Les Heywood, Wanganui, claimed his first National Masters title in the singles today when he defeated Tauranga’s Carl Jamieson.
Les had a tough run leading into the final, edging out the likes of Roger Bartosh, Linda Mills, and Donna Reynolds; all previous or current national titleholders. Carl also had a tough run, and for the most part he looked to be in dominating form. He showed this in the early stages of the final too, quickly establishing a 9-0 lead by the halfway mark.
Not to be deterred, Heywood picked up his first point of what was ultimately a 12 point run. This was enough to get him over the line for an emotional win.
Congratulations to Les and Carl for an exciting final, and to Peter Cronin and Donald Leighton for rounding out the top four.