Wiltshire Squash

Over 35's Championship 2019/20

Saturday 25 January - Sunday 26 January 2020

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Finalists / Top Two 
Men's Over 35 Championships 2019/20Monrad 16Adam Giles bt Nigel Rowe3-0 (11/7, 14/12, 11/8)Details
Prelim Match 1Final Only  Details
Prelim Match 2Final Only  Details
A small contingent of 10 players turned up at the Wessex to play in the o35s, but a good quality field.

Two preliminary matches, Mark McGuinness against Ben Taylor and Ed Crane against Neil Reader, with Mark and Ed winning through to the main draw. Ben then beating Neil to take the plate.

The first round had 4 top players Adam Giles, Nigel Rowe, Paul Clark and Simon Lucas; Adam, Nigel and Simon winning through comfortably 3/0. Paul, on the other hand, had a mammoth match against Dave Ridgway, coming back from, 2/1 down to win in 5, 11/0 in the fifth.

Dave Ridgway was doing it the hard way in the 5 to 8 playoff, having another 5 setter against Ed Crane again coming back from 2/1 down to win 13/11 in the fifth to make it through to the final round playing Mark McGuinness who had a bye in the 2nd round as Pat Carty pulled out. Dave having an easier match this time winning 3/0.

In the main semis we had two quality, matches Simon taking a game off Adam and forcing two games to tie breaks, Adam winning 12/10 in the fourth. Nigel against Paul was nip and tuck, Nigel taking the first, Paul coming back and winning the next two, Nigel taking the fourth. Unfortunately, Paul had to withdraw early in the fifth with an achilles problem. Nigel and Adam into the final. The final was a high-quality match with both players looking sharp and some long rallies, however, Adam was looking string and determined, taking the first 11/7, Nigel really pushed in the second and took it to a tie break, Adam taking it 14/12 to lead 2/0. The third was a tough game but Adam had the edge and won it 11/8, to win 3/0 and take the title, now holding both the seniors and o35s title. He was just too strong on the day but a great fight from Nigel

Dean Watkins
Tournament Organiser

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