YORKSHIRE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Giggleswick, October 11/12th
Hamish Buchanan and Will Ellison retained their doubles title in a repeat of last year’s final, resisting a comeback from Dan Tristao and Gareth Price at the end of the third game, winning 16-14 15-16 15-13 in an epic.
Dan Tristao won the singles, reversing a 15-9 round robin singles result against Dan Grant to win the final 1-11, 11-6, 11-5.
Both matches can be seen in full below, thanks to our friends at UK Wallball.
Neil Roberts beat Maddy Raynor in the plate final, 11-5, 11-6.
Preliminary Round: Harrison & Sandie bt Hodgetts & Raynor 15-0 15-0
Quarter Finals: Buchanan & Ellison bt Christie & Halligan 15-2, 15-4, Beswick & Roberts bt Hawke & Robinson 15-3, 15-1, Butler & Grant bt Harrison & Sandie 15-2, 15-2, Tristao & Price bt Baxter & Taylor 15-3, 15-3
Semi Finals: Buchanan & Ellison bt Beswick & Roberts 15-8, 15-12; Tristao & Price bt Butler & Grant 11-15, 15-10, 15-13
Final: Buchanan & Ellison bt Tristao & Price 16-14, 15-16, 15-13
Plate Christie & Halligan 2nd Plate Harrison & Sandie
The singles was run as two round-robins of three, then the winner of group A played the runner up of group B, and the winner of group B played the runner up of group A in the semi finals. The bottom player in each group contested the plate competition.
Winner Grant (bt Tristao 15-9, Raynor 15-2)
Runner up Tristao (bt Raynor 15-3)
3rd place Raynor
Winner Ellison (bt Buchanan 15-3, bt Roberts 15-1)
Runner up Buchanan (bt Roberts 15-9)
3rd place Roberts
Semi Finals: Tristao bt Ellison 11-4, 11-3, Grant bt Buchanan 11-5, 11-7
Final: Tristao bt Grant 1-11, 11-6, 11-5
Plate: Roberts bt Raynor 11-5, 11-6