Kingborough Hosts Intuit Technologies Open

Published Fri 31 May 2024

The 2024 Intuit Technologies Kingborough Squash Open was held recently, attracting players from throughout the state and a couple from interstate to the Kingborough Sports Centre. Seven of Tasmania’s top 10 players took part in the competition which saw four divisions as well as the Kingborough Junior Open. 

The Junior Open was won by Ashank Gupta from the Eastside Squash Club, with Lochie Stratton, also from Eastside, as the runner-up. Third place was Blake Brewtnall from Devonport Squash Club.

In the Open division, the final was contested between the state’s top two ranked players Jack and Ben Hudson from Eastside Squash. Both brothers are former winners of the event, with a tightly contested final going Jack’s way with an 11-7, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6 win. Third place was taken out by Jamie Pattison (Devonport/NSW), while Jarrod Atkins from Deloraine took out the plate. 

In Division 2, wily veteran Mark Hudson from Eastside took the title in four games from Jake Markwart from Queensland. Grace Pattison from Newstead Squash took out third place, with Anuj Shah from Eastside taking out the plate.

Division 3 saw local player Lisa Daly take out the win, defeating Brendan Heatley-Hart (Parsons) in the final in four close games. Third place went to Elijah De Vries (Eastside). The plate winner was Kingborough member Sean Meyers.

Division 4 saw Campbell Crowden (Eastside) take first place, with Miles Diment-Smith (Parsons Squash) runner up and Caitlin Newton (Kingborough) in third place.

Kingborough Squash Club President Tim Melsom commented that tournament organiser, David Mulcahy, had attracted record numbers for the 2024 version of the event. It is helped by tournament sponsor Intuit Technologies and club sponsor Unpacked.

For anyone wanting to play squash in the Kingborough area, the club can be contacted at for competitive or social squash. There is also junior coaching available.


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