UK Racketlon

Written by James Pope

The 2019 Super Series will begin in the same location as the 2018 edition began, the East Midlands Open.  After that it repeats its journey around the UK, with stops at the British Championships, Staffordshire Open before finishing at the North West Open.  Dates for these events can be found on our Events page.  This page will provide the current standings in the Men's Open, Men's Challenger, Ladies Open, Futures and Masters events along with reports for each of the four tournament reports.  The standings will be updated after each event.  

 

East Midlands Open

Defending Men's Super Series champion Dan Busby got off to the perfect title defence with victory once again at the East Midlands Open.  Meanwhile Women's A champion, Lauren Whiteman takes the early lead in the Women's event.  Seventh place in the Men's A gives Alistair Prades the early lead in the Challenger Super Series, however juniors Will Gregson, Will Taylor and David Bennett are close on his tail!  Finally, Freddie Whitfield takes early command of the Futures Series. 

The second round of the 2019 Super Series is at the British Championships (13th & 14th April) with launch information available here. 

Men's - Women's - Challenger - Futures

 

British Championships

Round two of the 2019 Super Series was the British Championships, and defending Men's Super Series champion, Dan Busby continued his perfect start, a maiden National Title in the Men's A keeping him firmly up top in this event.  Mr Consistency, Alex Du Noyer and rising star Ross Wilson maintain second and third place respectively after strong British Championships showings.  With Hannah Boden claiming another National Title she ties for the lead with Lauren Whiteman in the Women's event. Defending champion, Matilda Parslow, opened her account and sits equal third with regular sparring partner, Jo Shelley. It was a first opportunity for the Masters players to score points, and so our O45s and O55s champions, Jeremy Krzystyniak and Martyn Langston, both currently lead the standings.  After a fantastic debut Men's A performance, Matthew Davidson leads the Challenger Super Series alongside British Championships Men's B winner, Stuart Rank.  David Bennett and Alistair Prades sit in equal third.  Finally, Alexandra Ogram's exceptional British Championships (winning the Girls U21s and placing in the U16s) means she took home a massive 2850 points from Parklangley and stormed into the lead of the Futures series ahead of Freddie Whitfield and Cameron Leighton. 

The third round of the 2019 Super Series is the Staffordshire Open (Saturday 22nd June), entry is online here

Men'sWomen's - Challenger - Futures - Masters

 

Staffordshire Open

Round three of the 2019 Super Series was the Staffordshire Open and with the current leader in the Men's Super Series missing the event, it opened up opportunities for others to close the gap.  Ray Jordan took the Men's A title and a first win in a Super Series event, but Will Coley and Jon Spinks closed the gap on current leader Dan Busby, and it will be all to play for at the North West Open!  In the Ladies Event, we had a third winner from three events, with Lauren Whiteman and Hannah Boden having won the East Midlands and British Championships respectively, Susie Dilloway stepped up to take the win in Keele.  That win leaps Susie into pole position in this event, ahead of Lauren and Hannah.  Another strong performance from Stuart Rank puts him in a dominant position on the Challenger Super Series, over 1000 points ahead and surely a dead cert for this title.  Finally, the most competitive event remains the Futures Super Series.  The current top three players, comprised the podium finishers in Keele, but despite Freddie Whitfield's win, Alexandra Ogram retains a 170 point lead at the top, but with 2000 points for a win in this category, third place Cameron Leighton remain firmly in the hunt.  Finally, we have made a change to the Masters super series points.  As only 2 of the 4 events have a masters category, we have decided that players eligible for the Masters points will earn the points for their open singles category, where they chose to play that in place of or because of a lack of Masters event.  As a result of this change, Simon Lau move up to equal first and Steve Hall also joins the reckoning for the title.  Updated points are below.  

The fourth and final round of the 2019 Super Series is the North West Open on Sunday 28th July 2019 in Manchester.  

Men's - Women's - Challenger - Futures - Masters

 

North West Open

Despite a monumental deluge affecting Manchester last Sunday, the North West Open proceeded and the 2019 Super Series concluded, all the titles were up for grabs on the final day, although some where going to be closer than others.  So, after the events of Manchester, who was crowned a winner at the Northern Club?  Dan Busby became the first person to defend a Super Series title, as he sowed up the title in Manchester with victory in the Men’s A.  It was a strong finish for Nottingham, as they claimed second and third on the podium with Will Coley and Jon Spinks.  It was also great to see Ross Wilson finish in fourth place, the youngster really establishing himself in the Men’s A through the season so far.  Susie Dilloway staggered on court to claim the Women’s Super Series, she finished third in Manchester, but that was enough to secure the title.  Defending champion Matilda Parslow finished second (despite victory in Manchester) with 2017 Champion, Jo Shelley finishing third in the standings.  Alas Will Gregson couldn’t make the Men’s A final in Manchester, so Stuart Rank won the Challenger Super Series in absentia, with juniors Matthew Davidson and Will Gregson finishing in second and third respectively.  Martyn Langston’s performance in the Men’s A was enough to secure the Masters Super Series title, despite Andy Hopwood winning the Men’s O45s in Manchester.  Andy secured second place, Jeremy Krzystyniak & Simon Lau tied for third.  We save the closest event for last, the keenly contested Futures Super Series, and despite Cameron Leighton winning the Under 16s event in Manchester, second place was enough for Freddie Whitfield to claim the Futures Super Series title.  Alexandra Ogram finished in second place, just 130 points behind Freddie and 310 points ahead of Cameron who finished third.  Fergus Wilson won the U13s event to secure a fourth place finish in the final standings.   

Men's - Women's - Challenger - Futures - Masters