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James Peach (left) with the David Lloyd Men's Open trophy

David Lloyd Men’s Open: Peach Secures Maiden Victory

Englishman James Peach took the title at the David Lloyd Men’s Open in Purley, claiming his maiden victory on Tour, as he dropped just a single game throughout his weekend’s efforts.

The World No.269 came into the tournament as the No.5 seed, and got the better of compatriot Hasnaat Farooqi in straight games, before then defeating another Englishman, in Perry Malik, in a four-game battle in the quarter finals.

He then defeated the tournament’s top seed in a convincing three-game performance to make it through to the final, beating Ammar Altamimi in just 33 minutes.

Peach then came up against No.7 seed Owain Taylor in the final, and needed just 30 minutes to take his first title on Tour, claiming the David Lloyd Men’s Open title.

Results: David Lloyd Men’s Open
Final
[5] James Peach (ENG) bt [7] Owain Taylor (WAL) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-9 (30m)

Semi-Finals
[5] James Peach (ENG) bt [1] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 12-10 (33m)
[7] Owain Taylor (WAL) bt [3] Fergus Richards (SCO) 3-0: 16-14, 11-6, 12-10 (55m)

Quarter Finals
[1] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bt Aaron Allpress (ENG) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-3 (24m)
[5] James Peach (ENG) bt [4] Perry Malik (ENG) 3-1: 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8 (53m)
[3] Fergus Richards (SCO) bt [6] Alasdair Prott (SCO) 3-2: 4-11, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 (51m)
[7] Owain Taylor (WAL) bt Jack Turney (ENG) 3-1: 10-12, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4 (50m)

Round One
[1] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) bt Josh Attwell (ENG) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 11-4 (18m)
Aaron Allpress (ENG) bt [8] Quint Mandil (FRA) 3-1: 11-2, 11-8, 12-14, 11-8 (60m)
[5] James Peach (ENG) bt Hasnaat Farooqi (ENG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-3 (24m)
[4] Perry Malik (ENG) bt [WC] Phil Nightingale (ENG) 3-2: 5-11, 3-11, 0-8 rtd (20m)
[3] Fergus Richards (SCO) bt Jordan Warne (ENG) 3-0: 13-11, 11-3, 11-7 (29m)
[6] Alasdair Prott (SCO) bt Rohan Mandil (FRA) 3-0: 11-7, 11-1, 11-7 (27m)
[7] Owain Taylor (WAL) bt Jack Mitterer (ENG) 3-2: 4-11, 11-9, 1-8, 11-13, 11-8 (76m)
Jack Turney (ENG) bt [2] Filip Jarota (POL) 3-2: 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-3 (72m)

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