Shane Day won the 2018 Dennis Lewis Open as he defeated Ash Bracken in a close final 21-18 at Sir John Bayley. They had both overcome a home challenge in the Semi Finals, both beating Shropshire players in Newport's Dave Rhodes 17 and Wrockwardine Wood's Stuart Rutter 15 respectively. In the Quarter Finals Shane had beaten fellow North Midlands county player Mark Burdett 15, with Ash defeating Ayden Smith of the Bowring by the same score. Ayden's team mate Ash Gregory lost out 20 to Dave, while Wayne Phillips from Hanwood lost to 2016 winner Stuart 19.
Organiser Tom Roden with winner Shane Day.
Organiser Tom Roden said "personally I was very pleased for Shane and Ash who have traveled over to play in the comp for a few years now and managed to win 2 good semi finals vs strong local opposition. Dave being runner up in 2015 and Stuart the winner in 2016." He added "as most of you know we've really struggled for entries today but it hasn't stopped then NM and WW lads from having a few beers. Thank you for supporting the comp again!"
Quarter Final scores onwards are here.