After a good night’s sleep and feeling a little dusty from the journey down, the group arose amped up to play. We arrived at the club and were treated like gold the moment we walked in the door. Having no idea about any of the draws, as we were only given match times, we soon found all a players ranging from divisions Open to C grade.
The Sydneysiders had great success taking out the Men’s Open (Aaron Frankcomb), runner’s up in the Women's Open (Moana Gray), third place in the Women’s open (Tiffany Hau all the way from USA from Middlebury College - Squash team), third place in the men’s state grade (Leif Watkin), Runner-up in the A grade (Danny Joukhadar), Runner-up in the C grade (Michael Mazzone). Both Raymond Riccardi and Nick Fletcher also had great runs in the State grade having the opportunity to play some different faces and gain some valuable experience.
The hospitality from Bega Squash club was an unforgettable experience. A lot of our guys and girls have not been to a country event before and it opened up their eyes to how fun country events are. Across the weekend they let us hit on the golf driving range, helped us with transport, had an amazing Saturday night dinner dance and not to mention the smooth sailing of the tournament all weekend allowing us to get away early on Sunday to arrive back in Sydney at a decent time.
A big THANK-YOU goes out to Troy, Dennis and John the major sponsors for the event, our group had a ball. The whole group was sure they will be back again next year. Not to mention a big thank you for our Eski full of BEGA CHEESE!!!!!