West of England Masters 2018-19

Friday 21 September - Sunday 23 September 2018

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Draw and Schedule Amendments

Amendments to the draws or schedules will be listed below:

Date/Time Amendment
  15 Sep / 10:00    WO55 - Tamsin Bennett withdrew:  No impact on the draw.
  15 Sep / 15:40   MO55 - Russ Bothwick withdrew, impacting on matches R1-M3 & R1-M10.  
  19 Sep / 11:00   MO75 - Seeding order error identified and draw revised, impacting on matches Q2 & S2.  
  20 Sep / 19:20   WO50 - Kim Sadler withdrew, impacting on matches Q1 & Q2. 
  20 Sep / 20:15   MO35 - James Bowden [2] withdrew, impacting on matches R1-M2, R1-M5, R1-M9, R1-M10 & R1-M16. 
  21 Sep / 08:00   MO65 - Trevor Cox withdrew, impacting on match R1-M2. 

Registration Fees: £15.75* for ESM Members.
£10.56* for members of Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club. 
Age Groups: Men's O35 O40 O45 O50 O55 O60 O65 O70 O75
Women's O35 O40 O45 O50 O55 O60 
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Draw Type 
Finalists / Top Two 
Men's Over 3532 DrawDarren Lewis bt Jamie Goodrich3-0 (11/4, 11/9, 12/10)
Men's Over 4032 DrawMatt Marshall bt Mike Potter 3-1 (11/9, 11/4, 6/11, 11/9)
Men's Over 4532 DrawPaul Boyle bt Masambo Selisho3-1 (11/3, 13/11, 10/12, 13/11)
Men's Over 5032 DrawStephen McLoughlin bt Andrew Murray3-1 (11/5, 11/4, 5/11, 11/9)
Men's Over 5532 DrawAlex Betts bt Darren Withey3-0 (11/8, 11/8, 11/5)
Men's Over 6032 DrawJeremy Goulding bt Ian Bradburn3-0 (15/10, 15/10, 15/6)
Men's Over 6516 DrawTerry Belshaw bt Paul Reader3-1 (16/14, 15/4, 15/17, 15/9)
Men's Over 7016 DrawBarry Featherstone bt Martin Day3-0 (15/10, 15/4, 15/10)
Men's Over 758 DrawAdrian Wright bt Nigel Belle3-0 (15/5, 15/12, 15/11)
Women's Over 35/408 DrawRia Kennerley bt Victoria Smith3-1 (9/11, 13/11, 11/9, 11/5)
Women's Over 458 DrawSam Mueller bt Isabelle Tweedle3-0 (11/2, 12/10, 11/4)
Women's Over 508 DrawRachel Woolford bt Helen Barnard 3-1 (16/14, 15/12, 9/15, 15/11)
Women's Over 558 DrawLesley Sturgess bt Beverley Brockway3-1 (15/11, 8/15, 15/9, 15/11)
Women's Over 60/654 Pool1st Susan Pynegar; 2nd Catherine GrinsellPool
Men's Over 35 Plate8 DrawStephen Jenks bt Peter KnowlesPeter Knowles withdrew injured
Men's Over 40 Plate8 DrawNigel Stephens bt Christopher Dawson3-0 (11/9. 11/3, 11/6)
Men's Over 45/50 Plate8 DrawJohn Riley bt Peter Lonsdale3-2 (11/7, 9/11, 8/11, 11/5, 12/10)
Men's Over 55 Plate8 DrawAndy Smith bt Nick Peel3-1 (11/8, 11/8, 5/11, 11/8)
Men's Over 60 Plate8 DrawGeoffrey Lees by Ron Freeman3-0 (15/10, 15/11, 15/11)
Men's Over 65/70 Plate8 DrawLeon Kirton bt Alistair Swift 3-0 (15/9, 15/7, 15/9)
Women's Over 35/40 PlateFinal OnlyReka Gay bt Elaine Radcliffe3-2 (6/11, 11/8, 11/7,18/11, 14/12)
Women's Over 50 PlateFinal OnlyJulie Palmer bt Deborah Rogers3-0 (15/6, 15/6, 15/12)
Women's Over 55 PlateFinal OnlySarah Howlett bt Marcia Brittain3-1 (9/15, 15/5, 15/9, 15/8)
A great entry to this first tournament of the season with 178 participants. If we continue to grow as we are year on year, then scheduling could become a bit of a problem!

- Susan Pynegar came through a pool of 4 players to win this event with Catherine Grinsell as runner-up.

WO55 - Lesley Sturgess benefitted from an injury to number two seed Pippa Green in the semis and then defeated top seed Beverley Brockway 3-1 in the final.

WO50 - This event went to seed until the final where number two seed Rachel Woolford managed to come from behind in most games and beat number one seed Helen Barnard 3-1.

WO45 - Sam Mueller looked unstoppable apart from dropping a game in a competitive semi against Sue Martin-Downhill. Sam went on to win the final 3-0 against Isabelle Tweedle.

WO35/40 - There were some close games in the early rounds here - until the semis where Ria Kennerley showed her class and took out number one seed Natalie Lawrence 3-0. The final against Victoria Smith was very tight but Ria came through as the winner of this event and a worthy champion.

MO75 - A few seeding amendments before this event proved successful as the number one and two seed both reached the final, where the silver fox Adrian Wright beat Nigel Belle 3-0.

MO70 - All matches in this event were unusual with a scoreline of 3-0 (except one!). However, Barry Featherstone never looked troubled and won his age group by beating Martin Day in the final - yes you guessed it .....3-0.

MO65 - A competiive group with Devon player Steve Morrall reaching the semi finals but eventually succomming to Paul Reader 3-1. Although there were close games, Paul couldn't get past Terry Belshaw in the final, where Terry was triumphant 3-1.

MO60 - A big draw for this age group saw recent World Semi-finalist Jeremy Goulding show his class. Jeremy never looked flustered at all and won all his games 3-0, with a win against Ian Bradburn in the final.

MO55 - A really competitive age group with lots of top players in the draw. Number one seed Darren Withey eventually made it to the final but was up against a very classy player. Alex Betts played clinically to win the final 3-0.

MO50 - This is probabaly the strongest age group there is with loads of talented depth. Too many great matches to mention but probably the stand out one was in the semi-final where Steve McLoughlin exercised an 11 year old ghost, to finally get his first win over British open Champion David Youngs - a superbly tactical display in 5 tight games. Andy Murray, sporting his improved physique, beat number two seed Phil Yerby in 3 very close games. Murray couldn't quite repeat his heroics in the final where Steve won 3-1.

MO45 - The imposing Masambo Selisho did well to come back from 2-1 down in his first round match to win 3-2 and then benefitted from his next two opponents injuring themselves in both their first games and having to retire! This meant, after the two retirements, Masambo found himself in the final against Paul Boyle where he committed himself well but lost a competitve final 3-1, for Paul to become champion.

MO40 - Number one seed Mick Biggs was looking a little out of sorts which culminated in him having to retire injured in the semis. This put Mike Potter through to play Matt Marshall where Matt won 3-1.

MO35 - A great depth of standard in this age group with some real class on display. The effervescant Jamie Goodrich beat number two seed Ross Gore 3-0 in one semi and top seed Darren Lewis took out Keith Timms in the other, after dropping the first game. The final against Jamie was very competitive with Darren winning 3-0 but two games could have gone either way.

Big thanks to Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, their members and committee, John Hollingworth (Club Chairman), Guy Birkett (Squash Chairman), Marc Hughes (Operations Manager) and Andy, James, Thomas (Operation Assistants). Thanks too, to the catering and bar staff.

Also big thanks to Louise the Physio, who was kept very busy!

Thank you to the referees - Brian, Guido and Ellis.

The biggest thank you goes to Brian Brock who has once again delivered a wonderful event. The hours put in along with the passion and focus that Brian gives, is outstanding. THANK YOU!

Jonathan Gliddon

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