Ann Barnes wins Worcestershire County Ladies titles

Malvern league player Ann Barnes achieved double success in the Worcestershire County Closed tournament held at Redditch on Sunday 2 February 2014. 

In the ladies' singles, Ann defeated reigning champion Laura Horton in the first match of a round robin event.  This proved to be a key event with both Ann and Laura winning all their remaining games resulting in Ann finishing top and winning the title with Laura as runner-up.

Ann then paired up with Gemma McKay to defeat defending champions, mother and daughter pairing, Sue and Laura Horton in 4 close games.

In other events, British League team mates Adam Nutland and Steve Horton were both in top form to capture 7 titles between them.  Adam not only retained his under 21 title but also partnered Laura Horton to success in the mixed doubles and again won the men's doubles with Steve Horton as his partner.  Steve also retained the veterans' doubles title with Dave Rogers, men's doubles with Adam and veterans singles, beating Lewis Siket in the final.  Ineviatbly Steve and Adam met in the men's singles final with Adam coming out on top.

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