Squash »

  News Archive
  Tumblr Highlights

   Carte Blanche
   Squash Camps
  SquashSkills Blog
  Lest we Forget
  Tumblr Highlights
     SquashSite News
     Fram's Corner
     YellowDot Pages
     Press Alerts
     SquashSite Egypt
     Events & Posters
     Daily Photo
     Yes I remember it well
     Tweets of the Week

  France - SiteSquash

  Photo Galleries
  SquashSite Photos
  Google Squash News
  Squash on TV

  The Old Site
  Useful Info

SquashSite HOME

Premier Squash League

BSPA Circuit

French Sister Site

Other Sites we do:

British Open Squash
National Squash Champs
Squash Photos

Sun 31st, Team Finals

Final: [1] England 3-0 [2] France

Oliver Holland 3-1 Baptiste Masotti 9/11, 11/3, 11/1, 11/3 (41m)
Richie Fallows 3-0 Auguste Dussourd      11/6, 11/7, 11/6 (27m)
Victoria Temple-Murray 2-0 Marie Stephan  12/10, 11/8 (23m)

England take it all in Langnau

Top seeds England and France duly met in the final of the European U19 team championships, and it was t tough battle in the opening game of the first match between individual champion Oliver Holland and Baptiste Masotti. The Frenchman gave it all, but after winning the first game, Holland was wearing his opponent slowly down with long patient rallies, waiting for the openings. Too strong, too good. Holland showed his opponent why he is the European junior champion.

Auguste Dussourd put up a good fight in the second match but individual silver medallist Richie Fallows was too good for him. Fallows never looked in serious danger of dropping a game, so all was decided after the two boys singles.

Some good squash between Victoria Temple Murray and Marie Stephan, but playing a dead rubber is never easy. Temple-Murray kept her concentration high, did what she had to do and denied France a point by winning in two games.

England win their 27th European Junior Team Championships in the 30 year history of the event!

Hosts Switzerland win Bronze

3rd/4th Playoff

The Swiss team beat the Czech Rep. 2-1 in the bronze medal match.

The boys No. 1 match was first to be played. Robin Gadola once again showed a very solid performance. Despite being the favourite and therefore a bid nervous at the start, be outclassed his opponent Jakub Solnicky 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 in only 24 minutes. 1-0 for Switzerland.

The Match winner again proved to be Manuel Wanner. He beat Martin Svec in a very close and intense match in 82 minutes 12-10, 11-3, 12-14, 11-13, 11-6.

Wanner had 4 match balls in the 3rd and 4th but to no avail. He showed strong nerves in the last set and won convincingly 11-6. 2-0 for Switzerland.

The last match was a dead rubber and was only played best of 3. Kristyna Alexova won the only point for the Czech team by beating Cindy Merlo 11-5, 11-8.

Live draws & Results

Official site

The French View

Photos on Facebook


The Stars of Tomorrow              ( 7&8   5&6   3&4   1&2)

#9: Nele Gilis

from: Geel, Belgium

favourite Squashshot:
Backhand power drive, Backhand volley drop

Started playing at: 5

My racket is: Dunlop

My Squash idol:
Nicol David

Squash should be in the Olympics because…:
I want to win the golden medal

The Euro u19 Champs are:
good fun, nice people, tough matches

Favourite food:
Pizza, Seafood

The new referee technology is: awesome

3 keywords about Switzerland:
beautiful, clean, expensive
#10: Oliviero Ventrice

from: Genoa, Italy

favourite Squashshot:
Cross Volley Nick

Started playing at: 12

My racket is: Dunlop

My Squash idol:
Ramy Ashour

Squash should be in the Olympics because…:
It’s a true sport

The Euro u19 Champs are:
A chance to play with the best players

Favourite food:

The new referee technology is: innovative

3 keywords about Switzerland:
snow, Roger Federer, watches


England 3-0 Switzerland
France 2-1 Czech Rep

Live draws & Results

England 3-0 Spain
Wales 0-2 Switzerland

Czech Rep 2-0 Italy
France 3-0 Germany

Official site

The French View

Photos on Facebook

Sat 30th, Team Quarters & Semis

England and France in the Final

Switzerland rested their No. 2 player Manuel Wanner and predictably lost 3-0 to England, the tournament favorites.
In the France v Czech Republic semi-final the Czechs won the boys no. 2 match and were ahead 2-1 in the boys no. 1 match before Baptiste Masotti turned it around and won the last two games convincingly to send the match into a decider with the two girls which France won in a exciting and close 3-0.

England, France, Switzerland and Czech Republic through to the semis ...

All the top seeded teams won their quarterfinal matches 2:0 in the boys 1 & 2 games without the girls being able to influence the score, making all the girls games dead rubbers.

Wales and Italy did make it tough for the respective boys’ number 1, but eventually run out losers to Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

Again it was Robin Gadola for the home nation who pulled through when the chips where down.

With two exciting semi-finals at 17:30, the host Switzerland facing number 1 seeded England and second seed France facing 4th seed Czech Republic.

England 3-0 Switzerland
Richie Fallows 3-0 Remo Handl         11/4, 11/7, 11/4
Oliver Holland 3-0 Robin Gadola        11/5, 11/5, 11/8
Victoria Temple-Murray 2-0 Celine Walser   11/2, 11/4

France 2-1 Czech Republic
August Dussourd 0-3 Martin Svec                   6/11, 5/11, 11/13
Baptiste Masotti 3-2 Jakub Solnicky 2/11, 11/5, 7/11, 11/4, 11/2
Marie Stephan 3-0 Kristyne Alexova            15/13, 11/5, 12/10

Fri 29th, Team Pools Day Two
Jamie Albert reports

After todays matches in Pools A to D the following countries qualified for the quarter finals taking place tomorrow:

In Pool A England took a clear lead after winning all their matches. For Germany it came down to the last match of the day in their encounter against Ireland which they finally won 2:1. The decisive set in this thrilling final match was no earlier than the fifth.

In Pool B France was similarly successful as England in Pool A, only losing one match. Thereby the French secured their quarter final spot early. Spain only consolidated their spot later today after beating the Belgian team 2:1.

In Pool C host Switzerland won all but one of their matches and safely walked into the quarter finals as well. Italy ensured their quarter final participation by winning against Finland in the second round. This 2:1 victory together with their first 2:1 win against Scotland earlier today rewarded the Italian squad with a quarter final qualification.

In Pool D the Czech Republic and Wales entered tomorrow’s quarter finals as expected. Both teams defeated the Netherlands 3:0 today. Wales won all their matches by also beating Portugal 3:0. The Czech Republic beat Portugal 2:1.

Thu 28th, Team Pools Day One

After the rest day and a sightseeing trip to Zurich the team event of the European Squash Junior U19 Championships was officially declared open by Thomas Troedsson the Vice President of the ESF.

For the start of the team event David Burton arrived. Many years ago David was instrumental in the birth of the junior tournament series for the ESF. Nice to have him here.

In the first round of the morning all the top seeded teams, except Belgium, won their first match. Belgium lost 1:2 to Denmark. Emil Gross could turn the deciding match after being 1:2 down against Tiago Corielly to ensure the first point for the Danish team.

In the second round there were some very close matches. The host Switzerland managed to edge throw against Finland. Manuel Wanner won in the fifth 16:14 against Jami Äijänen inspite of Äijänen having a match ball.

Robin Gadola paved the way for victory with a 3:1 over Kristian Rautiainen after Céline Walser lost to Emilia Soini.

Another match decided in the fifth confirmed the fourth and fifth seeding of Czech Republic and Wales. Roman Svec won in the fifth 11:7 to Emyr Evans.

Last round went recording the seeding with no surprises.

The Stars of Tomorrow         (5&6   3&4   1&2)

#7: Victoria Temple-Murray

Exeter, England

favourite Squashshot: Volley Kill Forehand

Started playing at:
8 but just for fun then competitively at 11 years

Plays: Dunlop

Squash Idol: Alison Waters

Squash should be in the Olympics because…:
it’s a tough, physical but skilful sport, and it’s the best.

The Euro u19 Champs are:
great as you get to play against great players whilst representing your country, which is a great feeling

Favourite food:
Can’t beat a bit of spag bol

The new referee technology is:
a little confusing to start but really good once you get used to it

3 words about Switzerland:
scenic, quiet, lovely

#8: Richie Fallows

London, England

favourite Squashshot: Backhand Volley Drop

Started playing at:
8 years

Plays: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125

Squash Idol: Oliver Holland

Squash should be in the Olympics because…:
the physical demands are so high, very exiting to play and watch.

The Euro u19 Champs are:
fun, exiting, enjoyable

Favourite food:

The new referee technology is:
easy and better for the environment

3 keyword about Switzerland:
clean, safe, cold

Official site

Full Results

The French View

Photos on Facebook

26-March, Individuals Day Four

Girls' Final:

[2] Victoria Temple-Murray (Eng)
3-2 [1] Nele Gilis (Bel)
            10/12, 11/6, 9/11, 11/9, 11/9 (63m)

Boys' Final:

[2] Oliver Holland (Eng) 3-0 [1] Richie Fallows (Eng)
             11/9, 11/5, 11/7 (41m)

Two titles for England
Report from Diego Staub

In the Girls final England’s Victoria Temple-Murray, no. 2 seed, ran out a 3-2 winner against no. 1 seed Nele Gilis from Belgium.

Nele took the first game only for Victroria to draw level in the second. Again in the 3 Nele pushed ahead and Victoria had to fight to take the fourth. In the fith Victoria moved ahead and stayed in front until 9-9, but finally pushed through to break Nele’s resistance and to take the game and the match 10-12, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9.

In the 3rd/4th play-offs Nada Elkalaawy from England took the bronze in a closely contested match against Marie Stephan from France: 7-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-3, 11-5.

The Boys final was an all England affair between the no. 1 seed Richie Fallows and no. 2 seed Oliver Holland. In the English rankings Oliver is the no. 1 and Richie the no. 2 and so it played out in a straight games win for Oliver 11-9, 11-5, 11-7.

Local hero Robin Gadola of Switzerland put in an other high class performance to beat England’s Ashley Davies in the most exciting match for the tournament’s home fans to take the bronze medal and prevent a clean sweep of the medals by England, winning. 12-10 12-10 4-11 11-8


The Stars of Tomorrow         (3&4   1&2)

Manuel Wanner

Zürich, Switzerland

Favourite squashshot: Backhand volley drop

Started playing at:
6 years

Plays: Dunlop

Squash Idol:
Anthony Ricketts

Squash should be in the Olympics because:
it’s a wonderful sport to watch and play

The Euro u19 Champs are: great

Favourite food: Pizza

The new referee technology is:
very good and chilled

3 keywords about Switzerland:
best, nice, good looking women
Emilia Soini

Espoo, Finland

Favourite squashshot:
serve :D

Started playing at:
8 years

Plays: Dunlop

Squash Idol: Nicol David

Squash should be in the Olympics because:
we are true athletes and we deserve to compete in the biggest sport event in the world

The Euro u19 Champs are:
great. There’s a lot of high quality squash and there’s a good atmosphere

Favourite food: chocolate and ice cream

The new referee technology is:
unnecessary, sorry

3 keywords about Switzerland:
chocolate, Roger Federer, the alps
25-March, Individuals Day Three

Girls Semi-Finals:

[1] Nele Gilis (Bel) 3-0 [3/4] Nada Elkalaawy (Eng)
            11-6, 11-9, 11-6 (29m)
[2] Victoria Temple-Murray (Eng) 3-0 Marie Stephan (Fra)
            11-6, 11-2, 11-4 (19m)

Boys Semi-Finals:

[1] Richie Fallows (Eng) 3-2 Robin Gadola (Sui)
           11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6 (69m)
[2] Oliver Holland (Eng) 3-1 [5/8] Ashley Davies (Eng)
           12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4 (71m)

Semi-finals in Switzerland
Philipp Schaller reports

The first girls' semi-final of the day was between Nele Gilis and Nada Elkalaawy.

The top seeded Gilis had a good start into the match and took the first game. The second game was a tougher battle. Nada was mostly ahead, but Nele came back strong to take the second game as well.

In the third Nada’s resistance faded, Nele won the match in straight games and secured here place in tomorrow's final.

The second girls' semi-final between Victoria Temple-Murray and Marie Stephan was a clear affair.

Stephan looked tired and produced many errors. The result after only 20 minutes a convincing 3:0 victory for Victoria.

The first boys' semi-final between Richie Fallows and the Swiss Robin Gadola was a long and dramatic battle.

Robin started well but couldn’t prevent the number one seed taking the first game. The second game was the other way around, Richie with the better start but at the end Robin took the game to the cheers of the home fans.

In the third Richie dominated the game throughout.

With the home crowd behind him Robin pushed hard after a slow start into the fourth game and fought back point for point and forced Richie into a number of errors which won him the fourth game.

The fifth game was similar to the third with Richie always staying ahead and never giving Robin a chance to take the match.

All in all this was a tremendous performance of Robin Gadola.

The second semi-final was an all English affair between Oliver Holland and Ashley Davies. Oliver took a close first game with 12-10. The second was an equally contested game again going to Oliver Holland.

To 3:3 in the third game Oliver managed to contain Ashley before Ashley managed to break away to 7:3 and stayed ahead to take the game 11:9.

Oliver came back at the start of the fourth determined to push to the finish line and took the game to win the match 3:1.

The finals are at 17.30 and 18.15 on Tuesday

Official site

Full Results

The French View

Photos on Facebook

Team Pool Draws

Team Seedings

The Stars of Tomorrow            #1 & 2

#3: Nada Elkalaawy

London, England

favourite Squashshot: Crosscourt Nick

Started playing at:
7 years

Prince Rebel

Squash Idol:
Nicol David

Squash should be in the Olympics because…:
it’s a worldwide sport

The Euro u19 Champs are:
Exciting, enjoyable and a great opportunity to represent your country.

Favourite food: Chicken

The new referee technology is:
very good because it is environmentally friendly

3 keyword about Switzerland: quiet, safe and clean

#4: Robin Gadola

from: Greifensee, Switzerland

favourite Squashshot: hold and drop

Started playing at: 5 years

Plays: Harrow Vapor

Squash Idol: James Willstrop

Squash should be in the Olympics because…:
it’s a great sport.

The Euro u19 Champs are: great

Favourite food: potatoes and meat

The new referee technology is: useful

3 keyword about Switzerland:
best chocolate, ever

Official site

Full Results

The French View

“Really enjoying the tournament so far, everyone is really friendly.

"Liking that they are trying to make the event good for the environment with the electronic score system.

"So far I’ve won all my matches and looking forward to next round.”

24-March, Individuals Day Two

Girls Quarter-Finals:

[1] Nele Gilis
(Bel) 3-2 Lily Taylor (Eng)
          5-11, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7

[3/4] Nada Elkalaawy (Eng) 3-0 [5/8] Anna Kimberley (Eng)
          12-10, 11-9, 11-9

Marie Stephan (Fra) 3-1 [3/4] Emilia Soini (Fin)
           11-8, 11-1, 10-12, 11-5
[2] Victoria T-Murray (Eng) 3-1 [5/8] Tessa Ter Sluis (Ned)
           11-6, 11-9, 8-11, 11-5

Boys Quarter-Finals:

[1] Richie Fallows
(Eng) 3-2 [5/8] Baptiste Masotti (Fra)
            11-6, 4-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9

Robin Gadola (Sui) 3-0 [3/4] Angus Gillams (Eng)
             11-8, 11-9, 11-4

[5/8] Ashley Davies (Eng) 3-0 Jakub Solnicky (Cze)
              11-9, 11-8, 11-7
[2] Oliver Holland (Eng) 3-0 [5/8] Joel Makin (Wal)
              11-4, 11-7, 11-9 

Home hopes still alive in Switzerland
as Stephan and Gadola gatecrash the semis

Two rounds of play today in Langnau as the individual semi-finalists were decided. It was a good day for England, who provide five of last eight players remaining, but there were significant upsets in both draws.

Girls' top seed Nele Gilis had to come from 2-1 down to see off the challege of England's Lily Taylor, and the Belgian now faces further English opposition in the form of 3/4 seed Nada Elkalaawy.

Second seed Victoria Temple-Murray provides English interest in the bottom half of the draw, where where opponent will be France's Marie Stephan who had a great day, first beating 5/8 seed Lucy Beecroft, and following that up with a win over 3/4 seed Emilia Soini in the quarters.

England provide three of the semi-finalists in the Boys' draw.

Top seed Richie Fallows survived a torrid quarter-final against France's Baptiste Masotti who was 9-8 up in the fifth before Fallows took the last three points.

Home favourite Robin Gadola did produce an upset though, beating 3/4 seed Angus Gillams in straight games to reach the semis.

Quite a surprising upset for most of the European scene.

Not so for Swiss Coach Pascal Bruhin. “I was confident he is capable to beat anybody in this draw. So far he performed very well and deserves his spot in the semis”.

The other semi-final will be an all-English affair between Oliver Holland and Ashley Davies who both won their quarter-finals in straight games.

The Stars of Tomorrow
#1: Kristina Alexova

Boskovice, Czech Repulic

favourite Squashshot: Backhand Dropshot

Started playing at:
9 years

Plays: Tecnifibre

Squash Idol: Ramy Ashour & Jan Koukal

Squash should be in the Olympics because…:
it deserves it!

The Euro u19 Champs are:
One of my favourite tournaments

Favourite food: Pasta & Chocolate

The new referee technology is: great

3 keyword about Switzerland:
Roger Federer, Chocolate, Alps
#2: Oliver Holland

Nottingham, England

favourite Squashshot: Cross-court lob

Started playing at:
8 years

Plays: Karakal

Squash Idol:
Simon Parke

Squash should be in the Olympics because…:
it’s a great sport and deserves the recognition.

The Euro u19 Champs are: prestigious

Favourite food: Brazilian

The new referee technology is: easy and efficient

3 keywords about Switzerland:
Swiss army knife

23-Mar, Day One in Langnau
Philipp Schaller reports

There were no surprises in the girls draw the first day of the Euro u19 Champs in Switzerland. All top seeded girls made it to the last 16. Only 5-6 seeded Anna Kimberly from England had to go to five games to win against Céline Walser from Switzerland.

In the boys draw there were some minor upsets.

Lénárd Püski (17-24) from Hungary beats Lyell Fuller (9-12) in a hard fought match in 5 games. André Ergenz from Germany beats Thomas Laursen from Denmark in 4 games. The biggest upset produced the Swiss Manuel Wanner (25-32) in front of his home crowd beating the Portuguese Claudio Pinto (5-6) in 5 breathtaking games. In the next round Wanner is facing his compatriot Robin Gadola. Daniel Poleshchuk from Israel, seeded 3-4, sadly had to retire after his first round match due to injury.

For the first time the Visual Reality Referee system and LiveScore has been used. The referees are using a tablet, the score is shown on TV screens at the back of the courts anddraws and  the scores are streamed in real time to the internet [linked from the Draws & Results Pages]

We are looking forward to some great quarter finals tomorrow in Langnau.

Official site

Latest Results

The French View

Individual Draws

Top 16 Seeds

Team Draws

Today we all wore black armbands to show our respects to a fellow English junior who passed away recently, Harry Faulkner.

As a team, we wanted to do something that would be a sign of respect to Harry and we felt the armbands would be a sensible way to mark that and we all wore them for our first matches at the European Championships.

Our thoughts are with Harry's family and friends at this tough time.


RIP Harry Faulkner

from all of the England Junior Team in Zurich.

Gilis and Fallows top seeds
for Euro U19 Champs

Preview from Philipp Schaller

Around 110 players from 16 countries are set to participate in the European U19 Individual Championships 2013, taking place from 23rd to 26th of March in Langnau, near Zurich in Switzerland.

For the second time the Tennis & Squash Center Sihltal in Langnau a. A. is hosting this event.

In the 2006 edition the winners were Camille Serme or France and Simon Rösner of Germany, both now well established in the top echelons of the senior professional ranks.

Nele Gilis from Belgium and Richie Fallows from England are the top seeds, with the other top four seeds being: Girls: Victoria Temple-Murray (Eng), Nada Elkalaawy (Eng), Emilia Soini (Fin). Boys: Oliver Holland (Eng), Angus Gillams ( Eng), Daniel Poleshchuk (Isr)

For the Team Championships, starting 28th of March, the following 19 teams have entered:

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales.

Official site

Latest Results

Individual Draws

Top 16 Seeds

Team Draws

2012 Event  |  2011 Event  |  2010 Event  |  2009 Event
2008 Event | 2007 Event | 2006 Event

©2014 SquashSite