VA Squash beat Maryland Squash and National Capital Squash to win the Inter-district team tournament held at the University Club of Washington DC on May 13, 2023. Six-player teams from each district competed for the Inter-District Trophy. VA Squash tied against NCS 3-3 in match wins; however, won based on 11-10 individual game wins. Maryland Squash defeated NCS 6-0, while they lost to VA Squash 4-2. The National Capital District team included players from The University Club, Squash on Fire, and One Life McLean. Brian O' Connel served as the referee. All participants unanimously agreed to have this event in the 2023-2024 squash season as well. Many thanks to The University Club of DC for hosting the event.
Preparation is afoot to follow up on the NCS vs. VA Squash team tournament held in the Fall of 2022 at the Virginia Country Club in Richmond. The next inter-district tournament will be on May 13th, 2023, at the University Club of Washington, DC. We expect Maryland Squash to join the event for the spring edition and make it a three-way competition. Each team comprises five members of various US Squash ratings paired with similarly rated opponents. If you are interested in playing, you can sign up here.
Some of the best women's squash players in the world and future stars will compete from March 14-18th, 2023 at the St. James sports complex. Six of the world's top 50 players are in the draw, which also features Team USA's Marina Stefanoni, who plays #1 for Harvard and is one of our nation's rising stars. Tickets for all rounds start at just $10 and can be purchased here
Three NCS juniors, GU13s Isabella Tang and Trinity Moshi and BU11 Eric Tang, were selected to represent Team USA in the British Junior Open, considered the top annual junior tournament in the world. Isabella and Trinity took 7th and 9th place in a draw of 48 of the world's top girls, an incredible finish. Eric took 6th place in a draw with over 40 of the top boy's players. Congratulations to all three of them for their selection to Team USA and their top 10 finishes! Congratulations also to Ronny Vlassaks, the Squash On Fire Director of Squash, for his selection as a Team USA coach for the BU15s competing in this tournament.
National Capital Squash’s “DC Aces” won the Howe Cup in November after a dramatic final win over defending champions Philadelphia “International Love” at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. 250 women competed across four divisions in the eighty-eighth edition of the Howe Cup Women’s Team Championship, the largest annual women’s squash tournament in the United States. The “A” division with the top teams culminated in a dramatic final between the top two seeds, with the Philadelphia team considered a strong favorite. The match began with a win for Philadelphia, but DC’s Ineta Mackevica leveled the score with a win at the No. 1 position. Isabel Young put DC ahead with a incredible five-game comeback win after being 2-1 down against Anne Madeira in the No. 5 position. Captain Margaret Gerety followed Young and clinched the title 11-9 in the fifth against … Continue Reading ››
The inaugural National Capital Squash vs Virginia Squash team competition was held in November in Richmond, Virginia. Team NCS won 3 matches while Virginia Squash won 1. One match was abandoned due to injury. Robert Gyenes accepted the plaque on behalf of the National Capital Squash team. Many thanks to NCS member Ahmar Abbas and John Patton of Virginia Squash for organizing the teams and event.
National Capital Squash (NCS) is pleased to announce a scholarship program to encourage high school varsity or club teams to participate in the US SQUASH 2023 National High School Championships. The High School Championships offers divisions for teams at all skill levels. Even if your team has never played in a team tournament, you will be placed in a division that should provide good competition. There are up to two scholarships for up to two teams. Each scholarship would be for up to $1500 to pay for entry fees and a portion of other expenses. Here are the eligibility requirements:
- The school has not sent any team to any prior US SQUASH High School Championship.
- The team must have played team matches recorded in the US SQUASH database against other teams (ideally, at least four such matches prior to the seeding of the High School Championship).
- A team must have at least … Continue Reading ››
Save the dates of February 16-20 for this exciting professional squash event at Squash On Fire. Ticket information is coming soon. This tournament features draws for both men and women.
Isabella Tang, Akaisha Bhatia and Trinity Moshi combined to take an incredible three of the top ten places at the US Junior Open, the toughest junior tournament in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most difficult in the world. Isabella took 6th, with Akaisha right behind at 7-8 and Trinity at 10th. Congratulations to each of them on their incredible accomplishment! Congratulations also to the following National Capital Squash (NCS) juniors who earned notable finishes at the same tournament: BU11 Eric Tang, 11-12th place; BU13 Zachary Ingber, 21-24th place in a draw of 72; BU15 Arjith Mathew, 33rd place in a draw of 128; GU15 Calla Yim, 18th place in a draw of 88; GU15 Makeda Moshi, 25-32; GU15 Elise Kang, 25-32