Women’s Grand Prix Review
With the 2010/11 season over and the Grand Prix season finished lets take a look at how the grand Prix season unfurled.
Naomi Owen made it a double weekend for the Welsh at the Tees Sport Liverpool Open when she beat Lauren Spink in the final to add to Ryan Jenkins success in the men’s section.
Lauren carried her form from Liverpool on to the Bribar Medway open and in a cracking final she beat reigning overall Grand Prix champion from last season Egle Adomelyte. However, Adomelyte did get her revenge at the next Grand Prix in Peterborough beating Spink in the final.
The Tees Sport Newcastle Open saw a low entry which allowed Lindsey Reynolds to take the title after conquering Sue Collier in the final. Bristol, by contrast, saw a strong entry for the women with the final once again between the top two ladies in the standings; Adomelyte and Spink. Adomelyte once again hit top form and took home the title.
Emma Vickers was triumphant in Cardiff by beating the fast improving Charlotte Carey while the Doncaster title was taken by Norwegian chopper Sonja Obradovic. In the final Sonja beat Lauren Spink.
North Herts was the second Welsh double as Charlotte Carey won in Hitchin (after Jenkins won the men’s title). In the final she beat Klaudia Szadkowska. In a repeat of the Cardiff final Emma Vickers once again beat Charlotte Carey to take home the title at the Tees Sport Blackpool Open.
Emma Vickers was going for her third title of the year but found Guernsey’s Alice Loveridge too strong in the final in at the Jersey Open.
Adomelyte won her local Grand Prix at the Bribar London Open beating Charlotte Carey in the final before Adomelyte won at Sussex with victory over Spink. Carey suffered her third final defeat of the season at the London event.
Guildford was taken home by England number two; Joanna Parker, who beat Adomelyte in the final to deny her a fifth title of the season.
The final at the final Grand Prix of the season the result didn’t matter as the standings had been settled. The final was Jas Ould versus Adomelyte meeting and Egle came out on top.
Lauren in her first full season back after a break from the sport only won one title but showed great consistency to always at least reach a semi-final and rightfully take the overall title.
Under-21s and Bands
The women’s under 21s winner was Welsh player Charlotte Carey who had a big lead over Jas Ould from Kent while Carey also took home yet another cheque as she topped the Band 1 Women’s with Cheshire’s Sue Collier in second place.
Women’s Band 2 winner was Sue Collier finishing ahead of Jurate Brazaityte of Kent while women’s Band 3 was taken home by Emily Standing over her Bristol colleague Charlotte Binley .