Last Friday night saw some close, exciting and competitive matches in the LJ Hooker Bega Junior Squash competition semi-finals.
In Division 2 The Butcher's Block and Magpie Music faced off with the chance to take on Chemworld in next Friday's grand final. Ashleigh Sant started the night on the right foot for the Magpie Music team with a strong 3 - 1 win over a much improved Ethan Ryan. Next on court Jess Simpson put The Butcher's Block back in front with a resounding 3 - 0 effort over Rachel Pearce. Scores were now 4 - 3 in favour of The Butcher's Block, but unfortunately for their team, their captain Harry Peterson was unable to make it, this left Gabriella Tarlinton as a sub, the responsibility of trying to take the match from an in-form Bailey Smith. While Gabriella managed to take 1 game, Bailey sealed the victory in 4. Magpie Music 6 games defeated The Bucher's Block 5.
In Division 1 another tight tussle was the contest between Top Video and Allsigns,Bega, with 3 of the contests going to 5 games, and in what would be the decider Tynan Taylor defeating Zac Harlow in 4. Kallan Crosbie and Isaac Talinton for the Allsigns team both defeated their opponents Riley Joyce and Brooke Bartlett in 5, while Nathan Curtis had a titanic struggle to beat Jayden Heyhorn in 5.
Top Video 10 games defeated Allsigns, Bega 9 to progress to the grand final.
Not quite as close in the other division 1 encounter where first placed The Hook In accounted for L J Hooker 9 games to 5. Ryan Galeano had a strong 3 - 0 win over Craig Pearce for The Hook In team, then Will Ubrihien's 3 - 0 result over Chloe Harlow squared things up. Two stron finishes from Nikki Tarlinton over Alexander Eadie in 4, and a surprise 3 - 2 victory from Ben Joyce over the undefeated Jordan Tarlinton, rounded out the night for their team. The grand final will now be the tops 2 teams, The Hook In versus Top Video.
Anybody requiring a sub for the finals please contact Bev on 0428543247, as the committee will decide the subs for the finals. Presentations will be made following the finals.