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 North Group P W L W L W L  
University of Nottingham 1 1 0 5 0 10 0 15
Team Pontefract 1 1 0 4 1 8 3 13
University of Warwick Kenilworth 1 1 0 3 2 7 5 12
University of Birmingham Lions 1 0 1 2 3 5 7 5
EliteSquash Bristol 1 0 1 1 4 3 8 3
Newcastle University Northumberland 1 0 1 0 5 0 10 0

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Luxfords St George's Hill 1 1 0 3 2 7 7 12
Welsh Wizards Cardiff 1 1 0 3 2 6 4 11
Tradition @ RAC 1 0 1 2 3 7 7 7
Coolhurst London 1 0 1 2 3 4 6 4
Bexley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Chichester 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Round 1 Report 25 Sep 2018

St George's steal the show as new format PSL kicks off in style

The 2018/19 Premier Squash League season kicked off with five fixtures around the UK, featuring a new best-of-three format with all five matches played on the host club's showcourt.

Defending champions Luxfords St George's Hill stole the show with an against-the-odds 3-2 home win over Tradition @ RAC in a repeat of last season's final.

Jasmine Hutton came from a game down to beat Nantes champion Nele Gilis to get St George's - who lost their scheduled #1 Borja Golan to injury yesterday - off to a great start. Late replacement Sebastien Bonmalais came from a game down for another upset win over Ben Coleman, and St George's own Charlie Lee secured the unlikely win as he beat Daryl Selby 2-1 for one of his best ever wins.

Also in the Southern Division, newcomers Welsh Wizards got off to a winning start as they beat Coolhurst 3-2 in the first PSL match to be staged in Cardiff. The first two matches were shared, but it was siblings Tesni and Emyr evans who secured the win for the Welsh in front of a sellout crowd at the National Centre before Greg Lobban made the scoreline respectable for the visitors.

There were contrasting results in the Northern Division - 2017 Champions University of Nottingham beat newcomers Northumberland Club / Newcastle University 5-0 in front of a packed and noisy Geordie crowd. Nottingham secured maximum points (now 13) as they won all five matches 2-0. Cameron Pilley came closest to winning a first-ever point for the Newcastle side as he recovered from a 0-6 start to hold game ball against Nick Matthew, but it wasn't to be as Matthew closed out the clean sweep.

Team Pontefract, who reached the playoffs for the first time last season and have a strong squad again, took a 4-0 lead over UWE/Elite Sport Bristol before in-form Egyptian Youssef Soliman put a point on the board for the visitors.

In the only match of the night to go to a decider, University of Warwick / Kenilworth Squash got their second season in the PSA off to winning start at home to University of Birmingham Lions. Millie Tomlinson and Stuart Macgregor put the visitors two-nil up, only for Mark Fuller and Mahesh Mangaonkar to level the match. In the decider Iker Pajares came from a game down to secure the points for the 'Warkens'.

Round One concludes with Bexley v Chichester in the Southern Division on
Friday 28th September.

Round One Results

Northern Division :

University of Warwick / Kenilworth Squash (10) 3-2 University of Birmingham Lions (5)
Iker Pajares 2-1 Jan vd Herrewegen 4-11 11-5 11-5
Mahesh Mangaonkar 2-0 Jaymie Haycocks 11-7 11-5
Mark Fuller 2-0 Jonny Harford 11-6 11-8
Guy Pearson 0-2 Stuart Macgregor 5-11 9-11
Julianne Courtice 1-2 Millie Tomlinson 13-11 10-12 9-11

Team Pontefract (11) 4-1 UWE / Elite Sport Bristol (3)
Chris Simpson 0-2 Youssef Soliman 4-11, 8-11
Laurens Jan Anjema 2-1 Todd Harrity 11-6, 8-11, 11-8
Patrick Rooney 2-0 David Baillargeon 11-2, 11-9
Abhay Singh 2-0 James Peach 11-9, 11-5
Sarah Campion 2-0 Lily Taylor 11-7, 12-10

Northumberland Club / Newcastle University (0) 0-5 University of Nottingham (13)
Cameron Pilley 0-2 Nick Matthew 10-12, 8-11
Piedro Schweertman 0-2 Declan James 7-11, 8-11
Robert Downer 0-2 Richie Fallows 4-11, 10-12
Chris Wiggins 0-2 Adam Auckland 8-11, 7-11
Sam Ward 0-2 Hana Ramadan 3-11, 5-11

Southern Division :

Welsh Wizards (9) 3-2 Coolhurst (4)
Peter Creed 0-2 Greg Lobban 8-11, 8-11
Edmon Lopez 0-2 Adrian Waller 6-11, 4-11
Emyr Evans 2-0 Ondrej Uherka 12-10, 12-10
Elliott Morris devred 2-0 Nick Mulvey 12-10, 11-5
Tesni Evans 2-0 Margot Prow 11-1, 11-7

Luxfords St George's Hill (10) 3-2 Tradition @ RAC (7)
Tom Richards 0-2 Paul Coll 8-11, 8-11
Charlie Lee 2-1 Daryl Selby 11-8, 6-11, 11-3
Sebastien Bonmalais 2-1 Ben Coleman 10-12, 11-3, 11-9
Carlos Cornes 1-2 George Parker 11-7, 7-11, 3-11
Jasmine Hutton 2-1 Nele Gilis 8-11, 11-9, 11-5
 

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New teams join extended Premier Squash League for 2018/19 season

The Premier Squash League (PSL) returns for the 2018/19 season bolstered by the addition of two new teams and a revised format.

Joining the PSL this season are Squash Wales and Newcastle University / Northumberland Club, whilst the ten teams who contested last season remain.

Squash Wales have announced a provisional squad including British National champion Tesni Evans and Welsh National champion Peter Creed. The governing body will use the event as a development platform to transition players into the arena of competitive and international squash.

Squash Wales High Performance Coach, David Evans said: “It’s superb to have top-level squash back in Wales after so long being out of the league. It will be superb for our players to compete against other world ranked opponents in front of a vocal home crowd.”

Squash Wales Director of Coaching, Mike Workman said: “After the recent success of our senior players at a series of prestigious international events, the time is right to expose a greater number of Welsh players to this higher standard. With the current resurgence in both playing and spectator participation, it is our job to generate increased publicity and coverage for Welsh squash – at home and further afield.”

Newcastle University / Northumberland Club - a joint venture between the two venues, will make their debut against Nottingham on 25th September.

Liam Gutcher, Team Manager for Newcastle University said: “Newcastle University is delighted to be partnering the Northumberland Club in bringing squash of the highest level regularly to such a thriving squash community. There is a huge appetite for professional squash in the area and we are so excited to be involved in such an exciting project that will inspire the talent of tomorrow and firmly place Newcastle on the squash map. The chance for our students to represent the team and compete at this level isn’t something many universities can offer, adding to an already well-established and supportive squash programme for young players.”

Ross Graham, Team Manager for the Northumberland Club said: “This is a significant step forwards for the club and one which we are pleased to be doing with our partners Newcastle University. The aim of bringing top level sport to the North East has always been at the forefront of our plans, which through the support from long term sponsors VW Lookers, we can now make a reality. Juniors and adults from around the UK will be able to purchase season tickets as well as match day tickets to come watch some of the best in the game right on their doorstep."

Split into north and south divisions, 12 teams from across the UK will complete 10 league rounds consisting of four men and one woman, where for the first time, each tie will be played as best-of-three.

The respective winner and runner-up of the north and south divisions will qualify for the semi-finals played over a weekend at a single venue.

England Squash CEO Keir Worth said: “The Premier Squash League provides a great showcase for our sport and the welcome addition of Squash Wales and Newcastle University / Northumberland Club coupled with the revised format will make the event even more competitive.”
 

Schedule To be confirmed

ROUND

DATE

Northern Division

Southern Division

Round 1

25 Sep

WarKen v Birmingham

Wales v Coolhurst

 

 

Pontefract v Bristol

St George’s v RAC

 

 

Newcastle v Nottingham

Bexley v Chichester

Round 2

23 Oct

Bristol v WarKen

RAC v Wales

 

 

Nottingham v Pontefract

Chichester v St George’s

 

 

Birmingham v Newcastle

Coolhurst v Bexley

Round 3

06 Nov

WarKen v Nottingham

Wales v Chichester

 

 

Bristol v Birmingham

RAC v Coolhurst

 

 

Pontefract v Newcastle

St George’s v Bexley

Round 4

27 Nov

WarKen v Pontefract

Wales v St George’s

 

 

Bristol v Newcastle

RAC v Bexley

 

 

Birmingham v Nottingham

Coolhurst v Chichester

Round 5

04 Dec

Newcastle v WarKen

Bexley v Wales

 

 

Nottingham v Bristol

Chichester v RAC

 

 

Pontefract v Birmingham

St George’s v Coolhurst

To be confirmed

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DATE

GROUP A

GROUP B

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

 

 

 

Semi-Finals: Date and Venue To be confirmed
Finals: Date and Venue
To be confirmed