Saturday, September 23, 2023

BSPA: Grant beats Selby in final

BSPA champion Adrian Grant. Picture by KIM ROBERTS
BSPA champion Adrian Grant. Picture by KIM ROBERTS


Adrian Grant took the Reliable Networks BSPA Grand Prix Finals with a hard fought but straight games victory over fellow England international Daryl Selby at the Roehampton Club.

It was the perfect return to form for Grant given his inclusion in the England Squad for next week’s World Team Championships in Mulhouse, France.

The opener was nip and tuck to 7-7 before Grant eased away, and the second followed a similar pattern to 8-8 before Grant extended his lead. It looked as though the writing was on the wall for Selby as he fell behind 6/9 in the third but he rallied to 9-9 much to the crowds delight in anticipation of an extended final.

However, somewhat unusually for Grant, it was soon over in straight games with the second seed closing things out 3-0.

Grant appropriately thanked those involved in rejuvenating the event at the Roehampton Club, including sponsors Realiable Networks, and looked forward to returning next year to defend his title.

Result: Adrian Grant beat Daryl Selby 3-0 11/8 11/8 11/9 (44 mins)

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