Cambridgeshire Table Tennis Association
Closed Championships 2005/6
Held at the Neale Wade Sports Centre in March on Saturday 1st April 2006
Dale Barham bt Keith Richardson 11-13, 11-5, 11-8, 11-5
Denise Jacobi bt Alison Edge 11-6, 7-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-7
Mick Harper & Keith Richardson bt Dale Barham & Shaun Murray 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8
Alison Edge & Janet Nicholls bt Jannett Klinke & Clare Macrae 13-11, 13-11, 11-5
Mick Harper & Alison Edge bt Bernie Shannon & Denise Jacobi 11-1, 11-1, 11-7
Keith Richardson bt Liwu Wei 11-3, 11-6, 11-3
Daniel Fielding (+33) bt James Nicholls (+31) 41-35
Nick Rate bt Stephen Pickering 8-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-7
Constable Cup (Under 21 Boys)
Nick Rate bt Stephen Pickering 11-7, 13-15, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8
Keki Mistry (Under 21 Girls)
Amy Catlin bt Olivia Miller 3-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-4
Junior Boys Singles
Nick Rate bt Stephen Pickering 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4
Junior Girls Singles
Olivia Miller bt Amy Catlin 11-6, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7
Christian Mohan & Keiran Mohan bt Ian Gregory & Nick Rate 11-8, 11-9, 3-11, 11-8
Cadet Boys Singles
Christian Mohan bt Patrick Mohan 8-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9
Cadet Girls Singles
Olivia Miller bt Amy Catlin 11-4, 11-5, 10-12, 6-11, 11-9
Daniel Fielding & Liwu Wei bt Jannett Klinke & Keiran Mohan 11-3, 11-7, 11-9
The Cambridgeshire Table Tennis Association held their Closed Championships at the Neale Wade Sports Centre in March, on April 1st. This was the first time the event has been held at this venue, and turned out to be very suitable.
Dale Barham became the Cambridgeshire Mens Singles Champion for the first time, but had to come back from losing the first leg in the final against former champion and County President Keith Richardson. Barham the No.16 in England teamed up with Peterborough colleague Shaun Murray in the Mens Doubles but lost out to the Veteran pairing of Richardson and Mick Harper.
Denise Jacobi, another player that plays in the Peterborough League won the Ladies Singles at the first attempt. She saw off Clare Macrae (Cambridge) in the semi final before a five set final win over former champion, Alison Edge from March.
Edge joined forces with Janet Nicholls to clinch the Ladies Doubles against Jannett Klinke and Macrae, before teaming up with Mick Harper to win the Mixed Doubles against Bernie Shannon and Jacobi.
Richardson clinched his second title of the day in the Veterans final over Cambridge’s Liwu Wei.
The Peterborough League had more success in the Handicap Singles where Daniel Fielding (+33) overcame James Nicholls (+31).
Nick Rate, aged 15 also from Peterborough had three successes all over St. Ives’ Stephen Pickering in the Restricted Singles, The Constable Cup (Under 21 Men) and the Junior Boys finals. This was the first time these two players had ever played each other in competition, and all three finals were closely contested with Rate just coming out on top in all three. The Restricted Singles win was probably the most impressive as both lads had both claimed some notable scalps on the way to the final.
Christian Mohan just got the better of his younger brother Patrick in a thrilling five setter in the Cadet Boys Singles, then joined with his elder brother Keiran to overcome Rate and his partner Ian Gregory from St. Neots.
Olivia Miller (St Neots) and Amy Catlin (Cambridge) also contested three finals. Miller won the Cadet Girls and the Junior Girls, before Catlin hit back after losing the first leg to take the Under 21 trophy.
Liwu Wei was paired with Daniel Fielding in the Drawn Doubles and they proved too strong for Jannett Klinke and Keiran Mohan.