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Masters Day One

Masters Day One

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The Allam British Open Masters got under way at the University of Hull today …

It’s day one of the prestigious Allam British Open Masters 2013, which will be taking place up until Sunday 26th May. Over 230 enthusiastic, competitive and skilful players from all over the World are making their way to Hull University in an attempt to claim a historic title. The Allam British Open Masters welcomes a range of different nationalities, with the like of Craig Van Der Wath seeded number 1 in the men’s over 35 travelling all the way from South Africa. We also welcome players from India, Turkey, Sweden and Israel, this justifying the importance and credibility of the Allam British Open Masters 2013.

Not only is the tournament for players, but for spectators too. With free entry to watch all the exciting and exhilarating games, which will be played on the newly refurbished glass back courts. With substantial viewing galleries so you won’t miss a shot. Additionally the University is home to a vast social area, which will be receiving live updates and footage from The Allam British Open at the KC Stadium. So don’t hesitate to attend and soak up some of the atmosphere of the competition, whilst enjoying a selection of handmade cakes, snacks, hot food and fine local ales from the tasty café.

Here is an overview of some the thrilling games that have taken place today; In the Men’s over 45 category the top half of the draw have completed their first round games. All seeds have done their job and have sailed through to round 2. 9/16 seed Simon Martin had to pull out due to an unfortunate injury, which results in Rohit Thawani going through to the second round and he will face 3/4 seed Andrew Cross.

In the Men’s over 40 category 9/16 seed Matthew Stephenson is no longer in the competition after losing his first round match to Marvin Rust. Rust was at the top if his game and managed to take the match by winning 3 out of the 5 intense games.

In the Men’s over 45 category the South African 9/16 seed Greg Els was outplayed by Swedish Lennart Niklasson, who managed to win the match by excelling in 3 out of 5 games.

In the Men’s over 50 category, 9/16 seed Andrew Hood has been knocked out of the tournament, in his first round match by Jonas Ulvsback in a very convincing show. The Swede took the match in 3 games winning 9-2, 9-1, 9-1.

In the Men’s over 55 category, 9/16 seed Mike Riley had a tough 5 games against Steve Forster who put up a great fight. Forster took the first game 9-2, but then Riley rose to the challenge and won the next 2 games 9-7 and 9-1. However Forster did not give up and took the 4th game 9-4. In the final game Riley played some spectacular squash to take the match 3 games to 2.

In the Men’s over 60 category there was an unexpected win for Paul Vale who put in a spectacular performance and it paid off, as he beat 9/16 seed Philip Godfrey. An action pack five games took place, with Vale winning 3-2.

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Day One Results:

Men Over 35 – Round 1

Barry Talbot {Shropshire} beat Clancy Chauluka Walkover ;

Men Over 35 – Round 2

23/05/2013:1* Scott Handley beat Steven Payne {Sussex} Walkover ;5/8* Christian Donelan {Kent} beat Dean Newberry {Sussex} Walkover ;

Men Over 40 – Round 1

22/05/2013:9/16* Philip Bowker {Yorkshire} beat Franz Hanser 11-2, 11-1, 11-7 {15m} ;Gabby Romano {Israel} beat 9/16* Niall Morris {Scotland} Walkover ;Darren Beckett {Yorkshire} beat 9/16* Volkan Hidayetoglu {Turkey} Walkover ;Marvin Rust {Hertfordshire} beat 9/16* Matthew Stephenson {Yorkshire} 12-10, 12-10, 2-11, 11-9 {56m} ;Christian Borgvall {Sweden} beat 9/16* Lee Scott {Yorkshire} 11-3, 11-9, 11-5 {21m} ;Simon Evans {Hertfordshire} beat 9/16* Mark Bellinger {Sussex} 11-6, 11-3, 11-4 {23m} ;

Men Over 45 – Round 1

9/16* Mark Hildred {Lincolnshire} beat David Gray {Cumbria} 9-4, 9-4, 9-7 {31m} ;5/8* Phillip Mockridge beat Paul Howson 9-1, 9-2, 9-0 {18m} ;9/16* Bruce St Ledger {Bedfordshire} beat Paul Clark {Wiltshire} 10-8, 9-5, 9-0 {28m} ;3/4* Andrew Cross {Durham & Cleveland} beat Matthew Towers {Bedfordshire} 9-0, 9-0, 9-3 {25m} ;Rohit Thawani beat 9/16* Simon Spencer Walkover ;5/8* Andrew Eilfield {Hertfordshire} beat Mike Archibald 9-0, 9-1, 9-3 {14m} ;9/16* Martin Geear {Leicestershire} beat Patrick Carty {Wiltshire} 9-0, 9-0, 9-1 {17m} ;9/16* Steve Dodridge {Berkshire} beat Sean Coupland {Lincolnshire} 9-6, 9-2, 9-1 {28m} ;5/8* Stephen McLoughlin {Hampshire} beat Gary Wood {Lancashire} 9-1, 9-2, 9-0 {19m} ;Lennart Niklasson {Sweden} beat 9/16* Greg Els {South Africa} 5-9, 9-1, 9-4, 1-9, 9-3 {45m} ;3/4* David Youngs {Norfolk} beat Clive Lawrence Forbes 9-3, 9-1, 9-2 {22m} ;9/16* Raymond Burke {Yorkshire} beat Mikael Paulsson {Sweden} Walkover ;5/8* Duane Harrison {Kent} beat Marko Kruse {Germany} 9-2, 9-1, 9-5 {28m} ;9/16* Peter Lonsdale {Durham & Cleveland} beat Andrea Monfardini {Italy} 9-4, 9-4, 9-0 {20m} ;

Men Over 50 – Round 2

9/16* Nick Peel {Kent} beat Stephen Blacksell {Yorkshire} 9-5, 9-3, 9-5 {28m} ;5/8* Steven Martin {Yorkshire} beat Archie Lal 9-0, 9-3, 9-6 {26m} ;Jonas Ulvsback {Sweden} beat 9/16* Andrew Hood 9-2, 9-1, 9-1 {22m} ;3/4* John Van Heeswijk {South Africa} beat Mike Rooney 9-0, 9-1, 9-1 {14m} ;9/16* Les Hughes beat James Tosney {Northumbria} 9-1, 9-5, 9-3 {25m} ;5/8* Dermot Hurford beat Phil Wakefield {Yorkshire} 9-5, 9-5, 9-7 {37m} ;9/16* Steve Barlow beat Miguel Paredes {Mexico} 9-0, 9-0, 9-3 {17m} ;9/16* Nicholas Englert {Northants} beat Andrew Tuck 9-5, 7-9, 9-6, 6-9, 10-8 {64m} ;5/8* Ged Martin {Yorkshire} beat Guy Grayson {Derbyshire} Walkover ;9/16* Neil Harrison {Durham & Cleveland} beat Chris Thomas Walkover ;3/4* John Cordeaux {Norfolk} beat Peter Slaughter {Northumbria} 9-0, 9-0, 9-2 {15m} ;Jean-Claude Schmidt {Luxembourg} beat 9/16* Alastair Parsons {Nottinghamshire} 9-7, 9-4, 9-3 {33m} ;5/8* Darren Withey {Buckinghamshire} beat Steve Ross {Yorkshire} 9-1, 9-0, 9-3 {18m} ;9/16* Gary Raw {Hertfordshire} beat Andrew Chanter 9-6, 9-2, 9-0 {23m} ;2* Jon Evans {Wales} beat Ifty Ahmed {Yorkshire} 9-1, 9-0, 9-1 {16m} ;

Men Over 55 – Round 1

9/16* Paul Harris {Middlesex} beat David Lines 4-9, 9-4, 9-1, 7-9, 9-6 {44m} ;5/8* Derek Lawrence beat Gary Westwood {Shropshire} 9-0, 9-4, 9-3 {19m} ;9/16* Peter Culver {Surrey} beat John Thompson {Northumbria} 9-5, 9-1, 9-5 {21m} ;5/8* Stuart Hardy {Middlesex} beat Lennart Rosander 9-1, 9-4, 9-2 {19m} ;9/16* Mike Riley {Lancashire} beat Steve Forster {Yorkshire} 9-2, 7-9, 1-9, 9-4, 9-0 {41m} ;5/8* Steven Williams beat Tim Miller {Gloucestershire} 9-0, 9-1, 9-4 {18m} ;9/16* David Stones beat Udo Dackweiler {Germany} 9-0, 9-2, 9-1 {14m} ;3/4* Jeremy Goulding {Avon} beat Stephen Ward {Cheshire} 9-2, 9-3, 9-6 {24m} ;9/16* Colin Shields {Durham & Cleveland} beat Robert White {Australia} 9-3, 9-1, 9-2 {24m} ;Ripley Oyler {Berkshire} beat 5/8* Gary Hampson 10-8, 9-3, 9-6 {23m} ;9/16* Simon Evenden {Northants} beat Kumar Kapoor {Nottinghamshire} 9-2, 9-4, 9-0 {17m} ;

Men Over 60 – Round 1

9/16* Terence Norman {Cheshire} beat Eduard Stepanek {Austria} Walkover ;9/16* John Hithersay {Northants} beat Larry Grover {Hampshire} 9-4, 9-10, 9-5, 9-4 {36m} ;9/16* Neil Nightingale {Derbyshire} beat Peter Wilson {Derbyshire} 7-9, 9-5, 9-5, 9-1 {36m} ;Paul Vale {Cheshire} beat 9/16* Philip Godfrey 8-10, 4-9, 9-7, 9-6, 9-4 {60m} ;9/16* Paul Reader {Hampshire} beat Emilio Fazzi 9-6, 9-1, 9-7 {22m} ;5/8* Ian Holmes {Northants} beat Ian Smith {Kent} 9-3, 9-4, 9-4 {23m} ;9/16* Christopher Grainger {South Africa} beat Leon Kirton {Durham & Cleveland} Walkover ;9/16* Geoff Walton {Cheshire} beat Colin McNestrie {Northumbria} 6-9, 9-6, 9-3, 9-6 {40m} ;Chris Lock {Sussex} beat 9/16* Edward Winter {Yorkshire} 9-5, 9-4, 9-2 {23m}

Men Over 65 – Round 1

9/16* Tony Wheeler {Oxfordshire} beat Harry Brinkmeier {Germany} 9-0, 9-2, 9-0 {13m} ;9/16* Christopher Ansell {Berkshire} beat John Alderson {Yorkshire} 10-9, 9-1, 6-9, 7-9, 9-2 {36m} ;9/16* John Smith {Northumbria} beat Alan Hagger {Derbyshire} 4-9, 7-9, 9-6, 9-2, 9-7 {42m} ;9/16* Graham Fisher {Sussex} beat John Forrest 9-3, 9-1, 9-2 {15m} ;9/16* Alan Beal {Lincolnshire} beat Thomas Elves {Durham & Cleveland} 9-1, 9-2, 9-4 {17m} ;

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