Roberts & Morrow North Coast Open 2019
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Green Shield Success
There is plenty of smiles among the North Coast/Hunter Squash team this week after some great performances at the Green Shield Tournament at Dural.
With over 120 players making up the five regions taking part from across the state it proved to be an action packed weekend as our players got their campaign underway Saturday against the fledgling Southern Region. There was plenty of nerves, as for many kids this is the largest event within NSW bringing together players of all abilities, with younger players competing for their first time to experienced state representatives.
Competition wound up on Sunday with North Coast/Hunter playing Western Region. Our Under 13 and Under 15 Age groups again performed strongly and were well supported by the Under 11 and 17 groups.
After compiling all results our team, Sam Moriz, Joshua Lim, Daniel Nargar Coffs Harbour and Jack Jenkinson Raymond Terrace were declared 13 Under Boys Age Champions. With Age Groups all decided players eagerly waited for the announcement of which region would be declared overall champions for 2019 and take home the Green Shield. To our surprise the efforts of all team members were realised with the announcement of the Overall regional placings for the Green Shield with North Coast/ Hunter Region taking out second place behind winners Sydney. This was a fantastic effort by the players and a fitting reward for their efforts throughout the tournament with minor placings to ACT 3 – Western 4 – Southern region 5.
Photo: 13 Under Boys Champions Josh Lim Sam Moriz CH Jack Jenkinson RT and Daniel Nargar CH winners of the 13 Under Boys Championship
North Coast / Hunter players impressive form paid off with second place in the Green Shield.
Thrilling End to Classic Squash Finals
Coffs Harbour juniors gained plenty of match time during the Coffs Harbour Junior Classic at the weekend which attracted players from Sydney region, Dubbo Western Region, North Coast region. Gold Coast, Nerang and Western Australia.
The tournament was conducted in six divisions with players aged 7 years to 19 years produced some very gutsy efforts throughout the two days of competition.
When it came to finals time there were some very tough encounters, starting with the Girls Under 17 division. This was won by Ellie Thornhill of Dorrigo from Micaylah Tidey Coffs Harbour.
However it was the Under 19 Boys Final that stole the limelight with one of the best contests since 2017 between Jacob Ford Coffs Harbour and Gregory Chan Carrara Qld and formerly of WA putting on an awesome display for spectators and the younger age groups watching. In the opening exchanges Ford powered to game ball before Chan got into rhythm and found himself down one game. Greg faired better in the second game
but Ford had raced to a two game lead as he continued to take the ball early and attack strongly. The third game saw Greg raise his consistency and with less pace was able to move the ball short taking the third and fourth games to draw level.
In the deciding game little separated the two talented players as neither gained the ascendancy until 7-7 where Ford was able to pressure Chan to the corners with a flurry of clean placements to wrap up a thrilling win.
After the match a smiling and elated Jacob said “ that was tough, really close but glad I was able to finish strong at the end and get the win”
In other matches Mitchell Black Thornleigh took out the Under 17 Mixed Division with Shona Coxsedge runner up. Samuel Moriz continued his strong showing in the Under 15 Boys, recording a good win against Oliver Schirmer of Ballina. In the Under 13 Mixed Division Flynn Bartlett Qld proved to strong for Tara Black of Thornleigh with Jye Pursch Coffs Harbour putting in a strong performance to win the 3-4 playoff.
The Under 11 division was full of surprises and showcased the emerging talents in the Coffs Harbour region. Winner was Daniel Lim with Madison Nargar runner up, putting in a very impressive effort in the final going down in four great games.
Under 19 Boys Jacob Ford CH def Gregory Chan Carrara Qld 11/1 11/5 6/11 6/11 11/7 (37m)
Under 17 Mixed Mitchell Black Thornleigh def Shona Coxsedge Nerang Qld 11/3 11/6 11/4 (17m)
Under 17 Girls Ellie Thornhill Dorrigo def Micaylah Tidey CH 11/7 11/7 11/4 (17m)
Under 15 Boys Samuel Moriz CH def Oliver Schirmer Ballina 11/8 11/9 11/7 (22m)
Under 13 Mixed Flynn Bartlett Carrara Qld def Tara Black Thornleigh 11/2 11/7 11/5 (12m)
Under 11/13 Mixed Daniel Lim CH def Madison Nargar CH 11/6 10/12 11/2 11/9 (20m)
Encouragement Award Baxter Corcoran
Sportsmanship Award Mitchell Black
1. Daniel Lim Winner Madison Nargar R/up U11/13
2. Gregory Chan R/Up Jacob Ford Winner U/19 Sponsor Elise Moriz
3. Jacob Ford and Mitchell Black
4. Isaac Lim and Braylyn Thornhill ¾ playoff U11/13
5. Shona Coxsedge lines up a return at the Coffs Junior Classic
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