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Boston Open 2017
Men's Draw
01 - 03 Dec
Semis Final
[1] Jaymie Haycocks
11/6, 11/2, 11/6 (26m)
[3/4] Vini Rodrigues

Jaymie Haycocks
11/6, 11/5, 13/11 (40m)
Rory Stewart

[5/8] Tom Walsh
11/13, 11/5, 11/4, 5/11, 11/4 (65m)
[2] Rory Stewart


MEN'S QUARTER FINALS
Jaymie Haycocks [1] bt Harry Falconer [5/8] 12/10, 11/7, 11/3 (35m)
Vini Rodrigues [3/4] bt Nick Wall [5/8] 11/13, 9/11, 17/15, 11/6, 11/9 (67m)
Tom Walsh [5/8] bt Rob Downer [3/4] 11/8, 11/6, 11/6 (40m)
Rory Stewart [2] bt Martin Gibson 15/13, 11/4, 11/2 (31m)

Men's 1st Round (Qualifiers)
Michael Andrews bt Dan McGinn 11/8, 9/11, 11/6, 11/8 (31m)
Julian Tomlinson bt Oscar Hill 11/7, 11/3, 11/4 (28m)
Jackson Beresford bt Alisdair Shapcott 11/7, 11/2, 11/5 (16m)
Simon Herbert bt Jacob Elwheshi 11/5, 11/6, 11/1 (N/A)

Men's Round of 16
Vini Rodrigues {3/4} bt Phil Roberts 11/6, 11/2, 11/3 (17m)
Nick Wall {5/8} bt Jack Turney 11/5, 11/5, 11/7 (25m)
Tom Walsh {5/8} bt Simon Herbert 11/9, 11/5, 11/3 (24m)
Harry Falconer {5/8} bt Julian Tomlinson 11/8, 11/2, 10/12, 11/8 (69m)
Martin Gibson bt Craig Valente-Wallace {5/8} 11/9, 11/5, 8/11, 11/3 (32m)
Rory Stewart {2} bt Jackson Beresford 11/9, 11/6, 7/11, 11/9 (42m)
Jaymie Haycocks {1} bt Michael Andrews 11/9, 11/7, 6/11, 11/7 (38m)
Rob Downer [3/4} bt Adam Hildred 11/4, 11/3, 11/4 (16m)

 

Boston Open 2017
Women's Draw
01 - 03 Dec
Semis Final
[1] Millie Tomlinson
11/5, 11/8, 11/1 (19m)
Charlotte Jagger

Millie Tomlinson
11/4, 11/4, 11/7 (27m)
Georgia Adderley

Georgia Adderley
11/4, 11/2, 11/0 (17m)
[2] Elspeth Young
WOMEN'S QUARTER FINALS
Elspeth Young [2] bt Charlotte Kirkwood 4/11, 11/5, 11/3, 11/9 (22m)
Georgia Adderley bt Bruna Petrillo 11/5, 11/4, 11/2 (27m)
Millie Tomlinson [1] bt Alicia Mead 11/3, 11/0, 11/5 (18m)
Charlotte Jagger bt Ali Hemingway {3/4} 7/11, 5/11, 11/7, 11/8, 11/7 (38m)

Women's Qualifier (Round of 16)
Alicia Mead bt Catherine Rae 11/5, 11/6, 11/4 (20m)
 

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Winners Millie & Rory

WOMEN'S FINAL
Millie Tomlinson [1] bt Georgia Adderley [3/4] 11/4, 11/4, 11/7 (27m)

MEN'S FINAL
Rory Stewart [2] bt Jaymie Haycocks [1] 11/6, 11/5, 13/11 (40m)

MILLIE MAKES HISTORY AND TWO IN TWO FOR SCOTLAND

Millie Tomlinson and Georgia Adderley contested the 2017 womenís final.

Georgia Adderley produced a determined performance, but it was not enough to stop Millie from becoming the first player to win four consecutive BSPA Boston Open titles.

In the third set Georgia hit a forehand boast down off Millieís serve, giving her opponent matchball. In the subsequent rally she pleaded with the referee for a let after ending up on the floor, and was awarded one, but it was then that Millie Tomlinson retained her crown with a neat backhand drop shot.

There was an upset in the menís final. The Boston Open has long had a strong contingent from Scotland, but despite producing a number of runners-up over the years, it was only last year that a Scot, Kevin Moran, finally took a title. The hoodoo is well and truly banished now that Rory Stewart has made it two menís champions in two years for Scotland.

A run of points at the end of the first game ensured it was first blood to Rory, and the second set followed a similar pattern Ė again, Jaymie Haycocks had won a couple of points to get the score to 5/6, before Rory won five consecutive points.

In truth, neutrals would have been disappointed that the third set also went Rory Stewartís way, because it was easily the best set and the match was really heating up into something special. Jaymie Haycocks initially burst into a 4/1 and then 8/2 lead, so it looked like the final would at least be four sets. Rory fought back to 8/8, and from then on the points swung back and forth with long, intense rallies where neither player could afford to make an error. Jaymie saved a matchball at 10/9 down, but some excellent retrieving from Rory Stewart ensured he hung on in to win the set 13/11, and the final and menís Boston Open 2017.
 
WOMEN'S SEMI-FINALS
Georgia Adderley bt Elspeth Young [2] 11/5, 11/8, 11/1 (19m)
Millie Tomlinson [1] bt Charlotte Jagger 11/4, 11/2, 11/0 (17m)

MEN'S SEMI-FINALS
Jaymie Haycocks [1] bt Vini Rodrigues [3/4] 11/6, 11/2, 11/6 (26m)
Rory Stewart [2] bt Tom Walsh [5/8]

SEMI-FINALS REPORT

The semi-finals began with Georgia Adderley facing number two seed Elspeth Young. This result went against the seeding with Georgia Adderley making the final with ease, only dropping a point in the final set. Similarly, Millie Tomlinson's margin of victory increased with each game. The reigning champion did not drop a single point in the final set as she progressed to a fourth consecutive Boston Open final. Millie hasn't lost a set in Boston since the 2015 final which she won 3-2 against Madeline Perry.

Jaymie Haycocks took 26 minutes to secure his place in the final. He beat Vini Rodrigues, who had had a gruelling 67-minute encounter against Nick Wall earlier in the afternoon.

 

 

He will face Rory Stewart in tomorrow's men's final. But the second seed was pushed all the way by British U19 champion Tom Walsh. Tom took the first set on a tiebreak. Despite losing the next two, he came back to win the fourth. It was fitting that the final match of the night went to five sets between two closely matched players - Rory Stewart winning in five: 11/13, 11/5, 11/4, 5/11, 11/4 in 65 minutes.
 

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Nick Wall

Martin Gibson

 

Vini Rodrigues

Tom Walsh v Rob Downer Rory Stewart v Martin Gibson

Jamie Haycocks &
Michael Andrews
Harry Falconer &
Julian Tomlinson
Simon Herbert

 

 

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