Priory Ladies Make It 4 In A Row

Congratulations to Edgbaston Priory ladies who have won the European Club Championships for a magnificent 4th year running. Please see the below report from Squashsite on their performance in the final.

Defending champions and top seeds Edgbaston Priory met English rivals Pontefract in the women’s final – technically the last match of a round robin, but both were on five wins so it was winner takes all.

They’d met in two previous finals, and for both it was their sixth final in eleven years.

Julianne Courtice got the better of four close games against Sarah Campion to put Edgbaston ahead, but Pontefract made the better start in the second match as Hollie Naughton went two-nil up against Millie Tomlinson.

Just as she did yesterday against Paderborn – who finished third – Millie fought back, saving two match balls in the fourth and one in the fifth before finally giving Edgbaston their fourth title in a row, and their sixth overall, matching Pontefract’s record.

[1] Edgbaston Priory (Eng) 2-1 [2] Pontefract Squash Club (Eng)

Julianne Courtice 3-1 Sarah Campion  11-9, 8-11, 11-3, 13-11
Millie Tomlinson 3-2 Hollie Naughton      6-11, 3-11, 11-9, 13-11, 12-10
Alicia Mead 0-2 Katie Smith                   10-12, 10-12


The Priory Men were also in action and made it all the way to the semi final before coming across an impressively strong Worms side. 

[2] Black and White Worms (Eng) 2-1 [4] Edgbaston Priory (Eng)

Greg Lobban 3-0 Miles Jenkins                11-7, 11-6, 11-6
Paul Coll 3-0 Jan van den Herrewegen    11-6, 11-6, 11-6
Tim Weber 1-0 Lewis Anderson                11-9 
Jens Schoor v Chris Ryder                        not played

They eventually finished 4th after a narrow loss to hosts Edinburgh.