The line-up for the semi-finals in this year’s singles championship has been decided, and it has a decidedly ‘experienced’ look to it. 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, but if the system was expected favour younger players, the reality is anything but that.
In one semi, Andy Pringle (defending champion, pictured left with Guy Matthews) will face Tony Julius, both of whom now qualify for official Veteran status within the RFA rules; and, in the other semi, we see Dick Warner, a man who can (and will, we imagine!) call both these players children. Mind you, what he’ll call his opponent – Ben Chua, the only player in the last four of less than 45 years of age – is anyone’s guess. We imagine that will depend on the outcome of the match – which we’ll bring you as soon as it’s been played…
So, the semi-final draw is:
1: Andy Pringle v Tony Julius
2: Dick Warner v Ben Chua