2016 17 Week 18 Match Report

Mansfield & District Table Tennis League

2016/17 Winter Season

Week Commencing  9th January 2017

MATCH WEEK 18 Results


Division 1


  1. Jacksdale A beat Snipers A -  10-0 – Zak Melrose

  2. Royals  beat Rangers – 8-2 - P.O.M – Gareth Godber

  3. Zygabyte B beat Jacksdale B  – 6-4 – P.O.M – Kevin Cope


    Jacksdale A started 2017 in fine form beating Snipers A by the maximum 10-0, the game was much tighter than the score suggests with only 2 matches being won 3-0 and 3 matches going to the deciding 5th.

    Malcolm beat Tony in the first 3-1, and then Jim went 2-0 up against Russ Webster comfortably, but Russ’s experience he was able to re-assess and come back to win 3-2, and then Ben took Zak to a 5th also in the 3rd match.

    These games could have gone either way but the momentum was with Jacksdale A and in the end Jacksdale won comfortably 10-0 which moved them to 2nd place in the League.


    Royals remained top with a strong 8-2 victory over the Rangers, Gareth Godber was POM with Ray Rider also getting a full house, the only Blip for the Royals were Kerry Harvey & Simon Chatterton beating Captain Mick Pestka.

    First match saw Andy Thorley take a 2-0 lead over Ray Rider winning both ends 12-10, but managed to compose and took the next 3 to win.

    Simon Chatterton was then involved in all the other 3 games that went to the 5th, he came from 2-1 behind against Mick Pestka winning the last two 14-12 & 12-10. He then let a 2-1 lead slip to Ray Rider losing the last two games both 11-9, then in the doubles partnered by Kerry Harvey lost 11-9 in the 5th, some very close fought games.


    Zygabyte B beat Jacksdale B to claim just their 2nd win of the Campaign, beating them 6-4, with Kev Cope winning all his matches to claim POM, Amber Zygadlo won 2 and they combined in the doubles. John Fordham (2) and Glen Holmes  & Mick Pinegar wins were the 4 for Jacksdale.

    Glyn Payne played up for Zygabyte B and in his first game nearly caused a shock taking a 2-1 lead over John Fordham, but John held out to win the match.

    6 out of the 10 games went to a 5th set decider with Zygabyte B winning 5 of them, just showing how close this match was and how different the score could have been on another day



                                                    P             Pts

    1. Royals                              7              52

    2. Jacksdale A                    6              43

    3. Zygabyte A                     5              42


    Division 2


  1. Marksmen B beat Rebels  – 6-4 - P.O.M – Steve Oravecz

  2. Marksmen A beat Rhinos  – 6-4 - P.O.M – Mark Sansom

  3. Snipers B beat Jacksdale C – 6-4 – P.O.M – Rob Vaughan

  4. Spin Doctors vs Hucknall 50+  – POSTPONED




                                                    P             Pts

    1. Snipers B                         9              58

    2. Rhinos                              9              56

    3. Marksmen A                 9              50



    Marksmen B who won their first game ever in the last match of 2016 , started 2017 in the same vain beating the Rebels 6-4, with Steve Oravecz getting his first POM, Also Richard Cain won all his singles also. The Rebels Trio of Laurence Taylor, Alan Kenyon & Mike Cohen all beat James Owen, with Laurence & Alan also winning the doubles.

    Game of the night was between James and Mike, exchanging games until the 5th decider, which Mike won 11-7.

    This result keeps the Rebels bottom of the league 4 points behind Marksmen B, however they do have a game in hand.


    Marksmen A showed the intent in 2017 by beating 1 of the joint league leaders at the end of 2016 6-4, once again Mark Sansom winning the POM for the 5th time this season and can boast a 90% win record for the season.

    Chris Tilstone beat Graham Smith, and Phil Parkin beat Steve Scott along with a Mark & Chris doubles victory giving the Marksmen a deserved win.

    Only 1 match went the distance on the night, when Chris Tilstone took a 2-1 lead over Richard Robinson , but Richard was able to compose and come back 11-7, 11-4 to take the game.

    This result drops Rhinos down to 2nd with Marksmen A just 6 points behind them, and 8 points from the leaders who they play next week.


    Snipers B stayed on top although they had a very strong test with Jacksdale C , just beating them 6-4.

    Rob Vaughan won his 5th POM, and can boast a 96% win record for the season, with another 3 wins on the night. Backed up with Dean Marsh & Ralph Rodda both beating Alan Lockyear, and Ralph & Rob combing to win a very important doubles match to take the win.

    Angela Brettell & Jonathan Heath both won 2 games for a close fought match.



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