T & K PRECISION LTD COUNTY CLOSed

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The Northants County Table Tennis Association (NCTTA) have been successful in re-negotiating with T & K Precision Ltd. who sponsored the Associations 2016-17 County Closed tournament and will continue for a further two years.

The Sponsors are specialised to the racing industry, including most major F1 teams and based at Round Spinney, Northampton.

The Association (NCTTA) are fortunate in having a good relationship with T & K Precision Ltd.

4th December 2017

 

T & K PRECISION LTD COUNTY CLOSED TOURNAMENT 2019

COUNTY CLOSED 2019

EVENT

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

Mens Singles

Dan Smalley

Adam Wilson

Womens Singles

Nicole Bird

Charlotte Binley

Mens Doubles

Dan Smalley & Matt Horrocks

John Fuller & Nigel Metcalfe

Womens Doubles

Nicole Bird & Jordan Moss

Charlotte Binley & Anna Wilson

Mixed Doubles

Dan Smalley & Nicole Bird

Richard Elliott & Charlotte Binley

O40 Mens Singles

Kevin Bird

Richard Elliott

O40 Womens Singles

Christine Scaysbrook

Clare Coles

Rod Marchant Mem

Adam Wilson

Nicole Bird

O50 Open Singles

Richard Elliott

Brian Wooding

O60 Open Singles

John Fuller

Brian Wooding

O40 Mens Doubles

Andy Trott & Richard Elliot

Kevin Bird & Vidal Graham

O50 Open Doubles

Kevin Bird & Roumen Stefanov

John Fuller & Nigel Metcalfe

O60 Open Doubles

Chris Stone & Brian Wooding

Ian Baldock & David George

U18 Boys Singles

Shay Graham

Alex Cochrane

U18 Boys Doubles

Alex Cochrane & Danny Verrall

Shay Graham & Virgil Birch-Abban

Gwil Evans Band 1 Singles

Alex Cochrane

Keegan Barstow

Band 2 Singles

Danny Verrall

Virgil Birch-Abban

Band 3 Singles

Danny Verrall

Virgil Birch-Abban

Band 4 Singles

Mark Holly

Bronwen Grigg

Band 1 Doubles

Alex Cochrane & Danny Verrall

Keegan Barstow & Johnathon Driscoll

U15 Boys Singles

Danny Verrall

Caspian Wagner

U15 Boys Doubles

Nathan Dixon & Reuben Warburton

Samuel Tattersall & Caspian Wagner

U15 Girls Singles

Swati Jethwa

Guari Pal

U13 Boys Singles

Ben Aldridge

Jamie Anderson

U13 Open Doubles

Ben Aldridge & Jamie Anderson

Sam Pedley & Lucas Turnball-Stubbs

Junior Banded Singles

Danny Verrall

Caspian Wagner

 

Dan Smalley was the man of the moment at the Northamptonshire County Closed tournament as his name was etched on the men's singles trophy for the first time.

The third seed enjoyed a fine weekend at his Westfield home and walked away with three finals night titles.

After number one ranked Andy Trott had to pull out after the group stage through injury Smalley became one of the tournament favourites but didn't have it all his own way.

He eased through his group but was taken the distance by club-mate Roumen Stefanov before winning 11-6 in the fifth in the quarter-final.

In the semi-final he faced an even bigger scare after falling 2-0 down to Henry Arthur, who had taken advantage of a walkover against Trott, before coming back to win 11-3, 11-7, 11-2.

And in the final he produced a composed performance to dispatch first-time finalist Adam Wilson 11-9, 11-7, 11-9.

He had earlier joined Matt Horrocks to retain their men's doubles title with a 10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5 win over John Fuller and Nigel Metcalfe.

Smalley and team-mate Nicole Bird also kept hold of the mixed doubles title with a convincing win over Richard Elliott and Charlotte Binley.

It was an equally fine night for Bird who left with all three major titles on offer.

She opened her night by retaining the women's doubles trophy with partner Jordan Moss against Binley and Anna Wilson 3-1.

And the 21-year-old sealed it by winning the women's singles for the seventh year in a row after beating Binley - who reached three finals - 11-8, 11-2, 11-8.

Her father Kevin made sure two Birds went home with trophies after winning the veteran men's singles.

In an entertaining match he beat Elliott, who recently became the Kettering League's most successful player ever, 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8.

Shay Graham made sure he bettered last year's tournament by winning the junior boys' singles.

The 2018 runner-up beat Corby Smash youngster Alex Cochrane 3-1.

Harborough junior Danny Verrall won the most events after claiming no fewer than six titles.

Four of those came in the banded events after he won bands 2 and 3, the junior banded singles and the band 1 doubles with Cochrane.

He had earlier won the under 15 boys' singles and the under 18 boys' doubles, again with Cochrane.

Cochrane also tasted success in the band 1 singles after winning despite being unseeded.

That helped him win a new award, the Ken Marchant Trophy, in honour of the former county chairman who died in 2018.

Decided by the tournament committee, the award goes to the most promising junior.

Cochrane took the accolade after winning three titles and reaching the junior boys' final.

He also escaped a tough men's singles group by beating Chris Haynes 3-0 before seeing match points come and go in the last 16 against Elliott.

Veteran trophies were shared across the field with Kevin Bird adding the over 50 doubles with Stefanov to his finals night success.

Trott did manage to pick up one trophy before injury prevailed as he and Elliott won the over 40 doubles against Bird and Vidal Graham.

Christine Scaysbrook won the over 40 women's singles, Elliott won the over 50s and Fuller won the over 60s.

Brian Wooding and Chris Stone won the over 60 doubles with losing men's singles finalist Wilson beating the younger Bird in the 18-21 singles final.

Other junior titles went to Swati Jethwa (under 15 girls' singles), Ben Aldridge (under 13 boys' singles), Nathan Dixon and Reuben Warburton (under 15 boys' doubles) and Aldridge and Jamie Anderson (under 13 open doubles).

Mark Holly also picked up a trophy by beating Bronwen Grigg in the band 4 final.

Results:

Men's singles winner Dan Smalley, runner-up Adam Wilson (11-9, 11-7, 11-9)

Women's singles winner Nicole Bird, runner-up Charlotte Binley (11-8, 11-2, 11-8)

Men's doubles winners Dan Smalley/Matt Horrocks, runners-up John Fuller/Nigel Metcalfe (10-12, 11-9, 11-8, 11-5)

Women's doubles winners Nicole Bird/Jordan Moss, runners-up Charlotte Binley/Anna Wilson (12-10, 9-11, 11-4, 11-7)

Mixed doubles winners Dan Smalley/Nicole Bird, runners-up Richard Elliott/Charlotte Binley (11-2, 11-7, 11-9)

Veteran men's singles winner Kevin Bird, runner-up Richard Elliott (8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8)

Junior boys' singles winner Shay Graham, runner-up Alex Cochrane (11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7)

Over 40 men's doubles winners Andy Trott/Richard Elliott, runners-up Kevin Bird/Vidal Graham

Over 40 women's singles winner Christine Scaysbrook, runner-up Clare Coles

Over 50 open singles winner Richard Elliott, runner-up Brian Wooding

Over 50 open doubles winners Kevin Bird/Roumen Stefanov, runners-up John Fuller/Nigel Metcalfe

Over 60 open doubles winners Brian Wooding/Chris Stone, runners-up Ian Baldock/David George

Over 60 open singles winner John Fuller, runner-up Brian Wooding

18-21 singles winner Adam Wilson, runner-up Nicole Bird

Under 18 boys' doubles winners Alex Cochrane/Danny Verrall, runners-up Shay Graham/Virgil Birch-Abban

Under 15 boys' singles winner Danny Verrall, runner-up Caspian Wagner

Under 15 girls' singles winner Swati Jethwa, runner-up Guari Pal

Under 15 boys' doubles winners Nathan Dixon/Reuben Warburton, runners-up Samuel Tattersall/Caspian Wagner

Under 13 boys' singles winner Ben Aldridge, runner-up Jamie Anderson

Under 13 open doubles winners Ben Aldridge/Jamie Anderson, runners-up Sam Pedley/Lucas Turnbull-Stubbs

Band 1 singles winner Alex Cochrane, runner-up Keegan Barstow

Band 2 singles winner Danny Verrall, runner-up Virgil Birch-Abban

Band 3 singles winner Danny Verrall, runner-up Virgil Birch-Abban

Band 4 singles winner Mark Holly, runner-up Bronwen Grigg

Junior banded singles winner Danny Verrall, runner-up Caspian Wagner

Band 1 doubles winners Alex Cochrane/Danny Verrall, runners-up Keegan Barstow/Johnathon Driscoll

Dan Smalley men's singles champion

 

 

 

 

Nicole Bird women's singles champion

COUNTY CLOSED 2018 RESULTS

COUNTY CLOSED TOURNAMENT 2018 - UNDER 15s
EVENTRUNNER UP WINNER
Junior Banded Singles Alex CochraneHubert Malenda
Under 11 Girls Singles --
Under 11 Boys Singles Benjamin BenkoBen Aldridge
Under 13 Open Doubles Nathan Dixon & Jamie AndersonAnsh Shah & Kavish Dodhia
Under 13 Girls Singles --
Under 13 Boys Singles Nathan DixonJamie Anderson
Under 15 Girls Doubles --
Under 15 Girls Singles --
Under 15 Boys Doubles Jacob Tattersall & Samuel TatersallShay Graham & Daniel Mann
Under 15 Boys SinglesJacob TattersallShay Graham
   
COUNTY CLOSED TOURNAMENT 2018 - ALL OTHER EVENTS
EVENTRUNNER UP WINNER
Mens SinglesSam WilsonAndy Trott
Womens SinglesBrigitta PalinkasNicole Bird
Mens DoublesJohn Fuller & Nigel MetcalfeDan Smalley & Matt Horrocks
Womens DoublesBrigitta Palinkas & Christine ScaysbrookNicole Bird & Jordan Wood
Mixed DoublesChris Haynes & Liz AdamsDan Smalley & Nicole Bird
Over 40 Mens SinglesVidal GrahamAndy Trott
Over 40 Womens SinglesMaxine ShearsSue Moloney
Rod Marchant Memorial Trophy (18 - 21)Adam WilsonNicole Bird
Over 50 Open SinglesJohn FullerNigel Metcalfe
Over 60 Open SinglesBrian WoodingJohn Fuller
Over 40 Mens DoublesAndy Trott & Adrian RoperJohn Fuller & Nigel Metcalfe
Over 50 Open DoublesBrian Wooding & Adrian RoperJohn Fuller & Nigel Metcalfe
Over 60 Open DoublesJohn Fuller & David SimmonsBrian Wooding & Chris Stone
Under 18 Boys SinglesShay GrahamSam Wilson
Under 18 Boys DoublesTravis Holly & Shay GrahamSam Wilson & Alex Cochrane
Under 18 Girls SinglesEvie ElliottAnna Wilson
Under 18 Girls Doubles--
Gwil Evans Memorial Trophy (Band 1 Singles)Chris StoneShay Graham
Band 2 SinglesSean SmithAlex Cochrane
Band 3 SinglesBrigitta PalinkasAlex Cochrane
Band 4 SinglesVincent PhamVirgil Birch-Abban
Band 1 DoublesSuraj Ajit & Shay GrahamIan Baldock & David George

 

REPORT

Andy Trott reigned supreme at the Northamptonshire County Closed again as he took the men’s singles title.

Trott beat Steve Silk and Dan Smalley en route to a finals night clash with young defender Sam Wilson.

He took the first 11-9 but was pegged back when Wilson levelled it with an 11-7 game of his own.

But Trott did what he’s done to so many players over the years by pulling away, taking the final two 11-5, 11-7 to retain his title.

There was a shock in the men’s doubles however as Trott and partner Adrian Roper fell at the semi-final stage to Dan Smalley and Matt Horrocks.

The Westfield clubmates won in five nailbiting ends before an inspired performance in the final saw them beat John Fuller and Nigel Metcalfe.

In the women’s singles, Nicole Bird retained her title with a win over Brigitta Palinkas who had earlier knocked out number two seed Jordan Wood.

Bird and Wood also won the women’s doubles.

Bird made it three finals night wins out of three in the mixed doubles with Smalley against the brother and sister pairing of Chris Haynes and Liz Adams.

Trott won the veterans singles title against Vidal Graham and there were wins in the over 50s and 60s respectively for Metcalfe and Fuller.

Sam Wilson ensured he took home some silverware with a comprehensive junior boys win against Shay Graham, and teamed up with Corby youngster Alex Cochrane to take the junior doubles.

Anna Wilson was the junior girls’ winner, beating Evie Elliott in the final.

Shay Graham tasted success in the under 15 boys against Jacob Tattersall and also won in the under 15 doubles.

Jamie Anderson won in the under 13 boys against Nathan Dixon in the final.

Ben Aldridge was the under 11 boys winner, beating Benny Benko in the final.

In the banded events Alex Cochrane took the headlines with wins in both the Band 2 and Band 3 singles.

Shay Graham won the Band 1 while Ian Baldock and David George won the Band 1 doubles.

Results:

U15 Boys’ Singles winner: S Graham, runner-up J Tattersall

U15 Boys’ Doubles winner: S Graham/D Mann, runner-up J Tattersall/S Tattersall

U13 Boys’ Singles winner: J Anderson, runner-up N Dixon

U13 Open Doubles winner: A Shah/K Dodhia, runner-up N Dixon/J Anderson

U11 Boys’ Singles winner: B Aldridge, runner-up B Benko

Junior Banded Singles winner: H Malenda, runner-up A Cochrane

Men’s Singles winner: A Trott, runner-up S Wilson

Women’s Singles winner: N Bird, runner-up B Palinkas

Men’s Doubles winner: D Smalley/M Horrocks, runner-up J Fuller/N Metcalfe

Women’s Doubles winner: N Bird/J Wood, runner-up B Palinkas/C Scaysbrook

Mixed Doubles winner: D Smalley/N Bird, runner-up C Haynes/L Adams

O40 Men’s Singles winner: A Trott, runner-up V Graham

O40 Women’s Singles winner: S Moloney, runner-up M Shears

18-21 Inclusive Singles winner: N Bird, runner-up A Wilson

O50 Singles winner: N Metcalfe, runner-up J Fuller

O60 Singles winner: J Fuller, runner-up B Wooding

O40 Men’s Doubles winner: J Fuller/N Metcalfe, runner-up A Trott/A Roper

O50 Doubles winner: J Fuller/Metcalfe, runner-up B Wooding/A Roper

O60 Doubles winner: B Wooding/C Stone, runner-up J Fuller/D Simmons

U18 Boys’ Singles winner: S Wilson, runner-up S Graham

U18 Boys’ Doubles winner: S Wilson/A Cochrane, runner-up S Graham/T Holly

U18 Girls’ Singles winner: A Wilson, runner-up E Elliott

Band 1 Singles winner: S Graham, runner-up C Stone

Band 2 Singles winner: A Cochrane, runner-up S Smith

Band 3 Singles winner: A Cochrane, runner-up B Palinkas

Band 4 Singles winner: V Birch-Abban, runner-up V Pham

Band 1 Doubles winner: I Baldock/D George, runner-up S Ajit/S Graham

 

COUNTY CLOSED 2017

EVENT

WINNER

RUNNER-UP

Mens Singles

Andy Trott

John Fuller

Womens Singles

Nicola Bird

Jordan Wood

Mens Doubles

John Fuller

Nigel Metcalfe

Chris Haynes

Henry Arthur

Womens Doubles

Nicole Bird

Jordan Wood

Sue Moloney

Clare Coles

Mixed Doubles

Andy Trott

Jordan Wood

Chris Haynes

Liz Adams

O40 Mens Singles

Andy Trott

John Fuller

O40 Womens Singles

Sue Moloney

Clare Coles

Rod Marchant Mem

Nicole Bird

Guy Sparrow

O50 Open Singles

John Fuller

Brian Wooding

O60 Open Singles

John Fuller

Ian Baldock

O40 Mens Doubles

Henry Arthur

Chris Haynes

Andy Trott

Steve Silk

O50 Open Doubles

Steve Silk

Kevin Bird

John Fuller

Nigel Metcalfe

O60 Open Doubles

John Fuller

David Simmons

Ian Baldock

Geoff Neville

U18 Boys Singles

Sam Wilson

Adam Wilson

U18 Boys Doubles

Ben Tombs

Shay Graham

Sam Wilson

Adam Wilson

U18 Girls Singles

Evie Elliott

Anna Wilson

U18 Girls Doubles

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-

Gwil Evans Band 1 Singles

Adam Wilson

Kyle Murie

Band 2 Singles

Jordan Wood

Ian Baldock

Band 3 Singles

Lewis Hillery

Jim Brogan

Band 4 Singles

Lauren Ainsworth

Anna Wilson

Band 1 Doubles

Guy Sparrow

Kyle Murie

Sam Wilson

Adam Wilson

U15 Boys Singles

Shay Graham

Daniel Mann

U15 Boys Doubles

Jacob Tattersall

Manav Pandya

Shay Graham

Daniel Mann

U15 Girls Singles

Anna Wilson

Evie Elliott

U15 Girls Doubles

Evie Elliott

Anna Wilson

Swati Jethwa

Lakshmi Kowdley Hemanth

U13 Boys Singles

Alex Cochrane

Josh Beasley-Heitz

U13 Girls Singles

Daria Gulbicka

Swati Jethwa

U13 Open Doubles

Nathan Dixon

Jamie Anderson

Josh Beasley-Heitz

Yusuf-Ziya Vildirim

U11 Boys Singles

Rishan Ganatra

Jamie Anderson

U11 Girls Singles

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Junior Banded Singles

Anna Wilson

Alex Cochrane

 

T & K PRECISION LTD COUNTY CLOSED 2017 REPORT

Andy Trott took the headlines at the Northants Table Tennis County Closed Tournament as he won the men’s singles yet again.

Trott blew the field away, not dropping a single end en route to the title.

In the semi-finals he saw off the pimpled Bulgarian Roumen Stefanov before facing old foe John Fuller, who beat Kevin Bird, in the final.

Trott’s calm and collected topspin proved too much for Fuller’s defence, with the champion winning 11-5, 11-7, 11-9.

The pair had already met in the over 40’s final with Trott also winning in straight games.

Nicole Bird regained her women’s singles crown with a win over doubles partner Jordan Wood in the final.

Earlier on finals night the pair had joined forces to battle past Clare Coles and Sue Moloney in four ends.

Wood also took the mixed doubles crown with Trott after beating the brother and sister duo of Chris Haynes and Liz Adams.

Haynes and Adams had stunned Bird and an out-of-sorts Dan Smalley in the semi-final but found the combination of Trott and Wood a step too far.

It was a good tournament for Haynes who made two appearances on finals night, also reaching the men’s doubles final.

The final was without top seeds Trott and Steve Silk, who crashed out at the first hurdle to Richard Elliott and Brian Wooding.

Haynes and partner Henry Arthur took on Fuller and Nigel Metcalfe but lost out in four ends.

The Corby pair did, however, pick up the over 40 doubles title with a shock win over Trott and Silk.

It was a family affair in the junior boys’ singles as Corby Smash brothers Sam and Adam Wilson faced off for the title.

Sam raced into a 2-1 lead but was forced into a decider before edging home 11-8 in the fifth.

Nicole Bird made it a treble of titles as she won the 18-21 singles, crushing Guy Sparrow in straight games.

John Fuller added to his men’s doubles crown with wins in the over 50 and over 60 singles and the over 60 doubles with David Simmons.

Other veteran’s events went the way of Moloney (over 40 women’s singles) and Silk and Bird (over 50 doubles).

Evie Elliott and Anna Wilson shared junior titles after facing each other in two finals.

Elliott got the better of her counterpart to win the under 18 girls event but Wilson took revenge by winning the under 15 girls.

The pair also won the under 15 girls’ doubles together.

Shay Graham won the under 15 boys’ singles against Daniel Mann, as well as the under 18 boys’ doubles with Ben Tombs.

Graham did however lose out in the under 15 boys’ doubles with Mann to Jacob Tattersall and Manav Pandya.

Other junior titles went to: Anna Wilson (junior banded), Alex Cochrane (under 13 boys), Daria Gulbicka (under 13 girls), Nathan Dixon/Jamie Anderson (under 13 doubles) and Rishan Ganatra (under 11 boys).

Banded event titles were won by: Adam Wilson (band 1), Wood (band 2), Lewis Hillery (band 3), Lauren Ainsworth (band 4) and Kyle Murie/Sparrow (band 1 doubles).

Results

Men’s Singles semi-finals: Andy Trott bt Roumen Stefanov 12, 7, 7, John Fuller bt Kevin Bird 9, 5, 4

Men’s Singles final: Trott bt Fuller 5, 7, 9

Women’s Singles: Nicole Bird bt Jordan Wood 9, 11, 8

Men’s Doubles: Fuller/Nigel Metcalfe bt Chris Haynes/Henry Arthur 4, -6, 8, 3

Women’s Doubles: N Bird/Wood bt Clare Coles/Sue Moloney -10, 7, 2, 3

Mixed Doubles: Trott/Wood bt Haynes/Liz Adams 11, 8, 2

Over 40 Men’s Singles: Trott bt Fuller 3, 10, 4

Under 18 Boys’ Singles: Sam Wilson bt Adam Wilson -11, 6, 3, -8, 8

18-21 Singles: Nicole Bird bt Guy Sparrow 3, 3, 6

Over 40 Women’s Singles: Moloney bt Coles -7, 9, 7, 9

Over 50 Singles: Fuller bt Brian Wooding 11, 6, -8, 8

Over 60 Singles: Fuller bt Ian Baldock 6, 2, 4

Over 40 Men’s Doubles: Arthur/Haynes bt Trott/Steve Silk 9, -5, 9, -5, 6

Over 50 Doubles: Silk/K Bird bt Fuller/ Metcalfe 5, -7, -4, 8, 7

Over 60 Doubles: Fuller/David Simmons bt Baldock/Geoff Neville 2, 2, 4

Junior Banded Singles: Anna Wilson bt Alex Cochrane 9, -8, 7, -7, 6

Under 18 Boys’ Doubles: Shay Graham/Ben Tombs bt S Wilson/A Wilson -10, -1, 9, 11, 5

Under 18 Girls’ Singles (round robin): Evie Elliott (winner), Anna Wilson (runner-up)

Under 15 Boys’ Singles: Graham bt Daniel Mann 9, -8, 8, 6

Under 15 Boys’ Doubles: Jacob Tattersall/Manav Pandya bt Graham/Mann 7, 10, 7

Under 15 Girls’ Singles (round robin): Anna Wilson (winner), Evie Elliott (runner-up)

Under 15 Girls’ Doubles: Wilson/Elliott bt Swati Jethwa/Lakshmi Kowdley Hemanth -6, 6, 8, 3

Under 13 Boys’ Singles: Cochrane bt Josh Beasley-Heitz 3, 7, 11

Under 13 Girls’ Singles: Daria Gulbicka bt Jethwa 7, 7, -5, 1

Under 13 Open Doubles: Nathan Dixon/Jamie Anderson bt Beasley-Heitz/Yusuf Yildirim 9, -6, -12, 5, 8

Under 11 Boys’ Singles: Rishan Ganatra bt Anderson -6, 8, 11, 13

Band 1 Singles: Adam Wilson bt Kyle Murie 5, 9, 7

Band 2 Singles: Wood bt Baldock -6, -9, 4, 6, 8

Band 3 Singles: Lewis Hillery bt Jim Brogan 9, -8, 7, 6

Band 4 Singles: Lauren Ainsworth bt Anna Wilson 8, 5, -11, -6, 10

Band 1 Doubles: Murie/Sparrow by Adam Wilson/S Wilson 12, 3, 8

 

Mike Wildman (Tournament Organiser)

 

 

 

 

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