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Category F Open Championship 2019

Apr 02, 2019

Another packed out weekend at Prested Hall for the National Category F Championships. We had players come from far and wide and delighted to welcome players also from the Netherlands & New York to play in the prestigious event. Saturday saw the 50-54 category Championships. Whilst most first round matches were straight forward, eventual winner Ben Geytenbeek played a nail biter 3 setter, beating Prested local 6/5 in the 3rd set. Ben then continued his good form, winning his semi-final & Final in straight sets. Congratulations also to Tom Lucey, for making the final after two great results, also winning through in straight sets. In the plate draw, some incredibly close matches, plenty of 10/9s. The winner was Christian McCall from New York, beating Candida Nicholls in the Plate final. Onto Sunday with another jam packed day on both courts. A notable semi-final match between Jonathan Ellis-Miller & Richard Coughtrie put the whole schedule in the bin, however was a thrilling match for all to watch, Richard Coughtrie eventually winning through in over 2hours. Richard was in for another 3 set battle in the third, but this time running out of steam as Prested local Dan Worboys ran away with the title. Huge congrats Dan! In the plate, Malek Al-Chalabi took the title, with no less than another epic battle 10/9 against James Wells. Congratulations to all our Champions & a thank you to everyone who came to play.

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