A new Racketball event, the
Super 16's, has been announced by England Squash, in association
PeterNicolSquash.com, writes Justyn
Price. This exciting new event is being organised by England Squash
Area Manager Justyn Price, as part of a programme to showcase K2 as
a potential Olympic Training Venue for Nations from around the world
in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In addition to the Men's and Women's Open, there will be a mixed
doubles competition and an Under 13 Racketball competition. It is
hoped that the open events will command strong draws, exciting and
enthusing the spectators from the local community about Racketball
by incorporating a number of players who have recently taken part in
the National Racketball Championships.
Entry for the event is £10 per player, per event, and as the name
suggests, each competition will have a draw of 16, with a plate
event, ensuring all players have at least two matches.
This event is part of a much bigger programme of Squash and
Racketball Development at this fantastic venue, with 5 glass backed
courts, all with excellent spectator viewing. In association with
the local authority a Squash and Racketball development programme is
being set up, with the focus on developing a vibrant junior section
through links with the local School Sport Partnership, and a
thriving social and competitive adult section for both Squash and
There will also be a Racketball Fun day and Coaching Clinics running
on Friday 29 August for local residents to come and try Racketball
for themselves under the guidance of England Squash Licensed
Jim Lord bt Justyn Price 11-2, 11-4, 11-2; Dave Moore bt Michael Robinson
11-3, 10-11, 11-9, 10-11, 11-9; Andrew Murphy bt Tim Baker 11-4, 11-3, 11-4;
Graeme Williams bt Peter Moore 11-7, 11-4, 11-5; Matt Baker bt John Millard
11-8, 11-10, 11-7; Ben Hutton bt Gerardo Barreiro (Esp) 11-4, 11-0, 11-1;
Giles Cowdell bt Ed Pooley 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4; Tom Phipps bt James
Earles 11-4, 11-2, 11-6.
Lord bt Moore 11-5, 11-5, 11-7; Williams bt Murphy 11-8; 11-2, 9-11, 11-4;
Baker bt Hutton 11-9, 10-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6; Phipps bt Cowdell 11-4, 11-3,
Williams bt Lord 9-11, 11-3, 11-10, 11-7; Phipps bt Baker 9-11, 11-3, 11-1,
Williams bt Phipps 8-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6.
Round Robin Group A:
1st Beth John, 16 points; 2nd Lucy Murphy 15; 3rd
Caroline Curtis 8; 4th Madeleine Peddy 3.
Round Robin Group B:
1st Racquel Bartolome (Esp) 18 points; 2nd Jo Robinson
13; 3rd Karen Bealey 8; 4th Kirstie Thompson 3.
Bartolome bt John 11-9, 10-11, 11-8, 11-8.
Lucy and Andrew Murphy bt Racquel Bartolome and Gerardo Barreiro 9-2, 9-4,
James Earles bt Michael Robinson 11-7, 11-8, 11-2.