On the 15th of December, there will be a day of squash at Stourport Tennis and Squash club, to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of Mick Rawlins.
From 1pm - 4pm, Ollie Rawlins will be doing a “challenge a pro” event, where people will pay £5 to play Ollie for 15 mins with a substantial head start and if they win, Ollie will match it. There will be a sheet with time slots at the squash courts if you’d like to guarantee a game.
After this, from 4:30pm there will be a team game which will consist of only Rawlins/Grangers against some of Worcestershire’s best!
Tickets will be £5, you will get a ticket if you have played me before too. Players will be coming from all over (even as far as Australia) so there will be some good squash and hopefully be a good laugh. As you all know Mick lived and breathed the squash club and I’ve
wanted to do something special in his memory for a while and I hope you can all come and watch!
If you want to book a slot to play Ollie then please call him on 07399 352235
No5 Barristers Chambers
National Club Championships 2018/19
Dear Club Manager/Squash and Racketball Captains,
Please find attached the entry forms for the No5 Barristers Chambers National Club Championships 2018/19.
Last season 95 clubs entered teams, which culminated in an amazing finals weekend, where Edgbaston Priory Club became the Men’s Champions & Pontefract, became the Women’s Champions.
Champions in the other categories were -
Bexley – Mixed O35 Champions
Colets – Mixed O45 Champions
Colets – Mixed O55 Champions
Bishop Stortford - Non-County Player Champions
Surbiton – Racketball Champions
Hallamshire – Mixed Junior Champions
Edgbaston Priory Club (Men) and Pontefract (Women), plus Edgbaston Priory Club (2017 European Club Champions – Women’s), will be representing England at the 2018 European Club Championships taking place in Eindhoven in September.
Edgbaston Priory Club, have been organising the No5 Barristers Chambers National Club Championships since 2015 but this will be our 5th and final year of organising this wonderful event. We would like to thank No5 Barristers Chambers - who have supported the event and helped it to grow - to every club who has entered, all the team organisers, managers, fans and now friends of these championships.
We will be passing the baton of running the championships on to another club/organisation for the 2019/2020 season and we wish whoever takes it on our very best wishes. For our last season as hosts Edgbaston Priory Club would like to put on the largest Championships so far, so please pass on the entry form to other clubs and county associations.
Michael Harris will be the Tournament Director. He can be contacted via email on
There are 8 categories, Men’s, Women’s, Mixed O35, Mixed O45, Mixed O55, , Men’s Racketball, Men’s Non County Player and the Mixed Junior* (*new rules apply)
The winners of the Men’s & Women’s Event will be eligible to represent England at the European Club Championship 2019’s.
The format for the National Club Championships 2018/19 will be dependent on entry numbers. If possible, we will run regional group stages, with the winners moving into a knockout stage.
Teams that qualify will compete at the Finals weekend, which will take place at Edgbaston Priory Club on Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th April 2019.
Please find enclosed an entry form and regulations for the above tournament. If you do not deal with such matters please pass onto the relevant person within the club.
If you have any queries regarding the competition please email
Please note that entries close Monday 24th September 2018 and we look forward to receiving your entry.
~~~~~ Stourbridge Open 2018 ~~~~~
Get this one in your diary folks as it's going to be a big weekend. In conjunction with St Paddys day and the Six Nations we have a weekend jam packed of sports and Saturday night entertainment from the 16th until the 18th March
~~~~~ The Squash ~~~~~
A grade will be run as a PSA Closed Sat running from Friday 16th - Sunday 18th. Prize money will be announced at a later date.
B, C and D grades with run Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th.
A, B and C are limited to 32 players, and D limited to 16 players.
There will be plate events in each category.
~~~~~ St Paddy's Day ~~~~~
As it is Paddy's weekend we couldn't miss the opportunity to celebrate. Drinks offers will be running all weekend, with entertainment on the Saturday evening. Those who fancy it can venture off into town and really digest the wonderful Stourbridge nightlife.
Food will be served throughout the Friday evening and all day Saturday.
~~~~~ 6 Nations ~~~~~
Saturday is also 6 Nations Finals Day! A day of Rugby alongside Squash is what dreams are made of, so if you're looking for a change from the squash, then pop up to the bar, grab a Guiness and Swing Lowwwwww.
~~~~~ Entries ~~~~~
Entries will be made through csquash.org when we have the event up and running. Entry fee will be around £20, including a tournament t shirt. We are currently working with the entertainment to see whether there will be a slight cost or if it can be subsidised, so hold tight!
~~~~~ Accommodation ~~~~~
Stourbridge now boasts a new Premier Inn. Unfortunately local lad Lenny Henry doesn't work there, but I'm going to have a word and see if there is a block booking we can do depending on interest. Otherwise there are plenty of other local gems dotted about.
~~~~~ More to come ~~~~~
More info to come. Any questions feel free to email me at SLTSC2018open@wsraonline.co.uk