The Memorial Centre, East Common, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 7AD
|Gerrards Cross Squash Club|
|Honours Board - 2012|
|Club Champion||T Loran||S Hefferman|
|Summer Handicap Champion||R Rickman||D Scott|
|Winter Handicap Champion||T Loran||R Chandra|
|Summer Handicap Plate||P Adams||A Youngs|
|Winter Handicap Plate||R Patrick||N Patel|
|Veterans' Champion||S Hefferman||I Swallow|
|Winter Points Champion||R Fisher||M de Semlyen/T Ryan|
|League 6+ Tournament||G Fowler||I Nunn|
The crowd at Gerrards Cross Squash Club were treated to a terrific spectacle in the Ken Hewison Winter Handicap Final on Sunday 11 March as tournament new boy Trevor Loran beat Rishi Chandra in a thrilling match that went all the way to 100 - 99.
The match started with Rishi, a league 1 regular, on 90 points and Trevor back on 60. Rishi picked up a few points early on before Trevor started to pile on the pressure with some excellent squash. Rishi was no pushover however and played his part well scoring just enough points to keep in the hunt for the title. A late flurry of points set up a thrilling finish and saw Rishi almost claim victory before Trevor finally took the spoils with a judicious nick.
Trevor had previously shown his pedigree with back to back wins over Ian Swallow and Rory Fisher, both league 1 stalwarts.
It was an immensely satisfying end to a very enjoyable tournament that had attracted 32 entrants (a pleasingly round number and a power of 2). It encompassed more than the usual amount of drama with one quarter finalist playing with cracked ribs and another having to withdraw due to his wife going into labour!
In the plate final of the Ken Hewison Winter Handicap Tournament, Richard Patrick beat Naren Patel in a good tight match with neither player ever enjoying a lead of more than 3 points. The competitors, who both play in league 4 of the March 2012 leagues, started level on 70 points and after a good solid game, Richard reached the 100 mark with Naren on 98.