AVON CLOSED 2017 REPORT
Ten players took part, split into two groups of five, with the top two in each group progressing to the semi-finals. Leon Kashdan-Brown eased through Group A losing only one end in his four games, with David Boozari qualifying in second place. The closest game was an 11-9 in the fifth win for Jack Jenkins over Emmanuel Leach. Izzy Khan won all her games in Group B to finish top with Jake Tucker second. David Boozari took on Izzy in the first semi-final and won 3-1 while Leon beat Jake by the same scoreline.
The final was watched by a large crowd and they were treated to an excellent game. Leon won the first game 11-5 but from then on the match was always close. David won the second 11-9 before Leon took the third 12-10 and put himself one game away from the title. David fought back again and clinched the fourth 11-9. Both players had the lead in the fifth end and there were some long points and it was David who was the more consistent and won 11-9 for his first win over Leon.
Two groups of six contested the Under 15s. David Boozari won all his games in Group A with Jack Jenkins runner-up. In Group B, Leon Kashdan-Brown was unbeaten and Jake Tucker was second. David then beat Jake 3-0 and Leon beat Jack 3-1 to set up a repeat of the Under 18 final.
Leon was on the attack from the start and he won the first end 11-4. His attacking game was too strong for David this time round and he won the next two games by the same scoreline, 11-5, to avenge the earlier defeat and win the title.
Six players took part in the round-robin format with Greg Rowland winning all his games to be champion. He won four of them 3-0 and it was only Jaycob Price who pushed him all the way to a fifth end, just losing 11-9. Jaycob won three games, as did Zachary Crichlow-Watson so runners-up was decided on games difference. It was Jaycob who clinched second place by virtue of winning two more ends.
The pairs of Cal Levitt / Leon Kashdan-Brown, and Jack Jenkins / Jake Tucker both beat the pairs of Ratheeshan Sureshan / David Boozari, and brother’s Aaron and Zachary Crichlow-Watson to set up a winner takes all game. Cal and Leon took the first game before Jack and Jake took the second. The third and fourth games were also shared so it was in to a deciding set. Both pairs showed supreme fighting skills in saving match points before Jack and Jake clinched the win 13-11.