Growthpoint Regional Championships – Border results

This past weekend 18-year-old Selborne College Grade 12  learner, Tristen Worth, captured the Border Leg of the Growthpoint Regional Squash Championships when he defeated second seed Geoff Stephens 3-1  in the final.

Third seed Jimmy van Niekerk finished 3rd accounting for  Reuel Videler, also a Selborne College Grade 12 learner, in straight games 3-0.

Results

Men Semi-finals

  • 1 – Tristen Worth bt 5 – Reuel Videler 3-0
  • 2 – Geoff Stephens bt 3 – Jimmy van Niekerk 3-2

Final

  • 1 – T Worth bt   2 – Geoff Stephens   3-1

3rd position

  • 3 – Jimmy van Niekerk bt 5 – Reuel Videler 3-0

The top 4 men – Worth, Stephens, Van Niekerk, and Videler together with Taryn Emslie, Kelly Emslie, and Alison Muir now travel through to Port Elizabeth to play in the Eastern Province Hub next week.

Earlier rounds – Men

1st Round

1 – Tristen Worth bye

9 –  Luke Jacoby bt 8 – Joshua Roberts 11-8, 11-7, 12-10

5 – Kelvin Edwards bt Connor Earl 11-3, 11-8, 12 -10

3 – Jimmy van Niekerk bt Grattan van Heerden 11-3,  11-6, 11-0

6 – James Terblanche bt Deon Poortman 11-9, 8-11, 10-12, 11-5

7 – Greg Shean bt Craig Farrell 11-7, 8-11, 11-5, 12-10

2 – Geoff Stevens bt Matthew Earl 11-5, 11-4, 11-1

Quarter-Finals

1 – T Worth bt 9 – L Jacoby 11-3, 11-5, 11-2

5 – R Videler bt 4 – K Edwards 13-11, 11-7, 11-8

3 – J van Niekerk bt 6 – J Terblanche 8-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-6

2 – Geoff Stephens bt G Shean 11-5, 11-3, 11-4

There were a few minor upsets when the Border hub of the Growthpoint Regional Championships started in East London at the weekend.

9th seed 15-year-old Luke Jacoby, winner of the Bloemfontein Open Junior under 16 title in March 2020,  caused the first upset outplaying 8th seeded Joshua Roberts in straight games 11-8, 11-7, 12-10.

In the quarterfinals, 18-year-old Reuel Videler, a member of the National junior men’s squad for 2020 edged through 13-11, 11-7, 11-8 against experienced 4th seeded Kelvin Edwards.


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