2018 CLUB ACHIEVEMENTS
PENNANT & IN-HOUSE WINNERS
Autumn Pennant: Mixed Thursday Division 3
Ryan Van Der Merwe, Katherine Tonkin, Lou Cotter, Niall Naghten, Steven Vincent, Sam Hendy-Taylor.
Autumn In-House: Team 9
Lindsay Crane, Ryan Van Der Merwe, Trevor Cruickshank, Rita Baldwin.
Winter Pennant: Tuesday Ladies Div 1
Rochelle Ford, Sam Crane, Rita Baldwin, Tanya Chapman, Monique Ford.
Spring Pennant: Tuesday Ladies Div 1
Rochelle Ford, Sam Crane, Tanya Chapman, Monique Ford.
Spring In-House: Team 4
Sue Hillier, George Fiorentino, Niall Naghten, Ellie Lock
14/12 – WA SQUASH AWARDS 2018
The 2018 WA Squash Awards night saw several Vic Park members in the running for awards. Congratulations to our very own super-coach Sue Hillier, who took out the prestigious WA Coach of the Year award, alongside fellow Junior State Team coach Damon Macmillan.
Massive congrats also to Gregory Chan for winning WA Junior Player of the Year (for the second year running)! This highly sought-after award recognises exceptional individual achievement by a WA-based player in the sport throughout the year.
Other VPS nominees:
- Volunteer of the Year nominee – Roger Schmidlin
- Junior of the Year nominees – Abel Jin and Ethan Baldwin-Wright
- Junior Player of the Year nominees – Oscar Curtis, Pascale Shawki Louka, Abel Jin, and winner, Greg.
13/10 – CAMBRIDGE OPEN 2018
We saw a strong field of VPS players enter this year’s Cambridge Open, with placings from the following:
- Men’s Open – Plate Winner: Dylan Tasker
- Ladies Division 1 Runner Up: Bec Barendrecht
08/09 – CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
The Vic Park Squash Club Championships returned in 2018 – great to see such a strong turnout of members battling it out for club bragging rights! Our winners:
- Mens Club Champion: Dylan Tasker (Runner Up: Lachie McVey)
- Ladies Club Champion: Pascale Louka (Runner Up: Lisa Christou)
- Mens’ Division Two Champion: Yasser El Fahham (Runner Up: Jacques Giuffre)
- Division Three Mixed Champion: Alison Coburn (Runner Up: Trevor Shortt)
26/08 – WA CLOSED 2018
The 2018 WA Closed Tournament at Squashworld Mirrabooka featured the following results from Vic Park members:
- Ladies Open Runner-Up: Pascale Louka
- Ladies Open Plate Winner: Bec Barendrecht
04/08 – WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
Vic Park’s own Sue Hillier took out the Women’s Over-55 category at the 2018 World Squash Masters Championships in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA – making her a two-time World Masters Champion! An incredible achievement and a dominant performance. Read more HERE.
27/05 – WA OPEN 2018
Vic Park Squash’s resident club coach and junior program coordinator, Sue Hillier, has taken out her eighth WA Open title, 30 years after winning her first in 1988. Read more HERE. Our Club Treasurer Sam Nichols took out the top spot in Mens Division 3 at the same tournament, whilst committee member Katherine Tonkin was runner up in Ladies Division 2.
01/05 WJO SELECTION 2018
Vic Park junior, Pascale Louka, has been selected to represent Australia in the individual event at the 2018 World Junior Championships – a huge achievement! Read more HERE.
2017 CLUB ACHIEVEMENTS
PENNANT & IN-HOUSE WINNERS
Autumn Pennant: Tuesday Mens Div 5
Michael Borrett, Roger Schmidlin, Emma Cornish, Sam Nichols & Michelle Cornish
Autumn Pennant: Thursday Mixed Div 3
Boby Markovic, George Fiorentino, Ethan Baldwin-Wright & Pascale Louka
Autumn Pennant: Tuesday Ladies Div 1
Rebecca Barendrecht, Emma Farinaccio, Soraya Al Rashid & Wendy Shaw
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Autumn Season 2017
- Most Improved Male Player: Abel Jin (increase of 24.12 points)
- Most Improved Female Player: Rochelle Ford (increase of 15.66 points)
WORLD MASTERS CHAMPION 2017: SUE HILLIER
WA CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
The WA Closed Championships were held on 21-22 April at Squashworld Mirrabooka. Congratulations to three VPS players who placed within their divisions at the event:
- Ladies Open Plate: Pascale Louka
- Ladies Division 1 WINNER: Rebecca Barendrecht
- Mens Division 4 Plate: Matthew Birch
2016 CLUB ACHIEVEMENTS
Winter Pennant: Ladies Tuesday Div.1
Maddie Clark, Bec Barendrecht, Emma Farinaccio
Winter Pennant: Mixed Tuesday Div.7
Alan Law, Lee Frampton, Chester Cutinha, Rochelle Ford, Monique Ford
Winter Pennant: Mixed Thursday Div.4
Stan Carvell, Boby Markovic, Kat Tonkin, Bryn Donoghue, Matthew Birch
Winter In-House: Team 4
Greg Chan, Ollie Locos, Sonya Murray, Chester Cutinha
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Winter Season 2016
Ladies – Maddie Clark +10 points
Mens – Niall Naghten +21 points
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016
- Mens Club Champion: Sue Hillier (Runner Up: Abel Jin; 3rd: Greg Chan)
- Ladies Club Champion: Sue Hillier (Runner Up: Lisa Christou; 3rd: Kat Tonkin)
- Junior Boy Champion: Abel Jin (Runner Up: Greg Chan)
- Junior Girl Champion: Zoe Massam (Runner Up: Alicia Boey)
2015 CLUB ACHIEVEMENTS
July 2015: Congratulations to the following Vic Park members who competed in the recent State Masters championships:
Kerry Kern R/Up – Ladies Over 55s
Tony Burns Winner – Mens Over 45s
Sue Hillier Winner – Ladies Over 50s
(making Sue the current State, Australian AND World Over 50 champion!)
14/4/15: Congratulations to Sue Hillier on her recent selection for the Australian team to play in the Trans Tasman Test Series this year. It is a great honour to represent your country, and none more worthy than Sue. After many years of her contribution to squash at club, state and national level it is befitting after the unbelievable last 12 months Sue has had. World and National champion are amongst her outstanding achievements. We are very proud of Sue and look forward to seeing her compete with her fellow Australians.
SUE WINS 2014 AUSTRALIAN MASTERS SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS
7/9/14: Sue Hillier is the Australian Masters Squash Champion (Womens 50-55) which was played in Bathurst this month. What a year for Sue – both the World and Australian champion for 2014!
11/7/14: Vic Park life member Sue Hillier is the World Masters Squash Champion (Womens 50-55) for 2014, defeating her opponent and top seed Leora Greenwood (RSA) 11-2, 11-4, 11-3 in Hong Kong today, winning her grand final match in just 13 minutes! Sue started as the lowest seed in the division…amazing Sue!
14/5/14: Graham Johnson and Sue Hillier were recognised for National Volunteer Week, for each having contributed over 12 years of their time as volunteers at our squash club. Thank you Graham and Sue for all of your dedication and hard work.
SUE WINS 2013 AUSTRALIAN MASTERS SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to our very own Sue Hillier who recently won the 2013 Australian Masters Squash Championships (Womens 50-54) in Canberra, defeating Sue Williams (QLD) in three sets, 9-4 9-2 9-0. Well done Sue!
SUE WINS 2012 WA CLOSED
Congratulations to VPS player and life member Sue Hillier for winning the
2012 WA Closed Event in April.
Sue Hillier had to overcome two former WA Closed Champions before taking out this years title.
She defeated Amanda Hopps (1996, 2009 and 2011 Champion) to make the grand final, and then recovered after losing the first game to defeat Cindy Meintjes (2007 and 2010 Champion) 3 games to 1.