Sam Kwan receives one of his prizes from Alan Ransome OBE

Kwan doubles up at Ormesby 2*

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The Ormesby players dominated the club’s own 2* Open Senior Championships that were played at the club last weekend.

The most successful player was Sam Kwan, who  won both the Men’s Singles and the Under-21 singles.

Kwan beat Yorkshire’s Joe Killoran 3-1 in the senior final, having defeated Swerve’s Nuradin Muktar in a close five-set match in the semi-finals.

Joe Killoran defeated Jack Cope in the other semi-final, by 3-0, after Cope had beaten top seed Kevin Dolder of Cheshire in the quarter-finals.

Kwan’s second title was the Under-21 Singles, where he beat team-mates Kieran Wardell in the semi-final and Cope in the final, both by 3-0.

The Veterans’ Singles was won by Dave Ashwell, after a three-way countback with Peter Wilkinson and Alan Thompson. Wilkinson was second after beating Ashwell but lost the title by losing to Thompson.

The Band 2 Singles was won by Cope after a very narrow final, where he beat David Gofton 11-8 in the fifth. Cope did well to beat Muktar in straight games in the semi-final, whilst Gofton also excelled to beat Jack Cope by 3-1.

Division 3 Singles was won by Wardell, who took a fivegame match against Yorkshire’s Joe Wright. Wardell also did well to beat Sam Bailey of Swerve in the semi-final.

Results

Men’s Singles: Sam Kwan (Ormesby) beat Joe Killoran (Cheshire) 3-1 (12-10, 11-4, 7-11, 11-6)
Under-21 Men’s Singles: Sam Kwan (Ormesby) beat Joe Cope (Ormesby) 3-0 (11-4, 11-6, 11-8)
Men’s Band 2 Singles: Joe Cope (Ormesby) beat David Gofton (Ormesby) 3-2 (6-11, 11-2, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8)
Men’s Band 3 Singles: Kieran Wardell (Ormesby) beat Joe Wright (Harrogate) 3-2 (11-5, 11-3, 8-11, 8-11, 11-5)
Veterans’ Mixed Singles: Winner – David Ashwell (Ormesby); second – Peter Wilkinson (Ormesby); third – Alan Thompson (Sunderland)

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