Cheltenham Closed Championships 2013 - 2014

CTTA SENIOR CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013-14

This year, the tournament was held at the YMCA, Cheltenham TTC’s new venue, on Tuesday 18th 
March and Friday 21st March. What follows is a brief report and results of each event. 

OPEN SINGLES
This event produced two high quality semi-finals, with first Nick winning an intriguing encounter 
with Jaspreet, followed by holder Matt narrowly prevailing against Gordon, from 2-1 down and 
saving 3 match points in the 4th. In the final, Matt almost found himself 2 sets down but rallied to 
win in 4 and so retain his title. 
Semi-finals
Nick Mytton beat Jaspreet Singh 9 -6 11 -5 6 
Matt Hartwell beat Gordon Shaw 4 -11 -9 12 3 
Final
Matt Hartwell beat Nick Mytton -8 11 4 4 

OPEN DOUBLES
An evenly-balanced match between the top two seeds predictably went the distance, with the more 
experienced pairing eventually coming through to win. 
Final
Matt Hartwell & Nick Mytton beat Gordon Shaw & Jaspreet Singh -5 -6 7 8 7 

VETERANS SINGLES
This proved a relatively untroubled event for Nick, claiming the title without dropping a set. 
Final
Nick Mytton beat Gordon Shaw 8 8 5 

MINOR SINGLES
An excellent entry for this event, and one that was impossible to predict, including as it did the top 
ten players in the averages. Congratulations are due to Ben, with 4 outstanding victories (and only 
1 set dropped) on his way to becoming the new Minor Singles champion. 
Semi-finals
Ben Roberts beat Mike Dodwell 5 6 8 
Stewart Ratcliffe beat Darrell Wiltshire -6 -5 7 9 4 
Final Ben Roberts beat Stewart Ratcliffe 15 15 6 

MINOR DOUBLES
This was a very impressive performance by Paul & Chris, who on their way to the title beat past 
holders in the semi-final and current holders in the final. Incidentally, Paul won this event 21 years 
ago. 
Semi-finals
Dennis Wadley & Mike Dodwell beat Keith Ferguson & Stewart Ratcliffe 6 -9 9 8 
Paul Singh & Chris White beat Chris Lane & Darrell Wiltshire 7 9 7 
Final
Paul Singh & Chris White beat Dennis Wadley & Mike Dodwell 2 -7 6 10 

DIVISION 1 HANDICAP SINGLES
Final
Jaspreet Singh beat Tony Iles 31-29 

DIVISION 2 HANDICAP SINGLES
A family affair - and only decided by the last point! 
Final
Joshua Allenby beat Sheila Matthews 31-30 

DIVISION 3 HANDICAP SINGLES
Final
Richard Comley beat Michelle Straw 31-28

        
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