The Hampshire squash close was hosted at Winchester squash club. The event consisted of Mens A-D grade and M55. Introduced to the event was a new software which helped to streamline the event for scheduling, inputting results, next round matches and uploading to squash levels. The software name is Sports manager and developed by David Ward.
A Grade Final
Rob Downer v Alex Phillips 14-12, 11-7, 14-16, 11-3
B Grade Final
Jonathan Graham v Ross Shadick-Coe 11-8, 4-11, 11-7, 11-8
C Grade Final
Joshua Davis v David Noble 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8
D Grade (Round Robin Deciding Match)
Catherine Thompson v Wayne Proctor 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
O55 (Round Robin – last 2 matches which decided the winner)
Mark Potts v Steve Ralphs 6-11, 3-11, 8-11
Richard Freemantle v George Kousseff 4-11, 6-11, 5-11
The A grade final was a tight, entertaining battle with some unbelievable pickups from both players. A great final to end the event.
Special thanks to David Ward, Chris Liddle, Alan Rhynes for helping running the event and Stan Thornton, Stuart Ayton and Joel Baldwin as the tournament officials and to Dunlop for providing prizes.
Next year we hoping to increase the numbers in this event. Our main aim to increase the numbers in the D grade to 16 players which will be run in One day.
From the tournament director Arif Faizi
The A Grade Finalists: Rob Downer and Alex Phillips
Rob being presented with the trophy by Arif
All the event winners .....