2018-2019 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
All - I am delighted and excited to announce the date and format of the Closed Championships for this season. Please put the afternoon of SUNDAY 17TH MARCH 2019 in your diaries right now.
We have made some radical and really positive changes this year to the event to ensure a full and enjoyable afternoon of table tennis for everyone. Some new events (including Division and Handicap Singles) with new formats (group rather than knockout), together with a reduced number of events overall, means we can now play this in an afternoon rather than the whole day.....and if you are not playing for a few short minutes, why not try your hand beating the robot, or winning prizes through some more light hearted activity.
The entry form is attached - just tick the events you want to play, name your doubles partner if you know it, attach your entry fee, and hand / post this to Derek Hughes (address on entry form).
Let's really make this years event a tremendous success - there really is something for everyone to participate in.....and we're using the fantastic venue and facilities of the Hillingdon TT club at the Oak Wood School.
**Entry forms plus £10 entry fee to be received by 8th February please**
Any questions - please do not hesitate to contact Hazel Williamson or myself.....
Thanks and kind regards
On behalf of your Chalfonts and District Table Tennis League Committee
2016-2017 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
This years Championship was again held at the Harefield Academy on Sunday 5th March 2017. With the entry list of over 35 players and 96 matches the organisers decided to hire the whole hall which gave ample room for the 5 tournament tables plus three practice tables. Possibly the best conditions we have ever had for our Championship.
Although last year we did not have Junior events, this year the entry list allowed all Junior events to be played as well as a Handicap Plate Competition for all first round losers in the Men’s Competition.
With 11 events to complete by 6pm the organising had to run smoothly, which was achieved with the help of Chris Lee and Hazel Williamson chasing players in between playing themselves. The final events were completed at 5.45pm which was a great achievement. Thanks should go to them as well as the many other committee members and helpers in umpiring for their invaluable support.
It was also great to see our Chairman Bob Baines joining us as a spectator, even though he is still in the progress of recovering from Illness. We wish him all the best for the future and hope he will soon be back playing table tennis.
The standard of play was once again quite awesome with some spectacular matches. Certainly the juniors are beginning to dominate the senior events. In the semi-final of the men’s the number one seed Mitchell Jones had to succumb to the Junior third seeded player Shae Thakker who then proceeded to win the event by beating another Junior Ben Naylor-Smith in a memorable final of the highest standard.
Not only did Shae Thakker, who is still 13 years of age, win the Men’s Single’s but he also took the honours in the Under 15, Junior Boys and Junior Doubles as well as being runner up in the Men’s Doubles and Mixed Double’s.
Amongst the other players, our Hazel Williamson raised her game in the Ladies singles by eliminating the 2nd seed Carys Evans and going on to reach the final before losing to Jemma Walker.
Many of the earlier rounds in most of the events produced some very close matches leading to very exciting finals such as in the Restricted and the Veterans which went to five games.
However, the star of the Tournament has got to be Shae Thakker who certainly will be a star of the future if not already.
|Restricted Singles||Harry Wilcox v Hazel Williamson|
Steve Dunn v Luke Shelbourn-Frost
|Luke Shelbourn-Frost||Harry Wilcox|
|Mixed Doubles||M.Jones & C.Evans v S.Buck & R.Stones|
G.Hawkins & F.Speck v S.Thakker & J.Walker
|Mitchell Jones & |
|Shae Thakker & |
|Ladies Singles||Jemma Walker v Fanny Speck|
Hazel Williamson v Carys Evans
|Jemma Walker||Hazel Williamson|
|Veteran Singles||Steve Buck v Gerry Hawkins|
Richard Cottle v Simon Pells
|Steve Buck||Richard Cottle|
|Mens Doubles||M.Jones & H.Wilcox v R.Cottle & S.Buck|
G.Hawkins & N.Naylor-Smith v
B.Naylor-Smith & S.Thakker
|Mitchell Jones &|
|Ben Naylor-Smith & |
|Mens Singles||Mitchell Jones v Shae Thakker|
Ben Naylor-Smith v Steve Buck
|Shae Thakker||Ben Naylor-Smith|
|Plate Singles||Andy Taylor v Steve Whitehurst|
Cefyn Jones v Luke Shelbourn-Frost
|Andy Taylor||Luke Shelbourn-Frost|
|Junior Boys||Ben Naylor-Smith v Mateusz Trabszo|
Luke Shelbourn-Frost v Shae Thakker
|Shae Thakker||Ben Naylor-Smith|
|Junior Girls||Round Robin||Jemma Walker||Carys Evans|
|Junior Doubles||B.Naylor-Smith & H.Wilcox v |
C.Evans & J.Walker
A.Bree & S.Dalston v
S.Thakker & M.Trabszo
|Shae Thakker & |
|Ben Naylor-Smith & |
|Under 15||Shae Thakker||Sonny Dalston|
Reporting Times for 2016-2017 Closed Championships
|09.30am||Adrian Radulescu||Andy Taylor|
|Cefyn Jones||Chris Lee|
|Derek Hughes||Hazel Williamson|
|James Johnson||Jason Lu|
|Mike Kirman||Ray Sippett|
|Richard Whitehouse||Shaun Bausor|
|10.00am||Fanny Speck||Ian Hopkinson|
|Rachel Stones||Simon Pells|
|Steve Dunn||Steve Whitehurst|
|10.40am||Carys Evans||Franck Zaire|
|Harry Wilcox||Jemma Walker|
|Luke Shelbourn-Frost||Mateusz Trabszo|
|11.00am||Gerry Hawkins||Richard Cottle|
|Sama Pandhar||Steve Buck|
|11.20am||Nigel Naylor-Smith||Shae Thakker|
|11.40am||Ben Naylor-Smith||Mitchell Jones|
2015-2016 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
This year’s Championships were held on Sunday 20th March at the Harefield Academy. Given the number of entrants was low this year the Tournament Committee agreed to take out the junior events & run those later in the year, via the Development Office, Richard Cottle.
The members of this year’s Tournament Committee were Chris Lee, Stefan Konig, Hazel Williamson & James Johnson.
The Committee would like to express a special thank you to James Johnson for his help in putting together the running list to make the tournament run so successfully.
In a change from last year’s Championships it was agreed to run the tournament matches on 4 tables with 3 additional practice tables, which based on feedback from participants seemed to work well.
The number of entries, 28, was one of the lowest in recent years due to player’s other commitments such as National Schools. The 6 events followed the same successful format as last year. The Committee would like to thank all the umpires and assistants for their invaluable support, and once again, there were some spectacular matches to be seen….in fact it is very hard to select the most memorable matches as there were so many. Particularly memorable however was Marc Croucher against Ajay Gohil which was refereed by Ron Bryant, (must have been the longest match of the tournament). It was sad in the Men’s singles that Timur Hashimi, after beating Shae Thakker in an exciting and tense quarter final, had to concede the semi-final due to illness, leaving Richard Cottle in the final against Mitchell Jones. Indeed, the tournament appears to be totally dominated by Mitchell Jones who won both Men’s singles and Men’s doubles.
There was one match where a top player lost one set 11-0 but their name is not mentioned in this report!
A special thank you to my wife Brenda for running the refreshments; and to the support received from the Harefield Academy on the Saturday when setting up the venue.
|Restricted Singles||Ron Bryant v Simon Pells|
Steve Dunn v Imran Soomro
|Ron Bryant||Steve Dunn|
|Mixed Doubles||Round Robin||Shae Thakker & Carys Evans||Mitchell Jones & Hazel Williamson|
|Ladies Singles||Round Robin||Carys Evans||Sue Merican|
|Veteran Singles||Mark Croucher v Ajay Gohil|
Gerry Hawkins v Richard Cottle
|Ajay Gohil||Richard Cottle|
|Mens Doubles||M Jones & S Thakker v |
G Hawkins & A Gohil
S Pells & I Soomro v
M Croucher & D Croucher
|Mitchell Jones & Shae Thakker||Mark Croucher & Dave Croucher|
|Mens Singles||Mitchell Jones v Dave Croucher|
Richard Cottle v Timur Hashimi
|Mitchell Jones||Richard Cottle|
Reporting Times for 2015-2016 Closed Championships
|09.00||Steve Dunn||Mick Lowens|
|Steve Keyes||Roland Stanbridge|
|Nigel Naylor-Smith||Hazel Williamson|
|Chris Lee||Ajay Gohil|
|09.30||Steve Whitehurst||Paul Langston|
|Ron Bryant||Gerry Hawkins|
|Simon Coleman||Adrian Radulescu|
|Simon Pells||Richard Cottle|
|09.50||Mark Croucher||Sue Merican|
|10.30||Timur Hashimi||Tim Cook|
|Imran Soomro||David Croucher|
|Mitchell Jones||Shae Thakker|
*** The 2015-2016 Entry Form can now be downloaded from the Website - see DOWNLOADS
2014-2015 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
This year's championships were held on Sunday 1st March at a new venue, the Harefield Academy. Despite the organising committee's fears that the space might be a little tight to accommodate 5 tables, this fear was groundless as the tournament seemed to be very well received. The number of entries, 40, was one of the largest in recent years, and required 101 matches to be scheduled. The 10 events followed the same successful format as last year, commencing with the Under 15, and Junior Boys and Girls events, and concluding with the Men's Singles Final at 6 pm. The committee would like to thank all the umpires and assistants for their invaluable support.
Once again, there were some spectacular matches to be seen, and the standard of our junior players was quite awesome. Indeed, the tournament appears to be totally dominated by the juniors nowadays, as they triumphed in every event bar of-course the Vets Singles. As always, it is very hard to select the memorable matches as there were so many. Particularly memorable however was the Under 15 final between Ben Naylor-Smith and Gaurav Aravind, which Gaurav managed to close out 13-11 in the fifth, having saved two match points. Ben's win against Danny Lewis, 15-13 in the fifth of the Junior Singles semi-final was equally exciting if a little against the odds, as was Mitchell Jones' 5 set win against Ben in the final.
Two matches worthy of mention in the earlier rounds of the Vets Singles were Gerry Hawkins' narrow 13-11 fifth set win against Nigel Naylor-Smith in the first round, and Bassam Mocharrafie's close match against Ron Bryant which Bass clinched at 11-8 in the fifth. In the Men's Doubles, Gaurav and Lee Clark surprisingly put out the experienced Mark Croucher and Chris Haines in 5 sets in the quarter-finals, proceeded to beat Gerry and Roland Stanbridge from 2 sets down in the semis, and then took a set off Mitchell and Danny in the final.
In the Men's Singles, Bassam took revenge by beating the third seed, Mark, in 4 sets in the first round, having lost to him in 4 sets in the Vets Singles semis. However he lost to Gaurav in the fifth set of a roller coaster match in the quarter-finals who in turn had to give second best to Danny Lewis in five exciting sets in the semi-final. The final of the Men's Singles final between Mitchell and Danny was quite breathtaking, both players trading banana shots 3 meters away from the table. Mitchell clinched it.
Many juniors were in contention for our star of the championships nomination, including Gaurav Aravind who won Under 15's and Restricted events and was runner-up in the Men's Doubles and Junior Doubles, Jemma Walker who won the Ladies Singles and Junior Girls Singles events and was a finalist in the Mixed Doubles, Danny Lewis who was co-winner of the Mens Doubles and Mixed Doubles and runner-up in the Mens Singles final, and Ben Naylor-Smith who was co- winner of the Junior Doubles and a runner up in the Under 15's and Junior Boys Singles. This year's star of the tournament however has got to be MITCHELL JONES who won all the events he entered, Men's Singles, Men's Doubles, Junior Singles and Junior Doubles.
|Under 15's |
Ben Naylor-Smith v Lee Clark (3-0)
|Gaurav Aravind||(3-2)||Ben Naylor-Smith|
|Junior Boys Singles|
Mitchell Jones v Shae Thakker (3-0)
|Mitchell Jones||(3-2)||Ben Naylor-Smith|
|Junior Girls Singles|
Jemma Walker v Rachel Stones (3-0)
|Jemma Walker||(3-0)||Carys Evans|
B Naylor-Smith/M Jones v J Walker/C Evans (3-0)
|B Naylor-Smith/M Jones||(3-1)||L Clark/G Aravind|
D Lewis/G Cooper v R Thoroughgood/R Lane (3-1)
|D Lewis/G Cooper||(3-1)||S Thakker/J Walker|
Sue Merican v Hazel Williamson (3-0)
|Jemma Walker||(3-0)||Sue Merican|
Gaurav Aravind v Scott Thompson (3-0)
|Gaurav Aravind||(3-0)||Lee Clark|
Mark Croucher v Bassam Mocharrafie (3-1)
|Mark Croucher||(3-0)||Richard Cottle|
L Clark/G Aravind v G Hawkins/ R Stanbridge (3-2)
|M Jones/D Lewis||(3-1)||L Clark/G Aravind|
Mitchell Jones v Ben Naylor-Smith (3-1)
|Mitchell Jones||(3-0)||Danny Lewis|
Presented by Stefan König
2013-2014 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Under 15's||Ben Naylor-Smith||Jemma Walker|
|Junior Boys||T Hashimi||Nicholas Li|
|Junior Girls||Jemma Walker||Rosalind Lane|
|Junior Doubles||A Nagle / J Underwood||B Naylor-Smith / T Hashimi|
|Mixed Doubles||R Bryant / F Speck||B Naylor-Smith / G Cooper|
|Ladies Singles||Jemma Walker||Fanny Speck|
|Restricted Singles||Archie Betts||Max Pennington|
|Veterans Singles||Ron Bryant||Roland Stanbridge|
|Mens Doubles||M Croucher / W Brooks||T Hashimi / N Li|
|Mens Singles||Warren Brooks||Mark Croucher|
Presented by David Stephan
2012-2013 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Under 15's||H Simmons||B Naylor-Smith|
|Junior Boys||T Hashimi||J Underwood|
|Junior Girls||R Lane||G Cooper|
|Junior Doubles||S Clark / T Hashimi||A Nagle / J Underwood|
|Mixed Doubles||S Clark / C Lane||R Cottle / G Cooper|
|Ladies Singles||C Lane||H Williamson|
|Restricted Singles||S Pascoe||D Husbands|
|Veterans Singles||M Scholfield||G Hawkins|
|Mens Doubles||M Scholfield / G Hawkins||S Clark / T Hashimi|
|Mens Singles||S Clark||M Scholfield|
Presented by Bob Baines
2011-2012 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Under 15's||A Nagle||J Underwood|
|Junior Boys||A Reed||A Nagle|
|Junior Girls||C Lane||R Lane|
|Junior Doubles||A Reed / C Lane||A Nagle / J Underwood|
|Mixed Doubles||A Reed / C Lane||D Cottle / R Lane|
|Ladies Singles||H Williamson||C Lane|
|Restricted Singles||R Stanbridge||D Husbands|
|Veterans Singles||R Pyle||R Hazelwood|
|Mens Doubles||R Pyle / R Hazelwood||A Reed / L Janisiewicz|
|Mens Singles||A Reed||L Janisiewicz|
2010-2011 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Junior Boys||Marcus Hazelwood||Matt Hazelwood|
|Junior Doubles||Marcus & Matt Hazelwood||Eden Moafy / Laurence Hodgson|
|Restricted Singles||Stefan König||Dave Sims|
|Veterans Singles||Radovan Zivkovic||John Barclay|
|Mens Singles||Lucasz Janisiewicz||Radovan Zivkovic|
|Mens Doubles||Rob Hazelwood / Jim Welch||John Barclay / Mark Scholfield|
2010-11 CADET CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Under 11 Singles:||G Denton beat T Taylor 14-16. 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6|
|Under 13 Singles:||H Simmons beat H Seymour 15-5, 11-9, 11-9|
|Under 15 Boys:||A Nagle beat J Underwood 11-6, 7-11, 2-11, 11-9, 11-2|
|Under 15 Girls:||R Lane beat L May 9-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5|
2009-2010 CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS
|Under 13||Joseph Underwood||Tarun Chana|
|Under 15||William Burdett||Joseph Underwood|
|Junior Boys||Carl Bradbury||William Burdett|
|Junior Doubles||Carl Bradbury / Jack Maskill||Ben Jackman / Joe Stroomer|
|Junior Girls||Laura Bausor||Amanda Williamson|
|Ladies Singles||Julie Hogarth||Hazel Williamson|
|Mixed Doubles||Bas Mocharrafie / Julie Hogarth||Dave Swift / Hazel Williamson|
|Restricted Singles||Roy Hames||Dave Sims|
|Veterans Singles||John McCance||Mark Scholfield|
|Mens Singles||Lucasz Janisiewicz||Robert Hazelwood|
|Mens Doubles||Lucasz Janisiewicz / Richard Cottle||Mark Scholfield / Gary Keers|