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Amateur Singles Championships 2019

Updated: 24 Nov 2019 Semi-final results
Published: 12 Nov 2019

Christian Portz beats Alex Titchener-Barrett to become the Amateur Champion


Amateur Singles Championships 2019
Amateur Singles Championships 2019
Amateur Singles Championships 2019

Results

A gruelling schedule finally took its toll as both finalists had won through tough semi-finals the previous day. Alex Titchener-Barrett had fought off a sterling challenge from Mike Bailey, who had twice levelled the game score to ultimately win in the fifth. Christian Portz had then managed to recover from two games down against a resurgent Mark Farmiloe; another five-game thriller. Both Bailey and Farmiloe had showed true class throughout the tournament, both winning tricky quarter-finals against Jamie Giddins and Nick James respectively.

The final started promisingly, with ATB in sight of a remarkable ninth Amateur Singles title, which he has made his own from 2008 to 2016, prior to the meteoric rise of new World Champion, Tom Billings. But Portz, in his first Amateur Singles Final, had other ideas. At 13-all, the first game hung in the balance, but it was Portz who closed out the set to three, winning 16/13. ATB tried his best in the second game, but his one time Doubles partner had all the answers and returned everything with interest. Perhaps the long matches the previous day played their part, but ATB just couldn't find the answers as Portz chalked up the second and then the third (and final) game in short order.

Peter Mallinson presented Christian Portz with the famous Amateur Championship bowl, first contended in 1888; Christian joins a long list of Champions.

Final 

  • C. Portz (1) bt A. Titchener-Barrett (2) 16/13 15/3 15/2

Semi-finals

  • A. Titchener-Barrett (2) bt M. Bailey (5) 17/14 12/15 17/15 18/14 15/7
  • C. Portz (1) bt M. Farmiloe 3/15 14/17 15/12 15/7 15/8

Quarter-finals

  • A. Titchener-Barrett (2) bt T. Stevens (7) 15/6 8/15 18/14 15/13
  • M. Bailey (5) bt J. Giddins (4) 15/11 15/8 15/9
  • C. Portz (1) bt A. Gourlay (8) 15/3 15/12 15/4
  • M. Farmiloe bt N. James (3) 15/6 17/15 8/15 15/10

Round of 16 

  • C. Portz (1) bt R. Spender 1/15 15/10 15/8 15/2
  • A. Titchener-Barrett (2) bt N. Navapurkar 15/8 15/5 15/6
  • M. Bailey (5) bt L. Winstanley 15/11 15/0 15/3
  • A. Gourlay (8) bt A. Giddins 15/7 17/15 15/3
  • M. Farmiloe bt T. Bomford (6) 15/11 14/17 15/6 2/15 15/5
  • J. Giddins (4) bt F. Roumani 15/2 15/11 15/4
  • T. Stevens (7) bt T. Panto 15/9 15/8 15/11
  • N. James (3) bt L. Symonds 15/1 15/5 15/1

First Round

  • R. Spender bt A. Rozier 15/5 15/11 15/4
  • N. Navapurkar bt G. Maltby 17/18 7/15 15/11 17/16 15/10
  • T. Panto bt G. Loup 13/15 11/15 16/13 15/8 15/12
  • F. Roumani bt P. Maxwell 9/15 0/15 15/6 15/7 15/9
  • L. Symonds bt J. Marshall 15/9 15/8 15/6
  • T. Stevens (7) bt G. Harvey 15/5 15/3 15/5
  • A. Giddins bt H. Don w/o
  • L. Winstanley bt T. McCall 15/9 15/4 15/5
  • T. Bomford (6) bt J. Jamieson-Black w/o
  • A. Gourlay (8) bt M. Seeley 12/15 15/10 15/3 15/10
  • M. Farmiloe bt J. Rendell 15/0 15/0 15/5
Final

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