Last weekend we had 7 pairs fighting it out to win the Philip Robinson Trophy Doubles. On the Saturday we had three matches that all went to three sets and started with the defending champions Simon Armstrong and Andrew Falk being pushed all the way by a new pairing of Harry Chetwood and Jonathan Norman. In the second match Jon Petersen and Charles O’Donnell sneaked an incredibly close 2 hour contest against Robert Muir and David Bevan-Thomas and in the final match of the day David Fortune and John Scott came from a set down to beat another new paring of Stuart Allison and Ian McNally.
On Sunday the first semi-final was won by Andrew Falk & Simon Armstrong (2) who proved too steady for John Scott & David Fortune winning 6/5 6/0, and in the second semi-final Charlie Maunder & George Andrews (1) beat Jon Petersen & Charles O’Donnell 6/5 6/4 in a very close game.
The Final – The first set went all the way to 5 all and could have gone either way but George and Charlie came up with a couple of great shots when they need them and took it 6/5. The second set was close early on but Charlie and George found their rhythm and closed the match out for a 6/5 6/1 victory. Both finalists now go through into the Quarter-finals of the Ellis Rich Scratch Doubles which is to be played on the 29th and 30th October.
Congratulations to Charlie and George and thank you to everyone who played and supported the tournament.