Squash

Poleshcuk loses his way on home soil

March 7, 2014

Israeli champion Daniel Poleshchuk was eliminated in the opening round of the Global Relocations Israel Open Tournament.

A high-class field featuring 16 players from 11 countries converged on Ra’anana Squash Centre for the first-ever PSA-recognised tournament in the country.

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Poleshchuk to fly the flag for Israel

February 14, 2014

Daniel Poleshchuk will be the star attraction when Ra’anana Squash Centre hosts Israel’s first international squash tournament later this month.

Poleshchuk, 18, will spearhead the challenge of the Israel team in an event held under the auspices of the Professional Squash Association, and organised by the Israel Squash Rackets Association.

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Poleshchuk powers to Israeli title

By Danny Caro, January 10, 2014

Daniel Poleshchuk has advanced to 159 in the World Professional Squash Association rankings following his incredible success at the Israeli National Squash Championships.

Aged just 17 years and 10 months, the Millfield scholar became the youngest winner of the Men’s Open category.

He defeated defending champion Ido Avron 3-1 in the best of five final.

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Lazarus claims top Junior accolade

By Danny Caro, November 28, 2013

Elise Lazarus is certainly a chip off the old block. The 12-year-old from Woodford Green is the daughter of legendary Maccabi champion David Lazarus, and she took her accolade at the Maccabi GB Sports Award right in her stride.

Clutching the Sam Bulka trophy tightly, the Redbridge Squash Club member is no. 1 in the national under-15 rankings and no. 4 in the under-23 category.

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No waffle in Belgium

November 8, 2013

Israel’s youngsters wasted no time in making their mark in prestigious junior squash competition in Heerentals, Belgium.

Competing in a senior series event at the European Junior Federations tournaments, Ido Burstein won the under-15 category and Daniel Poleshchuk was victorious in the under-19 category.

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Medals galore for Team GB

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Team GB produced an astonishing record-breaking performance at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna .

The 220-strong delegation won a mammoth 71 medals of which 31 were gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze.

The three-man swimming team of Trevor Pears, Hollie Singer and Naomi Ayrton claimed 19 medals between them.

Wonder kid Zak Zilesnick swept the board in Table Tennis, winning the singles,

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Roll of honour

July 14, 2011

GOLD

Badminton: Junior Boys - D Garcia

Football: Open and Junior Team

Golf: Gross Individual – N Harris

Masters scratch: M Lerner

Open Net Individual: Z Talbot

Team Gross – Open

Ladies Open Scratch: LTarn

Ladies Handicap – T Capal

Open - Female team

Table tennis: Junior team

Boys doubles

Boys singles - Z Zilesnick

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Squash stars rule

By Danny Caro, July 14, 2011

Team GB squash boss, Rob Rackind, praised his squash after they swept the board in the squash competition.

A top-class line-up featuring Dave Lazarus, Sam Levine, 23, and former world No. 69, Matt Crawcour, 41, started the week in style with respective 3-0 victories over Germany, Poland, USA and France earning them the Team gold in the Men's Open competition.

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Dan tops the Open

March 24, 2011

Squash: Daniel Poleshchuk has won the Welsh Junior Open.

Beginning his campaign as an under 17 competitor, the Israeli overcame highly-fancied Saad Shahid, a Muslim from Pakistan who is trained by veteran Maccabian David Lazarus.

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Daniel, 15, on top of the world

January 13, 2011

Daniel Poleshchuk climbed to the top of the Under 15 world rankings after finishing third at the British Junior Open.

Playing his last competition in his age group, Poleshchuk was one of two Israelis in the Under 15 competition. Seeded five out of eight, he featured in a high quality field with the first four seedings going to Egyptian players.

Having dispatched the third seed in the quarter-finals, Poleshchuk went on to take the bronze, achieving the best performance ever by an Israeli squash player and the highest placed European in his age category.

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