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National Team Competition - Third Again
It was once again a case of what might have been for LDSC as they competed in the National Squash Clubs Championships at the weekend of the 31st May in Nottingham. The team lost out in dramatic style to eventual winners Colets in the semi-finals, before thrashing Pontefract in the 3rd/4th place play-off. For the full report click here
Ladies - Give Squash A Go
Squash sessions for ladies only starting at 6.45pm on Wednesday, 2nd July.
The annual Club Championship was held on the 13th and 20th May. The event was split into A and B Grades and various formats were used to ensure that everyone had more than one game. The A Grade event was won by Club Captain Steve Davies despite the best efforts of Craig, Scot, Matt and Carl. There were even a few beads of perspiration on Steve's forehead! The B grade was won by newcomer Stephen Axford despite the efforts of old stager Paul and young gun Sean.
Akira Beds Junior Open 2014 - a huge success
The Akira Financial Beds Junior Open took place over the weekend of the 5th and 6th April. There were 86 entrants and the highlight for the Club was Sam McCoy's third place in the Under 17s. Click here for the full report.
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Bedfordshire County Closed
Luton and Dunstable squash players dominated the County Championships in October 2013 taking 3 of the 4 categories up for grabs.
Players from all across the County attended Lewsey Sports Park where it was a true festival of squash as adults and juniors fought out some very hard matches over the weekend. The senior title was last contested 3 years ago, whilst no one remembers the last time Beds Junior titles were contested.
The very junior category could not have been tighter with the winner, LDSC’s Natalie Main, winning on a countback as all opponents beat each other with the same score! Biggleswade’s Fred Steer came second a solitary point ahead of LDSC’s Sophia John.
The only non-LDSC winner came in the older junior category, where Mowsbury’s Arjun Vaingankar prevailed without dropping a game all day, whilst his fellow club member Manu Ratnayake came second.
In the men’s B Grade tournament, LDSC’s Paul Main beat Mowsbury’s Phillip Hale in the final. However, Main can count himself lucky in two regards, having scraped through his semi-final against veteran Steve McCoy who had taken a 2-0 lead, before Main’s superior fitness told. The final was shaping up to another titanic struggle before Hales suffered a foot injury which severely impeded his movement, but he battled bravely before going down 3-1.
In the main elite category, LDSC’s Steve Davies was imperious as he regained his title without dropping a game over the whole weekend. He was made to work very hard in the final against his much younger opponent Nathan Derrick, but experience prevailed in the end. Derrick had made the final after a very heated affair earlier in the day against fellow youngster Joe Elfasi. The referee had his work cut out not just with the players, but parents too as tempers frayed.
Perhaps the tie of the tournament took place in the 4th/5th play-off where Matt Mulara somehow clawed back from 2-0 down against Trevor Keddo to win 3-2.
County Tournament Organiser, Steve McCoy said, “It was a great weekend of squash. As a County we have seen the rise of LDSC, both locally and nationally and it’s clear that, with their help, we can roll out their template to regenerate the sport across the County. It was especially gratifying to see all the youngsters on the Saturday, they are the sign that a positive future is ahead with trials for the County squads on
Winners: Steve Davies, Natalie Main and Paul Main
The ladies squash night continues to take place on Wednesday evening at 6.45pm. Please spread the word if you know of anyone that may wish to take part as we are always looking to grow this section of the club.
It is with huge sadness that we have to announce the untimely and tragic death of Harry Faulkner at the tender age of 18. Harry died doing what he loved, playing squash in St Albans in the Herts league on Thursday 7th Feb, from what appears to be a massive cardiac arrest.
Harry, pictured below second from left, has represented the club in the last two rounds of the National Club Championships and although not a regular at the club he is well known by many as a charming lad, who played the game in the right spirit and appeared to be destined for great things as he embarked on his professional career.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents Stefan and Donna and his younger sister Charlie.
A full obituary will appear in due course.
Harry Faulkner RIP
Want To Play More Squash?
LDSRC welcomes squash players of all abilities from complete beginners to experienced League players.
Membership is £30 for adults and £10 for Juniors. Part of this fee is passed to England Squash and part of it is used to pay for an Active Luton Go4Less card which enables members to get reduced price squash courts.
To join please contact the Membership Secretary, Paul White, on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring him on 07598 139288.
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Club Night All welcome
Time: 6.45 - 8.45pm Club Night will resume in September
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Beds SRA Prize Giving Free! Lewsey 7.45, 28th July
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