Three weeks of competition led to the Grand Finals Night at the Squash Club and a packed-out Show Court made it a truly memorable night.
The Super Vets (a new category for 2016) was played earlier in the day and was won by Paul Halstead, beating Paul Moxon.
U14 – Jack Walmsley showed his class and was just too strong for Ameer Desaney, winning 3-0 to retain his title from 2015. U19 – Emma Campion playing her first of two finals, beat the very promising Jordan Chippendale 3-1. Veterans – In a wonderfully entertaining game of squash filled with classy play, two of the Club’s leading players gave a masterclass in skills, mixed with the odd laugh or two. 2015 Vets Champion Richard Briggs beat multi-past champion Tony Kaye 3-1. Ladies – Emma was far too strong for elder Sister, Katie, who just struggled to get going. Emma won comfortably 3-0, to pick up her second title of the night. Mens – Eddie Mcguire started strongly against 2014 champion Giles Cook, going 2-0 up before Giles turned the screw and took games 3 & 4 relatively quickly to level it up. Eddie managed to compose himself for game five and came out on top winning 3-2.
(Left to right) 2016 Mens Champion – Eddie McGuire 2016 Ladies Champion – Emma Campion 2016 Veterans Champion – Richard Briggs
Thanks to all the sponsors and prize givers:- Neil Chippendale, Andy Wood, Tony Kaye, Ashworth & Bird Menswear to name but a few. Also thanks to Neil and to Club President David Lawrence for coming down and handing out the prizes A big thank you to Sarah Percy for organising the Event, all the markers, players and spectators for making the Championships so successful.