Day 3 Report 2015

Finals Day certainly lived up to the hype, as we were treated to a fantastic array of matches.

First up were the Plate Finals:

LADIES PLATE: Anna Ward​ faced Jennifer Hewett in a close and competitive  5 setter, with Anna coming out as the victor. Congratulations to Anna on becoming Ladies Plate Winner!

B PLATE:  Vera Wealleans came up against Ross Winter​ in another intense and well fought 5 setter, but experience prevailed over youth as Vera took the final game to be crown B Plate Champ!

A PLATE: Guy Jepson faced the ever-confident Wayne Hollywood in this potentially unpredictable plate final. Guy won in emphatic style, 3-0, and dashed Wayne's dreams of being called a champion!

On to the Main Finals:

DOUBLES EVENT: In the ever entertaining Doubles Final, Wayne Hollywood and Milo Mckenzie​ came up against the double defending champions Martin Bone​ and Cameron Brown​. There were trickshots, reaction volleys and lets a-plenty in this tantalising match-up, but the defending champions showed their class to retain their Doubles title. And Wayne is left wanting, after letting another potential title slip away. (Wayne "Runner-up" Hollywood?)

LADIES EVENT: A repeat of the 2013 final saw Jennifer Lumley vs Fiona Macfarlane​. Fiona kicked off the final with a quick and emphatic first game, but Jennifer stepped up her game to level up to 1-1. Fiona kicked on from there to win the next 2 well contested games to become Ladies Champion!

B EVENT: The always smiling Jim Owens faced  Andrew Webber​ in a game of small margins, which Jim edged with some great touches that, somehow, escaped the huge reach and running power of Andrew. Congratulations to Jim on his B Event title!

A EVENT: It's becoming the El Classico of ELS Club Championships,  Ricardo Hodgemeister-generalismo​ vs Eric Mok​. Eric got off the the best possible start racing out to a 2-0 lead, but Rich took a tight 3rd game to keep himself in the match. Rich kept on motoring, seemingly without even getting out of breath, (much to the disgust of Eric) and managed to over turn his early deficit to reclaim his much loved A Event Title!

UNSUNG HERO AWARD: A new award was announced during the Finals Presentation, for the Unsung Hero of Eldon Leisure Squash for the year. I am proud and honoured (and also quite shocked) to be presented with the award and would like to thank everyone who thought I deserved it!

Thank you to everyone who participated and made the event exciting and enjoyable. Also, thanks again to the fantastic organisation of Martin Bone and Clare Woroniuk​ who made it all happen!

Adam Coates

ELS Club Championship 2015 - DAY 3