The annual invitation charity event where the top North West league closed champions or players who have won a national title, go head to head to become the ultimate champion, took place last night at Leigh St Georges TT Club in Wigan raising over £1000 in aid of Wigan and Leigh hospice.
Spectators on the night were witness to some top quality matches featuring six of the best North West players:
|Kevin Dolder – Nat. Vetts O40s Winner||Joe Killoran – Ellesmere Port & Chester|
|Pawel Orzechowski – Wigan & Liverpool||Elliot Chan – Bolton|
|Rhys Davies – Liverpool||Peter Flint – Warrington|
The top performance on the night was from Kevin Dolder, displaying some of the form he recently showed to win the National VETTS O40s title, on route to the final he beat Pawel Orzechowski 3-0, Rhys Davies 3-2 and Joe Killoran in the final 4-3.
Results from the group stages:
|Group 1||Group 2|
|Rhys Davies bt Pawel Orzechowski 3-2||Joe Killoran bt Elliot Chan 3-1|
|Kevin Dolder bt Pawel Orzechowski 3-0||Elliot Chan bt Peter Flint 3-0|
|Kevin Dolder bt Rhys Davies 3-2||Joe Killoran bt Peter Flint 3-0|
The event run and organised by Jim Bolton and members of Wigan TTL, was renamed this year in memory of local player Martin Machin who recently passed away at an all too early age. His wife Jackie made a short speech saying how much Martin would have enjoyed the evening and presented the awards on the night.
All the matches from the night can be seen on the Martin Machin Champions Challenge Facebook Page.
Champions Challenge Pantheon
2022 – Kevin Dolder, VETTS O40s Champ wnr – Joe Killoran – Ellesmere Port & Chester ru
2019 – Amirul Hussain Oldham wnr – Rhys Davies, Liverpool ru
2018 – Jack Dempsey, Southport wnr – Ru Pawel Orzechowski, Wigan ru
2017 – Jack Dempsey, Southport wnr – Ru Pawel Orzechowski, Warrington ru
2016 – Amirul Hussain, Bury wnr – Malcolm McEvoy, Wigan & Warrington ru
2015 – Jonathon Taylor, Liverpool wnr – Mick Moir, Bury ru
2014 – Shaun Hall, Mid Cheshire wnr – Malcolm McEvoy, Halton ru
2013 – Kevin Dolder, Ellesmere Port & Chester wnr – Mick Moir, Bury ru
2012 – Thomas Rzeszotko, Liverpool wnr – Mick Moir, Bury ru