Club Championships Day 1 - Veterans' and Tweenies' Singles - 26 April 2018

Graham Trimming & Simon Vine
Graham Trimming & Simon Vine
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Vlad Mihajlina & Igor Liiko
Vlad Mihajlina & Igor Liiko
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Igor Liiko
Igor Liiko
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Titles for Simon and Igor

The 2018 Club Championships kicked off with the Veterans’ Singles and Tweenies’ Singles on Thursday.

A good field of fifteen players, arranged initially into four groups, contested the Veterans’ Singles. The top three seeds all made it through their groups but fourth seed Tony Jackson was beaten deuce in the fifth by Keith Hall.

The top two seeds then won their semi-finals comfortably with Simon Vine defeating Sue Hayes and Graham Trimming eliminating Keith. Top seed Simon showed his pedigree by also beating Graham 3-0 in the final.

The Tweenies’ Singles, for those players between junior and veteran age categories, was reinstated this year after a few years absence. It attracted a field of five players who played a round-robin. The group became evenly contested and the top three players beat one another, resulting in a tie-break decides on sets ratio. Igor Liiko came out on top of this even though he had lost his opening match against Michal Garski who, in turn, lost to Vlad Mihajlina who was awarded second place.

The Club Championships continues this week. Next up: Junior Singles on Monday 30th (7:15 pm) and Open Doubles on Thursday 3 May (7:45 pm). There is no pre-booking involved, members are invited to simply turn up and register by the times noted.