Clash of the young guns at Llandudno squash club champs

Lochlan Williamson (boys under-19), Brody Williamson (boys under-14) and Emma du Toit (girls under-16) all excelled at the recently held WP open tournament.

For only the second time in Llandudno Sports Club’s 59-year-old history, all three defending champions successfully retained their crowns in the club’s annual Squash Club Championships held recently.

In the men’s squash cup final, it was the clash of the young guns, with 19-year old William Tweddle overcoming a brave challenge from 17-year old Lochllan Williamson in a pulsating match, full of sublime shot-making and energy-sapping rallies.

Some of the “fetching” defied physics, leaving the spectators gasping in awe. Tweddle showed the benefit of experience in playing in his third straight final, and was a deserving winner.

In the ladies squash cup final, Iris Gabel had to dig deep to edge out a determined Ingrid Kingon in an absorbing final of top quality squash.

And rounding out the finals, Brody Williamson completed a hat-trick of titles by winning the Junior Club Championships for the third successive year.

Kathryn Hobbs was recognised for her outstanding service to the club by being awarded the Peter Holling Trophy. The trophy is presented annually to a member of the club who has, over time, shown selfless dedication and commitment.

Holling’s son, Ashley, was on hand to present his father’s trophy to Hobbs.

The future of squash at Llandudno looks very bright with three of the club’s youth players excelling on the elite provincial stage at the WP Open, held last weekend at WPCC. Emma du Toit came third in the girls’ under-16 competition.

Lochlan Williamson came second in the boys’ under-19 competition while Brody Williamson came fourth in the boys’ under-14 competition.