Perennial 3X3 powerhouse ‘Swish’ continued their tradition of starting the 3X3 Quest Tour on the right foot by winning the Open Men’s grade in the competition’s first leg at The Trusts Arena in Auckland last weekend.
Led by Karl Noyer and Zac Easthope, last year’s champions of the Tour toppled ‘Groundhogs’ 21-14 in the final after only narrowly getting by fellow semi-finalists ‘Auckland City’ 22-21.
Two other winner-take-all fixtures were played either side of Swish’s last game, the earlier contest was between ‘MKK Ball’ and ‘Guaww’ in the Senior Mixed grade – the latter took the crown with a 18-12 victory.
The Youthtown Junior Mixed title bout wrapped up the play for the day, where ‘884’ left with the wider smile following a 16-11 triumph over ‘RGHS Aces’.
The Bay of Plenty is the next region to host the travelling three a-side competition, with teams set to meet at Tauranga Harbourside Netball Centre for their chance at local bragging rights.
Entries to this leg and the other six remaining are welcomed and open to all ages! For those interested in taking part in the fun, just create a player profile, reply to the confirmation email and you’re then eligible to register a team.
3×3 Quest Tour | west Auckland results (week one):
Open Men’s Winners – Swish
- Karl Noyer
- Ben Fraser
- Marcus Logan
- Zac Easthope
Open Men’s Runner-up – Groundhogs
- Buster Milani
- Euan Morris
- Kesomi Tatola
- Tyrone McLennan
Youthtown Senior Mixed – Guaww
- Jesse Tane Manuel
- Josh Muggleston
- Luka Vea
- River Drefers
Youthtown Junior Mixed – 884
- Ky-Mani Kaumoana
- Luke Nonu
- M Wade
3×3 Quest Tour Schedule, 2021:
- Saturday 12 December 2020, The Trusts Arena, Henderson, west Auckland.
- Saturday 16 January 2021, Tauranga Harbourside Netball Centre, Blake Park, Mt Maunganui.
- Saturday 23 January 2021, Westlake Girls High School, Takapuna, North Auckland.
- Saturday 13 February, Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront.
- Saturday 20 February 2021, Hagley Park Netball Courts, Chirstchurch.
- Saturday 27 February 2021, The Octagon, Dunedin.
- Saturday 6 March 2021, Mangere/Otahuhu Netball Centre, David Lange Park, Mangere, south Auckland.
- Saturday 13 March 2021, Waiwhakaiho Netball Courts, New Plymouth.
- Date T.B.A, Quest FINAL*, Location T.B.A.