Club Tournament 2015

By popular request club tournaments included a Men's Singles Plate draw for the first time. Due to the large entry for the Men's Singles the Plate had 11 starters and provided the closest final I can ever remember. Stuart Hopton and Peter Arguile slugged it out for several hours and could only be split by a third set tie-break.

The other big story was the start of what I'm sure will be Tom Buckle's senior era. Including the Men's Singles he only dropped a single set in all three of the draws he entered (well done Laurie!) The singles final was a tense affair with Ole doing nothing wrong but simply not having a way to consistently get the ball past his sixteen year old opponent.

It was nice to see Alex Wingent pick up yet another trophy in his last of nineteen years at Abingdon (even if it was at my expense again!)

This was the first Finals' Day of the nine I've run where all finals were played on the day so many thanks for your flexibility to help achieve this. Another beautiful Autumn day too - our luck will have to run out one year. Thanks to Ethan and Zoe for helping with the BBQ as well. Full results were as follows:
Jason Oliver

Event Winner Runner-up Score
Mens Singles Tom Buckle Ole Andersen 6-2, 6-2
Ladies Singles Tamala Anderson Sarah Richmond 6-0, 6-2
Under 21 Mens Singles Tom Buckle Joe Kelly 6-1, 6-3
Under 21 Ladies Singles Anna Kelly Sophia Pearce 6-3, 6-0
Under 15 Boys Singles Ieuan Wyatt George Webber 6-0, 6-1
Ladies Doubles Liz Dixon & Sarah Richmond Tamala Anderson & Carolyn Tubby 6-0, 7-6
Mens Doubles David Soanes & Tom Buckle Pete Druett & Martin Steen 6-2 6-1
Mixed Doubles Alex Wingent & Kathryn Schutterlin Jason Oliver & Dawn Torgersen  6-0,  6-3
Handicap Mixed Doubles Jules Hiddleston & A. Andreski Norma Queralt & Laurie Mackenzie 6-2, 6-2
Mens Singles Plate Stuart Hopton Peter Arguile 7-5, 5-7, 7-6,