Island Championships Days 2-4
Post date: Mar 27, 2019 8:42:16 PM
The top seeded pairing of twins Joshua and Lawrence Stacey will compete against 4th seeds Ben Foss and Ryan Bichard in the final.
The twins dropped an end to Andy Gill and Jamie Ferbrache in the Quarter Finals, but held firm in their semi final encounter against 3rd seeds Paul Hainsworth and Dan Collenette and won a well contested encounter 4-0.
Foss and Bichard reached the semi finals with little fuss, but were up against it when trailing 2nd seeds Phil Ogier and Jez Powell 2-0. The youthful pair battled through strongly to win over 6 games in the end, 12-10 the score in the decisive 6th end.
The top seeded pairing of Dawn Morgan and Kay Chivers will contest the final against the unseeded pairing of Juliette Yeaman and Sue Ferbrache.
Morgan and Chivers hold 46 Women's Doubles titles between them and they cruised past Rose Powell and Karen Blondel in straight sets.
Yeamen and Ferbrache on the other hand secured one of the biggest surprise results of the Championships so far when they edged through against 2nd seeds Paula Le Ber and Sam Kershaw. The underdogs roared into a 3-0 lead only for the seeded duo to force a deciding 7th end. The victors raised their game once more in the crucial decider and took it 11-5.
Kay Chivers & Dawn Morgan
Under 18 Men's Singles
In a repeat of the U21 event, top seed Ben Foss will meet 2nd seed Dan Collenette in the final.
Foss overcame Casey 4-1, but Collenette faced a tough test against Ellis Tomlin in the other semi final. Tomlin led 3-1 and looked set to spring a big upset courtesy of effective attacking table tennis. Collenette battled very well in the end though and managed to take the final 3 ends 11-5, 11-7, 11-8.
Under 18 Open Doubles
Ben Foss made it 5 finals when he reached the U18 Doubles final alongside Matthew Casey. They will compete against 2nd seeds Dan Collenette and Billy Ogier in Friday evening's final.
Foss and Casey defeated Jonah Ingrouille and Caden Brouard 4-1, whilst Collenette and Ogier overcame Ben Sharp and James Crocker in straight sets.
Under 18 Women's Singles
Under 21 Open SinglesTop seed Ben Foss reached the Under 21 Open Singles final where he will meet 2nd seed Dan Collenette.
Foss had a tough semi final encounter against 3rd seed Ryan Bichard, but managed to win over 6 sets.
Collenette had a much easier encounter against 4th seed Matthew Casey and won in straight sets.
Veteran's Open Singles (Over 40)
Top seed Phil Ogier will contest the final against 2nd seed Jez Powell.
Ogier cruised to the final without dropping an end and this culminated with a 4-0 win over 4th seed Andy Gill in the semis.
Powell reached the semis without dropping an end too, but here he faced a tough battle with 3rd seed Mark Pipet. Powell eventually came through 4-2 in an encounter where 4 ends went beyond the regulation 11 point mark, the 3rd going the way of Powell 18-16.
Veteran's Open Doubles
Ogier and Powell backed up their top seeding to reach the final and they will play against 4th seeds Mark Pipet and Tim Le Page in the final.
The top seeds cruised past 3rd seeds Kay Chivers and Keith Opie in straight sets, whilst Pipet and Le Page needed to dig deep to get past the unseeded pairing of Andy Gill and Ian Le Page over 6 sets. Gill and Le Page had earlier shocked 2nd seeds Martin Sarre and Dawn Morgan in the Quarter Finals where they won 4-2.
Women's Veterans Singles
The top seeded duo of Kay Chivers and Dawn Morgan will play in the final of this event.
Chivers was pushed by Sam Kershaw in the semi finals but came through over 6 sets, whilst Morgan defeated Sue Ferbrache in straight sets.
Super Veterans Open Singles (Over 50)
4th seed Dawn Morgan will compete against 2nd seed Andy Gill in the final.
Morgan upset top seed Mark Pipet in the first semi final in straight sets. Gill played well to edge past 3rd seed Kay Chivers over the full 7 sets.
Shelby did well to avenge her U15 defeat to 2nd seeded sister Tia in the semi finals as she won 4-1.
Top seed Erin Vaudin will compete against Shelby Timms in the final.