Ulladulla was host to the Gold Australian Money Tournament, the South Pacific Open, on the weekend of 19 – 22nd October with the finals played on Monday 22nd. Players from New South Wales, Victoria and even one from France descended on the town for high quality tennis and prizemoney. Despite rain interrupting g play on Saturday afternoon players donned fancy dress and let their hair down for the fun Dash For Cash on Saturday night sponsored by South Coast Business and Financial Solutions with many walking away with fists full of dollars.
It was definitely worth the trip for the Frenchman Vincent Stouff who won the men’s singles event with a convincing 6-0, 6-2 score and pocketed $1200 prizemoney.
The ladies winner was 16 year old Ella Fraser from Cremorne.
Winners of the Men’s doubles were Bosko Novakovic and Andrew Riminton from Sydney.
The ladies doubles was won by Cayleigh Eddy from Sydney and Laia Pasini from Forster.
Local player Anton Willett played very skilful tennis to finish third in the 18 years and under boys singles event.
The novelty Dash for Cash was the highlight on Saturday evening with all players really looking amazing in their fancy dress outfits. Club member Paul Metzler won the prize for best costume in his Gatsby-inspired ladies evening gown, complete with moustache and feathered headband.
The club wishes to thank all of the players, helpers, spectators and sponsors Bakers Delight and South Coast Business and Financial Solutions for a very successful weekend.
It was lovely to receive the following email from one of our visitors after the event:
“Thanks so much for sending these photos on to me. It’s all the little extras like this, that that make the South Pacific Ocean tournament the best. Friendly staff, fun with”dash for cash”, coffee/tea making facilities provided for a gold coin donation, yummy homemade cakes and slices, clean and tidy facilities, well maintained courts and the list could go on and on. My son and I always have a great time there. Could you please pass on my thanks to all involved in making this happen.”