Day ONE – let the play begin

A busy opening day on Saturday, with 373 matches over the three clubs hosting the 2016 event in Johannesburg, although many of the top seeds and age groups are yet to make their appearance (including W40 top seed Karen Meakins, pictured).

There were a few upsets to report, mostly created by home players:

Day One Upset Results

M50 Gary Zinn (Rsa) 3-1 [9/12] Gary Alter (Rsa) 13/11, 7/11, 11/5, 11/7

M50 Luca Cabassi (Ita) 3-2 [13/16] Karl Bauermeister (Rsa) 11/13, 11/4, 7/11, 11/8, 11/6

W50 Nicola Douglss (Rsa) 3-0 [5/8] Storte Becker (Ger) 11/8, 11/4, 13/11

W55 Mariet Smal (Rsa) 3-0 [5/8] Bettina Peters (Ger) 11/2, 11/3, 11/3

M65 Philip Schlebusch (Rsa) 3-1 [9/12] Erik Jooijman (Ned)

M80 RR [3/4] Malcolm Gilham (Eng) 3-0 [2] Trevor Coulter (Nzl) 11/5, 11/4, 11/2

And one false alert (note the missing “i” from the home legend)
M50 Sanyog Jain (Ind) 3-0 Jean Granger (Fra) 11/3, 11/6, 8/11, 11/6

We’ll be providing more comprehensive daily reports from now on, but don’t expect too much until the draws start reaching their final stages …

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