Tennis

National Fathers & Sons Tournament 2016

27 Jan 2016

David and James Watson win the championship


The final of the National Fathers and Sons Championship was contested at Leamington in January 2016 between David and James Watson and Richard and Tom Seymour Mead. The match produced some quality play which entertained the spectators, but the result was never in any real doubt. The Seymour Meads put up a valiant fight however the Watsons made a very strong start and managed to maintain control throughout winning the Championship 8/2.

Only four pairs were selected to play in the championship. David Watson playing with a different son to last year (James Watson) beat Anthony and Christopher Wilson 8/0 and Richard and Tom Seymour Mead beat Ed and Ben Boddington 8/2 to secure their place in the final.

James and David Watson

The National Fathers and Sons Handicap tournament produced exciting semi-finals. The championship finalists had already been eliminated in the first knock out round. The first semi-final was between Ian & Christian Whittaker and Anthony and Christopher Wilson. This was all set to be a great semi-final however the Whittakers couldn’t find the form they had on the previous day and were beaten 1/6. In the second semi-finals Patrick and Joel Humphrey play Marty and Harry Burn. This was a very close match up until 3-3 when the Burns’ found another gear and closed out the match 6/3.

The final score in the final seems very unfair on Marty and Harry Burn as everyone in the final played fantastically and the match was very closely fought however unfortunately for them the 40 all points fell in favour of Anthony and Christopher Wilson who won the handicap tournament 6/1. The Wilsons have been supporting this tournament for many years and have come second a number of times, it is great to see that their dedication has paid off. Congratulations on a well deserved win.

Wilsons win at last


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