Crookwell Christmas doubles competition

We know that playing squash is fun, but have a thought about those playing squash doubles last weekend at Crookwell Squash Centre.  This meant that there are four players on the court instead of two!   These were from the higher grades to the lower ones and aged from nearly 70 years down to 15 years old.

This year the Centre hosted the Crookwell Xmas Doubles Squash Tournament for the 14th year. It was up there as one of the biggest doubles tournament ever held in Crookwell, with 64 teams from 78 players, who participated in men’s, ladies’ and mixed events.

Participants came from Canberra, Bathurst, Grenfell, Queensland and Sydney areas to swell the local Crookwell and Goulburn numbers.  

The Squash Centre was transformed into ‘tent city’ which added to the atmosphere. Other players stayed at local accommodation.

PRESENTATION: Men's Open Finalists-Karen Benjamin, Jeff Row, Nathan Fuller, David Fuller, Mick Bayley and Matthew Benjamin. Photo: Supplied

PRESENTATION: Men's Open Finalists-Karen Benjamin, Jeff Row, Nathan Fuller, David Fuller, Mick Bayley and Matthew Benjamin. Photo: Supplied

As Xmas is so close, this tournament is always a special one, where players get into the spirit with fancy dress.  The special prize went to ‘Ghostly Stiffs’ Michelle Barney and Mitchell Foord.

The Men’s Open winners were ‘Wong is White’ – David Fuller Bathurst) and Nathan Fuller (Wyong).  The Ladies Open winners were ‘Zena Warrior Princesses’ – Lorraine Rae (ACT) and Hayley Quill (Dapto).  The Mixed Open winners were ‘The Odd Couple’ Matthew Clarke (Grenfield) and Tracey Taylor (Grenfield).

Matthew and Karen Benjamin would like to thank all the players and spectators for their support. And another thankyou to  the local hotel, motels and bed and breakfasts, local cafes  and the Crookwell people in general for making our guests feel very welcome.  

They look forward to the first of three squash tournaments of the year to be held at the end of February.  Squash is a great game, so if anyone would like to give it a go contact Karen on 4832 1355.

 DRESSED FOR OCCASION: The special prize went to ‘Ghostly Stiffs’ Michelle Barney and Mitchell Foord. Photo: Supplied

DRESSED FOR OCCASION: The special prize went to ‘Ghostly Stiffs’ Michelle Barney and Mitchell Foord. Photo: Supplied