It’s finals day at the Northumbria County Closed where 8 finals are waiting to be played this evening.
The Mens A
There will see a repeat of last years final with the top two seeds, Dave Barnett and Liam Gutcher going head to head for the title. Dave faced 3/4 seed Matt Hardy in his semi final where he won a well fought match 3-0. Liam had a tough game against the other 3/4 seed Paul Lord who kept going until the very end, Gutcher however came through to win 3-1 and set up the county final going to seedings.
In the first semi final 3/4 seed Maria Bainbridge nearly caused a huge upset against top seed Sam Ward where she came back from 2-0 down to 2-2 and 9/4 and then 10/9 match ball up. Ward however pulled through to scrape a win 12/10 and secure her place in the final for the 4th time in a row. In the second semi final Tynemouth’s Hannah Cliff defeated Emma Gregson 3-1 to beat her seeding and reach her 1st county final.
The first semi final saw Sean Millington put out second seed Michael Mattimore with a 3-0 win, he will now play top seed Alex Robertson, who beat Stuart Proctor in his semi final 3-0, the final begins at 6pm.
The final is set to be a good one with the top seeds Glenn Ward and Russell Hunter both through with 3-1 wins in their semi finals.
Tonight’s final will be a tight one between top seed Louise Robertson and Dawn Ward. They both had very tight semi finals where Louise won 15/13 in the fifth against Gill Millington and Dawn beat Nicky Dobson 16/14 in the fifth.
The final is between Andy Purdy and Chris Hull.
This final will be the battle of the brothers as Max and Angus Forster take on each other.
Finals start at 4:30 and run through to 7:30, followed by the presentation.
We look forward to seeing you all there!!