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This competition started in 2001 and was played at what was then called The Burroughs Club, Peter Luck-Hille’s wonderful millennium court in London. The inaugural winners were Tim Chisholm and Julian Snow. Since then Tim has been the finalist on three occasions; 2003 playing with Josh Bainton, 2007 playing with Camden Riviere and 2013 again partnered by Camden Riviere.
Steve Virgona has played every World Doubles event and was the finalist with Ruaraidh Gunn in 2001 and in 2003 Steve won the title along with his fellow Australian Rob Fahey. These two have only now in 2015 relinquished the title. It has been quite some run and achievement by them and it will be sometime before such a dominant partnership holds this title as long.
Back though to the new world doubles champions; they have been unbeatable in doubles events entered over the past few years specifically The French and the US Open doubles championships and they are currently the holders jointly of the 2015 US Doubles, 2014 British Doubles, 2014 French Doubles and Camden along with Julian Snow are the current holders of the 2015 Australian Doubles. With the result of this year’s event being won in straight sets 6/3 6/1 6/3 6/4 6/4 (the world doubles final is play over the best of 9 sets) they are the new worthy champions. The next world doubles will be hosted in England in 2017.