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Charity Racketball Festival 2023

What an event it was on Saturday for the charity Racketball Festival, raising funds for Cornwall Hospice Care.

36 entries, young and old(er) took part over a day of entertaining and somewhat exhausting racketball matches. Hosted by Truro Squash & Leisure Club, the event was divided up into an Open, 40+ and 64+ draw.

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The open and 40+ being two box leagues that were closely won by Jonny Newton (Falmouth) / Jarod London (Truro) in the open, and Pete Walker (Truro) / Neil Counter (Truro) in the 40+. To a large and exuberant crowd, Jarod and Neil took the victories in their finals.

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The female event was won by Shuv Garland (Falmouth), edging out Rosie Smith (Truro) in their final. And the 64+ category was won by Adrian Cruse (Penzance) with Dave Smith (Truro) in second.

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However, it wasn’t the titles that were key to the event. It was raising vital funds for Cornwall Hospice Care and commemorating those within the squash community who have recently needed the charity’s support.

We’ll let you know how much was raised on the day once all of the pennies have been counted…

A massive thank you to Pete Ellicock and Nigel Bell (with the help from Rosie) in putting on an outstanding event that was so well subscribed. A big shout out also to the junior players for taking on a sport that is often only associated with the older fraternity. It put racketball on the radar for being an enjoyable, face-paced and accessible game which will hopefully continue to grow.

A final thank you to the bar staff and committee at Truro club, everyone who competed / donated and the event sponsors:

➡️ Chapel Street Art Gallery
➡️ Treloan Campsite
➡️ The Rum & Crab Shack
➡️ BRIK Surveyors

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