Temwa Chileshe (21) was all smiles after he unexpectedly beat his older brother Lwamba Chileshe (23) 3-2 in the open men’s final at the Wanaka Squash Club Queen’s Birthday Tournament on Sunday night.
The Hamilton-based New Zealand men’s doubles representatives were in Central Otago last week to coach juniors, connect with local clubs and visit family.
Lwamba is seeded number two in New Zealand and Temwa is number three. They will represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Temwa rarely beats his older brother in singles, although they train, compete and travel to tournaments together.
‘‘Thanks Lewy for the final. That was fun. And thanks to Ollie [Johnston] who I played in the semifinal. That was also fun,’’ Temwa Chileshe said.
The winner of the women’s open was Lowri Waugh, with Tracey Flay runner›up.
Other winners: Men’s A grade Hamish Dudley, women’s A grade Hayley Green, men’s B grade Mike Collett, women’s B grade Emily Phillips, men’s C grade George Gibson men’s D grade Craig Crockett, men’s E grade Kyan Prince.