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31/07/2018
World Masters 2018

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World Masters 2018
29 Jul - 04 Aug
Virginia, USA

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RESULTS     Quarter Finals  Semi Finals  Finals
MO35 MO40 MO45 MO50 MO55 MO60 MO65 MO70 MO75 MO80
WO35 WO40 WO45 WO50 WO55 WO60 WO65 WO70 WO75  
 
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Finals

Fitz-Gerald & Davenport Lead Australian World Masters Gold Haul

Australia emerged with six gold medals in the WSF World Masters Squash Championships in the USA state of Virginia - where Men's O60 champion Geoffrey Davenport claimed a record-equalling sixth World Masters title and Women's O45 champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald extended her remarkable unbeaten international record since 2001!

More than 750 players from a record 63 nations competed in the 15th edition of the biennial World Squash Federation staged at the McArthur Squash Center at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville - featuring 19 men's and women's events in categories ranging from Over-35 to Over-80.

Players from Australia headed the gold medal table, followed by England with five, Canada and hosts USA two, and single golds won by Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland and Cayman Islands.

After first winning World Masters gold in the O45 event in 2003 in Finland - then claiming his fifth in the O55 championship in Hong Kong in 2014 - 60-year-old Geoffrey Davenport (pictured above) was making his debut in the O60 event in Charlottesville. The top seed from Sydney breezed through to the final without dropping a game, then despatched surprise opponent Juan Mendez, an unseeded player from Mexico, 11-5, 11-5, 11-2.

Former world number one Sarah Fitz-Gerald enjoyed a distinguished career on the professional circuit where she won a then record five World Open titles. A firm favourite to defend her World Masters O45 title, the 49-year-old from Melbourne did so in some style - seeing off fellow countrywoman Susan Davis in the final 11-5, 11-4, 11-3.

The title is Fitz-Gerald's third World O45 in a row, and follows three British Open Masters titles, a World Masters Games trophy and a World Masters O35 gold medal. The latest success also extends her winning run in all international events to 17 years - after suffering her most recent defeat in August 2001 in the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open - to NZ rival Leilani Joyce!

"I love this sport, I've been playing since I was a kid," said Fitz-Gerald, now a WSF Vice President (pictured above with Championship Director Mark Allen), after collecting her latest gold medal. "Just because I'm old and retired doesn't mean I can't keep playing. I still have the fire burning inside, and I think all of the old pros here still have that fire burning inside and want to see what they can do. As we all know we may get a little bit older and slower, but the game is still there. When you see the former pros reach the finals in this tournament, it's a combination of knowledge and practicing our skills to keep ourselves up there.

"I've met so many extraordinary people spending a lifetime in this sport, and it's so nice to be able to give back to it. All the former pros that are here are here because they love it, and hopefully everyone else has enjoyed watching them play."

Is there a secret to her success? "My history, experience and knowledge is worth 50% in a match, even before the physical side kicks in as a factor. I love the event, the friendships and team spirit between nations, and just love playing.

"No surprise that I have the next World Masters in Poland and the World Masters Games in Japan in my diary."

Distinguished former professional Brett Martin also provided gold medal success for Australia. Seeded four in the Men's O55 event, the former world No.2 followed his upset over the top seed in the semis to beat compatriot Peter Gilbee 11-7, 12-10, 11-3 in the final.

"World champion always sounds good if your name is next to it, even if you're older, slower, greyer and fatter, world champion is world champion," Martin said. "It's been great to travel here and catch up with so many people I haven't seen in years. It's fun playing in front of a crowd again, I haven't played on a glass court in a long time, it was a bit of a strange experience. Thankfully all of the other guys had a little bit less experience than me.

"Thanks to everyone for coming out and shaking my hand, saying they followed my career. I've been out of squash for a long time, but I still enjoy getting in front of people and trying to perform for them. Hopefully you've learned a few things and maybe it's opened your eyes to what's possible on court, even at our age. You can always learn something, it's just a matter of getting out there and trying. Anyone can do it, it's just a matter of determination."

All five of England's champions were seeded to win their respective titles, including Nick Taylor (pictured below with fellow medallists) retaining the Men's O45 title and Ann Manley retaining the Women's O70 title. After losing in the O35 final in Johannesburg two years ago, Lauren Briggs coasted to her first World Masters title against compatriot Selina Sinclair. The eldest age group, Men's O80, saw England's top seed Lance Kinder come back from a game down against USA's Ed Burlingame to win his first World Masters title. Jill Campion, winner of a U.S. nationals title, rounded out the English champions in an all-English O60 final to win her first World Masters title.

Team USA's Natalie Grainger ended the day on a high note for the home crowd, maintaining her unbeaten World Masters record with a second consecutive title-her first in the O40 division.

Northern neighbours Canada matched USA's total of two World Masters champions: Men's O75 fifth seed Howard Armitage thwarted second seed Gerald Poulton's title hopes in a five-game final. Lauren Wagner became the lowest-seeded champion by completing her surprise women's O50 title run with an upset over Australian top seed Sarah Nelson.

Finals:

MO35
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [2] Alister Walker (BOT) 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-2
Third place play-off:
[5] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) bt [3] Wael El Hindi (USA) 11-3, 11-8, 11-2

WO35
[1] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt [2] Selina Sinclair (ENG) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4
Third place play-off:
[6] Reka Burmeister (ENG) bt [5] Margaret Gerety (USA) w/o

MO40
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bt [3] Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) 11-7, 11-4, 11-4
Third place play-off:
[5] Craig Ruane (RSA) bt [15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) 10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 11-2

WO40
[1] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt [2] Melissa Martin (AUS) 9-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-4
Third place play-off:
[4] Samantha Herbert (RSA) bt [3] Jacqueline Ryder (RSA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9

MO45
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt [2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) 11-2, 11-6, 11-4
Third place play-off:
[3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) bt [12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) 11-9, 11-4, 5-11, 11-9

WO45
[1] Sarah Fitz-Gerald (AUS) bt [3] Susan Davis (AUS) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
Third place play-off:
[4] Karen Meakins (BAR) bt [2] Rachel Calver (ENG) 11-9, 11-1, 11-7

MO50
[1] Michael Tootill (RSA) bt [2] Hansi Wiens (GER) 12-14, 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9
Third place play-off:
[3] David Sly (CAN) bt [13] Sean Ryan (AUS) 11-8, 11-9, 11-9

WO50
[15] Lauren Wagner (CAN) bt [1] Sarah Nelson (AUS) 11-7, 11-8, 11-5
Third place play-off:
[3] Hope Prockop (USA) bt [5] Wendy Ansdell (ENG) 11-4, 11-1, 11-4

MO55
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) 11-7, 12-10, 11-3
Third place play-off:
[2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) bt [1] Willie Hosey (IRL) 11-5, 12-10, 11-6

WO55
[1] Susan Hillier (AUS) bt [3] Mandy Akin (ENG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4
Third place play-off:
[2] Fiona McLean (SCO) bt [4] Sue Williams (AUS) 9-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7

MO60
[1] Geoffrey Davenport (AUS) bt Juan Mendez (MEX) 11-5, 11-5, 11-2
Third place play-off:
[4] Pierr Roodt (RSA) bt [2] Jeremy Goulding (ENG) 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9

WO60
[1] Jill Campion (ENG) bt [2] Karen Hume (ENG) 5-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5
Third place play-off:
Shirley Whitmore (RSA) bt Maureen Duke (IRL) 11-6, 11-2, 11-5

MO65
[1] John Macrury (CAY) bt [6] Mario Raponi (CAN) 11-2, 11-6, 11-6
Third place play-off:
[10] John Carroll (AUS) bt [4] Wayne Weatherhead (CAN) 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7

WO65
[3] Gaye Mitchell (AUS) bt [1] Laura Ramsay (CAN) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7
Third place play-off:
Yvonne Trotter (AUS) bt [2] Faith Sinclair (SCO) 11-4, 11-7, 7-11, 12-14, 11-6

MO70
[1] Brian Cook (AUS) bt [3] Ian Ross (SCO) 11-1, 7-11, 7-11, 11-6, 12-10
Third place play-off:
[7] Frikkie Bester (RSA) bt [5] Aubrey Waddy (ENG) 11-7, 9-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-2

WO70
[1] Ann Manley (ENG) bt [6] Margaret Hunt-Kemp (RSA) 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6
Third place play-off:
[4] Marilyn Kennedy (AUS) bt [2] Robyn Prentice (AUS) 11-4, 6-11, 6-11, 13-11, 11-5

MO75
[5] Howard Armitage (CAN) bt [2] Gerald Poulton (CAN) 7-11, 11-5, 9-11, 15-13, 11-8
Third place play-off:
[8] Michael Gough (USA) bt [3] John Nelson (USA) 10-12, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8

WO75
Winner: [5] Joyce Davenport (USA); Runner-up [1] Jean Grainger (RSA)

MO80
[1] Lance Kinder (ENG) bt [3] Edward Burlingame (USA) 5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2
Third place play-off:
[2] Barry Gardiner (NZL) bt [4] Stanley Fanaroff (RSA) w/o

 

Australia, England & Canada Lead Charge World Masters Finals

Semi Finals Results

After 35 semi-finals in the WSF World Masters Squash Championships in Virginia, USA, it was Australia that emerged in front of the pack with a tournament-leading nine finalists, followed closely by England with eight - while Canadians won four out of six last four matches at the McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville.

The day opened with mixed results for the host nation. Gerald Poulton, Canada's Men's O75 No.2 seed, augmented his recent winning record against North American rival John Nelson, dispatching the U.S. national title record-holder in three games to reach his second career World Masters final. Canada is guaranteed the Men's O75 title after fifth seed Howard Armitage defeated Team USA's Michael Gough in three games.

Team USA's first breakthrough came when Joyce Davenport, the fifth seed in the Women's O75 event, upset South African favourite Jean Grainger, the 2014 World O70 champion, in four games. Both players entered the match with a 3/0 record in the six-player round robin, and now Davenport just needs to defeat Slovenia's sixth seed Mariza Ohlsson to clinch what would be her second World Masters title.

"Jean was the key person to beat in the tournament," Davenport (pictured above) said after the win. "She's a good player, and adjusted pretty well during the match. If she hadn't adjusted so well I could have gotten through in three, but she got better as the match went on, improving her length and serves. I had some opportunities in the third and fourth, but I couldn't take them-including a match point. I can have one drink tonight, but probably just one."

Davenport won the O50 World Masters title in the 1992 event in Vancouver. Grainger and Davenport share a long history together, not just in squash but also tennis.

"I was actually hosted by her family in England for a few weeks when I was eighteen years old," Davenport said. "Her mother was the nicest hostess I've ever had in all my years playing squash and tennis, she was the loveliest woman. I told her that before the match. We also have both played Wimbledon and U.S. Open tennis, so we have some history and parallels."

As the day progressed, Australia, England and Canada laid down their marks. Australia's success was led by five-time World Open champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald, bidding to win a third successive Women's O45 title. The nation's further successes came from women's O50 top seed Sarah Nelson, Women's O55 favourite Susan Hillier, Men's O55 top seed Geoffrey Davenport and Men's O70 top seed Brian Cook. The Aussies produced four results that upset the seedings to reach finals, including Women's O65 No.3 seed Gaye Mitchell upsetting the second seed Faith Sinclair - and, in the Men's O55 semis, fourth seed Brett Martin upsetting top seed Willie Hosey and third seed Peter Gilbee overcoming No.2 seed Fredrik Johnson.

England are guaranteed at least two World Masters titles on finals day, with all-English finals slated for the Women's O35, featuring Lauren Briggs and Selina Sinclair, and O60, featuring Jill Campion and Karen Hume. England will also field two other top seeds including defending Men's O45 champion Nick Taylor and defending women's O70 champion Ann Manley.

The most dramatic match of the day came in the Men's O60 semis between England's No.2 seed Jeremy Goulding and unseeded Mexican Juan Mendez, a former hardball singles professional. Mendez fought off two match balls in the fifth game to win the match 12-10 in front of a roaring audience. Mendez (pictured above) is the only unseeded player in the tournament to reach a final, where he will face Australia's Davenport.

Other lone nation representatives in the finals include Botswana's Alister Walker (MO35), Dutchman Laurens Jan Anjema (MO35), Ireland's Liam Kenny (MO40), Germany's Hansi Wiens (MO50), John Macrury of the Cayman Islands (MO60) and Scotland's Ian Ross (MO70).

Team USA ended the day as it started - with mixed fortunes. Women's O50 No.3 seed Hope Prockop lost out against Canada's 15th seed Lauren Wagner, who continued her unexpected run to the finals with a three-game upset over the American. Natalie Grainger followed on court by maintaining her unbeaten World Masters record in a decisive three-game victory to reach a second consecutive final.

The last match of the day featured Team USA's Patrick Chifunda, who heads the squash program at the Country Club of Virginia in nearby Richmond. The former Zambian advanced to the men's O40 final after a three-game win against Hong Kong's surprise semi-finalist Wai Chung Wong.

"It feels very good to reach the final, I've worked really hard training for this event," Chifunda (pictured above in semi-final action) said. "When I played in South Africa two years ago I fell short in the semi-finals, so I was very disappointed. I'm thrilled to reach the finals here near Richmond and on American soil. Words can't even describe this facility, it's amazing. Playing on this glass court is a treat-a true joy-and to play in front of my home crowd makes it even better."

Chifunda and Kenny will contest the last World Masters final on the glass court Saturday in front of a full-capacity gallery.

"I'm just looking forward to having a very good, strong match against Liam tomorrow," Chifunda said. "We played each other once before on the PSA, so I'm looking forward to playing him now that we're old. I want to thank the guys at my club, Jose and Steven O'Dwyer, and most importantly my wife who has allowed me to train while taking care of our baby. I'm really excited for tomorrow."

Semi-Finals:

MO35
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [5] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) 11-6, 11-0, 11-4 (34m)
[2] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [3] Wael El Hindi (USA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-4 (36m)

WO35
[1] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt [5] Margaret Gerety (USA) 11-5, 11-1, 11-1 (18m)
[2] Selina Sinclair (ENG) bt [6] Reka Burmeister (ENG) 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 (20m)

MO40
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bt [5] Craig Ruane (RSA) 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 (27m)
[3] Patrick Chifunda (USA) bt [15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) 11-3, 13-11, 11-5 (25m)

WO40
[1] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt [4] Samantha Herbert (RSA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-0 (18m)
[2] Melissa Martin (AUS) bt [3] Jacqueline Ryder (RSA) 11-6, 11-2, 11-9 (18m)

MO45
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt [12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (27m)
[2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) bt [3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) 11-7, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7 (46m)

WO45
[1] Sarah Fitz-Gerald (AUS) bt [4] Karen Meakins (BAR) 11-9, 11-3, 11-2 (15m)
[3] Susan Davis (AUS) bt [2] Rachel Calver (ENG) 11-7, 7-11, 11-2, 12-10 (26m)

MO50
[1] Michael Tootill (RSA) bt [13] Sean Ryan (AUS) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 (22m)
[2] Hansi Wiens (GER) bt [3] David Sly (CAN) 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 (17m)

WO50
[1] Sarah Nelson (AUS) bt [5] Wendy Ansdell (ENG) 11-5, 11-9, 11-2 (17m)
[15] Lauren Wagner (CAN) bt [3] Hope Prockop (USA) 11-5, 11-9, 15-13 (25m)

MO55
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [1] Willie Hosey (IRL) 11-9, 11-2, 11-9 (20m)
[3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) bt [2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) 13-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-8 (31m)

WO55
[1] Susan Hillier (AUS) bt [4] Sue Williams (AUS) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (19m)
[3] Mandy Akin (ENG) bt [2] Fiona McLean (SCO) 11-6, 10-12, 11-2, 11-9 (26m)

MO60
[1] Geoffrey Davenport (AUS) bt [4] Pierr Roodt (RSA) 16-14, 11-7, 13-11
Juan Mendez (MEX) bt [2] Jeremy Goulding (ENG) 11-4, 11-8, 4-11, 4-11, 12-10

WO60
[1] Jill Campion (ENG) bt Maureen Duke (IRL) 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 (24m)
[2] Karen Hume (ENG) bt Shirley Whitmore (RSA) 14-12, 11-6, 11-2 (18m)

MO65
[1] John Macrury (CAY) bt [4] Wayne Weatherhead (CAN) 11-5, 13-11, 11-5 (22m)
[6] Mario Raponi (CAN) bt [10] John Carroll (AUS) 11-9, 11-6, 12-10 (19m)

WO65
[1] Laura Ramsay (CAN) bt Yvonne Trotter (AUS) 11-5, 2-11, 11-1, 11-8 (28m)
[3] Gaye Mitchell (AUS) bt [2] Faith Sinclair (SCO) 11-2, 11-3, 11-4 (13m)

MO70
[1] Brian Cook (AUS) bt [5] Aubrey Waddy (ENG) 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 (18m)
[3] Ian Ross (SCO) bt [7] Frikkie Bester (RSA) 11-9, 11-9, 6-11, 11-6 (31m)

WO70
[1] Ann Manley (ENG) bt [4] Marilyn Kennedy (AUS) 11-5, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5 (29m)
[6] Margaret Hunt-Kemp (RSA) bt [2] Robyn Prentice (AUS) 11-4, 13-11, 11-7 (16m)

MO75
[5] Howard Armitage (CAN) bt [8] Michael Gough (USA) 11-4, 11-6, 11-5
[2] Gerald Poulton (CAN) bt [3] John Nelson (USA) 11-6, 11-8, 11-9 (17m)

WO75 ('round robin' match)
[5] Joyce Davenport (USA) bt [1] Jean Grainger (RSA) 11-8, 11-3, 11-13, 13-11 (25m)

MO80
[1] Lance Kinder (ENG) bt [4] Stanley Fanaroff (RSA) 11-7, 10-12, 11-7, 10-12, 11-4
[3] Edward Burlingame (USA) bt [2] Barry Gardiner (NZL) 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9

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WSF World Masters Championships Reach Semi-Finals

Quarter Final Results

After more than 750 players from a record 63 nations got the 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships underway in Virginia, USA, at the beginning of the week, the World Squash Federation event will reach the semi-finals stage today (Friday) as players do battle for places in the finals.

The 15th edition of the biennial championships - but the first to be held in the USA - is taking place at the McArthur Squash Center at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, with 19 men's and women's events in categories ranging from Over-35 to Over-80.

Australia leads the field with 16 semi-finalists, followed by England and South Africa with 11, hosts USA at 10 and Canada at six.

Most events have played out according to the seedings with three or four of the top seeds progressing to the semis. The biggest upset of the quarter-final round came in the men's O75 event, where American Michael Gough dispatched England's No.1 seed Adrian Wright 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 5-11, 11-4. The 79-year-old from Atlanta won the 2014 O75 title in Hong Kong and is seeking his second World Masters title in his fourth appearance.

The women's O75 title may be decided today when South Africa's Jean Grainger and Team USA's Joyce Davenport face each other at 9am EDT. Both players have a 3/0 record in the six-player round robin with one match remaining on Saturday.

Australia's five-time World Open champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald comfortably moved through to her anticipated place in the Women's O45 semi-finals. The WSF Vice-President [pictured above at the Opening Ceremony with (L to R) Dent Wilkens of US Squash and Tim Rose of the University of Virginia Foundation], who is seeded to win the title for a third successive time, faces Karen Meakins, from Barbados, for a place in the final.

The men's O75 semi-finals will stage a perennial U.S. nationals rivalry between Jay Nelson, who holds the U.S. record of twenty-nine masters titles, and Canadian Gerald Poulton. Nelson and Poulton have faced off eight times over the past decade, the last six of which were in U.S. National Singles finals. Poulton has won four of the past six match ups, including the 2018 U.S. 75+ final this spring. Nelson will be hoping to reach his first World Masters final in his tournament debut.

The women's O35 semi-finals field another first-time American participant in the form of Margaret Gerety. The 38-year-old heads the squash program at Squash on Fire in nearby Washington, DC. The former Harvard player upset Canada's Leah Boody in a five-game quarter-final, and faces England's top seed Lauren Briggs in Friday's semis.

"It's exciting to be here," said Gerety (pictured above in World Masters action). "There's so much depth and the level of play is really impressive-all the way up to the 80's. There's been a great energy and spirit from everyone this week. It's so nice to connect with both American and international players that I haven't seen in years and make new friends. It's such a great community."

RESULTS: World Masters Squash Championships, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Quarter-Finals:

MO35
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [8] Gavin Jones (USA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4
[5] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) bt [4] Clinton Leeuw (RSA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-0
[3] Wael El Hindi (USA) bt [6] Ben Garner (ENG) 11-6, 11-6, 11-4
[2] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [7] Gary Wheadon (RSA) 11-6, 11-9, 11-6

WO35
[1] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt Vanessa Steinwall (CAN) 11-1, 11-6, 11-1
[5] Margaret Gerety (USA) bt [4] Leah Boody (CAN) 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7
[6] Reka Burmeister (ENG) bt [3] Zhenzhen Wu (CHN) 11-13, 11-9, 11-6, 12-10
[2] Selina Sinclair (ENG) bt Sophie Joubarne (CAN) 11-2, 11-4, 11-2

MO40
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bt [8] Matt Bishop (CAN) 10-12, 11-2, 11-4, 11-4
[5] Craig Ruane (RSA) bt [4] Lazarus Chilufya (USA) 11-8, 4-11, 3-11, 11-7, 11-6
[3] Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) bt [11] Paul Allen (ENG) 11-9, 7-1 ret.
[15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) bt [10] Tatu Murronmaa (FIN) 11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7

WO40
[1] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt Karen Schultz (RSA) 11-6, 11-6, 11-2
[4] Samantha Herbert (RSA) bt Melanie Moore (NOR) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
[3] Jacqueline Ryder (RSA) bt [6] Wendy Maitland Jones (SCO) 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6
[2] Melissa Martin (AUS) bt [7] Anlen Murray (RSA) 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6

MO45
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt [8] Tim Garner (ENG) 11-3, 11-3, 11-8
[12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) bt Evan Mancer (CAN) 9-11, 11-7, 14-12, 11-3
[3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) bt [11] Nick Staunton (IRL) 11-7, 11-4, 11-5
[2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) bt Jose Manuel Elias (PER) 11-6, 12-10, 11-6

WO45
[1] Sarah Fitz-Gerald (AUS) bt [9] Melanie Kreisel (GER) 11-3, 11-3, 11-6
[4] Karen Meakins (BAR) bt [5] Nina Janisch (GER) 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
[3] Susan Davis (AUS) bt [6] Janet Byrnes (RSA) 11-9, 11-6, 12-10
[2] Rachel Calver (ENG) bt Kelly Wellings (ENG) 12-10, 11-5, 6-11, 4-11, 11-5

MO50
[1] Michael Tootill (RSA) bt [9] Carlos Mendes (POR) 11-9, 11-3, 11-5
[13] Sean Ryan (AUS) bt Aashish Kamat (USA) 11-6, 11-8, 11-3
[3] David Sly (CAN) bt [11] Richard Elliott (ENG) 11-8, 11-3, 11-7
[2] Hansi Wiens (GER) bt [7] Steve K Wren (CAN) 11-6, 11-4, 11-4

WO50
[1] Sarah Nelson (AUS) bt [8] Helen Barnard (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5
[5] Wendy Ansdell (ENG) bt Leslie Cameron (USA) 8-11, 11-6, 12-10, 16-14
[3] Hope Prockop (USA) bt [6] Julie Springer-Aass (CAN) 11-3, 11-8, 11-6
[15] Lauren Wagner (CAN) bt [7] Katrina Cross (AUS) 11-1, 11-3, 6-11, 11-7

MO55
[1] Willie Hosey (IRL) bt [8] Trevor Wilkinson (RSA) 4-11, 13-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [5] Dominic Hughes (USA) 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
[3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) bt [6] Eamonn Price (ENG) 12-10, 11-4, 11-9
[2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) bt [10] Mark Sealy (BAR) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9

WO55
[1] Susan Hillier (AUS) bt [9] Jackie Gregory (ENG) 11-5, 11-1, 11-4
[4] Sue Williams (AUS) bt [5] Julie Multamaki (CAN) 12-10, 11-4, 6-11, 11-9
[3] Mandy Akin (ENG) bt [6] Pippa Green (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9
[2] Fiona McLean (SCO) bt [7] Beth Fedorowich (USA) 11-5, 12-10, 11-5

MO60
[1] Geoffrey Davenport (Aus) bt Steven Baicker-McKee (Usa ) 11-2, 11-7, 11-7
[3/4] Pierr Roodt (Rsa) bt Jim Mobbs (Aus) 9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-2
Juan Mendez (Mex) bt [3/4] Udo Kahl (Ger) 11-7, 11-4, 11-9
[2] Jeremy Goulding (Eng) bt Sergio Orduna (Sui) 11-5, 12-10, 11-1

WO60
[1] Jill Campion (Eng) bt Diana Roper (Can) 11-4, 11-2, 11-4
Maureen Duke (Irl) bt Marisa Zavattaro (Aus) 10-12, 18-16, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8
Shirley Whitmore (Rsa) bt Jane Law (Eng) 11-2, 12-10, 11-9
[2] Karen Hume (Eng) bt [5/8] Lynne Davies (Wal) 11-7, 11-3, 11-3

MO65
[1] John Macrury (Cay) bt [5/8] Wayne Seebeck (Nzl) 11-4, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5
[3/4] Wayne Weatherhead (Can) bt Ian Smith (Can) 4-5, rtd
[5/8] Mario Raponi (Can) bt [3/4] Robert Jan Anjema (Ned) 11-6, 11-9, 11-5
John Carroll (Aus) bt [2] Ian Graham (Eng) 11-1, 11-9, 11-6

WO65
[1] Laura Ramsay (Can) bt Sue Wastie (Eng) 10-12, 11-2, 11-5, 11-2
Yvonne Trotter (Aus) bt Marjorie Barnett (Nzl) 11-5, 11-2, 11-3
[3/4] Gaye Mitchell (Aus) bt Denise Kyme (Ber) 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-6
[2] Faith Sinclair (Sco) bt Maureen Carroll (Sco) 8-11, 13-11, 19-17, 11-7

MO70
[1] Brian Cook (Aus) bt [5/8] Claudio Hassler (Sui) 11-4, 11-5, 11-5
[5/8] Aubrey Waddy (Eng) bt [3/4] Norbert Kornyei (Usa) 11-8, 11-4, 11-6
[3/4] Ian Ross (Sco) bt [5/8] Jack Halford (Eng) 11-5, 12-14, 11-2, 11-3
[5/8] Frikkie Bester (Rsa) bt [2] Barry Featherstone (Eng) 4-11, 11-8, 11-4, 14-16, 11-4

WO70
[1] Ann Manley (Eng) bt Sheena Worwood (Rsa) 11-7, 11-9, 11-3
[3/4] Marilyn Kennedy (Aus) bt Averil Murphy (Eng) 11-4, 15-13, 11-9
Margaret Hunt-Kemp (Rsa) bt [3/4] Bett Dryhurst (Eng) 4-11, 11-8, 11-9, 13-11
[2] Robyn Prentice (Aus) bt Christine McIntyre (Aus) 11-6, 11-5, 11-7

MO75
[5/8] Michael Gough (Usa) bt [1] Adrian Wright (Eng) 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 5-11, 11-4
[5/8] Howard Armitage (Can) bt [3/4] Desmond Sacco (Rsa) 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-2
[3/4] John Nelson (Usa) bt [5/8] Voon L Chan (Can) 11-5, 11-2, 11-3
[2] Gerald Poulton (Can) bt [5/8] Tom Slattery (Aus) 11-8, 11-5, 11-6

MO80
[1] Lance Kinder (Eng) bt John Prichard (Aus) 11-8, 11-8, 11-9
[3/4] Stanley Fanaroff (Rsa) bt Geoffrey Peppiatt (Usa) 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6
[3/4] Edward Burlingame (Usa) bt Robert Pirie (Usa) 11-3, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5
[2] Barry Gardiner (Nzl) bt Mike Barnard (Fra) 11-4, 11-4, 11-5

Watch the semi-finals live and follow live scores on www.wmsquash.com/live from 9am EDT.

 

Grainger Set To Provide Masters Gold For Hosts USA

Former world No.1 Natalie Grainger is set to provide the sole gold medal for the hosts of the 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships in Virginia, USA, next month according to the seedings revealed today by the World Squash Federation.

The 15th edition of the biennial championships - but the first to be held in the USA - will take place at the McArthur Squash Center at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville from 29 July to 4 August 2018.

802 athletes from a record 63 nations have entered the 19 men's and women's events in categories ranging from Over-35 to Over-80.

Grainger, who topped the world rankings in 2003, is favourite to lift the Women's Over-40 title. The UK-born and South Africa-raised 41-year-old is a two-time World Masters champion after prevailing in the Over-35 championship both in 2014 and 2016.

Natalie's mother Jean Grainger (pictured right during the 2014 championships with daughter Natalie and husband Chris) is also expected to triumph in Charlottesville. With four World Masters titles to her name between 1999 and 2014, the now 75-year-old from Johannesburg is seeded to win gold in the Women's Over-75 event.

Five-time world champion Sarah Fitz-Gerald leads the Australian charge in Virginia where she is seeded to win a third successive Women's Over-45 title.

Top 2018 World Masters seeds:
Men's Over 35: 1 Laurens Jan Anjema (NED), 2 Alister Walker (BOT), 3/4 Wael El Hindi (EGY), Clinton Leeuw (RSA)
Men's Over 40: 1 Liam Kenny (IRL), 2 Mick Biggs (ENG), 3/4 Lazarus Chilufya (USA), Patrick Chifunda (ZAM)
Men's Over 45: 1 Nick Taylor (JEY), 2 Zuko Kubukeli (RSA), 3/4 Christian Borgvall (SWE), Adrian Hansen (RSA)
Men's Over 50: 1 Michael Tootill (RSA), 2 Chris Walker (ENG), 3/4 Hansi Wiens (GER), David Sly (CAN)
Men's Over 55: 1 Willie Hosey (IRL), 2 Fredrik Johnson (SWE), 3/4 Peter Gilbee (AUS), Brett Martin (AUS)
Men's Over 60: 1 Geoffrey Davenport (AUS), 2 Jeremy Goulding (ENG), 3/4 Udo Kahl (GER), Pierr Roodt (RSA)
Men's Over 65: 1 John Macrury (CAY), 2 Ian Graham (ENG), 3/4 Robert Jan Anjema (NED), Wayne Weatherhead (CAN)
Men's Over 70: 1 Brian Cook (AUS), 2 Barry Featherstone (ENG), 3/4 Norbert Kornyei (USA), Ian Ross (SCO)
Men's Over 75: 1 Adrian Wright (ENG), 2 Gerald Poulton (CAN), 3/4 John Nelson (USA), Desmond Sacco (RSA)
Men's Over 80: 1 Lance Kinder (ENG), 2 Barry Gardiner (NZL), 3/4 Edward Burlingame (USA), Stanley Fanaroff (RSA)

Women's Over 35: 1 Lauren Briggs (ENG), 2 Selina Sinclair (ENG), 3/4 Leah Boody (CAN), Zhenzhen Wu (CHN)
Women's Over 40: Natalie Grainger (USA), 2 Melissa Martin (AUS), 3/4 Samantha Herbert (RSA), Jacqueline Ryder (RSA)
Women's Over 45: 1 Sarah Fitz-Gerald (AUS), 2 Rachel Calver (ENG), 3/4 Shayne Baillie (ENG), Susan Davis (AUS)
Women's Over 50: 1 Sarah Nelson (AUS), 2 Andrea Santamaria (ENG), 3/4 Hope Prockop (USA), Karen Webb (ZIM)
Women's Over 55: 1 Susan Hillier (AUS), 2 Fiona McLean (SCO), 3/4 Mandy Akin (ENG), Sue Williams (AUS)
Women's Over 60: 1 Jill Campion (ENG), 2 Karen Hume (ENG), 3/ 4 Carole Grunberg (USA), Shirley Whitmore (RSA)
Women's Over 65: 1 Laura Ramsay (CAN) 2 Faith Sinclair (SCO), 3/4 Gaye Mitchell (AUS), Gail White (USA)
Women's Over 70: 1 Ann Manley (ENG), 2 Robyn Prentice (CAN), 3/4 Bett Dryhurst (ENG), Marilyn Kennedy (AUS)
Women's Over 75: 1 Jean Grainger (RSA), 2 Barbara Sanderson (IRL), 3/4 Alma Cave (RSA), Joan
Witton (ENG)
Men's Over 35 Event

Final:
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [2] Alister Walker (BOT) 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-2

Third place play-off:
[5] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) bt [3] Wael El Hindi (USA) 11-3, 11-8, 11-2

Semi-finals:
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [5] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) 11-6, 11-0, 11-4 (34m)
[2] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [3] Wael El Hindi (USA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-4 (36m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [8] Gavin Jones (USA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-4
[5] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) bt [4] Clinton Leeuw (RSA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-0
[3] Wael El Hindi (USA) bt [6] Ben Garner (ENG) 11-6, 11-6, 11-4
[2] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [7] Gary Wheadon (RSA) 11-6, 11-9, 11-6

3rd round:
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [16] Rene Mijs (NED) 11-8, 11-6, 11-6
[8] Gavin Jones (USA) bt Tertius Raubenheimer (USA) 11-7, 6-11, 11-4, 11-2
[5] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) bt [12] Julian Wollny (GER) 11-4, 11-2, 11-3
[4] Clinton Leeuw (RSA) bt [13] Daniel Lagewaard (NED) 11-6, 11-1, 11-9
[3] Wael El Hindi (USA) bt Karamatullah Khan (PAK) 11-3, 11-3, 11-7
[6] Ben Garner (ENG) bt [11] Dave Barnett (ENG) 11-8, 11-7, 12-10
[7] Gary Wheadon (RSA) bt [10] Colin Ramasra (TRI) 11-1, 11-5, 11-2
[2] Alister Walker (BOT) bt Phil Wilkins (WAL) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4

2nd round:
[1] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt Assem Salem (USA) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3
[16] Rene Mijs (NED) bt Shahid Khan (ENG) 15-17, 11-2, 11-7, 11-6
Tertius Raubenheimer (USA) bt [9] Wayne Christensen (AUS) 12-10, 11-4, 11-5
[8] Gavin Jones (USA) bt Kevin Knox (IRL) 11-7, 11-2, 11-6
[5] Alejandro Garbi Caro (ESP) bt Justin Mather (CAN) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4
[12] Julian Wollny (GER) bt Guillermo Tantera (ARG) 11-2, 11-1, 11-2
[13] Daniel Lagewaard (NED) bt Dennett Wilkens (USA) 11-2, 11-9, 7-11, 11-6
[4] Clinton Leeuw (RSA) bt Steven Bukenberger (GER) 11-3, 11-1, 11-2
[3] Wael El Hindi (USA) bt Andrew Breen (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6
Karamatullah Khan (PAK) bt [14] Joe Russell (USA) 17-15, 11-8, 12-10
[11] Dave Barnett (ENG) bt Phil Louw (RSA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-8
[6] Ben Garner (ENG) bt Anuroop Talwa (IND) 11-4, 11-0, 11-4
[7] Gary Wheadon (RSA) bt Daren Ramsey (ENG) 11-4, 11-1, 11-6
[10] Colin Ramasra (TRI) bt Keln Huang (CAN) 11-3, 13-11, 11-7
Phil Wilkins (WAL) bt [15] Nicolas Bigaignon (CAN) 11-9, 11-9, 11-4
[2] Alister Walker (BOT) bt Alvaro Collet (USA) 11-1, 11-4, 11-1

1st round:
Assem Salem (USA) bt Kevin Singerman (USA) 11-6, 8-11, 11-2, 11-4
Justin Mather (CAN) bt Pieter van Zyl (RSA) 11-4, 11-4, 11-2
Steven Bukenberger (GER) bt Regan Pollard (GUY) 11-5, 11-3, 11-6
Andrew Breen (ENG) bt Adil Ilyas (USA) 11-5, 11-3, 11-5
Anuroop Talwa (IND) bt Dave McDaniel (USA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-6
Daren Ramsey (ENG) bt Salman Rafique (PAK) 11-7, 11-8, 15-13
Alvaro Collet (USA) bt Russell Adams (RSA) 11-3, 11-3, 11-3

Women's Over 35 Event

Final:
[1] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt [2] Selina Sinclair (ENG) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4

Third place play-off:
[6] Reka Burmeister (ENG) bt [5] Margaret Gerety (USA) w/o

Semi-finals:
[1] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt [5] Margaret Gerety (USA) 11-5, 11-1, 11-1
[2] Selina Sinclair (ENG) bt [6] Reka Burmeister (ENG) 11-8, 11-5, 11-3

Quarter-finals:
[1] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bt Vanessa Steinwall (CAN) 11-1, 11-6, 11-1
[5] Margaret Gerety (USA) bt [4] Leah Boody (CAN) 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7
[6] Reka Burmeister (ENG) bt [3] Zhenzhen Wu (CHN) 11-13, 11-9, 11-6, 12-10
[2] Selina Sinclair (ENG) bt Sophie Joubarne (CAN) 11-2, 11-4, 11-2

1st round:
[1] Lauren Briggs (ENG) bye
Vanessa Steinwall (CAN) bt [8] Prescilla Roos (NED) 11-7, 11-3, 11-2
[5] Margaret Gerety (USA) bye
[4] Leah Boody (CAN) bye
[3] Zhenzhen Wu (CHN) bye
[6] Reka Burmeister (ENG) bt Marion Bezdek (GER) 11-3, 11-2, 11-1
Sophie Joubarne (CAN) bt [7] Lilianna White (BAR) 11-9, 11-8, 11-7
[2] Selina Sinclair (ENG) bye

 

Men's Over 40 Event

Final:
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bt [3] Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) 11-7, 11-4, 11-4

Third place play-off:
[5] Craig Ruane (RSA) bt [15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) 10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 11-2

Semi-finals:
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bt [5] Craig Ruane (RSA) 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 (27m)
[3] Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) bt [15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) 11-3, 13-11, 11-5 (25m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bt [8] Matt Bishop (CAN) 10-12, 11-2, 11-4, 11-4
[5] Craig Ruane (RSA) bt [4] Lazarus Chilufya (USA) 11-8, 4-11, 3-11, 11-7, 11-6
[3] Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) bt [11] Paul Allen (ENG) 11-9, 7-1 ret.
[15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) bt [10] Tatu Murronmaa (FIN) 11-7, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7

3rd round:
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bt [16] Muhammad Faheem Khan (UAE) 11-3, 11-3, 11-4
[8] Matt Bishop (CAN) bt [9] Al Preston (NZL) 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9
[5] Craig Ruane (RSA) bt [12] Jonathan Gallacher (ENG) 11-6, 11-7, 11-5
[4] Lazarus Chilufya (USA) bt [13] Shai Ingber (USA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-8
[3] Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) bt Marcelo Novoa (BRA) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6
[11] Paul Allen (ENG) bt [6] Tim Wyant (USA) 11-9, 2-11, 11-2, 11-7
[10] Tatu Murronmaa (FIN) bt Michael Monen (USA) 11-0, 11-2, 11-3
[15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) bt [2] Mick Biggs (ENG) 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 1-11, 11-3

2nd round:
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bt Thomas Mathew (USA) 11-4, 11-1, 11-2
[16] Muhammad Faheem Khan (UAE) bt Vít Barnáš (CZE) 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10
[9] Al Preston (NZL) bt Shopon Pervez (BAN) 11-5, 11-2, 11-4
[8] Matt Bishop (CAN) bt Ivan Jančička (SVK) 11-2, 11-2, 11-2
[5] Craig Ruane (RSA) bt Willie Gaynor (USA) 11-6, 11-2, 11-4
[12] Jonathan Gallacher (ENG) bt Pierre Bastien (USA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
[13] Shai Ingber (USA) bt Marco Antonio Chavez (MEX) 11-4, 11-7, 11-4
[4] Lazarus Chilufya (USA) bt Federico Schutt (ARG) 11-6, 11-3, 11-0
[3] Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) bt Bruce Macmillan (RSA) 11-4, 11-1, 11-3
Marcelo Novoa (BRA) bt [14] Edward Gross (USA) w/o
[11] Paul Allen (ENG) bt Balazs Kovary (USA) w/o
[6] Tim Wyant (USA) bt Jonathan Hope (ENG) 11-6, 11-9, 11-7
Michael Monen (USA) bt [7] Mark O'Hare (RSA) w/o
[10] Tatu Murronmaa (FIN) bt Charles Greenhut (USA) 11-2, 11-7, 11-0
[15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) bt Andre Botha (NAM) 11-3, 11-6, 11-4
[2] Mick Biggs (ENG) bt Aman Singh (IND) 11-4, 11-3, 11-9

1st round:
[1] Liam Kenny (IRL) bye
Thomas Mathew (USA) bt Abdul Basit (Snr) (PAK) 11-1, 11-5, 11-1
Vít Barnáš (CZE) bt Eddie Cannon (USA) 11-1, 11-1, 11-3
[16] Muhammad Faheem Khan (UAE) bt Adriaan Michau Basson (NAM) 11-9, 12-10, 14-12
[9] Al Preston (NZL) bye
Shopon Pervez (BAN) bt Jonathan Cornish (USA) 11-8, 11-9, 12-10
Ivan Jančička (SVK) bt Allen McKee Dodd (USA) 11-4, 11-5, 11-2
[8] Matt Bishop (CAN) bye
[5] Craig Ruane (RSA) bye
Willie Gaynor (USA) bt Phil Cullinane (ENG) 9-11, 11-6, 12-10, 7-11, 11-9
Pierre Bastien (USA) bt Christopher Photis (AUS) 11-6, 11-7, 11-2
[12] Jonathan Gallacher (ENG) bye
[13] Shai Ingber (USA) bye
Marco Antonio Chavez (MEX) bt John Alamanos (AUS) 11-6, 11-7, 11-7
Federico Schutt (ARG) bt Don Benn (BAR) 11-6, 11-8, 11-6
[4] Lazarus Chilufya (USA) bye
[3] Patrick Chifunda (ZAM) bye
Bruce Macmillan (RSA) bt Muhammad Sadiq (USA) w/o
Marcelo Novoa (BRA) bt Haitham Algrain (USA) w/o
[14] Edward Gross (USA) bye
[11] Paul Allen (ENG) bye
Balazs Kovary (USA) bt Yashasvi Yadav (IND) w/o
Jonathan Hope (ENG) bt Alexander Ugolini (SUI) 11-0, 11-2, 11-2
[6] Tim Wyant (USA) bye
[7] Mark O'Hare (RSA) bye
Michael Monen (USA) bt George Kastendike (USA) 11-3, 11-6, 11-5
Charles Greenhut (USA) bt Yoichi Kamakura (JPN) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
[10] Tatu Murronmaa (FIN) bye
[15] Wai Chung Wong (HKG) bt Federico Mecklenburg (PER) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
Andre Botha (NAM) bt Tim Hayes (USA) 11-3, 11-5, 11-8
Aman Singh (IND) bt Prashan Thiagarajah (USA) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
[2] Mick Biggs (ENG) bye
 

Women's Over 40 Event

Final:
[1] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt [2] Melissa Martin (AUS) 9-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-4

Third place play-off:
[4] Samantha Herbert (RSA) bt [3] Jacqueline Ryder (RSA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9

Semi-finals:
[1] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt [4] Samantha Herbert (RSA) 11-4, 11-3, 11-0 (18m)
[2] Melissa Martin (AUS) bt [3] Jacqueline Ryder (RSA) 11-6, 11-2, 11-9 (18m))

Quarter-finals:
[1] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt Karen Schultz (RSA) 11-6, 11-6, 11-2
[4] Samantha Herbert (RSA) bt Melanie Moore (NOR) 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
[3] Jacqueline Ryder (RSA) bt [6] Wendy Maitland Jones (SCO) 7-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6
[2] Melissa Martin (AUS) bt [7] Anlen Murray (RSA) 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6

2nd round:
[1] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt Stefanie Leiber (GER) Score unknown
[8] Keeley Johnson (ENG) v Karen Schultz (RSA)
[5] Lieke Bootsma (NED) v Melanie Moore (NOR)
[4] Samantha Herbert (RSA) v Kathy Hoy (RSA)
[3] Jacqueline Ryder (RSA) v Dana Leven (USA)
[6] Wendy Maitland Jones (SCO) v Barbara Vintcent (RSA)
[7] Anlen Murray (RSA) v Anita Pocsaji (HUN)
[2] Melissa Martin (AUS) v Lulu Chou (USA)

1st round:
Stefanie Leiber (GER) bt Belina Koekemoer (NAM) 11-5, 11-9, 11-1
Lulu Chou (USA) bt Jill Sladen-Pilon (CAN) 11-7, 3-11, 11-6, 11-5
 

Men's Over 45 Event

Final:
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt [2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) 11-2, 11-6, 11-4

Third place play-off:
[3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) bt [12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) 11-9, 11-4, 5-11, 11-9

Semi-finals:
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt [12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (27m)
[2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) bt [3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) 11-7, 5-11, 12-10, 11-7 (46m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt [8] Tim Garner (ENG) 11-3, 11-3, 11-8
[12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) bt Evan Mancer (CAN) 9-11, 11-7, 14-12, 11-3
[3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) bt [11] Nick Staunton (IRL) 11-7, 11-4, 11-5
[2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) bt Jose Manuel Elias (PER) 11-6, 12-10, 11-6

4th round:
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt [16] Pete Goodings (ENG) 11-5, 11-3, 11-9
[8] Tim Garner (ENG) bt [9] John Musto (USA) 11-7, 11-7, 11-3
[12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) bt [5] Jesus Souto Iglesias (ESP) 7-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
Evan Mancer (CAN) bt [4] Christian Borgvall (SWE) 11-6, 1-11, 11-7, 11-5
[3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) bt [14] Bruce Marrison (CAN) 11-3, 11-5, 11-4
[11] Nick Staunton (IRL) bt [6] Daniel Sharplin (NZL) 12-14, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9
Jose Manuel Elias (PER) bt [7] Richard Chin (USA) 11-6, 6-11, 11-8, 7-11, 17-15
[2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) bt [15] Julian Wellings (ENG) 11-8, 11-4, 11-64th round:
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) v [16] Pete Goodings (ENG)
[8] Tim Garner (ENG) v [9] John Musto (USA)
[5] Jesus Souto Iglesias (ESP) v [12] Galen le Cheminant (USA)
[4] Christian Borgvall (SWE) v Evan Mancer (CAN)
[3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) v [14] Bruce Marrison (CAN)
[6] Daniel Sharplin (NZL) v [11] Nick Staunton (IRL)
[7] Richard Chin (USA) v Jose Manuel Elias (PER)
[2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) v [15] Julian Wellings (ENG)

3rd round:
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt Adil Fakier (RSA) 11-3, 11-0, 11-3
[16] Pete Goodings (ENG) bt Peter Buchan (SCO) 11-8, 12-10, 5-11, 11-5
[9] John Musto (USA) bt Nicolas Barbeau (FRA) 9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-6
[8] Tim Garner (ENG) bt Fabio Cabral (BRA) 11-5, 11-5, 11-1
[5] Jesus Souto Iglesias (ESP) bt Claudio D'Angelo (ITA) 12-10, 11-9, 11-4
[12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) bt Damian Walker (USA) 11-6, 11-2, 11-9
Evan Mancer (CAN) bt [13] Lee Scott (ENG) 9-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7
[4] Christian Borgvall (SWE) bt Samy Farrag (GER) 11-4, 11-7, 11-7
[3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) bt Rahul Nayar (USA) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5
[14] Bruce Marrison (CAN) bt Petteri Tiitinen (FIN) 12-10, 11-6, 11-5
[11] Nick Staunton (IRL) bt Brian Jack (USA) 11-9, 11-4, 11-9
[6] Daniel Sharplin (NZL) bt Francis Odeh (USA) 11-2, 11-6, 11-7
[7] Richard Chin (USA) bt Matthew Stephenson (ENG) 10-12, 11-4, 11-3, 11-5
Jose Manuel Elias (PER) bt [10] Stephen Cooke (NED) 2-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7
[15] Julian Wellings (ENG) bt Javier Gonzalvez (ESP) 11-7, 11-9, 11-6
[2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) bt Matt Wren (NZL) 11-0, 11-4, 11-4

2nd round:
[1] Nick Taylor (ENG) bt Christopher Burns (USA) 11-4, 11-2, 11-1
Adil Fakier (RSA) bt Martin O'Neill (IRL) w/o
Peter Buchan (SCO) bt Jaffray Woodriff (USA) 11-7, 11-8, 11-1
[16] Pete Goodings (ENG) bt Stephane Lussier (CAN) 11-9, 11-6, 11-7
[9] John Musto (USA) bt S M Zamil Hossain (BAN) 11-2, 11-2, 11-1
Nicolas Barbeau (FRA) bt Matthew Gardiner (NZL) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7
Fabio Cabral (BRA) bt Najam Alavi (USA) 11-2, 11-7, 11-1
[8] Tim Garner (ENG) bt Viano Oghenekevwe (CAN) 11-2, 11-4, 11-3
[5] Jesus Souto Iglesias (ESP) bt Scott Hay (SCO) 11-3, 11-7, 11-2
Claudio D'Angelo (ITA) bt Viroo Sood (IND) 11-2, 11-7, 11-7
Damian Walker (USA) bt Peter Pirtheesingh (TRI) 11-4, 11-8, 11-5
[12] Galen le Cheminant (USA) bt David McIntyre (AUS) Score unknown
[13] Lee Scott (ENG) bt Wibe Wagemans (NED) 11-3, 11-9, 11-7
Evan Mancer (CAN) bt Julian Conder (NZL) 11-5, 11-13, 11-4, 11-8
Samy Farrag (GER) bt Shad Todd (USA) 11-1, 11-3, 11-2
[4] Christian Borgvall (SWE) bt Mustafa Habib (PAK) 11-3, 11-5, 12-10
[3] Adrian Hansen (RSA) bt Leigh O'Connell (AUS) 11-8, 11-8, 11-1
Rahul Nayar (USA) bt Tomasz Banasiak (POL) 11-1, 11-6, 11-1
Petteri Tiitinen (FIN) bt Imad Khafaji (IRQ) 11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8
[14] Bruce Marrison (CAN) bt Steve Morid (GER) 11-4, 11-3, 11-5
[11] Nick Staunton (IRL) bt Sunil Desai (USA) 10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9
Brian Jack (USA) bt Jai Asundi (IND) 11-8, 10-12, 11-4, 11-0
Francis Odeh (USA) bt Douglas Koekemoer (NAM) 11-4, 11-8, 11-8
[6] Daniel Sharplin (NZL) bt Patrick Bezdek (GER) 11-3, 11-8, 11-5
[7] Richard Chin (USA) bt Solomon Luke (USA) 11-5, 11-2, 11-4
Matthew Stephenson (ENG) bt Peter Cooper (CAN) 11-4, 14-12, 11-3
Jose Manuel Elias (PER) bt Dhammika Wijesundara (SRI) 11-2, 11-1, 11-3
[10] Stephen Cooke (NED) bt Michael Mackenzie (TRI) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
[15] Julian Wellings (ENG) bt Kevin Klipstein (USA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3
Javier Gonzalvez (ESP) bt Jahangir Naseem (USA) 11-6, 14-12, 11-13, 5-0
Matt Wren (NZL) bt Philipp Hecker (GER) 11-9, 11-2, 11-5
[2] Zuko Kubukeli (RSA) bt Sandeep Gill (USA) 11-6, 11-8, 11-9


Women's Over 45 Event

Final:
[1] Sarah Fitz-Gerald (AUS) bt [3] Susan Davis (AUS) 11-5, 11-4, 11-3

Third place play-off:
[4] Karen Meakins (BAR) bt [2] Rachel Calver (ENG) 11-9, 11-1, 11-7

Semi-finals:
[1] Sarah Fitz-Gerald (AUS) bt [4] Karen Meakins (BAR) 11-9, 11-3, 11-2 (15m)
[3] Susan Davis (AUS) bt [2] Rachel Calver (ENG) 11-7, 7-11, 11-2, 12-10 (26m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Sarah Fitz-Gerald (AUS) bt [9] Melanie Kreisel (GER) 11-3, 11-3, 11-6
[4] Karen Meakins (BAR) bt [5] Nina Janisch (GER) 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
[3] Susan Davis (AUS) bt [6] Janet Byrnes (RSA) 11-9, 11-6, 12-10
[2] Rachel Calver (ENG) bt Kelly Wellings (ENG) 12-10, 11-5, 6-11, 4-11, 11-5
 

Men's Over 50 Event

Final:
[1] Michael Tootill (RSA) bt [2] Hansi Wiens (GER) 12-14, 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-9

Third place play-off:
[3] David Sly (CAN) bt [13] Sean Ryan (AUS) 11-8, 11-9, 11-9

Semi-finals:
[1] Michael Tootill (RSA) bt [13] Sean Ryan (AUS) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 (22m)
[2] Hansi Wiens (GER) bt [3] David Sly (CAN) 11-8, 11-5, 11-3 (17m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Michael Tootill (RSA) bt [9] Carlos Mendes (POR) 11-9, 11-3, 11-5
[13] Sean Ryan (AUS) bt Aashish Kamat (USA) 11-6, 11-8, 11-3
[3] David Sly (CAN) bt [11] Richard Elliott (ENG) 11-8, 11-3, 11-7
[2] Hansi Wiens (GER) bt [7] Steve K Wren (CAN) 11-6, 11-4, 11-4

Women's Over 50  Event

Final:
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) 11-7, 12-10, 11-3

Third place play-off:
[2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) bt [1] Willie Hosey (IRL) 11-5, 12-10, 11-6

Semi-finals:
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [1] Willie Hosey (IRL) 11-9, 11-2, 11-9 (20m)
[3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) bt [2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) 13-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-8 (31m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Willie Hosey (IRL) bt [8] Trevor Wilkinson (RSA) 4-11, 13-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [5] Dominic Hughes (USA) 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
[3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) bt [6] Eamonn Price (ENG) 12-10, 11-4, 11-9
[2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) bt [10] Mark Sealy (BAR) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9
 

Men's Over 55 Event

Final:
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) 11-7, 12-10, 11-3

Third place play-off:
[2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) bt [1] Willie Hosey (IRL) 11-5, 12-10, 11-6

Semi-finals:
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [1] Willie Hosey (IRL) 11-9, 11-2, 11-9 (20m)
[3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) bt [2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) 13-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-8 (31m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Willie Hosey (IRL) bt [8] Trevor Wilkinson (RSA) 4-11, 13-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5
[4] Brett Martin (AUS) bt [5] Dominic Hughes (USA) 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
[3] Peter Gilbee (AUS) bt [6] Eamonn Price (ENG) 12-10, 11-4, 11-9
[2] Fredrik Johnson (SWE) bt [10] Mark Sealy (BAR) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9

Women's Over 55  Event

Final:
[1] Susan Hillier (AUS) bt [3] Mandy Akin (ENG) 11-7, 11-5, 11-4

Third place play-off:
[2] Fiona McLean (SCO) bt [4] Sue Williams (AUS) 9-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7

Semi-finals:
[1] Susan Hillier (AUS) bt [4] Sue Williams (AUS) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5 (19m)
[3] Mandy Akin (ENG) bt [2] Fiona McLean (SCO) 11-6, 10-12, 11-2, 11-9 (26m)

Quarter-finals:
[1] Susan Hillier (AUS) bt [9] Jackie Gregory (ENG) 11-5, 11-1, 11-4
[4] Sue Williams (AUS) bt [5] Julie Multamaki (CAN) 12-10, 11-4, 6-11, 11-9
[3] Mandy Akin (ENG) bt [6] Pippa Green (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 11-9
[2] Fiona McLean (SCO) bt [7] Beth Fedorowich (USA) 11-5, 12-10, 11-5
 

Men's Over 60 Event

Final
[1] Geoffrey Davenport (AUS) bt Juan Mendez (MEX) 11-5, 11-5, 11-2

Third place play-off:
[4] Pierr Roodt (RSA) bt [2] Jeremy Goulding (ENG) 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9
 

Women's Over 60 Event

Final
[1] Jill Campion (ENG) bt [2] Karen Hume (ENG) 5-11, 12-10, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5

Third place play-off:
Shirley Whitmore (RSA) bt Maureen Duke (IRL) 11-6, 11-2, 11-5
 

Men's Over 65 Event

Final
[1] John Macrury (CAY) bt [6] Mario Raponi (CAN) 11-2, 11-6, 11-6

Third place play-off:
[10] John Carroll (AUS) bt [4] Wayne Weatherhead (CAN) 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7

Women's Over 65 Event

Final
[3] Gaye Mitchell (AUS) bt [1] Laura Ramsay (CAN) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7

Third place play-off:
Yvonne Trotter (AUS) bt [2] Faith Sinclair (SCO) 11-4, 11-7, 7-11, 12-14, 11-6
 

Men's Over 70 Event

Final
[1] Brian Cook (AUS) bt [3] Ian Ross (SCO) 11-1, 7-11, 7-11, 11-6, 12-10

Third place play-off:
[7] Frikkie Bester (RSA) bt [5] Aubrey Waddy (ENG) 11-7, 9-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-2
Women's Over 70 Event

Final
[1] Ann Manley (ENG) bt [6] Margaret Hunt-Kemp (RSA) 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6

Third place play-off:
[4] Marilyn Kennedy (AUS) bt [2] Robyn Prentice (AUS) 11-4, 6-11, 6-11, 13-11, 11-5
 

Men's Over 75  Event

Final
[5] Howard Armitage (CAN) bt [2] Gerald Poulton (CAN) 7-11, 11-5, 9-11, 15-13, 11-8

Third place play-off:
[8] Michael Gough (USA) bt [3] John Nelson (USA) 10-12, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-8

Women's Over 75 Event

Final
[5] Joyce Davenport (USA); Runner-up [1] Jean Grainger (RSA)
 

Men's Over 80 Event

Final
[1] Lance Kinder (Eng) bt John Prichard (Aus) 11-8, 11-8, 11-9
[3/4]
Stanley Fanaroff (Rsa) bt Geoffrey Peppiatt (Usa) 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6
[3/4]
Edward Burlingame (Usa) bt Robert Pirie (Usa) 11-3, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5
[2]
Barry Gardiner (Nzl) bt Mike Barnard (Fra) 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
 

 

 

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