The German league Champion Black & White Worms won the final of the 2013 European Club Championships against the French contender Mulhouse Squash Club in style. After 2 hours and 7 games it was all over.
Davide Bianchetti (Worms) started well, as he beat English former World No4 Simon Parke (Mulhouse) in straight games. Afterwards, it was Nick Matthew who secured a 2:0 lead for Worms as he beat his English rival James Willstrop 11-5, 11-8, 11-5.
It was up to former 2 times World Champion David Palmer to close out the match, as he just needed one game against Mulhouse’s Mathieu Castagnet. Palmer, who has retired from the PSA Tour since November 2011, never gave the Frenchman a real chance and won the 1st game 11-6, which gave his Team Worms the 2nd ECC title after 2012.
Black & White Worms claimed the titles in the 2012 European Club Championships in the Czech Republic capital Prague.
A dramatic men’s final saw Black & White Worms, the 5th seeds, disappoint home hopes by defeating Buldoci Praha, the No4 seeds from Prague, 3/1 to win the European Squash Federation title for the 1st time.
Buldoci pulled off the shock of the tournament in the quarter-finals by ousting defending champions Paderborn, the German club which won the title for a record 7th time last year – beating Worms in the final.
The men’s final went down to the last match as David Palmer put Worms 1-0 ahead, Gregory Gaultier leveled for host Praha. Marcus Berrett put Worms back in front with a 3-0 win and Andre Haschker took the game Worms needed to become European Clubs champions.
 Black & White Worms bt  Buldoci Praha 3/1
David Palmer bt Jan Koukal 10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 11-4
Nick Matthew lost to Gregory Gaultier 7-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-13
Marcus Berrett bt Petr Martin 11-8, 11-6, 11-4
Andre Haschker bt Tim Vail 11-4 ret.
After the 1:3 defeat in the 1st match, Worms beat Paderborn 3:1 in the 2nd tie. One game in favour to Paderborn gave the team of Germany’s No18 of the world Simon Rosner the 9th title in their club-history.
Simon Rösner beat Jens Schoor 11-3, 11-6, 11-2 (45m) Peter Barker lost to Nick Matthew 11-9, 9-11, 9-11, 1-11 (74m) Norman Junge lost to André Haschker 11-3, 7-11, 4-11, 2-11 (67m) Lennart Osthoff lost to Carsten Schoor 13-11, 12-14, 4-11, 5-11 (74m)
James Willstrop (le) made history in Germany, when he was able to beat Nick Matthew (ri) after 20 consecutive defeats. It was the No1 string of the 1st Bundesliga play-off match between titleholder Worms and Paderborn. Willstrops victory secured his team a 3:1 win which gives the 8-time champion Paderborn a perfect situation for the re-match on Sunday in Paderborn.
Black & White Worms – Paderborner SC 1:3 Nick Matthew lost to James Willstrop 9:11, 11:9, 6:11, 11:13 (75m) Jens Schoor lost to Simon Rösner 8:11, 12:14, 11:3, 5:11 (71m) André Haschker lost to Norman Junge 11:5, 6:11, 11:6, 5:11, 10:12 (90m) Carsten Schoor bt Lennart Osthoff 13:11, 3:11, 8:11, 13:11, 11:8 (70m)
37-year-old former World No1 and World Champion Peter Nicol (pic) presented himself in excellent form as he took on 13-years younger actual World No29 Tom Richards. In a match of the English Premier Squash League, between St George’s Hill and Surrey Health & Racquets, Richards recovered from a game down to open up a 2/1 lead over his experienced opponent. But Nicol refused to bow down – taking the 4th game and saving three match-balls from 7-10 down in the decider to win 11-8, 3-11, 5-11, 11-9, 13-11 in 64 minutes. But Nicol’s victory did not help his Surrey club to avoid the 3-2 defeat against St George’s Hill.