Tony Squash Doubles - Essex, April 2013

Sunday 14th April 2013 saw the inaugural running of the TonySquash Doubles competition at Club Kingswood in Basildon. Two events were held - an ‘A’ grade and a ‘Mixed’ event and with over 30 participants there were plenty of matches to get through on the day and many of those matches were hotly contested.

After some very hard fought group matches the A grade finals boiled down to doubles stalwarts & father and son team Robin & Dan Soar, Pete Goodings & Steve Daniels and Scott Legg & Mike Bagguley. The eventual winners of the A event were Scott & Mike, eventually overcoming the remarkable retrieving of Dan Soar and the patience of dad Robin, sneaking it 15-13, 15-13.

In the Mixed event, Dan Soar again figured in the latter stages with is partner Vicky Coates, but this time he just run out of ideas/luck as Pete Goodings & Phillipa Neller managed to keep their heads to run out eventual winners by 2 games to 1.

3 juniors from Club Kingswood also took part and the youngest at 9 years old was Oliver Green, who was awarded player of the tournament by the Organisers and Sponsor.

All participants had an excellent day and all prizes were provided by sponsor Tony Gay. Tony was so pleased with the event he has already confirmed the venue for next years’ competition.

Many thanks go to Club Kingswood for hosting the event, for Tony Gay for sponsoring the event and for the players and supporters on the day - all without whom this event wouldn’t be possible.

Pete Goodings
Head Coach
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