The first round of the Mens O50 was completed this morning at Coolhurst. As expected the top seeds sailed through without too much trouble. The number 1 seed Woodliffe made light work against Paul Barham as he went through 3-0 in 22 minutes, while the number 2 seed Pearman defeated Scotlands David McAleese 3-0 in just 10 minutes.
John Cordeaux also progressed into the Quarters without too much hassle as he defeated Gerry Gemmell 3-0 in 13 minutes. The MO50’s also had some battles in there today, Simon Rollington took 49 minutes to win 10-9 in the fifth against Steve Barlow while Jonas Gonerup took 59 minutes to come back from 2-1 down to win 9-5 in the fifth also.
The Mens O55 second round concluded shortly after the 50’s. A couple of shock results in this draw amongst the usual seeds progressing. Unseeded Rena Stofer from Switzerland continued his good form after coming through the first round in 14 minutes, today he defeated 5/8 seed David Clarke 3-1 to set up a quarter final match against the second seed Mark Cowley who took 50 minutes to beat Gordan McManus 3-1.
John Goodrich took 61 minutes to get past the 5/8 seed Colin Shields in 4, he will now face the 3/4 Duleep Adhihetty who took out Alasdair Niven 3-0 in 22 minutes. Number one seed Peter Alexander had little trouble as he won 3-0 in 25 minutes against Paul Harris, he will face 5/8 seed Stuart Hardy who also came through easily with a 3-0 in 20 minutes over Colin McNestrie.
Second round of the MO45 got underway and top seed Freddie Johnson from Sweden picked up where he left off, another quick 3-0 victory only dropping 4 points. He will now face Colin Payne who himself had a quick 3-0 victory, Payne only dropping 3 points! The QF between these two looks set to be a cracking match.
The seeding panel looks like they did a good job with this category as all top seeds progressed through to tomorrows QF day. Each match was won 3-0, as were yesterday’s matches – tomorrow must surely bring some battles??
Just 5 first round matches for the Mens Over 40 and the majority of the seeds safely through. The Spanish second seed was too strong for Richard Gourlay to handle, 20 minutes and a 3-0 to Souto see’s him progress to the quarters to face James Powley who gave us the only upset of the round. Powley defeated 5/8 seed Nick Jones after a 65 minute 3-2 battle, Jones looked set to go through after taking a 2-1 lead but Powley wasn’t to be beaten and came back valiantly.
Nick Lavery took a 3-1 victory and will now face Mark Steeden who came through 3-0. Simon Street also recorded a 3-0 victory in under 20 minutes but will now face top seed Jamie Goodrich tomorrow which will test him a little more than he was today.
The match of the MO35 had to be Coolhursts own club coach Jago Nardelli v Tim Burrell. Home support was definitely a factor in this one with a very vocal crowd who really got behind Nardelli and gave him that little extra he needed to take the victory. 65 minutes the match, Nardelli up in the first two, Burrell levelling 2-2 and 11-8 in the fifth to Nardelli. He will be hoping the home crowd come back tomorrow as he now faces the number 1 seed Omar El Borolossy.
Second seed Steve Richardson took only 23 minutes to defeat Chris Stanley 3-0, he will now face Dov Haruzi from Israel who took 55 minutes to beat Michael McLaughlin 3-1. Damian Smith who received a walkover will now play Mike Gregory who beat Dean Newberry 3-1 and Christian Donelan will face Nick Staunton after he beat Nevil Appleton 3-1 which was a very close contested affair.
The Mens Over 60 second round started this afternoon with the majority of the top seeds making it through to the Quarters. Keith Jones and Moussa Helal both recorded 3-0 victories in a comfortable fashion, as did 3/4 seed Stephen Jackson. An upset came in the bottom half of the draw where 9/16 seed Ian Graham overcame the 3/4 seed David Cooper 3-0 in 30 minutes. Graham will now face 5/8 seed Larry Grover who took 60 minutes to get past Mick Broomhall after coming back from being 2-1 down.
Just the two MO65 matches today, David Garret beat 5/8 seed Robert Smith 3-1, he will now face Mike Clemson in the quarters, while Anthony Clifford overcame Roger Sulley 3-0 to set up his qf against the top seed Chris Goodbourn.[note]
Omar El Borolossy Walkover
Jago Nardelli bt Tim Burrell 12-10 11-7 8-11 4-11 11-8 in 65m
Damien Smith bt Clive Ewins Walkover
Mike Gregory bt Dean Newberry 11-8 11-7 6-11 11-5 in 31m
Christian Donelan bt Richard Green 11-8 11-9 11-6 in 24m
Nick Staunton bt Nevil Appleton 17-15 11-8 10-12 11-6 in 48m
Dov Haruzi bt Michael McLaughlin 11-5 11-5 3-11 11-6 in 55m
Steve Richardson bt Chris Stanley 11-5 11-7 11-5 in 23m
Simon Street bt Darren Withey 11-9 11-3 11-1 in 19m
Mark Steeden bt Mark Bellinger 11-6 11-7 11-7 in 20m
Nick Lavery bt Brendan O’Connor 11-8 11-2 6-11 11-8 in 42m
James Powley bt Nick Jones 11-6 7-11 7-11 11-6 11-8 in 65m
Jesus Souto bt Richard Gourlay 11-6 11-4 11-2 in 20m
Fredrik Johnson bt Peter Astbury 9-2 9-2 9-0 in 17m
Colin Payne bt Steven Martin 9-2 9-1 9-0 in 18m
Eamonn Price bt Paul Clark 9-3 9-3 9-3 in 31m
Peter Lonsdale bt Tahir Hussain 9-7 9-7 9-4 in 38m
Marc Aldridge bt Mark Hildred 9-1 9-5 9-0 in 31m
Steve McLoughlin bt Andrew Eilfield 9-5 9-2 9-4 in 29m
Steve Evans bt Marvin Rust 9-5 9-5 9-0 in 31m
Murray Scott bt David Gray 9-6 9-0 9-6 in 26m
Mens O50 Results
John Cordeaux bt Gerry Gemmell 9-2 9-0 9-2 in 13m
Dermot Hurford bt James Barrington 9-3 9-4 9-4 in 30m
James Ockwell bt Alastair Parsons 9-7 9-7 9-0 in 29m
Jonas Gormenup bt Grant Miller 10-8 4-9 8-10 9-3 9-5 in 59m
Mark Woodliffe bt Paul Barham 9-0 9-4 9-2 in 22m
Greg Pearman bt David McAleese 9-1 9-1 9-1 in 10m
Stuart Hardy bt Colin McNestrie 9-5 9-4 9-1 in 20m
Peter Alexander bt Paul Harris 9-5 9-2 9-5 in 25m
Simon Rollington bt Steve Barlow 9-0 9-7 9-10 5-9 9-10 in 49m
Mens O55 Results
Peter Alexander bt Paul Harris 9-5 9-4 9-1 in 25m
Stuart Hardy bt Colin McNestrie 9-5 9-4 9-1 in 20m
Duleep Adhihetty bt John Goodrich 9-7 9-10 9-4 9-6 in 61m
Ian Holmes bt Ripley Oyler 9-6 9-3 10-9 in 32m
Rustom Bativala bt Paul Reader 9-2 9-5 9-2 in 22m
Rena Stofer bt David Clarke 5-9 9-2 9-1 9-5 in 31m
Mark Cowley bt Gordan McManus 9-4 7-9 9-7 9-3 in 50m
Keith Jones bt Barry Alder 9-3 9-0 9-2 in 21m
John Rae bt Philip Godfrey 7-9 7-9 9-2 9-1 9-1 in 31m
Stephen Jackson bt Terry Norman 9-3 9-3 9-3 in 20m
Ronnie Bell bt Neil Nightingale 9-0 9-6 9-0 in 16m
Larry Grover bt Mick Broomhall 8-10 10-9 6-9 9-2 9-7 in 60m
Ian Graham bt David Cooper 9-6 9-4 9-3 in 30m
Howard Cherlin bt Leon Kirton 9-0 9-5 9-4 in 22m
Moussa Helal bt Peter Smith 9-2 9-1 9-0 in 17m
David Garrett bt Robert Smith 4-9 9-7 10-8 9-6 in 36m
Anthony Clifford bt Roger Sulley 9-8 9-0 9-7 in 25m