NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
St. Paul’s School, Barnes, Sat/Sun April 18/19th
The Wessex Club scored a notable first, upsetting the seedings and ending the Old Paulines’ four-year winning run by winning the National Club Championship.
With a team comprised of National Singles and Doubles champion Will Ellison, David Butler, Harry Akerman and Giles Munn, they ended up scoring a clear win over the defending champions (represented by Dan Tristao, Sam Russell, Julian Aquilina and Tom Dean in the final), 115 points to 84.
Mind you, that result didn’t look on the cards after the singles, where the four games were shared, and only David’s comprehensive win allowed Wessex a meagre six-point lead. However, the doubles was a very different story, with Wessex winning six of the eight games to press home their advantage and win the title.
(Full report to come)
Quarter-finals: Old Paulines bt Old Blues (Christ’s Hospital); Alleyn Old Boys bt Executioners; Wessex bt Derby Moor; Cambridge bt West of England
Semi-finals: Old Paulines bt Alleyn Old Boys; Wessex bt Cambridge
Final: Wessex bt Old Paulines 115-84