Oceania Championships

The Oceania Racketlon championships were held in Auckland, New Zealand on the 28th and 29th October with the singles event on Saturday followed by the teams event on Sunday. 88 players took part over 2 days and local players performed with distinction against tough competition from New Zealand and Australia. There were current or former New Zealand reps in all 4 individual sports competing as well as a contingent from Australia including Australian #1 Leigh Sands.


Results were:

Men’s A Grade singles

Gold – Sion Wiggin (North Harbour)
Silver – Michael Fowke (Auckland)
Bronze – Kashif Shuja (Manawatu)
Women’s A Grade Singles (credit: Racketlon NZ)

Gold – Joanna Shanks (Bay of Plenty)
Silver – Michelle Heron (North Harbour)
Bronze – Toni Horsman (Auckland).

The Teams event was a 6 player per team event and was won by Remuera club from Auckland ahead of the Australian team in 2nd place of the 10 teams.

The international challenge was won by Australia by 7 matches to 5 over New Zealand.


Owen Mugridge
Racketlon NZ

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