The E grade Mangakahia guys in Tawa also had a great tournament and ended up placing 4th, upsetting some higher seeded teams along the way.Well done to the Whangarei Squash Club on hosting a very successful D Grade SuperChamps national finals event.
The District and National Superchamps events are played to identify the strongest club in the country for each grade.
Teams are composed of five players per club that are in the same grade (B, C, D, E and F for both men and women). At the District SuperChamps Eliminations clubs in a single district play off to find the district champion in each grade. The district champion is then eligible to travel to the National SuperChamps finals to play off for the national title. Teams contest ties in round-robin and/or knockout format, with the team that wins three or more matches declared the winner.
This competition is one of the most popular events on the calendar. It provides an opportunity for every player, regardless of grade, to compete to be a national champion.
Squash NZ SuperChamp Rules 2019 Superchamps finalised rules 2019 (1)
Squash Northland’s SuperChamps Policy for composite teams superchamps-policy
Grading List Eligibility Date: 12th June 2020
(Please note: to appear on the 14 June grading list for a particular club, players will need to have been removed to that club NO LATER THAN 11 June)
Team Entries close: June 12th
Northland District Finals:
June 19-21 venue to be confirmed
Hosts for the SuperChamps National Finals 2020
September 23 to 26
B Grades – Squashgym Palmerston North
C Grades – Hawkes Bay Lawn Tennis and Squash
D Grades – Marlborough College Old Boys
E Grades – Oamaru Squash Club
F/J Grades – Manurewa Squash Club
2019 SuperChamps Results
Northland had 3 teams compete in the National SuperChamps this year with all 3 teams beating their seedings.
The Kamo C Grade ladies, who were playing in Napier, had a great start by winning all their pool matches and topping their pool then going on to win their semi final 4 1. They then faced a tough final against Havelock North going down 3 1 , and so ending up as the runner-ups – a fantastic effort!
The Whangarei C grade men were also in Napier, they came 2nd in their pool, only losing to the local Hawkes Bay team who were the eventual winners. After an extremely close semi final, only just going down 3 2 in the final game they ended up in 4th position.
A great tournament also for the Mangakahia E Grade mens team who went to Christchurch. They ended up in 5th place beating the top seeds along the way and playing some great squash with close ties that could have gone either way.
2017 SuperChamps Results
The Whangarei Ladies team took out the national title at the C Grade SuperChamps finals which were held at the Royal Oak Squash Club. It is the first SuperChamps title for the Whangarei Squash Club. The ladies were top seed and lived up to their seeding, playing BOP club Taneatua in the final and winning 4 1.
An outstanding result for the team of Kate Wauchop, Delwyn Houlihan, Vicki Ferguson, Sharon McDonald, Pippa Saunders and Shea Ferguson with Annie Greene the coach and Megan Turner the manager.
Northland had 3 teams compete in this years National Superchamps finals over the weekend.
The Dargaville D Grade men went to Taupo for their finals and ended up placing 8th after some close matches.
The Mid-Western C Grade men were also playing at Royal Oak, and from being seeded last, did remarkably well to top their pool and contest the final against Hamilton, which they ended up losing in a intense 3-1 battle.
See Squash Northland’s SuperChamps Policy for composite teams superchamps-policy
Final results from our Northland teams participating in the 2016 National SuperChamps finals. Over 90 teams from around New Zealand were taking part in this years finals.
Whangarei B Grade Men – 10/10
Whangarei B Grade Ladies – 8/8
Whangarei C Grade Men – 10/11
Mid-Western D Grade Men – 9/10
Whangarei D Grade Ladies – 7/10
Although Northland didn’t come away with any silverware this year all the teams gave it their all and enjoyed their experiences.
Kaitaia won the C Grade Ladies Superchamps national title for 2015.
An outstanding result for the team of Cindy Hassan, Nirelle McDonald, Vicki Ferguson, Gemma Turketo, Fiona Hailes, Penny Froggatt and Tracey Klaricich who beat Hawkes Bay Squash Club in a close final in Taumaranui.
Our other superchamps teams also did Northland proud, all having some great results and beating their seedings.
Final positions for Northland teams:
Whangarei B Grade Ladies – 4th place,
Kaitaia C Grade Ladies – 1st place
Mangakahia C Grade Men – 8th place
Whangarei D men Grade Men – 8th place
Kamo E Grade Men – 3rd place
Kamo F Grade Ladies – 2nd place
In 2014 Northland had two Superchamps teams crowned as national champions – Maungaturoto E grade ladies and Manaia club secured the D Grade Ladies trophy.
Other Northland teams competing in the 2014 Superchamps were – Whangarei B Grade Mens and Ladies, Kaitaia C Grade Ladies and Whangarei C Grade Mens.