Extending their unbeaten streak to nine, the Mission Queensland Firebirds showed all their class to outplay the Mainland Tactix 68-43 in Blenheim on Sunday.
Simon Middleton's side started day one with two comprehensive victories over China and Russia, but faced the Black Ferns in their first knockout assignment after going down 24-7 to Australia in the pool-stage decider.
All but one of the WSA world top ten will compete in the $100,000 event which will take place from 5-10 June
Teammate Geva Mentor said nothing less than a win against the Swifts would do justice to Chatfield’s remarkable career.
Former world number one Rachael Grinham, the top seed from Australia, crashed out 11-6, 11-8, 11-8 in 25 minutes to unseeded Welsh opponent Deon Saffery.
Speed and toughness are qualities that all athletes crave but not all have. Australian Opals guard Tessa Lavey has both in abundance.
In the final on Sunday, she defeated Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to celebrate her third success in the Italian capital after 2011 and 2012
With their sixth win of the year, the Swifts cemented third place in the Australian Conference while keeping the Tactix winless for the season.
The squad will be entering training camps over the coming weeks before being whittled down to the final 12 at the end of June.
Northern Ireland took a surprising early lead at the end of the first quarter but were eventually outclassed as England triumphed 64-22 to regain the title they last held in 2012.
Much attention is being focused on this weekend's Netball Europe open championships in Belfast, as the tournament promises to be closer than in previous years. Fans worldwide will be able to watch the games for the first time as well, thanks to a unique agreement between Netball Europe, QTV Sports and Stream UK, plus more
England got off to the best possible start at Netball Europe today as they claimed convincing 63-42 and 69-33 victories over Trinidad & Tobago and South Africa respectively.
Laura Massaro needed all her experience to battle past 17-year-old Egyptian Nouran Gohar and earn her place in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Allam British Open in Hull on Thursday. SquashPics.com
The 21-year-old No.2 seed dropped just one game en-route to the final - seeing off eighth-seeded American Olivia Blatchford in straight games in the semi-finals.
With a Series victory already confirmed, a couple of changes were made to the starting line-up with Stacey Francis making her comeback from injury at GD and Pamela Cookey being utilised in a rare WA appearance.
Shanshan Feng shrugged off a double bogey on the first hole in her final round and strode to a six stroke victory in the Buick Championship at Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club in China.
China’s world No.5 Shanshan Feng shot a third round of three under par 69 in cool and cloudy conditions to extend her lead to seven strokes going into the final round of the Buick Championship.
England 67–42 Trinidad & Tobago
World number five Shanshan Feng of China shot a second round of five under par 67 in windy conditions to take a six stroke lead at the halfway stage of the Buick Championship at Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club.
New England coach Tracey Neville scored her first international win with a 65-42 victory over Trinidad and Tobago. Ugandan international captain Peace Proscovia has capped a memorable season by being named the country’s Nile Special Uganda Sports Press Association Sports Personality of the Year, plus more
Australian Stacey Keating fired a course record nine under par 63 at Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club on Thursday to take a two stroke lead over the world number five Shanshan Feng after the first round of the Buick Championship.
Nicol David denied Hong Kong's Annie Au and Leo Au the first sibling double in the Asian Squash Championships.
With several England regulars still competing for their ANZ franchises down under, the starting seven allowed a chance for some others to stake their claim for a spot in the World Cup squad.