Congratulations to all those who made it to a final in this years squash and racketball knockouts. Many thanks go out to all who helped with organisation but in particular Stephen Widdison, John Cockill, Jon Spooner and Doug Old. A enjoyable evening was had by the crowd and the winners, the losers were miserable, but that’s sport for you.
Here are the results:
Club Championship Challenge Match (Squash) Andrew Widdison beat Alex Hodgetts
Squash A Category Final Robin Mannall beat James Rollison
Racketball A Category Final Stephen Widdison beat Jonathan Woodward
Ladies Squash Final Angela Crossley beat Gianina Valli
Ladies Racketball Final
Angela Crossley was unchallenged
Squash B Category Final
John Hurst Beat Ed Connell
Racketball B Category Final
Matthew Cooke beat Guy Wood
Squash C Category Final
Victor Levison beat Guy Wood
Racketball C Category Final
Ric Kear beat Gareth Davies
Squash A Category Plate
Adam Kettlewell beat Jim Wright
Racketball A Category Plate
Paul Hill beat Ken Buckley
Squash B Category Plate
Steve Osbourne beat Jon Spooner
Racketball B Category Plate
Max Cooke beat Phil Wade
Squash C Category Plate
Racketball C Category Plate
Derek Smyth beat Mike Sumpton
Stephen Widdison dealt the first blow to CALSA’s squash court 1 to allow the floor to be relaid. In his own words, “I’ve suffered many a tragic loss and bottled several unassailable leads on this court so I was delighted to rip it up”.
The new floor has now been laid, the side walls repaired (awaiting paint) and a new tin installed. Many thanks to Stephen for his organisation and the army of volunteer members for their help bringing the old floor up.
Club stalwart Stephen “The Black Widdowson” Widdison was successful last Saturday in the Yorkshire Racketball Series winning the C event.
It was win-win for CALSA as Stephen’s fellow finalist was Gabriel Uttley, who is known for his two handed style having two dangerous forehands. It was a closely fought contest but Stephen’s endurance and intensity allowed him to come out on top winning the match 2-0 and taking the title.
Congratulations to Stephen (right) and well played Gabriel (left).
The next Yorkshire Racketball Series event will be held at Collingham on the 9th/10th May. Entry forms are available on the club notice board and you can find more information here – http://www.yorkshireracketballseries.co.uk/.