club’s first team followed up their 20-3 opening-round drubbing of Abbeydale seconds with another home win – this time by a 17-7 margi...more
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Stunning start by defending champions

Barnsley made a cracking start to the defence of their Yorkshire Squash League title with a crushing 20-2 home victory over Hull and East Riding last Wednesday. Only Phil Bowker, who edged out Nick Padgett 3/2 at fifth string, didn’t register a straight-games success as Chris Fuller spearheaded a...more
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Yorkshire Squash AGM

Please note that the Yorkshire Squash AGM is on Thursday 9th June at 7pm at Pontefract. This is your opportunity to influence how Yorkshire Squash and the Yorkshire League are run. With regards to the Yorkshire League for next year, the divisional makeup is close to being finalised. We have three...more
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May men's senior rankings

Chris Simpson moved ahead of an injured James Willstrop in the Yorkshire senior men's rankings for the first time. The May rankings also sees the return of Neil Cordell, who is moving back to Yorkshire after three years at University in the States, and Andrew Widdison, who was part of the senior tea...more
Premier Inter County Finals: Ladies 2nd, Men 3rd

Premier Inter County Finals: Ladies 2nd, Men 3rd

Yorkshire Men and Ladies travelled to Nottingham at the weekend to take part in the Premier Division finals. The ladies went as defending champions and the squad was made up of Fiona Moverley, Katie Smith, Jess Dixon, Andrea Santamaria, Hannah Shipley and Emma Campion. In the first round, Yorkshi...more
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England Squash Level 1 and Level 2 courses at Pontefract

There is an England Squash Level 1 coaching course at Pontefract on 14-15 May. See the England Squash web site for details. There is also a Level 2 course on 4-5 June (with the follow-up on 16-17 July). See this link for info....more
Ladies O50s national runners up

Ladies O50s national runners up

Having been successful in both Stage 1 and 2, Yorkshire WO50 travelled to Leicester Squash Club last weekend to take part in the finals. In the semi finals on Saturday, the team of Kate Fisher (Dunnington), Paula Arrowsmith (Chapel A) and Julie Field (Pontefract) had a comfortable victory over a wea...more
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Men O45s finish third

A depleted Over 45 squad travelled to Leicester with faint hopes of bringing the trophy back to Yorkshire, for the first time in many years. Unfortunately 4 of the squad couldn’t make it, pulling out in the 2 weeks before the event. However we were determined to show what we could do, even witho...more
Sheffield and District Junior Tournament

Sheffield and District Junior Tournament

Fulwood Squash club hosted the Sheffield & District Junior tournament for the Yorkshire Junior Development Squad with an entry of 30 players , and some very close and exciting matches. Kriss Bedford was the overall winner with 67 points and Josh Payne, Eddie Murray, Ben Wightman and Francesca Hal...more
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MO55s struggle

A depleted 5 man squad travelled to Coventry at the weekend to face Avon, Cheshire and Warwickshire in the Stage 2 Premier Division relegation battle. First game for Yorkshire was against a very strong Avon side. First on court were Steve Everitt at No.5 and Captain David Lines at No.3. Despite t...more
Development squad at Hallamshire

Development squad at Hallamshire

Ridings Cup for the Development Squad took place at Hallamshire Squash Club over the weekend and it ended with a tense finale as the South Yorkshire Region pipped the Rest of the Squad. Players who impressed were Henry Bowker and the Clayton twins from (Queens, Halifax), along with Matty Wilkinso...more
Hectic weekend for Development Squad

Hectic weekend for Development Squad

Hectic weekend for players in the Yorkshire Junior Development Squad with first a match against Collingham on Saturday followed by a competition at Wigginton on Sunday . Collingham proved to be a very strong outfit winning the overall match despite a spirited effort from the Development Squad le...more
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Yorkshire players success in Nationals

Yorkshire players had some success at the British National Championships at Manchester. Julie Field was defeated in the final of the Womens Over 55 event. The Mens Over 70s Final was contested by two Yorkshiremen, with Adrian Wright getting revenge for last years result by beating Mike Clemson in t...more
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Bamford big mover in Feb Yorkshire rankings

There are no changes amongst the top 10 in the February Yorkshire Squash Men's rankings. However, Tom Bamford, following his win in the Yorkshire Closed, has risen from no. 16 in January to no. 12 this month. Nick Wall jnr moves up one place, and is now only 6 behind his Dad (who remains at no. 7). ...more
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MO50s bounce back

A story of what could have been as the defending champions bounce back. After the disappointment of not making the final to defend last years Inter County Champions trophy (with an unavoidably understrength squad at Stage one) a stronger Yorkshire side travelled to Yarm in Teeside and walked awa...more
Yorkshire Girls successful on their travels

Yorkshire Girls successful on their travels

In the final of the Inter County girls U13 2nd team played in Colchester and came up against the hosts Essex 1 & 2 as well as Kent. Squad: Lexie Ogram(Hull &ER) Mei Whattam (Chapel Allerton) Frankie Hartley (Wakefield) Nancy Colley (Leyburn) In their first match all girls played well to ga...more
Ladies O50s win again

Ladies O50s win again

The ladies Over 50 team (Kim Chadwick and Kate Fisher Dunnington and Paula Arrowsmith Chapel Allerton) travelled to Duffield Squash Club on the 17th January for the 2nd stage of the inter county championship. The late withdrawal of Lancashire due to adverse weather conditions meant that the ladies ...more
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Update to Yorkshire Development Squad schedule

The schedule is constantly being developed, but the version as at the beginning of Feb can be downloaded here. Please contact Dave Clarke for the latest updates....more
WO40s through to finals

WO40s through to finals

Yorkshire WO40 team played their Stage 2 match at Shrewsbury at the weekend, having gained 35 points from Stage 1 which had been hosted at Pontefract. The team was made up of Andrea Santamaria and Julie Field (Pontefract), Diane Fenwick (York RI), Paula Arrowsmith (Chapel A) and Sarah Percy (Wakefie...more
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Men O60s find going tough

On the Saturday, Yorkshire were to play the holders Surrey in the semi final. Perter Hall had confirmed earlier in the week that due to a family situation he would be unable to play so the team was Mark Thompson, Steve Williams and brought to play at 3 was Roy Robinson who had played in the group st...more
Bamford is champion

Bamford is champion

There is a new name on the Italik Yorkshire Closed cup after Tom Bamford became champion in a pulsating weekend at Pontefract. Tom had to do it the hard way, with victories over Brad Gallivan and Lewis Doughty in the early rounds, and no. 1 seed Simon Parke, overcome 3-0, in the semi final. In th...more
First round of Ridings Cup

First round of Ridings Cup

Hallamshire Squash Club, home of three time world champion Nick Matthew, staged the first round of the Northern Cup with the North & East Ridings taking on South & West. 34 players were involved with a small group of players as young as 8 showing their skill under the eagle eye of Regional C...more
North East juniors prominent in regional Champs

North East juniors prominent in regional Champs

There was a strong Yorkshire representation in the the North East teams in the England Squash Inter-Regional Championships last week. The results of the NE teams were as follows: Mixed U11: 8th Girls U13: 1st Boys U13: 6th Girls U15: 3rd Boys U15: 1st Girls U17: 2nd Boys U17: 1st Som...more
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Men O60 and O65s in final action

The good news was that Yorkshire Mens Over 60 and Over 65 teams (both three a side) reached the last four in their respective sections, and competed in the finals at the very pleasant Hinckley Squash Club on 23/24 January. However, the Over 60s lost their semi-final 0-3 to Surrey and the third place...more
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Development Squad in action in South Yorkshire

Fulwood Squash Club staged the South Yorkshire Regional training session led by coaches John Mullins (Fulwood), Jason Fearn (Hallamshire), Sam Gardiner (Hallamshire) and John Potter (Hallamshire). This training was sponsored and supported by S&D squash league. Nineteen players attended with some ...more
Sparkling successes for Junior Inter-County teams

Sparkling successes for Junior Inter-County teams

The much awaited junior inter counties finals began on Saturday 16th January at The Park, Nottingham and with 7 Yorkshire teams represented in the 8 categories expectations were high. It transpired that those expectations were fully justified with 6 out of the 7 winning through to the final on Sunda...more
Competition at Hull for the Development Squad

Competition at Hull for the Development Squad

Hull University Sports Centre hosted the next competition for Yorkshire’s Junior Development Squad with 30 juniors involved and each player playing three matches it was quite a hectic time. There were some excellent matches involving new players to the squad giving different games for the players wh...more
Sam Todd British Open Champion

Sam Todd British Open Champion

Congratulations to Yorkshire's Sam Todd who became the first male to win the prestigious Tecnifibre British Junior Open since James Willstrop in 2002 after sweeping to victory in the under-13 category in Sheffield on Wednesday. Todd outplayed Malaysia’s Muhammad Azhar 11-7, 3-11, 15-13, 11-5 thanks ...more
North East Regional Junior Closed

North East Regional Junior Closed

Northumbria were grateful hosts for this years Regional Closed after many years of it being held at Yorkshire stronghold of Pontefract Squash Club. The Northumberland Club in Newcastle was the venue for the well supported event, with 106 entries over the 5 age groups for boys and girls. Despite t...more
Yorkshire Closed at Pontefract 30-31 Jan

Yorkshire Closed at Pontefract 30-31 Jan

The Yorkshire Closed entry is now open, this is being held at Pontefract from 30-31 January. Enter online at SportyHQ. There are the following categories of entry: Mens ‘A’ – open to any player who is eligible to play for Yorkshire. Winner receives a trophy, perpetual trophy and £120. Runner up r...more
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Development Squad in Stage 2 action

Yorkshire’s Junior Development Players playing in the Inter County Championships found stage 2 much tougher as again they were playing against other County 1st teams. Due to the change in the Yorkshire structure 21 players from the Development Squad represented the County in this stage. The girls...more
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IC Mens Over 50s down but not out

So Yorkshire played Inter County host again, this time against Herts, Cumbria and Durham & Cleveland. The venue, the Hallamshire club, home to Nick Matthew. 30 matches, 20 sweaty and smelly men and one shower available in the downstairs disabled toilet! The Club failed to mention when booking th...more
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AGM Minutes

Many thanks to all who attended the recent AGM at York Sports Club. The minutes can be found here....more
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Yorkshire Squash and Racketball Association AGM on 6th July

Yorkshire Squash and Racketball Association Annual General Meeting will be held on 6th July at 7:45pm at York Sports Club, Shipton Road, York YO30 5RE Yes, its AGM time again, and I’ve been brooding on ways to get a better attendance than we have had in past years. How about a proposal that ev...more