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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2002, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Doncaster British Tour event

This is by far the worst draw in depth for a British tour event this year. It also had the least entrants, just 18 players

The second round draw is as follows:

All GB

Anna White (2.2) V A. Robinson (2.1) / Danielle King (2.2)
Rachel Porsz (2.1) / Nicola Trelease / S. Hassan V Katy Williams (2.1)
Rebecca Fong (1.5) V J. Curties/ Z. Bambridge/ J. Batty (2.2)
Lynsey Davison (1.5) V S. Batty (2.2)

The four seeds (Kelly Simkin: 697, Megan Emmett: 1094, Rebecca Dandeniya: 1044 and Carly Homewood: 1013) all get byes to the quarterfinals.
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LOL @the draw

Good luck to:
Rebecca Fong
Kelly Simkin
Rebecca Dandeniya


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Simkin's not on great form at the moment. I would say that Dandeniya has a great chance of getting a British tour win here.

Slightly surprised not to see Alice MacKenzie in the draw, since she's from Yorkshire. I guess school exams are probably the reason!!
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Today's 1st round results were:

Danielle King BEAT A. Robinson 6-3, 6-2
Rachel Porsz BEAT Nicola Trelease 6-3, 6-1
J. Curtis BEAT J. Batty 7-5, 7-6
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Today's results for the newly sponsored "Hastings Direct" (who?) tour were:

2nd round:

Anna White BEAT Danielle King 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Rachel Porsz BEAT Katy Williams 6-3, 6-4
Rebecca Fong BEAT J. Curtis 6-7, 6-1, 6-3
S. Batty BEAT Lynsey Davison 6-1, 6-4

Quarter-finals (with 2 still to play):

Megan Emmett BEAT Rachel Porsz 6-4, 6-4
Carly Homewood BEAT S. Batty 6-1, 6-4
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well done Carly.

What on earth in Kelly doing here?! She should be in israel or Kiev or even Torino!!!!

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I was surprised too Paul. I presume she won't make it in to the qualifiers for Surbiton, so now would seem like a good time to play some of the mainland Europe 10k events.
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Women's Quarter finals
Rebecca Dandeniya (Surrey) bt Rebecca Fong (Yorkshire) 6-2 6-2
Kelly Simkin (Lancashire) bt Anna White (Dorset) 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-1

Semi finals
Carly Homewood (Sussex) bt Dandeniya 7-5 6-3
Simkin bt Megan Emmett (Berkshire) 6-2 6-3
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Bluepasture: totally agree about Kelly, she shoudl ahev been somewhere like Tel Aviv or even Poland. She should ahev commtted to Bosnia 25k next week, shed ahve made main draw i think.

Also, Carly was comfortanly insdei the qualies, but pulled out. One thig i find funy about Carly is that in EVERY commitment for 10k's outside UK she only enters as MDO - lol she wont go abroad unless she KNOWS shes gonan egt soem points and some money.

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For people like Carly Homewood, I'd say it should be a case of short term financial pain for long-term gain. The only way she's going to get better, is by playing more matches against a wider range of European players.
Even if she has to pay, for example, 400 for a flight out to, say, Portugal for a $10k event. Although, she might not gain enough (if any) prize money to cover her costs, British players need that kind of international experience, which IMHO a lot of them don't get enough of. It's really all too easy to save money, and just enter a British tour event.
The example of the RIGHT way to do things is Jane O'Donoghue. Before the Bournemouth $10k (in which she won both singles and doubles) she had played a number of $10ks around a variety of different European countries, usually making the quarters or semi-finals.
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are u goign to watch? or is it too far from you?

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pa - totally agree with you.
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Kelly won 64 61 or 61 64. Either way a good win.

I hope Kelly can find teh form that saw her beat Anne Keothavong In Glasgow last year. That was an AMAZING result, and shows she has some potential.

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No I didn't go to watch it. It would only have been worth going up if I could combine it with watching some football at York. That's what I did with the British tour event final in Hull last December.
Doncaster's not exactly a place you go for a nice day out! It seemed a pretty depressed town when I stayed there for a week on business last year.
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