Small margins at the Vintage Championships

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Cambridge University Sports Centre
Sunday, 15th May 2022

STOP PRESS Small is beautiful! Just 8 players entered this year, producing an enthralling tournament with close match after close match in Singles and Doubles. Defending Singles champion Ian Jackson had to content himself with the Singles Plate; Morgan Spillane, in his second appearance, this time won Singles Gold along with Doubles Silver. Newcomers Dave Fox and Sam Roberts won Doubles Gold, beating Morgan and his new partner Tony Hamilton in the final, with Dave ending as runner-up in the Singles. Stuart Kirby and Richard Christie won the Doubles Plate to add to their Veterans Plate of a fortnight ago, though Richard had the galling experience of beating both Singles finalists in the Round Robin but coming 4th on points. Put simply, everyone won at least one medal, except the valiant organiser Brian Kirk!


Round Robin

1st Dave Fox Won 3, 40 points
2nd Morgan Spillane Won 2, 39 points
3rd Ian Jackson Won 2, 38 points
4th Richard Christie Won 2, 34 points
5th Sam Roberts Won 1, 31 points

Final: Spillane bt Fox 15-11
Plate: Jackson bt Christie 12-10



Fox & Roberts bt Jackson & Kirk 15-8; bt Christie & Kirby 15-14
Hamilton & Spillane bt Christie & Kirby 15-5; bt Jackson & Kirk 15-5

Final: Fox & Roberts bt Hamilton & Spillane 16-14 
Plate: Christie & Kirby bt Jackson & Kirk 15-13

The spoils

Scrutinising the draw

The competitors

Medallists assembled

The trophy winners

12-10 in the Singles Plate final

End of the day’s play