Pittsburgh Squash Events

Pittsburgh Invitational
Feb 24-Feb 27, 2005, Shady Side Academy

Pittsburgh City Squash Doubles Championships, Apr 2-4, 2004,
The Pittsburgh Gold Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association

Pittsburgh City Championships, Mar 25-28, 2004,
Shady Side Academy, Fox Chapel
Entry form (MSWord) (PDF)

Pittsburgh Invitational
Jan 29-Feb 1, 2004, Rivers Club

Results are now available (MS Excel)

Draws are now available (MS Excel) (HTML)

Note: this event coincides with a WISPA (Women's International Squash Players Assocation) tour stop. Come out and watch some of the top women's players in the world compete!

Pittsburgh Cup
November 6-9, 2003, Pittsburgh Golf Club and Shadyside Academy

Pittsburgh City Championships and PSRA Awards Banquet
April 4-6, 2003, Oxford Athletic Club East

Pittsburgh Invitational
January 17-19, 2003, Rivers Club

Pittsburgh Cup
October 4-6, 2002, Oxford Athletic Club North

Note: draws are subject to change without notice!

Draws and results:

Start times: (HTML) (MS Excel)

PSRA Annual Awards Banquet and Squash Exhibition
May 11, 2002, Pittsburgh Golf Club


You're formally invited to the PSRA's annual awards banquet on Saturday, May 11, 2002, at the Pittsburgh Golf Club. This year, top ranked international squash pros Graham Ryding and Chris Walker will exhibit their skills on the club's newly built international courts beginning at 5:30 PM. There is no charge for the exhibition.

Mini-clinics will be held between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM, and a cash bar will be available from 5:30 PM through dinner in the lounge adjacent to the squash courts. Awards and trophies earned for league or tournament success during the last year will be handed out immediately following the exhibition and just before the annual squash association dinner.

The attached brochure contains all of the details but, if you have any questions, please contact me (dkodrin@westol.com) or Blithe Runsdorf (412.681.7347 / brunsdorf@hotmail.com).

Pittsburgh City Championships, May 3-5, 2002, Oxford Club East

Pittsburgh Open Pro Event, January 15-20, 2002, Rivers Club


Thierry Lincou (FRA) defeated Anthony Ricketts (AUS)


Thierry Lincou (FRA) defeated Simon Parke (ENG) 15-12,15-11,(11-15),15-5
Anthony Ricketts (AUS) defeated Graham Ryding (CAN) (11-15),17-16,15-13,15-10

Second Round

Thierry Lincou (FRA) defeated Rodney Durbach (RSA)  15-8, 15-10, 15-10
Simon Parke (ENG) defeated Peter Genever (ENG)  15-7, 15-7, 15-5
Graham Ryding (CAN) defeated Stefan Casteleyn (BEL) (10-15), 17-16, (13-15), 15-8, RET
Anthony Ricketts (AUS) defeated Joseph Kneipp (AUS) 15-8, (6-15), 17-16, 15-11

First Round

Tierry Lincou defeated Nick Matthew  15-12,15-14,15-12
Rodney Durbach defeated Mikkel Korsbjerg  15-7,15-13,15-12
Simon Parke defeated Renan Lavigne  15-11,17-15,(10-15),15-13
Peter Genever defeated Shahier Razik  15-12,(13-15),17-16,15-12
Stefan Casteleyn defeated Nick Taylor  (8-15),15-10,15-9,17-16
Graham Ryding defeated Mansoor Zaman  15-11,15-9,15-6
Joseph Kneipp defeated John Williams  15-9,15-9,15-10
Anthony Ricketts defeated Mohd Azlan Iskandar 15-13,15-10,(11-15),(11-15),15-13

Second Round

Nick Matthew defeated Tim Wyant  15-6,15-6,15-8
Mikkel Korsbjerg defeated Mark Heather 15-11,15-8,(9-15),15-8
Mohd Azlan Iskandar defeated Ben Garner  15-7,15-4,15-9
Shahier Razik defeated Peter Pastijn  15-6,15-7,15-12


Tuesday, January 15 12:00 pm Players Meeting
    First Draw is Selected
  4:00 pm Qualifying Matches Begin
Wednesday, January 16 4:00 pm Qualifying Matches Begin
Thursday, January 17 12:00 pm Players Meeting
  2:00 pm Main Draw Begins
  7:00pm Welcome Reception at Asiago's (*)
Friday, January 18 4:00 pm Main Draw Matches Begin
  5:00 pm Amateur Matches Begin
  7:30 pm Silent Auction Concludes
Saturday, January 19 9:00 am Amateur Matches Begin
  2:00 pm Semi- Finals Begin
  7:30 pm Sponsor Appreciation Reception at Val Halla (*)
Sunday, January 20 9:00 am Amateur Matches Begin
  2:00 pm Finals Begin

(*) Hosts are encouraged to attend at no cost

Pittsburgh Open Amateur Event, January 18-20, 2002, Rivers Club

Knox Cup, January 18-20, 2002, Pittsburgh Golf Club

Columbus Challenge, January 25-27, 2002

Information and Entry Form

Oxford North Club Championships, November 16-18, 2001

This is an open event, but not sponsored by the PSRA.

Pittsburgh Cup, September 14-16, 2001

Division Winner Finalist Score
5.0 M. Orr D. Costa 3-0
4.0 R. Harper T. Ackerman 3-2
3.0 C. Paredis K. Burkhardt 3-1
2.0 E. Todd B. Mantica 3-0

Complete results (as MS Excel spreadsheet)

PSRA Annual Awards Dinner, Saturday, May 12, 2001

City Championships, April 20-22, 2001

Three Rivers Doubles, March 3-4, 2001

Pittsburgh Open Amateur, January 19-21, 2001

Division Winner Finalist Score
5.0 Perry Shabana 3-0
4.0 C. Lister R. Harper 3-0
3.0 Boyle Kobashi 3-0
2.0 Riley Mittinger 3-1
Veterans D. Costa M. Strul 3-0

Pittsburgh Open, January 19-21, 2001

In January 2001, the Rivers Club hosted a strong professional event which has become an annual treat for Pittsburgh squash fans. Here are the results. Follow the links on individual matches for pictures and press coverage. Results from the associated amateur event will be available here soon.

Tue, Jan 16 4:00 pm Qualifying Iain Higgans over Iain Power: 15-11; 15-9, 17-14
Olli Tuominen over Jeffrey Osborne: 15-6, 15-6, 15-13
Jago Nardelli over Mark Lewis: 15-13, 10-15, 15-10, 15-8
Matt Jensen over Duilio Costa: 15-2, 15-5, 15-8
Davide Bianchetti over Ron Allnock: 15-4, 15-6, 15-3
Zarak Jahan Khan over Maurice Strul: 15-3, 15-7, 15-8
Beau River over Jason Jewell: 6-15, 12-15, 15-13, 17-16, 15-9
Mika Monto over Jonathon Kemp: 15-12, 15-6, 15-12
Wed, Jan 17 4:00 pm Qualifying Ollie Tuominen over Beau River: 15-12, 15-9, 15-7
Davide Bianchetti over Zarak Jahan Khan: 12-15, 15-12, 15-2, 15-5
Matt Jensen over Jago Nardelli: 15-8, 15-5, 15-7
Mika Monto over Iain Higgins: 15-7, 17-15, 15-12
Thu, Jan 18 2:00 pm 1st Round Lee Beachill over Tim Gardner: 15-7, 15-10, 15-9
Graham Ryding over Juha Raumolin: 15-6, 15-8, 17-15
Chris Walker over Mark Cairns: 15-12, 15-10, 15-10
Rodney Durbach over Stephan Casteleyn: 16-17, 17-15, 15-12, 12-15, 15-7
Olli Tuominen over Omar Elborolossy: 12-15, 10-15, 15-13, 15-14, 15-8
Derek Ryan over Davide Bianchetti: 5-15, 14-15, 15-11, 15-8, 15-13
Del Harris over Matt Jensen: 15-9, 15-10, 15-8
Mika Monto over Anthony Hill: 15-9, 15-4, 12-15, 15-10
Fri, Jan 19 4:00 pm Quarter-Finals Olli Tuominen over Rodney Durbach: 15-11, 15-10, 15-8
Graham Ryding over Derek Ryan: 15-9, 15-8, 15-12
Lee Beachill over Mika Monto: 15-5, 15-4, 15-4
Chris Walker over Del Harris: 13-15, 11-15, 15-13, 15-9, 15-6
Sat, Jan 20 2:00 pm Semi-Finals Lee Beachill over Graham Ryding: 15-8, 15-12, 15-10
Olli Tuominen over Chris Walker: 15-7, 11-15, 17-16, 12-15, 15-5
Sun, Jan 21 2:00 pm Finals Beachill over Tuominen: 15-9, 15-8, 15-6

Become a sponsor and participate in the amateur event for free!

Knox Cup

Cleveland will host the Knox Cup on Jan. 20-21. Pittsburgh is the current holder of the cup. Please contact John Iole for more information

Buffalo Invitational

Richard Fisher (L) and Wally Danforth (R) were finalists in the Open Division of the Buffalo Invitational Squash Tournament played Nov. 17-19 at the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club. This tournament is the oldest invitational doubles tournament in North America and pulls in consistently strong draws. Playing as a team for the first time in this tournmament, Fisher and W. Danforth nevertheless were the No. 3 seed. After facing two extremely difficult tests in two rounds on Saturday, they lost in the finals to former Denver pro-turned Buffalo entreprenuer Rick Smith (L) and his partner, from Denver, G. Watts Isnaim (R). Other Pittsburgh contenders were Raja Mahidhara (L) and Taylor Abbott (R), who made it to the quarterfinals.

Pittsburgh Cup, September 22-24, 2000

Division Winner Finalist Score
5.0 C. Pereira D. Costa 9-4, 9-5, 9-4
4.0 C. Stern M. Baratz 9-1, 9-0, 9-0
3.0 Michalowksi Kennedy 9-6, 9-5, 10-8
2.0 Michalowski Bickett default
Vets D. Costa M. Strul 9-4, 9-5, 9-4
Juniors not reported    

Pittsburgh City Championships, March 10-12, 2000

Division Winner Finalist Score
B12 B. Mantica T. Edwards 7-9,9-0,9-4,9-3
B16 J. Edwards K. Burdhart 10-8,9-2,9-2
2.0 M. D'Achille T. Ackerman default
3.0 T. Ackerman M. D'Achille 9-7,10-8,5-9,9-3
4.0 O. Rahim N. Swart 9-2,9-6,10-8
5.0 M. Belda G. Collins 9-1,7-9,9-2,9-5
Vets (40+) M. Belda D. Costa 9-0,9-5,9-1

Results including semi-final matches

Pittsburgh Invitational Doubles, March 3-5, 2000

Twelf teams (24 players) competed in this tournament.

Consolation winners were David O'Loughlin and Richard Fisher, finalists were John Iole and Mike Donohue.
Thanks to Taylor Abbett, tournament chairman.

Local players will be expected to play on Thursday evening or Friday early afternoon if necessary, depending on the draw size. First and second round feed-in to consolation. All players must be USSRA members. To enter, deliver your entry fee and form to Taylor Abbett or John Iole.

Send entry and payment (including player names and phone numbers) to:

Taylor Abbett
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

National Veteran Men's Team Championship

Chicago, Illinois. Posted here as a courtesy.
Sanctioning:    Sanctioned by USSRA as the 2000 National Mens' Vet Team

Overview:       Upscale event with Friday evening microbrew fest, Saturday
& Sunday Club breakfast buffet, Saturday lunch buffet, Saturday evening
fine Napa wine and supper, commemorative collared shirt and gear prizes.

Tournament Site:        University Club of Chicago. All play on-site on 21' courts.

Dates:                          February 4th - 6th.  Play begins Friday at 5:00pm.

Entry Deadline:         January 28th, 2000.  No phone or fax entries accepted.

Divisions:                      Men's 40s and 50s.  Format is 3 man teams.

Entry Fee:      $100/racket payable to ISRA. Send to UCC, 76 East Monroe,
Chicago, IL 60603.  You must be a USSRA member to participate. John
Flanigan, tournament director.

Accommodations:                 University Club. $125/night.  312-726-2840.

Match Format:   All teams guaranteed at least 3 matches.

Match Times:    Call after Wednesday, February 2 for match times.  All
                players are responsible for knowing their match times.
                John Flanigan  312 696 2268

Eyewear/ball:   Lensed protective eyewear mandatory.  Dunlop XX yellow dot.
2000 USSRA National Men's Veteran Team Championship
Please complete for each player and return all 3 entries as one package

Name__________________________________________ Racket_________ (1,2 or 3)
Address________________________________________ Birthdate ______________
City________________________  State______________ Zip___________________
Phone_______________________ USSRA#________________  Division     40   50
Seeding information_____________________________________________________

Pittsburgh Open Pro Tournament, Nov 18-23, 1999

Rivers Club, Oxford Center, Downtown.

The Pittsburgh Open consists of a tournament with top-ranked international pros and a number of amateur draws. Each year, this is the most exciting event in the Pittsburgh squash community. See the information below or


Saturday, First Round

Rodney Durbach def. Rodney Eyles 15-13, 10-15, 15-8, 15-7
Lee Beachill def. Juha Raumolin 15-3, 15-9, 15-1
Paul Price def Marcus Barrett 15-4, 15-6, 15-10
Byron Davis def Kelly Patrick 12-15, 15-6, 15-9, 15-13
David Palmer def. Olli Tuominen 15-9, 15-10, 15-9
Stephen Meads def. Nick Taylor 16-17, 9-15, 15-12, 15-6, 15-12
Mark Cairns def. Daniel Forslund 15-6, 15-5, 10-15, 15-6
David Evans def. Renan Lavigne 15-11, 15-6, 15-10

Sunday, Quarterfinals
Lee Beachill def. Rodney Durbach 8-15, 15-12, 11-15, 15-5, 15-11
Paul Price def. Byron Davis 15-9, 15-7, 15-2
David Palmer def. Stephen Meads 15-13, 15-7, 15-2
Mark Cairns def. David Evans 15-13, 9-15, 15-10, 15-14

Monday, Semifinals
4:00pm Paul Price def. Lee Beachill 15-12, 15-13, 15-5
5:00pm David Palmer vs Mark Cairns 15-11, 15-9, 15-10

Tuesday, Final
5:30pm Paul Price def. David Palmer 13-15, 15-5, 15-12, 15-12


Date Time Event
Thursday Nov 18 3:00 pm Qualifying Matches Begin
Friday Nov 19 3:00 pm Qualifying Matches Begin
Saturday Nov 20 1:00 pm Main Draw Begins
Sunday Nov 21 1:00 pm Main Draw Begins
Monday Nov 22 4:00 pm Semi-Finals Begin
Tuesday Nov 23 5:30 pm Final

Seeded Players

Player Country World Ranking Tournament Seed
Rodney Eyles AUS 16 1
David Evans WAL 18 2
Paul Price AUS 19 3
Nick Taylor ENG 21 4
Byron Davis AUS 22 5
David Palmer AUS 26 6
Mark Cairns ENG 27 7
Juha Raomolin FIN 29 8

Pittsburgh Open, Nov 19-21, 1999

Final Results

5.0        Rich Fisher def. Clint Pereira (3-0)
4.0        Frank Pfenning def. Randy Harper (3-1)
3.0        John Lister def. Nico Swart (3-2)
Vets (40+) George Stewart def. Duilio Costa (3-2)


Past Events

Pittsburgh City Championships, Feb 12-14, 1999

Oxford Open Squash Tournament, Dec 11-13, 1998

Play on 3 new International Squash Courts (21 foot). Featuring the first "Spectator" Squash court in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Open Pro Tournament, Oct 20-25, 1998

Pittsburgh Open Amateur Draw, Oct 23-25, 1998

Squash Exhibition and Instruction, Jun 12, 1998

Related Information

Frank Pfenning