A contingent of 26 Bega squash players headed to the ACT last weekend for the annual 'Rashes Challenge' against the ACT Masters club.
Players were greeted by a warm reception from the Canberra club to celebrate the 10-year-anniversary of the inter-club comp.
Bega officials said there was a strong family focus with the Haigh family sending four players after being part of the original series back in 2009.
Regular club competitors Mick and Beau, were joined by Shaun and Ryan who put in great performances, especially as this outing was the first match for them for some time.
Other members also introduced their children to the challenge with John Stylianou taking Max and Cleo, while Chris Bartlett brought son Kynan, Macey Canavan joined in as did Craig Basset's son Lachlan.
Despite some fresh new faces, the ACT proved too strong, winning 63-51 with Mr Stylianou presenting the Rashes to ACT president Scott Caban.
"this event is the highlight of our Club's Calendar," Mr Caban said accepting the trophy.
Both club presidents agreed squash was an excellent all-weather sport and the camaraderie and play over the weekend was a highlight.
The Masters club said it was great to see the juniors taking part, while the young guns were also taught some good lessons with the biggest age spread in a game being 63 years between Elaine Gray and Lachlan Bassett.
Bega will host the challenge in 2020 and hopes to win back the trophy with the home-turf advantage.