Robert Fulford beat Reg Bamford, but loses to Matthew Essick in the final

After a nine hour fascinating match Rob beat Reg 5-7, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 7-2. The styles were contrasting with Reg being more aggressive and Rob’s more patient and not as hard hitting.

In the final Rob seemed to be a bit tied, not surprisingly after the previous day’s match, and a bit more timid, turning down hoop running opportunities that we thought were quite reasonable to take. Matthew, just 23 years old

from North Carolina, on the other hand was much more aggressive, with several long successful jump shots (and some failures). In the end Rob lost 3-7, 7-6, 3-7, 3-7.

Matthew Essick (USA) with the trophy

GC Worlds 2022 winners