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Wickwoods Summer Tournament Finals Day 2015 – A message from tournament organiser Warren Fisher

Sep
03
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Dear Members

I thought it would be nice to reflect on last Sundays Finals day, that we all got a chance to experience in dry conditions thank goodness.

We were so lucky as it gave the club a chance to shine and to show exactly what it could do for its loyal members and guests who turned out in record numbers to see some really competitive matches.

We started the matches with the two plate finals. These too were of a very high standard, with Evie Knott and Anna Ross coming through to defeat Emma Martin and Penny Mullett in the Ladies Doubles, and Terry and Lorrayne Molloy pulling through to defeat James Ross and Lorna Cadwallader in the Mixed Doubles Plate final.

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All on time at this stage, we started the Finals at 10.30am with the Ladies Singles, highly contested between Carolyn Loveless and Sarah Laming, where Carolyn’s carefully constructed play proved too much for Sarah and she went on to win in straight sets.

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After this match we felt it was appropriate to conduct a short presentation of trophies for the 3 events already completed so as not to delay the winners all day to receive their prizes. This also gave some of the spectators a chance to take a break from court-side to have some lunch.

After a short break we the witnessed a very close and hard hitting Men’s Singles Final that eventually went to 3 sets with the defeat of Clyde Brown by Sarah Laming’s brother Greg, a fine performance by him.

Following the Men’s Singles we then watched the Ladies Doubles Final between Karen Goldfinch and Jo Nickson verses Carolyn Loveless and Sue Rennie, who were eventually defeated over three sets by Karen and Jo in a very close and highly competitive match.

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The Men’s Doubles final was next on show court number one and this match up proved to be too much for John Aitkin and Andy Naylor, who were defeated in straight sets by the very powerful pairing of Dean Taylor and Chris Adams, again a fine performance.

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The last match to take place was the Mixed Doubles Final. This match proved to be a hotly anticipated encounter between the eventual winners Jamie Cash and Sarah Laming, who defeated the strong and experienced pairing of Dean Taylor and Jo Nickson, who did their best to contain the power of both Jamie and Sarah’s game.

The presentation followed this match with Mark Weaver thanking Steve Woodward from Keymer Double Glazing for his continued support of the annual club tournament, and for providing the trophies for all the events.

Mark went on to thank Lee Goossens and his hard working team for providing such a good service of food and drinks throughout the day for so many people.

Mark also thanked the umpires, Lewis Hall, Eddy Harding, and myself who adjudicated throughout the proceeding.

I would like to thank Mark personally for all his support offered to me during the entire tournament, as his experience in organising this kind of event was invaluable and sometimes very difficult when decisions needed to be made, well done Mark.

My thanks also go to all of you who entered this year’s tournament and went on to play your matches in the true and fair spirit of the game, and for those of you who came along to watch and support this finals day event.

We are already planning next year’s tournament and hope to have found ways of improving it even further.

With thanks and best regards

Warren Fisher

(Tournament Organiser)