32nd Dampier Squash FeNaClNG competition attracts players all over WA

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Silas Briskey, Mark Rukuata, Lisa Christou, Derek Nunn, Jason Patmore and Kieran Dart
Camera IconSilas Briskey, Mark Rukuata, Lisa Christou, Derek Nunn, Jason Patmore and Kieran Dart Credit: Supplied/Silas Briskey

The 32nd Dampier Squash FeNaClNG competition took place in Dampier from July 31 to August 1.

Players from all over WA including Kalgoorlie, Narrogin, Perth and Broome joined local players in the tournament with the event attracting 92 players.

The competition saw 24 teams battle it out across four divisions in an effort to be crowned this year’s winners.

Under the eyes of the official tournament referee Neil Butler, the tournament was scheduled over two days utilising the three courts in Dampier, along with the three courts in Karratha, with the weekend culminating in a Sunday afternoon grand final hit-out at Dampier.

In the end, Victoria Park’s Jason Patmore, Derek Nunn, Mark Rukuata and Lisa Christou just got over Dampier’s Shane Great-Rex, Preston Munro, Daniel Mines and Silas Briskey in the A grade final.

Broome’s Glenn Bridgeman, Glenn Bowman, Dean Meredith and Andy Norton took out the B grade final by one point over Mirrabooka’s Leigh Kaye, Marc Kaye, Richard Grain and Deb Butler.

It was an all Dampier affair in C grade with Dampier 1’s Ben Babao, Jonothan Groenewald, Brent Barton and Steph Branch-Smith coming out on top of Dampier 2’s James Barr, Caleb Munro, Declan Munro and Trudie Robinson.

In D grade, Broome 2’s Stacy Dorman, Trigg Barrett-Leonard and Jake Moschion got over Broome 1’s Harri Fox, Jesse Borlasse and Viv Thorpe to round out the tournament.

The FeNaClNG squash tournament is held every year aligning with City of Karratha’s FeNaClNG weekend and is a staple in the WA Squash calendar.

This year the competition was supported by local businesses assisting with sponsorships and prizes.

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