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Report: Auckland Individual Squash Championships

Six members of the Premier Squash Team competed on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May this week in the Auckland Individual Squash Championships, a competition open to Squash players from across the Auckland region. There were nine divisions in the boys’ competition, Grammar having players in each of the top four divisions.

Day one saw teams begin their competition, ending the day with three wins and three losses. On the second day of competition, teams continued with round robin play, including two Grammar v Grammar matches, the day culminating in finals within each division in the afternoon.

Form 7 student J. M. Jones was the best performer in the lower divisions, coming through unbeaten to win Division 3, while Form 3 student S. T. Rouse won the Plate in the same division.

The top division was a very competitive one, combining the best players in the wider Auckland region and reflecting the growth in player numbers and ability. Form 5 student A. N. Kounoudis achieved third place in this division after a superb performance in his final match. Captain of Squash F. L. Goodson made it through to the final and earned a hard-fought victory to win the division; a division that has been won by a member of the premier team in each of the last three years.

F. L. Goodson crossed stage on Thursday 23 May to receive his medal for winning the top division at the Auckland Individual Squash Championships and the School’s congratulations. Special thanks goes to Premier team manager S. Lassche for his continued support and guidance of the team.