Winners Cup Final - Pine Cliffs 17th February 2019
Following the weekly Tennis Tournament at Pine Cliffs through 2018. The Tournament winners are invited back for a "Free" 2 night stay in February for the Grand Final and a chance to win a 5 night stay at one of the Marriott partner Hotels in Dubai. The final took place on Sunday February 17th this year and was played at a very high level.
Running in parallel to the Adult final was the Junior Final with some very strong Junior players fighting it out on the clay courts at Pine Cliffs.
The event was very well attended with a total of 18 entries, this was due to the motivating force of Director of Tennis, Goncalo Portas encouraging all weekly winners to jump on a plane and return to Pine Cliffs in mid February..
During Saturday 16th February, the knock out competition was held to leave our two finalists remaining for both Adult and Juniors. In the Adult Competition Adrian Hoffstaedter would be playing Alastair Wright and in the Juniors, Theo Winfield would be playing Erik Larson. The Final took place Sunday morning at 9.00am best of 3 sets.
Winning 7-6 6-2 in the Juniors was Erik Larson from Sweden.
Winning 6-4 6-2 in the Adults was Alastair Wright from England.
So Alastair was our Grand Final winner and will be heading to Dubai at some point this year for a well deserved Holiday.
During the weekends activities we held a charity Padel Tournament which was hosted by Portuguese No 1 Padel player. Diogo Schaefer. Our winners were Diogo Silva & Joao Marquees
Perhaps the highlight of the weekend was when ATP Portuguese Tour player, Fred Gil hosted a clinic for all players.
Just time for a shower and change of clothes for the Grand Prize Giving Lunch and speeches at 14.00hrs
Thanks again to all competitors for making this a memorable and enjoyable Winners Cup weekend.
We hope to see you again next year.
Our two Junior Finalists Theo on Left Erik on right
Our Two Adult Finalists Adrian on the Left and Alastair on right
Charity Padel players with Diogo Schaefer on the far right.
All Competitors and Families Group picture. Goncalo Portas leading the Cheers!!