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Chippenham Player Wins the Inaugural Butcombe Race of Champions

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For what we believe is the first time in our history, Chew Valley Squash Club has held an open tournament.  The first in a series of tournaments, Series 1 of the Butcombe Race of Champions ran from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September 2017 and was held at the Chew Valley Leisure Centre.


There were entrants from across the South West and spectators were treated to a feast of squash.  The knock-out rounds started on the Thursday night and continued into the Friday, with the semi-finals and the final being played on the Saturday.


The standard of the squash was superb at all levels and culminated in an awesome battle of youth versus experience in the Grand Final.  In the end, experience won the day with Steve Wakefield from Chippenham taking the title 3-0 against CVSC’s own Joey Williams. The plate competition, for first round losers, was won by CVSC’s Dan Spinney, also 3-0 in the final against Gareth Thomas.


New Chairman, Brian Pate said “it was great to see so many quality players entering our first ever open tournament - bodes well for the future.  Thanks go out to all who entered, the organisers and the sponsors Butcombe Brewing Co, Elite Mobility and The Pelly, Chew Magna.  Roll on the next tournament!”


There’s more in the pipeline too.  Not content with this being their first ever open tournament, we are going in at the deep end and holding a linked series of tournaments across the 2017/18 squash season, culminating in the Series Finale next year.  The next round, Series 2, is planned for December - so look out for the dates.


The points and ranking after Series 1 are shown below:

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