Gill Takes Men’s Knockout

Gala Squash Club Results – Club Championship Final 2014

What better way to burn off the excess Christmas weight than an action packed game of squash, and that was just for the spectators.  For finalists Andy GIll and Ian Chalmers it was a much more intense affair.  After a series of delays due to holidays and injuries the 2014 final eventually got under way; Andy Gill, the 2012 runner-up, had impressed on his road to the final having whitewashed his previous opponents – John Sharratt and Del Sharratt 3-0 in the 1/4 finals and Semi Final respectively; The youthful Ian Chalmers was playing in his first tournament final at the Squash Club and was confident of an upset.  But Andy’s superiority shone through as he claimed the title – again without dropping a game (3-0).  Ian Chalmers was on the backfoot from the start and lost the first game 9-4, during the second game Ian showed some improvement with amazing agility and movement but several unforced errors eventually lost him the game 9-6, in the third game the difference was consistency as every one of Andy’s shots seemed to find the back corners and he took the game 9-3.

The Match umpire Del Sharratt said after the match “It was a difficult match to keep track of as the players were so fast and there was a lot of tit-for-tat serving as it was Server only Scores”.

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Andy Gill beat Ian Chalmers 3-0 (9-4, 9-6, 9-3)