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 2014 ~ 0 Comments

York Open and Vets Draw

The Open and Veterans competition will be held at Dunnington next week. Click the link for the Open and Vets draws.

If you cannot play a your allotted time, please contact Andy Tuck on 07734 162561.

15 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

York Open

This year’s Open and Veterans tournament is at Dunnington Sports Club from Sunday 2nd February to the Friday 7th February 2014. Entries to marc.thomas@yorksquash.co.uk. More details are in the York Open 2014 poster.

15 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Riley Cup 2013/14 – updated 15th Jan

An updated (15th Jan) draw for the 2013/14 Riley Cup is now available here.

Brian Godson (07979 877194 and brigodson@gmail.com) is running it this year.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the rules, there is the usual 5-man team, but each string plays three games of first to 15 PAR (point a rally) scoring. A handicap mark is provided in advance based on the difference between the total points scored by each team.

30 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Free referees course at Pontefract 19th Oct

The Yorkshire SRA have arranged an England Squash and Racketball referee training workshop which will be held at
Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Rd, Pontefract, WF8 4PQ on Saturday 19th October, 2013 from 11.00 A.M. TO 3.30 P.M.

The workshop includes instruction by a qualified ESR referee instructor and teaches basic knowledge and interpretation of the rules, practical decision making and preparation for the referees exam (which are taken by post/email within 2 months).

Candidates require some knowledge of squash and the rules and good eyesight and hearing (may be corrected).

Candidates under 16 may attend and can qualify as a junior referee.

There is no fee payable for the workshop which is funded by England Squash and Racketball.

A buffet lunch will be provided.

Places will be limited, please apply by e-mail to Steve Ridge at steve@pontesquash.com or by phone on 07772 593775.

04 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Charity squash evening at Dunnington, 7th September

Dunnington Squash Club is having a Charity Event this Saturday (7th September) to raise funds for motor neurone disease. This is in response to one of their members (Dave Bolsher, who played in York and District League for many years) being diagnosed with this illness earlier this year. See the Dunnington web site for more details.

01 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Fixtures live for 2013/14

You should hopefully know by now that the fixtures are available on Resultszone. If you have any last minute changes, please let me know (on marc.thomas@yorksquash.co.uk).

05 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

RI 1 win Riley Cup

Congratulations to the Railway Institute 1 who won the 2012/13 Riley Cup final this year, beating Wigginton 3 in a close final at York Squash Club.

The match began with the experienced Andy Pepper taking on RI’s Danny Adams. Dan was in imperious form, winning 15/3, 15/2, 15/5. On the other court Wigginton’s Rob Cooper put up a good fight against RI captain Adam Benson but went down 15/7, 15/6, 15/12.

James Rollinson looked comfortable in defeating Robin Wright (15/6, 15/5, 15/5) but Mark Wilson played superbly in losing narrowly to RI’s number 2, and experienced Yorkshire League player, James Fletcher 15/10, 15/14, 15/13.

With only the number 1’s to go on it felt like the match was in the balance and it looked like tipping Wigginton’s way when Nick Clifford was 5-2 up against Chris Rusling in the first game. Chris’s class then shone through as he dropped only a further 8 points in winning 15/8, 15/2, 15/3.

The final difference was 124. The handicap envelope revealed that Wigginton 3 had received a 115 start which meant that RI were the champions by 9 points. Thanks all for taking part on the evening and throughout the season.

Marc

RI Riley Cup champs

Wigginton 3 Riley Cup runners up

15 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Riley Cup 2012-13: final on Friday 21st

Please find the draw for the 2012-13 Riley Cup.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the rules, there is the usual 5-man team, but each string plays three games of first to 15 PAR (point a rally) scoring. A handicap mark is provided in advance based on the difference between the total points scored by each team.

The final is at York Squash Club, Clifton Park at 7:20pm on Friday 21st June.

Regards

Marc

05 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

AGM 2013

AGM

All

This year’s AGM will take place at York Sports Club on Monday 24th June 2013 at 7:30pm. Please see the attached draft agenda.

I hope to see you there.

Marc

09 February 2013 ~ 0 Comments

York Open 2013

Wigginton’s Jonny Duffield beat Sam Burton to win his first York & District Men’s Squash Open Championship. The number one seed beat Dunnington’s Burton, the number three seed, 3-2 (6-9, 9-4, 3-9, 9-2, 9-0) in front of a large crowd at York RI.

The first game of the match was controlled by the younger Burton, who dominated with clever use of pace and length, giving Duffield limited opportunity to extend the rallies, winning 9-6. The second continued in very much the same vein, with Burton going 3-0 up before Duffield finally managed to impose his more attritional game. The extended rallies began to take their toll on Burton, which allowed Duffield to win eight unanswered points before closing out the game 9-4.

After receiving a conduct warning, Burton finally regained some self-control in the third game. Playing the same controlled, tight squash that served him so well in the first game, he won 9-3 to take a 2-1 lead.

However, Duffield extended the rallies and kept the tempo of the match high. The pace took its toll on the younger player, who abandoned his stylish and skillful game in favour of a disrupted one, constantly looking to play the man rather than the ball in an attempt to frustrate Duffield.

The main event was preceded by the finals of the veterans’ tournament and the plate competition. The veterans’ final, the longest match of the night, saw York’s Marc Thomas beat RI’s Rod Erridge 9-5 in the fifth in 80 minutes. Thomas’s slightly more attacking play and speed to the front proved the difference in a quality match between two well-matched players.

 

RI’s James Rollinson beat Stillington’s Thomas Howell 3-2 in the plate final. Rollinson’s experience helped him to come back from 2-1 down to defeat his 16-year-old opponent.