Deon Saffrey beat Frania Gillen-Burchet 8/11 11/6 11/7
11/7 29 mins
Number 1 seed, Welshís Deon Saffrey was too much for
Scotlandís Frania Gillen-Burchet 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-Burchet 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.
Ladies semi final
Deon Saffery def Carrie Ramsey 11/4 11/1 11/8 17 mins.
Top seed Saffery, too strong, in total control, Ramsey, made lots of
unforced erros as saffery moved her all around the court.
Other ladies semi final between the 2 Scottish
players, saw the 2nd Seed Frania Gillen- Burchert, proved to be
too steady for Alex Clark, winning in 4 sets. After dropping the 2nd
set Gillen-Burchert looked to up her game and took control of the match,
winning the 3rd and 4th sets comfortably. 11/6 5/11
11/5 11/4 23min
With the top 2 seeds in the final it looks likely to
be a close match.
Ladies Quarter Finals
Deon Saffery bt Lauren Gray 13/11 11/9 11/5 in 23
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
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.
Mens Semi Finals
Joel Hinds def 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 def Scott Handley 4/11 11/9 11/7 2/11
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.
Menís 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