2019 Central Open

 With 78 odd entries from Central, Eastern and Wellington districts the competition ran over 3 days at the 3 court complex in Dannevirke.  The Womens Open had a clear winner in the young Jena Gregory from Eastern who dominated the competition in the 4 draw womens open with Abbie Holmes of Hawera taking second from the other two Eastern challengers.  

The Men's Open draw was much more closely fought with a tight 8 draw headed by number 1 seed Kent Darlington (Whanganui) who was also the oldest in the draw.  Kent originally from Dannevirke had to fight hard against Jordan Bell in the final to take the win in 5 and the Open Mens title for the first time ever.

Division winners were:

David Walsh Building - Mens Open Kent Darlington

Jason Holt Firewood Women's Open - Jena Gregory

HT Illsley Building - Men's Div 1 - Adam Johnston

Mark Turton Fencing Womens Div 1 - Claudia Hawkes

Barber Climate & Electrical - Mens Div 2 - Daniel Fridd

Hewitts Motorcycles - Women's Div 2 - Kelsey MacKay

Stanco - Men's Div 3 - Men's Div 4 - Jackson Clement

MCL and Associates - Women's Div 3 - Colleen Hollows

Mark the Shark Christinson - Men's Div 4 - Robert Leith

For Farms NZ - Women's Div 4 - Annabel Chilcott

Activate Gym - Men's Div 5 - James Stanyon

Infinity Foundation - Women's Div 5 - Elizabeth Laws

Alliance Group  - Junior Division - Logan Leith


A huge thank you to Aaron, Kelly, Erana and all the team at the wonderful and very warm Dannevirke Squash Club, they were great hosts and put in some big hours to host this event.  Be sure to get to their next tourney and enjoy their great hospitality.