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Essex Junior Closed Results

The Essex Junior Closed was held at BATTS Harlow on Sunday 5 January 2020. By the Closing Date of 10 December there was a doubt that the event would be held but with twenty late entries accepted the event went ahead with 67 entries. The order of play of the events had to be changed from last year with the increased number of girl entrants. The opening events were the Under 11 Open (Boys and Girls), three less than last year, the Under 18 Restricted Boys (two less than last year) and space to squeeze in the Under 15 Girls event, an event that only attracted one entrant last year. These three events could be played at the same time. Basically Groups of three players with the top two going through to the KO stages. This was the first year for many years to hold every event with enough players entered in each event.

 

For the Under 11 Open event there were four Groups with five girls (one girl pulled out that morning with a foot injury) and seven boys. Two girls and two boys were selected as seeds. At the Group stage every seed won their Group and only one match went to a fourth game. In the quarter finals No. 3 equal seed Scarlotte Mills (Sou) had won her first two games 13-11, 11-9 but then lost the next three games 2-11, 3-11,4-11 to Luv Goel (Che). The other three seeds won their matches 3-0. In the semi finals Luv lost to the number two seed Evie Knaapen (Sou) 11-6, 3-11, 11-3, 11-6 but in the other semi there was a titanic battle between number three equal seed Shrinand Vijayakrichnan (Sou) and number 1 seed Charles Donald (Che) in a match that literally went to the wire. Charles eventually won 11-3, 6-11, 11-7, 8-11, 15-13. In the final Charles won 11-9, 11-3, 11-8.

 

 

The Under 18 Boys Restricted event is for players who have never played for the County. There is no seeding so the Groups are luck of the draw as is the KO stage. There were five Groups as against last year’s seven.

Matches in four of the Groups were all won 3-0 and Group 2 was by far the strongest Group. In the opening match Mario Ioakim (Woodford Wells) just got the better of Noah Sage (Bur) 9, -14, 9 ,8 while in his next match he was on the receiving end, losing 9, 8, -11, -8, 8 to Joshua Bickles (Che). The final Group match between Noah and Joshua was even closer with Joshua winning the final two points to win 5, 8, -12, -9, 10. In the quarter finals two matches went the full distance,  Charlie Kauders-Boothby (Sou) overcoming Sudheep Kamma (Che) 5, -7, -5, 8, 6 while clubmates Joshua and Vineeth Kamma met in the bottom half of the draw, Joshua coming back from 2-1 down to win 9, -10, -8, 7, 6. Charlie and Joshua both lost their semi-final matches to the Colchester duo Bright Bedding and Toby McLewin respectively and Toby went on to win the final -9, 5, -8, 8, 7.

 

In the Under 15 Girls event the two seeds, Mabel Shute (Woodford Wells) and Alesha Ellis-Austin (Che) both won their Group matches comfortably. When the other two players in each Group met both matches went the full distance, Rachana Jatla (Mossford) beat Emilie Guilloux (Che) and Daniya Elfallah (Ilford) beat Evie Knaapen. In the final Mabel beat Alesha 7, 7, 6.

 

The next events were the Under 13 Boys and Girls events. Only five boys Groups as against eight Groups last year. For the girls nine entrants this year as against only three last year. Maliha Baig had requested to be allowed to play in the boys events for experience and which would enable other girls the opportunity of winning events. The request was granted. Four of the five seeds won their Group, the fifth seed had withdrawn as he was required to play football. Number 2 seed Joseph Buscombe (Sou) was defeated by Rees Christina (Woodford Wells) -9, -8, 3, 5, 5 in the quarter final and then Rees lost to Maliha 6, 4, -12, 8 in the semi-final. In the other semi top seed James Donald (Che) beat Sudheep 8, 9, 8. The final was a thriller with some terrific high speed rallies keeping the spectators aghast. Maliha eventually won -7, 8, -9, 6, 2.

 

Meanwhile the four seeds in the Under 13 Girls event were winning their Groups at a more leasurely pace and all matches by 3-0 margins. Mabel, Evie and Alesha all won their quarter final matches but Katie Tanner (Sou) lost to Rachana Jatla 3-1. Sister Sarah also lost to Evie 3-1. In the Semi’s Mabel a comfortable 3-0 win over Rachana, but the other Semi went to five games, Evie defeating Alesha -8, 9, 7, -6, 6. Mabel won the final 9, 5, 3.

 

The event with the largest number of entrants was the Under 15 Boys with nine Groups. Here again seven of the nine seeds winning their Groups with the other two withdrawing to play football. Two matches went to a fourth game and two to a fifth game, seed Tobie Zeffie struggling to beat Rees Christina to win his Group. At the quarter final stage top seed Ralph Pattison (BATTS) beat Joshua Bickles 8, 6, -11, 9, Ben Porter (Che) beat Toby Zeffie 11. 8, 8, James Donald beat Rees Christina 7, 3, 3, and Maliha Baig beat Liam Harris 7, 7, 4.

 

 

 

In the semi-finals Ralph beat Ben 5, 8, 5 and in a repeat of the earlier match Maliha again beat James, this time 10, 8, 7. In the final Maliha took the first game 11-7 but lost the next three games 6, 13, 2, that third game being the match decider.

 

There were nine girls in the Under 18 event this year, a major improvement on last year’s two entries. Emily Kidd (Sou) won her Group but Annabel Sweeney (Che) lost to Mabel Shute -10, -5, 9, 8, -7 to finish runner up in her Group  while Nyree Marsh (Che) was taken the full distance by Melinda Abraham Victor (Che) 8, 7, -7, -7, 4 in the last Group match to win the Group. Having beaten Melinda in the quarter final Annabel beat Emily Kidd 6, 6, 9 in the semi to get to the final and meet Nyree who had beaten Mabel 12, 6, 12 in their semi. In the final Nyree won 4, -8, 3, 5.

 

In the Under 18 Girls Restricted there were two Groups and Annabel had to withdraw from the event. Melinda defeated Joanna Gaudini (Sou) 7, 9, 12 to meet Nyree in the final. No marathon this time with Nyree winning 2, 11, 10.

 

The final event of the day was the Under 18 Boys Singles. Same number of Groups as last year. Ray Yan had to withdraw two days before with illness and the remaining seeds all won their Groups.  In the quarter finals number one seed Jaden Aulakh (Fusion) beat Toby Zeffie 9, 10, 11, Jesse Bath (Wanstead) beat Ralph Pattison 9, -5, 10, -8, 9 for a very narrow win, Daniel Zeffie (Sou) beat Toby McLewin (Col) -4, 13, -5, 7, 8 and Daniel Young (Cla) beat Joshua Bickles 6, 1, 6. In the semi finals Jaden beat Jesse -7, 9, 9, 3, and Daniel Zeffie beat Daniel Young 6, -8, 8, -10, 8. Jaden won the final 8, 7, 3 over Daniel Zeffie.

Under 18 Girls Restricted winner Nyree Marsh (left) and runner-up Melinda Abraham Victor (right) with coach Lee Mchugh

Under 18 Girls Restricted winner Nyree Marsh (left) and runner-up Melinda Abraham Victor (right) with coach Lee Mchugh

 

Under 11 Open Event winner and runner up Charles Donald and Evie Knaapen

Under 11 Open Event winner and runner up Charles Donald and Evie Knaapen

Arthur C. Clark

Essex Junior Match Secretary and Tournament Organiser.

 

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Essex girls top the table

The Final round of County Junior Championship Division 1B matches were played at BATTS Harlow on Saturday 9 November 2019. For the first round of matches they had been played at Burgess Hill, Sussex, and at BATTS on 12 October to reduce travelling. Sussex 1 led the southern sub-division with six points from Dorset 1, Sussex 2 and Surrey 2 whilst the northern sub-division comprised Essex 1, Norfolk, Middlesex 1 and 2.

However, on the day before these matches were due to be played Middlesex reported that neither of their teams could field a team so they conceded their matches to Norfolk and Essex 1 leaving just this one match to be played which Essex won 10-0. Junior Division 2C were also playing their first round matches at Burgess Hill and BATTS.

The Essex team for the Final round of matches when all eight teams met at BATTS was Jaden Aulakh (702), Daniel Young (639), Ray Yan (502), Gracie Edwards (730) with Maliha Baig (378) promoted to the first team now that Tiana Dennison was no longer a Junior player, this being the same team as that that beat Norfolk. The current Ranking points of all the players are shown in red where known. After that first round match and the two concessions Essex were equal first with Sussex 1 with Dorset and Norfolk two points behind.

 

The top two teams met in the opening round of matches. Both the two opening matches went the full distance and both finished with 11-5 scores and fluctuating games. Daniel won 4, -9, 5, -7, 5 against Owen Brown (816) while Ray lost to Keigo Burnham (616) 9, -5, 5, -10, -5. Next was the first of the girls matches and these four girls were the top girls on the day.  Gracie quickly accounted for Joelle Bennett (357) 7, 10, 3 while Maliha needed four games to beat Jodie Morris (675) 7, 5, -2, 8 who she had lost to a month or so ago, so a very good win for her. Jaden won both his matches comfortably, both 3-0, against Fraser Kent (837) and Keigo while Ray did just enough to beat Owen 9, 9, 8. Maliha beat Joelle 8, 7, 8 but Gracie had to work really hard to overcome Jodie 9, -13, 7, 10. An unexpected score line win to put Essex two points ahead which could become welcome later on.

 

Surrey 2 were the new opponents who had lost all their matches in the first round of matches at Burgess Hill. It was only when writing this report that I noticed that Surrey had changed four of their team for higher ranked players. Jaden lost to Howard Onweng (801) 9, 9, 7 while on the other table Ray had lost the first game 11-4 to Ojasvii Borah (points not known) but came back strongly to win the next three games 8, 9, 9. Maliha beat Gabriela Lee 3-0 (points not known) but Gracie’s match with Yuvathi Kumar (points not known), the only Surrey player to play in the previous round of matches, went to a fifth game. In that last game Gracie trailed all the way until two consecutive points brought the score to 9-9. After Yuvathi called a time out Gracie had to save a match point but eventually won 10, -7, -9, 9, 11. Meanwhile on the other table Daniel lost to Nahom Goitom (874), the highest ranked boy om the day, 3-1 and then Ray beat Howard 3-1. Maliha’s 3, 7, 6 win over Yuvathi got the team at least a draw but alas the win could not be achieved, Gracie losing to Gabriela 7, 15, -12, 9, Jaden losing the fifth game to Nahom 11-7 and Daniel losing to Ojasvii 11, 13, 6.  With Sussex 1 beating Middlesex 1 6-4 Essex now only had a one point lead.

 

Dorset were a boy and girl player missing so Essex starting the match 4-0 up. Jaden and Maliha soon made that 6-0 with 3-0 wins over Nathan Carlton (345) and Sophie Storey (272) respectively. Daniel then lost to Jamie Blair (856), the second highest ranked boy on the day, 3-1 and Ray beat Nathan 3-1. Jaden then had to play Jamie. He won the first two games 12-10 but Jamie hit back winning the next two games 4 and 7. A good start in the final game and Jaden went on to win it 11-5, a good win. With Gracie a 3-0 win against Sophie a 9-1 win the result.

 

With Sussex 1 winning their match Essex needed a draw to win the Division on Sets difference. Their opponents were Sussex 2 who had won their matches 10-0, 9-1 and 8-2 and if they beat Essex Sussex 1 could win the Division by winning against a Norfolk team who had lost their three previously matches heavily.

 

Not a good start for Essex with both Ray and Daniel each losing 3-1 to Will Mitchell Jamar McGlashan (730) respectively. Along came the cavalry to the rescue with Maliha and Gracie two easy wins against Sasha

 

 

 

O’Halloran (241) and Sacha Ward. Jaden then lost to Martin Kapusta 3-0 but the match of the match was that between Jamar and Ray. Having lost the first two games 9, 6 Ray came back to win the next two games 10 and 9. Behind all the way in the decider Ray arrived 5-10 down. Clawing back those five match points and then another he finally won that game 13-11, a welcome win towards the draw that was needed. Maliha beat Sasha Ward 3, 4, 2 and Gracie won 3-1 against Sacha O’Halloran for the five points Essex wanted. Daniel lost to Martin after leading 2-1 but Jaden finished the day with an 8, 6, 6 win over Will. Essex were champions of the Division and could look forward to promotion to the Premier Division next season. Alas Gracie and Ray will be unable to play for the team as they will no longer Junior players next season. We wish them well in their Senior careers.

 

Including the one match on 12 October  Jaden Aulakh 7 wins out of 10 matches; Daniel Young 4 out of 9; Ray Yan 7 out of 9; Gracie Edwards 8 out of 9; Maliha Baig 9outof 9.

 

FINAL TABLE

P          W         D         L          F          A          Pts

Essex 1                       7          6          1          0          59        11        13

Sussex 1                     7          6          0          1          49        21        12

Sussex 2                     7          4          0          3          44        26          8

Dorset 1                      7          3          2          2          30        36          8

Surrey 2                      7          3          1          5          44        26          7

Norfolk                                    7          2          0          5          26        44          4

Middlesex 1                 7          0          1          6          10        48         1

Middlesex 2                 7          0          1          6            6        52         1

 

 

Arthur C. Clark

Essex Junior Match Secretary

Essex Junior Ranking Lists

 

SEASON 2019/2020 

ESSEX JUNIOR RANKING LIST

UNDER 18 BOYS

1.         JADEN AULAKH (Fusion) 2.         DANIEL YOUNG (Cla) 3..        RAY YAN (BATTS)
4.          JESSE BATH (Fusion) 5.         DANIEL ZEFFIE (Sou) 6.         RALPH PATTISON (BATTS)
7.         OLLIE RAMPTON (Col) 8.          LIAM HARRIS (Cla) 9.         TOBY ZEFFIE (Sou)
10.        THOMAS PAGE (Maldon) 11.        JAMES DONALD (Che) 12.        HARRY BUCKLE (Che)
13.        BRIGHT BEDDING (Col) 14.        CHARLIE CRAIG (Che) 15.        ADNAN RIFAN  (Mossford)
16.        JOSHUA BICKLES (Che) 17.        EWAN HYND (Che) 18         AIDAN NOGUCHI (Che)
19         JOE BUSCOMBE (Sou) 20.        GEORGE DAVIS (Sou) 21.        ADAM ALIBHAI (W. Wells)
22.        AARYAN VATSA (Sou) 23.        ROBERT WOOD (Sou) 24.        SUDHEEP KAMMA (Che)
25.        JOACHIN MAPES (Che) 26.        TOBY McLEWIN (Col) 27.        HARRISON SADLER (Sou)
28.        NOAH SAGE (West Maldon) 29.        MASON MURRAY (Sou) 30.        MARIO IOAKIM (W, Wells)
31.        JAKE NELSON (Sou) 32.        MARC BULL (BATTS) 33.        VINEETH KAMMA (Che)
34.        ELLIOT GARDINER (Che) 35.        JENSON DAVIS (Che) 36.        ELLIOTT GAME (Bra)
37.        LUKE BURRIDGE (Col) 38.        JAMES STEIN (Mossford) 39.        YUVRAT SINGH (Mossford)
40.        MAX SAMUELS (Buttsbury)

UNDER 15 BOYS

1.         RALPH PATTISON (BATTS) 2.         OLLIE RAMPTON (Col) 3.         LIAM HARRIS (Cla)
4.         TOBY ZEFFIE (Sou) 5.         JAMES DONALD (Che) 6.         JOSHUA BICKLES (Che)
7.         EWAN HYND (Che) 8.         JOE BUSCOMBE (Sou) 9.         GEORGE DAVIS (Sou)
10.        ADAM ALIBHAI (W. Wells) 11         AARYAN VATSA (Sou) 12.        ROBERT WOOD (Sou)
13.        SUDHEEP KAMMA (Che) 14.        JOACHIN MAPES (Che) 15.        TOBY McLEWIN (Col)
16.        MASON MURRAY (Sou) 17,        OLIVER CHEUNG (Che) 18.        REES CHRISTEEN (W. Wells)
19.        HARRISON CREAK (Sou) 20.        NOAH UNSTEAD (Sou) 21.        RAJAT SINGH NEGI (Sou)
22.        OLIVER BARRETT (Butts) 23.        JEREMY DAVIES (BATTS) 24,        CHARLES DONALD (Che
25.        ELLIOT GARDINER (Che) 26.        JENSON DAVIS (Che) 27.        JAKE NELSON (Sou)
28.        JAMES STEIN (Mossford) 29.        ALFRED LIM (Col) 30.      MAX HAMILTON BOND (Wickford)
31.        YUVRAJ SINGH  (Mossford) 32.        CHRIS LEE (Col) 33.        ARYAN SHARMA (Moss)
34.        EATHAN WERRY (Sou) 35.        HARRY WATSON (Sou) .
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UNDER 13 BOYS

1.         RALPH PATTISON (BATTS) 2.         JAMES DONALD (Che) 3.         JOE BUSCOMBE (Sou)
4.         GEORGE DAVIS (Sou) 5.         ADAM ALIBHAI (W. Wells) 6.          AARYAN VATSA (Sou)
7.         SUDHEEP KAMMA (Che) 8.         REES CHRISTEEN (W. Wells) 9.         HARRISON CREAK (Sou)
10.        NOAH UNSTEAD (Sou) 11.        RAJAT SINGH NEGI (Sou) 12.        ARYAN SHARMA (Mossford)
13.        OLIVER BARRETT (Butts) 14.        JEREMY DAVIES (BATTS) 15.        MASON MURRAY (Sou)
16.        CHARLES DONALD (Che} 17.        ELLIOT GARDINER (Che) 18.        HARRY WATSON (Sou)
19.        ZACHARY SAMUELS (Butts) 20..       KRZYSZTOF SZEMRO (Col) 21.        HARSHVARDHAN PESHKAR (Col)
 

UNDER 11 BOYS

1.         ADAM ALIBHAI (W. Wells) 2.         CHARLES DONALD (Che) 3          KRZYSZTOF SZEMRO (Col)
4.         HARSHVARDHAN PESHKAR (Col)
   

 

BOYS NOTES

  1. Under 11 Ranking List is based on the results of the Under 13 match results.
  2. Rankings are based on player information up to and including the Assessment Trials.

 


 

 

SEASON 2019/2020

 

ESSEX JUNIOR RANKING LIST

 

UNDER 18 GIRLS

1.         GRACIE EDWARDS (Cla) 2.         MALIHA BAIG (Eastbury) 3.         ALICE COLE (Sou)
4.         EMILY KIDD (Sou) 5.         NYREE MARSH (Che) 6.         ANNABEL SWEENEY (Che)
7.         JOANNA GAUDINI (Sou) 8.         HARLEY WOOD (Cla) 9.         MELINDA ABRAHAM VICTOR (Che)
10.        MABEL SHUTE (W. WELLS) 11.        KATIE TANNER (Sou) 12.        TIFFANY LEE (Col)
     

UNDER 15 GIRLS

1.         MALIHA BAIG (Eastbury) 2.         MABEL SHUTE (W. WELLS) 3.         KATIE TANNER (Sou)
4.         EVIE KNAAPEN (Sou) 5.         ALESHA ELLIS-AUSTIN (Che) 6.          SARAH TANNER (Sou)
7.         OLIVIA LEFF (Mossford) 8.          RACHANA JATLA (Mossford) 9.         LILLY MURRAY (Sou)
10.        LOTTE MILLS (Sou) 11.        ALEXIA MULLANE (Netts) 12.        ADITI SETH (Mossford)
     

UNDER 13 GIRLS

1.         MALIHA BAIG (Eastbury) 2.         MABEL SHUTE (W. WELLS) 3.         KATIE TANNER (Sou)
4.         EVIE KNAAPEN (Sou) 5.         ALESHA ELLIS-AUSTIN (Che) 6.          SARAH TANNER (Sou)
7.         OLIVIA LEFF (Mossford) 8.          RACHANA JATLA (Mossford) 9.         LILLY MURRAY (Sou)
10.        LOTTE MILLS (Sou) 11.        ALEXIA MULLANE (Netts) 12.        ADITI SETH (Mossford)
     

UNDER 11 GIRLS

1.         EVIE KNAAPEN (Sou) 2.         LILLY MURRAY (Sou) 3.         LOTTE MILLS (Sou)
4.          ADITI SETH (Mossford)    

 

 

 

 

SEASON 2019/2020

 

ESSEX JUNIOR RANKING LIST

UNDER 18 BOYS

1.         JADEN AULAKH (Fusion) 2.         DANIEL YOUNG (Cla) 3..        RAY YAN (BATTS)
4.          JESSE BATH (Fusion) 5.         DANIEL ZEFFIE (Sou) 6.         RALPH PATTISON (BATTS)
7.         OLLIE RAMPTON (Col) 8.          LIAM HARRIS (Cla) 9.         TOBY ZEFFIE (Sou)
10.        THOMAS PAGE (Maldon) 11.        JAMES DONALD (Che) 12.        HARRY BUCKLE (Che)
13.        BRIGHT BEDDING (Col) 14.        CHARLIE CRAIG (Che) 15.        ADNAN RIFAN  (Mossford)
16.        JOSHUA BICKLES (Che) 17.        EWAN HYND (Che) 18         AIDAN NOGUCHI (Che)
19         JOE BUSCOMBE (Sou) 20.        GEORGE DAVIS (Sou) 21.        ADAM ALIBHAI (W. Wells)
22.        AARYAN VATSA (Sou) 23.        ROBERT WOOD (Sou) 24.        SUDHEEP KAMMA (Che)
25.        JOACHIN MAPES (Che) 26.        TOBY McLEWIN (Col) 27.        HARRISON SADLER (Sou)
28.        NOAH SAGE (West Maldon) 29.        MASON MURRAY (Sou) 30.        MARIO IOAKIM (W, Wells)
31.        JAKE NELSON (Sou) 32.        MARC BULL (BATTS) 33.        VINEETH KAMMA (Che)
34.        ELLIOT GARDINER (Che) 35.        JENSON DAVIS (Che) 36.        ELLIOTT GAME (Bra)
37.        LUKE BURRIDGE (Col) 38.        JAMES STEIN (Mossford) 39.        YUVRAT SINGH (Mossford)
40.        MAX SAMUELS (Buttsbury)

UNDER 15 BOYS

1.         RALPH PATTISON (BATTS) 2.         OLLIE RAMPTON (Col) 3.         LIAM HARRIS (Cla)
4.         TOBY ZEFFIE (Sou) 5.         JAMES DONALD (Che) 6.         JOSHUA BICKLES (Che)
7.         EWAN HYND (Che) 8.         JOE BUSCOMBE (Sou) 9.         GEORGE DAVIS (Sou)
10.        ADAM ALIBHAI (W. Wells) 11         AARYAN VATSA (Sou) 12.        ROBERT WOOD (Sou)
13.        SUDHEEP KAMMA (Che) 14.        JOACHIN MAPES (Che) 15.        TOBY McLEWIN (Col)
16.        MASON MURRAY (Sou) 17,        OLIVER CHEUNG (Che) 18.        REES CHRISTEEN (W. Wells)
19.        HARRISON CREAK (Sou) 20.        NOAH UNSTEAD (Sou) 21.        RAJAT SINGH NEGI (Sou)
22.        OLIVER BARRETT (Butts) 23.        JEREMY DAVIES (BATTS) 24,        CHARLES DONALD (Che
25.        ELLIOT GARDINER (Che) 26.        JENSON DAVIS (Che) 27.        JAKE NELSON (Sou)
28.        JAMES STEIN (Mossford) 29.        ALFRED LIM (Col) 30.      MAX HAMILTON BOND (Wickford)
31.        YUVRAJ SINGH  (Mossford) 32.        CHRIS LEE (Col) 33.        ARYAN SHARMA (Moss)
34.        EATHAN WERRY (Sou) 35.        HARRY WATSON (Sou) .
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UNDER 13 BOYS

1.         RALPH PATTISON (BATTS) 2.         JAMES DONALD (Che) 3.         JOE BUSCOMBE (Sou)
4.         GEORGE DAVIS (Sou) 5.         ADAM ALIBHAI (W. Wells) 6.          AARYAN VATSA (Sou)
7.         SUDHEEP KAMMA (Che) 8.         REES CHRISTEEN (W. Wells) 9.         HARRISON CREAK (Sou)
10.        NOAH UNSTEAD (Sou) 11.        RAJAT SINGH NEGI (Sou) 12.        ARYAN SHARMA (Mossford)
13.        OLIVER BARRETT (Butts) 14.        JEREMY DAVIES (BATTS) 15.        MASON MURRAY (Sou)
16.        CHARLES DONALD (Che} 17.        ELLIOT GARDINER (Che) 18.        HARRY WATSON (Sou)
19.        ZACHARY SAMUELS (Butts) 20..       KRZYSZTOF SZEMRO (Col) 21.        HARSHVARDHAN PESHKAR (Col)
 

UNDER 11 BOYS

1.         ADAM ALIBHAI (W. Wells) 2.         CHARLES DONALD (Che) 3          KRZYSZTOF SZEMRO (Col)
4.         HARSHVARDHAN PESHKAR (Col)
   

 

BOYS NOTES

  1. Under 11 Ranking List is based on the results of the Under 13 match results.
  2. Rankings are based on player information up to and including the Assessment Trials.

 


 

 

SEASON 2019/2020

 

ESSEX JUNIOR RANKING LIST

 

UNDER 18 GIRLS

1.         GRACIE EDWARDS (Cla) 2.         MALIHA BAIG (Eastbury) 3.         ALICE COLE (Sou)
4.         EMILY KIDD (Sou) 5.         NYREE MARSH (Che) 6.         ANNABEL SWEENEY (Che)
7.         JOANNA GAUDINI (Sou) 8.         HARLEY WOOD (Cla) 9.         MELINDA ABRAHAM VICTOR (Che)
10.        MABEL SHUTE (W. WELLS) 11.        KATIE TANNER (Sou) 12.        TIFFANY LEE (Col)
     

UNDER 15 GIRLS

1.         MALIHA BAIG (Eastbury) 2.         MABEL SHUTE (W. WELLS) 3.         KATIE TANNER (Sou)
4.         EVIE KNAAPEN (Sou) 5.         ALESHA ELLIS-AUSTIN (Che) 6.          SARAH TANNER (Sou)
7.         OLIVIA LEFF (Mossford) 8.          RACHANA JATLA (Mossford) 9.         LILLY MURRAY (Sou)
10.        LOTTE MILLS (Sou) 11.        ALEXIA MULLANE (Netts) 12.        ADITI SETH (Mossford)
     

UNDER 13 GIRLS

1.         MALIHA BAIG (Eastbury) 2.         MABEL SHUTE (W. WELLS) 3.         KATIE TANNER (Sou)
4.         EVIE KNAAPEN (Sou) 5.         ALESHA ELLIS-AUSTIN (Che) 6.          SARAH TANNER (Sou)
7.         OLIVIA LEFF (Mossford) 8.          RACHANA JATLA (Mossford) 9.         LILLY MURRAY (Sou)
10.        LOTTE MILLS (Sou) 11.        ALEXIA MULLANE (Netts) 12.        ADITI SETH (Mossford)
     

UNDER 11 GIRLS

1.         EVIE KNAAPEN (Sou) 2.         LILLY MURRAY (Sou) 3.         LOTTE MILLS (Sou)
4.          ADITI SETH (Mossford)    

 

 

Bronze for Callum

Callum Turner from Hockley TTC managed to bring back a bronze medal from his first venture at the World Transplant Games reaching the semi final in the doubles event and just missing out on an appearance in the final.

In the singles he managed to reach the quarter finals before going out but this was still a considerable achievement as he suffered an injury during the tournament and thanks go to the medical team there who helped him recover  in time to play.

Callum also took part in the badminton event and again came back with a bronze medal in the doubles.

Sad passing of Geoff Newman

Geoff Newman has passed away aged 87 in Broomfield Hospital following a short illness. Father to the ‘Newman boys’ Dave and Steve, Geoff will be fondly remembered by many.

Geoff’s funeral is on the 10th October at Chelmsford Crematorium at 3.30pm followed by a gathering at Drapers Farm clubhouse.

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Gold again for Callum

19 year old Callum Turner from Ashingdon in Essex has repeated his success from 2018 by winning gold again in the British Transplant Games held in Newport, South Wales.

A late starter to playing table tennis he entered last year’s games after playing at College and won the singles event for his age group.

Encouraged by that success he joined his local club Hockley TTC who play in the Southend and District League and played his first season of competitive table tennis this year.

Returning to this year’s Transplant Games to defend his title he won in great style, not losing a set throughout. He now moves on to the World Transplant Games to be held in Newcastle this month, which he qualified for as a result of last year’s victory.

He will play singles and doubles at this event and, not to be content with that, will also take part in the badminton doubles.

Callum’s story is one of victory over adversity. Born with a defective heart he was very ill throughout his childhood until a heart transplant at the age of 15 turned his life around. Now also fitted with a pacemaker he is able to  take part in the sports he loves and his success show his strength and determination to make the most of the opportunity he has now been given.

Hockley TTC, Southend and District Table Tennis League and Essex County have all donated funds to help with his trip to the World Games and wish him the best of luck in his chosen events.

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Sheila Howe

 

Clacton AGM - Sheila with Chairman Peter White and new President Shirley Rowlen

Clacton AGM – Sheila with Chairman Peter White and new President Shirley Rowlen

There was a tinge of sadness at the Clacton and District League’s Annual General Meeting this month when League President Sheila Howe announced she had decided to step down and take a well-deserved rest.

It was sixty years ago – when Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister and premium bonds had just been introduced – that a young Sheila Mills burst on to the North East Essex table tennis scene with victories in the Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles at the 1957 Clacton Closed Championships.

Little did anyone realise that Sheila Howe – as she was to become – would dominate women’s table tennis in Clacton for the next four decades.

In 1960 she won the first of her 19 Ladies Singles titles, the last being in 1999. Together with 20 Ladies Doubles and 14 Mixed Doubles, Sheila chalked up 53 major titles, an unparalleled achievement.

Sheila (Mills - as she then was) and Ray Caley after their Mixed Doubles success at the 1957 Closed Championships

Sheila (Mills – as she then was) and Ray Caley after their Mixed Doubles success at the 1957 Closed Championships

Sheila has always been a popular and well-respected member of the local table tennis community. She continued playing in the League until three years ago and, throughout her playing career, win or lose, it was always with a smile on her face.

It was no surprise that, in 2001, Sheila was made League President and, since then, she has undertaken her duties in a conscientious, dependable and friendly manner. Sheila was made a life member of Essex County TTA in 2006.

Thank you, Sheila, for all you’ve done for the Clacton and District League. You’re a genuine star!

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The Corti Woodcock Award – Paul Davison

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Paul Davison,
A high performance junior who became interested in coaching at the age of 16, helping at various sessions he was attending. He became a qualified coach at the age of 19 in 1996 and then quickly progressed to L3 in 1999 earning in the process the ETTA Young Coach of the Year award. One of the first coaches to do so.
He began his club coaching career at Sudbury TTC and when that venue closed he started a new club, NETTS, in 2000. Initially based at Gosfield School. The club relocated to Earls Colne in 2003 which has been their base ever since.  The club had two simple aims; to help young players to reach their potential and provide a place for senior players to play.  A European style club was envisaged with the aim for lots of players congregating on the same night, possible with a large venue, the club also experimented with different playing formats including an individual league before coming up with successful Top 12 and 2-a-side formats. The clubs most successful season competition wise was in 09/10. In this year they were Senior British League Champions (Division 3 South), Women’s British League Champions (Division 3) and National Cadet League: Eastern Region Champions. They also took the Junior British League title (Girls Division 2 Champions) in the 2002/2003 Season – not bad for a small rural club taking on the city boys!
The Corti Woodcock Award.  -  Corti Woodcock was 5’ 1” in height but was a giant among the pioneers of the sport of Table Tennis.  He was instrumental in promoting and organising the game locally and internationally. The West Essex League, Essex County TTA, The ETTA and the ITTF all owe their first faltering steps to his drive and vision.  He was a winner and a leader.  Corti died in 1958.
To honour his life and perpetuate his memory the County set up a board of Trustees to administer an award given annually in recognition of services to Table Tennis in Essex. It is a unique award in as much it cannot be won, it can only be earned.  During February of each year the General Secretary invites nominations from Leagues and of course nominations can also be made by any two individuals affiliated to the County.  These together with nominations from the previous year are discussed by the board in April.
A quick scan of the internet, what a wonderful device, gives us the following information.
The West Essex League has a Corti Woodcock Cup
The Saint Bride Vase originally presented by C. Corti-Woodcock of the Saint Bride Club in London in 1929 is presented to the Men’s winner of the world championship
We found mention of C. Corti Woodcock as President of the Essex Golf Union
The USA TTA site also mentions C. Corti Woodcock as a former ETTA Chairman.
Chinese web sites once w’d managed to get the translation software to work also made considerable mention of C. Corti-Woodcock.
We have taken this brief time to layout the fact that Corti-Woodcock contact and influence within TT and into other sports goes far beyond Essex.  In effect it makes the award of the Corti-Woodcock Trophy just that bit more special.  It is the county’s most prestigious award. In the past it has been awarded for exceptional actions as well as rewarding long service to our sport.
This year the award is for exceptional work. Paul knew the lighting at NETTS was not good enough to stage quality TT events. So he set about doing something about it. Money was the key and he managed  to extract funding from Table Tennis England, A local Community Grant fund, Eastern Region Table Tennis, Essex County Table Tennis, Braintree Table Tennis League, the Earls Colne Club, NETTS also contributed and ran some fund raising activities. He persuaded some in kind support from De Vere Travel and Richard Edwards & Partners Accounting. Besides doing this he also prepared a detailed Development Plan, needed if you plan to extract funding from Table Tennis England. In total Paul drew in £20,000 of funding for the club. During this time contact was being made with suitable contractors who would quote for new LED lighting. From start to finish the project has taken about 9 months to bring to fruition. Of course now the lights are installed the work is just starting. The next phase of the development plan comes into play. Getting more people playing table tennis, sounds simple but the work will not stop.
So well done to Paul for his efforts in improving and developing NETTS. He is a worthy winner of the Corti Woodcock Award. Paul was presented with his award by Essex County President, Stuart Gibbs.
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Brian Parish

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“The man with the funny shaped bat”         

On the 22nd December 2016 we heard the sad news that Brian had passed away following a short illness. He had celebrated his birthday two days earlier on the 20th.

Brian was a top class table tennis player who represented both Dagenham and Essex as well as running a highly rated table tennis club called Milestone, in the East End of London from which many players benefited and reached a high standard.

I personally first met Brian when I was eight years old when he used to take me to West Ham United along with his close friend Eddie Sawyer and he ensured I was passed down the front to see the match; something I will never forget.

In later years I played against him on a number of occasions in table tennis matches in the East London League and these were all very competitive particularly when I lost to him in the Milestone match room (called the art room) when I was at the peak of my playing days.

In later years Brian ran and helped organise the Dagenham FC Table Tennis Club in the British League and along with Jimmy Cleeves and Peter Cranmer made playing such a special occasion with coaches of supporters travelling to away matches throughout the country.

Brian was an avid supporter of Dagenham and Redbridge FC and attended weekly with his grandchildren and was subsequently made Vice Chairman for his services.

In closing how will I remember Brian? Yes, he was competitive, but along with that came a thoroughly special human being who would always have a smile and would help anyone who asked.

Brian you will be sadly missed by many, many people especially your wonderful family.

Rest in Peace

Stuart Gibbs
PRESIDENT OF ESSEX TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION

Essex Vice-President, Neil Brierley added:-

“Brian was a fine player, who represented the Dagenham League many times during its heyday in the 60s and 70s. The talent pool at the time was very deep and Bob Potton, Les Eadie, Kevin Caldon, Sky Andrew, Dave Randall and Brian Mailey (and countless more) were all competing for places. Brian had a warm and ready smile and friendly handshake and he was truly a gentleman and a very popular guy in the world of Table Tennis. In more recent years, he had moved to Clacton and played in the Local League.”

Brian’s Funeral is this Thursday,12th January – 13.20 at the South Essex Crematorium in Upminster. The address is – Ockendon Road, Corbets Tey, Upminster, RM14 2UY (Telephone Number 01708 434433)

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Lou Hopkins

 

Lou Hopkins wins the Over 70s in 2005 V2

 

We have now been advised of the funeral arrangements for Lou.

Friday 1st July - 11.20 at the Southend Crematorium – family flowers only please but donations would be welcome to the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Service.

There will be a reception at Rayleigh Lodge from 12.30.

It is with great sadness that we heard the news that Southend stalwart for so many years, Lou Hopkins, passed away peacefully last Thursday 2nd June. As soon as we know when the Funeral Service is and the details we will publish here. Our thoughts are with his Family and friends at this sad time.

Lou has been involved with local Southend Table Tennis for over 50 years. He played in local leagues, Southend, Basildon, Chelmsford, Burnham and Brentwood. Always happy, always looking to help out wherever he could.
In Southend, Lou has done several roles for the Committee; running the Summer League for many years, the RoseBowl Competition, Closed Championships and has always looked to help wherever he could. In more recent years, Lou looked after the League’s Finances and always produced immaculate Books.

In his early days, Lou played for ‘Inflight Cleaning’: who were based at Southend Airport, who he also worked for. Later the Club switched to Rawreth where he continued to play for many years, ending up with the RESSC Club.

Lou ran Junior Coaching classes at the Southend Leisure Centre for several years and coached at various schools.

In the 90′s, he, together with Stuart Gibbs, Roy Savill, Paul Reed and Bill Wall, set up Setts in the Basildon League area, which he ran for many years, right up to the more recent months, when ill health got the better of him.

Lou was always a mid Division player, always capable of good wins, never complaining if he lost and always congratulating his opponent if he lost.

Lou was liked wherever he went.

Lou will be much missed by all.