News from the Club ...
Jamie & Josh selected for Wales
Huge congratulations to Jamie Silvester [Under 13] and Josh Davies [Under 15] on their selection to represent Wales at the 5 Nations Juniors Tournament in Nantes, France from 6 - 8 April. Brilliant news and great reward for all of the hard work and progress that they've made during the past year; well done both.
Congratulations also to one of our Team players, Layna Beattie who is selected for Wales in the mixed European Team and Individual Under 19 Championships in Poland, from 24 March to 1 April.
Off to the 5 Nations in France
Club Night finishes ...
Due to a lack of support this year, our Sunday evening Club Night sessions have now stopped. We may try it again next winter !
Guess who has a BIG birthday
Our Club Chairman celebrates a BIG Birthday on 3 March; have a great day and our very best wishes to you.
A glass court experience
Promotion for North Wales Ladies
Congratulations to our North Wales Ladies Team, captained by Hannah Davies, on their excellent promotion from Division 2 in the English Inter Counties League.
Their promotion came with 5-0 wins at Shrewsbury on 25 February, against Shropshire and Hampshire.
Promotion winning Team
Tez is National Champion
North Wales squash received a massive boost at the 2018 Dunlop British National Championships, held at the National Squash Centre in Manchester, over the week 14 - 18 February, with local girl, Tesni Evans taking the Womens crown for the first time.
With this superb win (in three sets v. Alison Waters), Tez made history as the first ever Welsh person to win a National Championship - huge congratulations.
Also involved was Hannah Davies who won her first round qualifying match a convincing 3-0.
Hannah then played in the final round of qualifying against Alison Thompson from Scotland only to lose a tight match by 3-1.
Tez Evans & Nick Matthew - National Champions
First round victory for Hannah
Masters weekend in Swansea
Three Club members entered the 2018 Welsh Masters in Swansea over the weekend 9 - 11 February.
Club Champion, Jonathan Davies was in the Mens Over 40s; John Ashton in the Mens Over 45s; and Mark Davies in the Mens Over 55s (only just !).
How they got on:
John Ashton had a fantastic tournament and retained his Mens Over 45 title;
Jonathan Davies lost out in a 5 set match at the Semi Final stage of the Mens Over 40s; and
Mark Davies lost in the Quarter Finals of the Mens Over 55s.
Well done all.
Three old masters !
Winter Club Nights have started
Our Winter Club Night sessions began again, on Sundays evenings during February and March.
The first session was held on 4 February and all abilities are welcome to join this pay and play session from 4.00 until 7.00 pm.
Come along to play and meet other members - just turn up and have a game with the other there !
The internal leagues for February are now posted on the website, accessible either by using the link (right) or via the on-line booking system. Please note, matches are to be played by Sunday, 4 March 2018.
We've had a few more members join the leagues this month and, as a consequence, two new Premier Divisions have been created.
Please post all results on the Monthly League sheet that is pinned to the noticeboard.
Note also, players who do not play any matches over a two month period will be removed from the leagues. If, however, any member wishes to join (or re-join) the leagues, please contact Jim Tunley.
We remember Frank Newsome who passed away on Monday, 15 January
Frank, had been a great supporter of the Squash Club and to his wife, Linda and family, our sincere condolences.
Josh Davies - Welsh Champion
Young Josh Davies became a Welsh Champion in Cardiff on 21 January - see the Juniors Page for details.
Courts refurb - the final phase.
Members know that the courts are out of action from 8 - 10 January inclusive while the final work to refurbish both courts is completed by CourtCare.
Work commenced on time and, with allowing sufficient time to thouroughly dry out, the courts will look like new and available again from Thursday, 11 January.
The final phase 1
The final phase 2
The final phase 3
Courts like new !
2017 World Championships
The 2017 World Squash Championships were held in Manchester over the week (11 - 16 December) and our local favourite, Tesni Evans, did rather well.
Tez played and beat the former World Champion, Laura Massaro by 3 games to 1 in the Second Round. Tez moved into the Quarter Finals on 14 December but lost against top ranked Nour El Tayeb.
The 2017 PSA World Champions are, from Egypt, Raneem El Welily and Mohamed El Shorbagy
That winning feeling for Tez
2017 World Champions - El Welily & ElShorbagy
A Fast & Furious (snowy) weekend
The Club held its Fast & Furious Christmas Tournament over the weekend - 8 / 9 December.
Despite some heavy snow in the area, which did affect some members getting up to the Club, around 20 players of all ages and ability enjoyed some excellent competition. Overall, the competition was won by Jonathan Davies, with Hannah Davies in second place.
The photo below is missing some juniors who were out making a snowman on the cricket square !
Some of those playing in the Fast & Furious
New opening hours at Sports Complex
The AGM of BS&SC was held on 8 November, where they agreed New Opening Hours for the Bar; to be effective from 13 November. They will be reviewed again in the Spring.
The new hours will be:
Monday & Tuesday - closed during the day; open from 7.00 until 11.00.
Wednesday & Thursday - open from 1.00 until 3.30 and 7.00 until 11.00.
Friday - open from 1.00 until 11.00.
Saturday & Sunday - open from 12.00 until 11.00.
Please note - this may impact on member's options to purchase light cards so please make sure you have what you need.
[In exceptional circumstances Gareth Lloyd may be able to assist].
The Wrexham Brymbo Squash Club Committee is keen to ensure all matters within the Club are treated with respect and fairness and, as such, have now formally acknowledged and adopted the Wales Squash & Racketball Model Equity Policy.
To view the Equity Policy, click on the link -
Calling all potential coaches . . .
Do you have what it takes to become a qualified squash coach - if so, your Club needs you!
If any Club member has an interest in committing to become a qualified coach, the Squash Club may be able to assist with necessary fees and mentoring.
Please contact either Mark Davies or Jim Tunley to chat it through.
and finally ... all Members to note
To all members - at anytime, if you are the last to leave the Club, please ensure that the showers and all of the lights are turned off.
Please be vigilant in this and report any problems that may arise - thank you.