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SATURDAY EVENTS

Team Event (16 teams of three, one game to 21 per person). This was the first "warm-up" event of the day

The Stanford-le-Hope trio of Adrian Armstrong, Ryan Sutcliffe ans Chris Hancox beat Matt Spero, Glen Johnson and Ross Saxby 31-19, 25-12, 25-20

 

 
Mens Singles

Approximately 50 entries  participated. Top seed Kevin Caldon made it through to the final having beaten Matt Rolfe, Peter Saunders, Reece Seddon, and Ross Saxby on the way through. At the other end of the chart, the number 2 seed Matt Spero, appearing for the first time in the Basildon Championships, had progressed against strong opposition, overcoming Babul McLeod, George Reeves and third seed Kevin Read on the on the way.

The final was a tense evenly matched affair, but Kevin eventually regained his title by winning in the final end 10-12, 12-10, 15-13, 8-11, 11-8.

 

 

 
Ladies Singles

Debbie Auvache's powerful hitting proved too strong for Linda Attridge, and she won in three straight 11-9, 11-8, 11-8.

Ladies Doubles

Linda and Debbie paired to form a formidable partnership. They beat Jo Hills and Tina Hutchinson 11-2, 11-4, 11-6.

Over 60's  

Glen Johnson was a new name on the Over 60's trophy as he overcame Peter Saunders after recovering from a two game deficit to win by the closest of margins  9-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-9.

Over 70's

A fine win for Peter Ballard over John Tendler 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7.

 

 

 

 

 

MENS DOUBLES

Reece Seddon and Gurjit Bhambra did well to reach the final against some strong opposition, but were no match for Kevin Caldon and Kevin Read who took the match 11-6, 11-9, 11-7.

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

The pairing of Jo Hills with Matt Spero proved to be successful as they overcame Debbie Auvache and Les Hoey 11-9, 11-3, 7-11, 11-7.

 

 
Under 18 Singles

Harry Kets did not expect to do well against the more experienced Matt Stringer, but surprisingly took the first two games 12-10, 11-1. He was unable however to hold his nerve and lost the final three 11-7, 11-5, 11-4 to give Matt the title.

Under 15 Singles

Harry made amends here by beating Ryan Williams in a five game final 6-11, 11-2, 7-11, 11-6, 11-4.

Under 18 Doubles

Ryan and his partner Matt Stringer secured the title as they beat Ellise Warner and Harry Keys 11-2, 11-4, 11-9.