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ABOVE: Monday night winners (l-r) Bob Aitken, Jamie Disson, Al Morrison and Allison Bennett.

Yamba Squash finals run and won

 ABOVE: Monday night winners (l-r) Bob Aitken, Jamie Disson, Al Morrison and Allison Bennett.
ABOVE: Monday night winners (l-r) Bob Aitken, Jamie Disson, Al Morrison and Allison Bennett.
ABOVE: Wednesday night winners (l-r) Paul Smith, Barry Serjeant and Kash Robinson.
ABOVE: Wednesday night winners (l-r) Paul Smith, Barry Serjeant and Kash Robinson.

The Winter squash competition at Yamba Squash Centre has wrapped up with a few surprising results. The Monday competition saw the ‘Rabbits’ team of Bob Aitken and Jamie Disson take on the ‘Panthers’ team of Al Morrison and Allison Bennett. Bob and Al went on first and with Al diving, jumping and running all over the court to cover Bob’s tricky slow shots it was only fitting that he won in four. To Bob’s credit, he played way better than his age would indicate.
Next on was Allison Bennett and Jamie Disson. Allison had only just played her semi final which was a five setter and then had to step back on the court for her final. Allison won the first game and Jamie the second but Allison got her second wind and went on to win the match in four. Hopefully it’s an omen for the ‘Panthers’.
The Wednesday night final was between the fourth placed ‘Warrior’ team of Kash Robinson and Robert Hodson and the third placed team of Paul Smith and Jack Skippen. Unfortunately Robert was sidelined with an injury so Barry Serjeant had to step in and take on Jack. After his win the week before, Jack was expected to win this match easy (sorry Barry), but once Barry got into a rhythm with his game there was no stopping him and he won 2-1. Next on was Kash Robinson against Paul Smith and Kash was on fire and won in three.
Both finals nights enjoyed pizzas and refreshments and a big thank you to Kane and Tash from Bean Scene who contributed to the prizes.
Next up are the 2016 Yamba Club Championships. The draws are on the notice board at the courts with the semis on Wednesday, September 14 and finals the 15th. Both these nights will see some high quality squash matches. Michael Davidson is missing from the Mens A grade so it opens up to players who have come close to the finals but never made it. The No. 1 player Tony McFarlane will of course be the man to beat. The Spring competition, which is the last for the year, will start straight after the club championships so if you’re thinking about a new sport for summer then give us a call or come in and see Steve or Sue at the Yamba Squash Centre.
Susan Pilley

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