A closely fought Open Men’s final between teams ‘Stellar’s Boys’ and ‘Barbs’ was won by the latter at Dunedin’s leg of the 3×3 Quest Tour last Sunday.
Stellar’s Boys beat Barbs earlier in the day, but the eventual winners bounced back in the big dance at the Octagon with a 13-11 win.
Barbs captain Darcy Knox said it was good to get the win over some familiar faces.
“We play against those boys [Stellar’s Boys] quite a bit, so there’s a bit of rivalry there.
“It was a hard-fought final and we’re definitely happy to have snuck away with it.
“Even after losing to them in pool play, we were confident we’d do the job and thankfully we executed in the big game.”
Four other grades were competing on the day, with a total of 110 players across 30 different teams.
Winners of the Youthtown Senior Mixed competition were ‘Just a Rebound’, who toppled ‘SKC Redcastle’ and ‘55 OVR’ on their way to the crown.
The Youthtown Under 17 Male title went to ‘WBHS’ after they beat ‘Taieri Pistons’ 13-11 in the final.
‘Raptors’ finished first in the Youthtown Under 15 Female grade and ‘The Dream Team’ took home the Youthtown Under 15 Male gold medal.
The last stop of the 3×3 Quest Tour before the Open Men’s Final is being run at Christchurch’s Hagley Park Netball Courts this coming Saturday (7 Mar).
Results of Dunedin’s leg of 3×3 Quest Tour (week five):
Open Men’s Winners – Barbs
- Aaron Roydhouse
- Darcy Knox
- Hamish Robertson
- Matthew Bardsley
Open Men’s Runner-up – Stellar’s Boys
- Taiaroa Flavell
- Mitchell Hughan
- Tyler Summers
Youthtown Senior Mixed – Just a Rebound
- Michael Ruske
- Elliot Alloo
- Joshua Reeves
- Matt Pyper
Youthtown Under 17 Male – WBHS
- Traye McKenzie
- Danyon Ashcroft
- Floyd Tayles
- Siua Fonua
Youthtown Under 15 Female – Raptors
- Ryan Dailey
- Lucy Morrison
- Millie Mac
Youthtown Under 15 Male – The Dream Team
- Noah McDowall
- George Grant
- Josh Baughan
- Max O’Connor
3×3 Quest Tour Schedule, 2020:
- Sat 18 Jan Auckland (West) – The Trusts Arena, Henderson, Auckland
- Sat 1 Feb Auckland (North) – Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, Auckland
- Sat 15 Feb Tauranga – Harbourside Netball Centre, Blake Park, Mt Maunganui
- Sat 22 Feb Wellington – Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront
- Sun 1 Mar Dunedin – The Octagon, Dunedin
- Sat 7 Mar Christchurch – Hagley Park Netball Courts, Christchurch
- Sat 28 Mar Final (Christchurch)* – Ara Recreational Centre, Christchurch
* This final event is the World Tour Qualifier Final and is only open to the Open Men’s Grade teams that qualified at one of the above regional events. No other grades will play at this event.