Rose Bowl

Kate Hughes and Helen Turner teamed up superbly to gain third place for Birmingham in the Rose Bowl, the national women’s team competition.
 The Brum duo started with a 4-1 defeat to eventual winners Hastings, with only Hughes registering a victory with  an excellent 11-4, 11-6, 11-9 success over Lisa Standen.
 Chester were hammered 5-0 by the duo, as Hughes and Turner simply cruised through against Suzanne Burgess and Helena Dennett.
 Birmingham then faced Guildford in the 3/4 play-off position and Turner gave them a magnificent start allowing Sally Cimiotti just 15 points in a one sided encounter.
 Sarah Horsnell levelled the match with a four game win over Hughes, before the Birmingham pair teamed up for a crucial doubles victory over Cimiotti/Horsnell.
 The Hughes/Turner partnership won the first two games 11-9, 11-4, but their oppoents won a pulsating third game 15-13 before the Birmingham duo won easily 11-2 in the fourth.
 Hughes then clinched third spot for the city with a win against Cimiotti in a tense clash, which Hughes edged 13-11 in the fourth.

Colebridge Aces are leading the way in Division One of the Summer League, with Hughes going for more glory in this competition alongside Amann Ubhi and Rajinder Davsi.

Colebridge Braves are dominating Division Two, with Lee Holtham showing he is too good for this section having just one loss so far.  Dean Hicks and Mike Evetts are also well up the individual list in the section for the Braves.

Birmingham will remain full of table tennis tables for the next four weeks as the pingbrum project is now in full swing after the launch last Friday.
Check out the website for a full list of events, table sites and other information.


Author: via Birmingham & District Table Tennis Association
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