The NZ Champion of Champions is a national event that ran for the first time in 2012
The Champion of Champions is a national event that ran for the first time in 2012.
The format is similar to that of the Super Champs, but played on an individual basis. District Champion of Champions events will be held in each district, where entrants will play off for the title of District Champion for each grade (A-F, men and women). These champions will also earn the right to represent their district at the National Champion of Champions event, at which the eleven District Champions in each grade will fight for the title of Champion of Champions in their grade.
Northland has three National Champion of Champion winners for 2016!
10 Northland players competed at the tournament which was held at the Putaruru Squash Club last weekend.
Keri Rhodes won the C Grade Mens title, it was a tough battle for him with Wellington’s James Gould, and with games going back and forth it was Rhodes who was able to clinch the win in an exciting 5 setter.
It was a battle of the opposite ends of the country with Ocean Shadbolt taking on Southlands Rachel Wilson. This match also went back and forth with both players throwing everything on the line in the fifth, Ocean managed to take the D Grade ladies title in this enthralling five setter.
In the E Grade mens Casper Tyson claimed the win from Sam Fletcher of Central after fighting back from losing the first game to take the win in 4.
Emma Tyson fought hard in her F/J Grade final but went down to Nicky Schrafft from Central in 4.
This was hosted by Squashgym at Palmerston North from 30 October to 1 November following Northland’s District final which was hosted by Kaitaia Squash Club on the 4 – 6 September.
We had 6 Northlanders making the long trek to Palmy to play in this event and we came away with 3 national titles!! Congratulations to Ben Sweeny (C Grade Men’s Champion), Nirelle McDonald (C Grade Ladies Champion) and Tayla McDonald (E Grade Ladies Champion).
The 2014 Champion of Champions National Finals was hosted by Tawa Squash Club from 31 October to 2 November. While we had no winners this time, 3 of our Northland players made finals.
Northland players picked up three of the titles on offer at Champion of Champions National Finals this weekend.
The Champion of Champions National Finals, kindly sponsored by Head, were held at Burnside Squash Club and Squashways from 1-2 November, and attracted 95 entries from around the country.