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The UK-Racketball Series returned to Hallamshire for a 4th year for what was another great event. Hallamshire is one of the best Racketball facilities in the country with 8 courts in total, 4 of which are glass backs with good seating. With a very comfortable bar the competitors have always enjoyed the atmosphere at this event in the past and this year was no exception.
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The B Grade was one of the largest draws on the day and was dominated by two players from Solihul Arden club in Warwickshire. Jonathan Stobart came through group A without dropping a game. Tom Hudson managed to repeat the feet in group B but was pushed hard by John Whitley from Wilsden. Stobart and Hudson are cousins so not only was a UK-Racketball Series title on the line but also bragging rights on the family Whatsapp group. In the end this pressure proved too much for Stobart as Hudson came through as victor. 5 matches and still standing.
Helen Cann defeated Liz Arnell 2-0 in a straight women’s final. Cann is fast and fit and this retrieval in the end proved too much for Arnell. A title for Cann won on the “Nick Matthew Championship Court”.
Video's and photos can be found at Kelly Eastment Squash on Facebook.
Full results are below. These will feed into the National Rankings which are due to be released at the start of August.
1) Chris O’Neill
2) Graham Manser
3) Toby Dawson
4) Lewis Wells
1) Pete Higgins
2) Dan Foden
3) Kelly Eastment
4) Gordon Steady
Final between Chris O’Neill v Pete Higgins
1) Pete Higgins
2) Chris O’Neill
Over 40s (was a mix of men and women)
1) Jonathon Edwards
2) Simon Rowland
3) Clare Young
4) Gordon Steady
1) Mike Phillips
2) Mick Leeson
3) Neil Evans
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All grades are running with the biggest draw on the day being the Over 60's.
Series leader Stephen Widdison's absence and 2nd and 3rd placed Adam Grilli and Graham Greensall in the line up this looks like a very good chance for them to narrow the gap at the top of the Series Rankings.
West Worthing Racketball Open 2018 - note not a UK-Racketball Series event this is being run by Kelly Eastment so please contact her directly - email@example.com - 07824874746
Multiple categories available, please see poster.
Enter online - https://form.jotformeu.com/81487032684361
New National Rankings are now online. As always follow the drop down to select the category that you would like to view. All of this years previous months rankings are also on the page so you can go back in time and see how you are progressing.
In the Open Category Tim Vail has maintained his hold over the top spot with Richard Davies climbing 6 places to take the 4th spot.
Adam Grilli is still England no.1 in the Over 40's but his lead is only 50 points over 2nd place and 295 points ahead of 3rd.
Victory in Northumberland takes Michael Wardle to the top of the prestigious Over 50's. Shiv Pabary is the big climber up 17 places.
The top 3 in the Over 60's remain unchanged. A final at Northumberland takes Peter Fielding up 8 places to 14.
No movement at the top of the Women's Rankings.
Series Rankings will be out soon so that you can see how close you are getting to the top prize!
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