The top age category players in the country descended on Winchester last weekend as the South of England Masters came to town for the first time since the inception of the Masters’ circuit in 2004. With over 150 players participating in age categories from O35 right up to O75, it was a busy weekend at the Bereweeke Road club with a full schedule of play on all six courts throughout the weekend.
Over a dozen players from Winchester took part, many of them playing on the Masters circuit for the first time. Top local performer was the evergreen Jon Foster. The British National finalist was in fine form, dropping just a solitary game on his way to the Men’s O50s final, then overpowering Kent’s Duane Harrison on the Sunday morning to run out a clear winner by a 11/3, 10/12, 11/2, 11/6 scoreline.
Trophies were presented to the winners and runners-up by Joy Carter (University of Winchester Vice-Chancellor, and Chair of the England Squash Board) and Ian Fowler (Sport & Fitness Manager, Winchester Racquets and Fitness). The event was voted a great success by all involved and will hopefully return to Winchester for many years to come.
Written by George Kousseff