Press Report Issued 29 April 2018

Maldon - 2018 Chelmsford Ladies Knock Out Cup Champions


Maldon are the 2018 winners of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League Ladies Knock Out Cup Final. Their team of Dawn Baldry, Kelly Yuenyongpknan and Shirley Carroll ran out 5-2 winners against Chelmsford. The big games here were the 5-11, 11-5, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8 win for Dawn Baldry against Jan Fuller and a superb 3-0 victory for Dawn and Kelly against Julie Johnson and Jan Fuller in the middle doubles. Dawn and Kelly barely put a foot wrong as they won 11-9, 11-8, 11-7. Maldon led 4-2 and Kelly Yuenyongpknan sealed their success with a 11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5 win over Jacqui Smith.

The Open KO Cup Final will be between Danbury A and Chelmsford A. Both sides turned in dominant displays in their Semi-Finals. Danbury A (Gary Young, Eric Green and Steve Whiteley) beat Chelmsford B 5-0 whilst Chelmsford A (Eddie Ogbebor), Wal Bada and Ryan Gooday) disposed of Danbury B 5-0.

Chelmsford J and Chelmsford B both won their Quarter Finals in the Handicap KO Cup with something to spare. The Chelmsford J side of Luke Richardson (handicap of 46), Jamie Dowsett (45) and Peter Davenport (43) beat Chelmsford G 5-1. Peter Davenport fashioned the win with an opening game success against John Wickens (handicap of 46) (15-21, 21-15, 21-17) and Luke Richardson completed the task with a 22-20, 21-9 victory against Ian Austin (48). Chelmsford B - Rob Shrimpton (66), Victor Chan (64) and Wiktor Delimat (58) were even more dominant and they raced to a 5-0 win over Writtle Excalibur B.

Division two Champions Writtle Excalibur A were pushed all the way to beat Danbury C 5-4 in the Division two Knock Out Cup Quarter Final. A compelling match could not have been closer and the Writtle pairing of Matthew Brown and Peter Layzell finally secured victory 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10 in the deciding doubles against Sam Lowman and George Ashley. Sam Lowman impressed here for the losers. He scored two fine wins, downing the challenges of Matthew Brown (11-3, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4) and Lee McHugh (12-10, 11-6, 3-11, 12-10). He looks worthy of a first division place on that form. Hatfield Peverel A also won 5-4, defeating Maldon A . This time it was Gary Ward and John Parodi who came good in the final doubles defeating Steve Scholz and Dawn Baldry 11-7, 9-11, 11-6, 12-10. Ciaran Whelan gave every indication that he too could hold his own in division one. He powered to a 12-10, 11-8, 11-6 win over John Gagg and an even better 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 win over Gary Ward. John Parodi made his mark with a very hard fought 11-9, 11-13, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9 win against Steve Scholz. Danbury A (Neil Want, Glen Laing and Tony Forster) ran out 5-2 winners against Danbury B. Tony Forster made his mark with a fine 16-14, 11-1, 11-7 success against Steve Buer. OCs B have finished the season strongly. Their good run continued as they beat Chelmsford B 5-3. Kevin Worthington was their match-winner. He beat Ali Piper (11-7, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4) and Michael Johnston (11-7, 11-4, 4-11, 11-7) and he shared in a really hard-fought doubles success. Worthington and Steve Northcott finally disposed of Michael Johnston and Ali Piper 12-14, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10.

Writtle Excalibur A, Danbury A and OCs A all progressed to the Semi-Finals in the Division three Knock Out Cup. Writtle A (Phil Smith, Louis Brown and Rod Maclennan) ran out 5-3 winners against Hatfield Peverel A. Dave Fiddeman scored a fine 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8 victory over Phi Smith but it was Smith who played a very significant role in deciding the match. Smith powered to a 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 victory against Neil Freeman to secure the Writtle victory. Danbury A ran out 7-2 winners against Chelmsford A. Ken Sheard struck an early blow for Danbury by beating Gordon Fairchild 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 whilst Gordon Gatheral made his mark by defeating Dave Parker 11-2, 9-11, 11-8, 11-5. OCs A are also through to the next round. It was Mick Richardson, David Porter and Mick Hayes who beat Danbury B 5-2. David Porter clinched the victory with a 11-3, 11-2, 9-11, 11-7 win over John Robinson.

In the Division four Knock Out Cup Danbury A won’t be repeating their success in winning the League. They lost 5-4 to Danbury C. Nicky Reece-Ford won twice for Danbury A but it wasn’t enough. Dave Hancox and Allan Steel took control in the deciding doubles to beat Norman Smith and Ivan Chaplin 11-3, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5 and secure victory. OCs A were more straight forward winners. Bob Francis, Adam Yardley and David Newman ran out 5-0 winners against OCs C. Adam Yardley beat Tanishq Kotwal 11-9, 12-10, 11-9 in the closest singles encounter of the match. Writtle Excalibur a trailed 2-1 against OCs B but eventually won 5-3. Farooq Ahmed beat Dave Moles 11-2, 11-7, 14-15, 4-11, 12-10 but Moles had the final say in deciding the outcome of the match. Dave Moles beat Russell Hall 11-2, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6 to secure the Writtle win. Danbury C played their Semi-Final against their B team and the same side - Dave Hancox, Eamonn Hall and Allan Steel duly beat Danbury B 5-2 to make it through to the Final. Eamonn Hall secured their victory by getting the better of Brian Ellis 11-1, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9 whilst Allan Steel won twice. He beat Brian Ellis 9-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-4 and Richard Allen 11-4, 11-5, 11-9.

Chelmsford A (Dusan Doszkoty, John Wickins and Harry Buckle) advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Division five Knock Out Cup. They beat OCs A 5-2. Stuart Wintle was on target for the OCs team with a 11-4, 11-1, 10-12, 12-10 win over John Wickins. However, it was League Stalwart Wickins who eventually clinched the Chelmsford victory by beating Suzanne Shaw 14-12, 11-9, 11-7.

Liberal A and OCs A completed their fixtures in Division one with Liberal winning 8-2. Gary Cattermole was unbeaten for Liberal which include a four game win over Terry Dowsett but Dowsett made his mark with two last gasp wins. Good ones as well. He beat Dave Cole 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7,14-12 and 2018 M&G Investments Chelmsford Ladies Singles Champion Gracie Edwards 12-10, 11-13, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9.

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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Press Report Issued 15 April 2018

Writtle Excalibur A make it 15 wins for the Season

Division two Champions Writtle Excalibur A completed their programme with a 6-4 victory over Danbury B, their fifteenth win of the Season . What appears to have been on paper a routine win was anything but. Writtle surged into a 6-0 lead but inexplicably lost the last four games. Graham Briggs made his mark with a 12-10, 5-11, 11-5, 11-4 win over Matthew Brown and David Gatheral defeated Ryan Pitt 5-11, 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7. With Danbury now on a roll Neil Want secured a fine 9-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9 victory over M&G Investments Chelmsford Championships Division two Singles Champion Lee McHugh. Danbury B did better against OCs C and won 6-4. Neil Want and Tony Forster picked up doubles for Danbury whilst Peter Windley and Ashton Parker both won twice for OCs. Danbury B were involved in another 6-4 result, this time a defeat against their D side. Simon Lowman won his three singles for Danbury D downing the challenges of Neil Want (10-12, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7), Glen Laing (11-4, 13-11, 14-12) and Tony Forster (11-13, 11-9, 3-11, 11-3, 11-6). Simon Lowman was also unbeaten in Danbury D’s 6-4 win over Liberal C. Robin Armstrong won twice for the Liberal side which included a last gasp 8-11, 11-9, 11-8,7-11, 11-9 victory over Dan Anderson. Danbury C completed their Season with a 7-3 win over Chelmsford C. Chris Buer and Ian Whiteside both “signed off for the Summer” in style by bagging hat-tricks. Chris Buer had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Alastair Piper where he pulled through 11-8, 8-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9.

Danbury A completed their Season with an 8-2 win over second placed Chelmsford A in the first division. Eric Green and Dave Richardson were both undefeated for Danbury whilst Paul Nicol impressed for the Chelmsford side. Nicol beat Steve Whiteley 11-8, 11-9, 1-11, 12-10.

Division three Champions Maldon B made it 17 wins out of 18 by beating Danbury E 6-4. Ciaran Whelan with a record of 87 % for the Season was again undefeated whilst Hamish Innes (who also has an 87 % record having played fewer games ) won twice. Innes missed out against David Gatheral 9-11, 8-11, 8-11. Maldon C completed their programme with a 6-4 win over Chelmsford E, good going as all of their players lost to Keith Martin. With a record of 71 % Martin is another player who has had an excellent Season. Danbury F, relegated with the relatively high total of 56 points signed off with a win, an excellent 7-3 victory over Danbury E. Dave Marsh and Nicky Reece Ford both scored hat-tricks with Danbury F winning four of the five games that were decided in the fifth end. Nicky Reece Ford beat Tim Pulham (8-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-13, 11-9) and Gordon Gatheral (11-9, 4-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9).

Danbury G have taken the division four title by 11 points from OCs E. Nicky Reece-Ford (81 % ) has led the way but this week it was Maurice Hardy (67 %) who starred with three wins as they beat Maldon D 6-4. Hardy completed his hat-trick with a hard-fought 7-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 win over Mervyn Perriman. Shirley Carroll excelled for the losers winning twice which included a superb 11-9, 11-5, 11-2 victory over Nicky Reece-Ford. With Dave Moles staying undefeated Writtle Excalibur C ran out 7-3 winners over Danbury K whilst Alan Steel and Dave Hancox both scored hat-tricks as Danbury J beat Danbury K 8-2. By a quirk of the fixtures Danbury J had to play Danbury K again a week later and this time a Danbury J side of Scott Perry, Eamon Hall and Dave Hancox won 10-0. Eamon Hall had to work hard to beat Denis Balic 11-6, 11-5, 10-12, 9-11, 11-6. Writtle Excalibur D have only won four games although they have still scored a very creditable total of 72 points. They secured their fourth win of the Season by beating Danbury K 6-4. Frank Neill was undefeated.

In the Handicap Knock Out Cup Danbury D ran out 5-3 winners over OCs C. Ben Porter (playing off a perhaps slightly generous Handicap of 43) was clearly the difference between the two sides as he beat Chris Jacob (70) 21-17, 21-12, Tom Barker (61) 21-7, 21-7 and Peter Windley (66) 21-17, 21-7. A very impressive performance indeed. Hatfield Peverel A (wily campaigners in Handicap Cup Competitions) are also through to the next round. They beat Maldon A 5-2. John Parodi (64) won twice defeating Denis Crapnell (48) 21-14 21-14 and Ross Wheeler (48) 21-19, 21-19. The game between Gary Ward (68) and Mervyn Perriman (59) went all the way “to the wire” with Perriman finally clinching it 17-21, 21-12, 24-22.

Chelmsford D (Richard Gardiner, Adi Kamma and Jamie Dowsett) were 6-2 winners in the Division five Knock Out Cup over Danbury A. Adi Kamma had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Alex Porter 10-12, 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9.

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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Press Report Issued 2 April 2018

Maldon A - runaway winners of Chelmsford first division

Maldon A have retained their title in the first division title of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. They achieved the feat in style by notching up their twelfth and thirteenth wins of the season. Trevor Lloyd (95%), Alex Abbott (90%),  John Poysden (77%) and Colin Stalllwood (83%) all played their part in a campaign where it was clear from the outset that Maldon were the team to beat. Alex Abbott and Trevor Lloyd were both undefeated as they beat Liberal B 9-1. Trevor Lloyd avenged his first half defeat against Paul Davison - just. Lloyd prevailed this time 7-11, 13-11, 8-11, 11-7, 12-10. Davison was on target for the losers with a quick-fire win over John Poysden (11-2, 11-5, 11-6). Abbott and Poysden were also undefeated as Maldon A beat third-placed Danbury A 9-1. Dave Richardson excelled for the Danbury side here by beating John Poysden 13-11, 11-8, 11-13, 6-11, 11-7. Chelmsford A have finished as runners-up. Eddie Ogbebor and Wale Bada were both unbeaten in their 7-3 win over Galleywood A. Eddie Ogbebor with 81 % and Wale Bade with 77 % both played very consistently over the course of the Season.

Writtle Excalibur A are division two Champions. Congratulations are extended to Ryan Pitt (66 %), Matthew Brown (82 %), Lee McHugh (91 %) and Richard Storey (53 %). They should do pretty well in the first division next year. In their match against second-placed Chelmsford A it was Writtle who called the shots and they won 8-2. McHugh and Matthew Brown were both undefeated whilst Ryan Pitt won twice, only missing out against Robert Shrimpton in four ends (8-11, 6-11, 11-8, 5-11). Writtle Excalibur A also beat a strong Liberal C side 7-3. Matthew Brown and Lee McHugh were both unbeaten with Brown doing well to get the better of Adrian Pitt 9-11, 11-4, 11-1, 6-11, 11-9 in the closest game of the night. Chelmsford B consolidated second place with a 6-4 win over third placed Hatfield Peverel A. Good going as none of the Chelmsford players were able to get the better of Gary Ward. Rob Shrimpton, Simon Jarvis and Victor Chan all win twice to give the Chelmsford side the edge. Hatfield Peverel A were also involved in what must be the most surprising result of the week. They were on the wrong end of a 9-1 defeat against OCs B. In recent weeks OCs B have shown a marked up turn in form and they “hit the jackpot” here with a superb 9-1 win. Steve Northcott and Kevin Worthington both bagged hat-tricks and Trevor Carter won twice. The hard-hitting Steve Northcott completed his trio of wins with an emphatic 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-1 success against Gary Ward. The match between Danbury C and Danbury B finished tied at 5-5. Chris Buer won his three singles for Danbury C and this included a 3-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8 win over Glen Laing - the best of the Danbury B players. Liberal C impressed in beating Chelmsford C 8-2. Andy Huckson and Adrian Pitt both bagged hat-tricks. Huckson had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Julie Johnson 8-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9, 11-9. Danbury D complete what was a large set of results for this division with a 6-4 victory over Danbury C. Sam Lowman led the way with a very good hat-trick of wins which included a last gasp 11-9, 11-2, 9-11, 9-11, 12-10 victory over Chris Buer. Lowman also defeated Daniel Young 11-5, 11-9, 11-8.

Chelmsford D completed their season with a fine 6-4 win over Hatfield Peverel B in division three. Keith Martin won his three singles whilst Richard Baxter chipped in with two wins. Baxter’s two wins included a fine 11-4, 11-8, 15-13 victory over Neil Freeman. OCs D were 6-4 winners against Maldon C. No one player stayed undefeated although Mick Richardson and David Porter (OCs) and Tom Elder (Maldon) all won twice. Adam Yardley was involved in two very tight five-enders. He missed out against Brian Riedling (4-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-9, 11-13) but he came up trumps against Tom Elder (4-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9).

Danbury G with an impressive 14 wins out of 17 matches are the division four Champions. Nicky Reece-Ford (82 %) held this team together and he received solid support from fellow League stalwarts - Mo Hardy (65 %), Norman Smith (55 %) and Ivan Chaplin (40 %). They beat Maldon D 6-4. Mervyn Perriman (with a record of 81 %), another player who has enjoyed a great Season won his three singles for the Maldon side. Perriman eased past Nicky Reece-Ford 11-8, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5. “Perfect records” are pretty rare in the Chelmsford League but few people will be surprised that Terry Dowsett finished the Season with a 100 % record (47 wins out of 47). His trio of wins enabled OCs F to beat OCs G 6-4. Dowsett showed some of the ability that has taken him to the Chelmsford League Mens Singles Final (as well as to six Mens Singles victories in the Braintree League) as he downed the challenges of David Bishop (11-8, 11-4, 11-7), James Mitty (11-2, 11-5, 11-5) and Tanishq Kotwal (11-6, 11-4, 11-5). Writtle Excalibur C and Danbury H fought out a well contested 5-5 draw. Danbury H will probably consider that they came out of the match with the better result as they won the three five setters. Scott Perry beat Alan Offord 2-11, 11-5, 10-12, 11-8, 11-6 whilst Perry and Dave Powell won the doubles (against Malcolm Storey and Alan Offord) 6-11, 11-6, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9 and Dave Goody beat the luckless Alan Offord 5-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-3. Nat Ravlic was undefeated as OCs E beat Writtle Excalibur D 8-2. Brian Steward won twice for the Writtle side although he missed out against Ravlic 3-11, 13-11, 1-11, 7-11.

There was a seemingly surprising defeat for second-placed Highwood B in division five and their 7-3 setback against Chelmsford H means that they might well be overhauled by Chelmsford G who only trail them by one point but have a match in hand. Dusan Doszkoty led the way with three wins for the Chelmsford side whilst Jacqui Smith and Ben Jackson both won twice. Jacqui Smith scored a fine 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6 victory against Nicola Pippen whilst Ben Jackson also beat Nicola. His win was by a last gasp 11-4, 9-11, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11 margin. Highwood B did better against Galleywood B and won 6-4. Melanie Bonnett, Keith Fitz-John and Nicola Pippen all won twice. Perhaps the most eye-catching win here was the hard-fought 11-5, 12-10, 5-11, 9-11, 11-9 win for Keith Fitz-John against Mark Glenister. The match between OCs H and Chelmsford J finished tied at 5-5. Stuart Wintle and Harry Rogers won twice for the OCs side whilst Richard Gardiner picked up a hat-trick for Chelmsford J.

There were 3-2 wins for Buttsbury Bears and Danbury Dragons in division 2A of the CLICK League. Tom Picton and James Hughes both won once against the leaders Galleywood Eagles although neither of them were able to beat Aidan Noguchi. Ewan Hynd (Danbury Dragons) won his two singles against Galleywood Hawks and a "share" in a doubles success with Ben Porter gave them the victory. Hynd and Porter beat Charlie Craig and Vineeth Kamma by a nerve-tingling 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 13-11 margin. Galleywood Eagles returned to winning ways against Danbury Dragons with their leading player - Aidan Noguchi (94 %) / 15 wins out of 16 winning twice to lead them to a 4-1 victory. Noguchi beat Conor Hall 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-3 and Ben Porter 11-4, 13-11, 11-7.

Black Notley Buccaneers (with 30 points out of 40) lead the way in division 2B of the CLICK League. They beat Buttsbury Beavers 3-2, good going as neither Jonny Evans or Elliot Game were able to beat Alex Headley. In the closest game of the night Alex Headley defeated Jonny Evans 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8. Buccaneers also made no mistake in beating Chelmsford Leopards 5-0. Elliot Game and Jonny Evans completed the “whitewash”. There was a 4-1 win for Buttsbury Bulldogs against Buttsbury Beavers with James Green leading the way with two wins. He beat Ben Brown (8-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-6, 11-7) and Daven Muldal (11-6, 11-5, 13-11).

Results went pretty much to form in division 2C of the CLICK League. Second placed Buttsbury Badgers beat Black Notley Barracudas 4-1. Ben Brown won twice to give Buttsbury Badgers the ascendancy. He beat Nicholas Grice 12-10, 13-11, 11-8 and Patrick Sweeney in a really hotly contested encounter 7-11, 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10. Buttsbury Beavers (Aidan Tucker and Oscar Hutt) ran out 5-0 winners against Chelmsford Wildcats and the Wildcats were also on the wrong end of a 5-0 defeat against Chelmsford Pumas (Joachin Mapes and Ned Ryder).

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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