Central Steals Superchamps Spoils26 Aug 2013
Central has emerged from Superchamps National Finals weekend with five national titles, a superb effort.
Central has won District bragging rights for 2013 by winning the lion's share of the national Superchamps titles on offer over the weekend. By winning five of the ten titles possible, Central matched Bay of Plenty's achievement from 2012, and left the other ten Districts to compete for crumbs. The other successful Districts - Wellington, Waikato, Northland, Bay of Plenty and Auckland - managed to pick up a national title apiece.
Although a whopping 94 teams travelled to Superchamps National Finals, only ten would be able to take out the ultimate prize - a national title. Those successful clubs are listed below, led by the impressive SquashGym Palmerston North, which alone accounted for three of the national titles.
|B Grade||Khandallah||SquashGym Palmerston North|
|C Grade||Hamilton||SquashGym Palmerston North|
|D Grade||Maungaturoto||SquashGym Palmerston North|
With Superchamps over for another season, the attention of many players will be turning towards Champion of Champions. An individual version of Superchamps, Champion of Champions offers players another shot at a national title. Full details of the event can be found here, or contact your District Association for more information on District Finals.
Ten Superchamps 2013 Factoids you may not have known:
- The F Grade Women's title was Edgecumbe’s first ever Superchamps National title
- The D Grade Women's title was Maungaturoto’s first ever Superchamps National title
- SquashGym Palmerston North's three wins took its tally to 21 National titles, and they did from the position of eighth seeds
- The E Grade Women's title was Ohakune’s first ever National title
- The E Grade Men's title was Wanganui’s fifth National title, second in as many years, and the first time the club has won an E Grade National title
- By winning the C Grade Women's event, Hamilton picked up it’s 23rd National title
- Khandallah won its 7th National title by winning the B Grade Women's title from the position of fourth seeds
- Remuera picked up a 15th National title when its F Grade Men's team won in Whakatane - incredibly, the team won from the position of eighth (bottom) seeds
- In winning three national titles in the same year, SquashGym Palmerston North equalled the record jointly held by Remuera (2003), Hawkes Bay (2002), Henderson (1993), Gisborne (1991), Hamilton (1982 and 1983) for the most national titles held simultaneously
- Of the ten winning teams, only three were the top seeds at National Finals. Two more teams were seeded second, two were fourth seeds, one was fifth and two eighth.