The Michael Hawkesworth Championships (BTTAD National Closed Championships) Report

The Michael Hawkesworth Championships (BTTAD National Closed Championships)
16-17 March 2013 – William Stanier Leisure Centre at Crewe

The 2013 Michael Hawkesworth Championships were the largest Closed championships ever staged by BTTAD, with 97 entries. It demonstrated the growth in disability table tennis which has taken place over the last few years. The standard continues to improve with many excellent performances from our young juniors. The GB squad were in action over the weekend and proved great ambassadors for the sport. In particular, Will Bayley and Ross Wilson ( injured ) were great role models, practising with the youngsters and having photographs taken with their Paralympic medals.

Jack Hunter-Spivey was a triple champion, taking gold in the Open Wheelchair Singles, Class 5 Singles and the Junior Wheelchair Singles. Ashley Davis established himself as one of the leading wheelchair players in GB taking the Class 3 singles and reaching the final of the Open Wheelchair Singles. Mark Palmer took the Class 4 singles beating Shaun Newcomb narrowly in 4. Anthony Evans impressed reaching the final of the Class 5 singles.

Aaron McKibbin took the Open Standing Singles for the first time, beating Will Bayley in the final of the Open singles. Adam Thompson and Rajan Waterman were the losing semi-finalists.

The ladies standing players took full advantage of the absence of Victoria Bromley. Ella Booker took gold in the Ladies standing Open but came second to Felicity Pickard in the Class 6-8 singles. Jacqueline Smith had a good win over Jessica Bromley in the Ladies Class 11 singles

The Scottish and Welsh squads continue to impress and challenge the growing number of young English players emerging from the regions. It all augurs well for the future of Disability table Tennis. Billy Shilton won a closely contested final against Connor Gordon in the Mens Standing Open Band B and in the Junior standing Singles Final, Lawrence John beat Neil Innes in four games.

Ryan Hubbard made it clear that Jack cannot afford to rest on his laurels, taking him close in both the semi-final of the Class 5 singles and the final of the Junior singles. He also won the Band B Open Singles , beating Daniel Bullen in the final. Ryan had won gold in the Band C event on the previous two Championships

Steve Parry took gold in the Open Wheelchair Band C event beating Tosin Adeloye in the final. Considering both players were playing for the first time in a BTTAD event, this was a noteable achievement.

Dave Cochrane, in his role of Assistant Referee, proved an excellent addition to Steve Welch’s team of officials, Both Steve and Dennis Beech led their respective teams to put on a great event, despite the problems incurred by the increased numbers.

The Senior player of the Tournament was Anthony Evans from Wales. The John Hardcastle Cup had been purchased by the BTTAD as a perpetual trophy in memory of John Hardcastle who had sadly passed away just before Xmas. For many years, John had been a supporter of BTTAD and a well loved and respected umpire at our disability events. It is to be presented annually to the Junior player of the tournament and its first winner was Neil Innes of Aberdeen, Scotland

Results
Mixed Class 1 – 5 Open Singles
Final
Jack Hunter-Spivey b Ashley Davis 2, 6, 8
Semi-Finals
Ashley Davis b Shaun Newcomb 8, 4, 8
Jack Hunter-Spivey b Sara Head 8, 2,-8, 5
Quarter-Finals
Shaun Newcomb b Jack Pegram 13, 6, -9, `12
Ashley Davis b Mike Prendergast 2, -8, -7, 3, 7
Sara Head b Anthony Evans -6, 5, 8,12
Jack Hunter-Spivey b Jane Campbell 7, 8, 6
Last 16
Jack Pegram b Roger Hales 4, -12, 4, 3
Ashley Davis b Robert Davies 8, 6, -4, -13, 8
Sara Head b Nicko Anderson 6, 8, 4
Jane Campbell b Lucy Bouron 6, 7, 2

Mixed Class 1-5 Open Band B Singles
Final
Ryan Hubbard b Daniel Bullen 6, -11, 2, 7
Semi-Finals
Daniel Bullen b Adam Blackbourn -9, -5, 8, 7, 8
Ryan Hubbard b David Jones 10, 7, 8

Mixed Class 1-5 Open Band C Singles
Final
Steve Parry b Tosin Adeloye -5, 4, 8, 7
Semi-Finals
Steve Parry b Gary Davidson 8, 8, 3
Tosin Adeloye b Lochlann O’Higgins 8, 6, -7, 4
Quarter-Finals
Gary Davidson b Nick Jackson -7, 6, -10, 8, 8
Lochlann O’Higgins b Jennifer Brown 11, 7, 6

Ladies Class 6 – 11 Open Singles
Final
Ella Booker b Jacqueline Smith 4, 8, 7
Semi-Finals
Ella Booker b Jessica Bromley 4, 7, -9, 6
Jacqueline Smith b Felicity Pickard 7, 1, -8, 5
Quarter-Finals
Jessica Bromley b Emily Turner -8, -9, 3, 4, 10
Jacqueline Smith b Jenny Turner 1, 5, 7

Mens Class 6 – 11 Open Singles
Final
Aaron McKibbin b Will Bayley -4, 8, 3, 6
Semi-Finals
Will Bayley b Adam Thompson 7, 3, 9
Aaron McKibbin b Rajan Waterman 5, 8, 4
Quarter-Finals
Adam Thompson b Paul Waumsley 5, 6, 12
Rajan Waterman b Peter Cameron 3, 5, 8

Male Class 6-11 Open Band B Singles
Final
Billy Shilton b Conor Gordon 8, 15, 9
Semi-Finals
Billy Shilton b Kevin McCormack 7, 4, 5
Conor Gordon b Josh Morgan 13, 5, -10, 9
Quarter-Finals
Billy Shilton b Neil Innes 10, 10, 9
Kevin McCormack b Martin Perry 11, -5, -6, 9, 7
Conor Gordon b Lee Wilkinson 10, 7, 10
Josh Morgan b Craig Allen 4, -3, -6, 5, 8
Last 16
Billy Shilton b Gareth Jones 7, 7, 8
Josh Morgan b Philip Sangchin 8, 4, -7, -6, 5

Male Class 6-11 Open Band C Singles
Final
Ashley Wray b Euan McLaughlin 6, -9, 9, 12
Semi-Finals
Ashley Wray b Alex Hodgkinson 8, -5, -6, 7, 9
Euan McLaughlin b Peter Millar 4, 8, 7
Quarter-Finals
Alex Hodgkinson b Steven Hastings 7, 8, 9
Ashley Wray b Adam Gittings 13, -10, -12, 8, 7
Euan McLaughlin b Brad Firth -10, 7, 2m 4
Peter Millar b Allen Barrett 6, 7, -11, 6
Last 16
Adam Gittings b Jack McDonagh 3, 1, 3
Ashley Wray b Jason Reynolds 7, 8, -11, 8
Euan McLaughlin b Jed Thirkettle 9, 8, 4
Allan Barrett b Alex Bland 10, 9, 7

Mixed Class 1 – 5 Doubles
Final
Mark Palmer / Ashley Davis b Shaun Newcomb / Jack Pegram -7, -8, 9, 2, 5
Semi -Finals
Shaun Newcomb / Jack Pegram b Robert Davies / Paul Davies 3, 9, 9
Mark Palmer / Ashley Davis b Sara Head / Jane Campbell -8, -6, 11, 5, 8
Quarter-Finals
Shaun Newcomb / Jack Pegram b Mike Prendergast / Oye Jemiyo -14, 4, 11, 10
Robert Davies / Paul Davies b Thomas Matthews / Anthony Evans 8, -9, -10, 4, 6
Mark Palmer / Ashley Davis b Adam Blackbourn / Steve Perry 4, 6, 5
Sara Head / Jane Campbell b Roger Hales /Hannah Coulthurst 7, 6, -9, 3

Mixed Class 6 – 11 Doubles
Final
Kim Daybell / Ashley Facey-Thompson b Will Bayley / Aaron McKibbin 9, 7, -9, 7
Semi -Finals
Kim Daybell / Ashley Facey-Thompson b Medhi Zarafshani / Rajan Waterman 7, 13, 5
Will Bayley / Aaron McKibbin b David Wetherill / Adam Thompson -8, 4, 6, 4
Quarter-Finals
Kim Daybell / Ashley Facey-Thompson b Kevin McCormack / Ian Thomas 3, 1, 3
Medhi Zarafshani / Rajan Waterman b Peter Cameron / Paul Waumsley 7, 10, -9, 7
David Wetherill / Adam Thompson b Patrick Cox / Peter Millar 7, 11, 5
Will Bayley / Aaron McKibbin b Allen Barrett / Sam Bell 4, 4, 8
Last 16
Kevin McCormack / Ian Thomas b J Hollingsworth / Steve Hastings 9, 8, 8
Medhil Zarafshani / Rajan Waterman b Simon Green / Jeffrey Jarvis 7, 6, 7
Patrick Cox / Peter Millar b Lee Wilkinson / Martin Perry -3, 7, 7, 10
Allen Barrett / Sam Bell b Gareth Jones / Josh Morgan -6, -7, 10, 5, 9

Junior Class 1- 5 Singles
Final
Jack Hunter-Spivey b Ryan Hubbard 10, 9, 4
Semi-Finals
Jack Hunter-Spivey b Daniel Bullen 7, 7, 8
Ryan Hubbard b Nicko Anderson 6, -9, 4, 8
Quarter-Finals
Daniel Bullen b Cellan Hall 9, 5, 1
Ryan Hubbard b Lucy Bouron 6, 7, 8

Junior Class 6 – 10 Singles
Final
Lawrence John b Neil Innes -13, 3, 2, 4
Semi-Finals
Neil Innes b Conor Gordon -9, 9, -6, 8, 6
Lawrence John b Billy Shilton 5, 12, 4
Quarter-Finals
Neil Innes b Euan McLaughlin 5, 6, 3
Billy Shilton b Alex Bland 5, -9, 6, 10

Junior Class 11 Singles
Final
Ashley Wray b Adam Gittings 8, -11, 6, 9
Semi-Finals
Ashley Wray b Jason Reynolds 10, 9, 4
Adam Gittings b Daniel Williams 14, 5, 8

Mens Class 1 – 2 Singles
Final
Robert Davies b Paul Davies 11, -7, 1, -8, 11
Semi -Finals
Paul Davies b Richard Barton 7, 4, 8
Robert Davies b Oye Jemiyo 7, 4, 5

Male Class 3 Singles Group of 5
Final
Ashley Davis b Jack Pegram 8, -8, 3, 9
Bronze
Roger Hales b Adam Blackbourn 7, 7, 6

Male Class 4 Singles
Final
Mark Palmer b Shaun Newcomb -10, 4, 5, 10
Semi-Finals
Mark Palmer b Cellan Hall 7, 2, 7
Shaun Newcomb b Nicko Anderson 3, 8, 7

Mens Class 5 Singles
Final
Jack Hunter-Spivey b Anthony Evans 6, -11, 6, -7, 3
Semi-Finals
Jack Hunter-Spivey b Ryan Hubbard -6, 7, 5, 3
Anthony Evans b Lee Hamill 8, 6, 7
Quarter-Finals
Ryan Hubbard b Mike Prendergast 4, 0, 5
Anthony Evans b Steve Parry 9, 7, 4

Mens Class 6-7 Singles
Final
Will Bayley b David Wetherill 8, 5, -10, 5
Semi-Finals
Will Bayley b Peter Cameron 8, 5, 7
David Wetherill b Charles Sketchley 5, 5, 2
Quarter-Finals
Will Bayley b Kevin McCormak 3, 5, 4
Peter Cameron b Martin Perry 1, 7, 3
Charles Sketchley b Billy Shilton 9, -5, 9, -9, 9
David Wetherill b Gareth Jones 5, 5, 7
Last 16
Kevin McCormack b Alex Hodgkinson 4, 2, -8, 8
Gareth Jones b Lee Wilkinson 6, 6, -5, 7

Mens Class 8 Singles
Final
Aaron McKibbin b Paul Waumsley 8, 4, 7
Semi-Finals
Aaron McKibbin b Sam Bell 7, 3, 9
Paul Waumsley b Medhi Zarafshani 8, 3, 6
Quarter-Finals
Sam Bell b Conor Gordon 7, 10, -11, 8
Medhi Zarafshani b Philip Sangchin 5, -9, 7, 3

Mens Class 9-10 Singles
Final
Kim Daybell b Ashley Facey-Thompson 3, 5, 9
Semi-Finals
Kim Daybell b Rajan Waterman 7, -9, 5, 4
Ashley Facey-Thompson b Lawrence John 6, 6, 3

Mens Class 11 Singles
Final
Adam Thompson b Simon Green 1, 4, 2
Semi-Finals
Adam Thompson b Patrick Cox 7, 7, 3
Simon Green b Jeffrey Jarvis -11, 4, -11, 10, 8
Quarter-Finals
Adam Thompson b Ashley Wray 5, 0, 4
Patrick Cox b James Hollingworth 4, -7, 2, 6
Simon Green b Peter Millar -9, 9, 6, -4, 8
Jeffrey Jarvis b Jason Reynolds 7, 4, 5
Last 16
Ashley Wray b Brad Firth -9, 2, 5, -9, 8
James Hollingworth b Duncan Feltham 7, 9, -7, -9, 3
Peter Millar b Adam Gittings -9, 5, 1, 10
Jason Reynolds b Daniel Gresty 4, 5, 7

Ladies Class 3-5 Singles
Final
Sara Head b Jane Campbell 9, 8, -5, 8
Semi -Finals
Sara Head b Jennifer Brown 2, 8, 3
Jane Campbell b Hannah Coulthurst 7, 5, 7

Ladies Class 6-7 Singles Group of 3
First Place
Felicity Pickard b Ella Booker 12, 5, -6, -5, 8
Felicity Pickard b Emily Turner 6, 6, 5
Second Place
Ella Booker b Emily Turner 6, 9, 2

Ladies Class 11 Singles
Final
Jacqueline Smith b Jessica Bromley 5, 5, 5
Semi-Finals
Jacqueline Smith b Pamela Lowther 3, 6, 1
Jessica Bromley b Jenny Turner 6, 6, 6

Senior Player of the Tournament
Anthony Evans Wales

Junior Player of the Tournament
Neil Innes Scotland