Several National Capital Squash competitors played deep in the draw at the first World Masters held in the USA. Alister Walker, the head pro at The St. James, turned in the top result in reaching the final of the 39-player Mens 35+. After not dropping a game on the way to the final, he battled Laurens Jan Anjema, former world #9, to four games.
Margaret Gerety reached the semis of the Womens 35+, where she ran into Lauren Briggs, former World #18 and the eventual winner of the division.
Steve Hufford reached the round of 16 in the 80-player Men’s 60+, where he put up a good fight against the eventual winner.
Carole Grunberg won the consolation of the Women’s 60+ after losing a tough five-game match to one of the semifinalists.
The event attracted 800 players from around the world to the McArthur Squash Center at the Boar’s Head Resort, July 29-August 4, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The event offered competition in nineteen different age divisions, from ages 35+ to 80+.