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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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.

06 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

World Squash Day 20 October 2012

You can back the bid to get squash into the 2020 Olympics by joining in on World Squash Day. What’s your Club doing?

29 August 2012 ~ 0 Comments

League season approaches

The new League season is only a few weeks away. The details can be found on the fixtures and results page. Please contact Marc Thomas or Rod Erridge know if you have any queries about the fixtures.

04 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

New application to League from Rothwell

We have received a late application from Rothwell Squash Club. They are based on the East side of Leeds, about 30 minutes from York. The committee has received several positive responses to this application from existing member clubs. If you would like to express an opinion, please email Marc Thomas.

20 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

AGM 2012

AGM

The York and District Squash AGM was held on Wednesday 30 May at 7:00pm at York Railway Institute.

The main outcomes were:

    David Lloyd 1 would be promoted from Div 3 to Div 1;
    Students 2 promoted from Div 5 to Div 3;
    A new Malton team in Div 4 and a new Students team in Div 5;
    The 20 point fine for not fulfilling fixtures would continue;
    The rule on qualifying games would now only apply to Div 1 where players would have to play three games to qualify to play in the last six games of the season.

The AGM minutes provide more details.

Note that draft fixtures are available on resultszone. Please let Rod or me know of any changes. Fixtures cannot be amended after 1st September.

Marc

20 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Riley Cup 2011/12

Congratulations to RI 4 who beat David Lloyd 1 in a high-quality final of the 2011/12 Riley Cup at York Squash Club.

The winning team is shown below (from the left): Matt Martin, Jess Hunter, Matt Jackson, John Fletcher and Corin Allen. Captain Bernie Hendricks was unfortunately available for the final.