The 2017 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 3rd / 4th March at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. Attendance this year was down on previous years, however the standard of play was high.
|Tweenies Singles||Ricky Hardcastle||Maciej Dlugomiza||12-10||11-8||11-4|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||David Hyder||Nick Sears||11-8||7-11||11-5||4-11||11-8|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Mark Kirton||Peter Chipperton||11-9||11-9||3-11||11-5|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Wendy Porter||Louise Forster||Round Robin|
|Division One||Ricky Hardcastle||Maciej Dlugozima||11-4||8-11||12-10||12-10|
|Division Two||Wendy Porter||Mark Kirton||14-12||11-2||10-12||11-9|
|Division Three||Ike Greenberg||Rajin Soni||11-8||6-11||6-11||11-8||11-8|
|Mens Singles||Ricky Hardcastle||Mark Banks||4-11||11-9||11-7||2-11||11-6|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Maciej Dlugozima||Elroy Hull||11-3||11-8||11-6|
|Ladies Singles||Wendy Porter||Elena Tant||11-1||4-11||11-6||11-6|
|Mens Doubles||Mark Banks / Lawrence Russell||Maciej Dlugozima / Ricky Hardcastle||Round Robin|
|Mixed Doubles||Wendy Porter / Ricky Hardcastle||Mark Banks / Elena Tant||11-2||11-4||11-9|
|Divisional Handicap||Maciej Dlugozima||Rajin Soni|
|Drawn Doubles||Nick Sears / Peter Chipperton||Ricky Hardcastle / Keith Hall|
The 2016 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 19th / 20th March at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. The Saturday was well attended with good representation from all divisions of the league. Sunday was less well attended; however there were still good hard fought matches.
The Tweenies event this year saw Ricky Hardcastle regain the title he lost last year to Maciej Dlugomiza in a closely fought match. This brings Ricky’s total in this event to three in four years.
In the veteran single men’s event last year’s winner, Simon Vine, was defeated by Hari Gehlot. The pair went on to meet in the final of another two events. The veteran single men’s consolation produced one of the closest finals when Zolt Varga finally defeated Walter Aldridge in five sets; 6-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-8.
The division three event saw two strong players, Jack McDonagh and Peter Chipperton in the final. Jack took the title after four sets defeating Peter 8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6. Both players would be able to hold their own in division two.
Both the Veteran Ladies singles on Saturday and the Ladies singles on Sunday saw the same two names competing for the honours. On both occasions Liz Bookman came out on top defeating Wendy Porter. However Wendy went on to win the Division Two event.
The men’s doubles on Sunday featured some fast and furious play when Hari Gehlot and Steve Miller took on Hari Prasad and Maciej Dlugomiza, the later games being very close. However after four sets and some rallies that had the audience applauding Hari and Steve took the doubles trophy 11-6, 11-4, 9-11, 12-10.
The mixed doubles featured the two ladies, Wendy Porter and Liz Bookman, who had been competing in the singles and together in the Ladies doubles now partner Ricky Hardcastle and Nick Sears. Wendy and Ricky took the first set and after dropping the second went on to win in four sets.
The Men’s singles event on the Sunday again saw two different finalists from last year. After working through the groups and following quarter and semi-finals the two men, Hari Gehlot and Simon Vine, who had dominated the weekend men’s events faced each other again. As in the previous two occasions Hari dominated, although Simon put up a strong fight.
The final event on the Saturday was the usual charity drawn Handicap doubles, each round seeing different pairings of players, the winners going forward to the next round. This event is always a bit of fun, giving players the chance to play in different combinations and with partners you may never have played with before! It was nice to see division three well represented, with three of the four finalists coming from this division. The final combination of Liz Bookman and Jack McDonagh defeating Rajin Soni and Peter Chipperton.
Courtesy Graham Trimming, Cippenham TTC.
|Tweenies Singles||Ricky Hardcastle||Maciej Dlugomiza||11-6||6-11||11-9||11-9|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Maciej Dlugomiza||Chris Collins||10-12||11-7||11-9||11-5|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||Hari Gehlot||Simon Vine||11-8||11-4||11-4|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Zsolt Varga||Walter Aldridge||6-11||9-11||12-10||11-5||11-8|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Liz Bookman||Wendy Porter||Round Robin|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies) Consolation||Janet Dawson||Jen Brown||Round Robin|
|Division One||Hari Gehlot||Simon Vine||11-9||11-8||11-6|
|Division Two||Wendy Porter||Mike Collins||11-3||11-3||8-11||11-4|
|Division Three||Jack McDonagh||Peter Chipperton||8-11||11-8||11-4||11-6|
|Mens Singles||Hari Gehlot||Simon Vine||11-3||11-5||11-3|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Graham Trimming||Nick Sears||14-12||11-9||13-11|
|Ladies Singles||Liz Bookman||Wendy Porter||12-10||11-8||11-9|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Lucie Bouron||Jen Brown||Round Robin|
|Mens Doubles||Hari Gehlot / Steve Miller||Maciej Dlugozima / Hari Prasad||11-6||11-4||9-11||12-10|
|Ladies Doubles||Wendy Porter / Liz Bookman||Lucie Bouron / Jen Brown||11-4||11-5||11-1|
|Mixed Doubles||Wendy Porter / Ricky Hardcastle||Liz Bookman / Nick Sears||11-7||9-11||11-9||11-8|
|Divisional Handicap||Lucie Bouron||Chris Collins|
|Drawn Doubles||Liz Bookman / Jack McDonagh||Rajin Soni / Peter Chipperton|
The 2015 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 14th / 15th March at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. This year it was pleasing to see some new players to the championships taking part, some of them went through to win medals and cups.
The Tweenies event this year saw a new winner as the winner for the previous two years, Ricky Hardcastle, was unseated by Maciej Dlugomiza in a round robin event.
In the veteran single men’s event we saw another new face to the tournament, Simon Vine, defeat Nick Sears in the final 11-8, 13-11, 11-6. Simon also went onto win the Division one final in a close five set battle with Ricky Hardcastle 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-2.
Both the Veteran Ladies singles on Saturday and the Ladies singles on Sunday saw the same two names competing for the honours. On both occasions newcomer to the Maidenhead league Liz Bookman defeated Sue Hayes, once in the Round Robin and on Sunday in the final 11-2, 11-8, 11-9.
The Sunday doubles saw a number of new combinations of players. The closest of the doubles finals was between Maciej and Hari against Bas and Simon. This always had the potential to be a close fight and did not disappoint with some very good rallies and fine shots. The match went to five sets with the fifth set going the full distance. The result was 8-11, 11-4, 10-12,11-8, 13-11.
The Ladies double this year had two of last year’s finalists, but both now playing with new partners. Wendy Porter this year partnered Liz Bookman overcoming Jan Chapman partnered with the young Megan Ashfield. However Megan had her revenge as in the Mixed doubles partnered with Maciej they defeated Wendy now partnered with Mark Kirton.
The Men’s singles event on the Sunday saw two different finalists from last year. Mark Banks returned after a year’s absence to take on Maciej. Maciej put a good fight, taking one set, but in the end the clinical performance of Mark prevailed 11-2, 5-11, 11-6, 11-5. The men’s single consolation was a much closer final and after five long sets Mark Kirton finally clinched victory over Nick Sears 11-8, 11-13, 10-12, 12-10, 11-7.
The final event on the Saturday was the usual charity drawn Handicap doubles, each round seeing different pairings of players, the winners going forward to the next round. This event is always a bit of fun, giving players the chance to play in different combinations and with partners you may never have played with before! Also the handicap is only revealed after each game. The final combination of Viliam Andrascik / Chris Collins defeating Rajin Soni and David Tant.
|Tweenies Singles||Maciej Dlugomiza||Ricky Hardcastle||Round Robin|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Chris Collins||Megan Ashfield||Round Robin|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||Simon Vine||Nick Sears||11-8||13-11||11-6|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||David Tant||Walter Aldridge||7-11||8-11||11-5||11-8||11-5|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Liz Bookman||Sue Hayes||Roun Robin|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies) Consolation||Wendy Porter||Jan Chapman||Round Robin|
|Division One||Simon Vine||Ricky Hardcastle||11-8||11-6||8-11||8-11||11-2|
|Division Two||Chris Collins||David Tant||11-6||11-6||11-4|
|Division Three||Rajin Soni||Charles Mitchell||Round Robin|
|Mens Singles||Mark Banks||Maciej Dlugomiza||11-2||5-11||11-6||11-5|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Mark Kirton||Nick Sears||11-8||11-13||10-12||12-10||11-7|
|Ladies Singles||Liz Bookman||Sue Hayes||11-2||11-8||11-9|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Megan Ashfield||Adele Hitchcock||11-3||11-2||11-6|
|Mens Doubles||M. Dlugozima / H. Prasad||B. Mocharriffie / S. Vine||8-11||11-4||10-12||11-8||13-11|
|Ladies Doubles||W. Porter / L. Bookman||J. Chapman / M. Ashfield||11-5||11-8||11-3|
|Mixed Doubles||M. Dlugozima / M. Ashfield||W. Porter / M. Kirton||11-4||11-9||11-1|
|Divisional Handicap||Megan Ashfield||David Tant|
|Drawn Doubles||V. Andrascik / C. Collins||R. Soni / D. Tant|
The 2014 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 8th / 9th March at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. The turn out this year was disappointingly down on previous years, particularly on Sunday.
The Tweenies event this year, as last year was won by Ricky Hardcastle. It took him a five set final to achieve this overcoming Hari Prasad 11-13, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4. Ricky also went on to win the division one title later in the day.
The veteran Ladies singles tile was won by Denise Rolfe who defeated Wendy Porter in four set. The veteran Ladies singles Consolation was one of the closer finals on the Saturday, it went to five sets with Jen Brown just winning over Janet Dawson a repeat of last year’s close came.
On Sunday we saw some new names appear on the Ladies Trophies. In the Ladies doubles Wendy Porter and Denis Rolfe defeated previous champions Jan and Gemma Chapman. Following this Wendy and Gemma went on to the Ladies singles final. This was probably one of the most exciting finals of the day. Wendy started well by taking the first two sets 11-7 and 11-9. Gemma then started a major fight back by taking the next two sets 11-5 and 11-2. Entering the final set both players were determined to win and it was close throughout with Wendy finally talking it 14-12 to much applause from the audience, who had witnessed some excellent table tennis.
The Men’s singles event on the Sunday saw Ricky Hardcastle gain the title against Nick Sears, only dropping one set. Ricky was last Year’s runner-up and this was a good conclusion to the weekend for him.
The Mixed doubles was also a close final. Elena Tant and Ricky Hardcastle defeated Wendy Porter and David Tant in four sets 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 16-14. A unusual final with husband and wife on opposite sites !
The final event on the Saturday was the charity drawn Handicap doubles, each round seeing different pairings of players, the winners going forward to the next round. An opportunity to play with several different players, without knowing by how much you had to win each round by. The final combination of Wendy Porter and Elroy Hull defeated Elena Tant and Mike Collins.
|Tweenies Singles||Ricky Hardcastle||Hari Prasad||11-13||11-5||9-11||11-7||11-8|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Chris Collins||Lucie Bouron||11-6||11-3||12-10|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||Simon Wilde||Mark Dozell||12-10||11-4||17-15|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Nick Sears||Mike Collins||11-7||11-6||11-7|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Denise Rolfe||Wendy Porter||12-10||5-11||11-3||11-9|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies) Consolation||Jen Brown||Janet Dawson||12-14||11-4||7-11||11-7||11-5|
|Division One||Ricky Hardcastle||Dave Hyder||11-6||11-4||11-8|
|Division Two||Denise Rolfe||Walter Aldridge||11-9||12-10||11-7|
|Division Three||Bruce Smeath||Jack McDonagh||11-1||11-4||11-4|
|Mens Singles||Ricky Hardcastle||Nick Sears||11-4||11-6||9-11||11-6|
|Mens Singles Consolation||David Tant||John Scott||11-6||11-7||11-5|
|Ladies Singles||Wendy Porter||Gemma Chapman||11-7||11-9||5-11||2-11||14-12|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Elena Tant||Jen Brown||11-5||11-4||11-7|
|Mens Doubles||D.Hyder / E.Hull||H.Prasad / N.Sears||6-11||11-7||11-6||11-8|
|Ladies Doubles||W.Porter / D.Rolfe||J.Chapman / G.Chapman||11-7||11-8||11-9|
|Mixed Doubles||E.Tant / R.Hardcastle||W.Porter / D.Tant||11-9||9-11||11-8||16-14|
|Divisional Handicap||Mark Dozell||Chris Collins|
|Drawn Doubles||W.Porter / E.Hull||E.Tant / M.Collins|
The 2013 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 23th / 24th March at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. The championships were held later this year and there was a good turn out on both days.
The Tweenies event this year was won by Ricky Hardcastle, who also won the Division One Title. However runner up in the Tweenies, Andrew Sullivan went on to take the Division Two Title. The Division Three Title saw mother overcome daughter in the final when Elena Cockrell beat Louise Cockrell.
This year it was nice to see more Ladies taking part. On Saturday the Ladies Consolation final went to five sets with the final set ending 13-11, with Jen Brown winning over Janet Dawson. The veteran Ladies final saw Wendy Porter beat Sue Hayes in four sets.
On Sunday the name Chapman dominated the ladies events with Gemma taking the Ladies singles 10-12, 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 by defeating Sue Hayes. Gemma and Jan then went on to take the Ladies doubles by defeating the pairing of Wendy Porter and Elena Cockrell.
The Men’s singles event on the Sunday saw Mark Banks retain his title. Rick Hardcastle put up a good fight, with some good rallies and got close to Mark in the third set.
The Mixed doubles produced the closed of the weekend’s finals. Mark Banks and Elena Cockrell defeated Ricky Hardcastle and Sue Hayes in five close sets, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10. The final very close set enabled the Mark and Elena to take the title this year, having been runners up in the previous year.
The final event on the Saturday was the charity drawn Handicap doubles, each round seeing different pairings of players, the winners going forward to the next round. In the final Chris Collins and Andrew Sullivan defeated Mike Collins and Elroy Hull by just 4 points.
|Tweenies Singles||Ricky Hardcastle||Andrew Sullivan||11-8||12-10||11-8|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Lucie Bouron||Jack McDonagh||Round Robin|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||Simon Wilde||Clive Dawson||11-6||11-3||11-5|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Keith Machin||Mike Collins||Round Robin|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Wendy Porter||Sue Hayes||11-7||11-3||3-11||11-7|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies) Consolation||Jen Brown||Janet Dawson||11-5||9-11||8-11||11-5||13-11|
|Division One||Ricky Hardcastle||Graham Trimming||11-8||11-5||11-3|
|Division Two||Andrew Sullivan||Chris Collins||11-9||11-3||11-6|
|Division Three||Elena Cockrell||Louise Cockrell||11-9||11-7||11-0|
|Mens Singles||Mark Banks||Ricky Hardcastke||11-6||11-2||11-9|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Andrew Sullivan||Mark Ash||11-7||11-5||11-9|
|Ladies Singles||Gemma Chapman||Sue Hayes||10-12||11-8||11-3||11-4|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Lucie Bouron||Adele Hitchcock||Round Robin|
|Mens Doubles||M. Banks / M.Ash||L.Russell / S.Miller||11-8||11-8||11-9|
|Ladies Doubles||J.Chapman / G. Chapman||W.Porter / L.Cockrell||11-6||11-8||11-3|
|Mixed Doubles||M.Banks / E.Cockrell||R.Hardcastle / S.Hayes||9-11||11-9||8-11||11-9||12-10|
|Divisional Handicap||Elroy Hull||Andrew Sullivan|
|Drawn Doubles||C.Collins / A.Sullivan||M.Collins / E.Hull|
The 2012 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 11th / 12th February at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. Attendance this year was disappointing, partly due to competing events in the area. Those attending did have a good time, with some close matches.
The Men’s singles event on the Sunday saw Mark Banks regain the title , having come runner-up last year to Ramesh Gehlot, In a clinical performance he defeated Tom Mitchell 11-8, 11-3, 11-7.
The Tweenies singles and the Division One title, saw the same two players fighting out. On both occasions Anthony Gardner came out top, but in the Division One final it took him 5 sets to overcome Andrew Sullivan 11-9, 15-13, 9-11, 10-12, 11-9 in a close fought match. Both players producing some fine shots and exciting rallies.
It was nice to see some new faces this year. Ashley D’Sa won both Division Two and the Tweenies Singles Consolation. The Division Three Title was taken by another newcomer to the completion, Viliam Andrascik, who was also runner up in the Divisional Handicap.
The Ladies events this year were run as round robin events due to the low numbers. However those taking part had a plenty of matches, with Gemma Chapman re-taking the Ladies Singles Trophy after a year’s absence. Jan and Gemma Chapman also took the Ladies Doubles trophy.
The Mixed doubles produced some very tight and exciting semi finals before Tom Mitchell and Gemma Chapman defeated last year’s winners Mark Banks and Elena Cockrell in the final.
As usual the concluding event on the Saturday was the charity drawn Handicap doubles. Each round saw different pairings of players, the winners going forward to the next round. In the final Ashley D’Sa and Andrew Sullivan defeated Laura Betteridge and Fenton Varady. This year’s charity was the Samaritans.
|Tweenies Singles||Anthony Gardner||Andrew Sullivan||11-8||11-6||11-8|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Ashley D'Sa||Chris Collins||11-9||11-7||11-8|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||Simon Wilde||Clive Dawson||11-3||6-11||11-4||11-5|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Robert Crichton||John Scott||7-11||11-9||11-9||11-9|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Jan Chapman||Gill Gibbs||Round Robin|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies) Consolation||Elena Cockrell||Janet Dawson||Round Robin|
|Division One||Anthony Gardner||Andrew Sullivan||11-9||15-13||9-11||10-12||11-9|
|Division Two||Ashley D'Sa||Fento Varady||9-11||3-11||11-7||11-8||11-9|
|Division Three||Villiam Andrascik||Rajin Soni||11-4||11-3||11-3|
|Mens Singles||Mark Banks||Tom Mtichell||11-8||11-3||11-7|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Fenton Varady||Clive Dawson||12-10||11-3||6-11||5-11||11-6|
|Ladies Singles||Gemma Chapman||Adele Hitchcock||Round Robin|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Elena Cockrell||Gill Gibbs||Round Robin|
|Mens Doubles||M. Banks / S. Smith||T. Mitchell /A. Sullivan||11-3||12-10||11-5|
|Ladies Doubles||J.Chapman / G. Chapman||A. Hitchcock / L. Bouron||Round Robin|
|Mixed Doubles||T. Mitchall / G. Chapman||M. Banks / E. Cockcrell||11-5||11-4||11-8|
|Divisional Handicap||Andrew Sullivan||Viliam Andrascik|
|Drawn Doubles||A. D'Sa / A. Sullivan||L. Betteridge / A. Hitchcock|
The 2011 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 5th / 6th February at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. Although attendance was down this year, it was pleasing to see a good number of younger players.
The Men’s singles event on the Sunday produced two of the closed matches of the week end. Ramesh Gehlot was up against Mark Banks in the final. This proved to a very good five set match with the last set going to a 12- 10 conclusion in favour of Ramesh. Some seemingly impossible shots were returned in a fast game that was exciting to watch.
Not to be outdone, the Men’s singles Consolation final saw Father against Son, in another five set match. Mike started well, but let Chris back in the middle two sets, before finally taking the last to win 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-4. A case of experience over youth?
Ramesh Gehlot and Mark Banks took the Men’s doubles trophy by defeating the younger pairing of Ben Cunningham and Anthony Gardener 11-6, 11-9, 11-6. However Ramesh did not get it all his own way, as he was defeated in the Premier Division Knockout by Ricky Hardcastle 12-10, 11-5, 11-6.
The number of Ladies taking part this year was down due to Injury, Illness and commitments elsewhere. However those taking part had a good time, with Wendy Porter taking the honours in the Ladies Single events and paired with Elena Cockrell the Ladies doubles event. The Ladies Singles Consolation was won by Elena Cockrell who defeated Lucie Bouron, a new comer to the Championships.
This year saw the return of the Junior Singles Event. This was played as a round robin, with Eddie Mitchell coming out on top, followed by Daniel Thorne as runner up.
As usual the concluding event on the Saturday was the charity drawn Handicap doubles. Each round saw different pairings of players, the winners going forward to the next round. In the final Elroy Hull and Bob Gates defeated Ben Cunningham and Dave Hyder. This year’s charity was Leukaemia Research.
|Tweenies Singles||Ben Cunningham||Ricky Hardcastle||12-10||10-12||11-6||11-5|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Laura Betteridge||Adele Hitchcock||5-11||11-5||11-8||11-7|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||Ramesh Gehlot||Retired||9-11||11-5|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Mike Dorrington||Robert Crichton||11-7||11-6||11-6|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Wendy Porter||Gill Gibbs||11-6||11-7||11-6|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies) Consolation||Elena Cockrell||Diane Betteridge||11-4||11-6||11-6|
|Premier Division||Ricky Hardcastle||Ramesh Gehlot||12-10||11-5||11-6|
|Division One||Ben Cunningham||Andt Sullivan||9-11||12-10||12-10||11-6|
|Division Two||Wendy Porter||Chris Collins||11-4||11-6||7-11||16-14|
|Division Three||Laura Betteridge||Gill Gibbs||7-11||11-7||13-11||11-8|
|Mens Singles||Ramesh Gehlot||Mark Banks||6-11||11-9||11-8||9-11||12-10|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Mike Collins||Chris Collins||11-8||11-7||9-11||8-11||11-4|
|Ladies Singles||Wendy Porter||Gill Gibbs||11-5||11-3||11-3|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Elena Cockrell||Lucie Bouron||11-4||11-4||11-2|
|Mens Doubles||M. Banks / R. Gehlot||B.Cunningham /A. Gardener||11-6||11-9||11-6|
|Ladies Doubles||W. Porter / E. Cockrell||G. Gibbs / L. Bouron||11-3||11-6||11-1|
|Mixed Doubles||M. Banks / E. Cockrell||W. Porter / D. Thorne||11-7||11-7||11-3|
|Junior Singles||E. Mitchell||D. Thorne||11-9||11-7||11-5|
|Divisional Handicap||Ben Cunningham||Andy Sullivan|
|Drawn Doubles||Elroy Hull, Bob Gates||Ben Cunningham, Dave Hyder|
The 2010 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 13th \ 14th February at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. Attendance this year was down, with a number of the Juniors away at competing events.
The Men's Events again featured members of the Gehlot Family. The Men's Singles was won by Hari Gehlot, the Gehlot brothers then went on to win the Mens Doubles against Elroy Hull and Dave Hyder. In the mixed doubles they faced each other as Hari paired with Denise Rolfe defeated Ramesh paired with Wendy Porter 11-6, 11-5, 11-8.
In a reversal of last year, Ramesh Gehlot won the Veteran men's singles by defeating Hari Gehlot 7-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-9. The veteran Ladies Singles saw Sharon Mitchell overcome Wendy Porter 12-10, 11-4, 3-11, 11-6. They were to meet again in the Division Two final where Sharon had an easier victory.
Gemma Chapman retained the Ladies Single's Title, this year defeating Wendy Porter in the final 14-12, 11-4, 11-6. The Ladies Consolation was the closest final on the Sunday with Elena Cockrell overcoming Cheryl Gardener in four sets 11-13, 12-10, 12-10, 11-7. In a re-run of last year the Ladies Doubles Title remained in the Chapman Family when Gemma and Jan defeated Sharon Mitchell and Denise Rolfe in the final 11-9, 11- 9 11-8.
On Saturday in the Tweenies Singles two players new to the Maidenhead closed were in the final, Ricky Hardcastle just had the edge over James Ollson winning in five sets 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 11-13, 13-11. Ricky had a good day going on to win the Divisional Handicap and coming runner up in the Division One final.
As usual the concluding event on the Saturday was the charity drawn Handicap doubles. Each round will saw different pairings of players, the winners going forward to the next round. In the final Bassam Mocharrifie and Mark Dozell defeated Sharon Mitchell and Elroy Hull by a narrow margin of just two points.
On Sunday a cheque for £300 was presented in aid of the Scanner appeal, this being the proceeds of the Raffle and the Drawn Doubles on Saturday.
|Tweenies Singles||Ricky Hardcastle||James Ollson||11-9||11-13||11-8||11-13||13-11|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Chris Collins||Cheryl Gardener||11-4||11-9||11-8|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||Ramesh Gehlot||Hari Gehlot||7-11||12-10||11-6||11-9|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Paul Savage||Robert Gates||8-11||11-7||11-7||11-6|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Sharon Mitchell||Wendy Porter||12-10||11-4||3-11||11-6|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies) Consolation||Jan Chpaman||Diane Betteridge||11-2||11-5||11-5|
|Premier Division||Hari Gehlot||James Olsson||11-4||11-7||11-6|
|Division One||Elroy Hull||Ricky Hardcastle||11-2||8-11||11-7||6-11||11-9|
|Division Two||Sharon Mitchell||Wendy Porter||11-3||11-4||11-4|
|Division Three||Chris Collins||Laura Betteridge||11-2||11-6||11-5|
|Mens Singles||Hari Gehlot||John Cooper||11-6||11-4||11-6|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Ricky Hardcastle||Paul Savage||11-8||11-4||7-11||11-5|
|Ladies Singles||Gemma Chapman||Wendy Porter||14-12||11-4||11-6|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Elena Cockrell||Cheryl Gardener||11-13||12-10||12-10||11-7|
|Mens Doubles||Hari Gehlot Ramesh Gehlot||Elroy Hull Dave Hyder||11-7||11-5||11-6|
|Ladies Doubles||Jan Chapman Gemma Chapman||Sharon Mitchell Denise Rolfe||11-9||11-9||11-8|
|Mixed Doubles||Denise Rolfe Hari Gehlot||Wendy Porter Ramesh Gehlot||11-6||11-5||11-8|
|Divisional Handicap||Ricky Hardcastle||Mark Dozell|
|Drawn Doubles||Mark Dozell Bassam Mocharifie||Chris Collins Robert Gates|
The 2009 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 14th \ 15th February at the Cippenham Table Tennis Centre. Both days were well attended, the Men again outnumbering the Ladies.
The Men’s Events were dominated by the Gehlot Family. The Men’s Singles was won by Hari Gehlot who defeated young Eddie Mitchell in an exciting and fast five set final 9-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 11-5. The Audience were amazed at both players ability and speed and the length of some of the rallies. The Gehlot brothers (Hari and Ramesh) took the Men’s doubles by defeating their son’s (Kuldeep and Abhay) in the final 11-8, 11-4, 11-9.
Hari Gehlot also won the veteran Mens Singles, the Premier Division Knockout, Divisional Handicap and the mixed Double with Denise Rolfe to add to his list of trophies for the weekend.
Gemma Chapman retained the Ladies Single’s Title, this year defeating Emma Human in the final 7-11, 11-2, 11-5, 11-7. The Ladies Doubles Title also remained in the Chapman Family when Gemma and Jan defeated Sharon Mitchell and Denise Rolfe in the final 11-7, 11- 5 11-4.
On Saturday in the Tweenies Singles (for those under 40), Gemma Chapman defeated Abhay Gehlot in the final, while Kuldeep Gehlot took the Tweenies Consolation by defeating Emma Human in the final of that event.
The concluding event on the Saturday was the drawn Handicap doubles run to raise money for charity. Each round will saw different pairings of players, the winners going forward to the next round. In the final Sharon Mitchell and Mark Dozell defeated Chris Collins and Robert Gates.
On Sunday a cheque for £300 was presented in aid of the Scanner appeal, this being the proceeds of the Raffle and the Drawn Doubles on Saturday.
|Tweenies Singles||Gemma Chapman||Abhay Gehlot||11-9||8-11||13-11||12-10|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Kuldeep Gehlot||Emma Human||8-11||11-6||11-6||11-7|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||Hari Gehlot||Ramesh Gehlot||8-11||8-11||11-4||11-1||11-6|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Walter Aldridge||Clive Dawson||11-5||11-7||11-3|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Sharon Mitchell||Kathy Dudley||Round Robin|
|Premier Division||Hari Gehlot||Eddie Mitchell||11-4||11-8||11-3|
|Division One||Russell Holbrook||Elroy Hull||11-8||9-11||11-8||11-8|
|Division Two||Pat Maher||Sharon Mitchell||11-||12-10||9-11||11-4|
|Division Three||Mick Mitcham||Laura Betteridge||11-2||11-6||11-5|
|Mens Singles||Hari Gehlot||Eddie Mitchell||9-11||11-9||6-11||11-8||11-5|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Kuldeep Gehlot||Elroy Hull||11-9||14-12||11-1|
|Ladies Singles||Gemma Chapman||Emma Human||7-11||11-2||11-5||11-7|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Gill Gibbs||Elena Cockrell||11-9||11-9||11-7|
|Mens Doubles||Hari Gehlot Ramesh Gehlot||Abhay Gehlot Kuldeep Gehlot||11-8||11-4||11-9|
|Ladies Doubles||Gemma Chapman Jan Chapman||Sharon Mitchell Denise Rolfe||11-7||11-5||11-4|
|Mixed Doubles||Denise Rolfe Hari Gehlot||Gemma Chapman Trevor Griffiths||11-6||11-8||4-11||11-9|
|Divisional Handicap||Hari Gehlot||Mark Dozell|
|Drawn Doubles||Sharon Mitchell Mark Dozell||Chris Collins Robert Gates|
The 2008 Maidenhead Closed Championships took place over the weekend of 2nd / 3rd February 2008 at the Cippenham Table tennis Centre. It was pleasing to see that the various events were again well attended.
The Men’s Singles title remained in the Gehlot family, this year going to Ramesh Gehlot who defeated Abhay Gehlot in the final 12-10, 11-6, 3-11, 12-10. Ramesh Gehlot aided by Phil Prady won the Men’s Doubles by defeating John Barclay and Nick Hansell in the final 14-12, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8. John Barclay was the winner of the Men’s Veteran Singles Title, which he had previously won in 2006.
On Sunday Gemma Chapman held onto to the Ladies singles Cup by defeating Sharon Mitchell in the final 11-8, 12-10, 11-2. However Sharon was the winner of the Veteran Ladies Singles held on the Saturday. The Ladies Doubles combination of Jan and Gemma Chapman again triumphed, this year by defeating Vivienne Davies and Moto Mitcham, to retain their Cup.
On Saturday one of the closest games was in the Tweenies Singles (for those under 40), when Abhay Gehlot just defeated Tim Goodship in the fifth and final set 12-10, and exciting and fast game for those watching. Tim Goodship later went on to win the Premier Division Singles title.
The final event on the Sunday, the mixed doubles also went to the fifth set when the pairing of Ramesh Gehlot and Sharon Mitchell overcame Trevor Griffiths and Gemma Chapman 11-6, 7-11, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10.
|Tweenies Singles||Abhay Gehlot||Tim Goodship||4-11||11-7||8-11||6-11||12-10|
|Tweenies Singles Consolation||Stephen Davies||Stephanie Mitchell||9-11||11-5||11-7||11-9|
|Veteran Singles (Men)||John Barclay||Colin Dyke||11-6||11-8||11-8|
|Veteran Singles (Men) Consolation||Chris Davies||Clive Dawson||11-5||11-8||11-9|
|Veteran Singles (Ladies)||Sharon Mitchell||Kathy Dudley||11-9||11-6||7-11||11-2|
|Veteran Single (Ladies) Consolation||Vivienne Davies||Georgia Veneer||11-2||11-3||11-3|
|Premier Division||Tim Goodship||John Barclay||11-3||3-11||11-9||11-6|
|Division One||Eddie Mitchell||Ken Phillips||11-4||11-4||15-13|
|Division Two||Pat Maher||Stephen Davies||11-5||11-8||5-11||11-5|
|Division Three||Bob Waters||Cheryl Gardner||11-8||11-7||11-5|
|Mens Singles||Ramesh Gehlot||Abhay Gehlot||12-10||11-6||3-11||12-10|
|Mens Singles Consolation||Mark Dozell||Trevor Griffiths||11-9||11-8||11-6|
|Ladies Singles||Gemma Chapman||Sharon Mitchell||11-8||12-10||11-2|
|Ladies Singles Consolation||Stephanie Mitchell||Was a Round Robin|
|Mens Doubles||R. Gehlot / P. Prady||J. Barclay / N. Hansell||14-12||11-8||7-11||11-8|
|Ladies Doubles||G. Chapman / J. Chapman||V. Davies / M. Mitcham||11-5||11-8||11-4|
|Mixed Doubles||R. Gehlot / S. Mitchell||T. Griffiths / G. Chapman||11-6||7-11||9-11||11-9||12-10|