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New Zealand Doubles Champions Crowned

After 2 days of battling it out on the bigger Doubles courts the 2017 New Zealand Doubles Champions have been found at the Devoy Squash and Fitness Centre.

In the Women’s Doubles final it was World Champions Joelle King and Amanda Landers Murphy taking on Kylie Lindsay and Jaclyn Hawkes. Hawkes had last competed alongside King in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games where they claimed Gold in the Women’s event, but this time King and Hawkes would be pitted against each other. The current World Champions proved too strong for Lindsay and Hawkes taking the win 11-5, 11-7.

In the Mixed Doubles King took to the court with her husband Ryan Shutte taking on the Palmerston North duo of Kashif Shuja and Kaitlyn Watts. King and Shutte took the first game 7-11, but it was Shuja and Watts who regrouped and prevailed managing to get their shots on point and working their way round the court to claim the match 7-11, 11-4, 11-6.

In the Men’s Doubles Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy played against their male counterparts for further experience showing they were strong enough to match it with the men winning all of their matches. It was Wayne Werder and Darryl Russell who came second in the draw and took the title out after having beat another Palmerston North duo of Kashif Shuja and Victor Romero earlier that morning 11-7, 11-9.

In the Men’s 35+ long time doubles partners Jason Burton-Brown and Croydon Rutherford claimed the title beating out Wayne Werder and Wayne Radonich. In the Men’s 50+ Ross McCurran and Dave Clarke paired up to take the title, whilst in the Women’s 35+ Karen Braddock and Christine Ewart took out their competition to claim the win.

Congratulation to Devoy Squash and Fitness Centre on a great event and to all our winners.


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