Bumper entry for Moderates Tournament
There was a bumper entry of over 70 players for the end of season moderates tournament held at the UEA Sportspark. 44 men played in the level doubles event producing many closely contested matches. Ben Hicken and Matt Haynes (UEA) reached the final with a 21-16 victory over Matt and Dan Farrow (APP) in the semis, while James Spinks and Ricky Dally (Teachers) beat Richard Smith and George Britcher 21-19. The final produced another close match won by Hicken and Haynes 21-17.
Two Under 17 pairs were the stars of the womens doubles event. In the semi-finals Lauren Read and Amy Sharman beat Kim Savory and Sarah Williams CIA), while Kathryn Adamson and Devon Minnis came out on top against Sally Bridgstock and Sarah Sharp (Tasburgh). This set up a very close and exciting final between the youngsters which was won by Read and Sharman 21-20.
16 pairs entered the mixed doubles.Eddie Simmons and Suzanne Benton (YMCA) won the first semi-final against Tim Harrison and Nova Fairbank 15-8, 15-6 while Joe Webb and Joy Brown (Teachers) beat Darren Ellis and Joy Eglen (FBI) 10-15,15-10,15-6. Webb and Brown then brought an excellent tournament to a close with an exhausting 15-10,15-11 victory over Simmons and Benton.