Top teams jockey for position in the Fun-88 sponsored IOM Table Tennis League.
After week two, most teams have changed position at the top! Some amazing performances and some disappointments. This is shaping to be a close season.
League positions after week two;
Division 1 Copy Shop A (15) Travellers A (14) Arbory (9)
Division 2 Copy Shop B (16) Tower B (13) Peel A (12)
Division 3 P I Forward A (19) Travellers D (18) Copy Shop D (14)
Division 4 Ramsey G (14) Peel E (9) Copy Shop F (6)
Tower A (0) Arbory (9)
Arbory score the first division one whitewash in their first match of the season, is this a sign of things to come? Tower A fought hard with some close scores and set wins but the team of Khayee Vinas, John Magnall and Mike Tamarov were just too strong.
Ramsey B (2) Copy Shop A (7)
The scoreline in this match could have easily been different, with two games settled in the fifth and two in the fourth. Ramsey’s Tim Baker and Chris Holmes were able to win one game each. Copy Shop's, Sean Drewry won a hat trick without dropping a set and Paul Corran also won a hat trick, Adam Davies won one game.
Ramsey A (2) Travellers A (7)
A strong performance from a weakened Ramsey A team, Glenn Callow stepped up and gained division one experience. Rhys Yardley in five and Becky Taylor in four won one game each. For Travellers, Scott lewis continues his unbeaten streak, Malcolm Cummings won a hat-trick and Marc Townsend won one game.
Desmonds Douglas (5) Travellers B (5)
Both teams fielded weakened teams for this fixture, Travellers forfeited one player and both teams used one step up player. Desmonds’ Jim Travers won one game and with Russell Kent won the doubles. For Travellers, Mike Dunning won a hat trick with one of his games settled in the fifth and step up player Tommy Cowin won two games to level the scores at a draw.
Ramsey C (2) Peel A (8)
A close fought match with only two games settled in three sets. For Ramsey, Dave Bufton and Adrian Slater won one close game each but they didn’t make it easy for Peel, with all but one game settled in four games and the doubles in five. Stuart Mason and Malcolm Lewis both won hat tricks as well as the doubles, Ken Hegarty won one.
Peel B (3) Tower B (7)
With four of the games settled in the fifth set and three in the fourth, the scoreline could have been different. Peel’s Stuart Perry secured two wins for his team and Matty Evans won one game. Tower’s Simon Radcliffe won a hat trick, Steve Curtis won two and Graham McFarlane one, Steve and Graham paired up to win the doubles.
Travellers C (1) Copy Shop B (9)
Travellers put up some resistance but the experience of Copy Shop was too strong. It was Tommy Cowin who was able to secure one solitary point for travellers, the rest being divied out between Ewan Watterson and Rob Sim who won hat tricks each, Jane Kneale won two and for the doubles Jane and Rob paired up for Copy Shop's nine points and the win.
Ramsey F (4) Copy Shop D (6)
This was a fairly even match and both teams delivered strong performances. For Ramsey, Martyn Howard won a hat trick and Thomas Morris won one game for their four points. Copy Shop’s Sonia Shaw and John Paul both won two games each and also the doubles in a fourth set tie break. Ben Fairfax added one game win to make up their tally to seven points.
Peel C (2) Travellers D (8)
There were strong performances from both teams in this fixture, young William Shooter digging deep to win two games for Ramsey and their only points. Alan Harding won a hat trick for Travellers and also the doubles with Maurice Campbell. Jackie Gill and Rob Wright both won two games each.
Play It Forward B (3) Tower C (7)
The Play It Forward resistance in this match came from Shaun Field who won two games and Gert Van Rooyen who managed to overcome his opponent in the only game that went to five sets. Tower were just too strong and took the remaining games, Barry Jenkins won a hat trick, Mike Chapman won two and Dave Callow won one. Barry and Dave paired up and won the doubles.
Peel D (0) Play It Forward A (10)
Despite Peel’s best efforts, the Play It Forward team were just too strong and won this match in a white wash. The team were Brandon Montgomery, George Tsioutsioulis and Jonathan Broad who stepped up for this fixture. Brandon and George won the doubles.
Desmonds Douglas B (1) Ramsey D (9)
For the new team from Desmonds, the score could have been different with two games settled in the fifth and three in the fourth, Peter Russell was the only player to win one game from this fixture. The Ramsey team has the enthusiasm of brothers Charlie and Glenn Callow, still fresh from their experience in the Guernsey Senior Schools tournament and the experience of Sally Green. Charlie and Glenn both won hat tricks and won the doubles, Sally won two games for their nine points.
Ramsey G (8) Peel E (2)
For this fixture, Peel were not able to field a full team and forfeited three points. Ramsey’s Wilma Dalugdugan won her two games, Francesca Lord won one and their partnership won the doubles. Henry De Silva won one game to make up their eight point tally. For Peel, James Devereau won two games and secured their two points from the fixture.
IOM Junior Development (4) Copy Shop F (6)
A close match which could have gone either way with three games settled in the fifth and three games in the fourth. IOM JD have two new players this season, Miltos Proxatakis who won a hat trick and Ali Ramirez who won one game. For the Copy Shop team, another two new names have joined to benefit from the experience Pat Halliwell brings to the team. Pat and Amit Lanin won two games each, Hugo Perrie won one and the partnership of Amit and Hugo won the double and the six point win.