Savills Squash Tournament 2017

Savills Squash Tournament 2017

After 16 successful years as the Newton Perkins Squash Tournament, Savills are thrilled to have taken over sponsorship and organisation of what is today one of the pre-eminent property industry sporting events.

Final Update:

What a finish to the tournament! A night of entertainment and drama, silverware and sorrow. The only thing that was missing was a performance from the tournament’s cult hero Freddie Corlett. Photographs of the evening can be found on this Download Link.

Trophy

The bets were in and drinks poured when two fine squash specimens in George Harper of CBRE and Alex Browning of JLL stepped on court. Ears pricked and legs warm, both were perfectly prepared for the battle to come. First blood went to CBRE, who were out to spoil the party and deny JLL a 3rd trophy in 3 years. George Harper stormed to an emphatic 3-0 win despite Alex showing spells of excellence, pushing George to produce his best squash of the tournament.

On to the next. Connors vs King. Finals veteran vs debutant. Connors was confident, and rightfully so having dispatched his two semi finalists emphatically. King, however, put in a regal performance that saw CBRE seal the trophy after two matches. King crowned king of the court with a 3-0 win.

This left Sweeney vs Holmes. A dead rubber, turned match of the tournament. Sweeney raced to an early lead in the 1st, and was gliding elegantly around the court. Spectators drooled over such magisterial form, and drew comparisons to Peggy Flemming’s performance on the rink in Grenoble in ’68. Sweeney’s early lead in the first put Holmes on the back foot, however he soon turned the screw, fighting back to win the first and eventually clinching the win, 3-2 the score.

Well done to the JLL team, excellent run to the final. Congratulations to CBRE who taste silver again having won the Plate last year.

Plate

Meanwhile in the plate, HDH and CJ had rallied their respective troops on court 2. The stands were full and extremely vocal. On first was David Harper, who looked comfortable on home turf, against Seb Denby who was raring to go having heard his faithful fans chanting his name from the balcony. A 3-1 win put Carter Jonas in pole position, due to a confident and energetic performance from Seb.

Toby Smith looked to get one back to for HDH. But he faced a strong opponent in Tim Brooksbank, a wise head on wiser legs, who produced a breath-taking performance, sealing the Plate victory for CJ in another 3-1 win.

David Hume set out to restore some pride for the HDH faithful. Ed Westmacott however produced a flawless performance. Whilst David pushed Ed in every game, Ed came away with the 3-0 win.

Congratulations to Carter Jonas who get their name on the Plate for the first time. Sterling effort from HDH for getting to the final.

Thanks to all who participated in the tournament. We hope to see you all next year!

 
 

Key contacts

Richard Winter

Richard Winter

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Residential

Savills Esher

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Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore

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Savills Margaret Street

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