Cambridgeshire Table Tennis Association
Closed Championships 2007/8
Held at the Neale Wade Sports Centre in March on Saturday 29th March 2008
Martin Gray bt Keith Richardson 11-8, 12-10, 12-10
Maria Boulton bt Caroline Wright 11-4, 6-11, 11-9, 11-6
Mick Harper & Keith Richardson bt 5-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5
Kevin Gray & Martin Gray
Maria Boulton & Alison Greatwood bt 8-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4
Helen Arnold & Caroline Wright
Martin Gray & Caroline Wright bt 10-12, 13-11, 11-9, 11-7
Mick Harper & Alison Edge
Keith Richardson bt Mick Harper 11-5, 11-7, 11-8
Innes Christison (+35) bt Daniel Fielding (+15) 41-16
Matthew Knott bt Shaun Murray 11-4, 6-11, 11-9, 11-1
Constable Cup (Under 21 Boys)
Chad Bassett bt Daniel Fielding 11-9, 13-11, 11-4
Keki Mistry (Under 21 Girls)
Greta Pociate bt Amy Catlin 11-8, 11-2, 12-10
Junior Boys Singles
Christian Mohan bt Daniel Fielding 3-11, 9-11, 15-13, 13- 11, 15-13
Junior Girls Singles
Greta Pociate bt Amy Catlin 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8
Christian Mohan & Patrick Mohan bt 11-8, 11-4, 11-9
Niall Harris & Jack Hinson
Cadet Boys Singles
Innes Christison bt Jack Moore 11-4, 11-4, 11-5
Cadet Girls Singles
Greta Pociate bt Amy Catlin 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5
Chad Bassett & Rob Wallis bt 12-10, 11-6, 11-8
Jagiello Przemyslaw & Caroline Wright
The Cambridgeshire Table Tennis Association Closed Championships were held at the Neale Wade Sports Centre in March on Saturday 29th March 2008.
Cambridge League Champion Martin Gray gained revenge over last season's champion Keith Richardson with a straight sets win. Gray had beaten his brother Kevin in the semi final and Richardson overcame the challenge of Shaun Murray in the 2nd semi.
Gray's second trophy of the day was with Caroline Wright in the mixed doubles when they retained their title with a four set win over Mick Harper and Alison Edge.
Richardson did however team up with former County colleague Mick Harper to beat Gray and his brother Kevin in the Men's Doubles final. They came back from 2 sets down to repeat their 2007 victory.
Richardson's other success came in the Veteran's event when he comfortably got the better of Mick Harper in the final.
Maria Boulton retained the Ladies title when she repeated her success of last season, beating her Haverhill club colleague Caroline Wright in the final. She has now played in the event for two seasons and is still unbeaten.
Boulton paired with Alison Greatwood to defeat Helen Arnold and Caroline Wright in 5 sets to clinch the ladies doubles title.
Ten year old Greta Pociate from Peterborough gained a "clean sweep" in the girl's event. Last season's winner Kayleigh Hubbard withdrew from the tournament feeling ill, soon after arriving which left the way clear for Pociate. She overcame Amy Catlin in the Cadet Girls, the Junior Girls and the Keki Mistry under 21 Girls finals.
Former County Junior Chad Bassett collected the Constable Cup (under 21 Boys), defeating Daniel Fielding in straight games. He also tasted success when paired with Rob Wallis they got the better of Caroline Wright and Jagiello Przemyslaw in the final of the Drawn Doubles.
Fielding also lost the final of the Junior Boys singles, this time to Christian Mohan after taking the first two games. Mohan fought back to take the next three legs.
Mohan also teamed up with his younger brother Patrick to beat the March pairing of Niall Harris and Jack Hinson.
Innes Christison from St Ives had a good day as he retained the Handicap trophy with another success over the luckless Fielding who went down to his third final defeat.
Christison's other success came in the Cadet Boys Singles overcoming Jack Moore in straight games.
Matthew Knott from Wisbech, retained the Restricted Singles title (for Players not in the top 8 of the County Men's ranking list). His four game win over Shaun Murray meant he kept hold of the title he won last season.
In all nearly 300 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.