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Hi everyone!

Hope you all had fun that played in the Paddies day tournament.

Winners will be receiving a trophy with their names in graved on them.
Should be done by the end of the week.

Next event is the Atlanta Open (May 9-11) so get your entries in early
as limited space is available.

We have many outer towners nationwide and internationally coming in for
that weekend.

Click here for more details http://www.globalsquash.com

Here are the results from the Paddies Day tournament

Level 3.0

1. John Macrae
2. Miguel Teixeira

Level 3.5

1.Sandy Draper
2. Mike Yang

Level 4.0

1. Justin Daniels
2. Bob Burton

Level 4.5

1. Van Kassabian
2. Remington Reynolds

Level 5.5
1. David Perry
2. Jamie Jamison


Hi everyone
For those that played and players coming from outer town I hope you all had a good time.
I would first like to thank Dwight Horton from GOGOLogo who supplied us with the shirts. If you need shirts for any parties, event, etc please check the web at http://www.gogologoinc.com or contact Dwight at 404 271 3269

I would also like to thank Frederick and Carine de Bruyker from Le Belge Distributors for the Filliers products who supplied us with those lovely Vodka apple and lemon drinks which I know a few of you had a good time tasting. Bottles cost retail $22.
For more details on their products go to http://www.filliersusa.com or contact Frederik at 404-229-9948

Next event will the the St Patricks Day Tournament March 7th-9th and will be a warm up tournament for the nationals.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Results from the weekend

Winners

Level 3.0

1. Vince Flynn
2.John Woodham

Level 3.5

1.Wayne Johnson
2. Michael Yang

Level 4.0

1.Mazher Shamshuddin
2.Lane Hammond

Level 4.5

1. Satbir Minhas
2. Victor Meir

Level 5.0

1. John Mahorner
2. Tom Thomson

Level 5.5

1. David Perry
2. Azmat Noon

Over 45
1. David Lecomte
2. Ken Cooke


Upset in India....

Julian took out Dylan Bennet (5-8 seed in individuals) in 4 games. The first game was a nail-bitter, with Julian coming out of the blocks a little nervous. Julian was down 7-1 before he found his groove and strung together a few quick points. In the end, Julian won the first 10-8. The second, Dylan came out stronger and won, but still close. The next two games, Julian pushed Dylan to his limits and eventually won the next two games, with Julian bageling Bennet in the fourth. A good way to start off the match with the 7th seed, Holland. Next on was Gordon, who was playing a diesel of an opponent. He was big and strong, and very steady. In this match, Chris was just overpowered and eventually fell in 3. The match now lay on the shoulders of Nick. Nick came out very nervous the first game, trying to shoot the ball into victory. His strategy didn't work; shooting the ball too often giving the Dutchman opportunties to end the points. Nick dropped the first rather quickly. The next game, Nick came out with a slightly different strategy playing tough but still making mistakes, getting down 7-2 in the second. Then the tide shifted. From that point was dominating, hitting nicks and every shot to perfection. He came back and pulled the game out. A couple of fist pumps later, Nick won the third 9-0, then the fourth 9-0. Sweet victory for the US. Nick said after the match that he had so much adrenaline throughout the whole match. Tomorow we play Hong Kong, and if we win, we will advance out of our pool and into the top 8!! For the rest of the day we will enjoy our victory and be ready and focused for our match tomorow.

Also, yesterday, we lost to Pakistan and beat Zimbabwe, both 3-0.

Beyond the squash, we visited a Hindu Temple where we had to take off our shoes, and watched hundreds of people pray, beg, and sell throughout the temple. The art-work and detail in the temple was amzing for a hundred year old structure. Next, we took of the the beach and saw the longest coastline in the world we there we several games of cricket occuring. All of our team got to take a couple of swings at the ball (don't know exactly what its called). I was surprised. Looks a lot easier on tv.

'Im having fun and ill be home soon.
Michael

Go USA


Hello from India,

Last couple of days have been simply amazing. Yesterday was perhaps the greatest day of squash I have experienced. Julian Illingsworth, our #1, came across the tournaments #3 seed from Egypt. Julian was pretty nervous the first two and half games, being down 2-0, and 5-0 in the third. Then the tide turned. From then on, Julian completley dominated the match, upsetting the Eyptian in the biggest upset so far of the tournament. During that match, I was more nervous than I had ever been, more nervous than playing a Nationals match. I'll tell you, I don't know how Tom can watch me play my gut-renching matches. If I were him, I'd definently be completley grey by age 21. Oh yeh, I played too. Almost forgot since Julian was nothing short of remarkable. I beat a kid from Kuwait in 4, but I started off a little slow due to nerves.

Today was a different story for Julian. He played a Pakistani who was quite good. However, Julian received little help as the officiating was atrocious, with all of the calls seemingly going against Julian. Julian went down in a close three, just missing the quarterfinals. I, on the othe hand, had it easy with an Indian opponent not even showing. I got to relax and relish my walkover. Tomorow though, I have to play a quite good Egyptian who was seeded 5-8. Gonna be tough.

Besides the squash, it has been lots of fun. We went to the nearby mall, once again, armed with our loaded bodyguards. We were walking around the mall for quite a while when we noticed a man following us around. He had been following us around for about 15 minutes. Finally, our guard asked the man what he was doing and the man handed me a business card. I didn't want it. The the guard told me he wanted our teams autograph. Its nice being a celebrity over here. That was pretty amusing. First autograph is always memorable. This is some experience, and the squash is getting amazing. Its basically watching a pro match now, every day.

Well, signing off, and hopefully I can go to the beach tomorow and tan (and yes, I know its freezing in the ATL).

Michael

P.S. Julian's match made front page of the sports page with a huge color picture calling him a "no mean player" (actual quote). We aren't getting much respect even from the tabloids, but hopefully soon will

Michael,
Way to go, winning your match today (yesterday?). According to the SquashPlayer correspondent, re: Illingsworth's win, "There are rumours that Essam has a back problem and certainly the referee had to apply a lot of pressure including a conduct stroke to ensure that there was not undue delay between points." Did Essam's back go out, or was he just whupped?
Go get 'em.

We were watching the match and none of saw any signs of back problems, just poor fitness. In the third game, he was up 5-0 and began to fatigue. In the 4th, he gave the game away, with us thinking he was trying to save energy. In the fifth he got a good start, once again no signs of back problems. That's when the ref. took charge issuing a conduct stroke for delay of game. Julian basically whooped him in the final games. The Egyptians are looking for an excuse, and it was written up in the Hindu Times that the Egyptian was taking cortsione shots every morning. Who knows the real story, but Julian is in the round of 16, playing a kid from Pakistan who he can beat, and realistically get to the quarters, possibly even the semis, play Eric Galvez of Mexico in the quarters. Julian is good.

Michael


Hey Tom and Whomever,

What can I say but fun. This trip has been pretty amazing and it's only just begining. Our team had pretty favorable first round matches. Nick and I both played Zimbab's first round, who each of us thumped (a nice way to break the ice), and Julian and Chris had byes). Supposedly this was the first time all the Americans advanced to the second round. Today, however, was a different story. I had to play a kid from Pakistan, 9-16 seed, who was very very very good. It was close, but I was really being worked hard (9-0, 9-7, 9-2). Can't complain; I hung in well. Chris and Nick both had tough matches, but Chris was hampered with a ankle injury, and Nick was just a little off losing a close match. Then there is Julian. He is still winning, and winning well. Tomorow morning he has to play the 3 seed however....going to be tough. After we finally left the courts after several hours, we went shopping.&nb! sp; Went to a couple of rug stores and tried a little bargaining which I will never forget the relentless approach of the store clerks. Then we went into town, with are bodyguards, which was really funny. They were armed and looking pretty dangerous. When we walked into the store, everyone stopped what they were doing and stared at us like we were celebrities; pretty funny and cool.

Well, now its time for me to hit the sack and get ready for my plate match, and fine tune before the real fun starts: team matches.

Stay tuned,

michael

To Tom and Whomever,

Just checking in for the first time in a couple of days. Our team got off to a little of a rough start, starting all the way back to our flight. Our layover in Heathrow took a little longer than expected, being delayed for a little over 3 hrs. Thus, our plane didn't arrive into Chennai until around 4 am, Dec.1. It's been a struggle getting over the jet lag, but hopefully, I think I'll manage.

Later that long Dec.1 day, we checked out the courts. We drove through possibly the poorest streets that my eyes have ever seen and somehow managed to end up in the midst of a squash village. The center court, awesome. All glass; tons of viewing (hopefully I can take out Willstrop on the show court). Pretty cool.

But the best part so far has to be the security and our prime time treatment. We walk out of the hotel, and we have body guards with James Bond like guns and walk with us wherever. We have our own personalized driver to wherever we want. Can't complain about the service over here.

Matches start tomorrow and I will update throughout the week (watch closely with the team matches: we have a good pool and its possible for us to get top 8).

Michael

sqman200@hotmail.com


Results from Halco Concourse Masters:

Level 3.0
1. Garrett Langley
2. Jim Stovall

Level 3.5
1.Steve Gareleck
2. Blair Brookind

Level 4.0
1. Justin Daniels
2. Ashesh Chokshi

Level 4.5
1. Satbir Minhas
2. Guri Ben-Hashal

Level 5.0
1. Daniel Unger
2. David Espinosa


The Amazing Tommy T. Takes the tournament Hero spot!

Well if you haven't already heard, the award for best match and player goes to none other than Tom Thompson. He played a grueling 5 setter against his opponent Sadiq Suleiman. With John Mahorner as the referee, the battle was fierce! Match one went to Sadiq at 9-7 with many warnings from the watchful ref pertaining the many foot faults from Sadiq. In Match two 9-7 went to Sadiq as John grew tired of the warnings. As match three came around the tempers flared. During play Sadiq was fined a foot fault and lost to Tom 10-8. After this match Sadiq was exhausted and did not want to face Tom on court again. After much heat from the crowd Sadiq entered to court to take his next beating at 9-1. The next match was the most brutal to come! Sadiq and Tom battled it out, the score 8-7, both were fighting hard, just then Tom runs to return Sadiq's shot and BAMM, over on his ankle, at that moment it looked like Sadiq would win by default. But no! Tom ices his ankle for a brief moment, re-enters to court like a champ and wins the match! It was a great match played by both players and a brilliant show for the spectators. Both players deserve a thumbs up for their hard efforts. Tom was off to the finals to meet up with Mikael Pernfors. Tom had torn two ligaments and was too injured to play on. As a true champ, instead of allowing the finals to end in a default giving the title to Mikael, he asked his opponent Sadiq to step in for him. Sadiq accepted.
Tom Thompson has proved himself as a true champion and should be commended for his actions in the end. Tom was there on Sunday afternoon to cheer on the finals that he had rightfully won. Thank you Tom for reminding us what it means to show true sportsmanship.


Hi everyone!
First I would like to congratulate Michael Gilman on reaching the semi finals of the US nationals in the U19 event. On his way he beat the nr 3 seed and qualified to get on the US team for the World Championships in India this Year. Last year he won the U17 title and this year was his first year in the U19 section, where the level was so much higher for him. Well done Michael and keep up the good work.
GET YOUR CALANDERS SET FOR THE ATLANTA OPEN (MAY 17-19) WITH 32 PRO PLAYERS AND AMATEUR
CLIK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

http://www.globalsquash.com

Looking forward to seeing you there

ANDRE

St Paddie's Day results

Level 5.0
1. Mikael Pernfors
2. Tom Thompson
3. Sadiq Suleiman

Level 4.5
1. John Mahorner
2. Remington Reynolds

Level 4.0
1. Ashesh Chohski
2. Theuns Taits

Level 3.5
1. Chuck Deason
2. Mark Smith

Level 3.0
1. Tad Travis
2. Steve Zager


Hi everyone!
I would like to thank everyone that played in the Holiday tournament and especially those that supported me in getting the two top women squash players in the world. Without your support these players would have not been able to travel and play a world class exhibition, which I am sure those that saw it would agree. They both had a great time and enjoyed their stay in Atlanta immensely.


Picture showing the number 1 female player in the world Sarah Fitzgerald from Australia and number 5 player in the world Fiona Geaves from England not forgetting Diniar Alikhan and myself. The exhibition was one to admire and both players played up to their potential with Fitzgerald winning in 5 sets. We also had a challenge from Dinair Alikhan to play the world number one Sarah Fitzgerald in the battle of the sexes. Fitzgerald winning a staggering 11 tournaments out of 12 this year on the world tour including the Grand Slam (British Open, Australian Open, US Open and World Open) showed her dominance on the female tour by takes the first game 9-0. The second game Diniar moved a little better but was unable to take any advantage of her power game and lost gracefully 9-3. The atmosphere was electric and a sold out crowd enjoyed an evening of world-class squash with a world-class buffet to brighten the holiday season.

Holiday results

Level 6.0
1. Andre Maur
2. Diniair Alikhan

Level 5.0
1. Keith Clemens
2. Bobby Elliot

Level 4.5
1. Ken Cooke
2. Cory Hillebrand

Level 4.0
1. Van Kassabian
2. Cary Pazol

Level 3.5
1. Chuck Deason
2. Ashesh Chokski

Level 3.0
1. Karen Levine
2. Andrew Brzozowicz

For those that are in the Box League you have until Sunday to finish your games. Round 3 of the Box League will start next Monday.

For all those playing in the 2001 Merrill Lynch Grand Masters this weekend at Sporting Club Windy Hill I wish you all luck and remember "No pain no gain."

Andre & Danielle


Carlos Solf wins 2001 calcutta tournament

Hi everyone!

Carlos Solf from Peru whos handicap of 20 was just enough to bearly beat Chris Lang's handicap of 2 in a match that lasted an hour and 10
minutes.
Carlos won three games to one (15/3, 15/8, 14/15, 15/12) but was made to fight hard for every point.

Mondays semi finals Carlos Solf beat Reymington Reynolds 3/0 and Chris Lang beat Steve Gareleck 3-1.

The consolation final was won by Leslie Blythe who beat Daniel Unger in 5 sets.

Andre


Hi All, I wanted to add some stuff the message board.

I was watching a great league match between Chris Tham and Michael Gilman, and anybody that watches Chris play knows that the ball can go just about
anywhere during the rally. During one rally where Chris and Michael exchanged about 5 or more shots, 3 feet from the front wall, with both of
them doing amazing acrobatic shots, overheads, between legs, whatever, Chris finally lost the point by hitting just below the red on the tin. He got mad
at himself and yelled out "TOO FANCY", less than a second later he said to himself a little more quietly "keep doing it". I thought that was classic
Chris. By the way, he did win the match 9-8 in the 5th, after throwing up at 4-all. It was a great effort that I felt privileged to watch.

Take care.

Mike Jones




From: Wade Beardsley
Date: 9/20/01
Subject: Ohio Open

I’ve already entered. Charlie usually puts on a great tournament so if any of you’s guys want to come along let me know. It’s about a 7 hour drive so I will probably be flying commercial (unless Darryl Guy wants to fly a small group up in his plane).

-----Original Message-----
From: Charlie Johnson [mailto:charlie@cjsquash.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 11:33
To: Sparky Lersch; Wade Beardsly
Subject: Re: Ohio Open

Hey guys-

I'd love to have you come up for this tournament and play! We'll have a good time I promise and the competition should be good. Any interest in sponsoring a court? ($250 would get your entry & court sponsorship, etc.) We'll put a banner up on the tin & use it as the exhibition court. Let me know.

I hope all is well.

Charlie

Charlie Johnson's Squash Shop
www.cjsquash.com
"Best Service in CyberSpace"
1-800-222-1143


Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 04:12:08 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: Results

Hi everyone!
For those that played I hope you all had a good time at the Squash Championships on the weekend.

Here are the results

Level 3.0

1. John Hendry
2. Sharif Khan

Level 3.5

1. Chuck Deason

2. Wayne Johnson

Level 4.0

1. Richard Rand
2. Jerome Thomas

Level 4.5

1. Steve Lee

2.Van Kassabian

Level. 5.0

1.Ramu Ramachandra
2.Craig Wise

Level 5.5

1. Michael Gilman

2. David Perry

The next tournament will be the Calcutta Tournament on September 21st- 23rd so get your calendars set.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Andre


Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 12:24:22 -0500
From: John Branston <branston@memphismagazine.com>
Reply-To: branston@memphismagazine.com
Subject: memphis squash

Please add a Memphis link to your listings. We have several good and better than good players at Racquet Club, Rhodes College, University Club, and Memphis Country Club and about 7 courts in all. I will be glad
to be the contact. 901-278-2339 or jbrans0072aol.com [sic]. This work email is also all right.

John Branston

[I have asked John whether there are any plans to convert Elvis's racquetball court at Graceland. --ed.]


Nick Matthew wins Atlanta Open 2001

Nick Matthew won his first Atlanta Open by beating Michael Robberds in a thrilling 70min marathon. He was beaten in last years final by Juha Raumolin in 5 sets but made sure to take this year's Open. In an interview he said he felt good all week and was happy to win his second PSA title this year after being injured for most of the season. He said will take a weeks break and then looking forward to playing the British Open which will start in the beginning of June.

Atlanta Open, Final

[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) over [3] Michael Robberds (AUS) 15/13, 9/15, 15/13, 15/13

Atlanta Open, Semifinal Results

[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) over [4] Mark Heather (ENG) 15-8 15-13 15-9

[3] Michael Robberds (AUS) over John Rooney (IRL) 15-8 14-15 4-15, 15-14 15-7

Atlanta Open, Quarterfinal Results

[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) over [Q] Karim Yehia (EGY) 15-6 13-15 15-7 15-11

[4] Mark Heather (ENG) over Michael Hopkins (ENG) 16-17 17-16 15-6 17-15

[3] Michael Robberds (AUS) over Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) 11-15 15-11 14-15, 15-10 17-14

John Rooney (IRL) over [Q] Lee Jemmett (ENG) 15-3 15-10 17-14

Atlanta Open, First Round Results
[1] Nick Matthew (ENG) over Robby Lingashi (ZAM) 15-4 15-12 15-11

[Q] Karim Yehia (EGY) over [6] Patrick Foster (IRL) 9-15 15-10 11-15 15-13 15-7

[4] Mark Heather (ENG) over [Q] Andrew Whipp (ENG) 15-10 15-12 6-15 15-10

Michael Hopkins (ENG) over [7] Jago Nardelli (ENG) 15-8 15-4 15-6

Ritwik Bhattacharya (IND) over [8] Eric McAlpine (ENG) 15-13 15-2 15-14

[3] Michael Robberds (AUS) over [Q] Shawn De Lierre (CAN) 15-13 15-8 15-11

John Rooney (IRL) over [5] Jason Jewell (USA) 15-2 15-9 15-6

[Q] Lee Jemmett (ENG) over [2] Ahmed Faizy (EGY) 15-13 15-7 15-7

Main draw qualifiers for the Atlanta Open, May 10, 2001
Karim Yehia (EGY) (162) over Muhammed Sadiq (PAK) (194) 14, 12, 6

Andrew Whipp (ENG) (115) over Eric Galvez (MEX) (152) (16),10, (10), 11, 7

Lee Jemmett (ENG) (114) over Ben Howell (ENG) (143) 7, 8, (14), 13

Shawn De Lierre (CAN) (215) over Duncan Walsh (ENG) (111) 13, 6, (13), 10

Atlanta Open Qualifying results, First round
Muhammed Sadiq (PAK) (194) over Segun Maku (USA) (108) (8), (10), 11, 11, 8

Karim Yehia (EGY) (162) over Joe Russell (ENG) (174) 14, 12, 6

Eric Galvez (MEX) (152) over Andre Maur (IRL) 8, (10) 13, 6

Andrew Whipp (ENG) (115) over Brian Matthias (USA) (162) 3, 4 ,2

Lee Jemmett (ENG) (114) over Michael Gilman (USA) 4, 7, 0

Ben Howell (ENG) (143) over Marcus Mendez (MEX) (172) 4, 9,12

Shawn De Lierre (CAN) (215) over Beau River (USA) (117) 8,11, 7

Duncan Walsh (ENG) (111) over Friday Odeh (NIG) (180) (9) 12, 7, 13



From: "Christiana" <ChristianaFranke@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 21:29:08 +0200

Hi!

I am a sportsstudent from Germany and i´m trying to get material for my examens. I have to write about eye injuries in squash. I think you have to wear special glasses to do squash. In Germany it is different and so many people got injured. I hope you can help me to get some informations about tests or statisics about that. Maybe some photos or something else. Or maybe you can tell me why it is duty to wear glasses. How do you get to this law. I´m looking forward to your answer. I don´t know if you are the right person to contact. Maybe you know someone else to help me, please send him this e-mail.

Best greetings from Germany

Christiana Franke

[Lieber Christiana,

Check the eye protection links at: http://www.sesra.org/eyeballs.htm . The links are at the very end of the page, and I think they will lead you to the information you need.

Auf wiedersehen! --ed.]


Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 09:25:51 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: ENTRY DEADLINE AND MICHAEL GILMAN

Hi everyone!

Last chance to get your name in for the Atlanta Open starting next week. So hurry up and sign up. The response so far has been great so looking forward to seeing you all there. At tournament you should not miss.

Michael Gilman won the US National Championship this year and is featured today in the sports section (page D11) in the Atlanta Journal. Keep up the good work Mike. A star of the future and watch him play next
Tuesday at 5pm against the top pros in the qualifying event of the Atlanta Open.

Andre


Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 23:37:26 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: Starting times for pro tournament

Hi everyone!
Just to let you know for those who have not entered the closing date is this Friday, so make sure you get your entry in on time. E mail me or call me at 770 698 2093 as I cannot ring everyone. Thanks.

The Qualification Pro draw will start on Tuesday May 8th at 4pm and Wednesday May 9th at 4pm.

The main draw will start on Thursday May 10th at 4pm. Click here for order of play.
Friday the quarters finals at 5pm, Saturday the semi finals at 5pm and Sunday the finals around 3-4pm, which will be the last game of the tournament followed by the presentation.

Looking forward to seeing you there. A tournament which will feature some great squash so don't miss it.


Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 15:37:15 -0400
Subject: Box Leagues
From: "Thomas Rumpler" <squashannex@mindspring.com>

Our Spring / Summer "House" Leagues have traditionally been one of our cornerstone programs. The responsibility to play a dozen plus players over a few months is neither too much nor too little: not too much commitment and not too little of the old competition that keeps the fires stoked.

Too date, we have 26 members who have intimated they would like to play League. I want to get to a critical mass of 48, 64, or 80 in the next week. Look for a call from me in the next couple of days.

For those of you new to our League system, we use the internationally familiar "Box League" format, but with an Atlanta twist. Traditionally 5 players are grouped into a "box," (a.k.a. "grid") with the mutual responsibility to play each other player within the month. At the end of the period, players are promoted or relegated to the next box up or down, respectively. The box league format is great, when all players play their matches. However, if there is a single deadbeat, or perish the thought, even two who can't make their matches, the whole system tanks.

With so many of our members frequently on the road, and with everybody's competing demands of family, vacations, business, ALTA, etc, we have evolved a system where the boxes are "mega-boxes," tallying 12 to 20 like-skilled (NRS) players with the mutual responsibility of playing all or at least as many as possible matches within the time frame. Now there's nary a hiccup when one player chronically can't schedule or make a match. Play somebody else! There's literally another dozen names from which to choose.

These boxes are updated and posted weekly, bruiting the results and the Standings. Bonus points are earned by the frequent players (early birds get the worms).

The $25 League fee covers t-shirts and winners' prizes. I anticipate 15-20 players at the 2.5 to 3.0 level, 15-20 at the 3.5 to 4.0 level, 10-15 at the 4.5 to 5.25 level.

PLAY LEAGUE!

Coach Rumpler


Date: Wed, 02 May 2001 14:42:27 -0400
Subject: May Calendar
From: "Thomas Rumpler" <squashannex@mindspring.com>

Squash @ Windy Hill

PROGRAMS
Club Nights
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-8pm. All courts blocked off for "pitch up & play." Get yourself to the courts and get a competitive game. Proficiency expected.
Open Houses
Next introduction to squash: May 16th, 7:00pm. Novices only. Members and guests. Loaners available. No charge. Bring non-marking sneakers and a curiosity to discover the game of a lifetime.
Friday @ Five Doubles & Sunday Windy Hill Doubles
Proficiency required: NRS minimum 4.0. Two doubles courts blocked off for round-robin play on Fridays, only one doubles court on Sunday.
Squash 101
A.k.a. "Squash for Dummies." Five week introduction to squash. Rules, basic technique & strategy. $59 for package of five 90-minute clinics. Signup limited to 6 students per group. Loaner equipment available. Tuesdays: 7:00-8:30pm; Saturdays: 1:00-2:30pm.. Advance signup required! Perfect preparation for EarlyBirds and House Leagues.
Ladies¹ Play
Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm. A "Club Night" for the distaff side of the squash membership. All abilities welcome. Come mix & match. Use your "directories" to plan your week to come to the courts when you know other women will be playing.
House Leagues
Squash at Windy Hill¹s first "house leagues." Box-format. Like-skilled players are grouped in large grids bearing mutual responsibility to play every other player in the 12 week season. Matches are self-scheduling. Results updated weekly on the new bulletin boards. $25 league fee covers t-shirts & prizes for divisions¹ winners.

EVENTS
Summer in the City Squash Championships: June 22-24
Open skill level and age group competition: men, women, juniors. Play begins Friday after 4pm and runs throughout the weekend. Entry fee includes right to play two divisions, a commemorative favor, a weekend of hospitality, and divisions¹ finalists prizes. See entry form for details.
Racquet Quadrathlon: July 13-15
Sporting Club at Windy Hill¹s first "Racquetmaster," a unique competition in tennis, squash racquetball, and table tennis. All-comers welcome. Entry fee includes commemorative favor, prizes, and a weekend of hospitality culminating in the Club¹s Sunday afternoon pool party. See entry form for details.

May Calendar


From: "Guri Ben-Hashal" <benhashal@yahoo.com>
Subject: Required Reading
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 14:15:12 -0400

As you may know already, Eben Hardie of Atlanta is the current USSRA President. In that capacity Eben writes a monthly column in Squash Magazine. I would recommend to anyone familiar with Atlanta's squash scene to read his April 2001 "President's Note" column.

In that issue Eben pays tribute to his long time friend and court adversary Diniar Alikhan (which one of us have NOT seen a local tournament final featuring these two racquet masters?). It is nice to see in what regard Eben holds Diniar's sportsmanship and overall ability.

It is not the first time that Eben uses his position to acknowledge local contributors to the game. I can recall at least one very favorable mention of Tom Rumpler. Way to go Eben!


Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 00:43:27 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: Atlanta Open (May 11-13)

Hi everyone!
Get your calendars set and we hope to see you all at the PSA & USSRA Atlanta Open which will be a bundle of fun watching the upcoming stars of the world squash professionals. Sign up for the amateur USSRA event today to secure your spot!

For more details check us out at http://www.globalsquash.com

Andre

[Click here for entry form.]


Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 15:02:05 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: KEITH CLEMENS & DINIAR ALIKHAN WIN NATIONALS IN SEATTLE

Hi everyone!

First of all I want to congratulate Keith Clemens and Diniar Alikhan for their great achievement in winning the US National Title in Seattle on the weekend.

Keith Clemens won his first US National title in 4.5 category by beating Matthew Bassit from Portland in a thrilling five games ( 2-9, 9-2, 9-6, 5-9, 9-4 which lasted 70 minutes.

Diniar Alikhan won the Over 40's division by beating the number 2 seed Tony Brett Kelly from New Zealand in 4 games ( 9-10, 9-7, 9-7, 9-3).

I was beating [sic] in the semi finals by Richard Elliot from England who was the number 1 seed and went on to win the over 35's.

Other players that did well were David Earhart and Chris Lang who lost in plate final of their division.

John Mahorner, Leslie Blythe, Michelle Quibell, Michael Kilgallon, Murray Gillman and Brian Dyson all lost in the quarter finals of the main draw in their divisions. Once again congrats to you all.

I am sure we all had fun in Seattle and I am looking forward to seeing you all for the Atlanta Open on May 11-13 at the Concourse.

Check out the website http://www.globalsquash.com for all the details on the event not forgetting the Jamaica Open in July 15-22

Andre


Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 09:31:46 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: Court reservation rules

Concourse Court Reservation Rules

1. Court 1 & 4 starting from 4pm till 7pm will be on a 45min timetable, all other courts and hours will be on an hour slot.
2. All players are requested to be at their court at the time that they reserved it.
3. If you are 10 mins late during a 45 min reservation your court will become a walk-on court and your reservation will be lost. If one player is present and your opponent is 10 mins late you must either invite another player that is at the courts to play or forfeit the court.
4. During an hour slot the grace period for lateness is 15 min with the same rules applying.

Court Etiquette

This is the most important element in squash! We ask that if you have reserved a court and there is a match on your court to please allow them to either finish the point or rally depending on how far they are in the game. They should not go over 5 min into your reserved time. If you are playing on a reserved court and your game goes over into that reserved time we ask that you please do not go over the 5 min grace period. All members must work together in a respectful and courteous manner. We are all here to have a good time and there is no need for arguments.

This will commence on Thursday.

Andre


Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 01:04:00 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: SQUASH COURTS

ATTEN ALL CONCOURSE MEMBERS

As we all know this is the busy time for the squash department and now with the addition of the box league the courts are fuller than ever. We urge all members to make reservations at the front desk in order to ensure your time on the courts. We fully understand that many members have been frustrated with getting their time on the courts and have been bumped off of the courts during their games due to reserved times. We are now going to attempt to eliminate the problem by posting a daily schedule on the outside of each court so there will be no confusion as to when the courts are open or when they are reserved.

Starting tomorrow Monday March 12th each court door will have a schedule posted to it. As mentioned above, the best way to guarantee a court time is to reserve it. Courts 1,3 and 4 are available for reservations while courts 2 and 5 are not. Court 5 is always a walk on court are is a first come first serve situation.
Court 2 is the pros court and Andre is expected by his boss to teach all lessons and host classes on this court. Sorry. When there are no lessons or classes this is also considered a walk on court. A schedule will also be posted on this court so no confusions shall arise.

The schedules-

The schedule is written hour by hour. If a reservation is made at 5pm, next to 5pm on the schedule the word RESERVED will be written and the court is held until 6pm. This will ensure that if a game lasts more than 45 min that it would not run into the next reservation. We ask that you do not enter any court that has the word reserved on it. If the member who reserved the court does not show up then we will open the court up. If you are late for your reservation, to be fare you may only stay on that court until the end of the hour. If someone is playing on the court during your reserved time we ask that you allow them to finish their point and then have them switch courts. If you are playing on a court and you do not have a reservation and the court is not open, during the reserved time you will be asked to switch courts.
If the court has no reservations for the day the word open will be written across the page. If an hour has nothing written next to it that hour is open.

Please do not write on the schedule sheets for they go by the reservations made at the front desk only!!!!

Court 2

Court 2 is always open on Saturday and Sundays. When a lesson is scheduled the word reserved will be written the same way as the other courts. During Junior and Fitness night the word CLASS will be written.

TOURNAMENTS-
During all tournaments all courts are reserved during the duration of the tournament.

We hope this helps everyone to know when courts are reserved and when they are not. We hope that when you are asked to move to another court due to a reservation or class that everyone understands and try to work together. We want everyone to be able to enjoy their time at the squash courts.

Thank you!


Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 00:27:02 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: MICHAEL GILMAN AND MICHELLE QUIBELL WIN US JUNIOR NATIONALS

Hi everyone!
Michael Gilman and Michelle Quibell became today US National Champion in their age groups. Michael Gilman beat the number 2 seed Nicholis Chirls in a thrilling five set classic and coming out on top winning 3-9; 9-2; 9-5; 7-9; 9-2. Michelle Quibell beat the number 2 seed Amy Gross in a one sided final 3-0 (9-5, 9-5 9-3).

Congratulation both of you and keep up the good work.


Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 00:23:04 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: St Patrick's Day Results

Hi everyone!
I hope all of you that played the St Patrick's Day tournament at the Concourse Athletic Club had fun.
Here are the results

Level 5.5 Level 5.0
1. Diniar Alikhan 1.Keith Clemens
2. Chris Lang 2. Ramu Ramachandra
3. Eben Hardie 3. John Mahorner
3. David Earhart 3. Tom Thompson

Level 4.5 Level 4.0
1. Steve Lee 1. Werner Louw
2. Ken Plank 2. Richard Rand
3. Bill Edmundson 3. Jack Murray
3. Craig Wise 3. Steve Wallace

Level 3.5 Level 3.0
1. Damien Gratten Smith 1. Trish Burns
2. Mike Yang 2.Allan Nelkin
3. Kevin Machell Cox 3. Elaine Hedden
3. Michael Van Duijn 4. Jip Inglis

Andre Maur


From: "Paul Porter" <pporterrjfs.com@mailhub1.rjf.com>
Subject: Squash Tourney at the Eden Roc Hotel in South Beach , Miami Florida
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 11:18:35 -0500

Hello ,

I was wondering if you could post the enclosed insert about our Squash Tourney on March 16th to 18th.

I know it's late in the game and it's the weekend of the Nationals but our tourney is alot of fun and right on the beach.

So , if your players want some 80 degree weather , fun in the sun , sand and surf , good squash , and party city - then come on down !

Thanks

Paul G. Porter
305 674-1033

******************************************
The Eden Roc Hotel and Spa

Presents

The 5th Annual South Beach Squash Open

Friday March 16th to Sunday March 18th

Play Squash to Live - Live to Play Squash - Party On !!!
Divisions : A , B , and C . First and second round losers* (* 2nd round depends on entries) of each division are fed into The Super B , Super C , and Super D Divisions . Example : 1st round of A’s would go into Super B’s . Guaranteed 2 matches .

Instructions : Deadline for entry is Tuesday March 13th . Draws are out after 3:00 on Thursday March 15th . Call the Spa desk at 305 -674-5585 for your court time . Play is to begin at 6:00 Friday night . Semi-finals and Finals on Sunday ending around 4:00 . To Enter and further information call Paul Porter at 305-674-1033 office or 305-531-1866 home .

Costs : $40.00 per player , $20.00 for college students under 25 .

Extras : The Eden Roc hospitality, amber fluids flowing, trophies, t-shirts, Big Squash Party Sat. night in South Beach .

Deadline for Entry is Tuesday March 13th


Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 10:50:36 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: RESULTS AND ST PATRICK DAY TOURNAMENT MARCH (10TH -11TH)

Hi everyone!

Here are the result from the Valentine's Cup

Level 5.5 Level 5.0
1. Chris Lang 1.Michael Kilgallon
2. David Earhart 2. Bayly Taff
3. Michelle Quibell 3. Ramu Ramachandra
3. bradley Mosier 3. John Mahorner

Level 4.5 Level 4.0
1. Roger Ove 1. Steve Wallace
2. Andre Schnabl 2. Hugh Hailey
3. Chip Smith 3. Stodarrd Manikan
3. Stefan Pfeiffer 3. David Spiro

Level 3.5 Level 3.0
1. Justin Daniels 1. Tad Travis
2. Pierre Ferrari 2. Jon Rotenberg
3. Julia Lane 3. Ian Brsnahan
3. Vince Flynn 3. Anna Kournikova

Looking forward to seeing you all for the next event which will be in March for the St Patrick's Tournament on the 10th - 11th of March


Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 06:58:05 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Organization: www.globalsquash.com
Subject: Squash makes front page headlines

Hi everyone!
Squash makes front page headlines in the Sunday Atlanta Journal Constitution First Edition. Check it out in the sports section.

Andre Maur

[Page C-2, that is, Sunday, Jan 21. See also the story on the local squash scene on page JE7 of the City Life section in Thursday's AJC, Jan. 18. Seven columns, three photos, in three days!]


Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 22:42:08 -0500
Subject: New Year's news #2
From: "Thomas Rumpler" <squashannex@mindspring.com>

What's up at Sporting Club squash: new programs, new events, news!

Come @ One: Saturdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm
New program
As a companion fixture to our cornerstone "Club Nights" (held every Monday & Wednesday evening from 4 to 8pm,) Sporting Club squash is proud to announce the entirely new "Come @ One" Saturday afternoon "pitch up & play" for entry level players. Everybody's welcome, but it's the newer players --on up to tournament 3.0 players-- who get first dibs on the four courts blocked off for play. No fees, no reservations, no phone calls --just show up! The squash pro will be there to help facilitate match ups. Think of Come @ One as a spin-off from the weekday Club Nights, but this time the pecking order starts from the bottom of the pyramid!

Mega Boxes: Thursdays 6:30 - 9:00pm
New program
Under construction! Our soon-to-be-famous "box leagues" have been postponed to commence the spring/summer program.

SESRA Juniors Tournament: February 16-17th

Inaugural!
Atlanta's first ever grass-roots juniors tournament will be held Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, February 16th &17th, 2001 Novices only, divisions of play: Boys Under 15, Girls Under 15, Boys Under 13, Girls Under 13. $10 entry fee includes t-shirt, Powerade, pizza.

SESRA Championships: February 23-25th

The Big One!
Sponsored by two anonymous friends of squash, the 21st annual SESRA (Southeastern Squash Racquets Association) Championships will include skill level and age group competition. $65 entry fee includes two events, tournament favor, weekend food & beverage. Fact sheet / entry form available at clubs.

Open Courts

N.B.
Members, please be reminded that the following on-going and very active club programs block off courts at the following times; or, to say it differently, no reservations permitted at these times on these allocated courts:
Club Nights: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-5 courts, 4-8pm, all members welcome, proficiency required.
Friday @ Five Doubles: Fridays, 3 courts, 5-7pm, NRS 4.0 and better.
Come @ One : Saturdays, 4 courts, 1-3pm, all members welcome but priority given to entry-level players.



Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 13:52:47 -0500
Subject: New Year's News
From: "Thomas Rumpler" <squashannex@mindspring.com>

Happy New Year to one and all!

In no particular order, allow me to brief you on what's going on in the world of squash at the Sporting Club.

Michelle Quibell has won the Scottish Open! Details are sketchy: her finals match was a relatively easy half-hour 3-0 over a Canadian; her semi was a more troublesome 4-gamer against teammate Alexandra Pearson. Now it's on to the Junior British Open where Michelle is 2nd seed in the Under 17s. Go Michelle!

Membership is growing and play is reaching new levels of activity. Our culture of walk-in, mix & match, seems --without exception!-- to be working. Our absolutely busiest times continue to be be the Monday & Wednesday "Club Nights". As players queue up, please remember to stick to the maximum of two out of three games. Also, for those masterful enough to arrive early, please abide by the old FIFO maxim, first in means first out. New players coming at say 5:30 do not go to the end of the line behind players going on for their second or even third turn on court.

League play commences this month, conceivably as early as next week. Box Leagues are pointed towards Thursday evenings at 6:30pm and/or self-scheduling, and the all-new Novice League runs Saturday afternoons at 1:00pm. Both Leagues run for the entire winter season: January, February, March. Both Leagues carry a $25 fee to cover the costs of administration, t-shirts and prizes. If you are interested in playing League contact Tom Rumpler via e-mail, v-mail, or real time at the club. N.B. Leagues will block out the courts on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00pm, and Saturdays 1:00 to 3:00pm. Please arrange your play accordingly.

What should be news to no one, the Sporting Club is a membership club. Not surprising then, the Sporting Club has a very clear and enforced guest policy: $12 per general use visit- $22 for squash- [A $10 premium for squash guests, per visit? Is it just me, or is this outrageous? --Ed.] and a maximum of 3 times per calendar year. Membership has its privileges! [But membership clubs have no privilege to violate the antitrust laws. Concourse and Sporting Club have market power and hit squash players for an additional, extortionate $10 a month in dues. A textbook case of duopoly. Treble demages are recoverable in private antitrust actions brought under the Sherman Act. Anyone for hardball? --Ed.]

The Westminster School squash program commences this week. Coach Rumpler and his cadre of four will run over 30 middle-schoolers around the Turner Gym courts three afternoons per week for the month of January. For anyone with an eye to the long view, this represents one of the most significant steps in Atlanta squash history. It won't take many seasons for squash participation in Atlanta to double!

The granddaddy of all Southern squash tournaments comes this year on a new date, February 23-25, 2001. The "SESRA" is enjoying its 21st birthday. Open to all, this is a regional championship that historically draws from all points of the compass. Complete skill levels, and complete age groups up through 55+. Fact sheets / entry forms available later this month.

The recent Handy-Dandy Phone Roster is already obsolete. A new Handy will be broadcast e-mailed at the commencement of the Leagues.

Squash is good!


From: DarrenandErika@cs.com
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 09:51:22 EST
Subject: Squash in Columbus?

Dear All,

I will be relocating in the near future to Columbus, GA and wondered if any of you know of squash-playing locations??

Hopefully

SquashNut

p.s. you can contact me directly at darrenanderika@cs.com


Date: Mon, 04 Dec 2000 10:14:26 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>

Subject: Holiday Tournament results

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to say thank you to all those that came out for the exhibition on Friday night and played the holiday tournament this weekend. I sure you all had a great time.

For those who could not make it we saw squash at its finest with Derek Ryan beating Paul Price 3-2 in a staggering 90 minutes.

I would like to thank all the sponsors for making this exhibition possible and I am sure you were all not disappointed in the lads performance.

Rya, Poole, Price

Picture of Derek Ryan (Ireland) and Paul Price (Australia) with Elizabeth Poole who received a racket,
autographed shirt and played a couple of points with the pros. A star of the future.

In the holiday tournament we saw some great games and upsets.
Results:

Level 5.5 Level 5.0
1. Diniar Alikhan 1. Michelle Quibell
2. Michael Gilman 2. John Mahorner
3. David Earhart 3. Keith Clemens
3. Jamie Jamison 3. David Espinosa

Level 4.5 Level 4.0
1. Michael Gough 1. Pradeep Jolly
2. Cory Hillebrand 2.Vahan Kassabian
3. Chip Smith 3. Ken Plank
3. Stefan Pfeiffer 3. Hugh Hailey

Level 3.5 Level 3.0
1.Steve Wallace 1. Leslie Blythe
2. David Spiro 2. Elaine Edden
3. Ham Williams 3. Doc Talbott
3. Vlad Ristanovic 4. Paul Roberston

Ladies
1. Elaine Edden
2. Jackie Garmham
3. Gaynor Morgan

Looking forward to seeing you all for the next event which will be in February for Valentines Tournament.

Andre and Danielle



Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 22:32:23 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: HALLOWEEN RESULTS AND HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT (DECEMBER 2ND -3RD)

Hi everyone!
First of all I want to thank all those players that participated in the Red Stripe Halloween tournament this weekend and I hope you all had fun.

I am looking forward to seeing you all at the Holiday tournament, which will be on the 2nd and 3rd of December at the Concourse Athletic Club.

I am in the process of getting two of the Top 10 players in the world for an exhibition. The exhibition is scheduled to take place Friday evening (December 1st) at 6pm. For those players that are interested in a game with these top professionals please e mail me or call me at 770 698 2093. Keep that weekend free for more action on and off the court!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! More details shall follow.

Here are the results of the Halloween tournament.

Level 5.5- 6.0
1. Andre Maur
2. Diniar Alikan

Level 4.5-5.0
1. John Mahorner
2. Tom Thomson

Level 4.0
1. Ian Wyatt
2. Trevor Yosslowitz

Level 3.5
1. Jerome Thomas
2. Bart Hilhorst

Level 3.0
1. Kevin Machel Cox
2. Scott Feinstein

Remember "NO PAIN NO GAIN"

Andre Maur


Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 23:28:03 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: halloween tournament closing date and concourse program

Hi everyone

Don't forget every Wednesday night at 6pm is fitness night. The season has already started and it time to loose some pounds and get back into shape.

This year we will have a full program for all you members to choose from.

Squash lessons are available at anytime during the week from 9am to 10pm (Monday to Friday) and are $45 for 45 minutes. Special lessons and clinics can be also arranged on the weekends. A great way to improve
your game and technique. So if you want to hit the ball in the right direction please do not hesitate to call me at the club and I am sure we will be able to work out a special program for your needs.

Every Monday from 3pm to 5pm there will be junior coaching for the junior program. Please sign up if you are interested at the squash board or contact Andre Maur.

The glass Court (Court 2) is a walk on court all week for those members who are looking for players to play with. No reservations are needed to play on this court. Remember if the pro has a lesson the court is not
available.

On Wednesday is fitness night, which builds strength and flexibility for all players and is a great way to get into shape. Each class is $10 and includes free drinks. Classes start at 6pm (1hour) and will end
in May next year. Get ready for the national next year in Seattle.

Thursday it’s Box League Night and all games will be played to get the leagues started again. Please sign up for those who want to play and participate at the squash board.

Every Friday from 6pm to 7pm its challenge the pro and see if you can beat him. Sign up on the board.

Also as part of the squash program is a club ladder of which you can challenge other players at any time to improve your club ranking. Currently we have 125 players on the ladder and it will increase
throughout the season. Players have theirs contact numbers and e-mail addresses on the ladder. On the squash board we have also member list with all of the active squash players with their ranking levels, phone
numbers and e mail addresses for those, who would like to get in contact with all the rest of the players.

Tournaments: I host many tournaments for members on the weekends, where members are able to win trophies, prizes, receive shirts, drink beer, enjoy food and have a great time with other players. My tournament
schedule is as follows:

October (28th –29th) Halloween tournament (sanctioned)
December (1st –3rd) Holiday tournament (sanctioned)
February (10th-11th) Valentine’s tournament
April/May (TBA) PSA world ranking tournament with top professionals
(sanctioned)
June (17th –18th) Club Championships
July (15th-22nd) Swept Away Jamaica Open
September (15th –16th) Dinar’s Calcutta Tournament

During the summer Junior Camps are available for kids 8 and up.

We will also have a club social with drinks and snacks for all the squash members to welcome new members that have joined the Concourse Squash Club. (TBA)

If you have any questions, concerns, insights or suggestions please also don’t hesitate to contact me at my new direct line at 770-698 –2093 or 770 698 2000 EXT 2093 or e-mail me at andre@globalsquash.com

Looking forward to seeing you soon on and off the court and remember
“NO PAIN NO GAIN.”

Andre Maur
Squash Director & Professional
andre@globalsquash.com
www.globalsquash.com
(770) 698-2093


Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 10:58:13 -0400
Subject: Congratulations & N.B.s
From: "Thomas Rumpler" <squashannex@mindspring.com>

For the sixty some hardy squash players who played the inaugural squash tournament at the Sporting Club's new squash venue, congratulations on a great weekend. For intrepid new tournament players and experienced regulars alike, the enthusiasm and competition were terrific.

Fittingly, Diniar Alikhan played a near flawless match to defeat Wade Beardsley in the Open (6.0s) division. Atlantans have long been spoiled by their good fortune to get to watch these professional level athletes play day in and day out. Our familiarity makes some of us forget just how good these guys are!

Adam Walker has reached an astonishing new level of play, winning the 5.5s over Keith Clemens.

Oscar Arenas out-ran the field, including the mercurial Victor Otolorin, to take the ferocious 4.5s. Chad Plumly grabbed third over vastly improved but leg-weary Michael Jones.

Relatively new Atlantan Bob Burton showed how they do it up North, and won a wonderfully intense all-lefty final fiver in the 4.0s over PDC squash chairman John Frazer. The traveling Floridian Laurie Keenan took a strong 3rd over new comer Melvyn Wing.

Another newcomer, Paul Theobald created his own athletic adventure, playing four of the longest matches all weekend, deservedly winning the 3.5s over traveling medical student Dion David. Fellow Trinidadian Paul Boyce took 3rd.

Finally, in the tournament's largest draw, Jim Johnson outlasted Marc Borrelli in a passionate 5 game final in the 3.0s, both demonstrating for the last time that they are indeed no longer 3.0s. Jennifer Mwinzi battled her way to 3rd, also serving notice that her days in the 3.0s are numbered.

Congratulations to these newest champions. Thanks to all for making it a very special weekend.

N.B. Coach Rumpler will be out of town all week, attending family matters in Cincinnati. it's business as usual at the Club, with Club Nights on Monday & Wednesday, and Friday @ Five Doubles.

N.B.2 Any of you with friends curious about squash, let them know about "Squash for Dummies" a painless way to get introduced to the game. You don't have to be a member of the club, the 5-week program costs $49 for 5 group lessons and 5 supervised playtimes. Commencing in just a few weeks, tell them to contact Tom Rumpler.


Subject: Bill Boyd Memorial FSU Squash Championship
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 15:14:37 -0400
From: Ranil Goonesekera <rgg3886@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>

Dear Squash Players,

I have attached a copy of the entry form for Bill Boyd Memorial saved in word and rich text format. The tournament is USSRA sanctioned and will take place October 27th-29th. If you can't open these attachments please e-mail me back and I will fax you a copy.

Thanks & best regards - Ranil

Ranil Goonesekera
Racquet Sports Coordinator
Campus recreation
210 Leach Center
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4290
(850) 487-3170 #315 work
(850) 521-9704 home
(850) 531-2367 pager
e-mail: rgg3886@garnet.acns.fsu.edu
http://www.aus.fsu.edu/recreation/leach/racquetsports.html


Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2000 09:46:51 -0400
Subject: And the Winner is...
From: "Thomas Rumpler" <squashannex@mindspring.com>

Bob Burton! And he wins a box of balls.

Well, actually all of us are winners because the courts are opening today! The prescient Mr Burton guessed that the first ball hit on the new courts was to be October 4th, midnight (?). And he comes closest to our first ball being hit at approximately 3:00pm today.

Translation: Thursday, 3:00pm, Squash @ Windy Hill opens its two Rainbow courts, and that Friday 9:00am, Squash @ Windy Hill will open its three middle courts (the Game Court).

Friday @ Five Doubles is on, duh, Friday at 5pm. All usual programming blocks are in effect, including Club Nights on Mondays & Wednesdays, from 4-8pm, Friday @ Five Doubles, from 5-7pm, and Sunday @ Windy Hill Doubles, from 10-noon. Other programming blocks, including tournaments, Clinic, Open Houses, and the School's practices will be announced well in advance of commencements.

N.B. No court reservations will be accepted this weekend. Our friendly operating system of share & share alike will be in effect these first few days, and hopefully continue all year long. Specific court booking rules & procedures will be available next week for those rare times when you need to get your name on a block of court time.

So, in a word, it's business as usual! I trust you'll think it was worth the wait.

Squash is good!

Tom Rumpler

P.S. Don't forget to signup for the g.o.t. squash? tourney.


Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 11:19:04 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: GOLF TOURNI RESULTS

Hi everyone!
Here are the results of the golf tourni. I would like to thank Keith Clemens for organizing the event to help
junior squash.

Andre Maur

The results are in for the 4th Annual SESRA Golf Tournament. I want to thank all participants in yesterdays golf outing at Bentwater GC. We raised $1115.70 for the Junior Squash Fund!!!!! Donations are still coming and
I will let everyone know the final tally. The team of Eben, Mimi Hardie, and John Fraser won at 12 under par. A FINE SCORE INDEED! Obviously the PDC folk play too much golf. Oh well. CONGRATS!! Second place went to Colin Shave, Ed Quibell, David Hartley, and Rodney Fernandez. at 11 under par. Yours truly,
Murray Gilman, David Osborne, and Dave Bledsoe came 3rd at 10 underpar. Mike Palmgren won the long drive and Rodney Fernandez the closest to the pin contest. Thanks again all who helped out . Special mention to Mike
Palmgren for arrangements with Bentwater GC.

Keith Clemens
SESRA President


Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 20:14:23 -0700
Subject: Rittenhouse Squash Doubles in San Francisco
From: John Lau <kavalau@home.com>

Jose Alonso says "Cheers!"

And I am wondering if there is anyone in your association who would be interested in participating in our doubles tourney. Would you kindly forward this to all of your doubles squash contacts. Or would you email me a list of your squash email contacts so that I may have up to date records?

John Lau

******************

Fellow Squash Players:

The Rittenhouse Squash Doubles Tournament, the West Coast's premier doubles event, will take place at the University Club of San Francisco Oct. 27 - Oct. 29. We're anticipating a strong field of players, with new and returning competitors from across the U.S. and Canada.

Fall in San Francisco is our "Indian Summer" - a wonderful time of the year. We look forward to seeing you in October.

Entries are available at: http://www.johnlausports.bigstep.com .

John Lau
Squash Professional
The University Club of San Francisco
800 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA. 94108
415.781.0900


From: KClem34558@aol.com
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 13:20:32 EDT
Subject: Richard Wolfman Memorial Golf Scramble for Juniors Squash

The 4th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Junior Squash: In Memory of Richard Wolfman-Proceeds to Junior Squash.

PRIZES 1st, 2nd, 3rd, closest to the pin, and long drive.

The Bentwater Golf Club in Acworth will host our 4 person team scramble tournament. OCTOBER 3, 2000 1pm start. Take 1-75 North to exit 277, go left, until you hit Highway 92/Cobb Pky 41, go right/North for 1.6 miles to Cedar Crest, go left 2.5 miles and Bentwater is on the right. 770-529-9554.

Each year we will honor a fellow squash player. Richard we all miss ya!!!

Thanks

[A memorial to Richard, with an outstanding photo portrait, is posted here. --ed.]


Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 20:14:28 -0400
Subject: Tomorrow's Open House
From: "Thomas Rumpler" <squashannex@mindspring.com>

"Like a jewel slipping into its setting," the cut-out of the exterior wall was expertly slid [sic] back into place. [Shouldn't that be "slud back into place"? --ed.] And, in almost no time, the last two court walls were erected!

Come visit tomorrow to see for yourself the amazing progress our extraordinary squash venue has made.

The Open House runs from 6:30-8:00pm, (Wednesday, September 20). Whether you have already joined, are contemplating joining, or flat out decided to give up squash, come schmooze while you check out our new home.

See you tomorrow!

P.S. Friends are most welcome.


From: KClem34558@aol.com
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 13:20:44 EDT
Subject: Here are the pics.

Please post to the website.

K

Hillebrand, Ben-Hashal
Calcutta winner Guri Ben-Hashal (r.) and runner-up David Hillebrand.


Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2000 01:33:34 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: Diniar's Calcutta Tournament results

Hi everyone!
I would like to thank those that participated in this year’s Diniar’s Calcutta Tournament on the weekend.
Here are the results from the second round to the final. My congratulation go to this year’s winner Guri Ben-Hashal and runner up David Hillebrand.

SECOND ROUND
ELIOTT BEAT ALIKHAN
COOKE BEAT WARNER
CLEMENS BEAT THOMSON
HILLEBRAND BEAT LOOMANS
WISE BEAT EDMUNDSON
LECOMTE BEAT PARDUE
MAHORNER BEAT DEASON
MAUR BEAT WARNER
BEN-HASHAL BEAT KASSABIAN
ARENAS BEAT SCHACHTE
ALTHUIS BEAT FLACK
YOSSLOWITZ BEAT GILMAN
TALBOTT BEAT LOUW
SCHOENBLUM W/O MOSIER
DANNER BEAT WARNER
EARHART BEAT BRIDGES

THIRD ROUND
COOKE BEAT ELLIOT
HILLEBRAND BEAT CLEMENS
LECOMTE BEAT WISE
MAHORNER BEAT MAUR
BEN-HASHAL BEAT ARENAS
ALTHUIS BEAT YOSSLOWITZ
TALBOTT BEAT SCHOENBLUM
DANNER BEAT EARHART

QUARTER FINALS
HILLEBRAND BEAT COOKE
MAHORNER BEAT LECOMTE
BEN-HASHAL BEAT ALTHUIS
TALBOTT BEAT DANNER

SEMI FINALS
HILLEBRAND BEAT MAHORNER
BEN-HASHAL BEAT TALBOTT

FINALS
BEN-HASHAL BEAT HILLEBRAND

Our next event will be the Halloween tournament which will on the 28th-29th of October this will be a sanctioned event and then our Holiday tournament which will be on the 2nd -3rd of December. So add those dates to your calendars and looking forward to seeing you all there.

The Concourse newsletter will be out in the first week in October and will give you all the details on the squash program for the coming season including a junior program, which will start every Monday from 3-5pm. So start signing up and if you have any question please don’t hesitate to call me at (770) 698 2093.

Andre Maur


Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 02:11:30 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: CALCUTTA STARTING TIMES ON SATURDAY 16th

HI EVERYONE
Here are your starting times on Saturday for Diniar's Calcutta Tournament

Please be on time for your match so we can keep the tournament on schedule.

NAME HANDICAP TIME
ADAM WALKER 7 11.15AM
ALAN WEINER 27 11.15AM
ANDRE MAUR -4 12.45PM
ANDRE SCHNABL 21 9AM
BILL DANNER 24 11.15AM
BILL KUJAWA 22 9.45AM
BOBBY ELLIOT 13 9AM
BRAD MOSIER 10 11.15AM
BRIAN PASTER 32 9.45AM
BRIAN WARNER 36 12.45PM
CATIE WARNER 36 12.45PM
CHUCK DEASON 32 9.45AM
CRAIG WISE 14 9.45AM
DAVID BRIDGES 26 1.30PM
DAVID EARHART 7 1.30PM
DAVID ESPINOSA 13 10.30AM
DAVID HILLEBRAND 27 9.AM
DAVID LECOMTE 20 9.45AM
DERRICK STURISKY 21 11.15AM
DINIAR ALIKHAN 0 11.15AM
DOC TALBOTT 36 1.30PM
DON PARDUE 30 12.00 NOON
FRANK LOOMANS 36 12.00 NOON
GURI BEN HASHAL 27 9.45AM
GUY ARNAL 27 10.30 AM
HOWARD SNAPPER 32 10.30 AM
JAY WEINER 20 9.45AM
JOEL SCHOENBLUM 22 11.15AM
JOHN MAHORNER 16 12.00 NOON
JOHN OVERLEY 27 1.30PM
JOHN WOODHAMS 32 9AM
JUSTIN DANIELS 22 9.45AM
KEITH CLEMENS 12 9AM
KEN COOKE 18 11.15AM
MARK RICKETSON 27 10.30AM
MARVIN FLACK 25 12.45PM
MATT MACULUNEY 16 9AM
MATT SCHACHTE 20 9AM
MICHAEL GILMAN 10 10.30AM
OSCAR ARENAS 18 10.30AM
RAY WHEELER 28 9.45AM
ROBERT ALTHUIS 28 10.30AM
SANER UNAU 26 9AM
STEVE ZAGER 34 9AM
TOM THOMSON 17 9AM
TREVOR YOSSLOWITZ 22 10.30AM
VAN KASSABIAN 28 12.45 AM
WERNER LOUV 16 9AM
WILL EDMUNDSON 22 9.45AM
XAVIER LACARELLE 32 10.30AM


From: "sxk" <sxk1@erols.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 11:20:52 -0400

Hello,

Please include KHANSQUASH in your links. Our address is www.khansquash.com
Among other things, we offer free weekly squash tips.

Thanks,
Sakhi Khan
sakhi@khansquash.com

[Bill Gates got to the Khans. Their excellent website is viewable only with Microsoft Internet Explorer (tm) --ed.]


Date: Tues, 5 Sept 2000
From: Bill Edmundson <wedmundson@gsu.edu>
Re: Eye Protection

One bit of advice I got early on, and routinely pass along to novice players, is this: watch the opposing player closely as he or she strikes the ball. The idea is easily derived from Hashim Khan's "Keep eye on ball."

The converse--"Keep ball on eye"--of course does not hold. (Not to mention "Keep racquet on eye.") This creates a dilemma: should a novice be told to "keep eye on ball" if that novice persists in not wearing eye protection?

Going guardless seems to be the coming fashion. "Eyeguards only" is the law; but so is "Drive 55." Excuses are easy to come by: they fog, they slip, they're uncomfortable, mine are broken, the dog ate them, Jansher never wore them...&c.

Squash is on the upswing, but whether it stays on the upswing will depend upon how it is perceived by potential players and parents of potential players. Injuries do not give squash an attractive reputation; and catastrophic, life-affecting, irreversible injuries are the worst ambassadors for a sport struggling for recognition.

Of course, some of us are members of that minority of outstandingly fluid, intuitive, experienced players whose reflexes and court-sense place them beyond the zone of risk. Click here to read Will Carlin's test to determine whether you belong to this elite.

"Anyway, they're my eyes and it's my decision," is assumed to be the end of the discussion. It isn't. All players--and especially teaching pros--should be conscious of the example they set and the unspoken influence they have over younger and novice players.

Regards,

Bill Edmundson


Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 20:01:44 -0400
From: Thomas Rumpler <squashannex@mindspring.com>
Subject: A snapshot

As Guri pointed out to me: I am easily amused! Thought you all would like to see a snap of some of the action going on at your squash club!

At John Aldred's suggestion, I am fiddling with the resolution.


Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 15:37:29 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>

Hi everyone!

I just got a fax from the US national coach Aidan Harrison who just arrived back from Mexico yesterday with all the results from the Pan Am Games.

Michelle Quibell came home with 2 gold medals one for the U19 title and the other for the team event, where Team USA beat Canada in the final.

In the boys U17 event Michael Gilman came 7th and won a silver medal in the team event where they were just narrowly beaten by Mexico in the final.

Congratulation to you both and keep up the training.

Andre Maur



Maxim P. Weithers 20 August 2000 at 16:43
from: maxim@squashlink.com

Hello Squash Community

We are interested in forming a North American Pro Squash League with 5 or 6 major cities: Toronto, Montreal,
Phillidelphia, New York, Boston and one more on the East coast. We are seeking active partners to: 1) help
purchase a NEW 4 wall glass court, 2) TV advertisers (producers for footage/coverage), 3) supporting sponsors
(advertising company), 4) a set up crew and portable trucking system. We want to take squash to the masses on a
regular basis. Squash with 2 majors secluded in time from each other in North America I feel will never hack it. We
really need to take it to the malls and other sites where there is a HIGH traffic volume like Grand Central. Teams
will comprise of 3 PSA players from anywhere in the world. Events will take place on a regular basis oover a week
long period over a given season. A bus will take the players and court from venue to venue (which will need to be
provided for by a sponsor).

Anyone interested in helping out please contact me directly ASAP.


Date: 18 August 2000 at 06:59
From: rondarza@gate.net
Subject: PNC Investments Florida Open

Want to catch some rays in early November ? See great squash ? Then mark your calenders. The 2000 PNC
Investments Florida Open (11/8-11/12) will be played at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in a spectacular outdoor setting. Come and watch the PSA Top Pros compete in this 5 Star Event.

[April's Atlanta Open was a 2 Star Event, for purposes of comparison. --ed.]


Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 12:44:51 -0400
From: Thomas Rumpler <squashannex@mindspring.com>
Subject: Michelle Gets Pan Am Gold!

Hot off the grapevine, our Michelle Quibell won the Pan American Squash Federation's gold medal in the individual squash competition in Mexico City. Some 15 countries competed. Word has it that she ran through a couple of tough Under 19 Canadians in the later rounds, and then climaxed with a dramatic final win over the local favorite. Hoping for a blow-by-blow account soon.

Michael Gilman placed 7th in the huge Under 17s individuals.

Team play for both Michelle and Michael begins today.

Go USA!


Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 22:55:05 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: MICHELLE WINS GOLD MEDAL AT PAN AM GAMES IN MEXICO

Hi everyone!

After training intensively in the last 2 months at the Concourse, I got a phone call today from Mexico from the US National Coach Aidan Harrison that Michelle Quibell won the Gold Medal at the Pan Am Games.

Congratulation Michelle and keep up the good work. She will now play in the team event which starts tomorrow and we wish her all the best.

Andre



Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 10:10:02 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: Concourse Open Results

Hi everyone!
Here are the results of the Concourse Open on the weekend and I sure
that those who played had a good time.

Level 5.5
1. Brad Mosier
2. Michelle Quibell

Level 4.5
1. Tom Thomson
2. Guri Ben Hashal

Level 4.0
1.David Lecomte
2. Ken Plank

Level 3.5
1. Derrick Sturisky
2. Thorsten Assman

Level 3.0
1. Will Murrell
2. Gary Saitowitz

Andre Maur
Squash Director

The next tournament will be in Jamaica on July 16-23. For those that are interested please contact me or check out the website at http://www.globalsquash.com.

The next tournament at the Concourse will be "Diniar's Calcutta Tournament" in August (12-13)

Hope to see you all there.



Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 18:26:08 EDT
From: TNsquash@aol.com
Subject: TN Open results

The results from the 2000 TN Open are at the following address:
http://hometown.aol.com/tnsquash/nashville/2000_tn_open.htm

Cheers,
Mark Bertram


Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 17:14:54 EDT
From: DazednCnfused420@aol.com
Subject: hello atlanta

Greetings all,,, jim phinisey here,,,i hope you are all doing well,,,longtime no chat with most of you,,,Randy Hice has moved here and we are neighbors,,,we are threatening to build our own squash court,,,does anyone know of any squash here in tampa???,,,,best to all,,,esp,,,m gough,,,m gilman,,,d alikhan,,,t rumpler,,,k poole,,if any sees any members of the johnson family,,,randi jim marie katherine,,please give them my best,,would
love to hear how they all are doing,,,,Jim


Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 20:16:43 -0400
From: b1phkh27 <chris.herbert2@sympatico.ca>
Subject: Working in Atlanta looking for games!

Former teaching pro looking for a hit in the Atlanta area.

Chris Herbert
cherbert@aceplanet.com


From: "Guri Ben-Hashal" <Guri@dataconst.com>
Subject: Attention Soccer fans (or real Football ..)
Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 09:51:04 -0400

We are certain that in the Squash groups there are plenty of soccer fans. Keith Poole, Victor Otolorin and myself invite you to join an informal gathering to watch the EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE final between Real Madrid and Valencia. The match is on Wednesday May 24, 2000 at 2:30 p.m. (the hell with work...). We will
be watching at :

Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill 2359 Windy Hill Rd SE Marietta (770) 226-0111 (at the corner of Cobb Parkway, the back entrance to Crunch's parking lot, next door to Taco Mac).

Traditional Wednesday squash might ensue. We hope to see you there.

Guri Ben-Hashal

P.S. leave your switchblade knives at home. There will be a metal-detector at the door....



From: Mark Bertram <TNsquash@aol.com>
Subject: TN Open 2000
Date: April 13, 2000

Despite the fact I have relocated to Connecticut, I have "eagerly volunteered"[editor's emendation] to run the TN open.

It will be June 2-4 at Vanderbilt. I have attached an entry form.

Cheers,
Mark Bertram


From: "Guri Ben-Hashal" <gbhdatacon@inetnow.net>
Subject: Comments from a rank-and-file squash player
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 10:37:40 -0400

The following is a view from the middle of the pack, your average 4.5 player. Feel free to email me back or better yet, post your comments on the SESRA message board.

As the season is winding down, it's time to share some personal observations and acknowledge a few that made a difference. The following notes are in random order:

* Tournaments are great. We all like to measure our progress against our peers. We are fortunate to have an abundance of them in Atlanta. Thank you Tom Rumpler and Andre Maur.

* We need more tournaments in the $35-$50 range. There are those of us who may not be in title contention that find it expensive to pay $65-$75 for a couple of games. Yes, the tournament favors are nice, but they are not the
real goal.

* Andre's playing skills and energy in putting together a strong program and a slew of tournaments are welcome additions to our city's squash scene.

* The Atlanta Open was a great opportunity to see the pros compete. We hope it'll become a tradition. On the other hand, it seems like the amateur draws were an afterthought. If there are not enough subscribers (as in the 5.5 bracket), how about round robin to ensure enough matches? Could it be that golf's Masters had an impact on attendance and/or participation? Oh, a new ball for each match should be SOP.

* The citywide team league (BellSouth--Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta SquashLeague 2000) was fun. However, league's success is heavily depended upon players signing-up and following through by showing up for their team's matches. Make it a habit to participate. Tom has experimented with a different format this go around (and put a lot of effort to ensure success). What do you think?

* Those that feel that they get a lot from the game should give something back. Participate in leagues, play tournaments, support juniors etc In this spirit:

* Kudos to those who take the time and represent us on the national administrative level, Eben Hardie and Rob Thompson.

* Kudos to Bill Edmundson for maintaining the SESRA website (www.sesra.org). He has added a message board, which you should check periodically. Come to think of it, I'll post these ramblings there as well. Post your complaints and compliments. Make it vibrant.

* Use the new Marketplace section to buy and sell squash equipment (think SESRA beats eBay for squash equipment.).

* Thumbs-up to Atlanta's juniors. Probably the strongest group I can recall (going back 10 years). Congratulations to the players, coaches, parents and those who support Atlanta's Juniors (Nick Orphan, Keith Clemens and the others)

* Many thanks to all those who vote for squash with their pocketbooks, and sponsor programs ands events.


Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 10:03:35 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: Juha wins Atlanta Open and amateur results

Hi everyone!
Hope you all had a wonderful week and weekend of top class squash.
Here are the results to those that missed the tournament.

Pro Draw
Juha wins Atlanta Open

It took Juha Raumolin 90 mins to beat 6 seed Nick Matthew 3/2 (3/15, 13/15, 15/11, 15/9, 15/8 ) in what has to be one of the best finals to be played at the Concourse Athletic Club. Both players playing at their best potential knew what was on their cards to win the title and it was Matthew who got off to a flying start to win the first game 15/3.
The second game looked a whole lot different from the first and Matthew just barely won 15/13the second with a lot of running and awkard discisions. Ramolin went into the third game with more composer and was in his own
element and started speeding up the pace which he got the better off and
ended up winning the third 15/11.

>From there on he never looked back and the legs of Matthew began to get weaker and weaker as Raumolin won the fourth and fifth set 15/9 and 15/8 to capture his first Atlanta Open title. All the players had a good time and were all keen to make the trip back next year.

Women's 3.0
1. Margaret Rixham
2. Sharmila Kumar

Men's 3.0
1. Alan Weiner
2. Guy Arnal

Men's 3.5
1. Lauri Keenan
2. David Bridges

Men,s 4.0
1. Tom Thomson
2. Paul Mc Garry

Men's 4.5
1. John Mahorner
2. John Kostro

Men's 5.0
1. Chris Tham
2. David Espinosa

Men's 5.5
1. Diniar Alikhan
2. Wade Beardsley

P.S Keith you should have not left the mighty Fin came back and won in
five. Pay up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andre Maur
Squash Director



Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2000 04:21:16 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: atlanta open amateur draw starts on friday at 4pm

Hi everyone

Here are the final results of the players qualifying for the main draw in the Atlanta Open starting tomorrow thursday at 5pm.

Glenn Keenan AUS beat Robbie Lingashi ZAM 11/15, 15/13, 15/6, 15/3

Lee Drew ENG beat Segun Maku USA14/17, 13/15, 15/5, 15/7, 15/2

Greg Tippings WAL beat Mark Price AUS 15/13, 15/5, 15/4

Miko Monto FIN beat Eric JJ Mcalpine ENG 15/9, 15/10, 15/14

Open the jpeg files for your starting times of the tournament. The draw is also on the tournament board at the squash courts. If you have any questions call me at the club at 770 698 2000 ext 2050
Looking forward to seeing you all.

ANDRE MAUR



Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 08:38:35 -0700
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>

Subject: ATLANTA OPEN QUALI RESULTS AND AMATEUR DRAW

Hi everyone!

Hope you all enjoyed the squash last night and I am sure we will see
even better squash as the tournament progresses into its second day of
the finals of the qualification draw starting at 5pm tonight. Here are
the results for those that missed the games last night which is also on
the tournament board at the club.

ROBBY LANGASHI ZAMBIA beat DINIAR ALIKHAN INDIA 15/9, 14/15, 15/8, 15/5

SEGU N MAKU USA beat ANDRE MAUR IRELAND 9/15, 16/17, 15/11, 15/9, 15/14

LEE DREW ENGLAND beat PATRICK FOSTER IRELAND 11/15, 7/15, 15/5, 15/5, 15/4

GREG TIPPINGS WALES beat IAN POWER CANADA 15/11,15/8, 15/8

MARK PRICE AUSTRALIA beat JEFF OSBOURNE AUSTRALIA 15/10, 15/10, 15/14

ERIC MCALPINE ENGLAND beat CHRIS LANG USA 15/3, 15/10, 15/8

The amateur draw will be made at noon today and I will email you the draw for those that are playing and which will be hung up on the tournament board at the club. Those people that cancel after the draw has been made today will be charged to the club account.

See you all tonight at the club.

Andre



Subject: Seminole Squash Spectacular, 2000
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 10:27:21 -0500
From: Ranil Goonesekera <rgg3886@garnet.acns.fsu.edu>

Dear Squash Players,
Due to court availability and time restraint number of entries to the Seminole Squash Spectacular will be capped at twenty eight(28) participants. This number will include all participants arriving from out of town as well. If you are planing on entering the tournament please get your entry forms out to Jason King or myself as soon as possible.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
* Depending on your standard of play you will be grouped into one of
seven divisions consisting of four(4) players. Division one will include the players
with the strongest skills and descend thereafter with division seven having the
participants who are skillfully challenged.
* Tournament will be of a round-robin format with each match consisting
of three games, "first to nine points" (correction from the entry form)
* Each participant will play three matches, each match spread apart by
2-3 hours.
* Prizes will be given to all first place participants in each division.
(correction from the entry form)
* The first set of matches will start at 9:00 AM and the last set of
matches will end at 7:30 PM. The day's matches will start with division 7 playing their matches
at 9:00 AM and ascend thereafter with div.6, div. 5 etc playing their matches.
* Dinner party will start at 8:30 PM and go on until..... (Location to be determined)

If you need any further clarification you know how to get hold of me.

Happy squashing
- Ranil

Ranil Goonesekera
Racquet Sports Coordinator
Campus recreation
210 Leach Center
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4290
(850)487-3170 #315 work
(850)521-9704 home
(850)531-2367 pager
e-mail:rgg3886@garnet.acns.fsu.edu
http://www.aus.fsu.edu/recreation/leach/racquetsports.html



From: "Margaret Rixham" <mcrixham@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 07:56:08 EST

Hi! Here's the scoop on Charlotte squash:
There are two courts at

The Tower Club
Two Bank of America Plaza
101 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28280
(704) 371-8430

The club is next door to the Omni Hotel, and I'm pretty sure that guests who stay at the hotel can use the club for workouts. I'm not sure they would allow just anyone coming through town to work out there, but with Squash,
it's different for some reason. I know that Collin Cavill has played there recently, but he went to the club with a friend and paid a $5.00 guest fee.

Our two courts are a little skinnier than Rumpler's ASB courts. And you can move the wall back and forward, depending on whether you want to play Racquetball or Squash. (Is that called a "converted" court?)

Margaret



From: "Margaret Rixham" <mcrixham@hotmail.com>
Subject: posting for the SESRA website
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 07:34:27 EST

Nothing like a last-minute tournament announcement! Sorry, gang, we
Charlotte players just found out about this ourselves:

Deutsche Banc Alex Brown presents
the 2000 North Carolina Squash Open Championships
Saturday & Sunday, April 1-2, 2000
Winston-Salem, NC

Men's A, B & C. Doubles Open. Women's Open.

Contact Tournament Director, Francis Barker (336) 766-1819.
Deadline for entry = March 29.



Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 10:00:38 -0600
From: "Synthia Noble" <Synthia.Noble@rmtinc.com>
Subject: Gainesville Squash

I am considering a move to Gainseville, Fl. I was wondering if I could get some feedback on squash there. I believe the University has two converted courts. I am interested in hearing from anyone interested in playing and someone who could give me some feedback on the squash program in Gainesville. Thanks.

Synthia Noble, Project Manager
RMT, Inc.
53 Century Boulevard Suite 150
Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 883-5767 phone
(615) 883-5793 fax



Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 10:40:03 -0800
From: Jaime Valderrama <tomasito@bellsouth.net>

Subject: Acworth GA courses

Please advise to me about squash courses in Atlanta GA (Acworth City)

Thanks



From: "faisal nasim" <mfaisal1@hotmail.com>
Subject: Want to join your League
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 13:53:58 +0500

Sir

I take the liberty to request you for the membership of your esteemed body.

I am a young man of 23 years. Playing squash for the last 6 years with prominent clubs of Lahore having excellent squash court facilities and already engaged in holding International tournmants.

Besides playing squash I am a student of MBA at Lahore Pakistan.

I intend to visit US for a period of 3 months to play squash in Club/ League
matches to improve my game.

Kindly let me know the conditions of your membership and the fee thereof.

With regards

Mohammad Faisal Nasim
U - 53 Phase 2
Defence Society
Lahore Cantt
Lahore
Pakistan.

Phone No: 092-42-891891
Fax No: 092-42-5725749
E-mail: mfaisal1@hotmail.com



Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 09:45:08 -0800
From: Andre Maur <andre@globalsquash.com>
Subject: SESRA TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Hi everyone!

First of all I would like to congratulate all the winners and players who played in the SESRA Squash Tournament sponsored by Dukes Weeks Realty Corperation at Squash Annex over the weekend. Once again Tom
Rumpler put on a great display with his tournament.

Level 6.0
1. Andre Maur
2. Diniar Alikhan

Level 5.0
1. Michael Gilman
2. Brad Mosier

Level 4.5
1. John Mahorner
2. John Kostro

Over 40 under 4.0
1. David Bridges
2. Nick Orphan

Over 40
1. Diniar Alikhan
2. Eben Hardie

And a reminder that next month's Atlanta Open will have 32 professionals competing from all over the world to win this prestious event.



Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 14:39:36 -0800
From: Jose Alonso <JRAlonso@lbl.gov>
Subject: tournament

Hi SESRAns;

Just got back from 2 weeks abroad (fantastic time in Antarctica, communing with penguins) to find the notice for this weekend's tournament. Afraid won't be able to make it this time, but certainly send regards to all. Anxious to hear as well how plans for new complex will be developing!

Cheers,

Jose Alonso

LBNL - MS 71-259
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley CA 94720

(510) 486-4206
(510) 486-5788 fax

JRAlonso@lbl.gov


From: "Guri Ben-Hashal" <gbhdatacon@inetnow.net>
Subject: Squash Links & More
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2000 21:21:28 -0500

I spoke to other people about a message board on the SESRA site, and all those that I talked to were in favor.


From: TNsquash@aol.com
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 15:12:12 EST
Subject: Leaving Nashville

Hi all,
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has helped me make Squash an underground success in Nashville, especially Charlie Johnson and all the folks in Atlanta. On Thursday I depart Nashville to work and train with Max Weithers at the Southport Racquet Club in Southport, CT. While I am sad about leaving Nashville and SESRA I am looking forward to the opportunity to improve my game and hopefully return in the future to raise Squash in Nashville to the next level.

Best wishes to everyone,
-Mark Bertram