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Three NZ Junior Champions!

The Bay has three new champions as the NZ Junior National Age Group Champs concluded in Auckland over the weekend.  Twenty Bay of Plenty juniors descended on the National Squash Centre to compete in the pinnacle event for junior squash in NZ.  Players compete in their age groups (U11, U13, U15, U17, U19) against the best from across the country for the right to be crowned a national champion. Putaruru’s Maiya Hotham went into the draw as top seed in the Girls Under 11, and dominated ...

October 7, 2019

Superchamps Champions Crowned

The Devoy Squash & Fitness team have clinched the Bay's 4th national men's B grade title in the past 8 years.  The national finals were hosted by Whakatane, and the Devoy team went into the event as 3rd seeds.  After upsetting the 2nd seeds from Kapiti in pool play, then taking out Eden Epsom in the semi-final, they lined up against the top seeds Christchurch Football in the big dance.  In front of a packed gallery the team stepped up to the occasion with a tight 3-2 victory seali...

September 30, 2019

HEAD 900 Series Results

The 2019 HEAD Junior 900 Series has been a ripper this year!  9 events, over 100 kids, 436 entries, and a whole lot of fun!  The last event was held at Devoy Squash on Sunday, and it was a fantastic occasion.  The series points table has been hotly contested this year, and it came down tot he last match to decide who would round out the top 5 and grab the major HEAD prizes. The leaderboard was dominated by one player.  Nuvraan Kaur (Devoy) played every single event, and won e...

September 23, 2019

BOP Awards Nominations Open

The 2019 Squash BOP Awards will be held at the Mount Squash Club on November 16.  Nominations are now being called for the various categories.   Anyone can make a nomination, so if you know of a coach/volunteer/club that you think deserves recognition, please fill in the below form.   Forms must be completed and sent to admin@squashbop.co.nz by 18 October Club of the YearFocuses on the club's achievements based around the four pillars of Squash BOP - People & Participati...

September 16, 2019

Three-Peat for BOP Womens Team

The BOP Women’s Squash Team knew from the outset that it was going to be a big ask and a huge amount of drive to retain their National Inter-District Squash title.  Before 2017, the Bay women hadn’t tasted success at the annual event for 36 long years.  Now they sit atop the country with an enviable three titles in a row. The team dominated the pool play defeating Eastern District 4-0 and Central District 3-1.  In the finals pool play Auckland upset the seedings by defeating W...

September 3, 2019

BOP Junior Team 2019

The Bay of Plenty Junior Team to compete in the Junior Inter-District Teams event has been selected.  BOP has a strong history in the junior nationals, and this year's team is sure to continue the districts strong showing. While the boys team sees the return of all the players that competed last year, there are a few new faces in the girls team.  Young Ella Hill is currently ranked 5th in NZ for U13 girls and is certainly a player for the future.  Other debutants are Anika Russell...

August 30, 2019

BOP Junior Open 2019

The 2019 installment of the annual Bay of Plenty Junior Open was held over the weekend at Te Puke Squash Club.  The event saw a huge attendance increase on recent years with 76 of our brightest juniors (and their parents) descending on the club.  The event ran right through the week with matches played from Tuesday – Saturday.  The hosts did an awesome job and the kids had a blast.  It was great to see some of our newest graded players rubbing shoulders with our ‘veteran...

August 27, 2019

New Format for Spring Interclub

We are having a crack at a new format for Spring Interclub this year!  Earlier in the year an Interclub Advisory Group was set up to discuss options for new ways to run interclub.  A survey was also sent out to all existing players.  The research shows that what we currently run works for the majority of people, but there is an appetite for something new.  In recent years we haven't had a Spring interclub due to low interest, so it seems like a good time to have a crack at a ...

July 26, 2019

Superchamps Winners

The District Superchamps Eliminations were held at clubs around the bay last weekend (28-30 June).  45 teams from various clubs fought it out for the right to represent the Bay at Nationals in September. The dates were changed to an earlier time frame this year to try to attract more teams from the farming community.  The titles were spread around the clubs with only Mount securing more than one title.  That means there will be plenty of interest come nationals time in September a...

July 2, 2019

Opotiki Squash Club Re-Affiliates

The Opotiki Squash Club is now part of the Squash BOP family again!  Behind a passionate group of volunteers, the club has re-affiliated with the district and is looking forward to a positive future. With a current membership of around 30 players, the committee is focused on growing and improving the sport in the region.  The courts and building are top of the list to update, with new front walls and various improvements to the club being planned. Squash in the Eastern Bay is in great ...

June 10, 2019

New Car for CoachForce

There has been a new addition to the Squash BOP family.  Thanks to generous support from TECT and Farmer Autovillage, our CoachForce officer has a new wagon!   Robbie Wyatt is employed by Squash BOP to develop coaching for BOP squash clubs.  He is available to come to any member club and help clubs implement programs by training and supporting coaches.   The Hyundai i30 will be a valuable addition to help Robbie service clubs around the Bay, so if your club needs hi...

June 7, 2019

BOP Senior Team Announced

Making Bay of Plenty Senior Team is the pinnacle achievement for local players.  The Bay has had some impressive teams over the years and some incredible players pull on the Bay top.  Players such as Bruce Brownlee (World Rank 6), Robbie Wyatt (WR 54), Paul Steele (WR 20), Susan Devoy (WR 1), Trevor Johnston (WR 8), Steve Cunningham (WR 22), Karen Lever (WR 22) and many others have created a strong tradition, and it is a privilege for players to follow in their footsteps The defending ...

June 5, 2019

Superchamps Venues Set

Superchamps District Eliminations are to be played on the earlier date of 28-30 June this year.  46 teams from around the Bay will fight it out for the right to head to nationals in September.  The venues for each grade have been set, and the teams are no doubt training hard.  For more information about superchamps, click here Grade# TeamsVenueB Men5Devoy Squash & FitnessC Men8Geyser CityD Men4Mt MaunganuiE Men5EdgecumbeF/J Men0-B Women6Devoy Squash & FitnessC Women5TaneatuaD Wome...

June 5, 2019

AIMS Games Entries Due

The annual sporting extravaganza that is AIMS Games is looming, and entries for the squash event close on 12 June.  This is national event held in Tauranga for Intermediate & Middles school (year 7 & 8).  The Squash draw attracts players from all over the country and is open to all graded players.  It's not just an elite event, with the majority of players J grade.  So get in touch with your school today to enter. Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting ChampionshipTaur...

May 30, 2019

BOP Open Results

The 2019 Bay of Plenty Open has concluded with a pair of hard-fought finals at the Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre in Tauranga over the weekend.  The event was sponsored by local business Pak n Save Tauriko, and attracted 160 players of all levels from across the country.  With a total prize pool of $7000 as well as sought-after PSA points up for grabs, the open divisions included an incredible 26 A grade players.  In the Women’s final it came down to the top two seeded players.&n...

May 27, 2019

Pak n Save BOP Open boasts a strong field

A strong field will assemble at the Devoy Squash and Fitness Centre in Tauranga this weekend to contest the Pak n Save Bay of Plenty Open squash tournament.  This is the pinnacle tournament on the Bay Squash calendar, and also doubles as a PSA Satellite event where world ranked players compete to gain points and move up the rankings. The men’s draw includes an impressive 17 A grade players, and is led by top seed Evan Williams who is currently ranked 102 in the world.  Evan is a regu...

May 21, 2019

Womens 900 Series a Success

The inaugural Womens 900 Series has concluded with a full draw at the Mount in the last event.  During the series 75 ladies tasted competitive Squash, with a total of 141 entries across the four events.  The tournaments were open to ladies 18 year and older, and 900 points an under.  The series was proudly sponsored by NZ Home Loans and Intimo, and it was coordinated by the amazing Deb Boyd-Collins.The players were also competing for the overall series top honours. ...

May 20, 2019

Autumn Interclub Results

The first installment of interclub for 2019 is complete.  Autumn interclub this year was a short, sharp 6 week round with most divisions completing a round robin followed by a final. An impressive 4 titles went to the Mount club, including the top two ladies divisions.  The mens Division One title was decided my a mere two points on countback, with the Devoy Athletes pipping Katikati A to take the spoils. Taneatua also had a good run this round with all four of their teams making the f...

May 15, 2019

Interclub Survey Results

The BOP Interclub Survey has been completed and we were very pleased with the number of responses.  It has provided some valuable insights into what players and clubs want, with some great ideas and feedback. Two HEAD Prize Packs were given away to lucky respondants Jaime Rota (Taneatua) & Rochelle Hoole (Waikite Valley) See below a summary of the findings and outcomes....

May 10, 2019

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...

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