New champions at the Winchester Fives Mixed Doubles

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Winchester College
Sunday, 12th May 2024

New names on the Paula Smith Trophy:  In the absence of last season’s champions Louise Mathias & Ollie Arnold, Shinan Zhang, the organiser, and fellow Executioner Penn Chai paired up to defeat Derby Moor’s Karen Hird & Lewis Keates in a long and hot day of closely contested Winchester Fives Mixed Doubles involving 9 pairs in all.

Report to follow


Group A
1st Shinan Zhang & Penn Chai 45/45; 2nd Helena Tunks & Steven Coffey 37/45; 3rd Emily Scoones & Abhishek Battacharyra 26/45; 4th Maddi Gibbons & Chris Davey 14/45

Group B
1st Karen Hird & Lewis Keates 60/60; 2nd Phoebe Thornhill & Toby Chan 45/60; 3rd Julie McIntyre & Sebastian Ion 37/60; 4th Lisa Denderuk & Patrick Harrison 41/60; 5th Claire Richards & Quentin Hoad 29 /60

Semi-finals: Zhang & Chai bt Thornhill & Chan 11-1, 11-0; Hird & Keates bt Tunks & Coffey 11-9, 11-1
Final: Shinan Zhang & Penn Chai bt Karen Hird & Lewis Keates 15-11, 15-6

3rd/4th Place: Helena Tunks & Steven Coffey bt Phoebe Thornhill & Toby Chan 11-2, 11-3
Plate: 1st Emily Scoones & Abhishek Bhattacharya 60/60; 2nd Lisa Denderuk & Patrick Harrison 52/60

The Players



The Plate