Draycott Summer League - Knockout Finals Results

          Singles Handicap Finals held on Thursday 7th August.

          Zhang Guan (8)

                                        Zhang Guan (8)

          Sover Wong (2)

                                                                                   Allan Lumpod (-6)

                                        Allan Lumpod (-6)

                                                                                                                             Theresa Richardson (0)

                                        Theresa Richardson (0)

                                                                                   Theresa Richardson (0)

                                        Brian Canavan (11)

                                                                                                                                                                         Simon Varley (5)

                                        Gary Holyoak (6)

                                                                                   Gary Holyoak (6)

                                        Paul Chadwick (3)

                                                                                                                              Simon Varley (5)

                                        Simon Varley (5)

                                                                                   Simon Varley (5)

                                        Steve Cooper (2)

          Preliminary Match - Zhang Guan v Sover Wong. A hard 3 set match won by Zhang 21/16, 17/21 & 21/11.

          Quarter Finals:-

                    Zhang Guan v Allan Lumpod. Zhang had a 14 point start but Allan won in 2 sets 21/13 & 21/18.

                    Theresa Richardson v Brian Canavan. 2 very hard sets and look at the scores 25/23 & 25/23 !

                    Gary Holyoak v Paul Chadwick. Closely fought 3 set match won by Gary 21/17, 18/21 & 21/18.

                    Simon Varley v Steve Cooper. 2 set match won by Simon 21/19 & 21/12.

          Semi Finals:-

                    Allan Lumpod v Theresa Richardson. Hard fought 3 set match, Theresa won 21/15, 14/21 & 21/17.

                    Gary Holyoak v Simon Varley. 2 sets that were hard fought, Simon the winner 21/18 & 21/19.

          3rd & 4th Play off:-

                    Allan Lumpod v Gary Holyoak. A very entertaining match won by Allan 21/15 & 21/15.

          Final:-

                    Theresa Richardson v Simon Varley. Hard fought 3 setter which Simon won 19/21, 21/17 & 21/17.

          Due to the large ability differential it was decided to have a format of 3 sets up to 21 points with each player starting on their allocated handicap. Several Players handicaps had to be adjusted in the early rounds but towards the end they were very reasonably set which was shown by how close the sets, and consequently, the matches became.

          The League was won by The ENT's whose players where Aubrey Henry, Brian Heffernan, Steve Cooper and Gary Carr. The Runners up where The Sawley Boys whose Players where Ian Perry, Clive Crouch, William Taylor, Scott Spencer with occasional help from Wayne Glossop.

          I must make special mention of The Leftover team whose Players where Geoff Kirk, Jackie Meakin, Melanie Devlin and Dave Taylor who, despite losing every match, kept turning up and playing and towards they end began winning the occasional Game. Melanie and Dave had never played League Table Tennis before so it was a steep and potentially depressing learning curve for them.

Author: via Draycott and Long Eaton Table Tennis Club
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