Ibiza Open 2014

Chris & Richard Main alongside coach Ryan Mitchell headed over to Ibiza to attend a 2 day training camp & compete in the Ibiza International Open. The 3 day competition which is held at Santa Eulalia Multi Sports Complex attracts top players from the major European countries and with Filip Symanski (Pol) & Niagol Stoyanov (Ita) topping the bill, it was always going to be a tough few days of competition.

On the Friday night, the doubles events opened the competition. Richard & Chris worked their way through the opening group stages and overcame 2 local pairings in the QF & SF to set up a final with 2 Spanish Pro B players. Chris & Richard had to win the hard way, coming from 2 sets to nil down to win 3-2 in an entertaining final.

The Saturday & Sunday consisted of the singles events with the Saturday holding the banded events and Sunday the main event. In the Band 1, Richard Main dispatched of his 4 players in the opening group & worked his way to the semi finals. Richard then met Chris Main’s conquerer, a 66 year old Swedish defensive player who is no1 Swedish over 60’s player. Richard overcame Jonas 3-1 and in the final, he beat Rafa Ramirez 13-11 in the fifth set to win the Band 1. Richard who has played in the Band 1 3 years in a row now, has never lost a match and won it 3 consecutive years. Well done Ricardo !!

On the Sunday, both Chris & Richard lost in the quarter finals 3-2. Chris lost in a very close match against top ranked Polish player Filip Symanski. Richard lost to Spanish Pro A player Guillermo Martínez 3-1. If your looking for a fun, enjoyable and competitive tournament with a couple of days sunshine, this is perfect for you. Entry forms and dates of Ibiza Open 2015 are available from the link below.

Pictures and full results can be viewed here – http://www.ttibizaopen.com/fotos