Squash doubles

Great fun!: The spring squash competition players enjoy the competition offered at the Crookwell Squash Centre.
Nanjing Night Net

We know that playing squash is fun, but have a thought about those playing squash doublesthis past weekend at Crookwell Squash Centre.

This means that there are four players on the court instead of two!

DOUBLES: Players, Richard Gatty, Kathryn Nagle, Stephen Fry and Meg Thomas.

These players were from the higher grades to the lower, and ages from nearly 70-years down to just 10-years.

This year the Centre hosted the Crookwell Xmas Doubles Squash Tournament for the 13th year.

It was the biggest Doubles Tournament ever held in Crookwell, with 64 teams from 85 players, who participated in men’s, ladiesand mixed events.

As well as locals from Crookwell and Goulburn, there were over 70 players from Canberra, Bathurst Grenfell, Queensland and Sydney areas; all here for a physical weekend with lots of fun.

The Squash Centre was transformed into ‘tent city’ which only added to the atmosphere.

Other players stayed at local accommodation to which they return year-after-year.

As Xmas is so close, this Tournament is always a special one where players get into the spirit by playing in fancy dress. The special prize went to ‘Marvellous’ Tim Toohey and Davina Harding (Syd and Dapto) followed closely by ‘Turtle Recall’ – Mick Bayley and Simon Hine (ACT & Bathurst).

Everyone enjoyed a ‘big barbecue’ on Saturday night at the Crookwell Bowling Club with exciting matches continuing on Sunday. Players battled through the rain (squash is an all weather sport) with matches culminating in Finals on Sunday.

The Mens Open winners were ‘The 3 Wall Boast’ – Victor Hulubinskyj (Sydney) and Robert Frew (Sydney).

The Ladies Open winners were ‘Diasies’ – Carolyn Bouk (QLD) and Rhonda Bottacia (QLD).

The Mixed Open winners were ‘Batman Returns’ Mick Bayley (ACT) and Lorraine Rae (ACT).

Matthew and Karen Benjamin would like to thank all the players and spectators for their support.

And another thank you to local Hotel, Motels and Bed and Breakfasts, local cafes andthe Crookwell people in general for making our guests feel very welcome.

They look forward to the first of three squash tournaments of the year to be held at the end of February.

Most grades are catered for and there is also an event for novices.

They will commence the new competitions for experienced and new players.

If you would like to give it a go contact Karen on 48321355.

In the meantime, “we wish all a very merry Christmas and safe 2017.”

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