Letter from the Editor August 2016
BIG junior NEWS!!! Congratulations to Hunter District Junior Fours Side of Lauren Gardner (Greta Workers), Daniel Eyeington (Kurri), Caleb Threadgate (East Maitland) and Tailor Appleby (Kurri) who returned home from Warilla with the JUNIOR STATE FOURS CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE. Well done!!!
The Australian Open was staged in July as well. In the Men's Singles Aron Sherriff won the final against Brett Wilkie. Of our local contenders Shannon Gittoes from Nelson Bay was best performed playing through the knockouts from a round of 256 down to the round of 32 just shy of the finals – a fantastic achievement of the 864 entries in the event. Shannon's clubmate Blake Signall, Trevor Aitchison from Mayfield West and Dylan Riley from Forster got through to the round of 64. Phil Scott-Young, Martin Gosper, Rex Johnston all from Tuncurry Beach, Lee Such (Soldiers Point), Warren Shipley (Beresfield) and Sam Laguzza (Kahibah) made it through to the round of 128. Whilst Ross Logan (Tuncurry Beach), Robert Simmons (Cardiff), Richard Lee (Tea Gardens), Mick Beesley and Daniel Hill (Beresfield), Isaac Rayner (Maitland City), Michael Bourke (Windale Gateshead), Shane Soper and Robert Hector (Mayfield West), Father and Son Aaron and Tailor Appleby (Kurri) and Shane Barclay and Terry Blow from Charlestown all won their sections but bowed out in the first round of knockouts. It's absolutely brilliant to see so many of our players contesting this National event.