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Results & Report from Masters Leinster Open

31 October 2019

Entry for the Leinster Masters was the highest it has ever been and it will be a challenge going forward to accommodate the new entrants due next year.

The men’s 40’s got underway and qualification from the group phase was tough mainly due the new additions especially Daniel Molzberger. In the top half of the draw Daryl Strong made his usual smooth progress through to the semi final where he met Daniel who had earlier accounted for both Kevin Mackey and Rory Scott. Although Daryl won the semi final, the score did not reflect the closeness of the match. In the bottom half of the draw it was great to see Robbie Gavin back. Tibor made progress through the rounds and came out on top when he met Pat McCloughan in the semi’s. The final between Tibor and Daryl was a close affair and Daryl yet again was the winner.

The men’s 50’s was keenly contested with an unusual twist near the end. Kevin Mackey made his way through to the semi’s with a good win over Philip Shaw in the qtr’s . In the semi final Kevin met new entrant Ibrahim Abiose. Midway though the match it was discovered that Ibrahim was not eligible for entry for the 50’s allowing Kevin to conserve his energies for the final. In the bottom half Pat McCloughan was made to work very hard with a win in the qtr’s against Mark McAllister who can count himself very unlucky. Pat also won a close contest in the semi’s against Kieran Burke. The final between Pat and Kevin went the distance and Pat came out on top.

In the men’s 60’s Tommy Caffrey made smooth progress through the draw and had a semi final win over Philip Shaw. In the bottom half of the draw we had the battle of the west of Ireland between Kieron and Kariem with Kieran being the winner. The final was between Tommy and Kieron and although Kieran made it tough early on, it was Tommy who was the comfortable winner.

The men’s 70’s in the top half had a similar pattern to the men’s 60’s with Tommy again making his way through to the final. The bottom half was where all the surprises occurred. Jimmy Fleming decided to pay more attention to his bat rather than his camera. Jimmy made progress through to the final where in the earlier rounds he had great wins over Martin Pickles and Ken Peare.  In the final Jimmy made Tommy work for his victory which came when Tommy won the 4th set.

The ladies competition was also highly contested.  In the top half Geraldine and Teresa met in the semi final. In a very tight match Geraldine came out on top. In the bottom half Ikuko recorded some good wins in her progress through to the semi final where she met Ann Marie. This match went the full distance and was won by Ann Marie by the smallest of margins. The final took a little while to start as unusally Geraldine and Ann Marie found something to talk about. The match itself was high quality and went all the way to the final set. Again Ann Marie won by the smallest of margins.

Many thanks to all the competitors and looking forward to the next competition on 16th Nov in Ballymena.

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