SquashLeague Update

Going into the second half of the Gauteng League season, the Wanderers teams have had a mixed performance.  The 2nd League team has jumped from third position to the top.  The 3rd League team has maintained its position at the top, while the 5th League team has dropped to second position.  The two 8th League are jostling for positions at four and five while the 9th League team remains at position eight.

With the winter drawing to the end we’re looking for all the league teams to SPRING forward and improve their standings before the close of the playing season.

Masters Squash

The 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships, held at Charlottesville, Virginia, USA in July, was well attended with 78 South Africans taking part – eight of whom came from the Wanderers Club.  With a total registration from countries around the world of over 800 players, the two‑yearly event was a great success.

From Wanderers Squash Club, Des Sacco (Men’s 75+) and Sheena Worwood (Women’s 70+) formed part of the official South African 15 player squad. Des won 3-0 in the finals of the Classic Plate.

Sheena won 3-2 in the finals of the Consolation Plate­ after coming back from 0-2 down at the start of the match!

Of the six individual players from Wanderers, Mike Barnard (Men’s 80+) got through to the semi‑finals of the Consolation Plate. Chris Hughes (Men’s 65+) reached the third round of the Consolation Plate. Dino Petrarola (Men’s 50+) was knocked out in the Plate 2, round-of-16.

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Bruce Macmillan (40+) finished in the finals of Plate 2, taking the match 3-0. In the 35+ age group, Russell Adams got through to the Quarter Finals of Plate 2 and Phil Louw reached the Quarter Finals of Plate 3.

The event was very well organised and enjoyed by everybody.  Let’s see if we can get another good Wanderers contingent at the next tournament in Poland in 2020!