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The 2019 Cableway's Challenge was won by Sunnyvale Squash Club team made up of Andy Toomey, Polly McMullan, Russell Burgess, Shar Pepper & Nigel O'Leary.
Second place went to Otago University on 14 points followed by Palmerston, Otago & Pirates in 3rd equal place, all on 12 points. Sunnyvale will now play off with the top club from Central Otago for the Cableway's Shield. Click on the file below to view full results
The Otago District 'Open' in conjunction with the Otago Championships was held at the Otago Squash Club over the weekend with 100 players taking part. High quality squash was a feature of the weekend with many results decided in the fifth set. Other pleasing aspects of the tournament were the number of women entrants especially those reasonably new to the sport. Also notable were the results of our Otago junior squad members with Matt Butcher (Taieri) taking out the Men's 'A' grade; Jack Maffey (Otago), the Men's 'E' and Gracin Harrex runner-up in the Men's 'D'.
The Men's Championship was won by top-seed Mitch Kempton (Otago University) from club mate and a new player to the Otago squash scene Hua Shin Tan.
Ange Button (Otago) reversed the result of 2018 championship by beating Sam Cross from Pirates.
Full results below:
Open Grade - Men: Mitchell Kempton (Otago University) 1st; Hua Shin Tan (Otago University) 2nd; Regan McNaught (Otago University) S/Plate; Nick Burns (Canterbury) Plate; Daniel Hewson (Otago) Con/Plate
Open Grade – Women: Ange Button (Otago) 1st; Sam Cross (Pirates) 2nd; Rangi Clark (Otago) 3rd; Bianca Malcolm (Otago University) 4th
‘A’ Grade - Men: Matt Butcher (Taieri) 1st; Brad Suddaby (Otago University) 2nd; Nathan Hewson (Otago) S/Plate; Shaun Funnell (Pirates) Plate; Jake Gawn (Otago University) Con/Plate
‘A’ Grade – Women: Georgia Stumbles (Otago) 1st; Melanie Borrell (Otago) 2nd; Kerri Bridgman (Otago) S/Plate; Megan Vintiner (Otago) Con/Plate
‘B’ Grade - Men: Iain Hewson (Otago) 1st; Justin Lobb (Palmerston) 2nd; Brendon Cross (Taieri) S/Plate; Greg Paul (Pirates) Plate; Scott Thurlow (Southland) Con/Plate
‘C’ Grade – Men: Chris Fergusson (Pirates) 1st ; Jeremy Botting (Taieri) 2nd; Regan Miller (Taieri) S/Plate; Gerrit Roux (Otago) Plate; Josh Moore (Otago) Con/Plate
‘D’ Grade – Men: Stephen Nota (Pirates) 1st; Gracin Harrex (Taieri) 2nd; Aaron Warner (Canterbury) S/Plate; Josh Marshall (Otago University) Plate; Aaron Pool (Taieri) Con/Plate
‘E’ Grade - Men: Jack Maffey (Otago) 1st; Barnabas Radics (Otago University) 2nd; Lee Fobbester (Pirates) S/Plate; Martin Au (Otago University) Plate; Phil Dawson (Pirates) Con/Plate
‘A’ Grade – Mixed: Jason Wereta (Pirates) 1st; Alice Hollows (Maniototo) 2nd; Luke Wilson (Otago) S/Plate; Grace George (Otago University) Plate; Judy Gorman (Sunnyvale) Con/Plate
‘B’ Grade – Mixed: Niall Pearson (Pirates) 1st; Jamie Coppins (Pirates) 2nd; Kay Baldock (Pirates) S/Plate;
Janine Roux (Otago) Plate; Holly Taucher (Otago University) Con/Plate
‘C’ Grade – Mixed: Stephanus Swart (Sunnyvale) 1st; Helen Brownlie (Sunnyvale) 2nd; Jarrod Noakes (Otago) S/Plate; Sally Brown (Otago) Plate; Hardy Blackwood (Taieri) Con/Plate
‘D’ Grade – Mixed: Praneet Dabral (Otago University) 1st; Bridgette Jones (Otago) 2nd; Hannah Hampton (Otago) S/Plate; Lara Peevers (Otago) Plate; Julia Oliver (Otago) Con/Plate
‘E’ Grade – Mixed: Kelly Whitten (Pirates) Sari Robins-Laughton (Sunnyvale) 2nd; Kate Haywood (Otago) S/Plate; Kim Blackwood (Otago) Plate; Shona Cumming (Otago) Con/Plate
The Otago Squash Club Junior One Day Tournament (2nd of the HEAD Junior Series) was held last weekend. Players from Wanaka, Cromwell, Alexandra, Gore and of course Dunedin took part. Final results were:
Boy's A - Daniel Hewson (Otago -1st); Matt Butcher (Taieri - 2nd) & Nathan Hewson (Otago - 3rd)
Boy's B - Ashton Hansen (Gore - 1st); Patrick Coombe (Otago - 2nd) & Hayden Butcher (Taieri - 3rd)
Boy's C - Jak Haworth (Alexandra -1st); Trent Ainsley (Cromwell - 2nd); Harley Turnbull
(Alexandra - 3rd)
Boy's D - Vinne Gable (Otago - 1st); Freddie Pankhurst (Otago - 2nd); Logan Bosworth (Otago - 3rd)
Mixed A - Jamie Crashley (Taieri - 1st); George Sargood-Ross (Wanaka - 2nd) Grace Brenssell (Cromwell - 3rd)
Mixed B - Melanie Button (Otago - 1st); Myah Turnbull (Alexandra - 2nd); Amelia Hewson (Otago - 3rd)
Click on file below to view HEAD Junior Series Points