Blackpool Grand Prix

Andy Macpherson, Chris Main & Richard Main travelled down to Blackpool for one of the northern Grand Prix events of the year.
Mens Singles: Chris who was seeded 14th, successfully made it through the to last 16 with comfortable wins over Josh Band & Martin Rutter to set up a clash with Craig Howieson. Chris put up a good fight with the match evenly poised at 1-1, 5-5 at one point, however, Craig proved too strong to win 3-1. Andy Macpherson did brilliantly to reach last 32 only to meet no1 seed and GP King Ryan Jenkins, Andy lost 3-0 but was great experience. Richard showed the high standard he can play at when he’s on top form, reaching the quarter finals, overcoming no6 seed and Scottish no5 Stewart Crawford 3-2 in the last 16.

Banded Events: Andy, who was competing in Band 4 and Band 5, played at a brilliant standard all weekend reaching the semi finals of Band 4 and last 16 of Band 5. He beat no1 seed for the band 4 in a high quality match 3-2 and secured 5 maximum wins over the weekend in which he will see his points increase heavily. Chris who was seeded 4th in band 1 won his group and qualified to the last 8 to set up a clash with his brother Richard. Richard won convincingly 3-0 and made his way to the semi finals where he lost to up and coming Scot Chris Wheeler. View the full ETTA report at