New champions at the Veterans 2023

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Marlborough College, Dorset
Saturday/Sunday 15-16 April 2023

STOP PRESS Saturday’s Singles may have seen a small entry but the players produced a series of long and tough matches, beginning with a mammoth three-gamer between Nick Geere and Tim Widdop and climaxing in a final and a third place play-off that both went to three games. It was Dave Fox, who qualifies for the Vintage category, who eventually overcame the younger Alex Rew to win his first Veterans Singles title.

Nine fresh players joined the Doubles draw on Sunday. The four seeded pairs enjoyed a comfortable passage into the semi-finals where Marlborough Town Club stalwarts Harvey Bishop & Jim Hughes beat Ed Brooke & Sam Roberts in a close three-gamer before going on to defeat Vintage champion Morgan Spillane and three times winner of this event Andy Pringle in a final that could also easily have gone to three games! Bob Davison & Neil Witcombe won the Plate to make it a clean sweep for the Marlborough Town Club.

Report to follow



Preliminary round: N Geere bt T Widdop 10-12, 11-7, 11-7
Quarter-finals: D Fox bt N Geere 11-3, 11-2; J Hughes bt R Christie 11-3, 11-2; A Rew bt E Brooke 11-7, 12-10; S Roberts bt B Baral 11-1, 11-0
Semi-finals: Fox bt Hughes 15-12, 15-11; Rew bt Roberts 11-8, 11-8
FInal: Fox bt Rew 15-8, 8-15, 15-8
3rd Place match: Hughes bt Roberts
Plate: Brooke


Quarter-finals: E Brooke & S Roberts bt T Fevyer & R Thompson 11-0, 11-0; H Bishop & J Hughes bt B Baral & N Geere 11-1, 11-1; A Pringle & M Spillane bt P Folland & S Hendry 11-0, 11-0; D Fox & T Widdop bt R Davison & N Witcombe 11-4, 11-5
Semi-finals: Bishop & Hughes bt Brooke & Roberts 3-15, 15-4, 15-3; Pringle & Spillane bt Fox & Widdop 15-4, 15-5
Final: Bishop & Hughes bt Pringle & Spillane 15-5, 16-15
Plate: Davison & Witcombe

The Singles champion

The Singles medallists

The Doubles champions

The Doubles medallists – Gold and Bronze

The Doubles Silver medallists

Plate winners from Marlborough Town