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Tom Richards bt Simon Parke 11/5,
11/6, 11/6 (50m)
Richards claims first BSPA title Tom Richards completed a weekend of veteran giant-killing as he
beat Simon Parke 3/0 in the Colets final, picking up his first BSPA title
and a cheque for £1,000.
Coming after his defeats of Stacey Ross, Steve Meads and Peter Marshall,
Tom's win over Parky meant he had seen off 80 years' squash experience.
The finals event of the season takes place in Ilkley next week with the
overall BSPA Grand Prix title still up for grabs. Steve Meads heads
the table on 1570 points, but should second-placed Andy Whipp beat
him in the Ilkley final the pair would be tied at the top ...
Richards & Parke in Colets final
It will be a youth v experience final at Colets health and Fitness after
two rounds on Saturday which saw Tom Richards and emerge from the
Richards beat two veterans, first 'birthday boy' Steve Meads in the
quarters, the National O35 champion Peter Marshall - who had earlier
beaten top seed Chris Ryder - in the semis.
Parke survived a marathon against Ben Ford in the quarters before easing
to a straight-games win over Scott Handley to reach the final.
Sat 20th April, Semi-Finals:
Tom Richards bt Peter Marshall 12/10, 7/11, 11/3,
Simon Parke bt Scott Handley 11/8,
Peter Marshall bt Chris Ryder
11/4, 11/4, 11/9
Tom Richards bt Steve Meads
8/11, 11/6, 11/7, 11/3
Scott Handley bt Adrian Waller 11/7,
11/8, 5/11, 11/7
Simon Parke bt Ben Ford
7/11, 3/11, 11/5, 11/7, 11/7
Open 2007 - 10-13 May Men & Women | Colets Health &
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Sun 13th May, Finals:
 Adrian Grant bt  Joey Barrington
11/6, 4/11, 8/11, 13/11, 11/9 (108m)
 Madeline Perry bt  Kasey Brown 11/7,
7/11, 11/6, 11/1
Contrasting victories for the top seeds at Colets in Thames Ditton.
Madeline Perry sealed her overall Grand Prix win with a 4/1 victory
over Kasey Brown, but Adrian Grant was made to work harder, coming
from 2/1 down to win a marathon against Joey Barrington.
Sat 12th May,
 Adrian Grant bt Scott Handley
4/11, 11/7, 11/4, 11/4
 Joey Barrington bt Ben Ford
11/3, 11/4, 11/7
 Madeline Perry bt  Aisling Blake
11/6, 11/5, 11/6
 Kasey Brown bt  Laura Lengthorn
14/12, 11/9, 11/7
seeds meet unexpected opposition
as Perry and Handley clinch GP titles
While top seeds Madeline Perry and Adrian Grant came through
to the finals in Thames Ditton, both will meet unexpected opposition as
they aim to take the titles in the richest BSPA event of the season.
In the women's event Perry eased past Scottish number one Frania
Gillen-Buchert in the morning quarter-finals before taking on fellow
Irishwoman Aisling Blake in the semis, where she completed another
straight games win.
In the final Perry will face Australia's Kasey Brown, who overcame
second seed Laura Lengthorn in three close games. Perry and
Lengthorn were neck and neck at the top of the Grand Prix standings,
so Perry's win confirms her as Grand Prix champion for 2006/07.
In the race for the men's Grand Prix three contenders entered the
quarter-finals, but Peter Barker's shock morning defeat to Ben
Ford ruled him out of contention, leaving overnight leader Scott
Handley and Simon Parke. Parke$fell at the hands of top seed
Grant while Handley scored a fine 3/2 win over Azlan Iskandar,
grabbing the the overall title in the process.
That was as far as Scott got though, as he too found Grant too much to
cope with, and Ford was unable to repeat his morning heroics as Joey
Barrington brushed him aside to reach his first BSPA final of the
Sat 12th May,
 Adrian Grant bt Simon Parke
11/6, 13/11, 11/7 Scott Handley bt  Azlan Iskandar
11/8, 9/11, 3/11, 11/4, 11/0
 Joey Barrington bt Steve Meads
11/3, 11/4, 11/5 Ben Ford bt  Peter Barker
7/11, 11/5, 11/6, 11/3
Guns through to
No shocks so far as the top seeds in both events are through to the
quarter-finals of the season's richest BSPA event, boasting fields that
would do justice to many middle-ranking PSA and WISPA events.
The three contenders for the men's overall GP title, Scott Handley,
Simon Parke and Peter Barker are all in action, while the
women's event sees Madeline Perry and Laura Lengthorn in
line for a title-deciding final.