Annual Tournament - Finals Night

Brentwood Table Tennis League Annual Tournament

Finals’ Night

Venue

Bluehouse Farm Community Centre, Laindon Link, Laindon, Essex, SS15 5UH

Date / Time

Tuesday 10th May 2016, 7.30 pm onwards.

The venue will be set-up in single table format and there will be ample space and seating for spectators. There is also a licensed bar and drinks are welcome in the hall. No entry charge, no tickets, just turn up, support the players and enjoy a fine night of table tennis.

Order of Play

Approx timing

Event

Competitors

7.40

Under 21s final

Louis Brown (Buttsbury) v Peter Windley (Writtle)

8.00

Under 18s final

Matthew Elliott (Buttsbury) v James Hughes (Buttsbury)

8.20

Open Singles semi-final 1

Keith Adams (B.Sports) v Babul McLeod (B.Sports)

8.40

Open Singles semi-final 2

Reece Seddon (Selex) v Keith Phillips (B.Sports)

9.00

Mixed Doubles final

Linda Attridge & Keith.Adams (B.Sports) v

Debby Auvache & Reece Seddon (B.Sports / Selex)

9.20

Over 60s final

Trevor Carter (Brentwood) v Peter Pond (B.Sports)

9.40

Open Doubles final

Keith Adams (B.Sports) & Babul McLeod (B.Sports) v

Reece Seddon & Paul Brown (Selex)

10.00

Ladies’ final

Linda Attridge (B.Sports) v Debby Auvache (B.Sports)

10.20

Open singles final

Winner Semi-final 1 v Winner Semi-final 2

Finals Night Preview

The evening kicks off with a showcase of the league’s youth;

Firstly the Under 21s final where Louis Brown of Buttsbury faces Peter Windley of Writtle. This promises to be a fascinating encounter, not least because their last game was settled 11-9 in the 5th in their round-robin qualifier group! Louis boasts a fine 81% average in Division One this season whereas Peter has campaigned solidly in the Premier with numerous fine wins.

The Under 18s final is our youngest category and is contested by Matthew Elliott and James Hughes, both of Buttsbury. This match will be an opportunity to showcase the importance of the local coaching set-ups, in this case Buttsbury, and we very much look forward to seeing these players in action. Please come and give your support.

The open singles semi-finals are next, and promise some dynamic action as the top 4 seeds remain. Firstly is a rare contest between premier division champions Billericay Sports “A” teammates Keith Adams and Babul McLeod. Keith is undefeated in Brentwood this year but Babul has also had a great campaign and taken some very significant ‘scalps’ in other leagues. Will he make Keith another? We’ll have to wait and see, but the all-out attacking style of both guarantees a few fireworks whatever the outcome!

The second semi is between Reece Seddon of Selex and Keith Phillips of Sports “A”. Reece has improved greatly under the guidance of coach Ben Warner this year, and with his lightning quick offensive style he will certainly take some stopping. Although Reece won their league encounter earlier this year Keith will not be phased and is renowned as a fiercely competitive tournament player. His unconventional combination bat style with a mix of offense and defense will give Reece lots to deal with; Too tight to call!

The Mixed Doubles final features second seeds and Essex County Veterans’ teammates Linda Attridge & Keith.Adams in a contest against the top seeds; hard-hitting former National Veterans’ Masters champion Debbie Auvache paired with Reece Seddon. Again a very tough game to call; will the top seeds overpower the second or will the more established partnership contain them and prevail?

The Over 60s final is another that features the top two seeds; Trevor Carter (Brentwood) v Peter Pond (Billericay Sports). Trevor has made a welcome return from injury this season and is possibly a slight favourite having won their solitary league encounter this year; however it was far from straightforward and included a 20-18 end so is likely to be very close indeed!

The Open Doubles final is between top seeds Keith Adams  & Babul McLeod (should they still be talking to each other after their earlier singles semi!) and the left-right combination of Paul Brown and Reece Seddon. Expect fireworks, humour and some ‘unusual’ serves – arise Sir Paul! – but don’t expect a prediction from me as this really is too tight to call! Incidently Keith and Babul will be hungry for this title, having narrowly missed out previously (failing to convert match points vs Paul Cuming and Kevin Worthington).

Finally the two “Blue Ribbon” events – don’t leave early as the Ladies’ singles final features top seeds Debby Auvache  and Linda Attridge. These two nationally ranked teammates will be very familiar with each other’s game and if their encounter in the preliminary round-robin is anything to go by, we are in for a hard-hitting treat.

Final event will be the Open singles final, to be contested by the two singles semi-final victors. Whoever they are, a quality game is guaranteed …….

Keith Adams.

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