Cambridgeshire Table Tennis Association
Closed Championships 2008/9
Held at the Neale Wade Sports Centre in March on Saturday 21st March 2009
Martin Gray bt Keith Richardson 11-9, 11-6, 11-6
Kamila Kajniak bt Maria Boulton 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4
Kevin Gray & Martin Gray bt 11-9, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7
Tony Reardon & Keith Richardson
Kamila Kajniak & Caroline Wright bt 11-6, 11-9, 11-9
Maria Boulton & Alison Greatwood
Martin Gray & Caroline Wright bt 11-7, 11-7, 11-8
Maria Boulton & Tony Reardon
Liwu Wei bt Kevin Gray 11-5, 11-5, Retired injured
Handicap Singles (one game to 41)
Patrick Mohan +22 bt David Harrison +31 41-37
Wayne Mason bt Daniel Fielding 11-8, 11-6, 11-7
Constable Cup (Under 21 Boys)
Christian Mohan bt Daniel Fielding 11-8, 11-4, 11-7
Keki Mistry (Under 21 Girls)
Amy Catlin bt Alice Muray 11-5, 11-9, 11-8
Junior Boys Singles
Christian Mohan bt Daniel Fielding 11-7, 9-11, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10
Junior Girls Singles
Amy Catlin bt Alice Muray 11-13, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 14-12
Christain Mohan & Patrick Mohan bt 11-6, 11-0, 11-8
Vito Cannata & Rachit Vakharia
Cadet Boys Singles
Rachit Vakharia bt Jack Moore 11-13, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7
Cadet Girls Singles
Amy Catlin bt Alice Murray 14-12, 11-6, 11-6
Stuart Agger & Hamish Ryder bt 9-11, 14-12, 12-10, 11-6
Daniel Fielding & Vito Cannata
The Cambridgeshire Table Tennis Association held their Closed Championships at the Neale Wade Sports Centre in March on Saturday 21st March 2008.
Martin Gray from Cambridge dominated the senior events, completing a “clean sweep” of the Men’s singles, Men’s Doubles with Kevin Gray and Mixed Doubles with Caroline Wright.
16 year old Daniel Fielding from Peterborough overcame fourth seed Matthew Knott from Wisbech in a close quarter final to set up a semi final against Gray, but was unable to reach what would have been his fifth final of the day. Unfortunately for Daniel he ran out of steam as he was left to play five consecutive matches as others waited for him to reach finals. Top seed Gray comfortably got the better of Fielding in the semi final and rounded his day off with a straight sets win over former champion and County President Keith Richardson.
Newcomer Kamila Kajniak, a former Polish junior international who has moved into the Haverhill area won the Ladies singles at the first attempt with victory over Club colleague and last season’s champion Maria Boulton. She also teamed up with another Haverhill colleague Caroline Wright to beat Boulton and Alison Greatwood to the Ladies doubles title.
Top seeds Kevin Gray and Liwu Wei met in the final of the Veteran’s Singles, but at two sets down Gray had to concede defeat to his County colleague due to a back injury.
Patrick Mohan (+22) was successful in the Handicap singles final against Cambridge League Chairman Dave Harrison (+31).
County Cadet Amy Catlin from Cambridge, secured three titles all against Alice Murray. Amy had lost in all three finals last season to Greta Pocaite, but with Pocaite having been taken into hospital on Friday she claimed the Cadet Girls, the Junior Girls and the Keki Mistry (Under 21 Girls) titles.
Maybe the closest final of the day was the Junior Boys singles final, where Christian Mohan overcame the luckless Daniel Fielding 12-10 in the fifth leg.
Mohan repeated the victory over Fielding in the Constable Cup (Under 21 Boys) final, but to be fair to the Peterborough player he was noticeably tiring as this was the fourth of his run of five consecutive games.
Patrick Mohan joined his older brother Christian to take the Junior Doubles title over the Peterborough pairing of Vito Cannata and Rachit Vakharia.
Vakharia did have success in the Cadet Boys Singles against Jack Moore.
Stuart Agger was paired with Hamish Ryder to win the Drawn Doubles against Daniel Fielding and Vito Cannata.
Fielding’s last match of the day was the Restricted Singles Final where he ran into an in form Wayne Mason from Wisbech.
Nearly 250 games were played on the day and the Cambridgeshire Table Tennis Association would like to thank the members of the March Table Tennis League that helped with the organisation, Carol Livermore for the catering, Florida Trophies, Speedy Bat Sports and all the players and umpires that took part in the event.