Four of Australia's most promising male players have been chosen to take on Malaysia in a test match in Victoria next month, the first of a series of events aimed at giving our transitioning juniors exposure to International competition.
Australian Cameron Pilley, the World No.20, powered his way past English World No.8 Peter Barker in a brutal 86-minute encounter to move into the third round of the 2014 Qatar PSA World Championship in Doha.
Australia will have four players in the Men's World Championships, after Rex Hedrick won through qualifying to join Cam Pilley, Ryan Cuskelly and Steve Finitsis in the main draw.
The return of the Australian Closed Championships has certainly struck a chord with the Australian players, with a top class field nominating for next month's event. How about the names Pilley and Grinham for starters?
Christine Nunn received the news on Friday she'd been called up to the Australian team for the World Teams Championships, and responded by last night wrapping up the Queensland Open title.
Whatever happens on Sunday, Australia is guaranteed a title holder at the Queensland Open. Defending champion Lisa Camilleri will take on Melbourne's Christine Nunn in the women's final.
A niggling injury forced Lisa Camilleri to withdraw from a tournament in Japan last weekend, but she showed no ill effects on Friday as she began her defence of her Queensland Open title.
She had to travel a long way to do it, but England's Victoria Temple Murray is tonight celebrating her first tour title victory. And Robertino Pezzota went one better than seven days ago, winning an all-Argentine men's final
Victoria's Sarah Cardwell plays in her second final on the Australian tour this year on Sunday, but will have to overcome England's Victoria Temple Murray to breakthrough for her maiden 2014 title.
It was another big day for our International guests on Friday; they managed to see off the Australian men's top seed and our second-seeded woman in the Mackay Open