Monday, March 19, 2018

Shepparton gears up for squash championships

David Lee August 12, 2015

SQUASH & Racquetball Victoria, the peak body for squash and racquetball in Victoria, is again partnering with the Greater Shepparton City Council and the Goulburn Valley Squash Club to present the second Shepparton International Squash Championship.
To be held at the Shepparton squash courts from August 13 to 16, the event features a highly competitive field boasting players from 12 different countries including the (international) Professional Squash Association Circuit’s most prolific winner and ‘Aussie,’ Mike Corren.
A Squash & Racquetball Victoria spokesperson said, “Top seed for the Professional Squash Association M5 event is Englishman, Jaymie Haycocks, who just competed in the Australia Open losing to the fourth seed in four close games.
“Top seed for the Australian contingent is Joshua Larkin who is in good form following a great trip to Perth in May capturing the City of Perth WA Open and the City of Kalgoorlie and Boulder Golden Open.
“However the event is not all about the professionals with graded events – open to players of all abilities on the Saturday and Sunday – providing an opportunity for the locals to shine.”
The Shepparton international main draw will commence on Thursday, August 13 from 4:30pm, with the second round on Friday, August 14 from 12 noon and quarter finals at 6pm, semi finals on Saturday 15 at 4pm and the finals held on Sunday, August 16 from 3pm.