After a few weeks’ frenetic activity, the line-up for the quarter-finals in this year’s singles championship has been decided. Changing from the ‘ladder’ system we’ve used in the last few years has produced a lot of singles games, and you can see the full results on the Championship page on this site. However, to save you the bother, this is a brief report of what happened…
Group A was dominated by Tom Webster, whose dedication and smart observation of the rules catapulted him to the top of the group. Alex Wall snuck into second place on points difference. Laying down the marker was defending champion Andy Pringle, registering a clean sweep in Group B (aka the Group of Death), although he was pushed hard in his clash with second-placed Ben Chua. Experience registered a win over youth in Group C, as a resurgent Dick Warner notched 7 points to top the table ahead of Penn Chai, despite an unfavourable head-to-head record. Charles Compton was unbeaten to take pole in Group D, while Tony Julius’ demolition job of Guy Matthews saw him move into second.
That means the quarter-final draw is:
1: Tom Webster v Tony Julius
2: Andy Pringle v Penn Chai
3: Dick Warner v Alex Wall
4: Charles Compton v Ben Chua