Sunday's Tournament


The two most dominant Liverpool League players since the late 1940’s reached the semi finals as expected, Keith Williams and Kevin Dolder both eased through their group matches, before winning their knockout matches.

Williams accounted for Chris Campbell and Ray Jackson, Dolder enjoying an easier passage against former team mate Peter Taylor, before progressing to the last four, when Peter Lee withdrew through injury.

The only minor upset was CADWA newcomer Peter Kirby’s 3-1 defeat of third seed John Rankin, before losing in the last eight to Omid Khaiyat.

Fourth seed Keith Bird squeezed through 3-2 against Aaron Beech, before dismissing LYMCA team mate Tony Whelan in straight games.

The semi finals took on a familiar look, nine times champion Williams took on Bird, while Dolder with six title victories, faced Khaiyat.

The ladies singles round robin was a nail biting affair, with the holder Care Peers, three times winner Alice Howard, plus 2003 champion, Cherith Graham, all winning 2 each, the two finalists, Peers and Howard being decided on games count back.

The open doubles event was dominated by the leading players, Dolder / Tim Wearden, last years runners-up will meet Williams and Rankin in the final, the Waterloo/ Police combination came within 2 points of losing to Alice Howard and Aaron Beech, before scraping home 7-11,11-6, 14-12, 7-11, 12-10.

Veteran champion Keith Williams was given a scare in the semi final against Gary Watson before taking the decider 11-5.




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