Published 18/09/2018 at 09:41:06 by David Wackrill.

Andy Smith was the pick of the 6 MK players competing in Corby’s 1st 1 star Open Veterans Ratings tournament of the season on Sunday. Competitors are divided into groups of 8 according to their National ranking.


Andy pulled off 5 straight wins in Group 4 before, battling fatigue, he lost his last 2 sets. But the title had already been won by then with a victory over closest rival, Ken Lewis from Essex, in a tight contest where Andy survived 4 match points.


Also flying the flag for MK were Michael Wilkins and myself in group 3, Scott Dixon in group 6. Geoff Turner in bottom group 7 and Christine Scaysbrook in an all Ladies group. Geoff was well pleased with his 2 wins in his first tournament of this kind, which caters for all standards, but it was Andy who was the only one of us to return with some silverware.


Most importantly though, a great day’s play for everyone involved ahead of the new season starting next week.