NEWCASTLE OPEN 2009.
Northern hosted the first Newcastle Open over the weekend 14th/15th of February. Northerns head coach Richard Vitty organised the event which had 120 entries over 7 events. There were many Northumbrians in the draws and they featured well in all draws.
Sam Ward had a major breakthrough by winning the girls under 17 event. She has worked very hard to improve over the last year and her reward came when she beat number 1 seed Helen Dowson 3-1 in the final in a high quality match.
Dan Wareing was another Northumbrian winner when he beat number 1 seed Joe Dale in the final of the U13’s.He played very well and the win was never in doubt but he had been taken to 5 games in the semi-final earlier in the day.
Lucy Beecroft won the all Northumbria final when she beat Maria Bainbridge 3-1. Lucy’s attacking game was too much for Maria despite fighting back to win the 3rd game.
Charlotte Cooper also was victorious when she won the U13 girls event. Cooper was number 1 seed and was clinical in winning all her matches 3-0 and taking the title beating Stephanie Howes in the final..
B17 – ROBERT HARRISON bt DAVID GARDNER 3-0
plate – LUKE ADAIR bt JOEL BIRCH-MACHIN 3-0
G17 – SAM WARD bt HELEN DOWSON 3-1
plate – RACHAEL KENNON bt CATHERINE DE-KIEWIET 3-0
B15 – ED FAIRHURST bt LUKE MABBUTT 3-1
plate – MARTYN HOPE bt JOSH ASKEW 3-0
G15 – LUCY BEECROFT bt MARIA BAINBRIDGE 3-1
B13 – DAN WAREING bt JOE DALE 3-0
G13 – CHARLOTTE COOPER bt STEPHANIE HOWES 3-0
U11 – OLIVER WALLS bt JAMIE TODD 2-0