European U15 & U17 Junior SquashTeam Championships

The Luxembourg National Junior Teams U15 and U17 travelled to Malmo, Sweden for the European Team Championships U15/U17.
The Team Managers were Jordi Ruiz-Kaiser and Céline Ancelet-David, with the National Coach Mark Andrew Burke rounding out the management of the team.
The trip was very easy, flight to Copenhagen and then a train ride to Malmo (over the bridge between Denmark and Sweden) – where a short walk to the hotel was all that was needed to find our accommodation.

Team Luxembourg achieved 19th Place in both U15 and U17. Great result for a fast-developing country!

U15 TEAM: Amir Samimi, Matéo David, Raphael Magron, Maya Darlington, Lydie Wykes-Tempelman
U17 TEAM: Corey McMahon, Jordi Ruiz-Kaiser, Maria Ruiz-Kaiser.

ETC3 2018 in Riga, Latvia

A record number of teams, 27, participated in the European Team Championship Division 3 in Riga from 25 April through 28 April, 2018. The Championship was held in Pepsi center, the largest squash club in Latvia with 8 squash courts. 9 women’s teams and 18 men’s teams combined 133 squash players from 20 countries.

Luxembourg played with the following teams:

Men:  Mark RADLEY, Sanjay RAVAL, Arnaud MASSET, Kyllian HEBBELINCK, Guillaume PLANCKE
Women: Iulia BUCUR, Françoise DONVEN, Daniela ARCONE, Michèle MEYER

Here are the final positions of both teams: Men 11th, Women 7th

European Team Championships – Day 4

Pour la dernière journée de compétition, l’équipe a failli battre la Russie mais s’incline finalement 3-1.

Danny s’incline 11-13 dans le 5ème jeu après avoir eu une balle de match. Daniel, malchanceux dans le dernier point, perd aussi en 5 manches.

Niall prend un jeu et Mark gagne 3-1 après 4 balles de match.

Finalement un bon tournoi pour Luxembourg !

European Team Championships – Day 3

Une belle victoire de notre équipe nationale aujourd’hui contre Monaco !

Malgré un départ plus lent qu’hier, Danny a réussi progressivement à monter son niveau de jeu. Un troisième jeu à oublier pour revenir de plus belle dans le quatrième. Niall, toujours nerveux, n’a pas été en mesure de montrer son meilleur squash mais s’incline cependant de justesse dans la dernière manche. Belle victoire très serrée de Daniel qui a su montrer ce qu’il est capable de faire sur un court de squash. Encore une fois Mark a rempli son contrat.   Pour la dernière journée demain, Luxembourg affronte une nouvelle fois la Russie pour la 5ème place de la 3ème division et n’aura rien à perdre !

European Team Championships – Days 1 & 2

Notre équipe nationale a commencé le championnat à Amsterdam par une courte défaite 3-1 contre la Russie. Danny et Niall perdent leur rencontre 3-0, Mark gagne 3-2 et Daniel perd malheureusement 3-2 (12-10) dans le 5ème jeu.

Pour la deuxième journée, nos joueurs ont battu l’Estonie 3-1. Danny gagne 3-1 de belle manière, Mark 3-0 et Niall a bien réagi dans le 5ème en gagnant 3-2 après avoir mené 2 jeux à rien.

Pour la 3ème rencontre et la deuxième de la journée, le coach national Daniel Verhoeven a décidé de faire souffler Niall en permettant à Guillaume de jouer son premier match pour Luxembourg. Les norvégiens étaient beaucoup trop forts pour espérer un autre résultat (défaite 3-0).

Demain matin, nos joueurs vont affronter Monaco pour les places 5 à 8.

(de gauche à droite: Guillaume Plancke, Mark Radley, Daniel Verhoeven, Niall Woodger, Daniel Kaiser, Danny Hutchines)

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ETC 2012 – Day 4

Luxembourg finishes 4th

After losing for the 2nd time of the tournament against Norway, Luxembourg finishes at a good 4th place! Ukraine wins with a 4-0 victory against Poland, and here are the other final positions: 3rd Norway, 4th Luxembourg, 5th Croatia, 6th Gibraltar, 7th Malta, 8th Cyprus, 9th Turkey, 10th Lithuania.

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Luxembourg – Norway 0-4

Sanjay RAVALKim Are KILLINGBERG  6-11 6-11 3-11
Niall WOODGERKristian SOLHAUG  10-12 8-11 6-11
Daniel KAISER – Ronny AASBø 6-11 7-11 4-11
Daniel HUTCHINESEdvard HEGBOM 11-9 9-11 11-9 10-12 6-11

 

ETC 2012 – Day 3

Luxembourg plays for bronze!

After losing to Norway 3-1 this morning, Luxembourg finished 2nd of their pool, and played against top-seed Ukraine in the semis.

Ukraine was too strong for us, beating us 4-0. This means that Luxembourg will play for 3rd or 4th place tomorrow, while Ukraine plays the finals against Poland!

Norway – Luxembourg 3-1

Kim Are KILLINGBERG – Sanjay RAVAL 11-8 11-6 11-6        
Kristian SOLHAUG – Niall WOODGER 5-11 3-11 11-8 1-11        
Ronny AASBø – Daniel KAISER 11-7 11-6 11-7
Edvard HEGBOM – Daniel HUTCHINES 11-4 9-11 11-9 6-11 11-8

Semi-Final: Ukraine 4-0 Luxembourg

Ruslan Sorochynskyi 3-1 Sanjay Raval  11/7, 11/6, 4/11, 11/3
Konstantyn Ryblchenko 3-0 Niall Woodger  11/9, 11/8 rtd
Denys Podvoryni 3-0 Daniel Kaiser 11/2, 11/3, 11/5
Valerii Fedoruk 3-0 Daniel Hutchines 15/13, 11/4, 11/5

ETC 2012 – Day 2

Good result for Luxembourg!

Day 2 for Luxembourg started off very positively with a 4-0 win against turkey. Mark Radley (age 15) making his ETC debut getting a 3-1 win at number 4 and Sanjay, Niall and Danny following with 3-0 wins.

Next came a big test for Luxembourg playing number 2 seed Gibraltar. Danny kicked things off with a strong performance winning 3-0 leaving little room for his opponent to get past him. Daniel started off his match very positively going 2-0 up with solid squash. Gibraltar came back fighting and won the next two sets, working very hard for every point and retrieving everything! Fifth set was going to be tight, in the end Gibraltar came through – a very good fight from their side!
Sanjay had a very tough game at number one. Sanjay started off with lots of energy and going 1-0 up. Brindle from Gibraltar came back with very disciplined squash making few errors And moving Sanjay all over the court, winning the next two sets. Sanjay dug deep to fight in the fourth and managed to take it too five sets, but Brindle was too strong in the end with more energy left.
Niall was last on court and produced a very convincing performance, playing tight squash and making his opponent work every rally. Niall went 2-0 up and a very tight third set which could have gone either way, eventually went Nialls way with a tie break win.
So a final score of 2-2 with Gibraltar sets up a big match with Norway tomorrow to decide who will top the group!!

Turkey – Luxembourg 0-4

Huseyin GUMUS –  Sanjay RAVAL 4-11 11-13 2-11    (0:25)
Uzay AYSEVNiall WOODGER 3-11 4-11 3-11 (0:12)
Ergul YILMAZERDaniel HUTCHINES 9-11 5-11 4-11 (0:18)
Atilla MUSTAFAOGLUMark RADLEY 9-11 8-11 11-9 5-11   

 

Gibraltar – Luxembourg 2-2 (6-10)

Anthony BRINDLE  – Sanjay RAVAL   5-11 11-3 13-11 6-11 11-4
Christian NAVAS   –  Niall WOODGER   3-11 8-11 14-16
Steven SCHACALUGA – Daniel KAISER   2-11 7-11 11-9 11-5 11-8    
Colin DAVIS – Daniel HUTCHINES    5-11 3-11 3-11    0-1

 

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