AMERICANS DALHAUSSER & CRABB CLAIM MEN’S TITLE AT NZ BEACH TOUR

AMERICANS DALHAUSSER & CRABB CLAIM MEN’S TITLE AT NZ BEACH TOUR

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The third weekend of the 2024 GJ Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour presented by Tip Top came to a close in Christchurch at the Pioneer Beach Centre

Local stars Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley triumphed in the Women’s division once again, making it three from three on this year’s GJ Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour presented by Tip Top. USA’s Phil Dalhausser, a former Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion and four-time Olympian teamed up with fellow American Olympian Taylor Crabb to take out the Men’s division. 

Alice Zeimann & Shaunna Polley. Photo by www.phototek.co.nz

In the Women’s event, Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley continued their dominance taking out the final against Anna Harrison and Danielle Quigley 2-0 (21-15, 21-15).

Zeimann who is from Christchurch thanked the local organisers and volunteers for their hard work over the weekend. Adding ” It was great to play back in Christchurch, and very special for me having family and friends come to support in my home town! We had a good time competing and look forward to coming back next year.”

Third place in the Women’s event went to Kalea Norton and Tineke Hinton who overcame Maria Hanabadi and Kiana Stevenson 2-0 (22-20, 21-17).

In the Men’s event, kiwis Thomas Hartles and Ben O’Dea started strong against the visiting USA team of Phil Dalhausser and Taylor Crabb but would eventually fall 2-0 (21-15, 21-13). Dalhausser and Crabb will continue their New Zealand adventure next week at the finals of the GJ Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour in Mt Maunganui.

Third place in the Men’s event went to Bradley Fuller and Alani Nicklin who defeated John McManaway and Thomas Reid 2-0 (21-18, 21-13).

Results

GJ Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour presented by Tip Top

Sunday 11 February, Christchurch, Pioneer Beach Centre

Men’s Premier – Full Draw and Results

1st / Gold – Philip Dalhausser & Taylor Crabb
2nd / Silver – Thomas Hartles & Ben O’Dea
3rd / Bronze – Bradley Fuller & Alani Nicklin

Women’s Premier – Full Draw and Results

1st / Gold – Alice Zeimann & Shaunna Polley
2nd / Silver – Anna Harrison & Danielle Quigley
3rd / Bronze – Kalea Norton & Tineke Hinton

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