The Bay of Plenty Junior 900 Series is a group of tournaments played in one day at various clubs around the Bay.  It’s a great way to introduce new players to competition, give established juniors regular matches, and instill the values and expectations on our new players.   

The constant feedback we get around Junior 900 events is that the kids love them because they can play in a non-intimidating environment, and parents love them because they are all done in one day!  It is about growing our game and providing a great vehicle for our kids to ‘get the bug’.   Kids will not be charged an entry fee for the series.

2021 Series Details:

The HEAD Junior 900 Series 2021 starts in May, with the first event being hosted by Te Puke.  Please ensure you enter early to avoid disappointment.  Enter via iSquash

  • Open to Junior players 900 points & below as at 15 April 2021
  • Possible Mixed Draws (separate girls draws where possible)
  • Entry fee for each event $10.  No entry fee for series
  • Players will be given points for entering and winning matches. 
  • A leaderboard will be kept by Squash BOP, and the top kids at the end of the series will be given prizes based on their best 5 results
  • At the end of each event the host club will nominate two players who have demonstrated good behaviour both on and off the court for the ‘Best & Fairest’.  At the end of the series a $100 coaching scholarship will be drawn from all the nominees

Points system:
Tournament entered         10 points
Match won                                1 point
Division won                           2 points

2020 Series Report

The 2020 HEAD Junior 900 Series has been a ripper this year!  7 events, 91 kids,  300 entries, and a whole lot of fun!  The last event was held at Devoy Squash, and it was a fantastic occasion.  The series points table has been hotly contested this year, and it came down to the last match to decide who would round out the top 5 and grab the major HEAD prizes.

The big prize this season went to Devoy’s Payton Korewha, who improved on his 2nd place finish last year.  Payton went from J2 to E2 during the course of the season. 

The ‘Best & Fairest’ coaching award went to Te Puke’s Charlie Stubbing who won $100 worth of coaching.

During the series, players were nominated as 'best & fairest' for behaviour and attitude.  Each of the nominees got a small prize, and went into the draw to win a $100 coaching scholarship from Squash BOP.  The lucky winner this year was Charlie Stubbing from Te Puke.

Massive thanks to the clubs that hosted each event, and of course to our wonderful sponsor HEAD.  Looking forward to next years series!

Geyser  June 21  34 entries
Tokoroa  July 12  26 entries
Putaruru  August 16  Cancelled
BOP Junior Open @ Te Puke  August 21-23  58 entries
Katikati  September 6  38 entries
Mount Maunganui   September 20  48 entries
Whakatane  October 4  46 entries
Devoy Squash & Fitness  October 11  50 entries

2020 Winners

Final Series Placings:

1st    Payton Korewha (Devoy)
2nd  Lola Vahey Bourne (Devoy)
3rd   Hamish Neilson (Devoy)
4th   Kate Fitzpatrick (Devoy)
5th   Ella Vrieze (Devoy)

 

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