We’re only seven odd months late on this recap of the 2013 Charlottesville Open. So let’s take a look back at the January event. A picture is worth a thousand words so you can take whatever back interest we owe from a few of these shots (and this Facebook album). Photos courtesy of Mary Johnson.
James Patteson tracks down the Hinderman boast in the 5.0 division
Once again, Saint Anne’s-Belfield School served as the host venue for the CHOpen. Tournament directors Francis Johnson and Moe Barros were up to all good throughout the weekend, managing nearly fifty players in draws ranging from 2.5 to 5.0 and a women’s open division. A special thanks goes out to the event sponsors, Quantitative Foundation, Harrow Sports, Downtown Athletic, and Fry’s Spring Station. Thanks to their generous support, the event once again proved one of the highlights of the Central Virginia squash calendar.
Local photographer Mary Johnson also deserves a special thanks for her work at the event and for her donation of images to the blog. Additional photos by Mrs. Johnson can be found on our Facebook page. Click here to check them out…or search for Charlottesville Squash Club. And be sure to like us. You do like us, right?
Winners and runners up are listed below. You can check the full listing of results and completed draws here.
Women’s Open Division | Sarah Doss def. Sophie Baum, 3-0 (11-2, 11-0, 11-3)
Men’s 5.0 | Sean Doherty def. Stephen O’Dwyer, 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-3)
Men’s 4.5 | Benjamin Smith def. Andy Kinley, 3-0 (11-8, 11-5, 11-7)
Men’s 4.0 | Bruce Pierce def. Chris Axford, 3-0 (14-12, 11-4, 11-2)
Men’s 3.5 | Matthew Bernhard def. Lee Haworth, 3-2 (6-11, 6-11, 13-11, 14-12, 11-7)
Men’s 3.0 | Ryan Shea def Sam Piller, 3-0 (11-4, 11-9, 14-12)
Men’s 2.5 | Hank Gregg def Ian Buchanan, 3-2 (13-11, 7-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-9)
Thanks to all who participated. And we hope to see you all back for the third installment this winter.
5.0 Fellows Stephen O'Dwyer and Sean Doherety
4.5 Finals: Andy Kinley (front) vs Ben Smith