I hold a team tourney where the women play agains the men. I give odds ( extra points) to the women and master players as it was obvious the first year that the women players could not compete on the same level as the men. I had two of the best womens doubles players in Canada (Cloutier and Drackett) winning the B event in men's doubles. They lost to me and my partner in second round. Skill wise there were our equal ( my case they were superior) - power wise the couldn't keep up. A few years ago I played the #3 women's singles player in Canada and damn near beat her - At the time I was a lumbering upper B singles player. Skill wise , she had me cold, but I kept her pinned at the back and she didn't have the power to put it past me. I'm all for having an "open" event. It's part of the reason why I did my tourney that way, but the results over the past 4 years make a pretty clear statement that male players have edge beacuse of, IMO, strength.