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March 17, 20180

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.



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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