List of Local Tournaments 2004/2005 Season with reports as they occur below
5th Sept - County Trials - Redbridge - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx
25th Sept - Chesham 2* Cadet - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx
10th Oct - Cadet Inter Town - Redbridge - 9.30am - 4.30pm approx
24th Oct - Hampshire Senior Closed - Redbridge - 9.00am - 6.30pm approx
30th Oct - National Junior League - Fareham - 9.30am - 4.30pm approx
31st Oct - Cirencester 1* U13/U15 - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx
7th Nov - Hampshire Junior Closed - Redbridge - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx Report
14th Nov - Schools Team - Redbridge - 9.30am - 4.30pm approx
21st Nov - Peter Goldring - ALNS - 9.00am - 6.00pm approx Report
5th Dec - Junior Inter Town - Redbridge - 9.30am - 4.30pm approx
8-9th Dec - Ports Schools Tournament - ALNS - 4:00pm - 6.00pm approx Report
18th Dec - National Junior League - Fareham - 9.30am - 4.30pm approx
23rd Dec - Chesham 2* U13/15/16 - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx
28th Dec - Chesham 2* Junior Graded - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx
30th Dec - Chesham 2* U13/14/16 - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx
2nd Jan - Chesham 2* U15/U18 Graded - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx
9th Jan - Cippenham 1* U14/U16
16th Jan - Schools Team Zone Finals
22nd Jan - National Junior League - Fareham - 9.30am - 4.30pm approx
6th Feb - Cadet Inter Town
27th Feb - Cirencester 1* U15/U15 - 9.30am - 5.00pm approx
5th March - National Junior League - Fareham - 9.30am - 4.30pm approx
20th March - Hampshire Schools Individual
3rd April - Junior Inter Town
16th April - Southampton Closed - Juniors
17th April - Southampton Closed - Seniors
1st May - Portsmouth Closed (moved from 10th April) Report
Portsmouth ClosedThe Portsmouth closed tournament was held at the Admiral Lord Nelson school. The star of the tournament was Roger Hookey who won the mens and veteran singles. In Roger's quarter final he narrowly beat team mate Charlie Childs 11-5 in the fifth set. Alex Rorke beat his team mate Andy Whitcher in straight sets. Several time previous winner Rod McMullan went down in straight sets to Piyachai Chainiyom in his quarter. Ashley Willetts who was strongly fancied for glory beat Danny Lucking in the other quarter final in four sets. In the first semi final it was a bit of a surprise as Hookey overcame Willetts 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7. In the other semi Rorkewas given a tough match by Chainiyom before winning 11-6, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9. Hookey won the final 11-9, 11-2, 11-7. Hookey earlier in the day won the veterans final beating Andy Whitcher 18-16, 11-7, 11-8. Hookey narrowly missed out on a hat trick of titles as the doubles was decided in a group of three pairs shoot out. Willetts and Whitcher, Rorke and McMullan and Hookey and Childs all won one game and lost another. Willets and Whitcher won the title on sets countback after defeating Rorke and McMullan in straight sets and going down in five sets to Hookey and Childs.
The womens singles was won by Liz May who beat Hong Lian Zhu 11-4, 11-9, 11-4 in the final. The womens doubles was won by Liz May and Nicola Whitcher who defeated Shirley Sutton and HL Zhu in the final. Liz May completed a hat trick of titles as she teamed up with Andy Whitcher to win the mixed doubles against Mary Barker and Alex Rorke in five sets. Sandra Collier took the womens consolation by beating Davina Roberts.
In the junior singles Ashley Willetts beat Joe Golds in the final. Joe had caused a major upset in the semi final by coming from two sets down to beat William George. George and Golds combined to win the junior doubles by beating Davina Roberts and Josh Colombi in the final. Golds also triumphed in the cadet singles by beating Josh Colombi in the final.
In the handicap singles Alex Rorke won comfortably in the final against Liz May. In the semi's Rorke had beaten McMullan and May beat Dave Woodacre. The mens consolation was won by Roger Winkworth who came from two sets down to beat Nick Webb in the final.
Cadet Singles :- Winner Joe Golds Runner Up Josh Colombi
Junior Singles :- Winner Ashley Willetts Runner Up Joe Golds
Junior Doubles :- Winner's William George / Joe Golds Runner's Up Davina Roberts / Josh Colombi
Women's Singles :- Winner Liz May Runner Up Hong Lian Zhu
Men's Singles :- Winner Roger Hookey Runner Up Alex Rorke
Veteran Singles :- Winner Roger Hookey Runner Up Andy Whitcher
Handicap Singles :- Winner Alex Rorke Runner Up Liz May
Mens Doubles :- Winner's Ashley Willetts / Andy Whitcher Runner's Up Rod Mc Mullan / Alex Rorke
Mixed Doubles :- Winner's Liz May / Andy Whitcher Runner's Up Mary Barker / Alex Rorke
Womens Doubles :- Winner's Liz May / Nicola Whitcher Runner's Up Shirley Sutton / Hong Lian Zhu
Mens Consolation :- Winner Roger Winkworth Runner Up Nick Webb
Women's Consolation :- Winner Sandra Collier Runner Up Davina Roberts
Hants Junior ClosedThe Hampshire junior championship were held at Redbridge Community School-Totton. In the under 18 boys first semi final Matt Ware beat Garth Kinlocke in five sets 5-11, 11-3, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7. In the second semi final Ashley Willets beat Mike Gibbs 11-5, 11-9, 11-9. In the final Ashley defeated Matt 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9. In the under 18 boys doubles Ashley and Sam Moon beat Garth Kinlocke and Dom Cheeseman 11-2, 11-7, 11-7. In the under 18 girls Jenny Dobson beat Annabelle Morle 11-7, 11-7, 11-9. The under 15 boys was won by Matt Ware after defeating Garth Kinlocke 11-9, 17-15, 11-2. The under 15 doubles was won by Garth Kinlocke and Dom Cheeseman against Matt Ware and Ruihao Zhang 5-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-6. In the under 15 girls Annabelle Morle won 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 against Sarah Warwick. In the under 13 boys Lewis Creighton beat Kieran Wells 11-7, 11-7, 11-3. Finally in the under 13 girls Becky House won the group of four with Lauren Owen the runner-up.
Peter Goldring Special Tournament - reporter Steve LongThe tournament for non Division one players was held at the Admiral Lord Nelson School. It was won by Piyachai Chainiyom who is unbeaten in Division two this season. In the quarter final he beat Conner Shipp 12-10, 12-14, 11-8, 11-3. Robin Plunkett unbeaten in Division three and seeded 3 beat William George in a dour tactical battle 11-5, 11-6, 11-7. Mike Gibbs seeded 4 lost to Paul Fitzgerald 11-9, 4-11, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11. In the other quarter final Callum Shipp seeded 2 beat Joel Paul 11-5, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9. In the first semi final Chainiyom defeated Plunkett 11-7, 13-11, 11-8. Callum Shipp won in five sets over Fitzgerald 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-4. The final was won by Chainiyom 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9. He also won the handicap singles final against William George. The junior singles final was won by Conner Shipp who beat William George 11-6, 8-11, 11-13, 11-7, 11-9. In the junior doubles first semi final Conner Shipp and Mike Gibbs beat Thomas Burchell and Josh Colombi 11-5, 11-8, 12-10. In the other semi final William George and Joe Golds beat Joe and Luke Austin 11-4, 11-8, 11-6. The final was won by Conner and Mike 11-3, 11-8, 7-11, 11-7. The cadet singles was won by Joe Golds who beat Josh Colombi in the final. The under 13 singles was won by Joe Austin who defeated Liam Branch in the final.
Ports Schools Tournament Dec 04 - reporter Brian Hall
The biannual Portsmouth Schools' Table Tennis Championships held at Admiral Lord Nelson School this week attracted a record entry of over 100 players and produced some stunning performances.
Title holder Ashley Willetts (Portchester Community School) dominated the Under 16 Boys competition. Fresh from special coaching in China and Sweden, Willetts has emerged a top local league player. His powerful attack, deceptive spin services and tactical play proved too good in the final when he beat school colleague Sam Moon who himself has improved greatly.
In one semi final the fast attack of William George (ALNS) put Willetts under some pressure but he powered his way into the final with spare capacity.
In the other semi final Sam Moon defeated Connor Shipp (Mayfield) in four games. Each player sought to attack the occasional loose ball and on this occasional Moon was a clear winner.
The Under 16 Girls competition was won by Davina Roberts (ALNS) who won all her group matches and defeated Heather Knight (Portchester Community School) into second place in a tight match.
The Under 14 Boys final was an epic event with Josh Colombi (St Edmonds) winning in the 5th game against Dan Clasby (ALNS) Both boys played to a high standard mixing defence and attacking play. Tom Clark (Priory) and Joshua Franklin (Mayfield) were the losing semi finalists both playing to a high standard.
In the Under 14 Girls competition players from King Richard School dominated the group matches with Becky Lashley powering her way to the title and her school friend Rachael Foster gaining second place.
Keiren Wells (Portchester Community School) showed great promise as a potential top player to win the Under 12 Boys event against fast improving William Owen (ALNS). In a hard fought final Keiren won in straight games. Other boys who played well included twins Joe and Luke Austen: Jack Elverson, Stefan Clark and Liam Branch (King Richard School), Chris Speirs ( Medina ) and Charlie Anderson (Portchester Community School).
In the Under 12 Girls competition young Faye Roberts (sister of the Under 16 Champion Davina) from Westover School proved too strong for Joanna Fan (ALNS) who showed a good sporting spirit.
Championship organiser Brian Hall said he was delighted with the record player entry and impressed to see the improving standard of so many young players. He expressed appreciation to the City's Leisure Service for its support of the event and the sports development initiatives it was undertaking in table tennis
Under 16 Boys
Winner Ashley Willetts beat Sam Moon 11/6, 11/7, 11/8
Under 16 Girls
Winner Davina Roberts: Runner Up Heather Knight
Under 14 Boys
Winner Josh Colombi beat Dan Clasby 8/11, 5/11, 11/4, 11/9, 11/5
Under 14 Girls
Winner Becky Lashley: Runner Up Rachael Foster
Under 12 Boys
Winner Keiren Wells beat William Owen 11/7, 11/9, 11/9
Under 12 Girls
Winner Faye Roberts: Runner Up Joanna Fan
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