Jubb brings squash title back to Jersey

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And in the men’s veteran competition the other two travelling Jersey players, Alan Brown and Hugh Jones, won through to the final which Jones won 3-1.However, according to Diana Stenner, press officer to the GSRA, the main talking point during the tournament was that so few Jersey players had bothered to support what should be the main sporting event of their calendar year.’It is really disappointing,’ she said.

‘Guernsey players look forward to the competition because it gives them a chance to play against different opposition.

I can understand that the cost of travelling inter-island puts players off, but that’s the same for our players, when we play in Jersey.’Four Jersey players registered to play, but one didn’t travel.

So only three came over here.’Despite sending only three players to Guernsey, Jersey made two finals and produced two winners.

In the women’s final and having beaten Leigh Radford in the semis, Ronnie Jubb met and beat a tired Karen Dunk, who had been stretched by Sarah Hughes in the previous round, in straight sets, 9-2, 9-4, 9-4.Dunk played mainly a retrieving game but ultimately had no answer to the powerful shots and athleticism displayed by Jubb.In the ladies’ veterans competition Sally Ingrouille won her final, while the men’s title was won by Chris Simpson who beat Adam Shields 9-1, 9-7, 9-2.After the finals Peter Bridgeman, director of Guernsey squash, echoed Stenner’s remarks when he said: ‘It’s been very disappointing that so few players decided to come over from Jersey.

‘Next year I hope that there will be more participants from both islands.’

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