Tom crowned Handicap champion in straight sets

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Tom Dupuy was crowned the Biggleswade Squash Club Handicap champion after beating Pierre De Wet in the final.

With De Wet receiving 14 shots it promised to be a stiff challenge for Dupuy and so it proved with De Wet moving into a 10-6 lead. Dupuy then levelled at 10-10. Dupuy drew on his finals experience to close out the game 15-13.

In the second game Dupuy started strongly and reach parity at 4-4 with De Wet looking down and out. De Wet enjoyed a brief renaissance trading points until 8-8 before Dupuy’s superior ability saw him to victory 15-9 to once again be crowned Handicap Champion.

Earlier in the third place play-off Rob Tarling faced Rich Anthony. A close first game was level at 11-11 before Tarling eased to a 15-11 win. The second game followed a similar pattern, being level at 9-9, before Tarling completed a 15-12 win.

>> Biggleswade moved out of the relegation zone despite going down to a 17-9 defeat to Harpenden II – by virtue of taking nine points.

Tony Rumbold aat number five faced Ben Roderick. Once again Rumbold’s match went the distance but this week he lost in the fifth.

Simon Gray at string four faced Mike Richards. Gray took the first game 15-11 before Richards had comfortable wins in games two and three. Gray levelled things with a 15-12 win in the fourth but Richards sealed it in the fifth 15-8.

Skipper Dan Easton at number three against Duncan Smeaton lost the first 15-9 before levelling with a tie-break win in the second. Smeaton took the next two games to 13 to seal victory for Harpenden II.

Owen Ledger at number two was up against Stephen Lloyd losing the first 15-13 before levelling in the second (15-7). Lloyd then took the next two games to 9 points to seal victory.

At string one Jay Ledger played Chris Lynam and continued his excellent form with a straight victory (15-9, 15-9, and 15-12).