Smith and Hogg secure squash club championship honours

Lerwick Squash Club’s season came to an end with the club championships on Monday evening, where the overall winners were Joan Smith and Ramsay Hogg.

There was a good turnout from both the women’s and men’s sections and the former was played with the best of three games in round robin style and traditional scoring up to nine points.

Joan Smith dominated the women’s competition, winning each of her games 2-0 against Leanne Jamieson, Hannah Garrick and Maria Strachan. The other games were quite evenly matched.

Smith is representing Scotland tonight and tomorrow as a member of the over-35 Scottish women’s team at Cardiff.

The men’s competition was played in two groups with the best of three games in round robin style and American scoring up to 15 points. There was a variety of age range from junior up to veteran players.

The winner of each group, Ramsay Hogg and Andy Bilton, came together for the fast and furious men’s final over the best of five games. Bilton took the first game 15-12 and the following two games were close. However, Hogg made a final burst of energy and took the title with 15-9,15-12,15-5 scores.

A spokesman said the Lerwick Squash Club would like to thank all the refereeing volunteers, committee teamwork, and competitors Joan Smith, Leanne Jamieson, Hannah Garrick,

Maria Strachan, Joe Spence, Garry Spence, Bill Stubbings, Paul Hargreaves, Andy Bilton and Ramsay Hogg. It was all very enjoyable and much appreciated.

The club would like to invite everybody to the new 2010/11 season, starting with open club nights on Monday evenings from 20th September, 7-9pm. All abilities and all ages are welcome.


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