The Colin Payne Tournament

PSA World Tour Satellite Tournament

PSA World Tour

Friday 13 - Saturday 14 January 2017

Colin Payne, 1962-2016Tunbridge Wells Squash Club will be holding its 3rd PSA Open Tournament on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th January 2017. Following the recent passing of Colin Payne, the tournament has been named The Colin Payne Tournament and a memorial trophy will be presented to the men's and ladies winner following the final on Saturday evening. 

Colin has been a stalwart member of the club and first team player for many years and is well known in the wider squash community having won the British over 50s National Squash Championship, and having previously been a professional player on the PSA World Tour.  Colin won the Kent Championship 5 times, Kent over 35s Championship 10 times, and represented Kent County on more than 100 occasions.

Colin was instrumental in bringing the first Professional Open Tournament to the Club in 2014 and has been a leading light in the squash scene for most of his adult life.

Tournament schedule

Men
Friday 13 January Saturday 14 January
  Charles Sharpes
Jack Martell
3-0 (25 mins)
Charles Sharpes
Julian Tomlinson
3-1 (51 mins)
12 pm Picton
Charles Sharpes
Rui Soares
3-1 (65 mins)

Charles Sharpes
Richie Fallowes
3-0

Winner
Richie Fallowes
 
  Gary Nisbet
Julian Tomlinson
3-0 (22 mins)
 
Ben Gridrod
bye
 
Ben Grindrod
Ben Ford
3-2 (42 mins)
Ben Grindrod
Rui Soares
3-0 (25 mins)
Ben Ford
Josh Atwell
3-0 (30 mins)
  Vini Rodrigues
Rui Soares
3-1 (31 mins)
 
Lance Beddoes
bye
Lance Beddoes
Curtis Malik
3-0 (19 mins)
Lance Beddoes
Adam Auckland
3-0 (29 mins)
Adam Auckland
Richie Fallowes
3-1 (31 mins)
Jason Barry *
Curtis Malik
3-0 (30 mins)
  Tom Walsh
Adam Auckland
3-1 (41 mins)
 
Sean Conroy
bye
Sean Conroy
LL Josh Atwell
3-0 (21 mins)
Sean Conroy
Richie Fallowes
3-0 (28 mins)
 
  Phil Nightingale
Richie Fallowes
3-0 (30 mins)
 

 

Women
Friday 13 January Saturday 14 January
Millie Tomlinson
bye
Millie Tomlinson
Emilia Korhonen
3-0 (17mins)
Mille Tomlinson
Elise Lazarus
3-1

Winner
Millie Tomlinson


 
Emilia Korhonen
Stephanie Walton
3-0 (14 mins)
Elise Lazarus
Ali Hemingway
3-0 (28 mins)
Elise Lazarus
Kace Bartley
3-0 (18 mins)
Bruna Petrilo
Kace Bartley
3-0 (29mins)

Top Seeds - Men

24 world-ranked men will be competing for the Colin Payne Trophy. This year, Richie Fallowes, winner of the 2015 TWSRC Open, is hoping to retain his title, but he will be facing some tough opposition from top-seed Charles Sharpes...

#1
Charles Sharpes

England
World Ranking: 50
Charles Sharpes Number 1 seed Charles Sharpes makes his debut appearance at the tournament, although not his first appearance at TWSRC having entertained members playing former world number one James Willstrop in an exhibition event a few years ago. A local lad from Bermonsdey South London, he joined the pro tour in only 2009 and has risen to a current position of 50 in the world.

#2
Richie Fallowes

England
World Ranking: 62

Richie Fallows Welcome back Richie, current title holder! Richie entertained the club last year with his first round match against club 1st team player Jolyon Head, winning 3-1, he then went on to claim the title. Currently ranked 62 in the world but number 2 seed this year, it could be a close final if both top seeds make it that far!

#3
Lance Beddoes

New Zealand
World Ranking: 105

Lance Beddoes New Zealand's Lance Beddoes claimed his first ever PSA World Tour title after defeating England's Connor Sheen in the final of the Tarra Volkswagen Bega Open, PSA M5 tournament held at the Bega Country Club

#4
Rui Soares

Portugal
World Ranking: 132

Rui Soares  

* Wild Card -- Jason Barry!

Jason BarryJason, our very own TWSRC professional and formerly World Ranked 161, has been awarded a wildcard entry into this prestigious event, and will be taking-on Vinicius Rodrigues, WR 132 and the current South American Champion, in the first round at 10.15 am on Friday 13 Januray.

If there's one match not to be missed, surely this is the one!

Top Seeds - Ladies

8 world-ranked women will be competing for the Colin Payne Trophy. Millie Tomlinson, winner of the 2015 TWSRC Open, is hoping to retain her title...

#1
Millie Tomlinson

England
World Ranking: 35

Millie Tomlinson Welcome back Millie, 2-times former champion and current cup holder! Millie is currently enjoying her highest ranking at 35 in the world. Millie joined the tour in 2008 but it was 2014 when he pro career really took off. She caused a storm at the LiveStuff Open in November of that year when she rose from unseeded position to claim the title! Derby-born Tomlinson followed that up with success at the Liberty Bell Open...

#2
Kace Bartley

England
World Ranking:153

Kace Bartley  
#3
Elise Lazarus

England
World Ranking:164
Elise Lazarus Making her first appearance at TWSRC atthe tender age of 16, and fresh from her final at the British Junior Open, the 5 times British Junior Champion Elise Lazaru in one of the best English female prospects for the future. With a current WR of 164, watch out for a possible upset from this bright English star!

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