A very strong GC Opens Doubles field assembled at Surbiton on Tuesday morning. We were greeted with lightning fast lawns and tight firm hoops.
28 players battled it out in 2 blocks on Tuesday, with 8 pairs progressing to the knock-out on Wednesday and the remainder of the field battling it out for the Plate. Mohammad Kamal and Richard Thompson won the Plate event.
Meanwhile, the challenging conditions also led to some very long battles in the main event. After the introduction of time limits to ensure a result on the day, the final was Tobi Savage and JP Moberly v Reg Bamford and Stephen Mulliner, with the latter winning in straight games to regain their Open Doubles title.