The WRFC squash championships were a huge hit once again this year, with a fantastic entry across all the events adding up to over 150 players taking part!
The finals day created a terrific buzz at the club across both the squash and badminton members, ending with the club championship party which included a happy hour, DJ & hog roast!
After two weeks of solid squash championship matches we arrived at the finals day on Saturday 12th May which showcased 18 finals played in a great competitive spirit.
The Club Championship was won by our Head of Squash Phil Rushworth, who now has 7 titles to his name and 6 championships in a row. Phil capped off an excellent club championship, taking the doubles title with partner James Greenhead and also the Racketball championship.
WRFC has a new ladies club champion in Natalie Machin who defeated up and coming junior Tashy Baker in the final. Natalie is a great addition to both our ladies & men’s squash at the club and it will be exciting to see her play for the WRFC teams in the near future. Natalie lost out in the family battle of the day when older brother James Machin showed no mercy with a 3-0 victory in Club Championship plate final.
The Gold Championship was won by Callum Rodgers who only dropped 1 game throughout the event, defeating Brent Weeks in the final 3-0. The Silver Championship winner was John Maclennan who overcame David Hague in the final with a 3-0 victory. The Club’s Bronze Championship was won by Monty Vivek who also had a 3-0 win over Edel Burke.
In the age group events we had yet another 5-game thriller for the second year in a row between Rob Cameron and James Greenhead. It was Rob who came out on top in fifth game to take the Over 35 Championship. James did have success later in the day though with his second successive doubles championship title with Phil Rushworth. The pair had taken a 2-0 lead over Seigo Masuda & Robert Findlay but were taken to fifth game decider, following a spirited comeback from their opposition.
The Over 45 Championship was contested by David Willis & Florin Pana. The first game was key for momentum which Willis took 16-14 after saving a number of game balls. Pana played an excellent match but Willis came out on top 3-0 following a 10-6 comeback in the third game.
A special thank you to all the squash committee for pulling the 2018 Squash Championships together and helping out throughout the evenings over the Championship fortnight. Well done to all the players who competed to make this year such a great success!
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