On Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September 2013 the CSSC Mens and Ladies Representative teams will be playing against teams from the Police, Fire Service and the Combined Services. The CSSC Representative teams will be made up from the top players on the CSSC Squash ladder and top quality squash will be on show. Matches will be played from 3-5pm on Friday and from 10am - 2 or 3pm on Saturday. Nottingham Squash Club welcomes visitors so come and watch some top class squash.
In the last match of their season, the London CSSC squash team took on the Veterans Squash Rackets Club of Great Britain. This is always a close fixture and the latest match was no different. CSSC got off to an excellent start with numbers 1 and 2 both getting victories. Tim Burrell playing at number 1 against Dermot Hurford struggled at first but soon found his range after losing the first game, eventually taking the match 3-1.
The next National Squash Singles which will be held at the CSSC Games will take place on September 12th and 13th 2013 at Loughborough University. Details of the Games and entry forms can be found on the CSSC website: http://www.cssc.co.uk/CSSCGames/Games2013/SquashGames2013.aspx
The venue for the 2012/13 CSSC Squash Championships was again the popular Nottingham Squash Club. Many of the main Departments were represented with 35 players from all over the country competing in mixed teams of 3 men and 2 ladies. The competitiveness of all the players was apparent with all levels of squash in evidence.
Last year’s Champions, London region, had been unable to raise a team this year, The seven teams that entered were divided initially into 2 groups, one of 3 and one of 4 teams, playing in a ‘Round Robin’ format, with the top two teams from each group progressing to semi-final stages of the main event.
The Nottingham Squash Club was once again the venue for the National Civil Service Squash Singles Championship. Held in November 2012, it attracted players from all over the country and of all playing standards for a graded event which was both competitive and social in nature.
Strong competition for the Mens title.
To provide a suitable level of squash for all abilities, the men’s competition consisted of 5 grades. In the top group, last year’s Champion Tim Burrell headed a strong line-up of 16 players. The first round saw the strongest contenders move into the A grade while the losers headed to the B grade competition.
The Ladies Quadrangular 2012 took place on 12-13 October in Nottingham. In the absence of a ladies team from the Police and the Fire Service we found ourselves in more of a tripod, facing formidable opponents from the Combined Services and Nottingham Squash Club.
Our first match saw us take on Nottingham ladies, newcomers to the Quadrangular who sportingly put up a team. An unknown entity, they fielded a strong side and unfortunately we were no match for them in the end. The team performed well and some good squash was played by all, but Nottingham managed to triumph 4-1.
In October 2012 the Civil Service played the annual quadrangular tournament against the Police, Fire Service and Combined Services at the Nottingham Squash Club. The Civil Service team consisted of usual stalwarts Tim Burrell, Tony Webb and John Ashton; with James Hodson and newcomers Jonathan Simpson and Adam Curry.
In the curtain-opener to the new season, the London Civil Service Squash team travelled the short distance to Pall Mall to play the RAF Club. With a solitary victory and two losses to the same side last season, the match was always predicted to represent a tough opening challenge, and the scale of the challenge soon became apparent when the Civil Service's first man out Phil Stamp lost 3-0 to his opposite number, with Tom Lantree's opposition also proving too strong - beating Tom 3-0 - though the scoreline was perhaps a harsh outcome for what was in reality a closely fought game.
The 2012 CSSC Age Group Singles Championships were held on 27th/ 28th April and were once again hosted at Nottingham Squash Club.
This year’s event showed a slight increase in numbers and had good representation from across the north and south of the country. Many familiar faces, several newcomers and some partners came along to enjoy the camaraderie and atmosphere of the event and the hospitality of the Nottingham club. All of the competitions were keenly contested and all players took part in refereeing and marking, giving some participants their first ever experience of this.