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Winter Interclub Results

Winter Interclub for 2021 has concluded with some epic finals around the clubs.  The 11 week competition sees teams from around the Bay divided into divisions of 6 teams who battle it out in home and away ties to determine the finalists.This year there were 5 mens divisions and 3 womens divisions.  The tightest battle was in Mens division three, where Putaruru hosted Devoy, and the two teams were unable to be separated, ending in a tie.  The banner will now be shared between the t...

July 30, 2021

North Island Junior Champs Results

Joe Smythe has won the Boys U19 title at the North Island Junior Champs in New Plymouth!   The North Island Champs is a junior competition open to all grades and the draws are split into the various age groups.   A huge contingent of 24 BOP kids attended the event over the weekend with some awesome results. Joe Smythe from Devoy Squash & Fitness in Tauranga has followed on from his stellar year in 2020 to claim his first North Island U19 title at the age of 17.  That com...

July 13, 2021

BOP Senior Team

The 2021 Bay of Plenty Senior Team has been named.  Following on from a very long and proud history, our top BOP team will head off to Wellington on 27-28 August to compete in the NZ Inter-District Teams Championships, hosted by Hutt City Squash Club.Our team has a very youthful look on the men's side, with the average age of just 21 making it probably one of the youngest teams in Bay history.  The women's team has a more experienced look about it, with three masters mixed with so...

July 7, 2021

Superchamps Winners

50 teams from around the Bay fought it out last weekend to earn the right to represent the district at the National Superchamnps Finals, and the chance to become a national champion! In what's widely regarded as 'the best event in squash', club teams from each grade compete at various clubs to try to win the coveted BOP title.  As usual, there was fierce competition on the court, and great yarns off the court. This year the 10 titles were spread across 6 clubs, with Geyser City managing to ...

July 7, 2021

World Mens Teams Champs Moved to Malaysia

The 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship, originally scheduled to take place in Tauranga in December, will now be held in Malaysia. Due to the current New Zealand travel restrictions in the Covid-19 environment it was decided New Zealand could no longer host the tournament. With athletes representing multiple nations expected to compete at the Men’s World Team Championship, the WSF Board, Squash New Zealand, and the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia - has made the decision to ...

May 21, 2021

Autumn Interclub Results

The first round of interclub for 2021 has been completed.  The Autumn round is 6 weeks and is a great way to get into the competitive season. Te Puke took away the spoils, winning three of the seven divisions across the competition.  The Winter round is the big one for the year, and kicks off on 17/18 May.  Entries are open now.  Contact your club captain to get your name down.For more information about interclub click here...

April 23, 2021

Junior Quadrangular Results

A great result for BOP at the 2021 Junior Quadrangular competition in Pukekohe this weekend. Placing 2nd overall behind Auckland.  Last year the Quads were cancelled due to COVID so this March it was excellent for the 4 districts (Auckland/Northland/BOP/Waikato) and players that the event went ahead at the Franklin Squash Club. Each district enters two boys and two girls in each of the Under 13, Under 15, and Under 17 age groups, and three from each gender in the Under 19 age group.  ...

March 31, 2021

The Countdown to the World Mens Champs Begins

From the AIMS Games to the Jazz Festival, Tauranga is home to some incredible national events that see thousands flock to our region to enjoy some art, culture, and sport.  But in one year, Tauranga's event calendar will be taken to the next level with an event that will showcase our city to a global audience, and bring with it even greater economic and community benefits. The World Squash Federation Men's World Team Championship will be held one year from now 13-19 December 2021.  The...

December 16, 2020

Awards 2020

The Squash Bay of Plenty Awards for 2020 were held on 14 November at Geyser City, in conjunction with the BOP Doubles.   After a shortened season it was great to get together and celebrate our successes over the past 12 months.   BOP Award Winners 2020Club of the YearKatikatiPlayer of the YearJoe Smythe (Devoy)Volunteer of the YearTreena Braithwaite (Reporoa)Personality of the YearGavin Hudson (Geyser)Development Coach of the Year Logan BrewerFoundation Coach of the Yea...

November 16, 2020

NZ Masters Results

The National Masters was hosted this year by the Whangarei Squash Club during 16-20 October.  This club has space to burn and was a great venue.  Whangarei is a great place – small enough to move around easily, well laid out and of course a wonderful environment. The BOP team had two virgins this year - Korina and Rachel.  New blood was great to have and they gelled really well into the team.  The team stayed in one big beautiful house, the Regent Residential Villa, and thi...

October 23, 2020

HEAD Junior Series Concludes

The HEAD Junior 900 Tournament Series has concluded with an awesome finale at Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre.  The series provides a great introduction to competitive squash for our kids, and it was proudly sponsored by HEAD again this season.  Over the seven tournaments this year, we racked up 300 entries, proving the format is as popular as ever. At each event players are rewarded with points for each match they win, as well as bonus points for winning their division.  The top 5 ...

October 12, 2020

BOP Junior Teams perform well at Nationals

The NZ Inter-District Junior Teams Champs were held at Christchurch Squash club over the past 3 days.  Bay of Plenty had contrasting teams in the Boys & Girls competition. The Boys team featured experience and quality, lead by Glenn Templeton & Joe Smythe, two players who were selected to represent NZ at the World Juniors this year, the team was seeded 2nd behind a powerhouse Auckland team boasting 5 A graders.  After seeing off Northland, Waikato & Canterbury 3-1, the inevitable clash...

October 6, 2020

NZ Junior Age Groups Results

BOP has another NZ Champ!  Edgecumbe's Zezima Waitai has defended the NZ Under 11 trophy he won last year.  He becomes the first boy to win back-to-back NZ Under 11 titles.  His final was a tough battle against Dominic Lim from Rangiora, but Zezima managed to outlast his opponent in 4 games.  The two showed some amazing squash at such a young age.   Joe Smythe also had an event to remember, claiming 3rd in the Under 19 age group, as well as taking home NZ's Most Imp...

October 5, 2020

National Superchamps Results

Katikati D Women are National Champs!  They become the first ladies team from the club to lift the trophy, and team captain Toni Connelly was delighted after a long build up "Who would have thought four months ago, that this group of amazing humans would take on the country's best D Grade Ladies, take out the title and bring home the cup".  It wasn't all plain sailing for the top-seeded team.  They started strong with 5-0 and 4-1 wins in their first two ties.  Then, after a 3...

September 28, 2020

Award Nominations Open

Nominations for Squash BOP & Squash NZ Awards for 2020 are now open.  The categories include volunteer, club & coaches.   Please take the time to nominate someone you think is worthy.  Its a great way to thank those important people in your club, and the fact they have been nominated is rewarding enough, even if they don't win. The volunteer of the year is always a hotly contested category.  All of our clubs have some amazing people who sacrifice so much for our sport.&n...

September 25, 2020

Winter Interclub Results

Winter Interclub has concluded for 2020.  After an interrupted start due to COVID, the module began late June, with the finals being played 31 August/1 September.  While the team numbers were lower than usual due to the disruption, the competition was fierce across the divisions.Mens Division 1 featured some strong teams, with A graders headlining each team.  In the final, Mount 1 took revenge on Te Puke A after suffering defeat to the same team in round 6.On the Womens side Katik...

September 2, 2020

BOP Junior Open 2020

The Bay of Plenty Junior Open went ahead at Te Puke in August 2020.  The prior year saw 70 entries, and for 2020 there were 58 entries and reduced spectators due to Level 2 lockdown restrictions.  Competitors ranged in age from 8 to 18 years over 11 divisions.  Due to clashes with re-scheduled junior events in other districts, and the lockdown in Auckland, all of the players were local BOP kids, which made for a 'BOP family' atmosphere.  Entries were received from Geyser, Tok...

August 24, 2020

COVID Update

Bay of Plenty (along with the rest of NZ) will be in Alert Level 2 from 12pm on 12 August.  Please check back here for regular updates.   Update as at: 8.00am 12 AUGBasically this means squash clubs can be open and squash can be played, but clubs need to adhere to the guidelines and ensure there is social distancing off the court, contact tracing for all entering the building, and keep the number under 100.  More info to come See below for the guidelines for squash clubs, or ...

August 12, 2020

BOP Superchamps Results

“Bloody ripper weekend!”  That pretty much sums up the experience for the majority at the BOP Superchamps Eliminations that was played over the past few days.  46 teams from clubs from around the district fought it out to be crowned BOP champs, and get a ticket to the national finals in September.  Widely regarded as ‘the best event in squash’, this teams event never fails to provide an amazing experience for all concerned.  The squash is hard-fought, and the passion ...

July 27, 2020

Two Titles for BOP at North Island Junior Age Groups

The North Island Junior Age Group Championships was the first major event for juniors since lockdown attracted 170 kids from around NZ.  30 BOP kids made the journey to Hamilton to compete in their various age groups.  Four players managed to make their way to their respective finals, with two BOP champions being crowned. The Bay was represented in both the Under 11 finals.  Brooke Valois was pipped in her match, but Edgecumbe's Zezima Waitai continued on from last years national ...

July 7, 2020

Interclub to Restart

Squash BOP is pleased to announce that the 2020 interclub season is set to restart.  With the loss of the Autumn round due to the lockdown, this will be the first interclub of the season for the Bay.  After a long hiatus from the game, players will be keen to get back to competitive squash and reconnect with mates from other clubs. The 11-week competition will start on 22 June for Women, and 23 June for Men, with the finals set for 31 August/1 September.  Divisions will be made up...

May 26, 2020

COVID Update

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, all Squash Clubs are currently closed.  As per the government's guidelines, while we are at Alert level 3 & 4 all public facilities must be closed.  We are hopeful that if we move to Alert Level 2, we will be able to re-open clubs on a very limited basis.  We will be following the Government's guidelines when they are updated.   See below for the current Alert Levels and how they affect Squash.  Please note: These guidelines may change ...

April 21, 2020

NZ Selection for Two BOP Juniors

While the COVID 19 virus has caused the cancellation of this year’s World Junior Champs in the Gold Coast, it’s still important to recognise the achievement of two of our stars who were selected to represent NZ.  See below an article that was written before the cancellation acknowledging our amazing BOP Juniors. Two Bay of Plenty players have been named to represent New Zealand at the upcoming World Junior Squash Championships in Australia.  Current national Under 19 Champion Glenn...

April 3, 2020

Corona Virus Update

Here's the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak and how it relates to BOP competitions.  Squash NZ will be posting up any updates on national events on their Facebook page and website should the situation change in the coming days and weeks. We understand this is a incredibly unique situation unlike anything we have experienced before, and we are closely monitoring governmental restrictions and advice from the Ministry of Health and Sport NZ as information is released which may relate to squash ...

March 18, 2020

Coaching Conference a Success

Great to see so many coaches from around the Bay at the BOP Coaching Conference on Saturday.  Eighteen coaches from around the district descended on Devoy Squash & Fitness where various presenters delivered several valuable sessions.  Th coaches had varied backgrounds with different levels of experience.  The content included match analysis, on court error detection, observation skills, school programs, coaching templates, and concluded with an open coaching discussion. Another co...

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