Evans and Bolton stage comeback wins in Crawley

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Martin Day

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The first day of the Crawley Grand Prix went off with a bang!

Read on to see what unveiled on a busy day of play at K2, the second venue on the 2016/17 Grand Prix Series.

The series next moves on to Tipton on October 15-16. Entries are still open – click here for details.

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Men’s Band 1

Callum Evans came out on top in Saturdays Men’s Band 1 final. Andreas Pusch took the first set, but after that there was no looking back for Evans who took the match 3-1.

Winner Callum Evans (right) and runner-up Andreas Pusch (left)

Women’s Band 1

Emily Bolton picked up the top prize with a defeat of Lois Peake in the final. Bolton came from two sets down to secure a 3-2 win in a thrilling contest.

Winner Emily Bolton (right) and runner-up Lois Peake (left)

Men’s Band 2

In a match that swung back and forth Joe Clark took the victory. Shandor Czuczor pushed Clark to a fifth set but was unable to capitalise in a one sided 5th end.

Winner Joe Clark (right) and runner-up Shandor Czuczor (left)

Women’s Band 2

Lois Peake took the spoils in the Women’s band 2 final, confidently beating Charlotte Bardsley in a straight sets win. Bardsley may feel unfortunate as a thrilling 2nd set slipped through her grasp 16-14.

Winner Lois Peake (left) and runner-up Charlotte Bardsley (right)

Men’s Band 3

Emmanuele Delsante of Italy showed his class beating Naphat Boonyaprapa in 3 sets. On this occasion the Italian proved too much to handle for Boonyaprapa.

Winner Emmanuele Delsante (right) and runner-up Naphat Boonyaprapa (left)

Women’s Band 3

Fei Fei Pei dropped her first set but bounced back to win the Women’s band three final in style. After a strong first set from opponent Stephi Cross, Pei stepped up her game and closed out the match 3-1.

Winner Fei Fei Pei (left) and runner-up Stephi Cross (right)

Men’s Band 4

Finn Morgan-Bayliss held off a determined opponent in Sam Chesterman in the final. After Finn took the first two ends Chesterman fought back to take the match to a fifth. However, Morgan-Bayliss managed to hold firm and clinch the win.

Winner Finn Morgan-Bayliss (left) and runner-up Sam Chesterman (right)

Women’s Band 4

Patricia Ianau started strong against Lincolnshire’s Darcie Proud. Proud sparked a potential comeback winning the 3rd game but Ianau held her nerve and took the match in 4 (4, 5, -9, 5).

Winner Patricia Ianau (right) and runner-up Darcie Proud (left)

Men’s Band 5

Richard Jermyn turned in a strong performance to win the Men’s band 5 final. Hiroshi Furuta struggled to get a foothold in the match and Jermyn was quick to capitalise. The match ended 3-0.

Winner Richard Jermyn (right) and runner-up Hiroshi Furuta (left)

Men’s Band 6

Greg Green was in superb form winning the Men’s band 6 event comfortably with a straight sets win (6, 11, 9) over Akash Shah.

Winner Greg Green (left) and Runner up Akash Shah (right).

Results
Men’s Band 1
Callum Evans (WAL) bt Andreas Pusch (Sy) 3-1 (9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-7)
Women’s Band 1
Emily Bolton (La) bt Lois Peake (Sx) 3-2 (8-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-8)
Men’s Band 2
Joe Clark (Cv) bt Shandor Czuczor (Bu) 3-2 (11-6, 6-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11,-4)
Women’s Band 2
Lois Peake (Sx) bt Charlotte Bardsley (St) 3-0 (11-8, 14-12, 11-8)
Men’s Band 3
Emmanuele Delsante (ITA) bt Naphat Boonyaprapa (Ng) 3-0 (11-9, 11-5, 11-4)
Women’s Band 3
Fei Fei Pei (Sy) bt Stephi Cross (E) 3-1 (8-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9)
Men’s Band 4
Finn Morgan-Bayliss (Do) bt Sam Chesterman (Ca) 3-2 (11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 7-11, 11-3)
Women’s Band 4
Patricia Ianau (Mi) bt Darcie Proud (Li) 3-1 (11-4, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5).
Men’s Band 5
Richard Jermyn (K) bt Hiroshi Furuta (Mi) 3-0 (11-2, 13-11, 11-7).
Men’s Band 6
Greg Green (E) bt Akash Shah 3-0 (He) 3-0 (11-6, 13-11, 11-9)

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