There were a total of 248 entries in the 2015 Fiji Tattslotto Open Tennis Championships from 27th-31st May at the Sheraton Golf and Racquet Club.
Players from 11 Countries (American Samoa; Australia; New Caledonia; Fiji; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; New Zealand; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Turkey and Vanuatu) took part in 338 matches over the 5 tournament days on the 10 courts.
The Men’s and Women’s Singles heralded two local first-time Champions in William O’ Connell and Annie Shannon with William O’Connell going one better than his runner up position in the 2013 final against Cyril Jacobe
In the Men’s Singles Final US-based coach, William O’ Connell (FIJI) was too strong for his Samoan opponent, Marvin So’onalole (SAM) winning comfortably in a score of 6-4,6-2. The Ladies Open Singles pitted two Fijian players in the final with Annie Shannon (FIJI) defeating Mulan Kamoe (FIJI) 6-4,4-6,6-2
The Men’s and Ladies Doubles were won respectively by Daneric Hazleman (FIJI)/William O’Connell (FIJI) and Victory Leavai (SAM)/Lorraine Banimataku (VAN).
Tennis Fiji 2014 Open-Fiji Tattslotto, Anchorage Beach Resort, Sports World, Fiji Water
After 317 matches in 31 events over 5 days in temperatures continually over 30C, the 107th Tennis Fiji Open, played on both artificial and natural grass, was again an outstanding success with strong overseas participation in the almost record 158 players who entered the event. A group of Vanuatu Junior players, under the guidance of their coach Francis Bryard, came to the event for the very first time as part of the large tennis development programme in Vanuatu. The Tennis Fiji Open is one of the few tennis events globally where Open, Senior Age Group, Social and Junior Events are held simultaneously. Tarani Kamoe (FIJ) emulated the feat she achieved 2 years earlier by winning the Ladies Open Singles beating Lucy Wood (AUS) 62, 64.
Steve Loeffler (AUS) completed the double by winning the Men’s 35 Singles plus also the Men’s Open Singles against Tira Bira (KIR) 61, 60. Perhaps the star of the event and an outstanding future prospect was Clement Mainguy (VAN). Aged only 11 years with a racquet almost the same size as he is, he won the Boys 13 Singles, the Boys 15 Singles and the Boys 15 Doubles and only dropping 1 set in the whole 3 events.
The Tennis Fiji-Jacks of Fiji Tennis Open 2013 concluded over the weekend with 2 players becoming two time Men’s and Ladies Open Champions of the Fiji Open. Cyril Jacobe (VAN) emulated the feat he achieved in 2006 by becoming the Fiji Open 2013 Men’s Singles Champion beating William O’ Connell (FIJ) in the final 6/1, 6/4. Similarly in the Ladies Singles Open, Marcia Tere-Apisah (PNG) repeated what she had achieved in 2009 by beating the defending champion, Tarani Kamoe (FIJ) in 3 sets 4/6, 6/4, 6/2.
There were a total of 314 matches played over 5 days (though one day was washed out by torrential rain so in effect 4 days) at the Denerau Golf and Racket Club comprising a total of 3,712 games. Some intermittent rain, unusual for this time of the year, meant that some matches that were scheduled for the grass court were transferred to the synthetic grass courts at the Nadi Sport’s Centre. This necessitated playing some pro sets to ensure that the event would be completed.
You can click on the following individual draw sheets to view each draw Mens Open Singles; Ladies Open Singles;Mens Open Doubles; Ladies Open Doubles; Mixed Open Doubles; Mens A Singles; Ladies A Singles; Mens A Doubles; Ladies A Doubles; Mixed A Doubles; Mens 35 Singles-Round Robin Group A; Mens 35 Singles-Round Robin Group B; Mens 35 Singles-Finals; Mens 35-45 Doubles; Mixed 35 Doubles; Mens 45 Singles-Round Robin Group A; Mens 45 Singles-Round Robin Group B; Mens 45 Singles-Finals; Ladies 45-50 Singles; Ladies 45 Doubles; Mens 55-65 Singles; Mens 100 Combined Doubles; Ladies 100 Combined Doubles-Round Robin Group A; Ladies 100 Combined Doubles-Round Robin Group B; Ladies 100 Combined Doubles-Finals Play Offs; Mixed 100 Combined Doubles; Mens 120 Combined Doubles; Mens Social Singles; Ladies Social Singles; Mens Social Doubles; Ladies Social Doubles; Mixed Social Doubles; Boys 15 Singles-Round Robin Group A; Boys 15 Singles-Round Robin Group B; Boys 15 Singles-Finals Play Off; Girls 15 Singles Round Robin Group A; Girls 15 Singles Round Robin Group B; Girls 15 Singles Finals Play Offs; Boys 15 Doubles; Boys 12 Singles Round Robin Group A; Boys 12 Singles Round Robin Group B; Boys 12 Singles Finals Play Offs; Boys 12 Doubles
The 106th Fiji Open will be held at the Denerau Golf and Racket Club, Denerau, Fiji from Wednesday 29th May to Sunday 2nd June 2013.
This is one of the few global tennis events where there are Open, Age Group, Social and Junior events held simultaneously in the same Tournament. The events are played on 4 artificial grass and 6 natural grass courts.
The Entry form can be accessed by clicking on the attached link: Fiji Open 2013 Entry Form
The Rules and the daily itinerary can be accessed by clicking on the attached link:Fiji Open 2013 Itinerary and Rules
Any enquires for the 2103 Fiji Open can be direct to the Tournament Director, John Shannon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Fiji Open Singles Winners:
2013 Cyril Jacobe Marcia Tere-Apisah
2012 Mark Shanahan Tarani Kamoe
2011 Muka Godinet Meryl Pydo
2010 Nikolas N’Godrela Anaeve Pain
2009 Nikolas N’Godrela Marcia Tere-Apisah
2008 Mark Shanahan Alice Pigram
2007 Mark Shanahan Jessica Stewart
2006 Cyril Jacobe Maylani Ah Hoy
Fiji Open 2012
The Fiji Open Tennis Tournament was held at the Denarau Golf and Racquets Club on Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji, from 16 to 20 May 2012
There were excellent numbers of participants particularly in the veterans categories.A great time was had by all and every event was completed despite some inclement weather.
Highlight of the tournament was the performance of Fiji 17 year old Tarani Kamoe in winning the open women’s singles. Tarani is the first Fiji woman to take the title in 24 years! Top seed
in the event was Marcia Tere-Apisah from PNG but she was taken out early by New Caledonia’s Assya Trimari in a surprise upset. Trimari came through to the final and faced Kamoe and continued her excellent form by taking the first set 6-4.
However Kamoe then got her game going and took the next two sets 6-3 6-2 to
claim the title. Australian Mark Shanahan dominated the open men’s singles once again, claiming the Men’s Singles title for the 3rd time. However he was pushed very hard in the final by Brandon Vescio. Vescio took the first set in a thrilling tiebreaker before Shanahan wrestled back control of the match taking the next two sets for a 67 62 62 victory.
The tournament was supported by Tourism Fiji, Jacks of Fiji and Air Pacific.