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Palmer and Van Der Salm Claim South Island Champs Titles

Chris Van Der Salm and Abbie Palmer have claimed the 2017 South Island Championship titles over the weekend down at the Otago Squash Club.

In the Women's Open Abbie Palmer was too strong for her opponents taking out Rangi Clark in round 1 in 3, she then proceeded on to take out Samantha Cross in the Semi-finals in a strong 3 before claiming her title with a win over Sophie O'Connell in 3 as well.

In the Men's Open Chris Van Der Salm took his first round win in 3 over Matt Laurenson. In the quarter finals Van Der Salm had a tough first game against Caleb Madden before he came back and took the win in 4. In the semi-finals Van Der Salm showed his dominance over Charles Barker winning in 3 before he took the win from Joseph Williams in 3. Williams had made his way to the final upsetting second seed Jackson Beresford in the semi-final with a tough win in 5.

Congratulations to the Otago Squash Club on the event.

Full results from the weekend can be found on iSquash here.

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