Ilkley 2010

• UK Grand Prix  •  In association with Prince • 

Nidd Vale of Ilkley Open 2010                      2009 & earlier
16-18 April                              
Men & Women | Ilkley Squash Club | Robbie Burnett |  Club Tel: 01943 607182 | LS29 0ND

Ladies Final

Deon Saffrey beat Frania Gillen-Buchert    8/11 11/6 11/7 11/7 29 mins

Number 1 seed, Welsh’s Deon Saffrey was too much for Scotland’s Frania Gillen-Buchert beating her 3-1 in an enthralling match. A match that the crowd were dying to see go to a fifth game.

Although it was Saffrey who took an early lead in the first, Gillen-Buchert managed to win a streak of points that led to her taking the first. However, Saffrey always looked in control of the match, her versatility letting her control both the long endurance rallies and the short ones. On the whole, she seemed at home on the court and thoroughly deserved her first BSPA win.

Men’s Final

Joel Hinds beat Eddie Charlton                     11/7 11/6 11/3 37 mins

Two young Englishman took out both the top seeds in the semi-final and lined up for what was expected to be a great final. But Joel Hinds showed his true class as he dominated the game from start to finish, beating his countryman Eddie Charlton 3 games to 0.

It was clear that it had been a long week for Charlton, and his two previous five set matches showed their effect. Hinds looked a little better for wear as the long rallies took their toll on his opponent. A masterclass of nicks however kept Charlton in the game for as long as possible, but in the end it was the discrepancy between the number of tins that decided the game. A good 3-0 win for Hinds that kept the crowd on the edge of their seats for the entire game.

17-Apr, Quarter & Semi-Finals:

Ladies semi finals

Deon Saffery bt Carrie Ramsey             11/4 11/1 11/8 17 mins.

Top seed Saffery, too strong, in total control, Ramsey, made lots of unforced errors as Saffery moved her all around the court.

Frania Gillen-Buchert bt Alex Clark         11/6 5/11 11/5 11/4 23min

Other ladies semi final between the 2 Scottish players, saw the 2nd Seed Frania Gillen-Buchert, proved to be too steady for Alex Clark, winning in 4 games. After dropping the 2nd set Gillen-Buchert looked to up her game and took control of the match, winning the 3rd and 4th games comfortably.
With the top 2 seeds in the final it looks likely to be a close match.

Mens Semi Finals

Joel Hinds bt Alan Clyne 6/11 11/4 11/7 11/8 46mins

Hinds continued on from his victory over a Shaun Le Roux to beat the top seed Alan Clyne in the semi final. Hinds, won a number of points with drops to the front of the court. In contrast, Clyne made a lot of unforced errors as Hinds kept up the pressure on Clyne by moving him all over the court .

Eddie Charlton bt Scott Handley 4/11 11/9 11/7 2/11 11/8

Eddie Charlton continues the upsets, by defeating 2nd seed Scott Handley in a hard fought match, with both players playing good attacking squash and some outstanding retrieving shots.

Ladies Quarter Finals

Deon Saffery bt Lauren Gray                    13/11 11/9 11/5 in 23 mins
Frania Gillen-Buchert b Stacey Preece         11/5 11/7 11/4 in 22 mins
Carrie Ramsey bt Lisa Aitkin                      11/8 11/5 11/4 in 22 mins
Alex Clarke bt Zoe Rickaby                        11/8 11/5 11/4 in 23 mins

Men’s Quarter finals

Alan Clyne bt Arthur Gaskin           17/15 6/11 11/9 9/11 11/8 75 mins
Joel Hinds bt Shaun la Roux                          14/12 11/7 11/5 64 mins
Scott Handley bt Jamie Haycocks                    11/8 11/6 11/2 26 mins
Eddie Charlton bt Chris Truswell       11/3 11/4 5/11 9/11 11/2 59 mins

There was a minor upset in the men's quarters, Joel hinds defeating 3/4 seed Shaun la Roux in 3 hard games. Arthur Gaskin pushed the top seed all the way, losing in the 5th. Both players had some gruelling rallies and the retrieving by both players was outstanding. Scott Handley in very good form, has look sharp in all is games and has not really been pushed hard yet, while Eddie Charlton looked to be cruising at 2-0 up, but seemed to lose his concentration and Chris Truswell fought back to 2-2, but came back strongly to take the decider.

All seeds in the Ladies draw through easily.
16-Apr, Round Two:

Joel Hinds bt Richards Birks              14/12 11/9 11/5 35 mins
Alan Clyne bt Alex Phillips                11/3 11/2 11/4 16mins
Shaun le Roux bt Lyall Paterson        11/1 11/5 11/8 23 mins
Arthur Gaskin bt Mark Fuller             11/4 7/11 11/7 11/9 39 mins
Scott Handley bt Andrew Birks          11/2 11/4 11/1 20 mins
Jamie Haycocks bt Chris Ferguson    11/8 11/8 11/5 29 mins
Eddie Charlton bt Stuart Crawford    11/1 11/9 12/10 35 mins
Chris Truswell bt Jamie MacAuley      9/11 11/7 11/7 11/3 43 mins

16-Apr, Round One:

Joel Hinds bt Andrew Widdison           5/11 11/5 11/1 11/6 32 mins
Mark Fuller bt Adam Taylor                11/6 11/3 ret
Andrew Birks bt Chris Fuller              11/9 9/11/ 11/7 11/9 68 mins
Jamie MacAuley bt Michael Wood       11/7 9/11 16/14 12/10 55 mins
Richard Birks bt Neil Cordell              2/11 11/3 11/ 7 4/11 11/3 40 mins
Alex Phillips bt Tom Dwyer                11/8 8/11 11/8 11/2 31 mins
Chris Ferguson bt Tom Bearpark        11/2 11/0 11/0 14 mins
Stuart Crawford bt Darren King          11/5 11/4 11/4 22 mins
Sean Le Roux bt Kevin Moran            10/12 11/5 12/10 11/7 39 mins
Alan Clyne bt Jack Bearpark               11/2 11/0 11/2 21 mins
Scott Handley bt Tom Pughe              11/6 11/1 11/2 22 mins
Eddie Charlton bt Matt Pearson           11/4 11/6 11/9 35 mins
Lyall Paterson bt Dom Hamilton          10/12 9/11 11/4 15/13 12/10 58 mins
Arthur Gaskin bt Sam Wilman            12/10 11/4 11/2 24 mins
Jamie Haycocks bt Dean Russell         11/7 7/11 11/3 11/7 30 mins
Chris Truswell bt Taminder Gata Aura 11/5 11/6 11/7 17 mins

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