The British Open Masters got under way at Coolhurst today …
Day One Round-Up:
Nick Peel suffered defeat against Jonas Grobnerup in the only Men’s Over 50s tie.
Steve Martin, Peter Astbury, Paul Clark and Andrew Eilfield won their respective games of the 1st round in the Over 45 category.
Dean Newberry and Richard Greene are through to the 2nd round of the Allam British Open in the over 35 category winning their first round games.
Colin McNestrie bt Martyn C-Ballands 2-9, 5-9, 1-8 rtd
Rena Stofer bt Richard Mosley 9-1, 9-0, 9-0
Jonas Grobnerup by Nick Peel 9-2, 9-7, 9-0
Peter Astbury bt Nicholas Sheppard 9-0, 9-2, 9-0
Steve Martin bt Brett Murray 9-5, 9-1, 9-2
Paul Clark bt John Pierce 9-7, 10-8, 9-5
Andrew Eilfield bt James Maddox 9-0, 9-2, 9-0
Dean Newberry bt Franz Hanser 11-1, 11-4, 11-4
Richard Green bt Faisal Awqati 11-4, 11-7, 11-2
Men’s Over 60 – 1st Round
John Rae qualified to the next round with a win over Chris Wilson from Hampshire with a 3/0 in which Rae played some really good shots, notching up early points and taking the first two games. Despite a fight back from Wilson in the third, Rae finished it off with a 10-8 win.
In a very closely contested game Neil Nightingale came on top against Ian McKenzie to win and qualify to the 2nd round where he will face Ronnie Bell.
Ian Graham, Terence Norman and Mick Broomhall also won their respective games to book their place in the 2nd round of the Allam British Open.
Despite a strong home support for John Gidman, he suffered a defeat in the hands of Howard Cherlin who was too good with his precise shot making and won the match 3/0
1st round Men’s Over 60:
Barry Alder bt Emilio Fazzi 10-8, 9-1, 10-8
John Rae bt Chris Wilson 9-3, 9-2, 10-8
Philip Godfrey bt Paul Newbury 9-1, 9-6, 9-3
Terence Norman bt Alistari Swift 9-1, 9-2, 9-1
Ronnie Bell bt Edward Winter 9-5, 9-6, 9-0
Neil Nightingale bt Ian McKenzie 9-3, 9-4, 5-9, 9-7
Mick Broomhall bt Juan Ustariz 9-2, 9-4, 9-0
Ian Graham bt Alexander Sava 9-0, 9-0, 9-0
David Cooper bt Tony Wheeler 9-6, 9-3, 9-3
Leon Kirton bt Paul Vale 9-3, 9-4, 9-4
Howard Cherlin bt John Gidman 9-0, 9-1, 9-2