December 2014

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Oh my dear, another Yellow Dot.

Some of the content is getting a tad old. Terribly sorry about that (sack the editor – any replacement volunteers?).

On the positive side, some of the news is hot off the press J

Given there’s soooo much content, we’ve got a new innovation, a table of contents, YAY:

 

Sunday Practice During The Festive Season

Dickson Squash Club will continue to welcome members to Sunday Practice throughout December and January but with reduced hours, so come along a bit earlier for your hit with like-minded squashies!

Dec 14 1pm to 4pm

21 1pm to 3pm

28 12 noon to 2pm

Jan 4 1pm to 3pm

11 1pm to 5pm

(then back to normal)

If you want to practice longer, please contact Doug Lean on 0419 290 531 to volunteer your assistance.

 

Autumn 2015 Pennant

The next pennant starts during the week of 24 February.

Keep an eye out for the email that Dick has sent out, and get your name down promptly. Don’t make him chase you. He’s busy and cranky enough without the extra workload…

 

 

Christmas Party

Saturday 6 December saw many of us descend on the Crowne Plaza for a night eating, swilling, laughing, trivia-ing and (for the foolhardy) dancing.

As always, we were delighted that Santa came Ho Ho Ho-íng along.

Here’s some evidence of the frivolity

Thanks to the following people for making the night so memorable:

  • Stephen and Maddie providing the trivia
  • Leland for playing the tunes
  • Darcy for opening up the venue
  • Danny for getting us into the dancin’
  • Justin for exceptional photo-bombing
  • Bruce for being mysteriously absent when Santa was there.

If you want a copy of the photo-booth image capturing your personal encounter with Santa, please email anthonybburgess@gmail.com.

 

300 Club

At the Christmas Party, we welcomed three new inductees into our “300 Club”. These are stalwarts who hit their 300th “matrix match” for Dickson during the year. They are:

  • Pete Bausmann
  • Scott Reid
  • Jeremey Czoban

Here are Pete and Scottie in their stunning new shirtsIn Scott’s case, there’s a dispute raging… with his shirt being prepared on the assumption that he’d hit the mark in the Grand Final. However, the squash gods were unkind and he’s been left stranded on 299 matches. The shirt will be stripped off his back, literally, if he doesn’t stump up for us in 2015!!

 

Juniors

Up and coming Dickson junior Riley Ellis has achieved an Australian career high ranking of as #10 for his U13 age group. His results show that love of the sport combined with enthusiasm and practice can be rewarding. Riley has also been nominated as Junior player of the year for 2013/2014.

 

2014 AGM

The Annual General Meeting was held on 2 August following the Club Championships. During the AGM, the awards noted in the following sections were presented; and the 2014-15 committee elected (see back page).

 

Paul Gets Life

Paul Cartwright has joined the illustrious elite of Dick O’Rourke, Ted Kaminiski and Doug Lean as a Life Member of Dickson Squash Club.

This award reflects Paul’s decades of commitment to the club, both on and off the court and was the obvious candidate to join this prestigious group.

Congratulations Paul!

 

President’s Award – Len Early

Every year, our President gives an award to the Club member who he or she thinks has made an outstanding contribution to the Club. This year the winner was Len Early, who has single-handedly rescued the finances of Squash ACT and literally saved it from insolvency. Without a financial Squash ACT, squash in all areas (including our club) would have suffered enormously.

Congratulations Len!

 

Bodyline Sports Player of the Year

Every year, the Bodyline Sports Player of the Year award is presented to the player whose Matrix rating increased the most after playing in both pennant competitions for Dickson. This year the winner was Joseph Howard, who increased his matrix by a massive 33.6 in 36 matches across the two pennants.

Special mentions were given to the following players who also had significant increases: Brendan Cara, Michael Howard, Michael Hill and Harrison Barnett.

 

2014 Club Champions

We held our annual Club Championships back in July/August. Here are the key results:

 


Women


Position


Player


Open


Winner


Lisa Matthews


Open


Runner-Up


Toni Gray


A


Winner


Sarah Penn


A


Runner-Up


Clare Maunder


A


3rd


Leanna Davey


B


Winner


Karina Sommers


B


Runner-Up


Donna Hewitt


B


3rd


Edwina Mulhearn


C


Winner


Kirsten Embury


C


Runner-Up


Llara Weaver


C


Plate


Debbie Sherd

 


Men


Position


Player


Open


Winner


Howie Johns


Open


Runner-Up


Hayden Ross


Open


3rd


Finian Kennedy


A


Winner


Stui Judd


A


Runner-Up


Greg Rolls


A


3rd


Alex Howard


B


Winner


Ben Luckie


B


Runner-Up


Harrison Barnett


B


3rd


Adam Bode


B


4th


Scott Lilley


B


5th


Michael Howard


C


Winner


Leland Barnett


C


Runner-Up


Gavin Howard


C


Plate


Nick Godden


C


4th


Michael Mettam


C


5th


Denis Mettam


D


Winner


Brendan Cara


D


Runner-Up


Alan Brownlee


D


Plate


Shannon Crocker


D


4th


Paul Reynolds


E


Winner


Petar Josifoski


E


Runner-Up


David Jacobs


E


Plate


Scott Kennedy


E


4th


Kevin Ford


F


Winner


Darcy Weaver


F


Runner-Up


John Truong


F


Plate


Mathias Wong


F


4th


Luke Apelt

 


Doubles


Position


Player


Open


Winner


Jason Chen / Ross Rendell


Open


Runner-Up


Dominic Ransan-Cooper / Ian Kildea


A


Winner


Harrison Barnett / Leanne Davey


A


Runner-Up


Anthony Burgess / Tanya Rough


A


3rd


Bruce Morgan / Stella Loong


A


4th


Wayne Alford / Sarah Penn


B


Winner


Leland Barnett / Pene Lee


B


Runner-Up


Martin McGuire / Nada Salter


B


3rd


Ian Peebles / Karina Sommers

 

World Squash Day

To celebrate World Squash Day 2014, the Club held a 20-20 tournament and a short-sharp Lightning Doubles tournament on Saturday 18 October. Both events were played over about 5 hours.

The Doubles winners were:

Mixed A: Hayden Ross / Lisa Matthews

Mixed B: Peter Trevitt / Leanna Davey

Of course, World Squash was the only real winner J

 

2014 Pennant Winners

The Spring 2014 pennant recently finished, with Dickson providing the following winners and finalists:

 


Division


Result


Team


Premier


Winners


Howie Johns, Finian Kennedy, Hayden Ross


Div 4


Winners


Ben Luckie, Jackie Oliver, Kirsten Turnbull, Leland Barnett


Div 5


Finalists


Anthony Burgess, Alex Polson, Michael Hill, Shaun Baker, Bruce Morgan


Div 6


Winners


Glen Hatherly, Wayne Alford, Nick Godden, Paul Reynolds


Div 6


Finalists


Oliver Palmer, Courtenay Bugden, Carly Sullivan, Clare Maunder


Div 7


Winners


Brendan Cara, Nathan Etheredge, Sarah Penn, David Jacobs


Div 7


Finalists


Jamie Clough, Logan Fleming, Justin Kerslake, Leanna Davey


Div 9


Finalists


Scott Kennedy, Rikley Peebles, Darcy Weaver, Karina Sommers


Div 10


Finalists


John Truong, Luke Apelt, Thamba Pathmanathan

 

Clash of the Dickson Titans

The Barnett and Howard clans provide a strong backbone to our club… and the battles between them are epic. The 2014 Spring Pennant saw the Howard’s winning a total of 46 matches, just eclipsed by the Barnett’s who won 47 matches.

 

Well done to all: Harrison, Stephen, Leland and Madeleine Barnett; and Alexander, Michael, Joseph and Gavin Howard.

 

And Jodie Barnett and Catherine Howard have also been known to swing the racket from time to time too! What impressive clans they are!!

 

2014-15 Committee

The 2014-15 Committee was elected at the AGM. They are:

President: Stephen Barnett

Vice President: Len Early

Secretary: Pam Price

Treasurer: Dick O’Rourke

General Members:

Leanna Davey Paul Cartwright

Julie Polson Doug Lean

Anthony Burgess Madeleine Barnett

Dominic Ransan-Cooper

Hayden Ross Karina Sommers

 

Remember that you can contact anyone on the committee, at any time, if you have questions, suggestions or comments about any aspect of the Club’s operations.