Club News - 2016 Archive


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December 2016 Tournament

Posted - December 2016

On Wednesday 28th December 2016 Dalgety Bay Squash Club ran a Juniors and Parents Squash bash. Five juniors were joined by two parents, two coaches (one a parent) and two students (one a coach).

T&F November Tournament

Posted - November 2016

On Sunday 27th November 2016 Dalgety Bay Squash Club was the venue for the 2nd Tayside & Fife Junior Graded Squash Tournament of the winter 2016-17 season. 14 Juniors competed in 2 graded groups with players from Dalgety Bay, Aberfeldy and Forthill.

Halloween Tournament

Posted - November 2016


Saturday October 29th 2016 saw the first Junior competition of the 2016/17 Season. 10 Juniors from the Dalgety Bay Squash Juniors took part in a graded competition. This is the first level of tournament for some and preparation for T&F Tournaments and development for the Juniors into competitive squash. Also a chance to put all their work during coaching sessions into practice.

Inter Regional Junior Squash Tournament

Posted - May 2016


Two Dalgety Bay Juniors were selected to play in the annual Inter Regional Scottish Squash Junior Tournament held at Colinton Castle Squash Club on the 30th April & 1st May 2016. 


Katie Rigden (U11) won two of her four matches to help the Under 11 Tayside & Fife Team finish 4th. Catherine Holland (U19) won two of her three matches to help the under 19 Tayside & Fife Team finish 3rd. Both players representing the Club and the Region, both playing some really good squash.

2016 Squash Club Championship

Kevin Holland May 2016


On the 24th of April 2016, Dalgety Bay Squash Club saw an array of squash players competing in their annual Club Championship Finals. This years finals were played under Point a Rally (PAR) scoring to 11.

Catherine Holland played in the first of the finals and the first of her three finals, winning the juniors and ladies titles, but running out of steam in the plate to Darryl Rankin. Colin Boswell also played in two finals winning the Over 55s, but came up short in a 5 set match against Neil Shepherd. Steve Howie retained his over 35s title and Alan Tasker retained his Club Champion title for the seventh consequtive year.


Category            Winner               Runner-Up

Juniors              Catherine Holland           Alexander Rowntree

Over 35s           Steve Howie                   Craig Duff

Over 45s           Neil Shepherd                Colin Boswell

Over 55s           Colin Boswell                   Kenny Mitchell

Ladies                Catherine Holland          Trishia Watson

Plate                  Darryl Rankin                 Catherine Holland

Championship     Alan Tasker                    Neil Bennett


Full match reports available by using the buttons on the left.



Overall Champion
Junior Squash 2015-16 Tournaments

Posted - May 2016


Jenny Rigden with her Shield for becoming the Overall Champion.


Jenny Rigden accrued the most points in the Junior Squash

2015-16 Tournaments. This is the first time Jenny has won this shield narrowly beating the other juniors, there are now @ 15 juniors in the running for this trophy. The competition for this award getting stronger each year.

March 2016 Junior Monthly Tournament

Posted -April 2016

The second junior squash tournament of 2016 took place place on Saturday 19th March 2016. 9 juniors took part in handicap round robins to determine final groupings. Some new players finding their feet, welcomed by some experienced tournament players. Great fun and competitive squash games. 


February 2016 Junior Monthly Tournament

Posted - Feb 2016

The first junior tournament of 2016 took place on Saturday 20th February 2016. In the pool stages there were some interesting games, Alexander and Alex took to court 3 in the first game, Alex completely un-phased by his much taller and experienced opponent. The two players worked together and this set the tone for the rest of the competition. All the players using their skills and experience to welcome Alex to squash, demonstrating true sportsmanship and enjoyment of playing squash.




T&F Tournament February at Forthill Dundee

Posted - Feb 2016

The T&F tournament at Forthill Dundee took place on Sunday 14th February 2016. 27 competitors, the largest number of juniors competing in a T&F Graded in a number of years. Showing the growing number of junior players being encouraged by coaches across Tayside & Fife.  3 players represented Dalgety Bay, Ross  & Rebecca McGourty and Alex Rowntree in the A Grade Round Robin. Ross won 2 games in 2 matches and finished 5th, Rebecca finished 3rd and Alex won the A grade. A great result and a reward for all of their hard work in training.




Junior Squash Skills Progress Awards

Posted - Jan 2016


A Junior Squash Skills Progress Awards with 6 levels has been developed by the Coaching Team. Juniors will be able to work through the levels as they improve. Each level has 8 skills, which if successfully demonstrated to the coaching team, will lead to achieving that award. Levels go up from level 1 to 6 and will be awarded in this order.


Juniors  will be able to work on the skills they need independentally to the regular coaching sessions, and when they feel capable they can then ask for assessment in order to achieve the next level.


Certificates will be awarded at each level.