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Colets Open 2008 - 17 - 20 April
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Final:  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 pack.

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, 2/11, 11/1
Simon Parke bt Scott Handley       11/8, 11/4, 11/4


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




Colets Open 2007 - 10-13 May
Men & Women | Colets Health & Fitness | Dave Peck | 020 8398 1858

Sun 13th May, Finals:

[1] Adrian Grant bt [4] Joey Barrington     11/6, 4/11, 8/11, 13/11, 11/9 (108m)

[1] Madeline Perry bt [3] Kasey Brown     11/7, 7/11, 11/6, 11/1

Top seeds take
Colets titles

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, Semi-Finals:

[1] Adrian Grant bt Scott Handley              4/11, 11/7, 11/4, 11/4
[4] Joey Barrington bt Ben Ford                11/3, 11/4, 11/7

[1] Madeline Perry bt [4] Aisling Blake      11/6, 11/5, 11/6
[3] Kasey Brown bt [2] Laura Lengthorn     14/12, 11/9, 11/7

Top 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 season.

Sat 12th May, Quarter-Finals:

[1] Adrian Grant bt Simon Parke
       11/6, 13/11, 11/7
Scott Handley bt [3] Azlan Iskandar
       11/8, 9/11, 3/11, 11/4, 11/0
[4] Joey Barrington bt Steve Meads
       11/3, 11/4, 11/5
Ben Ford bt [2] Peter Barker
       7/11, 11/5, 11/6, 11/3

[1] Madeline Perry bt Frania Gillen-Buchert
       11/2, 11/3, 11/5
[4] Aisling Blake bt Jeannine Cowie
       11/5, 11/2, 11/6
[3] Kasey Brown bt Jenny Wright
       11/2, 11/2, 11/5
[2] Laura Lengthorn bt Isabelle Tweedle
       11/4, 11/4, 13/11

Big Guns through to Colets Quarters

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.

  2007 Draws  updated 12-May 10.00

Men's Draw & Results

Women's Draw

COLETS 2006 & 2005


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