Squash at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

The Squash at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was played for the most part at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Singles play took place from March 16 to 20 (Men's and Women's), and the doubles was contested from March 21 to 26 (Men's, Women's, and Mixed).[1]

Squash
at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
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VenueMelbourne
Dates16 - 26 March 2006
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A high number of multiple entries by countries in the doubles events occurred because players could enter both the men's or women's events as well as the mixed doubles, and countries could put in as many entries as they chose to, as long as their players were in one the singles events. The most medals one player could possibly win at the Games was three: one in singles, one in men's or women's doubles, and one in mixed. Australians David Palmer, Rachael Grinham and Natalie Grinham all achieved this feat, with Natalie Grinham winning three gold medals. She was the first competitor ever to win three gold medals in squash at a single Commonwealth Games.

Medals TableEdit

  *   Host nation (Australia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia*3328
2  England2125
3  New Zealand0112
Totals (3 nations)55515

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles Peter Nicol
  England
David Palmer
  Australia
Lee Beachill
  England
Women's singles Natalie Grinham
  Australia
Rachael Grinham
  Australia
Shelley Kitchen
  New Zealand
Men's doubles Peter Nicol & Lee Beachill
  England
Stewart Boswell and Anthony Ricketts
  Australia
Dan Jenson and David Palmer
  Australia
Women's doubles Natalie Grinham and Rachael Grinham
  Australia
Shelley Kitchen and Tamsyn Leevey
  New Zealand
Tania Bailey and Vicky Botwright
  England
Mixed doubles Natalie Grinham and Joe Kneipp
  Australia
Vicky Botwright and James Willstrop
  England
Rachael Grinham and David Palmer
  Australia


ResultsEdit

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Men's Singles (16-20 March)Edit

Round of 16 Quarter finals Semi finals Final
4   Peter Nicol 9 9 9
  Matthew Giuffre 2 2 0 4   Nicol 9 9 9
12   Graham Ryding 9 9 9 9 8   Ryding 5 1 3
8   Mohd Azlan Iskandar 10 1 0 5 4   Nicol 3 9 9 9
7   Nick Matthew 9 9 9 7   Matthew 9 5 4 5
9   Ong Beng Hee 4 2 7 7   Matthew 9 3 8 10 9
2   James Willstrop 9 9 9 2   Willstrop 3 9 10 8 5
  Gavin Jones 0 7 1 4   Nicol 9 10 4 9
1   David Palmer 9 9 10 1   Palmer 5 8 9 2
14   Shahier Razik 2 4 6 1   Palmer 2 10 9 9
6   John White 9 9 9 6   White 9 8 6 0
16   Joseph Kneipp 6 0 2 1   Palmer 9 9 9
5   Lee Beachill 9 9 9 5   Beachill 0 4 4
13   Alex Gough 1 0 1 5   Beachill 9 9 9
10   Stewart Boswell 10 9 9 10   Boswell 4 3 3
3   Anthony Ricketts 8 2 7

Bronze play off - Beachill bt Matthew 9-3 9-7 9-3


Women's Singles (16-20 March)Edit

Round of 16 Quarter finals Semi finals Final
3   Natalie Grinham 7 9 9 9
16   Tricia Chuah 9 5 3 0 3   Grinham N 9 9 4 9
7   Madeline Perry 6 9 9 6 9 7   Perry 1 7 9 3
10   Sharon Wee 9 3 5 0 5 3   Grinham N 9 9 4 9 9
1   Nicol David 9 9 9 1   David 10 7 9 6 3
13   Runa Reta 0 0 3 1   David 9 10 9
8   Tania Bailey 9 9 9 8   Bailey 6 9 3
12   Amelia Pittock 2 2 1 3   Grinham N 2 9 9 9
2   Rachael Grinham 9 9 9 2   Grinham R 9 6 1 6
15   Kasey Brown 3 1 2 2   Grinham R 1 9 9 9
6   Linda Elriani 9 10 9 6   Elriani 9 5 5 3
11   Tegwen Malik 6 8 3 2   Grinham R 10 9 9
9   Shelley Kitchen 9 4 9 9 9   Kitchen 8 4 2
5   Jenny Duncalf 6 9 6 1 9   Kitchen 10 9 9
4   Vicky Botwright 9 9 9 4   Botwright 8 5 1
  Tenille Swartz 4 7 7

Bronze play off - Kitchen bt David 5-9 9-6 9-5 9-2


Men's Doubles (21-26 March)Edit

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                     
2   Lee Beachill &
Peter Nicol
5 9 9 9
8   Harry Leitch &
John White
9 4 6 4
2   Beachill & Nicol 5 9 9 9
3   Palmer & Jenson 9 4 6 4
3   David Palmer &
Dan Jenson
9 9 7 9
6   David Evans &
Alex Gough
6 2 9 7
2   Beachill & Nicol 7 9 9 10
1   Boswell & Ricketts 9 7 1 8
1   Stewart Boswell &
Anthony Ricketts
9 6 7 9 9
7   Rodney Durbach &
Adrian Hansen
7 9 9 7 5
1   Boswell & Ricketts 9 11 11 Bronze medal match
5   Grayson & Knight 6 9 9
5   Campbell Grayson &
Martin Knight
9 5 9 9 3   Palmer & Jenson 9 9 6 9
4   Nick Matthew &
James Willstrop
4 9 5 6 5   Grayson & Knight 2 4 9 6


Women's Doubles (21-26 March)Edit

Semi finals Final
              
1   Natalie Grinham &
Rachael Grinham
5 9 9 9
3   Tania Bailey &
Vicky Botwright
9 3 3 6
1   Grinham & Grinham 1 9 9 9
2   Kitchen & Leevey 9 4 3 3
2   Shelley Kitchen &
Tamsyn Leevey
3 8 9 9 9
4   Lara Petera &
Louise Crome
9 10 4 6 3 Bronze
3   Bailey & Botwright 10 4 9 9
4   Petera & Crome 8 9 4 6

Mixed Doubles (21-26 March)Edit

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                     
3   Joseph Kneipp &
Natalie Grinham
9 7 9 9
9   Gavin Jones &
Tegwen Malik
7 9 5 5
3   Kneipp & Grinham N 9 9 3 3 9
1   Palmer & Grinham R 7 7 9 9 7
1   David Palmer &
Rachael Grinham
9 9 11
7   Adrian Grant &
Alison Waters
1 6 9
3   Kneipp & Grinham N 6 9 9 9
4   Willstrop & Botwright 9 6 5 6
4   James Willstrop &
Vicky Botwright
6 9 9 9
6   Callum O'Brien &
Lara Heta
9 5 7 6
4   Willstrop & Botwright 3 6 13 9 9 Bronze medal match
2   Wilson & Kitchen 9 9 11 3 3
2   Glen Wilson &
Shelley Kitchen
9 9 9 1   Palmer & Grinham R 9 9 9
8   Craig Van der Wath &
Diana Argyll
4 3 5 2   Wilson & Kitchen 4 6 6


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results". Commonwealth Games Federation. Archived from the original on 2013-02-15.
  2. ^ "Draws". Squash Player.