The Matchplay Championship Grand Final has been won by Andy Billson and Andy Castell from Collingtree Park Golf Club in Northamptonshire, at The Els Club in Dubai.

Billson and Castell overturned a one-shot deficit going into the final four holes to

claim the title by two shots from overnight leaders Chris Scott-Douglas

and Mike Ankers.

“We’ve had a fantastic experience this week, if you’re an amateur golfer

and you don’t enter this tournament you must be mad, everything is so

well run it’s like playing in a professional tournament,” said

Billson.”

Meanwhile, in the Mixed Pairs event Paul Fell from Clays Golf Centre and Joanne Beddows from Caldy Golf Club in Wrexham took the title by five shots from Mike Perry and Samantha Hill.

The players were treated to luxurious accommodation at the Marriott Dubai Harbour Hotel throughout the week, as well as complimentary flights to Dubai and four rounds of golf at the world-renowned Els Club.

The entries for next year’s championship are now open. For further details on the Matchplay Championship or to enter the 2011/12 tournament, which will feature a New Men’s Singles event for the first time, visit matchplaychampionship.co.uk