New champions at the National Open Mixed Doubles

News  Tournaments  Womens

Cambridge University
Saturday, 15th June 2024

STOP PRESS 9 pairs contested the Rugby Fives National Open Mixed Doubles Championship on the courts at the Cambridge University Sports Centre. After group matches were completed two tightly contested semi-finals were played, from which Shinan Zhang & Penn Chai emerged to play Camille Beattie & Theo Parker in the final, which Shinan & Penn won. Meanwhile a truncated Plate was contested, from which Martha Nugent & Patrick Harrison emerged victorious.

It is worthy of note that, this season, Shinan has done a Grand Slam of the Doubles championships, winning the Rugby Fives Women’s Doubles and the Winchester Fives Women’s Doubles, both with Helena Tunks, combined with the Rugby Fives Mixed Doubles and the Winchester Fives Mixed Doubles, both with Penn Chai.


Group A: 1st Helena Tunks & Ben Beltrami 88 pts; 2nd Zara Elliot & Gwydion Wiseman 71 pts; 3rd Martha Nugent & Patrick Harrison 70 pts; 4th Savanna Leboff & Lewis Keates 60 pts; 5th Freya Butler & Robert Menhart 28 pts

Group B: 1st Camille Beattie & Theo Parker 61 pts; 2nd Shinan Zhang & Penn Chai 55 pts; 3rd Emily Scoones & Freddie Hammond Giles 45 pts; 4th Lizzie Ware & Ben Yass 13 pts

Semi-finals: Zhang & Chai bt Tunks & Beltrami 16-15, 15-9; Beattie & Parker bt Elliot & Wiseman 14-16, 15-5, 15-11

Final: Zhang & Chai bt Beattie & Parker 15-6, 15-9

Plate: Nugent & Harrison bt Ware & Yass 15-10

The players

The spoils

The Champions Penn & Shinan


Plate winners Martha & Patrick