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WSF World Masters Championships
The WSF World Masters Championships begin on 21st August at the Hasta La Vista club, Wroclaw, Poland. The ESM Committee wish good luck and every success to all of the players who have entered!


Stuart Hardy
Chairman
Glen Ragou Cup - 17 September 2022


The 2022 Glen Ragou Memorial Cup event will be held on Saturday 17th September 2022 at Sutton Coldfield Squash Club. Each player will be paired up against an opponent of a similar standard/age.  


All matches will be PAR scoring best of 5 games. There will be additional North v South competitions in the bar afterward. This event is intended to be a social but competitive one, with the winning team presented with the Glen Ragou cup.

Bar food will be available throughout the day and the matches will be followed with food, drinks and a live band in the evening. Players are encouraged to socialise afterward and stay over as we all know that Glen liked to play and party hard!

Apart from a great day of squash and an evening of entertainment, all profits will be going to charity.

The cost for entering will be £30 and this will include a competitive game of squash, a great performance t-shirt, the usual gift pack of Glens Southern Comfort, entry to the event, your afternoon food, the evening curry and the live band. I know you are saying “WOW” already but for those still standing at the end of the evening, we will arrange access to the local music venue open until 3am.

To book you place please click the link below:

2022 Glen Ragou Cup

For further information contact Andy Murray: [email protected]

2022 Players' Survey - Initial Survey Results Feedback

The 2022 Players' Survey has closed for responses.  Thank you to all players who were sent the survey that took the time to complete it and to those of you that provided detailed responses to our questions.

Please click the image below or here to view the initial response from our Chairman regarding the results.  The Committee is in the process of analysing and creating detailed comments to the many and varied responses to the long questions, which will take a few weeks to complete.

For any interested players, the introductory notes for the survey setting out the Committee's analysis can be viewed here. Additionally, the statistical review of the 2021-22 season that was supplied with the survey can be viewed here.

2022 Home Internationals - Chairmans Comment
After an enforced two-year absence the Masters Internationals were back and 14 England Masters teams competed over the four weekends in Galway, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Cardiff.  There was some fantastic Squash, great renewed camaraderie and all the ups and downs of high-class sport.  A thank you to all the players who represented England so passionately and a special thank you to our Internationals Organiser Allen Barwise in his first year in the role.

In case you were wondering, England won 11 Championships and Ireland, Scotland and Wales 1 each.  A number of 3/2 wins went our way and there were many thrilling contests.
Long may they continue.

Stuart Hardy
Chairman
2022 Home International Wales
  Home Internationals  

The Welsh Home International Masters at Cardiff has finished.  England won all three titles.

For the results of each session click the respective links below:

 Session 1
MO65
 Session 2 MO65
 Session 3 MO65 WO45

Click the link below for the overall standings:

Home International Wales - Full Report

2022 Home International England
  Home Internationals  

The Home International Masters at Nottingham has finished and England have taken all 4 titles!

For the results of each session click the respective links below:

 Session 1
MO55
MO75
 Session 2 MO55 MO75
 Session 3 MO55 MO75 WO55

Click the link below for the overall standings after Session 3:

Home International England - Full Report

2022 Home International Scotland
  Home Internationals  

The MO50's and MO70's have won their respective titles and the WO50's were runner-up to a very strong Scottish team.

For the results summary please click here

2022 Home International Ireland
  Home Internationals   

England is off to a good start in the 2022 Home Internationals.  They are champions in two of the four age groups with both the MO40's and WO35/40's winning.  The MO60's had an "all to play for" final match against the Irish and they narrowly lost 3 strings to 2. Unfortunately, our WO60's team were beaten by the Welsh and Scottish and came third in the standings.

For the results summary please click here

Karakal British Open Masters Squash Championships 2022
For the full results for this event click here


Please click here , or the image below to view the event photograph gallery.

Karakal British Open Masters Squash Championships 2022

Please click here , to view the photographs kindly taken by Steve Cubbins throughout the event.

Registration of England Squash Masters as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation
In view of the growth of ESM events, the Committee has undertaken a review of the ESM structure to ensure it continues to protect the interests of ESM and the players in ESM events. As a result of this, the Committee will propose at the players meeting on 1st April 2022 that a new Constitution is adopted as part of a process to register ESM as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

The Committee believe that this step is necessary and appropriate to allow ESM to continue to develop and grow participation in masters events. A document explaining the rationale for this proposed change is available here. The new Constitution can be viewed here and the associated Bylaws can be viewed here. If players would like any further information or have any questions, please contact the Secretary at [email protected]

Nick Sheppard
Secretary

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England Squash Masters Events 22-23
 2022-2023 Season

 Karakal British Open 2022
28 Mar-3 Apr
North
30 Sep-2 Oct
2022
   
Midlands
4-6 Nov
2022
South
9-11 Dec
2022 

 

East
13-15 Jan
2023 
 National Championships
8-12 Feb 23

Venue
TBC
Event Points 2022-2023
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Points Sample
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Squash Player Magazine
2022 Issue 1
Squash Player Magazine
Comment: Our editor discusses Ukraine, mid-match coaching and squash’s relationship with racketball.
Obituary: The life and influence on squash of pioneer Ann Jackson is remembered.
News: Russia is ostracized from squash circles and the World Junior Championships seeks a new home. Padel grows and is in the money.
World Squash: Scotland gets behind World Doubles.
Features: What are the prospects for England’s rising star Gina Kennedy?
Part two of the Paul Coll series. We also look back at the career of modern-day legend Gregory Gaultier.
Racquetball: James Zug looks at the rise and fall of racquetball in the US and its developments as an outoor pursuit.
State Of The Game: The development of padel and the experience of Dax Mellor.
Is it a question of padel or racketball?
Thinking Outside The Box: Squash Player looks at the evolution of squash and asks if racketball is the easier game we seek.
Club & Court: News, Tom Oldroyd is squash’s new chief inspector, Abingdon Squash and Racketball Club still going strong after 50 years, and the pleasure and practicalities of underfloor heating.
Gear: Paul Coll appoints a manager, Victor Crouin is snapped up by Dunlop while Head girls climb into the top 10. Joel Makin reveals what is in his bag.
On Court: Comment on the battle for no.1; round-up and performances of the month.
There is a first UK win for Farag plus a wrestling match at Canary Wharf. There is also News, Calendar and Looking Forward.
Workshop: News, Drew’s Diagnosis on El Sherbini’s awareness, key tactical failures, Hesham El Attar on crosscourts, Jesse Engelbrecht on nerves, Phillip Marlowe on fundaments and Michael Khan on anticipation.
Gallery: Chanel no.555 for Jahangir, meeting up in Oz, squash theatre pre-Commonwealth Games, a court in the tropics, Sex Education and Zelenskyy takes up squash.
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Points Sample
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