Tom Bamford is York Open champion

Stillington player Tom Bamford is the new York Open champion, winning a long encounter with Ed Shannon (York University and Wigginton) 3-2 (6/9 4/9 9/0 9/7 9/3). The game was of the highest quality and Ed looked in control at 2 games up. However, Tom’s better fitness started to show and he won the third easily. The match looked to be Ed’s at 7-2 up in the fourth but, despite having 7 serves at that score, Ed couldn’t turn the winning rallies into points. Tom looked the much stronger of the pair in the last and was a deserving winner in the end.

In the Vets, Matthew Stephenson (Dunnington) beat James Rollinson (Railway Institute) 3-0.

Tom Howell of Stillington won the plate from club-compatriot Anthony Baines.

For the first time in many years, the ladies final was held on the same evening. Nicky Horn (York) convincingly beat Nat Cain (David Lloyd) 3-0.

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