Squash: Kempsell appeals omission from Scots squad

Doug Kempsell broke into the world's top 100 this season
Doug Kempsell broke into the world's top 100 this season
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Edinburgh’s Doug Kempsell has launched an appeal against his controversial omission from the Scotland squad for next month’s World Team Squash Championship in Cairo.

The 22-year-old claimed three PSA titles this year and broke into the world’s top 100 earlier this month, but he was left out in favour of Kevin Moran (world-ranked 304) and Rory Stewart (no ranking). They joined Scotland’s top two – Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban – in the four-man squad after beating Kempsell at last weekend’s selection trials at Heriot-Watt University.

“I had one bad weekend when I wasn’t on my usual game because I’ve been moving house and sorting out wedding plans,” he explained yesterday.

“Everything before last weekend seems to have been forgotten, and it feels like all the hard work and success over the past year has been totally wasted.

“I got an email on Sunday night, telling me I hadn’t been picked. I’m mad at the moment and I’m having a busy week writing a formal appeal to the chief executive (of Squash Scotland) to take to the board to discuss selection.”