Erin and Dylan Classen competed in the State finals today at Belmont Squash with both being successful in the U19 girls and boys final. This is a significant achievement creating history being the only set of siblings and twins to win this event in the one year. Congratulations to you both.
Erin who has had a great year winning several Ladies Open finals defeated Hannah Slyth 3/0 in the girls U19 final today.
Dylan created an upset by beating the No 1 seed and Australian U19 Champion, Oscar Curtis 3/1 in the boys U19 final.
Coincidently, another trio of siblings are to be congratulated. The Marsh boys took out 3 events with Alexander winning the U13, Eric winning the U15 and Daniel winning the U17 boys Championships. Well done to you all.
The Top 8 Shootout finals were played on 21 August.
After two weeks of matches and playing the semi finals in the morning the top seeds made it through to the finals at 3pm. The spectators were looking forward to some great matches and were not disappointed.
WA State Juniors Erin and Oscar showed that hard training, fitness and youth enabled them to back up after the morning matches to defeat their opponents comfortably.
Erin Classen took out the Ladies Final defeating Joannah Yue 3/0
Oscar Curtis took out the Men’s Final defeating Dave Ilich 3/1
The Top 8 Shootout will run again from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The first tournament was the Cambridge Open in August 2021. Players competing in WA Squash Sanctioned Open Tournaments will be awarded points based on their performance. Points accumulated during the year will result in the Top 8 Shootout rankings.
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, the 2021 Australian Masters Games which were due to be held from 9-16 October 2021 will be postponed until 23-30 April 2022.
This has been a difficult decision however, the health and safety of our competitors, officials and volunteers is our key priority.
The decision to postpone has been made in consultation with key stakeholders including the Confederation of Australian Sport and the Western Australian State Government through Tourism Western Australia, and careful consideration has been given to how we can deliver the best event possible to our passionate Australian masters sport community.
We will be in direct contact with those who have already registered via email regarding the postponement. Participants who are no longer able to attend the Games will be eligible for a full refund of their registration fees and the administration fee will be waived.
The 2021 Australian Masters Games team remains excited to bring the Games to Perth for the first time since 1993, and continues to look forward to getting active, social, and adventurous with participants in 2022.
We thank you for your ongoing support and understanding during these challenging times.
2021 Australian Masters Games