European Masters Squash
2011 01-04 Sep, Porto, Portugal
DRAWS & RESULTS
The Final Edition
The final day in Porto was an intense day again with very
intense matches that inspired the audience of the Monte
Aventino and Solinca Dragão.
Each Draws has generated a new European Champions that we
give immediately congratulations.
I inform you some results and Champions.
+35 - The Netherlands Dagmar Vermeulen is the
European Champion who won the German Melanie Kreisel by 3-1.
It was a much disputed match in which the Dutch have always
tried to control it. In the third game since losing 2-0
Melanie risking more determined to win a little more, but
Dagmar in the fourth and final game, forced the pace and
turned everything in her favor.
+35 Male - The Champion is the French Renan Lavigne
who beat the German Stefan Leifets by 3-2 in a match played
until the last second. Renan began by winning the first two
games, but was surprised by the commitment and determination
of Stefan in the next two games. In the fifth game, the
balance was constant and there is doubt, I tell you that the
11 / 9, it not shows the reality of the effort, intensity
and courage of these two athletes!
Renan was courage in the last points or Stefan could
certainly continue to turn the match in his favor.
It was certainly a great way to end the Event and thus the
National Squash lovers could watch a great match and
conclusion I say to you that Portugal had never really
embraced such a large and important competition of Squash.
The European Squash Masters 2011 in Portugal was made
possible by the National Squash Federation and also because
the European Squash Federation believe in our organizational
It was claimed a success by all present. Athletes, public,
sponsors and the European Federation have left pass over in
silence the fact. Everione in the prize-giving ceremony saw
the Frenchman Renan Lavigne hearing on behalf of all state
the above. As for the public, I can tell you that I had
never seen the Dragon Solinca so full. By sponsors, have the
presence of Mr. Vladimiro Feliz, Deputy Mayor of Porto and
finally by the European Federation, hear the words of the
Director of Events Mariann were sufficiently clear and
my friends I can say to you that Portugal organized very
well the European Squash Masters 2011 and thus ensure to
everyone that we will do the same in the U19 Individual &
Team Championships in 2012 that we have been awarded by the
European Squash Federation.
To achieve this it is essential that the sponsors are not
missing and that we continue to have the City Hall of Porto
and Porto Lazer as partners.
While not end thanks to the National Federation of Squash in
the persons of Dr. Bruno Dias, Dr. José Soares, Dr. Paulo
Silva and José Aguiar, the Town Hall of Porto and the Port
Company Municipal Recreation in the person of Eng. Vladimiro
Feliz, to ESM 2011 Staff, volunteers, the audience of all
days and all the athletes that made this event was great and
deserved to them.
It's all for the city of Porto!
F+35 Final: Dagmar Vermeulen, NED bt Melanie Kreisel,
GER 11/8, 11/4, 12/14, 11/7
F+40 Final: Simone Korell, GER bt Iris Stockbauer, GER
11/3, 11/3, 11/4
F+45 Final: Bea de Dreu-Spitse, NED bt Mandy Akin, ENG
11/3, 6/11, 11/8, 11/7
F+50 Final: Karen Hume, ENG bt Nadine Mizrahi, ISR
9/11, 11/7, 5/11, 11/4, 11/5
F+60 Pool Winner: Bett Dryhurst, ENG
M+35 Final: Renan Lavine, FRA bt Stefan Leifels, GER
11/7, 11/4, 7/11, 5/11, 11/9
M+40 Final: Predi Fritsche, GER bts Jesus Souto, ESP
11/3, 11/3, 11/8
M+45 Final: Fredrik Johnson, SWE bt Frank Ellis, SCO
11/2, 11/1, 11/4
M+50 Final: Mark Woodliffe, ENG bt Ian Bradburn, ENG
11/4, 11/9, 11/6
M+55 Final: Udo Kahl, GER bt Mark Cowley, ENG
11/6, 11/7, 11/4
M+60 Final: Keith Jones, ENG bt John Rae, SCO
11/8, 11/5, 11/7
M+65 Final: Rodney Boswell, ENG bt Christopher Ansell,
ENG 11/6, 11/7, 11/8
M+70 Final: John Woodliffe, ENG bt Myron Evans, IRL
11/4, 8/11, 11/3, 11/4
In the third day, again with a
long and awful lot of matches at the highest level, the
European Squash Masters 2011, provided all these great
Unfortunately the Portuguese, did not in any of the Draws
reach the semi-finals, but have enough to fight his
Solinca Dragon and the Monte Aventino, has provided the
public that there is the indecision of where to stand and
Highlighting matches with the Portuguese, Carlos Mendes and
John Caiano, who were both, defeated by 3-1. We also have to
mention that one of the semi-finals of +35 with the French
Renan Lavigne and Italian Andrea Toricini was very
emotional, despite the 3-0 final in favor of the French.
In the Draw of +40, the Spanish Jesus Souto had to undergo
to reach the final. In the quarter-final played against and
defeated Luis Neves and the semi-final Irish Edin Ryan!
I also take this opportunity to highlight the following
semi-final, very emotional. In Draw +45 in Male, the Dutch
Bea Dreu won by 3-1 the English Rina Eyna and will face
English well Claire Baker who had just defeated his
compatriot Mandy Akin 3-0.
Finally I say to you that everyone in the Monte Aventino at
17.30 h were amazed and delighted with the semi-finals in
men's Draw +70 years.
In one of the semis, confronted the British John woodliffe
and Lance Kinder. John won by 3-1 in a match of several
games with advantages, with a playing time very close to 2
In the other, confronted the English John Preston and Irish
Myron Evans. Myron won the 3-2 in a match also with various
games in advantages of a time just around 2 hours. We came
away impressed because we cannot forget that these younger
athletes is 72! Tomorrow John and Myron Evans Woodliffe
promise to create excellent moment for lovers of squash.
A challenge to all! Tomorrow go to Monte Aventino and
Solinca Dragon, because the pass days made us a presage of
great matches. Do not miss it!
It's all today for the city of Porto
DRAWS & RESULTS
02-Sep, Day Two:
Another crazy day with matches more balanced in all the
The European Masters Squash is red hot and now the
Portuguese got very good results.
Spotlight on João Caiano. Today he secured the
quarter-finals. Tomorrow, faces within the Finnish Anssi
Also naturally came out the winners French Renan Lavigne in
the Draw of +35 and all other seeded 2 / 1 in any of the
I assure you that all are amazed at the behavior,
performance and quality of athletes from the Draws of +65
and +70. They are certainly very exemplars who can teach the
As for the public, I thank you for your presence and what I
see in the pictures, the Monte Aventino and the Solinca
Dragão has been completely full.
It's all now from the city of Porto.
Day One in Porto
Today began the marathon of matches scheduled for the
European Masters Squash 2011 in Porto!
It was indeed a day that all matches were already very
balanced but in almost every frame, remained undefeated the
Tomorrow the big picture, we already made the eighth-finals
and there will certainly be some surprises begin.
Congratulations to the Portuguese, who could be an example
in the many victories achieved but also in the less!
We highlight the matches of tomorrow in the male draws of
+35, +40, +45 .
It's all from Oporto for today
312 squash players from 25
countries across Europe are starting today, at Oporto
Portugal , the competition for the title of European Master
We have 55 ladies competing. Top seeded players : F+ 35 ,
Dagmar Vermeulen from Ned and Melanie Kreisel from GER , F+
40 Simone Korell from GER , and Sam Mueller from ENG , F+45
Bea de Dreu-Spitse from NED and Mandy Akin from ENG , F+50
Tamsin Bennett and Karen Hume both from ENG , F+60 Bett
Dryhurst from ENG and Claire Bryars from FRA , will have to
prove amongst all others that they really are the strongest.
The male competition is going to be even harder. Top seeded
players : M +35 Renan Lavigne from FRA and Stefan Leifels
from GER; M + 40 Predi Fritsche from GER , and Jesús Souto
from ESP, M + 45 Fredrik Johnson from SWE, and Eamonn Price
from ENG , M+ 50 Mark Woodliffe from ENG and Alan Thomson
from SCO, M+ 55 Mark from ENG and Udo Kahl from GER, M + 60
Keith from ENG and John Rae from SCO, M + 65 Rodney Boswell
and Martin Pearse both from ENG , M +70 John Woodliffe and
John Preston both from ENG, are surely going to have to
fight hard with all the others.
Let us wait and see what happens.
Press Director European Master Championship
Official Site from Porto
- Female Draws: F+35, F+40, F+45, F+50, F+60
- Male Draws: M+35, M+40, M+45, M+50, M+55, M+60, M+65, M+70
Official Site from Porto