Champions crowned in Birmingham
Vail and Lawrence take the titles
Tim Vail won his 7th National Racketball title beating a
very tired Ted Jeal 3-0. Jeal who was heavily fatigued from his
semi-final match against Mike Harris this morning was no match
for the stylish Tim Vail.
In the Womenís event Natalie Lawrence, who earlier had
won the Over 35 championship, completed the double when she beat
Chloe Marshall 3-0 to take the Womenís Championship.
Other Menís Finals Results
Menís O35ís Winner - Jonathan Gallacher bt Ryan Loska
Menís O40ís Winner Ė Paul Johnson bt Ian Cox
Menís O45ís Winner Ė Simon Martin bt Mark Francis
Menís O50ís Winner Ė Patrick Osbourn bt Neil Baldwin
Menís O55ís Winner Ė John Cordeaux bt Steven Wall
Menís O60ís Winner Ė Peter Scott bt Rob Shay
Menís O65 Winner Ė Ian Graham bt Graham Greensall
Menís O70ís Winner Ė David Scurlock bt Bob Astbury
Menís O75ís Winner Ė Rod Embley bt Chris Isaacs
Other Womenís Final Results
Womenís O35ís Winner - Natalie Lawrence Runner Up - Sarah
Womenís Over 40ís Winner Ė Sarah Taylor bt Sam Burnand
Womenís O45ís Winner Ė Vik Jarvis bt Helen Cann
Womenís O50ís Winner Ė Rachel Woolford bt Lesley Sturgess
Womenís O55ís Winner Ė Paula Arrowsmith bt Lesley Sturgess
Womenís O60ís Winner Ė Rosie Connell bt Bett Dryhurst
Mike Edwards (Tournament Director) said: ďA massive thank you to
everyone who took part in the National Racketball Championships.
The atmosphere around the club was fantastic and on court the
matches were well fought all weekend.Ē
What an incredible day
of racketball on the final day of the National Championships.
The day began with 6 times National Menís Champion Team Vail
easing his way in to the final with a 3-0 win over Luke Bishop,
who was still weary after his mammoth win the night before.
Vailís opponent in the final is Ted Jeal who beat Mike Harris
after he retired in the 5th due to a slight hamstring injury!
In the Womenís Semi-Final Chloe Marshall (Oxfordshire) continued
her good form by defeating Debbie Hale (Dorset) 3-0. Marshallís
opponent in the Final is Natalie Lawrence who won a hard fought
battle against Rachel Woolford 3-1.
Other Menís Semi-Final Results
Ian Cox Beat Jon Gallacher 3-1
Paul Johnson Beat David Gouldby 3-1
Mark Francis Beat Marc Thornley 3-0
Simon Martin Beat Chris Wase 3-1
Neil Baldwin Beat Paul Haigh 3-1
Patrick Osbourn Beat Rob Watkins 3-0
John Cordeaux Beat Mike Phillips 3-0
Steven Wall Beat Chris Davey 3-1
Rob Shay Beat Graham Bonnett 3-0
Peter Scott Beat Richard Waller 3-2
Ian Graham Beat Richard Lowe 3-0
Graham Greensall v William Mulholland 3-2
David Scurlock Beat Howard Thompson 3-1
Bob Astbury Beat John Shingler 3-0