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2017 Championships

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.

Maidenhead 2017 Closed Winners

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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  

2016 Championships

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.

Maidenhead 2016 Closed Winners

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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  

2015 Championships

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.

Maidenhead 2015 Closed Winners

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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          

2014 Championships

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.

Maidenhead 2014 Closed Winners

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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          

2013 Championships

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.

Maidenhead 2013 Closed Winners

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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          

2012 Championships

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.

Maidenhead Closed Winners 2012

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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          

2011 Championships

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.

Maidenhead Closed Winners 2011

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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          

2010 Championships

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.

Maidenhead Closed Winners 2010

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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          

2009 Championships

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.

Maidenhead Closed Winners 2009

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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          

2008 Championships

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.

Maidenhead Closed Winners 2008

Event Winner Runner-Up Score
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