Squash club Challenge trophy with record number of teams

Friday, October 21, 2011, 9:28

With the sport of squash still on a high from its successful haul of 4 gold medals in the last Games of the Small States of Europe held in Liechtenstein, the squash club challenge trophy has now a record of 4 teams participating namely, Cynergi Health and Fitness Club, LivingWell Health Club, Marsa Sports Club and this years new entry Union Club.

Each team will comprise of seven players of which two will be of an ‘A’ standard (experienced players), two from a ‘B’ standard (players with some experience) and three ‘C’ players (with little or no experience).

Each player will be ranked accordingly from one to seven within the team and will play against their matched counterpart from other teams making this challenge extremely balanced and interesting to watch.

Last year's Cynergi squash team

Last year's Cynergi squash team

The entire challenge will be spread over eight months with each venue hosting twice. This year’s challenge will hit off on Saturday 29th October from 1300 onwards at LivingWell, last years trophy winners. The first round will finish in January with the second round just finishing prior to the Malta Open.

The Squash Club Challenge team captains comprising of Nigel Dunkerley (Cynergi), Christer Gustafsson (LivingWell), Robert Sultana (Marsa) and Liz Said (Union Club) said:
“The aim of the competition is to enjoy playing squash as a team made up of players of different levels against players of same level from other clubs, with the emphasis on the social and sporting aspect of the event. The rules and regulations are very similar to those hosted at national level with a plus point, after the event every player will be able to unwind and talk about the games as each hosting team is in charge of organizing a social event. After last years success in revitalizing the team event we are now positive that this Club Challenge will remain a regular fixture in the Maltese Squash Calendar. This has not only helped to boost the game of squash in general for the clubs but to promote a healthy, fun way of living in a very social environment”.

All match days are open to the public and anyone interested in joining is urged to contact their respective club.

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