After 8 days of intense competition at the North Shore Squash Club the Teams Champions have been crowned and the World Masters Games 2017 squash event has wrapped up. The final medals of the squash event for the teams competition were presented by Susie Simcock World Masters Games 2017 ambassador and ex-WSF president on Saturday night at the North Shore Squash Club.
In the 35+ Recreational Team Tahiti (Herve Roignant, Phillippe Rougier, Beatrice Villa) proved to be too strong for their competitors winning all of their ties and claiming the title. The silver medal went to the Melbourne All Stars (Gillian Diggle, Melanie Runciman, Luke Weir) whilst bronze went to Gulf Harbour Social Squash (Allison, Bailie, Clayton Bailie, Gary Catlin, Simon Rutten, Penny Small). The silver and bronze medals were tightly contested going back to a countback to determine the winners!
In the 35+ Open Rossins Rebels (Neil Rossin, Trina Moore, Gary Duberly, Shelley Kitchen) took out Pool A and then went on to take out the winners of Pool B Yellow and Black (Paul Gardiner, Corey Love, Juli Voykovic, Todd Wilson) to claim the gold medal. It was The Young Ones (Diane Antonsen, Lawrence Malan, Dale Robbins, Daniel Woolbank) who secured the bronze position over Team Decrepit (Clark Ellery, Erin Ellery, Adrian Mennell) in a tight 2/1 win.
In the 45+ Recreational it was a three way count back for the top 3 teams and it seemed it could go any way. It was Naked Hernia Squash (Conrad Jones, Paul Raynes, Richard Shera, Mark Smith, Rachael Utumapu) that took the win on a nail biting count back whilst Squash Logic 1 (Alan McRorie, Garry Pirie, Janet Simpkins, Rodney Simpkins, Robert Sims) took out the silver and Team Tuche (Cedric Still, Christophe Ringuenoire, Jeff van Driel, Heather Scott) took out the bronze.
In the 45+ Open 2 Old, 2 Slow, 1 Sober (Amanda Kennedy, Akhtar Khokhar, Tanya Laurence) were the winners of the bronze over Jo & Ken (Russell Clark, David Gell, Alvin Maharaj, Joanne Noonan, David Smithson) whilst Damon’s Devil’s (Diana Bennett, Nick Griffiths, Annette Hall, Christopher Hall, Ryan Quinn) claimed the silver medal losing out 3/0 to The Bloody Cesar’s (Julie Kessler, Susan Lawrence, Denis Theriault, Steve Wren).
In the 55+ Recreational WMG unite (Dianne Cook, Michael Millington, Vicki Kitchen) took the bronze medal placing whilst Odds & Sods (Rod Clarke, Sarndra Kennedy, Kay Baldock, Ruth Farr) couldn’t quite take out Vikings from the North (Sven Lilja, Peter Lindja, Jane Mackie, Christine Cooper) with Odds & Sods claiming silver and Vikings from the North claiming Gold.
In the 55+ Open World 1 (Gordan Benbow, Trevor Harvey, Laura Ramsay, Frank Wadsworth) were the bronze winners whilst Beauty and The Beast (Wayne Seebeck, Mary Turnbull, Freda Walker, Mark Waldin, Lawrence Skurr) took silver and G&T (Pippa Green, Roger Green and Mark Taylor) took the top spot.
It has been a great 8 days of squash with all matches being played in great spirits. We would like to extend our thanks to the North Shore Squash Club for hosting the event and all the volunteers and other personnel who have made the event an exceptional one.