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David Lloyd West End 2013 Championships – Finals Day

2013 DLWE FinalistMay the 4th saw the Finals Day at David Lloyd West End as three trophies were up for grabs including the ‘Open Title’, the ‘Plate’ and the ‘Super Plate’.

First on was the Super Plate final and this was won by Wendy McDougal as she beat Fraser Thomson 3-0 to win the tournament (having played the semi-final just an hour before – beating Cameron Gauhl in another tough match). The final was a good game to watch and after explaining the ‘turning rule’ to Fraser a much safer one!

Next on was the Plate Final and Sandro Mazzucco took on Alastair Baird. Al looked like he was cruising to a comfortable 3-0 victory, but Sandro sprung into life to wrestle the 3rd game back – spurred on by the crowd! The 4th also went to Sandro with some great rallies and now it was really exciting. However Al managed to compose himself in the 5th game, to sneak home 3-2, but it may not be long before this score line is reversed if Sandro continues to improve like he has this season.

Last on was the Open Final and it was a repeat of last years Championship as Doug Macmillan took on Richard Cantlay. In the 1st game both players looked nervous and…………………………….

To see the rest of the article press ‘read more’ below and to see photos of the finalists click here

kept giving the initiative away early on, but Doug dug in and won the game 15-12. However as the match developed it became much more attritional and the 2nd game saw a real physical battle – Doug managed to win this one as well, despite being well down at one point. Both men looked very tired in the 3rd and a great many of the rallies were short, but Richard managed to regain the initiative at the crucial time and win the game, to stage a come-back in the match. However it was short lived as Doug ‘screwed the nut’ (!) and dominated the last game. Richard looked very tired at this point and Doug took full advantage to win the title 3-1.

It was a great game to watch though and I though Richard played well to stay with Doug as he’s improved so much recently. So after the presentation we headed to the bar for some food and a few beers and then a few of us went onto Byers Road to continue the celebrations!

To see photos of the finalists click here:

 

  1. DLWE Champs 2012-13
  2. DLWE Champs 2012-13 Super Plate
  3. DLWE Champs 2012-13 Super Cup
  4. DLWE Champs 2012-13 Plate.doc

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