York & District Veterans & Vintage Championships
The York and District Veterans (o-40) and Vintage (o-50) were held at Wigginton Squash Rackets Club between Sun 19th & Fri 24th November. There was a disappointing entry in both competitions but that did not detract from the squash played. Both competitions were played in an excellent spirit, with a great attitude on court which is always great to see. Players came from Wigginton, York RI , York, Stillington, David Lloyd & Pocklington.
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To the finals night….despite having 12 (some dual members) out of 16 entrants Wiggy came away with two plate final wins and left the titles to go to David Lloyd & Pocklington players.
The Over 40’s Veterans plate was between Wiggy third team players Nick Clifford and Chris Codrai, there was no mercy shown despite a knackered knee as Chris put away Nick 3-0 against the team seeding……!
The Over 50’s – Vintage Plate was again two Wiggy team players Dave Bullivant & Mike Goryl but this time team nominations held true as Mike beat Dave 3-1.
The Y & D Vintage Champion 2017 is Alastair Dick of Pocklington who beat Wiggy’s Rob Cooper 3-0. Rob was getting into the match in the 3rd game as Alastair was beginning to “puff” a little but he held on to win. Alastair has had a season out of squash with an injury believing he would never play again , so it is nice to see him regaining his fitness and back on court playing. Congratulations.
The Y & D Veterans Champion is James Rollinson of David lloyd, despite being run close by Adam Smith (3-2) in round 2 then Mark Thomas (3-1) in the semi he beat Wiggintons Angus Clapham 3-0 in the final. Angus who ran a few miles on court, made too many mistakes to make the match go past 3 games, which a “Point a Rally” to 11 match cannot forgive. Congratulations James.
Chris Codrai & Nick Clifford : Mike Goryl & Dave Bullivant
Alastair Dick & Rob Cooper : James Rollinson & Angus Clapham