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.
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.
Nick Mytton beat Jaspreet Singh 9 -6 11 -5 6
Matt Hartwell beat Gordon Shaw 4 -11 -9 12 3
Matt Hartwell beat Nick Mytton -8 11 4 4
An evenly-balanced match between the top two seeds predictably went the distance, with the more
experienced pairing eventually coming through to win.
Matt Hartwell & Nick Mytton beat Gordon Shaw & Jaspreet Singh -5 -6 7 8 7
This proved a relatively untroubled event for Nick, claiming the title without dropping a set.
Nick Mytton beat Gordon Shaw 8 8 5
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.
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
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
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
Paul Singh & Chris White beat Dennis Wadley & Mike Dodwell 2 -7 6 10
DIVISION 1 HANDICAP SINGLES
Jaspreet Singh beat Tony Iles 31-29
DIVISION 2 HANDICAP SINGLES
A family affair - and only decided by the last point!
Joshua Allenby beat Sheila Matthews 31-30
DIVISION 3 HANDICAP SINGLES
Richard Comley beat Michelle Straw 31-28