County Closed 2014 – it's Barnett and Ward

Full report to follow, but here’s a quick roundup of last weekend’s Northumbria County Closed at Tynemouth, and some key links …

Barnett retains, Ward regains

Finals night was packed to the rafters as David Barnett, appearing in his 14th consecutive final, won the title for an 11th time with a 3-1 win over Liam Gutcher.
The women’s final was an all-Tynemouth affair in which Sam Ward won her third county title, beating first-time finalist Hannah Cliff in straight games.
Further Tynemouth success came as Glenn Ward retained his O45 title with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Russell Hunter and Dawn Ward (are you beginning to see a pattern here?) beat Louise Robertson to claim the Women’s O40 title. Stuart Varrall marked his first County Closed by winning the D event (you get promoted next time, Stuart!)
Dan Ward won the A plate, and Sam and Dan Ward were runners-up in the doubles, losing out 11-9, 10-11, 10-11 despite having match ball in each of the final two games !
Big thanks to Eric Mok and his band of helpers, and to all the competitiors and supporters.

Photo Gallery of Finals Day

Relive the action on the Twitter Feed

Watch the Replays on YouTube  

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