SS&A Squash and Racquetball Club claims its third Tony Fellowes Shield

CHAMPION TEAM: SS&A Squash and Racquetball Club were the clear winners of this year's Tony Fellowes Shield staged at Wodonga.
CHAMPION TEAM: SS&A Squash and Racquetball Club were the clear winners of this year's Tony Fellowes Shield staged at Wodonga.

SS&A Squash and Racquetball Club claimed its third straight victory in the Tony Fellowes Shield at the Wodonga Squash and Racquetball Centre on Sunday.

The tournament is a timed racquetball event between the three clubs in Albury-Wodonga (SS&A, Commercial Club and Wodonga) and is named after Fellowes who played the sport at all three organisations.

He passed away three years ago when the tournament first commenced and it was named in his honour.

Each club ranks its top 16 players to contest the event and play the corresponding opponent from each club for 20 minutes.

After all 16 matches are completed, the total points won by each club are calculated to determine the overall champion.

SS&A finished the day on a mammoth score of 1027 points, well clear of Commercial Club on 809 and Wodonga on 800.

Former SS&A Squash Club president Murray Ashcroft has been a regular at the event and played for Wodonga during this year’s tournament.

“Tony was an avid sportsman around town and played racquetball and squash at all of the clubs at some stage or another,” Ashcroft said.

“We were hoping he was going to make it through to the first one, but he passed away a couple of weeks beforehand.

“We put it to the three clubs who were happy to have it named in his memory.

“It’s a good social day, the whole idea is to create a social atmosphere between the three clubs because we don’t play each another more than twice a year.”