Table Tennis Report for 10th January 2018.
The second half of the table tennis season got under way at Warden Park on Wednesday 10th of January.
Leaders Hang Em High held to a shock five all draw by Dynamos. For Dynamos Matthew Caddy and Richard Cosens two wins Third player Dennis Hayden still unwell from a bout of flue did well to win one to enable his team to draw. For Hang Em High Michael Bridger starred with a treble Graham Carter won one then combined with Michael Bridger to defeat Dynamos Matthew Caddy and Dennis Hayden in the doubles for the draw.
Ping Panthers move into second place following a 10-0 win over Game Changers.
It was trebles all round for Ping Panthers Lynne Trussell, Alan Stone and junior John Strang with Lynn and Alan winning the doubles.
For Game Changers Angus Ogg, Mike Day and Costas Kyriacou it was a case of competing well for no reward.
Final premier match saw the all junior team Assassins despite defeating Bullets 7-3 drop into third place. The battle for runner up spot in the premier will be a very close with three teams in with a chance. Star player for Assassins was Keigo Burnham winning all three singles then with Ben Worley winning the doubles, Ben Worley with two wins and Charlie Hough with one win completed the 7-3 victory. For Bullets two wins for David Champneys and one win for John Burnham. Former top premier player Stuart Vincent played up from the first division and showed why his team are leading that division by taking a set of Charlie Hough and a set of the number one player in the premier Keigo Burnham.
For premier players it was a little disappointing to find a number of the hall lights were out of action. Hopefully back on soon.
Despite a bye this week leaders St Andrews hold on to the number one spot in this division.
The X Men team of Peter Caddy, Peter Dunsby and Tom Christophersen move into second place with a 6-4 win over Lindfield Thunderbolts.
For X Men two apiece for Peter Caddy and Tom Christophersen with the all important one from Peter Dunsby as Peter and Tom defeated Vincent L’Estrange and Andy Steel in the doubles to win the match.
For Thunderbolts two apiece for Andy Steel and Vincent L’Estrange with third player David Metcalfe surprisingly losing all three singles.
Dark Horses continue to improve with this week defeating Spin Masters 10-0. Trebles all round for Steven Ive, Viv Cole and Ross Knowlson with Viv and Ross winning the doubles.
Spin Masters Tommy Worley, Jim Alum and Claudio Bagaini were not outclassed as the score might suggest.
A close match saw Bashers defeat Paddlers 6-4. It was a usual high spirited match between evenly matched teams. For Bashers a treble from John Bridger supported by two from Oliver Neil and one from Patrick Neil. For Paddlers, two from Phil Harvey and one from Cathy Seiderer with Cathy and Phil defeating the Neil Twins Patrick and Oliver to win the doubles.
Leaders Magiks continue to dominate this division and appear certain to go back up to Division One.
Two of their players Mel Sims and Kevin Deacon recently won the team doubles handicap event held at Warden Park.
This week they defeated Burning Rubber 8-2 for a maximum points win. Trebles for Mel Sims and Kevin Deacon with Tony Turk winning one. An exciting doubles saw Mel Sims and Kevin Deacon winning the doubles 17-15 in the forth set, For Burning Rubber good wins for Steve Lee and Blake Davies over Magiks Tony Turk.
A maximum points hard fought 8-2 win for Pingwins over the junior girls of Swifts. Trebles for Pingwins Adam Wiseman and Paul Lewis with one for Rupert Browning who with Paul Lewis defeated Swifts Alanna Blain and Claudia Hough in the doubles. For the much improving girls of Swifts a win apiece for Alanna Blain and Claudia Hough.
A 7-3 win for Dangermen over the mainly juniors of Cutting Edge. Dangermen were thankful for the Tony Pells and Colin Cooper trebles plus the one win for Ron Bailham. Winners for Cutting Edge were one apiece from David Polhill and nine year old Oscar Wiseman. This pairing defeated Colin Cooper and Ron Bailham in the doubles 11-8 in the fifth set.
The County will be taking note of nine year old Oscar as he continues to improve.
Note to Schools.
West Sussex Schools Table Tennis Association Individual Championships to be held at Warden Park School 31st January.
Ages U11, 13, 15, 19. 10AM until 5PM