Wishing Local Juniors Micaylah Tidey, Lachlan Walmsley, Sebastian Williams and Madison Nargar the best of luck at the Australian Junior Open.
To follow the draws and results – https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/2022-Australian-Junior-Open-P-3
Friday 18 Feb
Men’s Quarter Finals
Rhys Dowling AUS def (9/16) James Lloyd AUS 3/0 11-6 11-1 11-3 (17m)
Rex Hedrick AUS def (4) Rohan Toole AUS 3/0 11-5 11-5 11-5 (33m)
(9/16) David Turner AUS lost to (9/16) Josh Larkin AUS 0/3 7-11 7-11 2-11 (30m)
(7) Benjamin Ratcliffe AUS lost to (2) Joseph White AUS 0/3 5-11 5-11 3-11 (29m)
Proceedings started early with the Official Welcome by Coffs Harbour’s Mayor Paul Amos. Jo Brodie, Squash Australia President also spoke highly of the efforts to bring the Roberts and Morrow North Coast Open to happen and the support of the playing public, who had travelled long distances to participate over the 4 days of competition.
Quarter Final action started with No 1 seed, Rhys Dowling taking on James Lloyd, who had ousted no 6 seed Thomas Calvert. Dowling settled early with tight drives and keeping Lloyd to the back court. Dowling intensified the pressure in games 2 and 3 to run out a comfortable winner and advance to Saturday’s semi’s 9/16 Joshua Larkin continued his progress with another straight games win over David Turner. Both players were prepared to work the ball Particularly to the backhand court, with Larkin lifting his consistency to run out winner in three entertaining games.
Player Comments Rhys Dowling was impressive with his win tonight and said ? Happy to get the win in 3, should be fresh for tomorrow”
Josh Larkin stated “ Very hot! Dave played well, moved well. Overall solid quarter final match. Glad I got up, now to rest and recover for semi final tomorrow”
Saturday 19th Feb Semi Finals
Rhys Dowling AUS v (9/16) Rex Hedrick AUS
(9/16) Joshua Larkin AUS v Joseph White AUS
Women’s Quarter Finals
Sarah Cardwell AUS def (8) Madison Lyon AUS 3/0 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 (19m)
9/16 Maggie Marshall AUS lost to (4) Alex Hayden AUS 0/3 4-11, 3-11, 8-11, (21m)
(3) Tamika Hunt AUS lost to (5) Rachael Grinham AUS 2/3 4-11 8-11 11-8 11-7 6-11 (60m)
(6) Selena Shaikh lost to (2) Jessica Turnbull AUS 0/3 7-11 5-11 5-11 (22m)
Quarter Final Match Report
Seeds moved through to the semi-finals with the only upset coming in what was the best match of the night between (3)Tamika Hunt and (5/8) Rachael Grinham. A slow start by Hunt saw Grinham take a two games to nil lead before Hunt settled and started a gutsy fightback taking the third and fourth games to draw level. The deciding fifth game could have gone either way with Grinham holding steady to clinch the match and move into the semi-finals. In other matches Jessica Turnbull moved strongly to record a good win against Selena Shaikh. Turnbull is a past winner and is through to the semi-finals.
Player Comments Women’s Quarter Finals
Jessica Turnbull stated “ Happy to get a win today. Hit some good length which saved me. Selena is a tricky opponent som I am happy to get through in 3″
Women’s Semi Finals
Sarah Cardwell AUS v (4) Alex Hayden AUS
(9/16) Rachael Grinham AUS v Jessica Turnbull AUS
Results – Thursday 17th Feb
Men’s First Round Results
Rhys Dowling AUS def (9/16) Lachlan Coxsedge AUS 3/0 11-8 11-1 11-3 (17m)
James Lloyd AUS def (8) Thomas Calvert AUS 3/1 9-11 11-1 11-3 11-3 (32m)
(6) Damon McMillan AUS (9/16) lost to Rex Hedrick AUS 0/3 5-11 3-11 4-11
(9/16) Jamie Pattison AUS lost to (4) Rohan Toole AUS 0/3 3-11 4-11 5-11 (18m)
Nicholas Calvert AUS lost to (9/16) David Turner AUS 0/3 6-11 5-11 5-11 (23m)
(9/16) Josh Larkin AUS def (5) Jack Hudson AUS 3/0 11/7 11/6 11/7 (27m)
(7) Benjamin Ratcliffe AUS def (9/16) Bradley Fullick AUS 3/0 13/11 11/8 11/8 (41m)
(9/16) Dylan Molinaro AUS lost to (2) Joseph White AUS 3/0 3-11 11-13 8-11 (43m)
First Round Report
Players were eager to get on court in very warm conditions at Coffs Harbour tonight with the first round match up’s looking very different in very testing times, resulting in some upsets. There was a good crowd present to witness the contest between No 2 seed, Joseph White and Dylan Molinaro with White withstanding a spirited challenge by Molinaro in the second and third games and after 43 minutes advanced to the Quarter Finals stage.
Unseeded Rex Hedrick proved to strong for Damon McMillan, controlling the flow of rallies from the front and not allowing McMillan to gain any advantage to move through to the next round in straight games.
The tournament program opened with a rousing session by the PSA players all contributing in a Junior Clinic, to encourage and have fun with club juniors participating in the support program of Graded events.
Player Comments Men -After his match, Joseph White said “ Happy to get off to a good start this week with a 3-0 win. Dylan has been playing well and he is a tricky player to play. Being a summer event this year court’s are nice and warm so I’m expecting some more long matches are ahead”
Rex Hedrick reflected on his match and appearance here in Coffs Harbour “ Good to be back in Coffs after 11 years. I thought I started well and was able to keep in going . Looking forward to the quarters”.
Friday 18 Feb
Men’s Quarter Finals
Rhys Dowling AUS V (9/16) James Lloyd AUS
Rex Hedrick AUS V (4) Rohan Toole AUS
(9/16) David Turner AUS V (9/16) Josh Larkin AUS
(7) Benjamin Ratcliffe AUS V 92) Joseph White AUS
Thursday 17 Feb
Women’s First Round
Sarah Cardwell AUS v (Bye)
(9/16) Sze Yu Lee AUS lost to (8) Madison Lyon AUS 0-3 2-11 5-11 7-11 (18m)(7) Jessica Osborne AUS lost to (9/16) Maggy Marshall AUS 1-3 5-119-11 11-6 7-11 (28m)
(bye) v (4) Alex Haydon AUS
3 Tamika Hunt AUS v (bye)
(Bye) v (5) Rachael Grinham AUS
(6) Selena Shaikh AUS def (9/16)
Heather Pilley AUS 3/0 11-4 11-8 11-3 (19m)
(bye) v (2) Jessica Turnbull AUS
Player Comments Women Selena Said “ Always good to play Heather. Great to be back on court. Felt I moved well and looking forward to tomorrow’s match in the quarters.”
Women’s Quarter Finals
Sarah Cardwell AUS v (8) Madison Lyon AUS
9/16 Maggie Marshall AUS v (4) Alex Hayden AUS
(3) Tamika Hunt AUS v (5) Rachael Grinham AUS
(6) Selena Shaikh v (2) Jessica Turnbull AUS
Thursday afternoon is the Junior Clinic with the PSA players 4pm-5pm
Thursday Night from 6pm the Men’s PSA Event will commence
Friday night will see the Women’s PSA, Men’s PSA and Graded and Junior events start with the Official Opening at 5:45pmCome along and participate, support all the players and enjoy the Friday action with light finger food and refreshments available.
Make sure to follow all the action via our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/coffssquash
For full draws and resultshttps://www.sportyhq.com/…/Roberts-Morrow-North-Coast…
Due to the forever changing conditions please refer to the draw regularly.
Congratulations to Coffs Harbour Juniors – Madison Nargar, Micaylah Tidey, Joshua Walmsley and Seb Williams on being selected to represent NSW at the Australian Junior Championships at Woden Squash Centre, Canberra in December.
Entries are now Open For the Roberts & Morrow North Coast Open 2021
NOW Rescheduled for NOV 25th – 28th and NOW a TOUR 10!!!!!!!!!!
PSA entries close 3rd October
Graded nd Junior Events Close 17th November
Entries can be made via https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/Roberts-Morrow-North-Coast-Open-2021
Extremely Excited to be announced as a finalist in the Coffs Coast Business Awards in the Tourism, Experiences and Events Category.
Thankyou to each and everyone of our customers who have supported our events
looking forward to celebrating with our fellow nominated business from across the region.
Term 2 Registration for LITTLE SQUASHIES Now OPEN