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Men’s Champion – Scott Wilbow

On a very hot Sunday at the end of 2020, play in the Tamborine Mountain Open Tennis Championships finals got underway at seven in the morning with the ladies’ singles final.  Julia Cossins won the first set 7-5 and was just two points away from winning the match in the second set tiebreak.  However, Karen Chalmers finally shaded the tiebreak 8-6 and went on to win the third set and the match.

Ladies’ Champion – Karen Chalmers

In the ladies’ doubles, Julia Cossins and Terri Turpie turned the tables on Kathy Day and Jan O’Neill, who had beaten them 6-1 6-0 in last year’s final.  This time, it was one set all, when the players agreed to take a heat break (in the Cedar Creek Winery).  On their return, Julia and Terri needed just five points to close it out 7-6(5) 2-6 6-4. Congratulations to Julia, and to Terri, thrilled to get her name on a trophy for the first time.

Ladies’ doubles finalists (from left) Terri Turpie, Julia Cossins, Jan O’Neill and Kathy Day

Scott Wilbow, became the mountain men’s tennis champion for the first time, beating Hayden Winch.  The first set was level all the way with Scott eventually winning in a tiebreak. Scott went on to win the second set and the match 7-6(2) 6-4.

Men’s doubles finalists (from left) Finlay Weston, Rob Campbell, Ben Torenbeek and Hayden Winch

In the men’s doubles, the depth of local competition was on display with Rob Campbell from Canungra and Finlay Weston from Jimboomba beating Hayden Winch from Tamborine Village and Ben Torenbeek from the mountain in yet another close match, 3-6 6-4 6-3.

Hayden had been rewarded in the cool of the previous evening when he and Karen Chalmers beat Julia Cossins and Dallas Walsh 6-1 6-4 in the mixed doubles final.

Henry Rich

2020 TM Open Tennis Championships Finals Results:


Karen Chalmers beat Julia Cossins 5-7 7-6(6) 6-0


Scott Wilbow beat Hayden Winch 7-6(2) 6-2


Julia Cossins & Terri Turpie beat Kathy Day & Jan O’Neill 7-6(5) 2-6 6-4


Rob Campbell & Finlay Weston beat Ben Torenbeek & Hayden Winch 3-6 6-4 6-3


Karen Chalmers & Hayden Winch beat Julia Cossins & Dallas Walsh 6-1 6-4