Yesterday our Men’s Open Doubles was held. With 8 pairs entering there was time on the day for a round robin stage followed by the semi-finals and final. A new format was also used this year with first to 10 supersets used in the group stage and semi final.
The seeded pair in Group A were last years winners Graeme and Tim. Who were joined by 2015 winner Steve and his new partner Gary and our current men’s singles champion Eldin & his partner Kevin with last years runners up Andy & Will completing the group. In group B first time entrants Chris & George from Halesowen were the seeded pair and were joined by the Far Forest pair of George & Marc as well as our Men’s Winter A team captain Jack playing with his Dad Dave and the experienced duo of Dave & Saad.
In the group stage there were some close matches, but it was Andy & Will that won Group A with Steve & Gary as runners up and Chris & George winning Group B with George & Marc as runners up. In the semi-finals Kidderminster’s last hope of a home winner was extinguished when George & Marc of Far Forest defeated Andy & Will 10-7. In the other semi final, the Halesowen pair of Chris & George defeated Steve & Gary of Belbroughton 10-8 in a tightly fought match.
In the final Chris & George showed their class to win the best of 3 sets match 6-2, 6-0 against George & Marc and win the trophy. If you feel like you missed out by not entering we have extended the deadline to enter our Mixed Open on Sunday until the weekend.
Full results for this event can be found on our tournaments page.