Alleyn’s School, Dulwich
Saturday/Sunday, 2-3 April 2022
STOP PRESS On Sunday morning Charlie Brooks & Will Ellison claimed their fifth Cyriax Cup together, beating defending champions Ed Kay & Dan Tristao in a three-game final which lasted for two and a half hours. For Will it was his sixth title, having previously won the event once with Dan.
The previous day Cameron Low and Archie McCreath had played out the Plate competition, winning the much coveted trophy against James Toop & Gwydion Wiseman in an increasingly tough final, while James Smith & Raheem Yusuf won the 5-pair round robin for the B Plate.
Group A: 1st E Kay & D Tristao 3 wins/33 points; 2nd C Low & A McCreath 2/27; 3rd T Davey & J Garratt 1/11; 4th C Beattie & H Wiseman 0/12
Group B: 1st C Brooks & W Ellison 2/30; 2nd J Toop & G Wiseman 1/19; 3rd A Hicks & O McIntyre 0/2
Group C: 1st T Parker & T Watkinson 2/30; 2nd C Davey & L Keates 1/24; 3rd J Smith & R Yusuf 0/9
Group D: 1st J Aquilina & J Tilston 2/30; 2nd A Ahuja & E Thursfield 1/18; 3rd T Hebblethwaite & N Whitney 0/6
Quarter-finals: Kay & Tristao bt Ahuja & Thursfield 15-4, 15-1; Aquilina & Tilston bt Low & McCreath 15-12, 15-8; Parker & Watkinson bt Toop & Wiseman 15-9, 13-15, 15-11; Brooks & Ellison bt Davey & Keates 15-5, 15-0
Semi-finals: Kay & Tristao bt Aquilina & Tilston 15-11, 15-11; Brooks & Ellison bt Parker & Watkinson 15-6, 15-8
Final: Brooks & Ellison bt Kay & Tristao 15-10, 12-15, 15-8
Plate Semi-finals: Low & McCreath bt Ahuja & Thursfield 15-6, 15-4; Toop & Wiseman bt Davey & Keates 15-7, 15-8
Plate Final: Low & McCreath bt Toop & Wiseman 15-5, 15-13
B Plate: 1st Smith & Yusuf 4 wins/60 points; 2nd McIntyre & Hicks 2/52; 3rd Hebblethwaite & Whitney 3/49; 4th Beattie & Wiseman 1/33; 5th Davey & Garratt 0/16
Before the fray
Hamish scoring — errors and winners!
83 Open titles — and counting
So many times already
The organiser doles out the spoils
The Cyriax Cup dating back to 1926 …
… in need of a clean!
The traditional photo
Plate Finalists Gwydion, Cameron, Archie & James
James and Raheem win the B Plate
No plate. Top catering by Hamish B.