What a great day Senior Finals Day was this year. Despite the ominous weather forecast, we were able to get all the matches played and many of you were there to enjoy them.
The Bar had its most successful day ever, with takings topping £2,700, and the barbecue, cakes, strawberries and cream were enjoyed by everyone.
Thank you so much to the many people who helped make the day such a success, both in advance with the working party, baking, getting stock in, chivvying players to get their matches played and so much more, and on the day with umpiring, refreshments, the Bar, the barbecue, the raffle and the clearing-up.
The match results are below. Congratulations to those who had the wind in their sails. Commiserations to those who were blown away.
The trophies will be presented this coming Saturday 22 July at around 4pm. This will be preceded by the final of the Men’s Over-45 singles competition, starting at 2pm, and the Bar will be open all afternoon. We hope many of you will be there to watch the match and to congratulate everyone who participated in the summer tournament this year.
|Plate Event Winner(s)||
|Men’s Singles||Ryan Harper-Bermejo||Nathan Ascott||Dan Lowe||Luke Zakrzewski|
|Ladies’ Singles||Danielle Hayter||Catherine Kennedy||Anna Wilson||Karen Calligeris|
|Men’s Doubles||Ryan Harper-Bermejo & James Hart||David Barden & Clive Rowland||Harry Wilson & Ed Rata||Lorenzo Macorini & Russell Shane|
|Ladies’ Doubles||Catherine Kennedy & Lydia Zakrzewski||Amy Love & Danielle Hayter||Claire Moody & Katherine Willis||Carolyn Backway & Sarah Wilson|
|Mixed Doubles||Nathan Ascott & Danielle Hayter||Beckie Glazebrook & Ryan Harper-Bermejo||Catherine Kennedy & Chris Kennedy||Ollie Stock & Katherine Willis|
Congratulations also to Will Evans, who received the Wendy Webb Trophy, which is awarded annually to the Junior who has made the best contribution to the Club.
The raffle was won by David Stantiall, with ticket number 107 and a cash prize of £105.
Many of you purchased the 1pt and 1/2pt 2023 limited edition finals day plastic cups. There are a few left and there will be an opportunity to purchase them on Saturday. If you have already bought one and forgot to take it home last `Saturday, speak to Robbie.
Your Purley Bury Management Team
Senior Finals Day 2023 – Order of Play – Click here
Draw and latest results – 7 July
We are pleased to confirm that the Club will be running Senior and Junior Tournaments this year. Junior Finals Day will be on Saturday 8th of July and Senior Finals Day will be on the following Saturday, 15th of July.
There will be the usual main events with plate competitions running alongside each of them for anyone eliminated in the first rounds. Players will automatically be entered into the plate competitions so there will be an opportunity for everyone to play lots of tennis.We are happy to confirm the return of a popular introduction from last year, Vets over 45 singles tournaments. You must fit in that age bracket when you apply, so before the end of April. The Vets finals will likely not be on the same day as the other finals, because of scheduling difficulties.
The events are:-
· Ladies’ Singles
· Men’s Singles
· Ladies’ Doubles
· Men’s Doubles
· Mixed Doubles
· Men’s Vets Singles (Over 45)
· Ladies Vets Singles (Over 45)
One important change this year…
In all matches before the final, you and your opponent(s) can chose to agree to play a full 3rd set if you are level on 1 set each. You must have this discussion before the match starts and agree 3 full sets is preferred by both parties. If you cannot agree, the format will remain the same as previous years where a championship tiebreak to 10 replaces the third set, so this should be seen as the default. Championship tiebreaks will also be used on finals day, so all matches can be played within a limited schedule.
We will draw the tournament live at the clubhouse on Sunday the 30th of April and make the draws available to all entrants digitally and in the tea room shortly after. Tournament registration and match results will be submitted digitally as is the new norm. But the wall charts will also be up in the tea room once the competitions have started, so you can plot your route to the final. To enter, please send an email to email@example.com.
There is no entry fee for any of the events but please note that the club does not provide balls for tournament matches other than the finals, so you will need to bring your own. To participate you must also have paid your subscription for the upcoming membership year. Please also do not apply for the tournament if you can not make it to final’s day this year – July 15th.
To be included in this year’s event, please send your email with the following information by midnight on April 28th.
• Contact telephone number
• Email address
• Events you want to enter
• If doubles events, please state your pre-arranged partner(s) or if you would like to be paired up by tournament organisers, we will do our best to find partners for you.
Some junior players will be invited to take part in the senior tournaments where appropriate, and they will be contacted individually.
Details of the PBTC Junior Tournament will be sent out separately by Mark Love in a few weeks, but the finals day for those events will be July 8th.
Enjoy your tennis,
The Tournament Committee
Purley Bury Tennis Club