Ellis takes Open crown

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GARY Ellis added his name to the Carlsberg Open Singles Trophy for the third time after winning a thrilling final 21-20 against Graeme Wilson at Heckmondwike BC.

Results: Round 1: Chris Brown 15 Gary Ellis 21; MIke Trunstall 21 John Webster 12; Chris Mordue 21 Graham Hickey 21; John Marshall 20; Nigel Copping 17 Stuart King; Brian Holdsworth 17 Andrew Buckley 21; Graeme Wilson 21 Dave Walker 12; Kieron Smith 21 Phil Hill 9.

Quarter-finals; G Ellis 21 M Tunstall 9; C Mordue 14 G Hickey 21; S King 15 A Buckley 21; G Wilson 21 K Smith 15.

Semi-finals: G Ellis 21 G Hickey 10; A Buckley 14 G Wilson 21. Final: G Ellis 21 G Wilson 20