Colin Payne Kent Open, sponsored by 501 Entertainment, at Tunbridge Wells Squash Club, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.
(4) Satomi Watanabe (JAP) beat (1) Torrie Malik (ENG) 11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9 (31m)
(1) Curtis Malik (ENG) beat (7) James Peach (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 9-11, 11-4 (41m)
The Colin Payne Kent Open, sponsored by 501 Entertainment and staged at Tunbridge Wells Squash Club, was a massive success with the added bonus of a special TV feature on BBC South East.
Two entertaining finals were won by Curtis Malik and Japan’s Satomi Watanabe, a student at Roehampton University with a former world ranking of 44.
Malik, from Sussex, beat Yorkshire’s James Peach in the men’s final with younger sister Torrie Malik, top seed in the women’s event at the age of 17, losing to Watanabe despite a battling comeback after surrendering the first two games.
In the last tournament of the year in the UK, Peach beat Kent’s No.2 seed Josh Masters in the men’s