Superb weekend for SJRS in MAMT 2019
Stanmore Jafferys Racket Sports sent a record contingent of Gentlemen and Boys to Birmingham for the 2019 MAMT competition.
Rackets sports were prominently featured at this year’s MAMT. It was well recognised across the board this weekend that the success of the SJRS Festival of Rackets has helped to spearhead the growth of rackets sports in our community manifested by record entries across all four rackets sports particularly in the boys categories.
More importantly, the quality of performances on display showed a vast improvement from previous years. The Boys have significantly developed their rackets talent and the majority of them participated in badminton, tennis and table tennis.
SJRS enjoyed a sweeping success winning almost every Rackets trophy on offer. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists for an outstanding performance. Full list of SJRS honours is listed below.
Thanks also to all the SJRS coordinators who helped run their sports and a key part of the overall organisation. Thanks to the Boys’ parents who volunteered and provided great encouragement for all the players.
In Adults badminton the Khaku brothers regained their doubles premiership tile and in the singles Murtaza defeated his younger brother Mohamed Jaffer in the finals. In the championship category, Sib Lalji battled to win against a promising young talent Abbas Arif Merali and in the doubles experience won against the youth with Muhammadsadiq Mandan and Rizwan Khimji beating Abbas Arif Merali and Fayaz Kassam.
In Adults Tennis, SJRS Chair Abbasali Merali retained his premiership title with a win against an upcoming youngster Irfaan Kanji and former Kenyan open junior champion Shams Tommy rolled back the year’s to win the championship singles. SJRS deputy Sibtain Allibhai reached the doubles finals with young Qaimali Ravji. In the doubles category SJRS blended youth and adults pairing proved to be a great experience for the boys.
In the Adults Table Tennis Arifali Hirjee and Shiraz Jamal shared the winners mantle and The established pair of Arifali and Mustafa Merali defeated Sibtain Allibhai and Shiraz Jamal in the doubles.
In Adults Squash Nick Wilkinson was a finalist in the Championship category.
Amongst the youth categories, SJRS boys dominated throughout. Some of the boys are becoming established rackets personalities as can be seen from the honours list below and congratulations once again to all the winners and finalists.
The highlights of the boys events were the quality of the matches and the passion shown by the boys. There were some outstanding nail biting finals in each of the racket sports completion.
Overall, a weekend to be proud of for SJRS and a celebration of just how far racket sports have come in our community. Onwards and upwards!
SJRS Honours List
Adults Badminton Premiership Singles
Winner – Murtaza Khaku
R/u – Mohamed Jaffer Khaku
Adults Badminton Premiership Doubles
Winners – Murtaza Khaku and Mohamed Jaffer Khaku
Adults Badminton Championship Singles
Winner – Sibtain Lalji
R/u – Abbas Arif Merali
Adults Badminton Championship Doubles
Winner – Rizwan Khimji and Mohamedsadiq Mandan
R/u – Fayaz Kassam and Abbas Arif Merali
Adults Badminton Championship plate Singles
Winner – Abbas Khaku
Adults Badminton Championship plate Doubles
R/u – Mahmood Massam and Muzaffar Lalji
Adults Premiership Tennis Singles
Winner – Abbasali Merali (Ada)
R/u – Irfaan Kanji
Adult Open Tennis Doubles
R/u – Sibtain Allibhai and Qaimali Ravji
Adults Championship Tennis Singles
Winner – Shams Tommy
Adult Premiership Table Tennis Singles
Winners – Arifali Hirjee and Shiraz Jamal
Adults Premiership Table Tennis Doubles
Winners – Arifali Hirjee and Mustafa Merali
R/u – Shiraz Jamal and Sibtain Allibhai
Adults Championship Squash Singles
R/u – Nick Wilkinson
Boys U16 Badminton Singles
Winner – Qaimali Ravji
R/u – Mohamed Amersi
Boys U16 Badminton Doubles
Winners – Mohamed Abdulla and Ali Nasser
R/u – Qaimali Ravji and Mohamed Zayn Kalyan
Boys U12 Badminton Singles
Winner – Suhail Arif Merali
R/u – Abid Hassan Ravji
Boys U12 Badminton Doubles
Winners – Suhail Arif Merali and Husayn Ismail
R/u – Abid Hassan Ravji and Aqeel Bhimani
Boys U9 Badminton Singles
Winner – Ayaan Ali Kassam
R/u – Aadam Dewji
Boys U9 Badminton Doubles
Winners – Ayaan Ali Kassam and Rayyan Ali Merali
R/u – Abbas Rajvani and Jaabir Merali
Boys U16 Tennis Singles
Winner – Qaimali Ravji
R/u – Mohamed Mehdi Tommy
Boys U16 Tennis Singles Plate
Winners – Mohamed Abbas Jaffer Kassamali
R/u – Sajjad Tommy
Boys U12 Tennis Singles
R/u – Ali Rayhan Merali
Boys U12 Tennis Singles Plate
Winners – Husayn Ismail
R/u – Taha Rashid
Boys U9 Tennis Singles
Winner – Zayn Dharas
R/u – Ammar Hussein Lalji
Boys U9 Tennis Singles Plate
Winners – Ali Nurmohamed
R/u – Zain Alibhai
Boys U16 Table Tennis Singles
R/u – Mohammad Zayn Kalyan
Boys U16 Table Tennis Doubles
Winners – Qaimali Ravji and Mohamed Zayn Kalyan
R/u – Zia Dewji and Husayn Yahya Merali
Boys U12 Table Tennis Singles
Winner – Jabir Dhalla
R/u – Husayn MH Merali
Boys U12 Table Tennis Doubles
Winners – Jabir Dhalla and Husayn MH Merali
R/u – Husayn Ismail and Aqeel Bhimani
Boys U9 Table Tennis Singles
Winner – Zain Dharas
R/u – Abbas Rajvani