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University of the West of England Bristol Open 2023


$3,000 University of the West of England Bristol Open 2023, Workout Harbourside, Bristol, England, PSA Challenger Tour 3
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 University of the West of England
 Bristol Open 2023
Men's Draw
10 - 12 Mar
Bristol, England, $3k

[5] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt [7] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) 11-5, 11-3, 12-10 (38m)

[5] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt [1] James Peach (ENG) 11-8, 11-4, 11-6 (40m)
[7] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [8] Sam Buckley (IRL) 5-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 (70m)

[1] James Peach (ENG) bt [6] Miles Jenkins (ENG) 6-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 (49m)
[5] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt [3] Finnlay Withington (ENG) 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5 (40m)
[7] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt [4] Perry Malik (ENG) 12-10, 4-11, 11-7, 11-7 (59m)
[8] Sam Buckley (IRL) bt Miguel Mathis (SUI) 12-10, 11-9, 11-3 (32m)

1st round:
[1] James Peach (ENG) bt Elijah Thomas (NZL) 11-1, 11-4, 11-3 (26m)
[6] Miles Jenkins (ENG) bt Sean Conroy (IRL) 11-7, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6, 16-14 (59m)
[5] Elliott Morris Devred (WAL) bt Ruan Olivier (RSA) 11-1, 11-9, 11-5 (24m)
[3] Finnlay Withington (ENG) bt [WC] Jack Mitterer (ENG) 11-9, 11-7, 11-5 (27m)
[4] Perry Malik (ENG) bt Will Salter (ENG) 11-6, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7 (39m)
[7] Stuart MacGregor (ENG) bt Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 (45m)
[8] Sam Buckley (IRL) bt Joel Arscott (NZL) 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7 (62m)
Miguel Mathis (SUI) bt [2] Temwa Chileshe (NZL) 11-2, 11-3, 11-2 (12m)

 University of the West of England
Bristol Open 2023
Women's Draw
10 - 12 Mar
Bristol, England, $3k

[4] Alison Thomson (SCO) bt [3] Asia Harris (ENG) 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9 (43m)

[4] Alison Thomson (SCO) bt [1] Anna Kimberley (ENG) 11-6, 13-11, 7-11, 11-5 (51m)
[3] Asia Harris (ENG) bt [2] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) 12-10, 13-11, 11-7 (20m)

[1] Anna Kimberley (ENG) bt [8] Lowri Roberts (WAL) 5-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 (39m)
[4] Alison Thomson (SCO) bt [5] Kiera Marshall (ENG) 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5 (39m)
[3] Asia Harris (ENG) bt Katie Wells (ENG) 9-11, 14-12, 11-6, 11-8 (40m)
[2] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) bt [7] Polly Clark (ENG) 11-8, 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6 (35m)

1st round:
[1] Anna Kimberley (ENG) bt [WC] Hannah McGugan (IRL) 11-5, 11-1, 11-8 (19m)
[8] Lowri Roberts (WAL) bt Erin Classen (AUS) 19-17, 9-11, 11-1, 11-5 (36m)
[5] Kiera Marshall (ENG) bt Amelie Haworth (ENG) 11-5, 11-6, 11-1 (19m)
[4] Alison Thomson (SCO) bt Sofia Aveiro Pita (POR) 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 (20m)
[3] Asia Harris (ENG) bt Juliette Permentier (NED) 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 (22m)
Katie Wells (ENG) bt [6] Emilia Korhonen (FIN) 11-6, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7 (29m)
[7] Polly Clark (ENG) bt Hana Ismail (EGY) 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5 (32m)
[2] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) bt Ellie Jones (SCO) 12-10, 11-9, 11-9 (21m)
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Devred and Thomson Victorious

Winner Alison Thomson alongside runner-up Asia Harris at the prizegiving for the women's event in Bristol

Winner Alison Thomson alongside runner-up Asia Harris at the prizegiving for the women's event in Bristol

Scotlandís Alison Thomson and Welshman Elliott Morris Devred were the victors at the University of the West of England Bristol Open this weekend.

Devred came into the Challenger 3 level event as the No.5 seed in the menís competition, and started off his week in Bristol with a straight games victory over South Africaís Ruan Olivier.

He then defeated No.3 seed Finnlay Withington in the quarter finals, coming from behind after losing the opening game of their contest. Devred then took the biggest scalp of the tournament, overcoming top seed James Peach in straight games in the last four.

That set up a meeting with Englandís Stuart MacGregor in the final, with the Englishman having also caused a couple of upsets to reach Sundayís climax. From the off, though, Devred showed his class, winning the first two games comfortably. The third went to a tie-break, but the Welshman claimed it 12-10 to secure his first title on Tour since 2019.

In the womenís event, Scotlandís Alison Thomson came into the tournament as the No.4 seed, and like Devred, she would go on to defeat two of the top three seeds en route to the title.

Her week started with a win over Portuguese No.1 Sofia Aveiro Pita, before she then got the better of Englandís Kiera Marshall in a tight four games in the quarter finals. In the last four, Thomson downed top seed Anna Kimberley in four to make it through to the final of the Challenger 3 level competition.

In the final, Thomson took on No.3 seed Asia Harris and the Englishwoman took first blood, winning the opening game 11-8. Thomson fought back, though, to win both the second and third games comfortably. The Scot the carried that momentum into the fourth, a game she clinched 11-9 to win her first Tour title since 2021.
Semi Finals

Devred and MacGregor Down Seeds

Englandís Stuart MacGregor and Welshman Elliott Morris Devred downed higher seeds to reach the semis at the University of the West of England Bristol Open.

Devred found himself a game down to Englandís No.3 seed Finnlay Withington on Friday evening. However, the World No.127 fought back brilliantly. He won the second 11-3, and although the third and fourth games were closer, he was able to move through to the semi-finals in Bristol. The Welshman will now face top seed James Peach after the Englishman downed compatriot Miles Jenkins in four games.

Meanwhile, MacGregor defeated No.4 seed Perry Malik in just under an hour. A first game tie-break went his way, and then he regrouped after Malik won the second comfortably. 11-7 scorelines in the third and fourth went MacGregorís way, to set up a meeting with Irish No.1 Sam Buckley in the last four.

There were no surprises in the womenís event, with the top four seeds all making it through to Saturdayís semi-finals. No.2 seed Yasshmita Jadishkumar had to fight for her spot, though. She came from behind to defeat Englandís Polly Clark in a five-game battle, winning the decider 11-6.

The Malaysian junior will now take on No.3 seed Asia Harris. The Englishwoman also came form behind, after losing the opening game to Katie Wells on Friday evening. She then won the second on a tie-break, before going on to seal victory in four games to advance to the semis.

Top seed Anna Kimberley did the same, losing the opening game of her quarter final clash with Welshwoman Lowri Roberts. Again, though, the Englishwoman fought back to win in four. She will now take on Scotlandís Alison Thomson on Saturday, after the No.4 seed downed Kiera Marshall in four games.

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