Oceania Junior Championship and NZ Junior Open Results

Posted: 27/04/17

Two international tournaments were held recently – the Oceania Junior Championships in Henderson and the New Zealand Junior Open in Cambridge.

Northland had a good number of juniors attend one or both of these.

The Oceania Junior Championships attracted over 200 entries including players from Australia, New Caledonia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and French Polynesia, with many of these players also playing in the New Zealand Junior Open the following weekend in Cambridge which had close to 200 entries.

Northland’s Finn Trimble who was top seed took out the Boys Under 19 Oceania title with a strong performance over fellow New Zealander Quinn Udy in the final.  Riley Vette-Blomquist came 5th in the Under 15 Boys, while Annmarie Holst placed 5th in the Under 17 Girls.

The New Zealand Junior Open saw 4th seeded Finn Trimble take back to back wins by winning the Boys Open title, with a hard fought final against Gabe Yam of Auckland.  Finn’s name now joins his brother Max’s on the boys trophy.  Anna Moselen played extremely well to win Girls Division 2, and Riley Vette-Blomquist followed up his good form at Oceanias to take out the Division 2 Boys

In between the two tournaments the annual Trans-Tasman test was played with Finn Trimble playing No 1 in the Under 19 boys and captaining New Zealand to a convincing win against the Australians for the 3rd year in a row.

Results from Oceania Junior Championships

Under 19 Boys

Finn Trimble- 1st

Shayden Toka – 17th

Under 15 Boys

Riley-Jack Vette-Blomquist – 5th

Devlin Gurr – 7/8th

Under 13 Boys

Freddie Jameson 6th

Maz Saunders – 9th

Campbell Griffin – 14th

Flynn Venmore – 15th/16th

Under 19 Girls

Zoe Dykzeul 13th

Under 17 Girls

Annmarie Holst – 5th


Results from New Zealand Junior Open

Boys Open

Finn Trimble- 1st

Shayden Toka 21st

Girls Open

Zoe Dykzeul 10th

Annmarie Holst 13/16

Boys Div 2

Riley-Jack Vette-Blomquist 1st

Boys Div 3

Devlin Gurr 2nd

Freddie Jameson 4th

Cory Ferguson 9th

Boys Div 5 

Campbell Griffin 5th

Boys Div 6

Flynn  Venmore 2nd

Boys Div 7

Paddy Ferguson 4th

Boys Div 8

Tane Traill 6th

Girls Div 2

Anna Moselen 1st

Shea Ferguson 6th

Girls Div 4

Chelsea Traill 2nd

Girls Div 5

Emmie Ferguson 4th