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Luxembourg @ ETC 2010 – Day 2

On Day 2 of the ETC, both of our teams had difficult encounters, with clear results:


Sweden – Luxembourg  4-0

Rasmus Hult – Nathan Sneyd 9-11, 11-2, 12-10, 11-4 (36m)
Carl-Johan Lofvenborg – Daniel Kaiser 11-6, 11-4, 11-4 (26m)
Christian Drakenberg – Niall Woodger 11-5, 11-1, 11-5 (18m)
Joakim Larsson – Stephane Ayache 11-5, 11-7, 11-2 (22m)

Hungary – Luxembourg 4-0

Marc Krajcsak – Sanjay Raval 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 (20m)
Daniel Cseffalvay – Daniel Kaiser 18-16, 11-4, 7-11, 11-8  (42m)
Sandor Fulop – Daniel Hutchines 11-7, 11-1, 11-6 (26m)
Marton Szaboky – Stephane Ayache 11-8, 11-2, 12-10 (31m)


Finland – Luxembourg 3-0

Saara Valtola – Sandra Denis 13-11, 11-8, 11-4 (23m)
Michaela Bjornstrom – Francoise Donven 11-9, 11-4, 11-7 (25m)
Elina Kononen – Claudia Mich 11-2, 11-2, 11-0 (12m)

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Luxembourg @ ETC 2010 – Day 1

TThe Luxembourg Squash Team participates this year with both a women’s an a men’s team at the European Team Squash Championship, which is being held at Aix en Provence.

The first round took place today, an the Men played against Slovakia, while the Women played against Spain. Unfortunately, both teams lost badly, without winning a single set!

Here are the detailed results:

Spain – Luxembourg   3-0

Xisela Aranda – Sandra Denis 3-0         (11-4, 11-4, 11-4) {24m}
Margaux Moros – Claudia Mich 3-0        (11-1, 11-0, 11-3) {12m}
Chantal Moros – Francoise Donven 3-0 (11-4, 11-7, 11-4) {20m}    

Slovakia – Luxembourg 4-0

Tomas Toth – Nathan Sneyd            (11-6, 11-7, 11-4)    {22m}
Marek Manik – Sanjay Raval           (12-10, 11-5, 11-7)  {25m}
Peter Kviecinsky – Niall Woodger    (11-3, 11-9, 11-3)    {25m}
Marek Zvoncek – Daniel Hutchines (15-13, 11-4, 11-3)  {25m}

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ESNST 2009 – Malta – Game 3

Luxembourg finishes 2nd

Luxembourg had a tough encounter against Liechtenstein today, and lost 3-2. In the overall standings however,
this was just enough to finish ahead of Liechtenstein on the 2nd place!!

Luxembourg – Liechtenstein:  2-3

Daniel Hutchines – Ralf Wenaweser 3-1  (12/10 7/11 11/6 11/4)
Daniel Kaiser – Peter Maier 3-2  (8/11 8/11 11/9 11/7 11/7)
Stéphane Ayache – Linus Schnarwiler 1-3  (8/11 5/11 11/8 7/11)
Marcel Kramer – Finley Davey  1-3 (10/12 7/11 11/7 7/11)
Keith Darlington – Oliver Stahl  1-3 (9/11 11/7 5/11 5/11)

Malta-Monaco 5-0

Here are the final standings:

1. Malta 56 points
2. Luxembourg 31 points
3. Liechtenstein 28 points
4. Monaco 26 points

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ESNST 2009 – Malta – Game 2

Luxembourg lost against Malta

Luxembourg were beaten convincingly by a strong Maltese team. The maltese team having two professionals in top 2 positions, that was always making it difficult for us. Our only hope was strong performances of our bottom 3 players. As it happened, the experience of the Maltese number 4 and 5 proved too strong for both Keith Darlington and Marcel Kramer as they both lost in straight games. Stéphane Ayache went up 2-0, and even had a match ball on 10-8, but still had to go to 5 sets to win! Daniel Kaiser and Daniel Hutchines learnt from the experience of playing an opponent out of their league.
Hopefully we use this experience of yesterday’s match to our favor for this evening, where we have to beat Liechtenstein to ensure the 2nd place.


In the other encounter, Monaco won 4-1 against Liechtenstein.

Here are the detailed results:

Daniel Hutchines – Brad Hindle 0-3
Daniel Kaiser – Mike Fiteni 0-3
Stéphane Ayache – Mark Lupi 3-2
Marcel Kramer – Steve Schranz 0-3
Keith Darlington – Bernard Bujega 0-3

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ESNST 2009 – Malta – Game 1

Luxembourg beats Monaco

In a thrilling encounter, Luxembourg managed to beat Monaco 4-1. Both Keith Darlington and Marcel Kramer managed to get a comfortable 2-0 lead, but then failed to capitalize, but eventually both won in 5. Stéphane Ayache sealed the team victory with a 3-0 win. Next on court was Daniel Kaiser, who won a thrilling five game match, finishing 16-14 in the fifth. Daniel Hutchines took a decisive 2-0 lead, but conceded the match in 5.

Here are the detailed results:
Daniel Hutchines – Christian Billard 2-3  (12/10 11/9 5/11 9/11 3/11)
Daniel Kaiser – Christophe Ballerio 3-2 (3/11 11/9 11/6 7/11 16/14)
Stéphane Ayache – Renaud Lenoble 3-0 (11/5 11/5 11/1)
Marcel Kramer – Pierre Ballerio 3-2 (11/8 11/7 9/11 6/11 11/6)
Keith Darlington – Ralph Davey 3-2 (11/2 11/2 8/11 6/11 11/9)

In the other encounter, our next opponent Malta won 4-1 against Liechtenstein.

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ESNST 2009 – Malta

This year’s edition of the European Small Nations Squash Tournament takes place on the beautiful island of Malta. There is only a men’s event, with Malta, Liechtenstein, Monaco an Luxembourg competing.

Malta is the favorite, as they have the strongest team on paper, with 3 professional players!! Luxembourg is represented by Danny Hutchines, Daniel Kaiser, Stéphane Ayache, Marcel Kramer an Keith Darlington.


Here’s the tournament schedule:

  • Wesdnesday 14th:
    • Malta vs Liechtenstein
    • Monaco vs Luxembourg

    Thursday 15th:

    • Malta vs Luxembourg
    • Monaco vs Liechtenstein

    Friday 16th:

    • Malta vs Monaco
    • Luxembourg vs Liechtenstein

    Saturday 17th: Individual event

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ETC 2009 – Malmo

The European Team Championships took place in Malmo (Sweden), from April 28th – May 2nd. Luxembourg participated with both a Men’s Team (Nathan Sneyd, Sanjay Raval, Danny Hutchines, Stéphane Ayache and Daniel Kaiser), and a Women’s team (Sandra Denis, Claudia Mich, Françoise Donven).
The men’s team were seeded 18 (27 seven teams participating), and the women were unseeded, as they didn’t play last year.
After beating Russia and Greece, the women finished at the 19th place (21 teams competing).
The men’s team finished just below their seeding, at the 20th position, leaving countries like Norway, Greece, Ukraine, Gibraltar, Poland, Russia and Latvia behind them!

Results of the Women’s team:

Luxembourg – Austria 0-3
Luxembourg – Scotland 0-3
Luxembourg – Poland 1-2
Luxembourg – Russia 3-0
Luxembourg – Greece 2-


Results of the Men’s Team:

Luxembourg – Norway 3-1
Luxembourg – Finland 0-4
Luxembourg – Austria 0-4
Luxembourg – Czech Republic 0-4
Luxembourg – Russia 3-1
Luxembourg – Israel 0-4
Luxembourg – Slovenia 1-3

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European Small Nations Squash Tournament 2008

LUXEMBOURG HAVE TO SETTLE FOR SECOND PLACE In the European Small Nations Squash Tournament, held last week in Monaco, Luxembourg had to settle for second place in both the mens’ and womens’ team tournaments, but acquitted themselves admirably in the individual competitions, Sandra Denis winning for the women and Sanjay Raval finishing as runner-up for the men. The teams, sponsored by CITCO, the fund service administration company, started well enough, with victory for the women 3-0 over Liechtenstein and a crushing 5-0 win for the men over Iceland. The men continued this good form with a fine 4-1 win against Liechtenstein, with only Sanjay Raval losing against the strongest player in the tournament, Marcel Rothmund. The second womens’ match saw them having to yield to a Malta team with strength in depth 1-2, Sandra Denis being the only winner. The last womens’ match saw them win comfortably against Monaco 3-0 to take the silver medal. The men had to concede their last match 4-1 to hosts Monaco who proved too strong for them, with only Daniel Kaiser recording a win, making him the only player on his team to register three wins. The men also therefore had to settle for second place. The individual tournament which followed confirmed Sandra Denis’ ranking as top woman player as she won the final against Annabelle Diamantino, the no.1 from Malta. In the mens’ individual competition,Sanjay Raval did well to beat Christian Billard of Monaco, who had beaten him in the team event. However, Marcel Rothmund of Liechtenstein proved too strong again in the final, but Sanjay can be proud of his second place. Other good performances in the individuals came from Stephane Ayache, who finished 4th, and from Daniel Kaiser, who finished in 10th place, well above his seeding. website: http://www.squash.asso.mc/

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European Small Nations Squash Tournament 2008


 The Luxembourg Squash Federation (FSL) is sending strong mens’ and womens’ teams to defend the titles they won so magnificently last year in Iceland in next week’s European Small Nations Squash Tournament. The squads, sponsored by CITCO, the fund service administration company, have been subject to intensive training for some time now under the guidance of national coach, Nathan Sneyd and are in good shape to do well in the tournament, which this year takes place in Monaco. The mens’ team is attempting to win the title for the third year on the run, and team news is good, with Neal Raval returning to the squad after missing the European team championships because of university exams. The extremely creditable 19th place (out of 28 teams) in the full Europeans has given the squad a lot of confidence and, with Sanjay Raval, Stephane Ayache, Danny Hutchines and Daniel Kaiser completing the squad having competed at the Europeans in Amsterdam, hopes are high for another good result. Main contenders for the title are likely to be hosts Monaco. Sandra Denis, Claudia Mich and Francoise Donven make up a strong womens’ team, bidding to win this title for the fifth time running. Once again,Monaco are likely to provide the strongest opposition, but the team is in good shape to bring back the title again to Luxembourg. The mens’ team matches will be played over two days against Iceland, Liechtenstein and Monaco, and the womens’ team games against Malta, Liechtenstein and Monaco.The team games will be followed by an individual competition over two days.

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European Team Championship 2008 – sponsored by CITCO

Luxembourg finishes in 18th place of 28 teamsOn Saturday , the CITCO-sponsored Luxembourg men’s squash team played their final match of the European Team Squash Championships in Amsterdam against the Czech Republic. At stake was 17th place after Luxembourg’s impressive start to the tournament. The Czechs proved too strong for the Luxembourg squad, the first two matches on court resulting in defeat 3/0 for Nathan Sneyd at no1 and Vince Pauli at no.4. When Daniel Kaiser at no.3 lost the first set, the match was over, but young Danny Hutchines, playing at no.2 in a "dead rubber" put in a good disciplined performance to take the game 2/1 after being a set down. That completed a good week for Danny, who won all of his four matches during the week. Luxembourg therefore finished in 18th place out of 28 teams, a wonderful performance having not played at this level for 11 years.  picture taken from www.squashsite.co.ukResults:Nathan SNEYD lost to Pavel SLADECEK 4/9 ; 2/9 ; 0/9Danny HUTCHINES beat Lukas JEUNEK 5/9 ; 9/6 ; 9/1Daniel KAISER lost to Jaroslav CECH 0/9 ; 3/9Vincent PAULI lost to Ondrej ERTL 2/9 ; 3/9 ; 0/9 Further information:


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