European Team Championship 2008 – sponsored by CITCO

Good news from Amsterdam…
Luxembourg beats Ukraine 3-1

picture taken from www.squashsite.co.uk

In an impressive start to the European team squash championships Luxembourg men won their first pool game against Ukraine 3-1.
Ukraine the highest ranked team in the group are seeded number 20 but the Luxembourg team were in contol from the beginning. Nathan Sneyd and Sanjay Raval both won 3-0. Stephane Ayache had a difficult time against a strong Ukraine number 3. He fought back gamely in the 2nd and 3rd sets but in the end went down 3-0.
The number 4 string match provided the closest match of the tie, Danny Hutchines for Luxembourg coming back to win 10-8 in the 5th having earlier been 2-1 down.
Luxembourg now look forward to the next pool match against Latvia, seeded 23. Luxemboug now have high hopes of winning the group from an unseeded position. 

Sneyd beat Dolinich (9/5 9/1 9/1)
Raval beat Shandybin (9/5 9/3 9/5)      
Ayache lost Sherbakov( 4/9 7/9 8/10)   
Hutchines beat Rybalchenko ( 9/1 6/9 3/9 9/3 10/8)

tournament website:  www.etcsquash2008.nl        

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European Team Championship 2008 – sponsored by CITCO

It has been more than 10 years since Luxembourg competed in The European Squash Team Championships (ETC). This year the Fédération de Squash Luxembourgeoise (FSL) has entered a men’s team for the Championships which is great news for the squash community in and around Luxembourg. The Championships will take place in the Frans Otten Stadium, Amsterdam from April 30th – May 3rd 2008.
This will be the biggest ETC tournament in history, with 27 men’s teams participating. The National teams, both men & women, have had success in recent years in the European Small Nations Squash Tournament. For the past two years both teams have claimed first place in the tournament which includes Malta, Monaco, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Cyprus. Winning both titles in 2006 when the tournament was hosted by Luxembourg was a major breakthrough and also a first as no other country had previousy won both titles at the same tournament. Not content with this success, the men’s team will be looking to raise their standard to the next level and compete with the best teams in Europe.
Not only are the top European teams among the best in the world (with England & France being ranked 1st & 3rd respectively) but many of them include some of the best individual players in the world. This will certainly be a tough task for a Nation as small as Luxembourg but the team is relishing the prospect of playing against such admirable talent.

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European Team Championship 2008 – sponsored by CITCO

The prospects for Luxembourg

Due to not competing for such a long time and having no players competing on the Professional Squash Association Tour (PSA), Luxembourg has not been seeded. The official draw  has placed the team in a pool with (seedings in brackets) Ukraine (20) and Latvia (23) in the first phase of the tournament. The teams in this pool are in the First Division (as opposed to the Premier Division which includes  the highest ranked teams ).
Should we finish 1st, we will be playing off for positions 13 -20 as well as promotion to the Premier Division. This would put Luxembourg in a play-off section with three more knock-out matches to play. Should we finish in 2nd or 3rd place in the pool, we will be playing off for positions 21-28. Ukraine and Latvia represent unknown quantities for the Luxembourg team, and are sure to provide stiff opposition.
Success would then mean matches against the likes of Italy (13), Austria (14), Hungary (15) or Belgium (16) and in all of these countries, squash is well-developed, with a big pool of players to choose from, so an even bigger challenge would be guaranteed.

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CITCO

Citco Fund Services is a division of the Citco Group and is the largest independent administrator of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds in the world with offices worldwide.

The Citco Luxembourg office currently has over 70 employees who mainly work in the Fund Accounting and Investor Relations departments. We offer the chance to develop your career, including the possibility to relocate to another office and multiple training opportunities. We are a young, dynamic and fast growing company with an informal company culture.

For further information, visit our website www.citco.com/funds or contact Emma Fraser at efraser@citco.com.

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European Team Championship 2008

Federation anounces conclusion of a sponsorship deal  with CITCO to send the mens’ team to the European Championships.
 
The Squash Federation is pleased to announce that a mens’ team will be representing Luxembourg at the European Championships in Amsterdam from 30th April to 3rd May. This prestigious Championship (http://etcsquash2008.nl) will see many of the world’s top players in action and the Luxembourg team will be trying to build on the recent successes in the Small Nations’ tournament.
 
The participation of the team has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of CITCO Fund Services, the largest independent administrator of hedge funds and funds of hedge funds in the world with offices worldwide, including Luxembourg.
 
The build-up to the Championships, and the results will be featured on the FSL web-site.

Here are the players nominated for the European Team Championships 2008:

  • AYACHE Stéphane
  • HUTCHINES  Daniel
  • KAISER  Daniel
  • PAULI  Vincent
  • RAVAL  Sanjay
  • SNEYD  Nathan

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Standings (2007-2008)

Classements fin des play-offs HOMMES

CHAMPION

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

Arlon 1

9

8

27

9

90

42

41

0

1

2

Sandweiler 1

9

6

19

16

65

58

31

0

1

3

Angels 1

9

3

13

21

55

73

17

0

3

4

Ettelbruck 1

9

1

11

24

46

83

11

0

2

NATIONALE

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

Lazy Lob

10

8

32

8

101

43

48

0

0

2

Communities

10

8

30

6

94

28

46

2

0

3

Arlon 2

10

6

21

15

73

58

33

0

0

4

Pétange 1

10

4

15

25

65

80

23

0

2

5

Dexia 1

10

2

12

28

43

94

16

1

1

6

EIB 1

10

1

6

34

34

107

8

1

2

DIVISION 1

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

Sandweiler 2

10

9

32

8

105

47

50

0

0

2

Angels 2

10

8

31

9

102

33

47

0

0

3

Ettelbruck 2

10

6

25

15

89

57

39

0

0

4

Arlon 3

10

4

21

19

76

63

31

0

1

5

Angels 3

10

1

7

33

31

108

7

1

0

6

EIB 2

10

1

4

36

19

112

6

2

3

DIVISION 2

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

Sandweiler 3

10

8

29

11

99

52

44

0

0

2

Pétange 2

10

8

27

13

92

48

42

0

0

3

Bastogne 1

10

7

26

14

89

58

40

0

0

4

Ettelbruck 3

10

5

18

22

65

78

28

1

0

5

Arlon 4

10

2

12

28

55

95

16

0

0

6

Dexia 2

10

1

8

32

36

105

10

1

3

DIVISION 3

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

Sandweiler 4

10

5

22

10

69

37

32

0

1

2

Pétange 3

10

6

23

9

72

35

31

0

2

3

Bastogne 2

10

6

19

13

60

40

31

0

0

4

Arlon 5

10

3

12

20

43

62

18

1

0

5

Dexia 3

10

0

4

28

15

85

4

2

1

6

Pétange 4*

10

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

1

* Forfait général

Classements semaine 10

HOMMES

DIV. NATIONALE

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

ARLON 1

10

8

30

10

96

48

46

0

1

2

SANDWEILER 1

10

6

23

17

78

62

35

0

0

3

ETTELBRUCK 1

10

7

21

19

72

71

35

0

1

4

ANGELS 1

10

5

19

21

76

76

29

0

0

5

COMMUNITIES

10

4

20

20

76

71

28

0

0

6

LAZY LOB 

10

0

7

33

40

110

7

0

1

DIVISION 1

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

ARLON 2

10

8

28

12

80

48

44

0

0

2

PETANGE 1

10

9

25

15

87

50

43

0

1

3

E.I.B. 1

10

5

23

17

80

67

33

0

0

4

DEXIA 1

10

5

22

18

74

71

32

0

0

5

SANDWEILER 2

10

2

12

28

57

89

16

0

0

6

ETTELBRUCK 2

10

1

10

30

46

99

12

0

1

DIVISION 2

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

ARLON 3

10

9

35

5

107

32

53

0

0

2

ANGELS 2

10

9

27

13

93

52

41

0

2

3

ANGELS 3

10

5

19

21

70

73

29

0

1

4

E.I.B. 2

10

3

13

27

46

90

19

1

0

5

BASTOGNE 1

10

2

14

26

57

84

18

0

0

6

ETTELBRUCK 3

10

2

12

28

46

88

16

1

1

DIVISION 3

Matchs

Rencontres

Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

PETANGE 2

10

9

35

5

106

22

53

0

1

2

SANDWEILER 3

10

8

28

12

79

41

44

0

0

3

ARLON 4

10

6

24

16

72

48

36

0

0

4

DEXIA 2

10

5

19

21

66

67

29

1

0

5

BASTOGNE 2

10

1

8

32

27

91

10

1

0

6

ARLON 5

10

1

6

34

18

99

8

0

0

DIVISION 4

Matchs

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Jeux

Points

Forfaits

Incom-

joués

gagnés

gagnées

perdues

gagnés

perdus

plets

1

PETANGE 3

7

7

24

4

75

17

38

0

0

2

SANDWEILER 4

7

5

20

8

63

27

30

1

0

3

PETANGE 4

8

4

19

13

63

41

27

0

1

4

DEXIA 3

8

2

9

23

28

74

13

2

1

5

BASTOGNE 3

8

1

4

28

15

85

6

0

2

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Champion (2007-2008)

Rencontres

Résultats

Matchs

Jeux

Points

A1

Arlon 1

vs

Angels 1

3 – 1

9 – 4

109 – 71

Sandweiler 1

vs

Ettelbruck 1

2 – 2

8 – 7

96 – 98

A2

Arlon 1

vs

Sandweiler 1

4 – 0

12 – 1

116 – 45

Ettelbruck 1

vs

Angels 1

1 – 3

6 – 9

93 – 100

A3

Ettelbruck 1

vs

Arlon 1

0 – 4

3 – 12

77 – 121

Sandweiler 1

vs

Angels 1

3 – 1

9 – 4

101 – 79

R1

Arlon 1

vs

Angels 1

3 – 1

11 – 4

118 – 71

Sandweiler 1

vs

Ettelbruck 1

4 – 0

12 – 0

108 – 35

R2

Angels 1

vs

Arlon 1

0 – 4

7- 12

115 – 137

Ettelbruck 1

vs

Sandweiler 1

2 – 2

7 – 9

87 – 119

R3

Arlon 1

vs

Ettelbruck 1

2 – 2

8 – 6

89 – 75

Angels 1

vs

Sandweiler 1

2 – 1

7 – 4

82 – 70

A1

Sandweiler 1

vs

Arlon 1

3 – 1

9 – 6

104 – 91

Angels 1

vs

Ettelbruck 1

4 – 0

12 – 2

119 – 52

A2

Arlon 1

vs

Sandweiler 1

4 – 0

12 – 1

127 – 55

Ettelbruck 1

vs

Angels 1

2 – 1

8 – 5

105 – 77

A3

Arlon 1

vs

Ettelbruck 1

2 – 2

8 – 7

98 – 93

Sandweiler 1

vs

Angels 1

4 – 0

12 – 3

125 – 75

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Women’s squash league 2008

Hello ladies,

Excellent news for women squash in Luxembourg, SquashLogic represented by Nathan Sneyd is organising a women league starting

Thursday 17 January 2008

at Topsquash in Sandweiler. Here are some of the details about the competition.

  • the matches are played on Thursday evenings from 19.20 – 21.20 hrs
  • there would be 6 teams of 3 players
  • the teams are made by the organiser
  • the scoring system used is a point a rally (PAR) to 15 points, best of 5 games
  • there would be 7 weeks of competition (17.1, 24.1, 31.1, 14.2, 21.2, 28.2, 6.3)
  • players are not required to be a Topsquash member
  • there is a fee of 30 euros per player to participate
  • at the end of the competition there will be a price giving for all the participants
  • a player does not need to be available every week

For further information and to enter the competition please contact Nathan Sneyd at ns@squashlogic.lu .

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