18 December, 2021
The Cairns Squash Club Team Grand Final winners
Cairns Fixture Grand Finals were held recently and there were some great match ups taking place in all Divisions
Division 4 was dominated by 2 families with Kai, Jasmin, Rachel Dumbleton, Dylan and Annemarie Black all taking part. Jasmin was in the opposing side from mother and brother but pulled off the much needed win against little brother Kai to give the overall win to the Sharks. Grayson Coleman almost caused an upset against older opponent Dylan Black which would have swung the victory to the other team
Division 3 was also a hard fought affair that could go either way. Lloyd Everist from Anacondas has been undefeated all season and defeated Justin halliday in 4 games. Denis Olsson produced a 3-0 victory against Keely Baker but the big match was between Denis Provera and Tony Zafer, Zafer eventually emerged as the winner with 15-12 in the 5th game giving Anacondas the overall victory.
Division 2 was also a close affair with the Wildcats having to move up a position and play a reserve. After winning their semi finals this way they were in for a chance. No 1 Player Chris Mellick went down in 3 Games to one of the seasons best players Kiara Stubley. Mr Consistent, Keith Wone, remained undefeated for the whole season taking out John Carlyle and it came down to 2 reserve players, Louise Kirk edging out Tim Johnston 3-0 to give victory to the Panthers.
Division 1 contained the 2 best players in the competition in the No 1 positions. Up and coming Josh Porter gave Steve Finitsis, the former professional player, a run for his money but Finitsis was too strong remaining undefeated in the Cairns Competition for 5 years. In another close match Anthony Smith defeated Shane Stroud 3-1 in all close games. The night came down to Gordonvales Xavier Morzone vs Anthony Smith. Morzone has been extremely strong this season; Smith snuck the 3rd game to increase the anticipation and was so close in the 4th game going down 15-13 and giving the Victory to Gordonvale.
Everyone had a terrific season played in great spirits.
HIGHEST CONSISTENCY:DIVISION 1: Steve Finitsis and Meglin Rathnasamy
HIGHEST CONSISTENCY:DIVISION 2: Keith Wone
HIGHEST CONSISTENCY:DIVISION 3: Lloyd Everist
HIGHEST CONSISTENCY:DIVISION 4: Cameron Ackroyd and Aidan Stroud MOST IMPROVED: Daniel Yanez
Cairns Squash club would like to wish all their players and members a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year and we look forward to seeing you all in the next seasons competition.