Manchester Y Club
Saturday/Sunday, 11-12 February 2023
STOP PRESS It was a double once again for Will Ellison, who beat Ben Beltrami in the Singles and paired up with Theo Parker to win the Doubles against Ben and his partner Ollie Arnold. The Plates went to Ben Kirwan for Singles and to organiser Dave Fox and his partner Marco Skogh in the Doubles.
1st round: W Ellison bt S Watson 11-1, 11-1; L Keates bt T Parker 4-11, ret.; C Brooks bt A Goodwin 11-4, 11-3; O Arnold bt M Skogh 11-4, 11-8; J Aquilina bt V Fikhter 11-0, 11-5; S Russell bt O McIntyre 11-6, 11-6; D Grant bt B Kirwan 10-12, 11-7, 11-7; B Beltrami bt C Yates 11-0, 11-1
Quarter-finals: Ellison bt Keates 11-4, 11-5; Brooks bt Arnold 11-6, 11-5; Aquilina bt Russell 11-5, 11-3; Beltrami bt Grant 9-11, 11-4, 11-8
Semi-finals: Ellison bt Brooks 11-2, 11-1; Beltrami bt Aquilina 11-3, 11-2
Final: W Ellison bt B Beltrami 10-12, 11-9, 11-1
Plate: B Kirwan bt O McIntyre
1st round: O McIntyre & E Wardle bt V Fikhter & C Yates 11-6, 11-4
Quarter-finals: W Ellison & T Parker w/o; C Brooks & D Grant bt L Keates & B Singh 11-5, 11-5; J Aquilina & S Russell bt D Fox & M Skogh 11-5, 11-3; O Arnold & B Beltrami bt McIntyre & Wardle 11-2, 11-0
Semi-finals: Ellison & Parker bt Brooks & Grant 5-11, 11-1, 11-2; Arnold & Beltrami bt Aquilina & Russell 11-1, 11-2
Final: Ellison & Parker bt Arnold & Beltrami 12-10, 11-4
Plate: Fox & Skogh bt Keates & Singh 16-15
Will adds to his haul of titles
The Doubles finalists
Dave Fox and Marco win the Fred Beswick Plate
Callum Yates bringing Derby Moor to Manchester
Veteran Stuart Watson on tour again!
Dan G. adding to the weekend’s activities
Part of the fun!