Ibby Lee – a new member of the club – did us proud at the recent Ladies Championships in Manchester. Just a week after a sterling performance on the Jesters Tour to Edinburgh, she competed at the very highest level in the Ladies game.
She reached the quarter-finals of the singles – only losing to a girl who was playing well enough to go on to win the doubles title the following day – and got as far as the semis of the doubles, where sadly injury prevented her and her partner Anna Laakkonen from progressing any further.
Also falling at the same stage was ex-Executioner and defending champion Alex Steel. However, she and partner Maddy Raynor were only knocked out in a match that was described as ‘worthy of a final’ and in which they lost in three tight games to the eventual champions.