FINALS AFTERNOON SUNDAY 5th FEB
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Finals Afternoon Sunday 5th Feb RESULTS
for the seasonal Handicap competitions
LADIES (Fiona McLeod Trophy) first to 25 points
Lucy Tetlow Won 2-1
v Katie Hancock
Wanneroo first to 25 points
Max Tetlow Won 2-0
v Ben Felton
Club Doubles first to 15 points
Harry Burr & Nick Burgess Won 2-1
v Peter Crouch & Steve O'Brien
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Jeremy Mitchell Junior Trophy (U16)
Rapidly improving 15 Year Old Callum HIBBERD overcame last years Winner Alfie Champion 3-0, the the games were very close, Alfie put up a good fight, but Callum edged each one at the 'business end' and emerged victorious to claim the trophy. (15/12, 15/13, 15/10)
Footage of the final can be viewed on youtube AND AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
Neville Redman Veterans Cup 2016 (Ladies 40+, Men 45+)
Two new Finalists to brake up the Jones brothers grip of recent years,
Saw Nick Burgess overcome Graham Hayden 3-0. Nick's awesome power was too much for Graham who found the very warm airless, atmosphere to his disadvantage, he tried to slow Nick down with a mixture of lobs and subtle boasts, but to no avail, the ball was just to warm and Nick powered his way to victory. Scores 15/8, 15/8, 15/7
Freddie Limer Club Championship 2016
A new name was unveiled in this years final, 16 year old Harry Burr, son of last years currently injured champion Nick Burr, who was up against Ben Prokop last years runner-up.
Zjelko Ivos should have been in the final, however he sustained an injury at home and was unable to take part. As Nick Burgess his defeated semi-final opponent was already in the Vets Final, it was decided that the 1st Semi-final line-up, which had yet to be played, would now become the final.
Ben got into his stride very quickly and took the first game comfortably. Young Harry roared back to take the next 2 games keeping things tight, as Ben found the very warm and muggy conditions not really to his liking, it meant the ball was flying around, and drops shots bounced to far back and Bens lethal lobs would not die at the back. The ralies were long and energy sapping, Harry was relentless and kept Ben working hard, forcing errors. In the fourth game Harry's incredible pace and energy dipped and Ben prospered to take it into a decider.
A very tight and equal start was, dramatically changed when Ben made a series of quick errors for Harry to take the lead, which Ben could not peg back, Harry was not making any mistakes, and Ben felt he had to try and force the play, which caused unforced errors as Harry's extended his lead, Harry took the title on his 2nd match ball, a riveting 60 minute match came to an end. Both players were close to exhaustion, and those watching marvelled at their incredible physical prowess.and athletic ability. scores > 8/15, 15/9, 15/9, 7/15, 15/9
LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP - THE HARDY ROSEBOWL 2016
This competition eventually took place on the Sunday afternoon of the 4th September
it was decided to be an invitation of the near enough, top 8 ladies in the club.
Split split into 2 groups of 4, playing in a best of 3 round robin league with the winners playing in a best of 5 game final.
In Group 'A' Laura Burr won her 3 matches 2-0 to top the group on 6 points. While in Group 'B' Reigning Champion Katie hancock won her 3 matches also, but Lucy Tetlow gave her a tough game, in what turned out to be a semi-final, going down 1-2, So Katie winning the Group with 6 points and Lucy 2nd on 5 points.
The Final proved to be one way traffic as Katie had sustained an injury in an earlier group game and was unable to make an impact against her young opponent Laura. But full credit to Laura, now 18 years old, she has improved no
end in the last year and was probably the favourite to win on the day. final score 3-0.
lWinner LAURA BURR With The Hardy Rosebowl and Wine! Runner/Up Katie Hancock comforted by husband Graham