August 12, 2014

A reminder to get your entries in for these upcoming tournaments


Christchurch Interclub

It is getting closer to the end of winter interclub and a reminder of the format as we head into semi's and finals.

  • Most grades have their final round-robin matches this week. Next week will be semi's - 1 vs 4, 2 vs 3, 5 vs 8, 6 vs 7.
  • "Finals" will then be played, which will give final placings in the grade. ALL teams play a semi and a final.
  • Some grades still have a further two weeks of round-robin play. These rounds will go up on iSquash once I know the venues for the semi's. These grades will then play semi's and finals after this.
  • Women's Div 1 will go straight to "finals", eg 1 vs 2, 3 vs 4, 5 vs 6. (This was communicated to captains at the start of the round)

ENTERING RESULTS - It is even more important at this stage of the competition that you enter team results as soon as possible. The draw for all grades cannot be created until every result is entered. Please don't hold up the process by being late entering your results. If you cannot access iSquash please contact me and I will enter the result for you. 


Congratulations to Canterbury Juniors

Waimea and Nelson Squash Clubs hosted the New Zealand Secondary School's Champs over the weekend. Well done to Christchurch Boys' High who came runner-up. The winners were actually the defending champions, Tauranga Boys' High and Epsom Girl's Grammar.

Five juniors from Canterbury were named in the tournament teams to travel to Australia later this month. Congratulations to Quinn Udy and Joe Williams (senior boys), Lwamba Chileshe and Temwa Chileshe (junior boys), and Amelia Wadsworth (junior girls).

Odering and Sim take Canterbury squash titles

Top seed Adam Odering and second seed Emma Sim have come through to win the Squash Canterbury Open Championships’ men’s and women’s titles respectively. Playing on their home courts at Christchurch Football Club, Odering and Sim capped off a successful weekend of squash for the Football Club, winning five out of the seven divisions. After a tough first round match, Odering came through the draw fairly comfortably and met third seed Matt Smith in the final. Spectators were treated to a tight tussle with Odering prevailing 13-11 in the fourth game. The women’s final went right down to the wire with Sim coming back from two games down to hold out West Coast and top seed Erin Ellery 15-6 in the fifth. A great two weeks for Sim, who took out the Burnside Open the previous weekend. Two promising juniors battled out the men’s division two final, with Blenheim’s Ben Roughan triumphing over Temwa Chileshe 15-7 in the fourth. This is excellent preparation for next weekend’s South Island Age Group event in Oamaru.

Full results:
Mens Open: Adam Odering (1) d. Matt Smith (3) 11/6, 11/7, 8/11, 13/11
Womens Open: Emma Sim (2) d. Erin Ellery (1) 9/15, 10/15, 15/8, 15/8, 15/6
Men Division 2: Ben Roughan (1) d. Temwa Chileshe (6) 10/15, 15/5, 15/5, 15/7
Womens Division 2: Kirsty Mather (3) d. Helen Benington (1) 15/12, 9/15, 15/9, 15/11
Mens Division 3: Ray Tahana (1) d. Nick Taylor (7) 15/8, 15/13, 15/12
Mens Division 4: Pierce Lloyd (2) d. Clayton Aubrey (1) 15/7, 15/12, 15/10
Junior: Henry Dobbs (2) d. Todd Ryley (1) 15/5, 15/10, 15/10

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