Welcome to the York & District Squash League...

We exist to encourage the game of squash at all levels in the York area, and to organise local leagues and tournaments. Our sister organisation runs the women's leagues, with most of the same clubs entering both men's and women's teams.

We also support junior squash, which is actively developed by several of our affiliated clubs.

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31 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

York Open

The York Open this year will move to a post-season slot in April 2018. The venue will continue to be York Squash Club. Precise dates to follow.

21 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Riley Cup 2017 Champions Kirkbymoorside 2

Kirkbymoorside 2 led by John Sugarman travelled the short distance south to Stillington Sports & Social Club to take on a Wigginton 5/6 team captained by Andy Frost.

Andy had been a been a marvellous supporter of the competition agreeing to 3 games in 4 days after early rounds were left too late and their QF opponents were still unknown a week before the final!  The big battle came in the semi final though.  Wigginton 6, currently bottom of the bottom division were away to David Lloyd who are sat at the top of the top division!  An eye watering handicap of 188 saw Wigginton 6 win through with the slim winning margin of 3 points.

KMS2 had an easier route to the final getting past Selby 4 easily in the semi-final.  Not surprisingly the away trip to the far north from the far south didn’t appeal and KMS 2 received the walkover.

Teams on the night:

Kirkbymoorside 2

Allan Bailey (drew)
Darren Kellett (lost by 14)
John Sugarman (c) (lost by 13)
Rick Eve (won by 12)
Steve Leech (won by 23)

Wigginton 5/6

Deborah Harvey (drew 39-39)
Bob Hollingsworth (won by 14)
Rachael Webster (won by 13)
Alan Hancock (lost by 12)
Andy Frost (c) (lost by 23)

 

 Game 1  Game 2  Game 3  TOTAL  handicap  FINAL SCORE
Kirkbymoorside 2 59 69 61 189 189
Wigginton 5/6 59 56 56 171 15 186

 

 

 

Thanks to all the teams and Captains for making the event happen

Look out for the 2018 event starting in March

Many thanks also to Stillington for hosting the event

11 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

England Squash Level 1 Coaching Course : Dunnington 10th Feb

“England Squash have agreed to run a one day Level 1 course at the Dunnington club.

This will be for both members and attendees from the York and District area. The club is keen to further enhance our coaching capabilities and would like to offer this opportunity to all York & District squash players.

The training will be a full day both on court and in the classroom on :

10th February 2018

This one-day coaching award provides your first steps into coaching and is a pre-requisite for those wishing to take the England Squash Club Coaching Award (Level 2)”.

To register your interest or enquire further, please contact Fraser Anderson or Chris Martin at Dunnington Squash Club
07802 963069
chris ‘at’ martinassociates.com

29 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

York & District Veterans & Vintage Championships 2017

York & District Veterans & Vintage Championships

2017

The York and District Veterans (o-40) and Vintage (o-50) were held at Wigginton Squash Rackets Club between Sun 19th & Fri 24th November.  There was a disappointing entry in both competitions but that did not detract from the squash played. Both competitions were played in an excellent spirit, with a great attitude on court which is always great to see.  Players came from Wigginton, York RI , York, Stillington, David Lloyd & Pocklington.

If anyone has missed out on the communication and would like to be informed directly next season, instead of failing to see notice on the website or not being passed info by club representatives then please email  Nick Clifford and you will be put on an email list for next season! – nickandsheila@tiscali.co.uk

To the finals night….despite having 12 (some dual members) out of 16 entrants Wiggy came away with two plate final wins and left the titles to go to David Lloyd & Pocklington players.

The Over 40’s Veterans plate was between Wiggy third team players Nick Clifford and Chris Codrai, there was no mercy shown despite a knackered knee as Chris put away Nick 3-0 against the team seeding……!

The Over 50’s – Vintage Plate was again two Wiggy team players Dave Bullivant & Mike Goryl but this time team nominations held true as Mike beat Dave 3-1.

The Y & D Vintage Champion 2017 is Alastair Dick of Pocklington who beat Wiggy’s Rob Cooper 3-0. Rob was getting into the match in the 3rd game as Alastair was beginning to “puff” a little but he held on to win. Alastair has had a season out of squash with an injury believing he would never play again , so it is nice to see him regaining his fitness and back on court playing. Congratulations.

The Y & D Veterans Champion is James Rollinson of David lloyd, despite being run close by Adam Smith (3-2) in round 2 then Mark Thomas (3-1) in the semi he beat Wiggintons Angus Clapham 3-0 in the final. Angus who ran a few miles on court, made too many mistakes to make the match go past 3 games, which a “Point a Rally” to 11 match cannot forgive. Congratulations James.

Chris Codrai & Nick Clifford : Mike Goryl & Dave Bullivant 
Alastair Dick & Rob Cooper : James Rollinson & Angus Clapham

 

 

12 November 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Division 5 Win Rate Table UPDATE 26-01-18

26-01-18

Position Team Played Games Won % Win Rate
1 York 8 10 165 83
2 York RI 5 11 172 78
3 University Students 2 11 170 77
4 Wiggington 5 10 138 69
6 Stillington 5 11 139 63
5 Kirkbymoorside 2 5 113 51
7 Malton 4 11 95 48
8 Thornton Le Dale 3 10 96 48
9 Dunnington 6 11 96 44
10 Selby 4 10 70 35
11 Wiggington 6 9 45 25
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Kirkbymoorside 2 v York 8 (25-11-17)
1. James Patmore 0 – 3 Chris Lennox 5-9, 7-9, 6-9
2. John Sugarman 3 – 0 P Akthar 9-6, 9-7, 9-7
3. Rick Eve 3 – 2 Rob Galloway 10-8, 9-2, 3-9, 2-9, 9-6
4. Andy Suggitt 1 – 3 Joe Smith 2-9, 9-5, 2-9, 5-9
5. John Whitwel 1 – 3 John Farbrother 0-9, 9-7, 5-9, 0-9
 Kirkbymoorside 2  v  Thornton Le Dale  (19-11-17)
1. James Patmore 2 – 3 Geoff Gibson 3-9,9-8,0-9,9-5,8-9
2. Allen Bailey 3 – 0 Andy Mansfield 9-4,9-6,9-0
3. John Sugarman 3 – 0 John Fields 9-0,9-3,9-0
4. Darren Kellet 3 – 0 Mark Ainsworth 9-4,9-0,9-0
5. John Whitwel 3 – 0 Lyn Mansfield 9-5,9-2,9-6
University Students 2  v  Kirkbymoorside 2  (19-11-17)
1. Marcus Cameron 3 – 0 Allen Bailey    (9-1, 9-4, 10-9)
2. Eden Gallant 3 – 2 John Sugarman    (9-3, 4-9, 9-6, 5-9, 9-2)
3. James Brunton 3 – 0 Darren Kellet    (9-3, 9-5, 9-6)
4. Sam Cliff 3 – 0 Rick Eve   (9-0, 9-3, 9-2)
5. Alex Thorpe 3 – 0 Andy Suggitt   (9-5, 9-3, 9-7)
Malton 4  v  Kirkbymoorside 2  (09-12-17)
1. Kev Goddard 3 – 0 James Patmore (9-2, 9-0, 9-3)
2. Peter Warwick 1 – 3 Allen Bailey (9-2, 2-9, 5-9, 5-9)
3. Martin Foster 3 – 2 John Sugarman (9-3, 9-5, 9-6)
4. Paul Richardson 0 – 3 Darren Kellett (6-9, 5-9, 2-9)
5. James Wood 0 – 3 Andy Suggitt   (3-9, 1-9, 0-9)
Kirkbymoorside 2 v Malton 4 (22-01-18)
1. James Patmore 0 – 3 Phil Wilford (2-9, 0-9, 3-9)
2. Allen Bailey 3 – 0 Kev Goddard (9-5, 9-3, 9-5)
3. Darren Kellett 2 – 3 Mark Watson (9-3, 4-9, 9-3, 1-9, 5-9)
4. John Sugarman 3 – 0 Peter Wright (9-5, 9-7, 9-4)
5. Steve Leech 0 – 3 Mark Baker (5-9, 1-9, 1-9)

 

 

30 October 2017 ~ 5 Comments

Riley Cup 2017

The Entry deadline has passed for the 2017 Riley Cup.  There were 12 entries.  So a draw of 16 has 4 spaces.

The final is to be held at Stillington Sports & Leisure Club on January 27th 2017.

Kirkbymoorside 2 v
Stillington 3
Wiggington 3 v
Stillington 1
York RI 4 v
Kirkbymoorside 1
Selby 3&4 v
bye
David Lloyd 1&2 v
Pocklington 1
Pocklington 2 v
Stillington 2
Wiggington 6 v
bye

Top team is the home side.

[…]

24 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Kirkbymoorside 2nd Team

Kirkbymoorside 2nd Team

The squash club at Kirkbymoorside is approaching 35 years old and has a recent upturn in fortune so much so that a 2nd team was requested in the York & District League for the current season.

Sadly, it was too late to avoid major disruption and KMS2 has had to be put on hold for a season.  With a squash of 18 players for one team, the situation was difficult for Club Captain John Marsh and John Sugarman, the 2nd team Captain to be.

In a superb effort, John has set about creating friendly fixtures against the current Division 5 teams. Thank you to the teams already having arranged fixtures.  I will be keeping a track of the results on this website with a percentage table of games won.  If Kirkbymoorside are top of the table at the end of the season, it will be a good indicator that they will be at home in Div 4 not Div 5 next season.

24-10-17

Position Team Played Games Won % Win Rate
1 York RI YD 5 4 68 85
2 University Students 2 2 34 85
3 Wiggington YD 5 4 63 79
4 Selby 4 4 60 75
5 York 8 4 58 73
6 Stillington 5 3 42 70
7 Malton YD 4 4 45 56
8 Thornton Le Dale 3 4 38 48
9 Dunnington YD 6 4 34 43
10 Wiggington YD 6 4 11 14
11 Kirkbymoorside 2 0 0 0

 

24 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

York Veterans & Vintage Competition 2017/18

York Veterans & Vintage Competition 2017/18

Over 50’s Draw Released

To be held at Wiggington Squash Club from Sunday November 19th

Entry Deadline November 12th

Event coordinator NICK CLIFFORD

Please confirm on entry:

  • Name and Date of Birth
  • Club & Team you play for
  • Veterans (40+) or Vintage (50+)
  • Availability on Sunday 19th from 4:30pm
  • Email address for draw to be sent to

£5 entry fee payable on night of first match

24 June 2017 ~ 0 Comments

AGM

AGM
The main items of interest were:
– The number of players per team in Division 1 is reduced to four;
– Both Andy (Chair) and myself (Secretary) have stood down. Expressions of interest in these posts gratefully received. The AGM agreed that if we don’t fill the secretaries post, the role will be rotated between clubs. I’ll draw the name of the clubs for the next three years at random 1st August.
Marc

28 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

First York Open for Stephenson

Matthew Stephenson (Dunnington) defeated Paul Adams 3-1 to win his first York Open title at Clifton Park on 24th February. He had overcome his team-mate Nick Robinson in a tense 3-2 in the semi-final the previous evening, while Paul benefited from an unfortunate cycling injury to Ed Shannon.

In the A Plate, bragging rights in the Clapham household went to Harry, who beat dad and Wigginton team-mate Gus 3-1.

In the B competition, York’s Tom Sewell retained his crown by meeting fellow York player Andy Harris 3-1. Steve Ross won the B Plate, beating Andy South 3-2.

The full draw details are on SportyHQ.