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Junior Quadrangular Results

JUNIOR QUADRANGULAR:  AUCKLAND / BAY OF PLENTY / WAIKATO / NORTHLAND30-31 March 2019 | Hamilton Hosted by Waikato this year, and held at the Hamilton Squash and Tennis Club, the Junior Quadrangular saw the best juniors in each age group division competing against their age group peers from the other three regions. Usually each region enters two boys and two girls in each of the Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 age groups, but this year there was no Under 11 girls competit...

April 2, 2019

The World's Best are coming to the Bay!!

Bay of Plenty is now officially on the map as a legitimate host of major Squash events.  Following on for the ‘best ever’ World Junior Champs held in the Bay in 2017, the WSF has awarded the prestigious World Men’s Teams event to Tauranga for 2021. That means the world best male players will descend on our wee corner of the world!  What a spectacle it will be.  We can expect to see the likes of newly crowned World Champion Ali Farag from Egypt, the legendary Greg Gaultier fr...

March 8, 2019

BOP Regional Calendar

Squash BOP has produced a regional calendar that shows the various events in the Bay this year, along with important dates for interclub/superchamps For the full Squash NZ calendar visit our tournaments page...

February 21, 2019

Discover Squash for Women

Squash is keen to attract new players and it ticks all the boxes for women looking to get fit, have fun, and socialise with friends. The sporting market is a crowded one.  There are a multitude of options for those looking to play sport and each offering has their own unique benefits.  Let’s be honest, Squash doesn’t exactly have the ‘sexiest’ reputation.  When you think squash you probably have an image of sweaty middle-aged men in tiny white shorts bashing a ball around ...

February 11, 2019

Interclub 2019

The dates and structure for this year's interclub program have been released.  There have been some changes to the structure to attempt to improve the program and we encourage feedback so we can continue to cater as best we can for the demands of the modern players.The Autumn Round starts on 9 April and is a shorter 6 week competition.  The premier league which normally runs alongside it, will be delayed in an attempt to entice top players back to interclub.  We are also trialing ...

February 5, 2019

Womens Beginner Tournament Series Launched

A brand new initiative to entice new and beginner women to have a crack at competitive squash has been launched.  The four events will be a great way for new & lower graded ladies to socialise and have some fun!  It is open to women 18 years and older with 900 points or less.  Ungraded players welcome too!  Come and try it out!! Players will earn series points for each event entered, and each match won.  The top ladies at the end of the series will win fabulous priz...

February 5, 2019

Squash BOP Annual Report

The 2018 Squash BOP Annual Report has been released. See below a link to download the report.For previous year's reports go to our About page...

December 3, 2018

Squash BOP Awards 2018

The annual Squash Bay of Plenty Awards was held at the Mount Sports Club on Saturday 24 November.  It was well-attended and the spirit and camaraderie of the Bay was evident as we celebrated the achievements and contribution made in the Bay in 2018. The coveted Club of the Year was deservedly won by small rural club Taneatua.  The club was on the verge of closing only 18 months ago, and now it is a thriving hub of the community boasting over 80 members.  They also had some great r...

November 26, 2018

BOP Doubles Results

The Bay of Plenty Doubles Champs was held at Lakes High over the weekend of 9-10 November.  24 Teams from as far away as Taranaki descended on the club to enjoy a fun event full of plenty of tough matches. The winners of the Ian Taylor Memorial Trophy this year were Commonwealth Games star Zac Millar, and local BOP character Michael Dunston. BOP Doubles Winners: Division 1Zac Millar & Michael DunstonDivision 2Yasheen Bissoon & Kyle-Rae SmilerDivision 3Hemi Waerea & Herb Ngawhika ...

November 12, 2018

Squash BOP Awards Dinner 2018

It's time to celebrate!  The annual Squash BOP Awards Dinner will be held at the Mount Maunganui Squash Club on November 24th.   This an awesome opportunity to get together and recognize the many stars we have in our region.  Annual awards given out include:Player of the YearVolunteer of the YearNew Coach of the YearClub Coach of the YearPersonality of the YearClub of the Year Plus we will recognize some of the winning teams and players from 2018.  So get along...

November 6, 2018

Squash BOP AGM

The Squash Bay of Plenty Annual General Meeting will be held at Geyser City Squash Club on Monday 3 December at 630pm.  Nominations for the BOP Board or remits can be sent to admin@squashbop.co.nz All clubs must be represented, so please make sure your club has a delegate.  ...

November 5, 2018

HEAD Junior 900 Series Concludes

The popular HEAD Junior 900 series had it's final event at Devoy Squash & Fitness on 14 October.  The 8-event series is designed as a taster for kids to get into competitive squash.  Players get points for each event entered and each match and division they win.  At the end of the series the top five (based on their best 5 results) get awesome prizes from HEAD. In 2018 the series has again been extremely popular with a total of over 380 individual entries across the events.  ...

October 23, 2018

BOP Rep Results 2018

The three BOP Rep teams have all recently completed their national champs for 2018.   See below reports from each team manager...

October 18, 2018

BOP Junior Team Named

The Bay of Plenty Junior Team for 2018 has been announced.  The BOP Junior Open in Putaruru (24-26 August) was the last selection event for players to force themselves into the team.   The team has a youthful, but solid look about it.  All bar one of the players selected this year will still be eligible for the team next year, which bodes well for our future chances in the event. The players first play the NZ Junior Age groups individual tournament, before lining up in the In...

August 28, 2018

BOP Superchamps Winners Crowned

The annual battle for the right to represent the Bay at the Superchamps national finals took place around the district over the weekend of 10-12 August.  Club teams of 5-7 players in each grade fight it out to get to go to the big dance in September to try to become National Champs.  Some incredibly close matches and ties meant for some intense atmospheres around the clubs. The B Women came down to a final between Geyser & Te Puke.  The youth of Geyser prevailing, but it took...

August 14, 2018

Superchamps Eliminations Draws 2018

The draws for this years District Eliminations have been released. Another excellent number of entries have been received and the competition for spots at the National Superchamps finals will be hotly contested. Please see our Superchamps page for more information...

August 1, 2018

Autumn Interclub Results

The Autumn round of interclub has been completed.  The banners were shared around, but Devoy got their hand on the most banners, with three titles.  Taupo & Tokoroa managed two wins each.The titles were decided in most cases by a one-off final and there were some very tight ties that went down to the wire.  The tightest finish this year was in Women's Division 4, where going into the last round of the Top 4 playoff round robin, three teams had a good chance to win.  In t...

July 4, 2018

BOP Looks to Repeat Title

Bay of Plenty has named a very strong senior team to compete in the upcoming Inter-District National Championships.  This is the pinnacle teams event for the eleven districts, and this year it will be held at Panmure Squash Club in Auckland over the weekend of August 31 - September 1. The BOP Women's team goes into the event as defending champions after securing an historic title last year.  The team is led by NZ number 2 & Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Amanda Landers-Murphy, who ta...

July 2, 2018

Superchamps Venues Allocated

This year a whopping 50 teams from around that Bay will fight it out to represent the region in what has been dubbed “the best event in Squash” over the weekend of August 10-12.  For those who don’t play squash, the name ‘Superchamps’ probably doesn’t mean much.   And the name doesn’t give too much away as to the format of this very popular annual event.  But for those who are involved in the sport, they will know of the competitions fundamental importance to m...

June 27, 2018

Bay Premier League Champions Crowned

The latest round of the Bay Premier League has concluded and the champions have been crowned. In the WBPL (Women's Bay Premier League) it was a very tight race in the round robin competition.  The last round proved to be the decider where the Chipmunks stepped up to top the table and take the title.   The BPL final was a distinctly one sided affair.  The underdog Cocker Spaniel ripped the hapless Poodles to bits with a 4-0 demolition in the big dance.  For the record - t...

May 30, 2018

BOP Secondary Schools Results

The Bay of Plenty Secondary School Squash Championship 2018 Division 1 was held at the Devoy Squash and Fitness Centre on 16 May and the competition was fierce!The games were action packed with the athletes battling it out for the open titles. The day saw some very intense matches and a few big upsets - what a fantastic effort to watch.Divisions 2 & 3 were held on 23 May in Rotorua.  It was an action packed day, with over 75 athletes competing across two venues.The boys battled it out ...

May 25, 2018

The HEAD Junior 900 Series Kicks Off

The 2018 HEAD Junior 900 Series has begun with an awesome event hosted by Putaruru Squash Club.  38 budding J-Grade juniors took part and a great day was had by all.  The HEAD 900 Series is for J-Grade players and is a perfect introduction to competitive squash.  The kids are able to learn about tournaments and play against other kids who are also starting out in the sport.  There were several kids who were playing their first ever tournament. Emphasis is given to good behavi...

May 16, 2018

Doubles Interclub

Doubles is a fast-growing format and many clubs are reporting plenty of activity.  Squash BOP has decided to run a short, sharp Doubles interclub during July to give players an opportunity to play the format against the other clubs in the region. Winter Doubles Interclub will start on 8 July and will run on 4 consecutive Sundays, scheduled to avoid local tournaments.  Play will start at 3pm, with each team playing twice each Sunday.   It is open to all players of any grade an...

May 15, 2018

Board Update May 2018

The latest from the Squash BOP Boardroom...Refereeing We have been working hard on a refereeing plan and things are starting to happen.  At the recent Te Puke Open Becky did assessments for potential District Referees.  At the BOP Open we will be running an advanced course, and doing assessments.  We will have district and national refs at the event to help officiate.  We have secured funding for referee development so we will be supporting the developing referees as well as ...

May 10, 2018

Homecoming for our Golden Girl

Bay of Plenty Golden Girl Amanda Landers-Murphy returned home last night to a raucous reception of adoring fans.  Geyser City Club hosted a welcome home function for the Gold medalist which was attended by fellow squashies, friends, family and aspiring youngsters.  It was an emotional occasion for Amanda, and an opportunity for her to thank some of the people close to her who have contributed to her success.  She was very grateful for the opportunity to share this with her closest...

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