Mike Taylor wins Crook Tournament
The annual Crook Veterans Open Table Tennis Tournament took place yesterday in the Crook Memorial Hall. 26 players, over the age of 40, from as far afield as the Wirral, got up early to compete in this excellent day long handicap event. Fittingly, the winner was Crook’s very own Mike Taylor. For pictures see - https://www.tabletennis365.com/Kendal/Gallery/639/Crook_Vets_Tournament_2017
Play continued throughout the week in the Kendal & District Table Tennis League and IBIS kept in touch with the leaders Dalton A with a hard fought 6-4 victory over Natland A. Steve Dixon was once again man of the match with 3 comfortable victories in the singles. He was unable to claim a clean sweep, however, when he and James McGrath were defeated 12-10 in the fifth and final game by Roger Pimblett and John Fearon.
In Division 2, Dallam A returned to the top with a comfortable victory over a 2 man Burton C team. Both Matt Neal and Peter Duxbury were unbeaten. Burton C claimed 2 valuable points with victories for both James Burton and Simon Gregory over Thomas Parkinson.
Grayrigg continue to lead the way in Division 3 following a 25-14 victory against Dallam D. Patrick O’Reilly was once again man of the match and Bruce Carnaffin starred for Dallam with 2 wins in the singles.
Over the forthcoming half-term holiday, the League will be running an Open Junior Tournament at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School. The tournament will run from 1-5 on Thursday, February 23rd 2017 and is open to any junior player which would like to participate in a fun afternoon. Please see the League website for details (www.tabletennis365.com/Kendal).