Malcolm Wong (TTNZ National Official of the Year!) submitted an update on the Nelson Open which he went to several weeks ago.

Malcolm Wong won the over 50 Doubles and was runner up in the Over 40 Doubles, with Mark Nalder (Nelson). This was their 12th title together. It was also Malcolm’s 20th Nelson title and his 79th overall.

Former Titan Club member, Alastair Naysmith, won the Over 60 Singles and Doubles. He has been living in Nelson since April 2012 and been playing interclub there the last 2 years.

Lionel Wells (Nelson) was the oldest competitor. He was born in 1920 and will be 93 in October. Lionel stills plays interclub.

There were 35 players entered in the tournament which had been postponed from June due to flooding which resulted in the floor needing to be replaced. Full results are here: 2013 Nelson Open results.

Thanks to the organisers, Paul Op den Buysch, Bruce Hay, Kay Hazeldine and Glenda Ferguson. Also thanks to Karen Holmes, Dianne Watson and Debbie Watson who operated the cafeteria.

Nelson Over 50 Doubles winners Malcolm Wong and Mark Nalder.
Nelson Over 50 Doubles winners Malcolm Wong and Mark Nalder.
Nelson Over 60 Singles and Doubles winner Alastair Naysmith.
Nelson Over 60 Singles and Doubles winner Alastair Naysmith.
Lionel Wells with Malcolm Wong.
Lionel Wells with Malcolm Wong.

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