The Yorkshire Open Championships,
Derby Moor Academy,
Saturday/Sunday, 11-12 September 2021.
STOP PRESS: Ed Kay successfully defended his Yorkshire Open Singles title but not without a tough challenge from first-time regional finalist Julian Aquilina. Ollie Arnold, beaten by Ed in the quarter-final, went on to win the 2nd Singles Plate, then teamed up with Ed to win the Doubles. Joe Sumner won the 1st Singles Plate, beating Lewis Keates, while Keates & Bally Singh won the Doubles Plate at the expense of Chris Davey & Raheem Yusuf.
Report to follow
1st round: O Arnold bt R Yusuf 11-0, 11-1; C Davey bt M Suddaby 11-5, 11-5; T Watkinson bt L Mathias 11-0, 11-1; J Aquilina bt D Law 11-2, 11-2; A Goodwin bt L Keates 11-5, 9-11, 11-8; S Russell bt V Singh 11-2, 11-1; D Butler bt J Sumner 11-5, 11-4
Quarter-finals: E Kay bt Arnold 11-8, 11-7; Watkinson bt Davey 11-9, 11-1; Aquilina bt Goodwin 11-3, 11-3; Butler bt Russell 11-9, 11-8
Semi-finals: Kay bt Watkinson 11-7, 11-7; Aquilina bt Butler 11-2, 11-9
Final: Kay bt Aquilina 11-2, 9-11, 11-7
Plate: Sumner bt Keates 15-10
2nd Plate: 1st Arnold; 2nd Russell; 3rd Davey; 4th Goodwin
3rd Plate: Mathias bt V Singh 15-7
1st round: R Christie & V Singh bt S Kirby & B Kirk 11-0, 11-5; D Law & M Suddaby bt L Mathias & A Hill 11-6, 10-12, 11-4
Quarter-finals: O Arnold & E Kay bt Christie & V Singh 11-4, 11-5; M Frost & A Goodwin bt L Keates & B Singh 11-7, 7-11, 11-4; S Russell & T Watkinson bt C Davey & R Yusuf 11-7, 11-4; J Aquilina & D Butler bt Law & Suddaby 11-4, 11-2
Semi-finals: Arnold & Kay bt Frost & Goodwin 11-5, 11-2; Russell & Watkinson bt Aquilina & Butler 11-4, 11-2
Final: Arnold & Kay bt Russell & Watkinson 11-0, 11-2
Group A: 1st Keates & B Singh; 2nd Mathias & Hill; 3rd Kirby & Kirk
Group B: 1st Davey & Yusuf; 2nd Law & Suddaby; 3rd Christie & V Singh
Semi-finals: Keates & B Singh bt Law & Suddaby; Davey & Yusuf bt Mathias & Hill
Final: Keates & B Singh bt Davey & Yusuf
Worth the trip up to Yorkshire — well, Derbyshire!
The Singles finalists
The Doubles Plate finalists
Joe, winner of the Singles Plate — it’s a Cup in Yorkshire
Julian pressures Ed in front-court play
Mike Suddaby playing familiar opponent Joe
Louise meets Tom twice in a fortnight!
Douglas Law too strong for Raheem
Five captains of Durham Uni — in chronological order!
The Derby Moor contingent
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