Tom Richards, Club Member, claimed victory over Ben Coleman in
the BSPA Grand Prix Finals at Roehampton Club, 12th-14th
Both players started the first game patiently as they looked to
find their rhythm. Ben soon found himself 9/5 up but some tough
physical points saw Tom claw his way back into the game and took
control winning 11/9.
The 2nd seemed to be a reverse of the first, 6/6 then
10/6 to Tom, Ben dug deep and got the score back to 10/10 before
some amazing rallies saw Ben take the game 15/13 and deservedly
level at 1 game all.
The 3rd game entertained the crowd but an error from
Ben at 8/6 gave Tom momentum, which he duly took, to go on and win
The 4th Tom seemed more confident hitting some
wonderful winners to go 5/1 up and although Ben fought tirelessly
Tom closed out the game and match 11/4 taking the title.
Tom appropriately thanked those involved in the event at the
Roehampton Club, including sponsors JW Cannon & Co.
Tom Richards bt Ben Coleman 11/9, 13/15, 11/8, 11/4 (59