Intense competition at a small North West Open

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Manchester Y Club
Saturday/Sunday, 17-18 February 2024

STOP PRESS In a relatively small entry for the Singles competition National Singles champion Ben Beltrami emerged triumphant, winning his first regional Singles title at the expense of Julian Aquilina in a well contested final. City of Durham’s Oscar McIntyre, who is playing his Fives in term time on the Manchester courts, won the Plate with some comfort from Derby Moor’s Anthony Goodwin.

In the Doubles there were just four pairs. They played out a series of group matches, from which a final and a Plate final were established. Beltrami & Brooks won the main final against Julian Aquilina & Theo Parker, while Oscar McIntyre & Mike Suddaby won an all-Y Club contest versus organiser Dave Fox and his partner Marco Skogh.



1st round: T Parker bt D Fox 11-4, 11-5; M Skogh bt A Goodwin 11-5, 11-9; M Suddaby bt V Fikhter 11-2, 11-6
Quarter-finals: Parker bt O McIntyre 11-3, 11-7; L Keates bt Skogh 11-2, 3-11, 11-4; J Aquilina bt Suddaby 11-3, 11-0
Semi-finals: B Beltrami bt Parker 11-0, 11-2; Aquilina bt Keates 11-4, 11-5
Final: Beltrami bt Aquilina 11-6, 12-10
Plate: McIntyre bt Goodwin 11-1



Beltrami & Brooks bt Fox & Skogh 15-2; bt McIntyre & Suddaby 15-4; bt Aquilina & Parker 15-4
Aquilina & Parker bt Fox & Skogh 15-5; bt McIntyre & Suddaby 15-8
McIntyre & Suddaby bt Fox & Skogh 15-13

Final: Beltrami & Brooks bt Aquilina & Parker 15-7, 15-5
Plate: McIntyre & Suddaby bt Fox & Skogh 11-3, 11-8

Singles champion Ben Beltrami with organiser Dave Fox

The Singles Plate for Oscar

Singles champion Ben with Plate winner Oscar

Charlie & Ben win the Doubles title

Doubles Plate winners Mike and Oscar

The four Doubles pairs

Play in the Doubles final