Northumbria Open 2018

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Top seeds take Northumbria titles

Top seeds Mark Fuller and Lucy Beecroft claimed the titles in the 2018 Northumbria Open in contrasting finals at Tynemouth.

Beecroft, the two-time Northumbria County Champion back in the North-East on a mid-term break from Yale, took on reigning Northumbria champion Sam Ward and emerged the victor in three games.

Fuller, the 32-year-old Nottingham-based world #141, had come through a tough draw to reach the finals against 19-year-old Stuart Macgregor, the second seed who had a bye in the semis. The Leeds Youngster took a two game lead but Fuller fought back, finally taking the title in a comfortable fifth.

“We’ve played three times in a couple of weeks and he’s gone two nil up every time,” said Fuller. “So when he won the first two today I knew I had him,” he joked.

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FINALS 

A Final : Ben Cross 3-2 Michael Mackay    11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9 (59m)
C Final : Cameron Gibb  3-0 Andrew Webber       11-7, 11-7, 11-4 (24m)
B Final :  Simon Broatch 3-2 Lennox Lockwood

Women’s Final: Lucy Beecroft 3-0 Sam Ward    11-4, 11-4, 11-4
PSA Final : Mark Fuller 3-2 Stuart Macgregor    9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-2 (64m)

Replays  on Periscope

Lunchtime session

C Semis:
Cameron Gibb 3-2 Andrew Black   11-5, 12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 14-14
Andrew Webber 3-2 James Lees       11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 9-11, 11-5
B Semis
Lennox Lockwood  3-0  Richard Bradley     11-5, 11-9, 11-7
Simon Broatch 3-1 John Thompson v     11-4, 11-4, 3-11, 11-6         REPLAY

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FULL COVERAGE

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