Richards Hogg Lindley (Hellas) Ltd. (www.rhlg.com) and The Standard Club
(www.standard-club.com) held their annual tennis tournament for clients and friends for the
fourth consecutive year.
“The Greek Shipping Open” is an annual tennis tournament organised under the umbrella of Charles Taylor Group (www.ctplc.com) exclusively for shipping executives and this year featured Gentlemen’s singles, Gentlemen’s singles (40+), Ladies’ singles, Mixed-doubles and Gentlemen’s doubles matches. Organised by Maria Mavroudi of Charles Taylor, the
competition hosted 109 participants representing 64 different companies from the Greek shipping community.
The finals were held on the evening of 22 May, allowing a few days for the finalists to rest
and prepare for the final games. In the gentlemen’s finals, we watched Apostolos Kaltis
(Gleamray Maritime Inc.) prevail over Thassos Papouis (Allied Shipbroking Inc.), and in the
40+ category, Jens Storm (Capital Ship Management Corp.) prevailed over Nick
Sakellaridis (Enterprises Shipping & Trading). The ladies final was won by Vera Popova of
Roswell Navigation Corp. over Elpida Skoufalos representing Union Commercial Inc.
In the mixed-doubles, the winning couple was Aristides J. Pittas (Euroseas Ltd.) / Elpida
Skoufalos (Union Commercial Inc.), who played against Jens and Trine Storm (Capital Ship
Management Corp.). The gentlemen’s doubles was won by Thassos Papouis and Nikos
Klonizakis (Hellenic Seaways) over Alexandros Iosifidis (Intermodal Shipbrokers Co.) and
Christos Lalas (Equinox Maritime Ltd.).
David Marock, CEO of Charles Taylor, awarded the trophies to the winners and thanked all
the players for participating. David commented:
“The Greek Shipping Open has quickly made its mark as one of the key dates in the Greek
shipping calendar. Yet again we saw a tremendous standard of tennis in all the
competitions and I would like to congratulate the winners on their achievement.”
Andrew Paton, Managing Director of Richards Hogg Lindley, and Philip Stephenson,
Regional Claims Director of The Standard Club, thanked everyone for supporting the event
and having the opportunity to meet so many shipping colleagues. Celebrations continued
with a reception for all players and non-players.
The tournament proved to be a great success with the Greek Shipping community
embracing the event with enthusiasm and spirit. The participants were satisfied with the
excellent organization and the relaxing atmosphere that prevailed throughout the
During the tournament, the spectators donated €1, 851 to support the “The Ark of the
World”, an association supporting abandoned children. Mrs Marigianna Tagari was present
to receive the money collected.
By popular demand, Charles Taylor committed to hosting again the tennis tournament in
About Charles Taylor plc (www.ctplc.com)
Charles Taylor plc is a leading provider of professional services to clients across the global
insurance market. The Group has been providing services since 1885 and today employs
over 1, 000 staff in 60 offices spread across 25 countries in the UK, the Americas, Asia
Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
The Group offers services, principally on a fee-based model and operates through three
businesses – Management, Adjusting and Insurance Support Services. It also own insurers
Charles Taylor’s vision is to become the professional services provider of choice to the
global insurance market.
About The Standard Club (www.standard-club.com
The Standard Club is a mutual insurance association and is a member of the International
Group of P&I Clubs. The Standard Club insures 131m gt of shipping and has an S&P A
rating and is managed by Charles Taylor plc group companies.
About Richards Hogg Lindley (www.rhlg.com)
Richards Hogg Lindley (RHL) is a member of the Charles Taylor group of companies. It is a
leading provider of independent marine claims advice on coverage and quantum issues. As
a global average adjuster, it is able to handle complex hull and machinery cases, shipyard
losses, loss of hire claims and the largest general average losses. RHL’s worldwide team
includes more Fellows of the Association of Average Adjusters than any other business.